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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/18/2018 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Budget Amendment Public Hearings and Legislative Hearing items at 3:30 p.m. Public Hearings at 5:30 p.m.
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AO 18-37 11 Administrative OrderAmending the Public Works General Fund Bridge Maintenance spending budget to allow for the purchase of a multifunctional system vehicle for cleaning and maintenance of bridges.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1097 12Budget Amendment related to the 2018 Margaret Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement ProjectResolutionAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget by transferring $1,200,000 in revenues to the 2018 Margaret Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1074 13Property Clean Up May 2 to 14, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during May 2 to 14, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for August 21, 2018 and City Council public hearing for October 3, 2018 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1814A, Assessment No. 188543)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1076 14Property Clean Up May 15 to 31, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during May 15 to 31, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for August 21, 2018 and City Council public hearing for October 3, 2018 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1815A, Assessment No. 188544)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1112 15State of Minnesota JPA MN Anti-Heroin Task ForceResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota for the Minnesota Anti-Heroin Task Force Program.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1120 16C180119 North American Composites Company $10,647.50ResolutionApproving payment in the amount of $10,647.50 in full settlement of the claim of North American Composites Company.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1122 17Adopting 2017 Stormwater Permit Annual ReportResolutionAdopting the 2017 Stormwater Permit Annual Report.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1123 18Youth Soccer Grant ApprovalResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for grant funds of $1,000 from Target and, if awarded, accept and enter into a grant agreement.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1131 19 ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment Danielle Swift and Robert Clarksen to their first three-year terms on the Board of Zoning Appeals.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1138 110Renu Massage & Bodywork - License suspension & $500 matrix penaltyResolutionApproving adverse action against the Massage Center-A (Commercial) license held by Renu Massage & Bodywork, LLC d/b/a Renu Massage & Bodywork (License ID #20120001480) located at 246 Albert Street South, Ste. 2B. (To be withdrawn)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1140 111Twin Cities Salvage Pool - License suspensions & $500 matrix penaltyResolutionApproving adverse action against the Auto Repair Garage, Motor Vehicle Dealer-New Vehicles, Second Hand Dealer-Motor Vehicle and Auto Body Repair/Painting Shop licenses held by Twin Cities Wrecker Sales, Inc. d/b/a Twin Cities Salvage Pool located at 1301 Jackson Street in Saint Paul.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1147 112Authorizing Mayor Carter’s Office to apply for the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge, and enter into such agreements as are necessary to complete the projectResolutionAuthorizing Mayor Melvin Carter’s Office to apply for the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge, and enter into such agreements as are necessary to complete the project   Not available Not available
RES 18-1164 113Approving the Mayor’s reappointment of John Bennet and Nneka Constantino to a third six-year term on the Saint Paul Port Authority.ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointment of John Bennet and Nneka Constantino to their third six-year terms as Saint Paul Port Authority Commissioners   Not available Not available
RES 18-1166 114Approving the Mayor’s reappointment of Mara Humphrey to a second four-year term on the Board of Water CommissionersResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointment of Mara Humphrey to a second four-year term on the Board of Water Commissioners.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1167 115Accepting the gift of tuition, accommodation, meals, and airfare from Bloomberg Philanthropies for Mayor Melvin Carter to attend the 2018 Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative in New York City, July 22-July 25, 2018.ResolutionAccepting the gift of tuition, accommodation, meals, and airfare from Bloomberg Philanthropies for Mayor Melvin Carter to attend the 2018 Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative in New York City, July 22-July 25, 2018.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1173 116 ResolutionSupporting Alula/Resolution Products, LLC's Job Creation Fund application.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1178 117Solicit Funds for Saint Paul 3KResolutionAuthorizing Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane Prince, and Council Aides Taina Maki and Stephanie Harr to Solicit Funds for Saint Paul 3K.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1014 1182018 - 2020 Professional Employees Association Collective Bargaining AgreementResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020) between the City of Saint Paul and the Professional Employees Association.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1172 119Approving a second extension of the Permit for Speaking of Home for the installation of Public Art in the Public Right-of-Way.ResolutionApproving a second extension of the Permit for Speaking of Home for the installation of Public Art in the Public Right-of-Way.   Not available Not available
RLH OA 18-4 220336 WYOMING STREET EASTResolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Julie Ann Thompson, Personal Representative for the Estate of Dennis W. Murray, for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 336 WYOMING STREET EAST.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1204 121 ResolutionCalling for action to create and preserve housing that is affordable at all income levels, address racial, social and economic disparities in housing, and create infrastructure needed to stabilize housing for all in Saint Paul.   Not available Video Video
