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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/3/2019 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Public Hearings at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
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AO 19-24 11 Administrative OrderAmending the CDBG activities budget to allocate 2018 carryover spending to various programs.   Not available Not available
RES 19-546 12Jared Sande, et al. v. Todd Axtell Settlement Agreement and ReleaseResolutionApproving the Settlement Agreement and Release between Todd Axtell and Jared Sande and Andrew Henderson and their attorney A.L. Brown.   Not available Not available
RES 19-570 13Dreamland ArtsResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood Star Year-Round program for Dreamland Arts LLC.   Not available Not available
RES 19-418 14Vacant Bldg Reg August 23 to December 20, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during August 23 to December 20, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 7, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 19, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB1908, Assessment No. 198812)   Not available Not available
RES 19-419 15Boarding and/or Securing January 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Boarding and/or Securing services during January 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 7, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 19, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1908B, Assessment No. 198107)   Not available Not available
RES 19-420 16Sewer Repair in ROW at 198 Steven St WResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Sewer Repair in the ROW during November 2018 at 198 Stevens Street East, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 7, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 19, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments. (File No. J1918A, Assessment No. 198542)   Not available Not available
RES 19-421 17Fire Certificate of Occupancy Nov 13 to Dec 10, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during November 13 to December 10, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 7, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 19, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT1908, Assessment No. 198208)   Not available Not available
RES 19-422 18Excessive or Abatement Service Nov 26 to Dec 21, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during November 26 to December 21, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 7, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 19, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1908E, Assessment No. 198312)   Not available Not available
RES 19-513 19Q4 Delinquent Garbage Bills Oct to Dec 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during October to December 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for April 25, 2019 and City Council public hearing for May 22, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901C1, Assessment No. 190053)   Not available Not available
RES 19-514 110Q4 Delinquent Garbage Bills Oct to Dec 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during October to December 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for April 25, 2019 and City Council public hearing for May 22, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901C2, Assessment No. 190061)   Not available Not available
RES 19-485 111MN State Patrol JPAResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to enter into a joint powers agreement with the State of Minnesota - State Patrol Division for helicopter operation training.   Not available Not available
RES 19-552 112Ropes that Rescue TrainingResolutionApproving the agreement between the Fire Department and Ropes that Rescue, Ltd. for structure and tower rope rescue training.   Not available Not available
RES 19-520 113CCCU Donations for Citywide TrainingsResolutionAuthorizing the Office of Human Resources to accept donations of refreshments and items of support at new employee orientations and other citywide educational events for City employees in 2019.   Not available Not available
RES 19-538 114 ResolutionDissolving the Joint Powers Agreement with Ramsey County, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, and Independent School District 625 - Saint Paul Public Schools, approved by the Council via RES 18-643 on May 2, 2018.   Not available Not available
RES 19-515 115International Migratory Bird ProclamationResolutionProclaiming that the 18th of May, 2019 be considered International Migratory Bird Day by the City of Saint Paul.   Not available Not available
RES 19-551 116Requesting Planning Commission study of portable sign typeResolutionRequesting a Planning Commission study of the city's current zoning regulations for a new portable sign type, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4.   Not available Not available
RES 19-569 1172019-20 Consolidated Plan -Annual Action PlanResolutionAuthorizing the submission of the 2019-20 Consolidated Plan - Annual Action Plan (CDBG, ESG, HOME) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and execution of HUD agreements.   Not available Not available
RES 19-532 118Donation from the Nestle Purina PetCare CompanyResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to accept a donation from the Nestle Purina PetCare Company through the K-9 Foundation.   Not available Not available
