After the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, two small groups of West St. Paul residents protested peacefully, waving Black Lives Matter signs and flags.
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.
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.
While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting had a sparse agenda, the Council still covered a lot with nearly three hours of other meetings. Topics included policing, the committee appointment process, and sale of land for townhomes.
We ask the candidates how they think the city has done supporting diversity and inclusion, and what more the city should do in the future.
West St. Paul’s Jerry Cotton served as a trailblazing deputy, a mentor, and an inspiration. He passed away in 2006, but his legacy lives on through a memorial scholarship.