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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 2/24/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 21-22 12Communications & Receive/FileMayor's Emergency Executive Order 21-8.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-10 11Administrative OrderAmending CDBG projects budget.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
Min 21-7 13Approval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-128 14ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during December 1 to 14, 2020, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 16, 2021 and City Council public hearing for April 28, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2113A, Assessment No. 218512)Adopted  Action details Not available
RES 21-129 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during December 14 to 31, 2020, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 16, 2021 and City Council public hearing for April 28, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2114A, Assessment No. 218513)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-135 16ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into cooperative agreement PUBW2021-01 with Ramsey County for the construction of Traffic Signal System Improvements.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-170 17ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $2,006,978 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to purchase 275 portable radios and provide cardiac and cancer screenings for firefighters.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-286 18ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2020 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant in the amount of $173,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide fire investigation training and equipment and health and wellness programs for firefighters including peer support, peer fitness, and cancer task force.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-231 19ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and, if awarded, accept funds from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for Right Track, the City’s Youth Employment Program, in an amount of up to $850,000 a year for two years.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-234 110ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and, if awarded, accept funds from the F.R. Bigelow Foundation for Right Track, the City’s Youth Employment Program, in an amount of up to $20,000 for program year 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-247 111ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and, if awarded, accept funds from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund for Right Track, the City’s Youth Employment Program, in an amount of up to $60,000 for program year 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-248 112ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to be named as a subgrantee of Saint Paul Public Schools application to the United States Department of Agriculture and, if awarded, accept funds from Saint Paul Public Schools for Right Track, the City’s Youth Employment Program, in an amount of up to $20,000 for summer program years 2022, 2023, and 2024.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-261 113ResolutionAuthorizing the Horticulture Department at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory to apply for a grant of up to $400 from the Mid-America Orchid Congress and, if awarded, accept it for the purchase of orchid plants in the year 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-237 114ResolutionAuthorizing the City enter into an agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) for the Kellogg/Third Street Bridge Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-262 115ResolutionAuthorizing using a Project Labor Agreement for the 2021 Citywide Sidewalk Contract, Downtown Brick Removal, Griggs-Scheffer Paving Project Phase 2, Hamline Avenue Mill and Overlay, Pelham Boulevard Bump-Outs, Saint Paul and Jefferson Avenue Pedestrian Improvements, Eastbound Kellogg Boulevard Bridge and Kellogg-Third Street Bridge, and authorizing not using a Project Labor Agreement on the Bancroft Stairs and Arterial Corridor Management.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-272 116ResolutionMemorializing the City Council's decision denying an appeal from a decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals to approve zoning variances requested to construct a new triplex on a lot that with an existing triplex on property commonly known as 542 Portland Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-277 117ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to enter into the Interlocal Agreement with Ramsey County and the City of Maplewood for the 2020 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-212 118ResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for a Wine On Sale, and Malt On Sale (Strong) licenses, for Taco N Madre Taqueria Y Cevicheria LLC (License ID # 20200002591), d/b/a same, at 63 Winifred Street West.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
SR 21-25 119Staff ReportPresentation regarding preparations in case of future unrest.Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
RES 21-257 120ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment of Roxanne Draughn and Walter Battle to a four-year term on the Neighborhood STAR Board. (Laid over from February 24)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-7 121OrdinanceAmending and replacing ordinance CF10-779 and authorizing the issuance of general obligation library refunding bonds of the Public Library Agency in order to achieve debt service savings.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-4 122OrdinanceAmending the zoning code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study.Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-6 123OrdinanceAmending Chapter 366A of the Legislative Code entitled “Parades, Races and Public Assemblies” to prohibit possession of certain items at such events. (To be withdrawn)Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-8 124OrdinanceGranting the application of 2069 Marshall Ave LLC to rezone property at 2069 Marshall Avenue from T2 Traditional Neighborhood to T3 Traditional Neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-61 125Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing an increase in the Parks and Recreation Grant Fund Budgets in the amount of $1,420,000 to reflect various grant funding awarded in 2021 and establish the appropriate grant activity budgets. These grants include the following: State of MN DEED Right Track Grant (additional funding of $700,000 for State Fiscal Year 2021), Right Track CDBG Grant ($400,000 additional funding for 2021), EAB funding from MN DNR (additional grant funding of $30,000 for SFY 2021), Twins Grant ($100,000 additional funding for 2021) and non-grant 2021 project budgets for Environmental Services ($100,000) and Arts and Gardening Services ($90,000).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-19 126Resolution-Public HearingAccepting a Competitive Equity Grant from the Metropolitan Council, amending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $154,255 for environmental services, exhibits, public art, and architect services for the Wakan Tipi Center project at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, and entering into a grant agreement, which includes an indemnification clause.