This week’s West St. Paul city council meeting included forward progress on Tobacco 21 and the 2020 city budget, as well as some heated debate over the hiring process for the new police chief.
Ana January is a community advocate helping victims of domestic and sexual violence in West St. Paul.
The West St. Paul Police Department wants community input on two big issues—the hiring process for a new police chief and body cameras.
Lots of routine business in this meeting, as well as a presentation on a pilot program that pairs a police officer with a social worker to address mental health issues.
The annual West St. Paul Bike Rodeo comes to Wentworth Library on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon.
More than 40 people attended the second longest meeting in the past year, where the council decided to return basketball hoops to Haskell and Oakdale Parks.