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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 4/6/2022 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 22-33 11Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 132 Western Avenue South 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
AO 22-16 12Administrative OrderAmending CDBG-CV Project Budgets: Increasing funding for Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) CDBG-CV ERA program.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 22-17 13Administrative OrderAmending CDBG Project Budgets: returning unused Ain Dah Yung project funds to CDBG undesignated project funds.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 22-334 14ResolutionAuthorizing the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation to submit project applications for federal funding into the 2022 Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation Program and to authorize the commitment of a twenty percent local funding match plus engineering for any project that is awarded federal funding.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-383 15ResolutionAuthorizing amendment No. 2 to the lease with Ramsey County extending the leased premises to include parking area improvements at the Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-416 16ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept donations up to $5,000 from CVS Pharmacy to sponsor young people participating in Right Track’s Pharmacy Technician Training Program.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-424 17ResolutionAccepting the gift of the cost of conference registration and hotel expenses from the Fire Department Instructor Conference (FDIC) for Butch Inks, Steve Sampson, and Jeramiah Melquist to attend the annual FDIC conference to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana April 25-30, 2022.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-429 18ResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for Piston Automotive Co. (License ID #20210002268), d/b/a Piston Auto, located at 1324 Arcade St. Unit A, for an Auto Repair Garage license.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-441 19ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during June 4 to December 13, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 3, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 15, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2209, Assessment No. 228811)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-442 110ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding during January 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 3, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 15, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2209B, Assessment No. 228111)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-443 111ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Demolition services from January 2022 (C.D.B.G.Funds), and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 3, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 15, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2204C, Assessment No. 222003)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-444 112ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during December 1 to January 18, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 3, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 15, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2208, Assessment No. 228207)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-445 113ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during November 22 to December 22, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 3, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 15, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2209E, Assessment No. 228310)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-457 114ResolutionApproving modifications to a Neighborhood STAR program funding for Asian Economic Development Association.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-458 115ResolutionApproving a Liquor Off Sale and waiving the three-hundred (300) foot separation distance requirement from a protected use in order to issue a Liquor Off Sale license to Life is Grand LLC d/b/a The Little Wine Shoppe (License ID #20210002156) at 2305 Como Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-459 116ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to $85,000 from the Saint Paul Public School’s (SPPS) Community Partnership for 2022-2024 ARP grant to support the Upside: Leadership Programming for Middle-School Youth project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-460 117ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to $402,000 from the Saint Paul Public School’s (SPPS) Community Partnership for 2022-2024 ARP grant to support the Mental Health Initiative project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-461 118ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to $15,000 from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s (MRAC) Flexible Support grant to support the Saint Paul Nature Champions project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-465 119ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Public Works to apply for and accept RAISE Grant funding for the Jackson Street Reconstruction and Pedestrian Improvement Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-469 120ResolutionAuthorizing the appropriate City officials to enter into Memorandums of Understanding with participating VISTA Sites.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-471 121ResolutionApproving MN GreenCorps member applications and authorizing the necessary agreements.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-476 122ResolutionApproving the adverse action against the Auto Repair license held by Duke’s Cars and Towing, LLC, d/b/a Duke’s Cars and Towing, for the premises located at 977 Front Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-484 123ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) for three one-day training sessions.