For the first time in 132 years, West St. Paul has a female majority on City Council as newly elected members are sworn in.
The West St. Paul City Council learned about a ground breaking new mental health program for firefighters, officially expanded the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network, and addressed a brewing controversy over anti-abortion signs.
The West St. Paul City Council meeting made history in passing a conversion therapy ban. The city also relaxed a chicken ordinance, previewed the 2021 budget, and learned more about the Town Center One project (sorry, no brew pub).
The West St. Paul City Council covered the first steps on a conversion therapy ban, chickens, council salary, a social media policy, and the proposed apartments at the former K-mart.
City Council Member Wendy Berry became the first openly LGBTQ person elected to municipal office in West St. Paul in 2018. We asked Berry about being one of the firsts.
West St. Paul has a historic first this year with the first Black candidate for municipal office in the city’s history. So we’re taking a wider look at firsts in West St. Paul.