RES 19-526 119Accepting the gift of travel expenses, lodging, and conference costs, not to exceed $3000, from Transport Group (Hemming Group Ltd.) for Matthew Morreim, Street Maintenance Engineer, to attend and present at Cold Comfort 2019 - Annual Winter Maintenance CResolutionAccepting the gift of travel expenses, lodging, and conference costs, not to exceed $3000, from Transport Group (Hemming Group Ltd.) for Matthew Morreim, Street Maintenance Engineer, to attend and present at Cold Comfort 2019 - Annual Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition to be held May 15-16, 2019 in Harrogate, UK.   Not available Not available
Ord 19-23 120Amending Chapter 91 of the Legislative CodeOrdinanceAmending Chapter 91 of the Legislative Code pertaining to adding an appeals process for persons who wish to appeal water bills, fees, and other charges imposed under the Water Code, Chapters 85 - 103 of the Legislative Code.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-24 121Amending Chapter 18 of the Legislative CodeOrdinanceAmending Chapter 18 of the Legislative Code pertaining to give authority to the Legislative Hearing Officer to hear appeals regarding water bills, fees, and other charges imposed under the Water Code.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-15 1224.04 charter amendment - council meetingsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 4.04 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul to allow for cancellation of council meetings pursuant to a process outlined by ordinance.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-16 123Charter amendment ch 8 signature & petition requrementsOrdinanceAmending Saint Paul City Charter Chapter 8.02 and 8.03 to clarify signature and petition requirements.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-18 124charter amendment 6.03.1 civil penaltiesOrdinanceAmending Chapter 6.03.1 of the Saint Paul City Charter pertaining to the imposition of civil penalties for violations of city ordinances.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-17 125charter amendment 11.03 property tax authorityOrdinanceAmending Saint Paul City Charter Section 11.03 regarding the City of Saint Paul’s Property Tax Authority.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-26 126Amending 106.01 to permit sidewalk signs on the public sidewalk and boulevardOrdinanceAmending section 106.01 of the Legislative Code to permit sidewalk signs on the public sidewalk and boulevard.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-27 127Amending zoning code to allow sandwich board signsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 64 of the Legislative Code pertaining to zoning to allow businesses and institutions to place sandwich board signs on public sidewalks and boulevards in certain zoning districts.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-77 1282018 HMEP GrantResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $21,220 for the 2018 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-78 129MBFTE $3,200 ContributionResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $3,200 for a contribution received from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education to pay for training for firefighters.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-81 130SLV - Springfest - PH 4-3-19Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Macalester College Program Board for a sound level variance to present amplified music on Saturday, April 13, 2019 during Springfest at 1600 Grand Avenue.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 19-82 231197 Baker Street EastResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 197 BAKER STREET EAST. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-83 232367 BATES AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 367 BATES AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511; amended to File No. J1912A1, Assessment No. 198553) (Public hearing to be continued to September 18)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-63 233270 Burgess StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 270 BURGESS STREET. (File No. J1911A, Assessment No. 198510)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-89 234700 BURR STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 700 BURR STREET. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-67 2351605 BUSH AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1605 BUSH AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No.198511)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-573 336845 Case AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 845 CASE AVENUE. (File No. J1901E, Assessment No. 198300; amend to File No. J1901E1, Assessment No. 198308) (Public hearing continued from January 9)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-96 237725 Charles AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 725 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-73 2381043 CHARLES AVENIUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1043 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-102 239289 Como AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 289 COMO AVENUE. (File No. J1911A, Assessment No. 198510)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 19-13 240Making Finding 483 Como AvenueResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 483 COMO AVENUE in Council File No. RLH RR 18-36.