RES 18-1137 122 ResolutionRecognizing climate change and urging Congress to levy a revenue-neutral fee on carbon in fossil fuels.   Not available Video Video
RES 18-1202 223 ResolutionRecognizing a model public private partnership serving Saint Paul youth and families.   Not available Video Video
RES 18-1163 124Declaring Interfaith Action DayResolutionRecognizing the work of Interfaith Action to mobilize volunteers in the faith community and declaring July 26, 2018 to be Interfaith Action day.   Not available Video Video
APC 18-7 125Ripley PC AppealAppeal-Planning CommPublic hearing to consider the appeal of Brett Ripley of a Planning Commission decision approving reestablishment of legal nonconforming status as a three-family dwelling at 1685 Taylor Avenue (the applicant had requested legal nonconforming status as a four-family dwelling). (Public hearing held on August 11.)   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-24 126Wedum Albion LLC Petition to Rezone 900 AlbionOrdinanceGranting the application of Wedum Albion LLC to rezone property at 900 Albion Avenue from R4 One-Family Residential to T3 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-27 127Chapter 33 Ordinance AmendmentsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 33 of the Legislative Code (plumbing fees) to update the fees for gas burning water heaters, dryers, ranges or other devices/appliances, including gas piping.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-42 128Creation of Chapter 48 in Legislative CodeOrdinanceCreating Chapter 48 of the Legislative Code requiring property owners to provide voter registration information to tenants.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-41 129Chapter 19 AmendmentsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 19 of the Legislative Code to clarify authority to issue citations.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-29 230 OrdinanceGranting the application of Chong Vang to rezone the property at 494 Farrington Street and 308-310 Sherburne, from RT1 Two-Family Residential to T2 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-30 131Amending Chapter 64 of the Legislative Code - SignsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 64 of the Legislative Code pertaining to signs.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-32 132O'Gara's Mixed Use Development RezoningOrdinanceGranting the application of Daniel O'Gara et al to rezone property at 164 Snelling Avenue and 1551-1559 Hague Avenue from RT1 two-family and T2 traditional neighborhood to T3 traditional neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-37 133Chapter 34 AmendmentsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 34 of the Legislative Code to reflect changes necessary for coordinated trash collection.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-38 134Chaper 60 version 2OrdinanceAmending Chapter 60 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code to include collection of delinquent coordinated trash collection accounts.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-39 135Chapter 220 version 2OrdinanceCreating Chapter 220 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code regulating coordinated collection of certain residential trash.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-40 136Chapter 357 AmendmentsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 357 of the Legislative Code to regulate coordinated collection.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-183 137Budget Amendment adding Sewer, Water and Ramsey County funding into the 2018 Saint Paul Streets ProjectsResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget to add Saint Paul Sewer Utility, Saint Paul Regional Water Services and Ramsey County funding into the 2018 Saint Paul Streets Projects.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-190 138China Garden Society $130,000 DonationResolution-Public HearingAccepting a donation from the Minnesota China Garden Friendship Society and amending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $130,000, to reflect the Minnesota China Garden Friendship Society’s contribution for the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden project in Phalen Regional Park.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-193 139Swede Hollow MP McNeely GrantResolution-Public HearingAmending the Department of Parks and Recreation’s financing and spending plan in the amount of $80,000 to include a McNeely Foundation Giving Program grant for Swede Hollow Park master plan preparation, and authorizing execution of a grant agreement accepting the required conditions of receiving the granted funds.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-194 140Hamm Park Imps CVZ Funds Budget AmdResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $70,000 in Commercial Vitality Zone (CVZ) funds and $5,000 non-CVZ funds allocated for the Hamm Park Improvements project.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-196 141 Resolution-Public HearingAmending the City's Capital and Operating Budgets to realign the spending and financing in the 2018 Budget, and to reflect the payments from escrow for GO Street Improvement Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2008B and GO Public Safety Bonds, Series 2008C.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-194 142Hamm Park Imps CVZ Funds Budget AmdResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $70,000 in Commercial Vitality Zone (CVZ) funds and $5,000 non-CVZ funds allocated for the Hamm Park Improvements project.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-300 243565 ALDINE STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 565 ALDINE STREET. (File No. J1809B, Assessment No. 188110)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-293 2441115 Argyle StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1115 ARGYLE STREET. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315; amend to File No. J1809E1, Assessment No. 188325) (Public hearing continued from July 18)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-302 2451950 BOHLAND AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1950 BOHLAND AVENUE. