This week West St. Paul held their first ever virtual City Council meeting in response to the social distancing required by the coronavirus. The biggest issue was a proposed repeal of the prevailing wage ordinance, which was ultimately denied.
Monday’s meeting will be physically closed to the public but interaction happening virtually. Business includes a repeal of the prevailing wage ordinance, the North Gateway project, and more.
“I guess you’d say I believe in put up or shut up,” Devona Weatherhead said in 1966 when she became the first woman elected to city council.
This week’s West St. Paul City Council meeting was mostly routine business. Some of the more interesting discussion happened during work sessions, including an update on the North Gateway project and debate on the prevailing wage ordinance.
The March 9 West St. Paul City Council meeting includes routine business, though the earlier work sessions will have some involved discussions—including a prevailing wage requirement we seem to have been ignoring.
Business as usual for the West St. Paul City Council this week, with the swearing in of a police officer, honoring a Leap Day centenarian, progress on sidewalks/trails, and maybe a new Starbucks.