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-485 124ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay. (File No. MO2120, Assessment No. 215520)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-487 125ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill and Overlay work completed by a contractor. (File No. MO2119, Assessment No. 215519)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-489 126ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program for above-standard lighting. (Project No. 2021ASL, Assessment No. 210026)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-491 127ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development grant fund for 652-654 Oakdale Avenue and for the African American Community Development L.L.C.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-499 128ResolutionApproving the appointment of Tara Beard as the Housing Director in the Department of Planning and Economic Development.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-507 129ResolutionAuthorizing the Office of Technology and Communications to update an agreement with BrainStorm Inc. (BSI) for online “how to” training and education on the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-509 130ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Human Rights and Labor Standards Supervisor.Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 22-524 132ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and AFSCME Clerical, Local 2508 for the purpose of establishing tuition assistance, uniform allowance and eligibility for consideration for scholarship grants provided grants are funded for Saint Paul Police Department Community Engagement Cadets.Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 22-525 133ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointments of Nathaniel Hood and Jeffrey Risberg to the Planning Commission.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-526 134ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Troy Hackney, Mauricio Ochoa Rosales, Ismail Khadar, and Elizabeth Starling to the Planning Commission for a term ending March 31, 2025.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-527 135ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Daud Mohamed and Natasha Jones as members of the Capital Improvement Budget Committee with a term ending March 31, 2025.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-533 136ResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointments of Richard Jacobs, Inti Martinez-Aleman, Emerald Sawyer and Timothy Trembley to the Truth in Sale of Housing Board.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-511 131ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to accept the donation of 13 saunas valued at $72,800 from the Saint Paul Fire Foundation. (To be amended.)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 22-15 137OrdinanceAmending Section 13.02 of the Administrative Code establishing duties in the Department of Safety and Inspections related to rent stabilization.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 22-17 138OrdinanceGranting the application of Nimco Ltd. to rezone property at 597 Seventh Street East from I1 light industrial to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 22-14 139OrdinanceCreating Chapter 134A of the Legislative Code (Title XII) pertaining to small wireless facilities.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 22-16 240OrdinanceAmending Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code to define certain terms contained therein and ensure consistency of language used throughout. (Public hearing continued from March 23.)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-58 141Resolution-Public HearingAccepting a 2022 Byrne Justice Assistance Criminal and Juvenile Justice Intervention grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, in the amount of $257,050.00 for the City’s ETHOS program and amending the 2022 spending and financing budget for the City Attorney's Office.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-56 142Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $92,630 to reflect additional 2022 funding from Como Friends.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-59 243Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Emergency Management for the 2021 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant for $829,500.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-60 144Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Inc for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on May 22, 2022 at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. - MN State Capitol.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-62 145Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of Kevin Vu to vacate the north-south alley in Block 4, the Strand Addition. (Petitioner requests this to be withdrawn.)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-65 146Resolution-Public HearingAmending the 2022 OFS/Real Estate Operating Budget to accept payment from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for City Real Estate services and for compensation to the Canadian Pacific/Soo Line Railroad for a permanent easement for the Gateway Trail Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-63 147Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Twin Cities Jazz Festival for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on June 24 and 25, 2022 at 221 5th St. E. - Mears Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-64 148Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Macalester College for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on May 13-15, 2022 at 179 Snelling Ave S - Macalester Stadium.