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH CO 18-29 146601 California Avenue EastResolution LH Correction OrderAmending Council File RLH CO 18-1, adopted January 17, 2018, to grant the appeal for Nancy Mork & Amy Mork for property at 601 CALIFORNIA AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-483 247580 Case AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 580 CASE AVENUE. (Amend to File No. J1802A1, Assessment No. 188501 and to delete assessment)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-294 248761 COOK AVENUE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 761 COOK AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-303 249925 COOK AVENUE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 925 COOK AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815; Amend to File No. VB1810B, Assessment No. 188827) (Public hearing continued from July 18)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-291 2501104 FARRINGTON STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1104 FARRINGTON STREET. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-221 251889 Fuller AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 889 FULLER AVENUE. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-397 152757 Grand AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File RLH AR 18-33 to delete the assessment for Graffiti Removal services during January 3 to 27, 2018 at 757 GRAND AVENUE. (File No. J1806P, Assessment No. 188406)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-289 2531420 IDAHO AVE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1420 IDAHO AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH CO 18-26 2540 Isabel St. E.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Jesse Rosillo to a Correction Notice at 0 ISABEL STREET EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-307 2551152 Lane PlResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1152 LANE PLACE. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-25 2561198/1200 Laurel Ave.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Randall Wilke and Cameron Gilgenbahh to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction Notice- Complaint Inspection & Order to Vacate at 1198-1200 LAUREL AVENUE. (Legislative Hearing on July 17)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-497 357896 LAWSON AVENUE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 896 LAWSON AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amendeded to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516) (Amend to delete assessment)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-296 258507 LEXINGTON PKWY NORTHResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 507 LEXINGTON PKWY NORTH. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-507 359711 MARSHALL AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 711 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amended to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516)   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-90 26071 Maryland Ave. E.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Camille Perry to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction Notice at 71 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-519 361603 Maryland Avenue EastResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 603 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amended to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-514 362955 MINNEHAHA AVENUE WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 955 MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amended to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-34 263969 Minnehaha Ave.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of David E. Hinds to a Vacant Building Registration Fee at 969 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-394 2641044 Minnehaha Ave EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1044 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-299 2651171 Minnehaha Avenue WestResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1171 MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-498 366920 RANDOLPH AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 920 RANDOLPH AVENUE. (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amended to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516) (Amend to delete assessment)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-295 2671127 RAYMOND AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1127 RAYMOND AVENUE. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-26 2681315 Rice St.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Zenaida Reyes to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 1315 RICE STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-312 269185 Richmond StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 185 RICHMOND STREET. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-308 2702022 ST. ANTHONY AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2022 SAINT ANTHONY AVENUE. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-292 271441 SHERBURNE AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 441 SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-493 372108 SIMS AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 108 SIMS AVENUE (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amended to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-413 273889 SIMS AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 889 SIMS AVENUE. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-311 274316 Superior StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 316 SUPERIOR STREET. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 17-495 375305 THOMAS AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 305 THOMAS AVENUE. (File No. J1803A, Assessment No. 188502; amended to File No. J1803A3, Assessment No. 188516)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-381 276437 Tower StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 437 TOWER STREET. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-298 2771930-1932 University Ave WResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1930-1932 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1807P, Assessment No. 188407)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-407 278571 Van Buren AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 571 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-406 179571 Van Buren AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File No. RLH AR 18-35 to delete the assessment for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during October 30 to January 16, 2018 at 571 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. VB1809, Assessment No. 188812)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-310 280417 Van Dyke StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 417 VAN DYKE STREET. