Campaign spending in West St. Paul municipal elections nosedived with the lack of competition. The 2022 election had the lowest total cost in more than 10 years.
West St. Paul City Council kicked off a new term by swearing in newly elected and re-elected members, approving standard organizational business, and discussing the committee appointment process and legislative priorities.
The first City Council meeting of the year will include standard, beginning of the term business, including swearing in newly elected members, as well as discussion of the committee appointment process and a possible per diem, and legislative priorities.
Since 1889, 167 people have served on the West St. Paul City Council. Here’s a look at each council, when they served, and some council factoids.
The proposed mental health crisis center dominated the meeting, though a public hearing and final vote won’t come until December 12. Other topics included zoning for intoxicating THC specialty stores and the city’s newest K-9.
Discussion at the West St. Paul City Council meeting included the Parks Master Plan and community center study, shopping for a city attorney, and the 2023 budget.