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.
The West St. Paul City Council had little on the regular meeting agenda, but did approve a new committee appointment process, learn about Crusader Ave. construction in 2022, and a new pool contract with the YMCA. A council member also took heat for recent comments at the virtual town hall.
The West St. Paul City Council heard from residents about an ongoing racial harassment issue, appointed citizens to committees, and covered a number of other topics.
Seven times in the last year Daryl and Christine Morrison have found racist graffiti on the front door of their apartment.
City Council Member Anthony Fernandez became the first person of color elected to municipal office in West St. Paul in 2016. We asked Fernandez about being one of the firsts.
The first Black candidate to run for any municipal office in West St. Paul talks about the challenge of George Floyd, facing racism, and systemic challenges in West St. Paul.