The West St. Paul City Council met for the first official business meeting of the year and worked through a lot, including new development, ordinance tweaks, Moreland Avenue construction, and more. A yard sign ordinance and the definition of family prompted the most heated conversation.
The West St. Paul City Council approved changes to the Town Center One project, discussed lowering parking minimums, talked economic development strategy, and approved a search plan for a new city manager.
The West St. Paul City Council learned about a ground breaking new mental health program for firefighters, officially expanded the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network, and addressed a brewing controversy over anti-abortion signs.
West St. Paul City Council learned about ranked choice voting and the coming Moreland Avenue reconstruction project in 2021, and also awarded small business grants to 21 West St. Paul businesses for COVID-19 loses.
This week West St. Paul’s City Council approved the final steps for two major apartment projects.
The West St. Paul City Council meeting made history in passing a conversion therapy ban. The city also relaxed a chicken ordinance, previewed the 2021 budget, and learned more about the Town Center One project (sorry, no brew pub).