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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/3/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 21-23 11Communications & Receive/FileMayor's Emergency Executive Orders 21-9 and 21-10.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
CO 21-24 12Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 975 Hudson Road a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
CO 21-25 13Communications & Receive/FileLetters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 575 Park Street and 595 Park Street nuisance properties. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
Min 21-8 14Approval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the November 4 and 18, 2020 Saint Paul City Council meetings.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-281 15ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to execute grant agreements with the Metropolitan Council, and the Department of Employment and Economic Development which includes an indemnification clause.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-290 16ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to $150,000 in capital funds and up to $75,000 in equipment funds for Hidden Falls-Crosby Regional Park from the Federal Recreational Trail grant program; and to apply for grants to other agencies and groups as needed for any matching amounts required.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-311 17ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to accept the donation of lunch for the department personnel on March 7, 2021 valued at $500 from Tom and Roxanne McDonough.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-312 18ResolutionApproving the Labor Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022) between the City of Saint Paul and District Lodge No. 77, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO. (Laid over from March 3)Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-317 19ResolutionApproving the addition of an Auto Body Repair/Painting Shop License with conditions to the existing Auto Repair Garage license for Rice Auto Repair Inc., d/b/a Rice Auto Repairs (License ID #20070004299), for the premises located at 601 Rice Street in Saint Paul.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-326 111ResolutionAffirming the Extension of Declaration of Local Emergency issued March 1, 2021 by Mayor Melvin Carter III.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-325 110ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Deborah Mitchell, Libby Kantner, Stephen Moore, and Seanne Thomas to the Planning Commission.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
SR 21-26 112Staff ReportPresentation from Ramsey County Attorney's Office regarding current prosecution standards and challenges.Withdrawn  Action details Video Video
SR 21-21 113Staff ReportUpdate on Covid-19 vaccinations.Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
RES 21-257 114ResolutionApproving 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)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-10 215OrdinanceCreating 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 PH 21-26 116Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during July to September 2020. (File No. 2100LDSRP, Assessment No. 214000)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-27 117Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Repair of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Properties during July to September 2020. (File No. SWRP2100, Assessment No. 213000)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-30 118Resolution-Public HearingTransferring $50,000 from the 2021 budget in the Energy Initiatives accounting unit, previously received from the McKnight grant (via RES PH 20-29) for electric vehicle hubs as part of the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network Project, to the Public Works grant fund.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-34 119Resolution-Public HearingApproving installation of bike lanes on Hamline Avenue from Highland Parkway to Randolph Avenue.Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-46 120Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing application and acceptance of two grants from the State of Minnesota for asset preservation of the Minnesota Humanities Center’s main facility; amending the 2021 City budget in the amount of $1,750,000 upon acceptance of said grants; and approving and authorizing execution of a State Grant Agreement and other necessary documents in connection therewith (District 5, Ward 6).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-4 121OrdinanceAmending the zoning code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-6 122OrdinanceAmending Chapter 366A of the Legislative Code entitled “Parades, Races and Public Assemblies” to prohibit possession of certain items at such events. (To be withdrawn)Withdrawn  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-8 123OrdinanceGranting 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.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-29 225Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 730 BELLOWS STREET. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-45 226Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 646 BLAIR AVENUE. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 218508)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-121 227Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 899 BURR STREET. (File No. J2019A, Assessment No. 208534)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-123 229Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 899 BURR STREET. (File No. VB2103B, Assessment No. 218813)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-100 230Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 308 COMO AVENUE. (File No. J2104A, Assessment No. 218503)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-5 231Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 696 CONCORD STREET. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-58 232Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1841 CONWAY STREET. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 218508)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-28 233Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1 EDGCUMBE PLACE. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-20 234Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2012 EDGCUMBE ROAD. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-34 235Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1205 EDGERTON STREET. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-356 237Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 183 GENESEE STREET. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-352 238Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 393 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-30 239Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1656 GURNEY STREET. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-68 241Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 690 HALL AVENUE. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-19 342Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 734 HALL AVENUE. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-35 244Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1243 HIGHLAND PARKWAY. