The last West St. Paul City Council meeting of the year included the 2022 budget and property tax levy as well as student presentations with environmental recommendations for the city.
Discussion included the proposed 2022 budget and the setting for future Open Council Work Session meetings. Nearly half of the regular meeting was taken up with citizen comments from a former Council member.
West St. Paul City Council approved new sidewalk on Bidwell Street over neighbor opposition and heard about a levy increase from South Metro Fire.
For the first time in more than a year the West St. Paul City Council chambers returned to normal with Council members and staff at the table and room for a full audience. It was also a return to business as usual with the agenda comprised of mostly routine items.
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.