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-66 149Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $1,600 for a grant received from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce for health and wellness equipment for firefighters at Fire Station 17.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-67 150Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $1,600 for a grant received from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce for health and wellness equipment for firefighters at Training.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-68 151Resolution-Public HearingApproving the applications of the Minnesota United FC for sound level variance applications in order to present amplified sound on April 16, 2022 and on April 23, 2022 within the Street and the Beer Garden Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-69 152Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Eclectic Culinary Concepts, Inc -dba- Pajarito for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on May 7, 2022 at 605 7th St W. - Pajarito.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-71 153Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during October to December 2021. (File No. 2201LDSRP, Assessment No. 224001)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-72 154Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Repair of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Properties during October to December 2021. (File No. SWRP2201, Assessment No. 223001)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-73 155Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Property during July to September 2021 at 1157 Ashland Ave. (File No. 2200LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224003)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-74 156Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Property during January to March 2021 at 2238 Dayton Ave. (File No. 2102LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224004)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES PH 22-75 157Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Property during April to June 2021 at 605 Bay St. (File No. 2103LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224005)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-81 158Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department for $7,743.04 for the reimbursement from the Minnesota Firefighter Initiative for two firefighters to attend the National Firefighter Cancer Symposium in Miami, FL, February 23-26, 2022.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-82 159Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to amend the 2022 Special Fund Budget to add the 2021 COPS LEMHWA grant.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-523 1 ResolutionExpanding the membership of the Audit Committee’s Advisory Group to include a fourth community advisor and approving the appointments of Dana M. DeMaster, Stephanie D. Dilworth and James Farnsworth as community advisors to the Audit Committee and as non-voting members for a term of three years.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-1 364Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318 EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (This resolution was adopted at the April 6 City Council meeting and will be reconsidered at the April 13 meeting.)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 22-86 271Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1446 RICE STREET. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 22-73 360Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1693 BEECH STREET. (File No. 2203T, Assessment No. 229002)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-87 361Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1276 BRADLEY STREET. (File No. CRT2207, Assessment No. 228206) (Legislative Hearing on April 5, 2022)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH FCO 21-82 262Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Terry Hopkins, Americold LLC, to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 236 and 240 CHESTER STREET.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-14 263Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1253 CLEVELAND AVENUE NORTH in Council File RLH RR 21-37.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-18 165Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderGranting a stay in the enforcement of Council File No. RLH RR 21-24, an Order to Raze and Remove the Structures at 975 HUDSON ROAD.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-84 266Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1880 OLD HUDSON ROAD. (File No. J2207E, Assessment No. 228306)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-91 167Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 59 KING STREET EAST. (File No. J2207B, Assessment No. 228106)ReferredPass Action details Not available
RLH SAO 22-10 268Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of James Maxa to a Notice to Remove Snow and/or Ice from Sidewalk at 814 PRIOR AVENUE NORTH.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 22-16 269Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Angela Pierach to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 779 RAYMOND AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-68 270Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2386 TERRITORIAL ROAD/799 RAYMOND AVENUE. (File No. J2207B, Assessment No. 228106)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-15 272Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 2075 SCUDDER STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-39.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-100 273Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 609 SIMS AVENUE. