While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting was cut short due to an emergency declaration and curfew, the work session included heated debate on the Black Lives Matter mural.
Whenever a new development is announced in West St. Paul, there’s consternation that it’s not what people wanted. But the reality is we don’t have a lot of control.
After interviewing three finalists, the West St. Paul City Council selected Nate Burkett for the role of city manager.
The West St. Paul City Council considered three charter amendments, expanded committees, named finalists for the city manager position, and moved a development project forward.
While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting had a sparse agenda, the Council still covered a lot with nearly three hours of other meetings. Topics included policing, the committee appointment process, and sale of land for townhomes.
For the first time in 132 years, West St. Paul has a female majority on City Council as newly elected members are sworn in.