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-103 2421298 Edgcumbe RoadResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1298 EDGCUMBE ROAD. (File No. J1911A, Assessment No. 198510; amended File No. J1911A1, Assessment No. 198551) (Public hearing to be continued to September 18)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 19-19 24146 Delos Street WestResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Randy White, Really Fast Realty, to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 46 DELOS STREET WEST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-71 2431049 EDMUND AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1049 EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511; amended to File No. J1912A2, Assessment No. 198554) (Public hearing to be continued to October 16)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-98 2442171 Fifth Street EastResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2171 FIFTH STREET EAST. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-87 2451377 FREMONT AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1344 FREMONT AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 19-16 2461114 Jackson St.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Craig DiLorenzo to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 1114 JACKSON STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 19-7 247495 Kenny RdResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Shahid Aziz to a Notice of Condemnation as Unfit for Human Habitation and Order to Vacate at 495 KENNY ROAD.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-66 248596 LAWSON AVENUE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 596 LAWSON AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1912A , Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 19-22 2491793 Maryland Ave. E.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Angelica Lopez to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 1793 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-75 250313 TOPPING STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 313 TOPPING STREET. (File No. J1911A, Assessment No. 198510)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-99 251962 University Avenue WestResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 962 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-15 252Property Clean Up October 31 to November 13, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during October 31 to November 13, 2018. (File No. J1911A, Assessment No. 198510)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-16 253Property Clean Up November 14 to 29, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during November 14 to 29, 2018. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511)   Not available Not available
Ord 19-20 154Creation of Chapter 141 - Shared Transportation SystemsOrdinanceCreating Chapter 141 of the Legislative Code to regulate shared transportation systems.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-21 155Section 409.06 (n) ordinance amendmentsOrdinanceAmending Section 409.06(n) of the Legislative Code, exempting the Downtown Business District from certain liquor license location restrictions, and removing restrictions relative to religious organizations City-wide. (Title amended April 10, 2019.)   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-22 156Section 410.03 (g) ordinance amendmentsOrdinanceAmending Section 410.03(g) of the Legislative Code, exempting the Downtown Business District from certain non-intoxicating malt liquor license location restrictions, and removing restrictions relative to religious organizations City-wide. (Title amended on April 10, 2019.)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-36 157Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP Sealcoating Street and/or AlleyResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Sealcoating Street and/or Alley. (File No. 185600, Assessment No. 185600)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-9 158Ratifying Asmt-Storm Sewer Stub at 2220 Jefferson AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for a storm sewer stub at 2220 Jefferson Avenue that was installed within the right-of-way as part of the Woodlawn/Jefferson area paving and lighting project. (File No. 19208CST, Assessment No. 196004)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-10 159Ratifying Asmt-Sanitary Sewer Connections, Woodlawn/Jefferson SPS ProjectResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within the right-of-way as part of the Woodlawn/Jefferson area paving and lighting project. (File No. 19208C, Assessment No. 196002)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-8 160Ratifying Asmt-Sanitary Sewer Connections, Como Avenue SPS ProjectResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within the right-of-way as part of the Como Avenue from Commonwealth to Eustis area paving and lighting project. (File No. 19205C, Assessment No. 196003)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-14 161Ratifying Asmt-Sanitary Sewer Connection with Wheelock Pkwy ProjectResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within the right-of-way as part of the Wheelock Parkway from Danforth to Western paving and lighting project. (File No. 19230C, Assessment No. 196001)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-50 162Sanitary Sewer Replacement October to December 2018Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during October to December 2018. (File No. SWRP1902, Assessment No. 193001)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-49 163Lead Water Replacement October to December 2018Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Property during October to December 2018. (File No. 1902LDSRP, Assessment No. 194001)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-39 164Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Western AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Western Avenue. (File No. MO1804, Assessment No. 