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-29 127Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Emergency Management for the 2020 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-33 128Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing Police and Emergency Management Departments to accept a grant in the amount of $783,119 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA for the Port Security Grant Program.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-36 129Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the City to accept $9,222,640 in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Funds; amend the 2021 budget to incorporate the funds; exercise the Joint Powers with City of Minneapolis, Dakota County, Hennepin County, and Ramsey County to carry out a Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Rental Assistance Landlord Application Program; approve program guidelines; and execute the necessary agreements.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-31 130Resolution-Public HearingAmending the 2021 budget by adding the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-32 131Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to accept and amend the 2021 Special Fund Budget for the 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-37 132Resolution-Public HearingAmending the Public Works grant budget for a Department of Energy grant of $3,650,237.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-38 133Resolution-Public HearingAmending the Public Works grant budget for a Department of Transportation grant of $4,000,000.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-10 134OrdinanceCreating Chapter 223 of the Legislative Code relating to Guaranteed Income Program (Title XXIII).Amended and Laid Over for Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES 21-304 1 ResolutionAdopting the Community-First Public Safety City Council Fund Grant Awards.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-289 1 ResolutionWaiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale- 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale- Sunday, Liquor- Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk), and Gambling Location Licenses with conditions to Michael P. Mulrooney d/b/a Mike’s Tav On The Ave (License ID #20200002773) for the premises located at 472 Snelling Avenue South.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 21-23 235Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1000 ARCADE STREET. (File No. J2104B, Assessment No. 211803)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH OA 21-2 239Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Lori R. Dittel, heir of Fee Owners, for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 53 COOK AVENUE WEST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH OA 21-4 243Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Anthony Costanza on behalf of CMA Investment, LLC for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 353 LARCH STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-13 244Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 811 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2014B1, Assessment No. 208116)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH SAO 21-8 245Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1098 MARION STREET in Council File RLH SAO 20-50.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-37 246Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1119 MONTANA AVENUE WEST. (File No. VB2104, Assessment No. 218803)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-75 247Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1214 PACIFIC STREET. (File No. J2104E, Assessment No. 218303)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-111 249Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1670 SEVENTH STREET EAST. (File No. VB2104, Assessment No. 218803)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-3 251Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1417 TAYLOR AVENUE. (File No. J2104E, Assessment No. 218303)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH OA 21-3 252Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of The Pointe of Saint Paul Condominium Association for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 78 TENTH STREET EAST, UNIT P291 (PIN ID 31-29-22-43-1260).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-32 353Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 721 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. CRT2104, Assessment No. 218203)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH FCO 21-21 254Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Michael Ortner, Representing Tenant Onnis Gonzalez-Buell, to a Correction Notice - Complaint Inspection at 1256 WILSON AVENUE, #110.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH FCO 21-22 255Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Jess Nelson, Halverson & Blaiser Group Ltd., on behalf of Steve Minn to a Correction Notice - Complaint Inspection at 1256 WILSON AVENUE, #110.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 21-1 256Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during February 18 to August 13, 2020. (File No. VB2104, Assessment No. 218803)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-2 257Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during September 2020. (File No. J2104B, Assessment No. 218103)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 21-3 258Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Demolition services from August to September 2020 . (File No. J2102C, Assessment No. 212001)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-4 259Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during July 16 to August 17, 2020. (File No. CRT2104, Assessment No. 218203)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-5 260Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during July 23 to August 21, 2020. (File No. J2104E, Assessment No. 218303)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-6 261Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during October 7 to 15, 2020. (File No. J2104P, Assessment No. 218403)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-65 236Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1696 BOHLAND AVENUE. (File No. VB2104, Assessment No. 218803)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-2 238Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 101 COMO AVENUE. (File No. VB2104, Assessment No. 218803)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-373 440Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1450 DALE STREET NORTH. (File No. J2011E, Assessment No. 208316) (Amend to reduce)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-85 237Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 919 CLEAR AVENUE. (File No. J2104E, Assessment No. 218303) (Amend to File No. J2104E2, Assessment No. 218309)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-56 241Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1340 FOURTH STREET EAST. (File No. J2104E, Assessment No. 218303) (Public hearing continued to August 4, 2021)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 20-31 642Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1033 GALTIER STREET within fifteen (15) days after the September 23, 2020, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-44 248Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1802 ROSS AVENUE. (File No. VB2104, Assessment No. 218803) (Public hearing continued to May 5, 2021)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-6 150Resolution LH Vacate OrderAmending Council File RLH VO 20-54, adopted December 9, 2020, to grant Ruby Nguyen to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate an additional extension for property at 777 SIXTH STREET EAST.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
