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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 4/24/2019 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 19-25 11 Administrative OrderEstablishing a new account code for two (2) Year-Round STAR awards adopted via City Council Resolutions #19-501 and #19-570; One (1) Year-Round STAR award via Resolution 19-517 is being added to an established project account code; and two (2) Year-Round STAR awards via Resolutions 18-430 and 17-1797 are being moved into existing account codes for the same projects.   Not available Not available
AO 19-26 12 Administrative OrderAmending CDBG activities budgets.   Not available Not available
RES 19-710 13 ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for Payne-Phalen Community Council (District 5).   Not available Not available
RES 19-678 14Authorizing Seth Ozer to attend 2019 National Homeland Security ConferenceResolutionAuthorizing the Emergency Management Department to pay for the actual costs of expenses which include registration/tuition, travel, per diem and lodging for Seth Ozer (non-city employee) to attend the 2019 National Homeland Security Conference from June 16 to June 21, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.   Not available Not available
RES 19-644 15EOC & Training Expenses - 2 of 2ResolutionAuthorizing the Emergency Management Department to pay for all costs for Emergency Management training and/or costs associated with the operation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergencies and declared disasters in 2019.   Not available Not available
RES 19-667 16Q4 Delinqent Garbage October to December 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 May 9, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901C3, Assessment No. 190062)   Not available Not available
RES 19-668 17Q4 Delinquent Garbage October to December 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 May 9, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901C4, Assessment No. 190063)   Not available Not available
RES 19-669 18Q4 Delinquent Garbage October to December 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 May 9, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901D1, Assessment No. 190054)   Not available Not available
RES 19-671 19Q4 Delinquent Garbage October to December 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 May 16, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901D3, Assessment No. 190065)   Not available Not available
RES 19-672 110Q4 Delinquent Garabge October to December 2019ResolutionApproving 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 May 16, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901D4, Assessment No. 190066)   Not available Not available
RES 19-673 111Q4 Delinqent Garbage October to December 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 May 16, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067)   Not available Not available
RES 19-674 112Q4 Delinquent Garbage October to Decmeber 2019ResolutionApproving 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 May 16, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901E2, Assessment No. 190068)   Not available Not available
RES 19-675 113Q4 Delinquent Garbage October to December 2019ResolutionApproving 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 May 23, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901E3, Assessment No. 190069)   Not available Not available
RES 19-676 114Q4 Delinquent Garbage October to December 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 May 23, 2019 and City Council public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1901E4, Assessment No. 190070)   Not available Not available
RES 19-597 115Electricians MOA 2019 Wage and Fringe AdjustmentResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2019 Wage and Fringe Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 110.   Not available Not available
RES 19-640 116EMT Rate of PayResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for the new classification of Emergency Medical Technician in Grade 028 of EG 03, Firefighters Local #21.   Not available Not available
RES 19-684 117Requesting Comprehensive Road and Transit FundingResolutionRequesting that the Minnesota Legislature pass a comprehensive road and transit funding package.   Not available Not available
RES 19-665 118Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Dayna Frank to the Visit Saint Paul Board of DirectorsResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment of Dayna Frank to the Visit Saint Paul Board of Directors.   Not available Not available
RES 19-666 219Amending the term of the Mayor’s appointment of Sheri Riemers to the Workforce Innovation BoardResolutionAmending the term of the Mayor’s appointment of Sheri Riemers to the Workforce Innovation Board.   Not available Not available
RES 19-685 120uthorizing the City of Saint Paul to accept a gift of no more than $3,500 from the McKnight Foundation via HOURCAR, to cover the costs of airfare, lodging, and food for Russ Stark (Mayor’s Office), Councilmember Mitra Jalali Nelson, and Chris Belair (PublResolutionAuthorizing the City of Saint Paul to accept a gift of no more than $3,500 from the McKnight Foundation via HOURCAR, to cover the costs of airfare, lodging, and food for Russ Stark (Mayor’s Office), Councilmember Mitra Jalali Nelson, and Chris Belair (Public Works) to attend a series of meetings in Los Angeles, CA April 24-26, 2019.   Not available Not available
RES 19-620 121Supporting Metro Transit B LineResolutionSupporting Metro Transit’s B Line Arterial Bus Rapid Transit and requesting an extension of the corridor to Downtown Saint Paul, generally along Selby Avenue.   Not available Not available
RES 19-627 122Spring 2019 TBRA Grant ApplicationsResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to Metropolitan Council for Tax Base Revitalization Grants for 2014th Street East, 441-453 Snelling Avenue North, and 605-617 Stryker Avenue.   Not available Not available
RES 19-629 123Spring 2019 LCDA-TOD Grant ApplicationsResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to Metropolitan Council for a Livable Communities Transit-Oriented Development Grant for 422 University Avenue West (Little Mekong Market).   Not available Not available
RES 19-630 124Spring 2019 LCDA Pre-Development Grant ApplictionsResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Pre-Development Grants for 966 Mississippi River Boulevard South (Ford Site) and 1730 University Avenue West.   Not available Not available
