Letters to the Editor, July 20, 2022

Say “no” to UST sports complex Thank you for the informative piece on the status of the University of Saint Thomas’ move to occupy 23 acres of the Ford site (MyVillager, July 6). The three principal issues raised in the…

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Legislature considers banning rent control measures statewide

City officials are scrambling to get the policies and processes in place before the May 1 effective date for the new rent control ordinance in Saint Paul. Meanwhile, at the state Capitol, lawmakers are arguing for a bill that would…

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Saint Paul declares COVID state of emergency is over

Saint Paul’s state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic officially ended on April 5. Since March 2020, Mayor Melvin Carter’s emergency declaration gave him authority to issue a wide range of executive orders, including facemask and vaccine requirements.The orders changed…

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Council asks administration to speed up implementation of rent control

More focus sought from rent control task force. Frustration with the slow pace of implementing Saint Paul’s new rent control ordinance prompted the City Council on March 23 to adopt a resolution asking the 41-member Rent Stabilization Stakeholder task force…

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St. Paul accepts feds’ help in beefing up police force

City Council also agrees to revise qualifications for new police chief. With the help of new federal funds, Saint Paul will be adding up to 30 police officers, replacing over 1,200 public safety radios and stepping up efforts to reverse…

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How would you spend $1 million to improve public safety in St. Paul?

Citizens respond with 86 suggestions.  Eighty-six citizens responded to Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s request for suggestions on how best to spend $1 million of the city’s Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) to improve public safety through environmental design. More than…

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City debates the merits of rent control with and without exemptions

The clock is ticking. A new rent control ordinance takes effect on May 1 in Saint Paul, and tenants, landlords and housing developers say they want answers soon for how the city intends to implement the new law. The ordinance,…

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