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806) (Public hearing continued to May 4, 2022)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-118 174Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1496 SIXTH STREET EAST. (File No. CRT2207, Assessment No. 228206) (April 5, 2022 Legislative Hearing)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH FCO 22-26 275Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Viet Tran, dba Stryker Auto Body, to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 584 STRYKER AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-6 276Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderSecond Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1004 THOMAS AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-42. (Nuisance is abated)ReferredPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-75 277Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 754 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-23 278Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during October 19 to November 26, 2021. (File No. CRT2207, Assessment No. 228206)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-24 279Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during September 22 to October 21, 2021. (File No. J2207E, Assessment No. 228306)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-25 280Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Removal of Dangerous Tree services during November 2021. (File No. 2203T, Assessment No. 229002)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-26 281Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Removal of Diseased Emerald Ash Tree services during November to December 2021. (File No. 2204T, Assessment No. 229003)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-27 282Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during June 16 to October 19, 2021. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-28 283Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during November 2021(File No. J2207B, Assessment No. 228106)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
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Ord 22-16 4/6/2022 2:21 PMMeg Daly For My name is Meg Daly and I'm a renter in Ward 1. I strongly urge you to vote YES for Ordinance 22-16. Ordinance 22-16 will set operational definitions for the rent stabilization policy that voters p***ed, which will ensure its consistent and clear application, and is necessary to implement rent stabilization by May 1. Clarity allows renters and landlords alike to be in good relationship and have clear understandings of what we can and cannot do. The definitions outlined in this ordinance are an important step towards this. +1
Ord 22-15 4/6/2022 2:15 PMMeg Daly For My name is Meg and I'm a renter in Ward 1. In November, St. Paulites came together across race, income, and ward to vote overwhelmingly in favor of rent stabilization because we believe everyone in our city should have a home they can count on. Now it is the responsibility of City Council to make sure this policy is implemented and enforced according to the will of the voters. That’s why I strongly urge you to vote YES for Ordinance 22-15. This legislation will allow the Department of Safety and Inspections to ***ume necessary duties in order to implement rent stabilization by May 1. We know you might have questions about how this policy will work. We must give DSI the authority to answer those questions. This ordinance is an essential first step to the answers that you — along with renters, property owners and everyone in St. Paul — are looking for. That’s why there is no time for delay. +1
Ord 22-16 4/5/2022 8:06 PMTony Aarts For My name is Tony Aarts. I live in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood in Ward 3. Last November, 53% of St. Paul voters (6/7 wards) made it clear that rent stabilization is a critical policy that people need, and it cannot wait. The momentum behind this policy is a direct response to price gouging and predatory rental operations that are hurting many in our communities. Ordinance 22-16 will set operational definitions for the rent stabilization policy that voters p***ed, which will ensure its consistent and clear application. This is necessary to implement rent stabilization by May 1. Clarity allows renters and landlords alike to be in good relationship as we all navigate the shape of this policy. It is necessary. This ordinance can’t wait. Voters demand action. Renters need protections. And everyone in our city — from renters to property owners — need the clarity these ordinances provide now. +1
Ord 22-16 4/5/2022 7:44 PMPeter Stitzel  Against With permits down 80%, the poor will be looking outside city limits for housing and much of the remaining stock will be converted into owner occupied units. Look for longer and more expensive commutes which effectively scares off businesses and employment. With the reasonable return now pushed to 8%, that will be the norm and landlords will be forced to always raise the rent or permanently reduce the value of their property, which is often their retirement plan. All in all, this ordinance couldn't have been written better if its intent was to hurt the poor, scare away employers and turn rental housing into slums. I was quite surprised to see just how fast the community is waking up to this nightmare that only 31,000 people voted for.
Ord 22-16 4/5/2022 12:32 AMSolvejg Wastvedt For I request that you p*** this policy to put into effect the will of the voters regarding rent stabilization. Fair housing options are crucial for our city's success! +1
Ord 22-16 4/2/2022 9:48 PMAdrianna Jereb For My name is Adrianna Jereb and I live in Ward 3 of St. Paul. I ask you to vote in favor of ordinance 22-16 as it will create standard and enforceable rules for rent stabilization in the city, which is what voters like me supported last November. This policy must go into effect by May 1st as outlined in the original ballot question. Thank you. +1
