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.
A big crowd turned out for the ribbon cutting of the Robert Street underpass, officially opening the River-to-River Greenway Trail.
About 25 people turned out for the first ever West St. Paul Rider community bike ride celebrating the River-to-River Greenway in West St. Paul.
West St. Paul Mayor Dave Napier vetoed a City Council push to expand the Planning Commission and require equal ward representation.
West St. Paul City Council waded into an unexpected debate over ward representation on the Planning Commission. Other topics included medical clinic denial and approval, city hall improvements, sidewalks and trails, and some important recognitions.
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.