From taxes to zoning to public spending, the decisions made by your St. Paul City Council can have a major impact on your life. So we've scoured the upcoming agenda for the next meeting on July 24 to bring you this report on what’s ahead in local city government. Read on to find out what’s up for discussion and voting, along with a review of the past meeting in case you want to catch up.
A key item on the agenda is an ordinance that would amend the Legislative Code to allow the possession or consumption of nonintoxicating malt liquor, strong beer or wine purchased and consumed during a block party, festival or community event, within the Creative Enterprise Zone Entertainment District.
The City Council is also scheduled to consider a resolution that would authorize the Ward 7 office to spend up to $500 to supply food and beverage for those attending the Indian Mounds Regional Park Community Listening Session.
According to the agenda, members will also consider authorizing an increase in the Parks and Recreation Grant Fund Budget in the amount of $8,930 to reflect the funding received from the St. Paul Foundation for environmental services at Swede Hollow Park and for the city's overall protection of the environment and ecology.
Other agenda items include:
- An ordinance amending the Legislative Code to create and define boundaries for an Entertainment District named "Creative Enterprise Zone Entertainment District" in the Raymond-University area.
- A resolution and public hearing regarding the application of Big River Pizza for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified music for block parties on August 3, August 16 and September 13 at 280 5th St. East.
- A resolution and public hearing weighing the application of St. Paul Saints Baseball Club, Inc. for a sound level variance to present amplified music and use of a public-address system outdoors on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at CHS Field, 360 Broadway St.
Want to attend and make your voice heard? The meeting will take place at the Council Chambers - 3rd Floor Public Hearings at 3:30 p.m. (Note: There will be no meeting on July 31, the fifth Wednesday of the month.)
July 17 meeting in review
In its most recent session, the City Council weighed an ordinance to approve a petition from Minnesota Transportation Museum for assessing the costs of a fire protection system at 193 Pennsylvania Ave. East, and took up an ordinance authorizing the City Attorney's Office to pursue an available funding opportunity offered by the Welcoming America and the American Immigration Council, among other items.
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