A fence with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ is being painted over for violating city ordinances that limit any words or pictures on fences.
We read through the West St. Paul city code and offer some of the weirdest things on the books, from no swearing at school to no fires after midnight.
While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting was cut short due to an emergency declaration and curfew, the work session included heated debate on the Black Lives Matter mural.
In response to the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center and the resulting unrest, West St. Paul is under a curfew.
There’s not a lot on the regular meeting agenda for the West St. Paul City Council, though important conversations will happen during the Open Council Work Session (OCWS), including potentially creating a new committee and a resolution to support AT&T union employees.
The City of West St. Paul is actually the third iteration, and the story of how it came to be includes bankruptcy, shifting borders, and a rivalry that continues today.
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