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.
A fence with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ is being painted over for violating city ordinances that limit any words or pictures on fences.
Whenever a new development is announced in West St. Paul, there’s consternation that it’s not what people wanted. But the reality is we don’t have a lot of control.
The West St. Paul City Council did a lot this week, including officially hiring a new city manager, approving the return of Burger King and a drive thru for Jimmy John’s, approving two of three proposed charter amendments, and clearing the way for pickleball.
After interviewing three finalists, the West St. Paul City Council selected Nate Burkett for the role of city manager.
The West St. Paul City Council considered three charter amendments, expanded committees, named finalists for the city manager position, and moved a development project forward.