This week West St. Paul held their first ever virtual City Council meeting in response to the social distancing required by the coronavirus. The biggest issue was a proposed repeal of the prevailing wage ordinance, which was ultimately denied.
This week’s West St. Paul City Council meeting was mostly routine business. Some of the more interesting discussion happened during work sessions, including an update on the North Gateway project and debate on the prevailing wage ordinance.
The West St. Paul City Council recognized Black History Month, launched a housing rehab program, and took some heat for how last month’s meeting was handled.
The first City Council meeting of 2020 was relatively quiet, with a nod to local baseball and discussions on a community pollinator garden, expanded ice arena, and legislative priorities.
Since West St. Paul’s founding in 1889, only seven women have served on City Council.
After two very long meetings in a row, last night’s 20-minute West St. Paul City Council meeting was a welcome breather. The main agenda didn’t include much, though more interesting discussions happened during the Open Council Work Session.