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-103 245Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1027 IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. J2014A1, Assessment No. 208544)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-98 246Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 869 JENKS AVENUE. (File No. J2014A1, Assessment No. 208544)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-13 147Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderReferring to City Council of a potential stay of enforcement of demolition for John Ray, for property at 655 JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-347 248Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1288 JESSIE STREET. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-26 249Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 745 LAFOND AVENUE. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 218508)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-337 251Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1028 LAWSON AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2019A, Assessment No. 208534)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-33 253Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 803 MONTANA AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-6 254Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 507 MONTROSE LANE. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-74 255Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1214 PACIFIC STREET. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-126 156Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File No. RLH AR 20-133 to delete the assessment for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during December 24, 2019 to May 18, 2020 at 1362 PALACE AVENUE. (File No. VB2101, Assessment No. 218800)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-62 357Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1393 PROSPERITY AVENUE. (File No. J2103A1, Assessment No. 218516)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-63 258Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1393 PROSPERITY AVENUE. (File No. J2104A3, Assessment No. 218520)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-64 259Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1393 PROSPERITY AVENUE. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 208534)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-353 260Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 975 REANEY AVENUE. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-338 261Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1033 REANEY AVENUE. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-4 263Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 51 SARATOGA STREET NORTH - 1523 PORTLAND AVENUE. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-105 264Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during June 22 to July 22, 2020 at 1670 SEVENTH STREET EAST. (File No. J2103E, Assessment No. 218302)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-108 265Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1670 SEVENTH STREET EAST. (File No. J2105A, Assessment No. 218504)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-110 266Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1670 SEVENTH STREET. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-72 268Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1365 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 218508)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-357 270Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 894 WESTMINSTER STREET. (File No. J2019A, Assessment No. 208534)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 20-98 272Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up March 16 to 30, 2020. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-10 273Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2020. (File No. CG2004A2, Assessment No. 200164)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-11 274Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2020. (File No. CG2004A1, Assessment No. 200163)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-13 275Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 30 to October 14, 2020. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 218508)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-14 276Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during October 14 to 29, 2020. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-339 240Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 647 HAGUE AVENUE. (File No. J2019A, Assessment No. 208534)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 20-97 271Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up March 2 to 11, 2020. (File No. J2019A, Assessment No. 208534)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-122 228Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 899 BURR STREET. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509) (Public hearing continued to September 8, 2021)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-59 236Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 104 FAIRVIEW AVENUE SOUTH. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509) (Public hearing continued to July 21, 2021)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-22 269Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 649 WESTERN AVENUE NORTH. (File No. J2109A, Assessment No. 218508) (Public hearing continued to August 4, 2021)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-80 250Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 661 LAWSON AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509)ReferredPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-134 167Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 818 SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2110A, Assessment No. 218509) (Amend to File No. J2110A2, Assessment No. 218333)ReferredPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 20-51 343Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1629 HARTFORD AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the January 13, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 100 days)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 20-358 252Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2106 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. J2020A, Assessment No. 208535)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.
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. +2
3/3/2021 7:26 PMConnor McGinnis Against Living a block west of the proposed construction site, I'm disinclined toward the idea of adding an apartment building to an area that is already seeing increased growth from the University of St. Thomas and from additional structures such as the new apartment already being built on the corner of Finn and Marshall. This is too rapid of growth in too short a time for an otherwise nice residential area. +2
3/3/2021 5:26 PMEvan Koop Against I reside at 2137 Marshall Ave. I believe the rezoning of 2069 Marshall Ave. to construct a large apartment complex would not be in keeping with the character of the neighborhood and would significantly increase both noise and traffic in an already busy area. +2
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. +1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. +7
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. +2 -1
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. +8