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File #: Ord 23-63    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/20/2023
Title: Amending Chapter 51 of the Administrative Code, titled Disposition of City Property.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker, Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. John Mannillo document submitted during public hearing
Amending Chapter 51 of the Administrative Code, titled Disposition of City Property.

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul’s long-standing Disposition of City Property ordinance offers guidance to city officials on the sale and conveyance of city property when it is no longer required to support or facilitate the provision of services to city residents; and

WHEREAS, the ordinance provides various methods to dispose of city property, depending on the needs and interests of both the city and the purchasers of city property; and

WHEREAS, in recent years city staff and officials have determined that the ordinance does not always provide an appropriate, simple, and efficient disposition method to meet all parties’ needs and interests; and

WHEREAS, particularly, a new method of disposition is needed to allow for a direct sale of remnant city property to contiguous property owners; and

WHEREAS, additionally, there is need to clarify, simplify, and update ordinance language to make the disposition of city property processes easier to understand and comply with; and

WHEREAS, there is need to retain certain existing ordinance language that requires a thorough presentation of facts and encourages sound decision-making, while protecting the interests and desires of the city and the purchasers of city property, and ensures transparency and fairness in the disposition process; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:


Chapter 51.01 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 51.01. - Authority and procedure.
Whenever the duly authorized head of any department may deem it for the best interests of the city to dispose of any real property belonging to or under the control of his department, said officer shall prepare or cause to be prepared a report to the council of said city fully describing the real property to be disposed of and the reasons why the d...

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