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815; Amend to File No. VB1810A, Assessment No. 188826) (Public hearing continued from July 18)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-301 2811504 WHITE BEAR AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1504 WHITE BEAR AVENUE. (File No. J1809B, Assessment No. 188110)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-32 282363 Woodlawn AvenueResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Fllorin and Daniela Orza to a Vacant Building Registration Fee at 363 WOODLAWN AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-41 283Boarding and/or Securing February 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Boarding and/or Securing services during February 2018. (File No. J1809B, Assessment No. 188110)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-42 284Vacant Bldg Reg March 29, 2017 to February 16, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during March 29, 2017 to February 16, 2018. (File No. VB1810, Assessment No. 188815)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-43 285Fire Certificate of Occupancy Dec 12, 2017 to Jan 9, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during December 12, 2017 to January 9, 2018. (File No. CRT1809, Assessment No. 188209)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-44 286Trash Hauling February 1 to 28, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Trash Hauling services during February 1 to 28, 2018. (File No. J1809G, Assessment No. 188709)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-45 287Excessive/Abatement Service Dec 26, 2017 to Jan 19, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during December 26, 2017 to January 19, 2018. (File No. J1809E, Assessment No. 188315)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-46 288Graffiti Removal January 27 to February 24, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during January 27 to February 24, 2018. (File No. J1807P, Assessment No. 188407)   Not available Not available
RES PH 18-192 189SLV Great Ward 2 BBQResolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Friends of Rebecca Noecker, for a sound level variance in order to present amplified DJ music with speakers on Sunday, August 5, 2018 for the Great Ward 2 BBQ at 781 Palace Avenue.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-185 190SLV Half Marathon - PH 7-18-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Podium Sports Marketing for a sound level variance to present announcements and music at the start of the event and at the finish line for the Minnesota Half Marathon on Saturday, August 4, 2018   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-191 191SLV Irish Fair - PH 7-18-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Erin Cooper, Irish Fair of Minnesota, for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified music and the use of a sound system on Thursday, August 9; Friday, August 10; Saturday, August 11; and Sunday, August 12, 2018 during the Irish Fair of MN at Harriet Island.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-158 192Final Order-Sidewalk on Larpenteur from Galtier to RiceResolution-Public HearingFinal Order approving the reconstruction of new sidewalk on the south side of W. Larpenteur between Galtier Street and Rice Street (Project No. S1805, Assessment No. 185305).   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-20 393Chapter 164 ordinance amendmentsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 164 of the Legislative Code pertaining to residential permit parking.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-172 394Updating & Simplifying Residential ParkingResolution-Public HearingUpdating and simplifying the Residential Permit Parking Program.   Not available Video Video
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
Ord 18-40 10/17/2018 4:46 PMWard Nichols Against My bill is now higher - shouldn't it be lower with coordinated collection? I'm being charged for two carts when my wife and I only need/want one. Calls to my city council member, the mayor's office, public works and my new hauler have not resolved my issues. +2
Ord 18-39 10/17/2018 7:38 AMEric Lein (yet again) Against Petitions (with 6,458+ signatures) for a referendum on ORD 18-39 were delivered on October 16th. For months the City's response has been: "The contract with haulers is valid; the garbage program will roll with or without citizens' support." I hope the City's prevailing message changes ----- Minnesota's Senator Amy Klobuchar was not talking, on September 28, 2018, about the organized collection of our household trash. Her underlying message can, however, be applied to local policy-makers. Senator Klobuchar's closing words to the Senate Judiciary Committee ring all too true in Washington, DC, and in St. Paul, MN: "Right now, the way this process is run, we're not running it like We the people. It's being run like We the ruling party." [ www.c-span.org/video/?c4752389/sen-klobuchar-statement ] +2
Ord 18-40 10/16/2018 11:54 PMBruce Becker Against I am vehemently opposed to this for several reasons. +3
Ord 18-40 10/16/2018 5:46 AMJeanne Ross Against I wish to register my opposition to the Saint Paul City Council’s imposition of their will on the citizens and constituents of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. I am not in favor of government management of trash collection businesses. In addition, I am strongly opposed to a city single payer approach. +3
Ord 18-40 9/30/2018 10:30 AMEric Lein (yet again) Against Petitions (with 5,800+ signatures) for a referendum on ORD 18-40 were delivered on September 27th. The City's response? "The contract with haulers is valid; the garbage program will roll with or without citizens' support." ----- Minnesota's Senator Amy Klobuchar was not talking, on September 28, 2018, about the organized collection of our household trash. Her underlying message can, however, be applied to local policy-makers. Senator Klobuchar's closing words to the Senate Judiciary Committee ring all too true in Washington, DC, and in St. Paul, MN: "Right now, the way this process is run, we're not running it like We the people. It's being run like We the ruling party." [ www.c-span.org/video/?c4752389/sen-klobuchar-statement ] +1
Ord 18-40 9/29/2018 6:45 PMShawn d Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting. +4
Ord 18-39 9/29/2018 6:43 PMShawn d Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting. +4
Ord 18-38 9/29/2018 6:41 PMShawn d Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting.
Ord 18-37 9/29/2018 6:40 PMShawn D Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting.