Ord 21-6 3/10/2021 2:37 AMIan Hedberg Against I must express my vehement opposition to this ordinance. Peaceful protesting is guaranteed by the first amendment to the U.S. constitution *explicitly*. Allowing civilians to voice dissastisfaction is essential to allow the state to change course before tensions erupt into full violence. I would be appalled to see Saint Paul adopt the same kind of repressive measures some foreign states use to suppress dissent, such as limiting gatherings to 5 or fewer people without state approval. Furthermore, this seems to be an attempt to suppress violent clashes between white supremacists and anti-fascists. Such clashes are the result of deep conflict originating in white colonization of North America and the institution of slavery. The violence cannot be eliminated simply by outlawing protest. Street violence is already illegal! We should not go down the path of heavy police repression of public dissent, nor give police broad discretion to arrest protestors based on sign stick size etc. +4 -4 3
Ord 21-8 3/3/2021 8:09 PMJosh Salonek Against I am against the idea to rezone 2069 Marshall Ave from T2 to T3 Traditional Neighborhood. It seems to me that this change would change the neighborhood in a significant way. The purpose of the rezoning seems to be to tear down the house and to put up another apartment building on Marshall Ave. There is already one apartment in the process of being built (2127 Marshall Ave) and it has disrupted our neighborhood. Crime has increased during the building phase and after the apartment complex is up it will add a significant amount of traffic to our already busy street. For these reasons, I do not think the City Council should rezone 2069 Marshall Ave. +6 -4 4
Ord 21-8 3/2/2021 9:46 PMMarc Paveglio Against I live on the 2100 block of Marshall Avenue and I am against the unwise development and rezoning of 2069 Marshall Ave. Please reconsider this application and allow our neighborhoods to be sustainable and healthy. +5 -4 4
Ord 21-6 3/2/2021 7:50 PMYvonne Cournoyer Against I am vehemently opposed to this effort to severely restrict and limit our Constitutional right to free speech and ***embly. There are already laws and ordinances prohibiting violence. Peaceful protests are an important way for citizens to lift up issues and raise concerns with governmental leaders. Requiring permits to ***emble is an unnecessarily harsh and extreme method for controlling protesters. And when not backed up with any call for restraint from the police, who through their aggressive responses to peaceful protests often provoke and escalate violence, this Ordinance will not prevent violence at protests and demonstrations. History shows that ordinances like this are unfairly enforced on Black and Brown people. With the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin, St. Paul has an opportunity to demonstrate that we value engaged citizens and our right to peacefully ***emble and protest. Vote NO on Ordinance 21-6. +3 -3 3
Ord 21-6 3/2/2021 7:16 PMJames Wilkinson   Error in previous comment corrected here: Minnesota law allows police officers to ask for, review and conduct signature verification for people carrying guns in the city who have permits and take action against those who do not have valid permits. +3 -3 3
Ord 21-6 3/2/2021 7:13 PMJames Wilkinson Against The proposal does not even address the possession of illegal or unlicensed guns at events here!!! Minnesota law limits St Paul's response to the increased intimidation by carrying of guns at demonstrations, parades, etc.- an almost 100% radical white nationalist phenomenon seen here. However, the City is NOT without any tools to address this. Minnesota law allows police officers to ask for, review and conduct signature verification for people carrying guns in the city. It criminalizes carrying permitted guns when under the influence of alcohol or drugs and authorizes police to address such cir***stances by using familiar screening tests. I have sent suggested language that addresses this issue by adding such weapons to the banned list and prioritizing gun checks to council members, but it does not appear that there is any real interest by sponsors in addressing the most dangerous weapons we are sure to see at times of unrest. I hope to be proven wrong. +3 -3 3
Ord 21-6 3/1/2021 8:47 PMBetsy MV Against I think this proposal creates creates excessive limitations on community members who wish to exercise their rights to free speech and public ***embly. The expectation of permits limits the ability of people to gather spontaneously based on what is happening at the moment. The city can't possibly get a permit approved within a short period of time. With the permit costing money, this also puts up a barrier for low wealth residents and BIPOC individuals. This is an ordinance written in a way to severely limit and penalize people. Is it in the best interest of anyone to be citing or arresting people for having a sign that's too large? It should not be p***ed. +3 -2 2
Ord 21-6 3/1/2021 6:16 PMLucas Cragg Against As noted by other commenters, this appears to be absolutely ripe for abuse against legitimate protest and does nothing to prevent violence being perpetrated by law enforcement or by the blackshirt wannabes. Drop this. +2 -2 2
Ord 21-6 2/27/2021 12:57 PMMike Reynolds Against As James Wilkinson notes, the proposed revisions add a slate of specific prohibitions that seem to enable inequitable enforcement of the basic underlying ordinance about public safety. The revisions constrain public ***embly in ways that could, for instance, allow harsher measures against Black Lives Matter protests while providing no greater regulation of the Proud Boys marching with semi-automatics. I would urge the Council to vote no on the revisions as proposed. +9 -2 2
Ord 21-4 2/26/2021 9:52 PMJames Wilkinson   We need more flexibility in St Paul housing and the change will help with that. Low income people and particularly immigrants do not have the income to abide by such restrictions that are focused on family relationships. Actual problems with student housing or behavior of residents should be addressed with other powers available to the City. +5 -4 3
Ord 21-6 2/25/2021 8:55 PMJames Wilkinson Against This is worse than the first version as it seems to remove the "warn first" provision. The new language on allowing some sticks for signs does not make sense when I read the sentence. Is the real danger to St. Paul is from BLM and anti-right demonstrators with 2x4s , containers of milk, etc. or from proud boys with guns and kevlar vests? Create more crimes on our books and you will see that these are used against oppressed communities. +10 -2 2