RES 19-626 125Spring 2019 DEED Cleanup and Investigation Grant ApplicationsResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to submit a Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for the International Institute of Minnesota project at 1694 Como Avenue.   Not available Not available
RES 19-648 126K9 Foundation DonationResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to accept a gift from the Saint Paul Police K-9 Foundation.   Not available Not available
RES 19-613 127Smithsonian of African American History Trip with Community MembersResolutionAuthorizing Police Department personnel to travel with the annual trip to Washington, DC in partnership with the Circle of Peace Movement to promote healing in our community.   Not available Not available
RES 19-677 128 ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Public Works to apply to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for funding of the I-35E Harrison Avenue Noise-Wall Community Landscape Partnership Plan Phase Three (3).   Not available Not available
RES 19-595 129MnDOT Force Account Agreement for the Downtown Traffic Signal Enhancements ProjectResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into Agreement No.1033859 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for federal participation in a force account for the Downtown Traffic Signal Enhancements Project.   Not available Not available
RES 19-701 132 ResolutionApproving the agreement with Spin to provide e-scooter sharing services for 2019.   Not available Not available
RES 19-660 133Airport Express Super Taxi License RevocationResolutionApproving adverse action against the Taxicab Service Company license held by Jamal Omer Adem, d/b/a Airport Express Super Taxi (License ID320170003117) at 1540 Conway Street.   Not available Not available
RES 19-621 134Mounds Park Sports Bar - 1067 Hudson RoadResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, to add a Liquor On Sale - 2 AM Closing license to the existing Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location licenses, for Mounds Park Sports Bar LLC, d/b/a Mounds Park Sports Bar (License ID # 20130005374) at 1067 Hudson Road. (Laid over from April 24)   Not available Video Video
RES 19-699 130e-scooter sharing agreement with LimeResolutionApproving the agreement with Lime to provide e-scooter sharing services for 2019.   Not available Video Video
RES 19-700 131 ResolutionApproving the agreement with Bird to provide e-scooter sharing services for 2019. (Laid over from April 24 and May 1) (To be withdrawn)   Not available Video Video
RES 19-733 1 Parks and Rec Rules Update April 2019ResolutionApproving updated rules and regulations for the Department of Parks and Recreation.   Not available Not available
RES 19-621 1 Mounds Park Sports Bar - 1067 Hudson RoadResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, to add a Liquor On Sale - 2 AM Closing license to the existing Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location licenses, for Mounds Park Sports Bar LLC, d/b/a Mounds Park Sports Bar (License ID # 20130005374) at 1067 Hudson Road. (Laid over from April 24)   Not available Not available
RES 19-647 135National Autism MonthResolutionRecognizing April as Autism Awareness Month in the City of Saint Paul.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-15 1364.04 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 137Charter 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 138charter 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 139charter 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 19-23 140Amending 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 141Amending 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 19-26 142Amending 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 143Amending 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
Ord 19-28 1440 Bradford Street RezoningOrdinanceGranting the application of PAK Investment Holdings, Inc. to rezone property at 0 Bradford Street (between 2314 Wycliff and 2285 Hampden Avenue) from I1 Light Industrial to I2 General Industrial at 2314 Wycliff Street, and from I2 to I1 at 2285 Hampden Avenue (related to adjustment of common boundary); and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-29 145Establishment of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management DistrictsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 81 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the City’s stormwater sewer system by adding new language providing for the creation of green infrastructure stormwater management districts and authorizing the collection of charges for payment of the capital and annual maintenance and operational costs of green infrastructure stormwater management systems.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-87 146Sanneh/Conway Grant App. Lease and BudgetResolution-Public HearingAmending the 2019 City Capital Improvement Budget in the amount of $60,000 to accept financing from the Sanneh Foundation to fund pre-design work in anticipation of a $4,500,000 grant from the State of Minnesota for the renovation of field space at Conway Recreation Center site, managed by the Sanneh Foundation; and approving and authorizing execution of State Grant Agreement and a Lease with the Sanneh Foundation and other related documents (collectively, the “Lease / Use Documents” District 1, Ward 7).   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-111 247 Resolution-Public HearingAmending the 2019 PED Operations budget for a Reimbursement Agreement with Ryan Companies for the Ford Site Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR).   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-93 148Grant Fund Budget Amendment - Mutliple GrantsResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Police Department grant fund in the amount of $266,294 for the Pathway to Policing, National Forensic Sciences Improvement, and Grotto Foundation grants.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-70 149Budget amendment transferring funds to the 2019 Fairview Street Reconstruction ProjectResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget by transferring $650,000 in revenues to the 2019 Fairview Street Reconstruction Project.