Ord 18-39 9/28/2018 9:22 PMMolly Schuneman Against I am against the way the garbage collection service is beginning. Today, 9-28 I received a bill for my new service which starts the billing as of 9-20-18 although my service will not start until Oct 4th. I am curious as to how they can bill for service not provided. I contacted the hauler, no answer, no return call, I called the AG office and was told to call the city council. I contacted the city and was told that all billing starts 9-21 even though service will not have begun yet. When questioned I was told to call hauler. Its a game with my money. +3
Ord 18-40 9/28/2018 6:56 PMAndrew Usher Against I do not appreciate a municipal government who maintains an ordinance of this nature that is supported by my tax money (of which has gone up by 38% in 2 years) without my ability to consent to such an application. I believe in a capitalist system that allows me to choose the following: level of services, preferred service provider, ability to shop the market for competitive rates, ability to shop for a provider based on service/quality. We really liked our previous provider and the customer service they provided. What is the incentive for this conglomerate to provide the same quality of service with a monopoly? The city of Saint Paul as a government and council have no right to speak for the "betterment" of the city with so many residents uniquely opposed to the ordinance. It is my belief, as is that of 5,000+ others that this should be a vote dedicated to those who will be most impacted, the people. If the council fails to listen to its constituents, we will surely vote them out too. +4
Ord 18-39 9/28/2018 6:51 PMAndrew Usher  Against I do not appreciate a municipal government who maintains an ordinance of this nature that is supported by my tax money (of which has gone up by 38% in 2 years) without my ability to consent to such an application. I believe in a capitalist system that allows me to choose the following: level of services, preferred service provider, ability to shop the market for competitive rates, ability to shop for a provider based on service/quality. We really liked our previous provider and the customer service they provided. What is the incentive for this conglomerate to provide the same quality of service with a monopoly? The city of Saint Paul as a government and council have no right to speak for the "betterment" of the city with so many residents uniquely opposed to the ordinance. It is my belief, as is that of 5,000+ others that this should be a vote dedicated to those who will be most impacted, the people. If the council fails to listen to its constituents, we will surely vote them out too. +4
Ord 18-40 9/27/2018 7:33 PMScott Jensen Against I am the president of the St. Anthony Greens Townhomes homeowner ***ociation, a 40-unit townhome development at the corner of Territorial Road and Seal Street in South St. Anthony Park. Our development was built in 1983 and consists of four 6-unit blocks and four 4-unit blocks, and was designed for common dumpster use. We have always had dumpster service, paid for in our monthly ***essments. Under this ordinance, the city is compelling our 16 units in 4-unit blocks into its trash hauling scheme, while excluding the remaining 24 units in 6-unit blocks. This severely undermines our ***ociation's ability and responsibility to provide equitable, efficient, and economical service to all our homeowners. Under this ordinance, the aggregate expense for just those 16 units nearly doubles what we currently pay for the whole ***ociation, and we will still need to arrange trash removal for the remainder of our homeowners. If this plan was intended to be efficient and equitable, it fails miserably. +3
Ord 18-38 9/5/2018 6:12 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating."
Ord 18-37 9/5/2018 6:11 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating."
Ord 18-37 9/5/2018 6:11 AMEric Lein (again) Against
Ord 18-40 9/5/2018 6:09 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating." +2
Ord 18-39 9/5/2018 6:04 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating." +3
Ord 18-38 9/5/2018 3:40 AMMary Bollman Against I am against this plan because there is no Opt-Out. My husband and I have a small bungalow in St. Paul that we use as our "Urban cabin" when we visit our adult children. Any garbage generated there is taken HOME with us to our home in Southern Minnesota. Just create an option for people who spend a limited time in the city! So easy!!
Ord 18-39 8/29/2018 2:42 AMGerald Against "the leanest service option costs $9.36 per collection, or 27 cents per gallon, while the 95-gallon cart costs $7.88 per collection, or 8 cents per gallon." I'd quit recycling to get my money's worth of my 35 gallon every other week service but then you will increase the property tax ***essment for recycling due to lower volume. Please don't force us to subsidize the "wasters" by adopting this unfair pricing structure. +2
Ord 18-39 8/13/2018 8:25 PMJon Gibney Against I've been against this whole plan ever since I heard it was being considered. I don't find any of the purported benefits of a centralized system to be at all compelling, and I am very happy with my current trash pickup service. W-3 P-12 +2
Ord 18-39 8/13/2018 4:33 PMMichael Marcotte Against I am not happy with the new trash collection plan. As a conscientious recycler and minimal trash generator I want the option to opt out and/or share containers. +2
Ord 18-39 8/13/2018 12:42 AMDebbie Against I support the idea of coordinated trash collection, but this specific plan as written should be s****ped. We generate only 1-2 gallons of trash per week for a 3 person household. Even with 35 gallon service every other week, we'll be paying for service we don't need and subsidizing big trash producers, as the pricing provides a perverse incentive. Why are we giving volume discounts to generate more waste? There is an easy fix that would make people conscious of the trash they produce and encourage them to produce less: charge by straight volume from the first gallon, no bulk discounts.  Our household does not use Christmas tree disposal, and will be subsidizing those who do. We also do not discard 3 bulky items per year. Again, there is an easy and equitable fix: consider the tree a large item, and let households choose to purchase large item disposal, either per item or per year. +3