Ord 22-15 4/2/2022 9:40 PMAdrianna Jereb For My name is Adrianna Jereb and I live in Ward 3 of St. Paul. Last November people across St. Paul, including me, voted in support of rent stabilization. We need this strong policy to stop exploitative rental practices perpetuated by corporations just out to make a buck. In my personal experience, the high cost of rent has significantly delayed my dream of owning a home. Saving up for a down payment is taking a much longer time than I imagined as so much of my income goes to rent. Without putting the rent stabilization policy into effect this May, and making sure the DSI has the means and authority to enforce the policy, there is nothing to stop corporations from raising rent to obscene prices and forcing many people like me to perpetually rent even though we’re ready to make St. Paul our forever home. That’s why I ask you to vote in favor of Ordinance 22-15. We can’t waste any time enacting the important changes that St. Paulites voted for. +1
Ord 22-16 4/1/2022 10:32 PMTina Cassler For My name is Tina and I live in St. Paul. In November, St. Paulites came together across race, income, and ward to vote overwhelmingly in favor of rent stabilization because we believe everyone in our city should have a home they can count on. I strongly urge you to vote YES for Ordinance 22-16. Ordinance 22-16 will set operational definitions for the rent stabilization policy that voters p***ed, which will ensure its consistent and clear application, and is necessary to implement rent stabilization by May 1. Clarity allows renters and landlords alike to be in good relationship and have clear understandings of what we can and cannot do. The definitions outlined in this ordinance are an important step towards this. This ordinance can’t wait. Voters demand action. Renters need protections. And everyone in our city — from renters to property owners — need the clarity these ordinances provide NOW. Don’t be on the record as holding up this process. +1
Ord 22-15 4/1/2022 10:31 PMTina Cassler For My name is Tina and I live in St. Paul. In November, St. Paulites came together across race, income, and ward to vote overwhelmingly in favor of rent stabilization because we believe everyone in our city should have a home they can count on. I strongly urge you to vote YES for Ordinance 22-15. This legislation will allow the Department of Safety and Inspections to ***ume necessary duties in order to implement rent stabilization by May 1. We know you might have questions about how this policy will work. We must give DSI the authority to answer those questions. This ordinance is an essential first step to the answers that you — along with renters, property owners and everyone in St. Paul — are looking for. That’s why there is no time for delay. Ordinance 22-15 can’t wait. Voters demand action. Renters need protections. And everyone in our city — from renters to property owners — need the clarity these ordinances provide NOW. Don’t be on the record as holding up this process. +1
Ord 22-16 4/1/2022 4:06 PMAllan Malkis   Please p*** this important enabling ordinance to allow implementation of voter approved rent control ordinance as soon as possible. +1
Ord 22-15 4/1/2022 4:05 PMAllan Malkis For Please p*** this important enabling ordinance to allow implementation of voter approved rent control ordinance as soon as possible. +2
Ord 22-16 4/1/2022 3:08 PMKelly Martinson For Everyone in St Paul, no matter how much money they make, or what their skin looks like, deserves safe and affordable housing. Rent stabilization p***ed in the fall to make sure that our city can ensure affordable housing for everyone. We are trusting that the city will take the necessary steps to implement a rent control policy that is clear and consistent and enforceable. The voters spoke, and they spoke loudly. It is time for our city council to do the same. +1
Ord 22-15 3/21/2022 5:52 AMSt.Paul Against Mita former Aide to Keith Ellison V ChairDNC ChairTom Perez re USSC 10-1032 TITLED MagnervsGallagherQuidProQuo,Mita Renter cannot ursurp Jurisdiction/Authority to McCarthy,Weise DSI to bloat Gov http://sharons-psychic-whispers.blogspot.com FOIAnoDSI inspectors/Salarys etc.
Ord 22-15 3/18/2022 3:34 PMJames Wilkinson   This is a heads up and suggestion. CH. 193A calls for criminal or civil penalty enforcement according to Section 105 of the Legis. Code. There is no civil penalty provision in that section - as I recall that change failed or stalled. I suggest that the City have a mandatory mediation process using an established mediation nonprofit to try to resolve conflicts on these issues rather than depend on criminal complaint processes.
Ord 22-15 3/15/2022 5:43 PMMike and Connie Buskirk    It's our understanding that the first technical amendment for St. Paul's rent control would authorize the Department of Safety and Inspections to write up rules prescribing a uniform process for landlords to request hardship exceptions to the new rent limits. DSI would define what constitutes a “reasonable return on investment,” What metrics will be used in their evaluation and where will the data for this important evaluation will be sourced. It's not clear to us which of the eight divisions in the Department of Safety and Inspections is qualified to define and calculate investment returns: Is it, Animal Control, Communication Customer Service, Fire Safety Licensing and Skyway system management, Property Code Enforcement or Zoning and Site Plan Review? Hopefully it's Fire and Safety since they have a front row seat and know what owners, do, don't do; and the costs affiliated with providing outstanding apartment homes in St. Paul.
Ord 22-14 3/15/2022 10:39 AMSt.Paul Ward 7   5G wireless to Street Lights similar to Annete Meeks at Issue re Sports betting Cell phones are Mini Casinos, City via ROW Public Works has not disclosed to the Pulic Health Risks re http://sharons-psychic-whispers.blogspot.com Re potential Cyber waves,vaccinations may disrupt DNA,causing serious Brain Functions Sheriff Fletcher must get involves Jurisdiction Federal