The first in-person West St. Paul City Council meeting in three months included discussion of policing and proposed apartments at the former K-mart site.
Issues and questions about policing in West St. Paul from the recent Public Safety Committee, including use of force, banned holds, hiring, and more.
Widespread protest and looting is hitting the Twin Cities in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. A number of retail stores on Robert Street in West St. Paul have closed, and some have been hit by looters.
This week’s virtual West St. Paul City Council meeting was punctuated by moments of silence amid some good news of proclamations and recognitions as well as the not-so-usual business of COVID-19 response.
What started as a socially distanced parade to honor the birthday of a high school senior killed last fall turned into an in-person party of dozens of people in direct violation of stay-at-home orders.
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.