Ord 18-40 8/6/2018 6:18 PMNora Fitzpatrick Against I am concerned and frustrated over the new requirement that each household within a 2-4 family building have a separate garbage can. We are a duplex and our family lives in both units, no tenants. Due to efforts to compost and recycle, we never fill our bin. We DO NOT NEED two bins. I was truly excited by the prospect of centralized garbage pickup and supported it . I never heard about this specific requirement and object to the lack of transparency on this very important point. Our costs of garbage pickup will increase significantly. The trucks will double their work and with two recycling bins and two garbage bins, there is the very real potential of alley obstructions because of the increased clutter. Please consider the negative impact this will have on the neighborhood and vote NO. +3
Ord 18-39 8/6/2018 6:16 PMNora Fitzpatrick Against I am concerned and frustrated over the new requirement that each household within a 2-4 family building have a separate garbage can. We are a duplex and our family lives in both units, no tenants. Due to efforts to compost and recycle, we never fill our bin. We DO NOT NEED two bins. I was truly excited by the prospect of centralized garbage pickup and supported it . I never heard about this specific requirement and object to the lack of transparency on this very important point. Our costs of garbage pickup will increase significantly. The trucks will double their work and with two recycling bins and two garbage bins, there is the very real potential of alley obstructions because of the increased clutter. Please consider the negative impact this will have on the neighborhood and vote NO. +3
Ord 18-39 8/6/2018 3:56 PMDrew Against The City Wide Trash Collection effort is garbage -- pun intended. If this is to be so much more efficient by having less trucks, less overlapping routes, etc -- then how come my bill is doubling? I can tell you why -- the requirement to have each dwelling unit have their own bin is absurd. It encourages more waste, both physical garbage and money being ransacked from residents. Get rid of the bin per dwelling requirement at minimum. Better yet, get rid of the whole organized collection and go back to private collection. +2
Ord 18-40 8/6/2018 3:55 PMDrew Pederson Against The City Wide Trash Collection effort is garbage -- pun intended. If this is to be so much more efficient by having less trucks, less overlapping routes, etc -- then how come my bill is doubling? I can tell you why -- the requirement to have each dwelling unit have their own bin is absurd. It encourages more waste, both physical garbage and money being ransacked from residents. Get rid of the bin per dwelling requirement at minimum. Ideally, get rid of the whole organized collection and go back to private collection. +4
Ord 18-39 8/3/2018 7:14 PMJonathan Shuster Against As a Saint Paul Homeowner for 20 years, and owner of a two-unit home, I request a NO vote to Organized Collection as planned. Especially since two-unit homes are being made to pay for 2 services ( more then doubling my monthly trash bill) when 1 receptacle already meets the needs of the residents. No options for the public to reduce costs. A terrible plan as is. excessive costs, and, as I understand the pricing, this violates some city ordinances related to Trash. Include a every other week, or a discount for less waste. Either all residential housing -including 4+ units buildings being exempted under this plan - or free choice for all property owner. +2
Ord 18-40 8/2/2018 10:33 PMLinda Barnett Against I am against the citywide trash program that will not let homeowners share trash collection. My neighbors and I recycle and organics recycle and we have very little trash each week, sometimes nothing in a week. No one should be forced to have trash collection, the cost is also outrageous and you need to change this plan. +2
Ord 18-39 8/2/2018 10:25 PMLinda Barnett Against I am against not being able to share trash collection with my neighbors. Four neighbors share trash now and we never fill our container. We all recycle and do organic recycling so we have very little trash. No one should be forced to have trash collection if we don't want it. Also the cost you are charging us is outrageous. +4
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 10:14 PMTim Harwig ward 4 Against While favoring centralized pick up, I oppose the structure of the agreement requiring separate bins - and extra charges - for each household in small multi family units. It’s not reasonable to place the burden of extra maintenance and a tripling of existing rates. The City’s stayed position that this was necessities placate the desires of trash haulers is both preposterous and out of touch with the needs of its constituents. I’d rather maintain our current structure, however ridiculous, +2
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 7:38 PMKate Leisses Against I am concerned and frustrated over the new requirement that each household within a 2-4 family building have a separate garbage can. We are a triplex and have been served by a single 95 gallon can for the past 20 years. I was truly excited by the prospect of centralized garbage pickup and supported it publicly in the neighborhood. At no time did I hear about this specific requirement and worry about the lack of transparency on this very important decision. Our costs of garbage pickup with nearly triple – from $30 per month to $75 per month. Unfortunately, we can’t absorb this monthly increase and will have to p*** it on to our tenants. That’s a $25 per month / $300 per year increase for each tenant. The trucks will triple their work and the duration at the garbage station and there is the very real potential of alley obstructions because of the increased clutter. Please reconsider the negative financial impact this will have on the neighborhood residents. +2
