The West St. Paul City Council met for the first official business meeting of the year and worked through a lot, including new development, ordinance tweaks, Moreland Avenue construction, and more. A yard sign ordinance and the definition of family prompted the most heated conversation.
The first official business meeting of the newly elected City Council includes a series of public hearings on development projects, final approval of the Moreland reconstruction project, and discussion about the residential sign ordinance.
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.
A West St. Paul home at the corner of Thompson and Oakdale draws protests over anti-abortion signs. A group of peaceful protesters stood on the opposite corner twice on Thursday and a march came to the corner on Saturday.
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).
A unique and colorful Black Lives Matter sign is popping up around town, and it’s created by West St. Paul’s Edgar Herrera.