185502)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-40 165Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Stryker AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Stryker Avenue. (File No. MO1805, Assessment No. 185503) (Public hearing held April 3; laid over from May 8)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-42 166Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Victoria StreetResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Victoria Street. (File No. MO1807, Assessment No. 185505) (Public hearing held April 3; laid over from May 8)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-44 167Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Prior AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Prior Avenue. (File No. MO1810, Assessment No. 185506)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-37 168Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Franklin AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Franklin Avenue. (File No. MO1801, Assessment No. 185500)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-38 169Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Arlington AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Arlington Avenue. (File No. MO1802, Assessment No. 185501) (Public hearing held April 3; laid over from May 8)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-41 170Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Forest StreetResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Forest Street. (File No. MO1806, Assessment No. 185504) (Public hearing held April 3; laid over from May 8)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-43 171Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Wilson AvenueResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Wilson Avenue. (File No. MO1809, Assessment No. 185508)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-45 172Ratifying Asmt-2018 SMSP M&O Third StreetResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2018 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay: Third Street. (File No. MO1811, Assessment No. 185507)   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-19 273Ford Zoning OrdinanceOrdinanceAmending sections of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Ford Districts (Leg. Code §§ 66.912 - F1 Residential District, 66.917 - F6 Gateway District, 66.921 - District Use Table, 66.931 District Dimensional Standards Table, 66.942 - District Vehicle Parking Standards, 66.943 - District Bicycle Parking Standards), and amending the City’s Zoning Map (Leg. Code § 60.303) to adjust zoning district boundaries to follow realigned streets.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-73 274Amending the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan as a master plan for use with the Ford zoning districts for the Ford site redevelopment areaResolution-Public HearingAmending the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan for use with the Ford zoning districts for the Ford site redevelopment area.   Not available Video Video
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
Ord 19-18 5/8/2019 9:02 PMEric Lein   ORD 19-18 Withdrawn. DSI to work with City Attorney's office to revise proposed language for later consideration by the Charter Commission. Thank you, councilmembers, for listening. +2
Ord 19-18 5/8/2019 3:44 PMAlisa Lein Against In short, please listen to the people of St. Paul. Vote No. Unintended consequences are a big deal. If DSI needs more tools in their toolbox, I understand that, but don't have it be a blank check for anything and everything under DSI. If Animal control is causing many issues, look at Animal Control, but don't put full authority over everything without properly engaging the community on the exact details. Organized Trash details were not disclosed to the public and look where we are today with that mess. +2
Ord 19-18 5/8/2019 2:14 PMWard Nichols Against This ordinance came about after the opposition to the trash program, which isn't working. There is a pending court case on that program and a petition is also being circulated opposing Ordinance 19-18 as well. Perhaps the City Council should start listening to their constituents and s**** this new ordinance and allow a vote this fall on the trash program. If the trash program remains, there need to be changes including an opt-out and holding the haulers responsible for missed pickups through credits etc. Property owners that use their duplex as their personal single family dwelling do not need two garbage carts or two recycling carts and shouldn't be charged extra. +2
Ord 19-18 5/6/2019 7:42 PMJohn Purdy Against Travis, Deputy Director used as an example for the need to institute Administrative Citations: "peeling paint", a "serious, cosmetic offense". Travis said that he has issued literally "hundreds" of these citations when he worked in another city. Where was this, Gotham City? +2
Ord 19-18 4/23/2019 3:53 PMColleen Halpine Against This expansion of full power and authority to issue fines sets up new problems for citizens in dealing with the bureaucracy. The Mayor's office is supporting a study on fines so I can't understand why this new expanded penalty power is being pursued so quickly before the study results are public. I can only ***ume it is so the public won't have a chance to understand and discuss the pros and cons before the City Council votes. Charter changes should be voted on by the citizens on the ballot. My late husband, State Senator Don Moe, was not afraid of many things in his life but he was afraid of the extensive power of the DSI inspectors. He did everything he could to comply with all housing codes. Adding more types of fines for every little infraction, will further drive up housing costs. I am against this impulsive move by the City Council. +6
