Rise in hotel-motel tax on agenda for St. Paul council

Rise in hotel-motel tax on agenda for St. Paul council
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By Hoodline - Published on August 02, 2019.

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 Aug. 7, to bring you this report on what’s scheduled in local city government along with a review of the previous meeting in case you want to catch up.

Leading the forthcoming agenda is an ordinance to allow beer and wine to be sold and consumed during festivals or community events in the Creative Enterprise Zone Entertainment District.

According to the agenda, members will also consider increasing the supplemental tax on hotels and motels from 3% to 4%.

Other agenda items include:

  • A resolution and public hearing to authorize the Fire Department to raise funds for a bronze bust of William and Alfred Godette to be displayed in the lobby of Fire Department Headquarters.
  • A resolution to create boundaries for the Creative Enterprise Zone Entertainment District in the Raymond-University area.

Want to attend and make your voice heard? The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers - 3rd Floor and begins at 3:30 p.m.

June 26 meeting in review

In its last meeting, the City Council weighed an ordinance to allow special sanitary sewer availability districts to be created and connection charges be assessed.

The council also:

  • Considered a resolution and held a public hearing to approve $12,673 from the Energy Conservation Loan Fund for city personnel to attend a building operator certification training program and accept $19,532 from Xcel Energy for tuition assistance.
  • Took up a resolution and substantial abatement order to order the rehab or razing of the structures at 899 Germain St.

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