This week’s West St. Paul city council meeting included forward progress on Tobacco 21 and the 2020 city budget, as well as some heated debate over the hiring process for the new police chief.
Tonight’s West St. Paul city council meeting included procedural business, information, and a ranting resident. The preceding Open Council Work Session (OCWS) was the more informative and productive meeting of the night.
Ana January is a community advocate helping victims of domestic and sexual violence in West St. Paul.
The West St. Paul Police Department wants community input on two big issues—the hiring process for a new police chief and body cameras.
Lots of routine business in this meeting, as well as a presentation on a pilot program that pairs a police officer with a social worker to address mental health issues.
Last night’s West St. Paul city council meeting had a relatively light agenda. The biggest issues of the evening were sales tax and the process for hiring a new police chief.