Ord 19-18 4/18/2019 7:45 PMHeather Rowe Against The city council members and Mr. Cervantes aren't being honest with us. They state they don't want to criminalize people who are in violation of ordinances, yet only 100 criminal citations are issued yearly. That doesn't seem to be enough to justify changing the city's charter. They state they want to protect citizens from criminal penalties as it would make it harder to obtain rentals, etc. What they don't say is that if a civil penalty isn't paid, the city would obtain a civil judgement and collection order against the person. This would affect the person's credit rating and renting ability much more than a petty misdemeanor would. They state the only option they have now for ordinance violators is criminal penalties or do nothing, which is a lie. The have the ability to issue summary abatement and special ***essments against ordinance violators. Don't listen to these liars. Each one who votes for this charter amendment needs to be voted out of office this November. +6
Ord 19-18 4/17/2019 10:14 PMMeredith Gillies Against Previously, I paid $33/quarter, taxes included, for trash. I now pay almost $90/quarter for service of a lesser quality. That's a difference of over $60 per quarter, and over $100 a year! If I had that much extra money in my budget, I wouldn't live in Frogtown. My home has already been invaded once, on the anniversary of my father's death, and they took everything I had of value and trashed the interior of my house. Years later, I haven't recovered emotionally or financially. I already work three jobs: one FT and two PT. The only reason I'm not at the meeting today is I'm at work and couldn't get my boss to approve the time off. I own my property and fix it up to the best of my ability on my limited budget. Imposing more penalties just encourages me to sell to HousingHub, let them bring in renters and not owners, and get out of town. +6
Ord 19-18 4/17/2019 6:54 PMMary Leonard Against To further penalize individuals beyond late fees is an abuse of power. The majority of the people that are not paying are senior citizens who cannot afford the new and more expensive service. This is very bad PR for the city. It is time that our city and society show more kindness to their fellow human beings. Someday everyone on the council will know the affects of additional fees when they are on a fixed income. It is time the council think of real solutions, not penalties. Admit the error. Take the example of the Community Action Programs that help with energy bills. +6
Ord 19-18 4/17/2019 6:03 PMBruce Becker Against I am strongly opposed to any and all such penalties for the trash program that continues to strong arm the residents of Saint Paul! +6
Ord 19-18 4/17/2019 4:58 PM  Against It's time to admit the trash program is failing miserably. Amy for once do what's right for the majority. This is another attempt to save face and milk the residents of St. Paul out of more money. +7
Ord 19-18 4/17/2019 8:17 AMTimothy Frankland Against This ordinance to expand the powers of the City Council leaves much to be desired. It states (Section 1, Subdivision 2) that the new proposed process for imposing civil penalties must provide for an opportunity to be heard by a neutral party, but the ordinance completely fails to elaborate beyond that. It fails to explain the proposed process for appeal or argument before a neutral party, it fails to explain how the neutral party should be selected, and it fails to state the time frame for such appeal. These are critical details that should be clearly spelled out in this ordinance, not just left for clarification at a later date. If the City Council wants to expand its powers in connection with the imposition of civil penalties, it should thoroughly explain the argument or appeal process to its residents now as part of this ordinance. As currently written, this ordinance should be voted down. +7
Ord 19-18 4/16/2019 10:27 PMKen Rowe Against The city building official has been caught by the State licensing authority trying to enforce fire codes. His licensing authority has warned him regarding his violation of the MN Statutes, now the city council wants to have the authority to allow their building official to issue fines. St. Paul DSI currently holds more power than the police department yet have limited training and act at the will of the council members. There is no way they should have the authority to issue fines. +7
Ord 19-18 4/16/2019 5:51 PMSoverign Sharon Against Legal Constitutional Notice via Blogs http://bloggin-*****.blogspot.com
Ord 19-18 4/13/2019 7:56 PM  Against Hopefully there is at least one member of the city council who will have the grace to vote against this attempt to bully and abuse the citizens of St. Paul. +9
Ord 19-18 4/12/2019 4:17 PMCandidateSharonAnderson Against City cannot by Resolution/Ordinance Unconstitutional Issues http://saintpaultrash.com/downloads.htm?fbclid=IwAR0PrXft5EIk_ARlOa6LS2eQriFtGT0RWmBhfWgiSmtqtbvYuPvBeRrt7sI#CivilPenalties
Ord 19-17 4/6/2019 10:44 PMSharon4Anderson Against Taxaction without Representation http://taxthemax.blogspot.com
Ord 19-18 4/6/2019 10:51 AMCandidateSharonAnderson Against https://mailchi.mp/78297432aa96/notice-of-joinder-hearing-time-change?e=6b88bf099b also Challenge Marcia Moermond is NOT QUALIFIED to hear all these Cases http://sharon-quitam.blogspot.com FURTHER its Illegal to submit millions of Propertys Dollars via Consent Agenda without Public Consent;.