Ord 18-40 8/1/2018 7:37 PMKate Leisses Against I am concerned and frustrated over the new requirement that each household within a 2-4 family building have a separate garbage can. We are a triplex and have been served by a single 95 gallon can for the past 20 years. I was truly excited by the prospect of centralized garbage pickup and supported it publicly in the neighborhood. At no time did I hear about this specific requirement and worry about the lack of transparency on this very important decision. Our costs of garbage pickup with nearly triple – from $30 per month to $75 per month. Unfortunately, we can’t absorb this monthly increase and will have to p*** it on to our tenants. That’s a $25 per month / $300 per year increase for each tenant. The trucks will triple their work and the duration at the garbage station and there is the very real potential of alley obstructions because of the increased clutter. Please reconsider the negative financial impact this will have on the neighborhood residents. +2
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 2:42 PMJennie Ross Against I support the concept of organized pick-up, however I think the no-opt out and no sharing is contrary to the intent of waste reduction. I currently share with my neighbors in trash removal services, since my average trash generation is less than one grocery-size bag of trash every 2 months because I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. Your current plan will substantially increase my costs for trash disposal and, more importantly, will discourage me and others from reducing our trash volume. I ask that you consider the ‘message’ that you are sending to the public about trash generation/disposal by not providing for container sharing and/or opt-out for those who are moving towards zero-waste. Please do not adopt the ordinance as it is now, but amend it to provide accommodations for container sharing and/or opt-out. +4
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 1:54 PMJoe Downes Against Although I support the concept of organized pick-up, I think the no-opt out, no sharing and multiple bins for duplexes doesn't make sense and is contrary to the intent of waste reduction +4
Ord 18-40 7/30/2018 8:12 PMMary Erjavec Against Dear City Councilperson, I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are +5
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 8:06 PMMary Erjavec Against I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 8:05 PMMary Erjavec Against I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 8:05 PMMary Erjavec Against I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are +2
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 6:30 PMJennifer Stewart Against As one who has consciously worked to reduce their "consumption" and "waste", I oppose the trash collection plan as it is currently. Over many years of increasing both my recycling and backyard composting (after participating in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood Zero Waste workshop programs and home compost collection trial), I have no need for regular trash collection service at my home. By my own efforts, I have been able to minimize my trash collection cost over many years; in fact, I've been an 'as needed pick-up customer' (by calling hauler at beginning of week) with my hauler of 21+ years. As St. Paul was exploring the possibility of organized collection across the city, I attended several neighborhood meetings and also one in a different neighborhood, just to see how the folks in another area felt about this. I liked the idea of organized collection, and I spoke up for myself and others who have worked to minimize their trash output and who need very few annual trash pick-ups. +2
Ord 18-32 7/30/2018 3:15 PMEric Anondson For I no longer live in St. Paul. But I once owned and lived in 1557 Hague about 18 years ago. I bought the house because it was a vibrate commercial district, near desirable neighborhoods, and the house was very low priced. We improved the house by finishing the third floor into livable space, repaired the squirrel damaged roof, and installed the driveway so we wouldn’t have to park on the street anymore. (I wish more homeowners would park on their property instead on whine about others parking on the public streets). I will be sad to see the the first house I ever owned torn down but I support a city growing up, changing, and making even more homes for more people to live in St. Paul. Existing residents shouldn’t get to create moats and walls with the zoning code to keep new residents out unless they meet an income test to acquire from an artificial shortage. I’m glad my first house can be part of creating homes for even more people. This will make Snelling and Selby even greater. +1
Ord 18-37 7/27/2018 11:02 PMAlisa Lein Against Please vote NO on this ordinance. Allow multifamily properties to SHARE a trash cart for the property and not be required to have one cart per dwelling unit. Allow "zerowasters" to opt out of trash service. +2
Ord 18-40 7/27/2018 10:54 PMAlisa Lein Against Please vote NO on this ordinance. Not allowing multifamily units to share a cart(s) is unreasonable. No allowing residents who actively work to lower waste pay more per gallon to dispose of their waste is unreasonable. No allowing zero waste residents to opt out of a monthly trash bill is unreasonable. Many fine details were missed in the 5 year contract between the City and the Haulers. Please vote no on this ordinance and re-negotiate a better contract for all stakeholders. Have the organized trash program be a successful and positive rollout for St. Paul, not a "let's roll it out and fix all of the problems later". The huge increases to many landlords for the same level of trash service today WILL result in rent raises to tenants and the goal of the city to provide more affordable housing gets ****her and ****her away from being able to happen. Do not punish tenants with this unnecessary rent raise. Allow multifamily to SHARE trash carts! +7
