It will be a busy night for the West St. Paul City Council, including a climate emergency resolution, new ward maps, committee appointments, public art policy, and more.
Two separate murals are proposed for elementary schools in West St. Paul, though the projects may require some ordinance changes and coincide with a city council conversation about public art policy.
West St. Paul may have a lack of public art, but we do have two of the same sculpture.
A garage mural featuring a black power fist and a rainbow is cited by the city, another home owner challenged sign ordinances and (sort of) won, and school board candidate yard signs face complicated rules.
If you want to show that Black Lives Matter in West St. Paul, please consider a donation to the Residents of Color Collective (ROCC).
This week’s West St. Paul City Council meeting included the long-awaited conclusion to the mural debate, a pro-union resolution that will likely draw a veto, a heated moment during citizen comments, and goodbyes to two well-respected city staff members.