Local projects among 36 finalists competing for $1M in CIB funding

Groveland Park Elementary School’s PTO wants to improve crosswalk safety by adding a median at the busy intersection of Saint Clair Avenue and Kenneth Street. Time is running out for people to weigh in on how best to allocate $1…

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Council sweetens city budget with new spending

Property tax levy increase is trimmed to 6.17%. Following a host of last-minute additions and subtractions, the Saint Paul City Council has adopted a city budget for 2022 that includes more money for affordable housing, police training, the replacement of…

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City receives mixed messages on ’22 budget

The city of Saint Paul’s annual Truth-in-Taxation hearing revealed widespread unhappiness over property tax increases but many more calls for increased city spending. Three people testified before the City Council, but more than two dozen submitted testimony via email or…

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Letters to the Editor, September 1, 2021

A head-scratching city budget Most of Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s plan for the 2022 city budget is gobbledygook. It sounds good, but it is chock full of head-scratching questions with vague to no answers (MyVillager, August 18). The mayor…

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In hard times

Saint Paul mayor submits a budget that holds line on property taxesBy Jane McClureResponding to a drop in city revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and this summer’s rioting, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has proposed a city budget…

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