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-109 150 Resolution-Public HearingAmending the 2019 budget for Fleet Services in the Office of Financial Services by $437,058 and the Public Works Department by $55,128 to purchase street sweeping equipment.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-97 151SLV - St. Paul Great Strides - PH 4-24-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a sound level variance to present outdoor music and announcements for the St. Paul Great Strides on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Minnesota State Capitol.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-104 152SLV - Grillfest - PH 4-24-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota Monthly for a sound level variance to present live amplified music for Grillfest on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5, 2019 at 360 North Broadway Street.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-103 153SLV - Mayfest 2019 - PH 4-24-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Hampden Park Co-Op for a sound level variance to provide amplified sound for Mayfest on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 928 Raymond Avenue.   Not available Video Video
RLH CO 19-6 25423 W. AckerResolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Robert Leibman to a Correction Notice at 23 ACKER STREET WEST.   Not available Not available
RLH CO 19-7 25527 W. Acker St.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Robert Leibman to a Correction Notice at 27 ACKER STREET WEST.   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 19-27 2561621 Arcade StreetResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Dolores Jacobson to a Summary Abatement Order at 1621 ARCADE STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 19-11 2571391 Barclay St.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of John Henly, Rev Nik Contractors, on behalf of John Maranda, to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 1391 BARCLAY STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 19-14 2581030 Case AvenueResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1030 CASE AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 19-10.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-9 359915 CENTRAL AVENUE WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 915 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST. (File No. VB1905, Assessment No. 198804; amend to File No. VB1905A, Assessment No. 199813)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-183 260346 FULLER AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 346 FULLER AVENUE. (File No. CRT1905A, Assessment No. 198210)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 19-3 361899 Germain St Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 899 GERMAIN STREET within fifteen (15) days after the February 13, 2019 City Council public hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days) (Public hearing continued from June 5)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 19-15 262412 Holly Ave Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 412 HOLLY AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the April 24, 2019 City Council public hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)   Not available Not available
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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
RES 19-668 4/23/2019 10:43 PMMarguerite DeSpain    I am against all of the aspects of the City Council's Meeting that are focused on ***essing citizens for delinquent garbage bills and opposed to the City Council amending its Charter so it does not have to honor the citizens of St. Paul in their recent petition to the City (that followed all guidelines). It is a travesty of government for you to change the rules after the fact as a way to fight against citizen input. While citizen input is inconvenient, the day you find yourselves legislating citizen input out of your process is the saddest day of your leadership. Hearing input before a program does not excuse the Council from hearing input and making changes during the first months and year of a program. It is irresponsible to ignore those of us participating in the trash program as neighbor-sharers that don't need our own bin. It is irresponsible of the Council to arbitrarily impose penalties on those of us that never had trash pickup in the past, and now are penalized. +1
RES 19-667 4/23/2019 10:42 PMMarguerite DeSpain  Against I am against all of the aspects of the City Council's Meeting that are focused on ***essing citizens for delinquent garbage bills and opposed to the City Council amending its Charter so it does not have to honor the citizens of St. Paul in their recent petition to the City (that followed all guidelines). It is a travesty of government for you to change the rules after the fact as a way to fight against citizen input. While citizen input is inconvenient, the day you find yourselves legislating citizen input out of your process is the saddest day of your leadership. Hearing input before a program does not excuse the Council from hearing input and making changes during the first months and year of a program. It is irresponsible to ignore those of us participating in the trash program as neighbor-sharers that don't need our own bin. It is irresponsible of the Council to arbitrarily impose penalties on those of us that never had trash pickup in the past, and now are penalized.
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
RES 19-699 4/19/2019 5:55 PMAnne Thom Against If you have no plan for enforcement and no decision on who is at fault and is liable for injury to pedestrians when someone on foot is hit by someone riding one of these then NO. Please put some more thought and effort into pedestrian safety and enforcement of the existing laws which designate these as a motorized vehicle. You haven't addressed this with electric bikes either. -1
RES 19-700 4/19/2019 5:53 PMAnne Thom Against What's your enforcement plan? I ended up enforcing the ordinance on these and I am not paid to do this. Also, who is liable when I am hit or my dog is hit by someone riding one of these?
RES 19-701 4/19/2019 5:50 PM    What's your plan for enforcement? Also who is liable when someone on one of these runs into me or my dog? If you have no plans for enforcement or liability coverage - NO.
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
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