Ord 19-18 4/5/2019 5:20 PM    Yet again Amy Brendmoen moves forward with an ordinance making it harder and more expensive for St. Paul residents to stay in their homes. Instead of admitting that the entire trash program has been a failure, she and her council cronies instead push forward with forcing residents to pay more. This ordinance shows just how out of touch Amy Brendmoen is with the wants and needs of her constituents and the greater St. Paul residency. Shame on the council for not standing up for their constituents. +15 -1 1
RES 19-422 4/2/2019 4:27 PMCandidateSharonAnderson Against Stale Dated Ex Inspections re 1156 Maryland and now 1152 Maryland Targeted area's to Condemn,Vacate, without Under Oath of Marcia Claire Moermond in Ward 6 Gustavo Lopez http://sharons-quitam.blogspot.com 1152 Maryland Ave E St Paul MN 55106-2737 *1152 MARYLAND AVE E *Ward: 6 *Pending as of: 2/4/2019 CLOVERDALE, ST. PAUL, MINN. LOT 7 BLK 1 Excessive Inspection 1.00 488.00 $488.00 28-29-22-12-0225 Real Estate Admin Fee 35.00 1.00 $35.00 $523.00 *** Owner and Taxpayer *** ** PLEASE NOTE ** 17 057903 Inv# 1410595 17 057903 Inv# 1412424 17 057903 Inv# 1413569 17 057903 Inv# 1414643
Ord 19-18 4/1/2019 5:11 AMEric Lein Against A PETITION REQUESTING A REFERENDUM IS CIRCULATING ----- Ordinance 19-18 amends the City Charter so that “the Council shall have full power and authority to establish, enforce, alter, amend or repeal a procedure by ordinance to impose civil penalties for each violation of a city ordinance.” We, being registered voters residing in the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, request a referendum on Ordinance 19-18 per MN Statutes 410.12, Subd.7. +13
Ord 19-24 3/29/2019 6:47 PMSt.Paul Against ConstitutionalChallenge Illegal Delegation of Power by Council to Leg.MarciaMormond Unqualified ursurping rule of Law Separation of Powers etc. Sec.18.01, appointed by Council, without Testimony of Executive Branch Water Board http://code-corruption.blogspot.com
Ord 19-27 3/29/2019 5:24 PMAnne Thom Against I submitted a comment and your software is flagging the word scooter/scooters. -1
Ord 19-27 3/29/2019 5:19 PMAnne Thom   Please, no more stuff on the sidewalks to make it difficult and dangerous for pedestrians. The city now lets bicyclists and scooter riders here to nearly flatten those of us who choose to go around town on foot. These sandwich boards take up space that is really meant for pedestrian traffic. I can find no data to show sandwich boards increase revenues as an effective marketing tool. Commercial properties have windows to place signs in to entice customers into the business.They can choose to use that or some other advertising mechanism. My choice as a pedestrian is to jump over a sign, halt my walk in waiting for other traffic to p*** and go around, walk in the street or on the boulevard, or otherwise have to get out of the way. Sidewalks are constructed with my tax money in order for me to navigate this city. Businesses have other, more effective means to advertise. Don't remove pedestrian space. We are already weary of the bikes, scooters and double-wide strollers running into us. +1 -1
Ord 19-16 3/29/2019 2:42 AMPeter Butler Against The proposed 8.03 text will effectively reject the signatures of St. Paul residents who move frequently, have not voted within the last four elections, refuse to give their birth year, or change names due to marriage or divorce but do not update their registration record. People who transpose their address on a petition, do not use their full legal name (included hyphenated last names) or provide the wrong birth year will have their signatures rejected. Such strict requirements disenfranchise low-income people and minorities. +6
Ord 19-21 3/27/2019 9:14 AMSt.Paul   http://saintpaultrash.com/downloads.htm?fbclid=IwAR1gHctJ_M9IaKZCco3cf5Pe8JanfO8B3nR4TNs3M8_Au1X1WQOyXiZlBr0 Legal Notice of Trash Lawsuits -1