Ord 18-39 7/27/2018 10:48 PMAlisa Lein Against Please vote NO on this ordinance. Not allowing multifamily units to share a cart(s) is unreasonable. No allowing residents who actively work to lower waste pay more per gallon to dispose of their waste is unreasonable. No allowing zero waste residents to opt out of a monthly trash bill is unreasonable. Many fine details were missed in the 5 year contract between the City and the Haulers. Please vote no on this ordinance and re-negotiate a better contract for all stakeholders. Have the organized trash program be a successful and positive rollout for St. Paul, not a "let's roll it out and fix all of the problems later". +2
Ord 18-42 7/27/2018 2:42 PMAlisa Lein Against Please DO NOT p*** this ordinance. As a property manager of over 180 tenants in St. Paul, tenants should be treated equally and not ***umed to be less engaged in politics than a homeowner. I am 100% for the City and the channels which exist already today to encourage everyone to vote and have their voice heard in each and every election. As a property manager, when asked, I am very happy to provide voter registration information to my tenants. I am NOT OK with being told by the City I am REQUIRED provide voter registration information to all of my tenants. Please do not put this duty on landlords. I am not mom to my tenants, they are adults, and should be treated as such. Please vote no. +2
Ord 18-40 7/27/2018 1:44 PMDaniel Brown Against This City of Saint Paul Ordinance will dramatically increase garbage collection costs for multi-family dwellings (rentals and condominiums). I have lived in my duplex for 25 years and have managed very well with one large garbage can that I share with my tenants, an arrangement that has worked very well. This ordinance will now require me to have two cans, effectively doubling the cost of garbage collection. This ordinance will also litter our alleyways with unneeded garbage cans, drive up rental rates across the city and force thousands of St. Paul residents to pay for garbage cans they do not need or want. This new cost, plus the per-can property tax ***essment, come on top of several years of significant property tax increases. This ordinance is a big mistake. +4
Ord 18-39 7/27/2018 1:31 PMDaniel Brown Against This City of Saint Paul Ordinance will double, triple, or even quadruple garbage collection costs for multi-family dwellings (rentals and condominiums). I have lived in my duplex for 25 years and have managed very well with one large garbage can that I share with my tenants. This arrangement has always been efficient and effective. This ordinance will now require me to have two cans, effectively doubling the cost of garbage collection. This ordinance will also litter our alleyways with unneeded garbage cans, drive up rental rates across the city and force thousands of St. Paul residents to pay for garbage cans they do not need or want. +3
RES 18-1137 7/19/2018 9:31 PMPAUL THoMPSoN For Thanks to the St Paul Council for the courage to lead on this issue. Future generations will remember this as St Paul becomes the 100th municipality to endorse Carbon Fee and Dividend. Legislators are watching and learning about this market based solutions to the world's biggest challenge and opportunity. The youth will lead on this, thank you for listening. +1
7/18/2018 10:26 AMSharon Anderson Against Item 87 Sharons Property not on list sick of Harrasment of DSI Ed Smith https://sharon4dotblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/attorney-general-perez-obstructs-justice/ +1
RES 18-1204 7/15/2018 1:58 AMPaul Nelson   It is noteworthy that the people to be considered for the study group do not include homeowners. Do homeowners not have a stake in all this? Your resolution says "stabilize housing for all in Saint Paul" yet only landlords, renters, advocates and "experts" are included. Hmmm. What are homeowners to think? +3 -1
Ord 18-39 7/14/2018 5:46 PMPeter Butler Against The new trash program is giving haulers a $2-$3 million-dollar yearly windfall by requiring residents who currently share to have their own service and for landlord to provide each rental unit its own cart. The Council is putting the haulers' interest first, supposedly in the name of helping small family businesses. Only one of the city's 11 licensed haulers is a family business LOCATED in St. Paul. The other small haulers are located in Hugo, West St. Paul, Mendota Hts, Inver Grove Heights, Newport and Forest Lake. Residents first! +4
Ord 18-42 7/12/2018 10:22 PMEric Lein Against This amounts to one more "unfunded mandate" that ***umes tenants (but not homeowners) are incompetent and unable to figure out how to register to vote. Good grief! If the City/County/State cannot get voter registration information into the hands of potential voters, it should not fall only on Landlords to save the m***es. To carry this proposed ordinance's thinking to a logical conclusion, EVERYBODY should be forced to distribute voter registration information --- realtors (at time of closing), employers (at time of hiring), attorneys (upon meeting a new client), city council members (at neighborhood meet-and-greets, and at all public hearings in council chambers), trash haulers (once a year to leave a hang-tag on every trash cart), restaurant owners (when customers pay for meals), etc., etc., etc. THERE IS FAR TOO MUCH "MICROMANAGEMENT" IN TODAY'S CITY GOVERNMENT. +4
Ord 18-40 7/12/2018 10:09 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +6
Ord 18-39 7/12/2018 10:08 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +4
Ord 18-38 7/12/2018 10:07 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +1
Ord 18-37 7/12/2018 10:06 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +2
Ord 18-37 7/12/2018 10:04 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT P*** THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +2
RES 18-1204 7/12/2018 9:12 PMEric Lein   REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it's NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. +1 -1