This week’s West St. Paul City Council meeting included the long-awaited conclusion to the mural debate, a pro-union resolution that will likely draw a veto, a heated moment during citizen comments, and goodbyes to two well-respected city staff members.
A week after West St. Paul made national headlines for forcing the removal of a Black Lives Matter mural, the city’s former mayor put up a Blue Lives Matter mural.
A fence with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ is being painted over for violating city ordinances that limit any words or pictures on fences.
West St. Paul City Council passed the preliminary 2021 budget. We also learned that “ribs and steak” might be coming to the vacant Baker’s Square.
Monday’s West St. Paul City Council meeting should be relatively short (famous last words). The main items on the agenda are next year’s budget, an errant fence, and a business subsidy.