St. Paul set to consider raising the age to buy tobacco

St. Paul set to consider raising the age to buy tobacco
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By Hoodline - Published on August 30, 2019.

It can be tough to balance civic responsibility with the demands of a busy life, so we've summed up what’s set to be discussed at the next St. Paul City Council meeting on Sept. 4. Read on to find out what's on the agenda to stay informed about what's going on locally.

One key item on the forthcoming agenda is an ordinance to raise the age to purchase tobacco, and tobacco devices and products, from 18 to 21.

The City Council is also set to discuss an ordinance that would raise the age of people allowed to enter liquor stores from 18 to 21.

Other agenda items include:

  • A resolution and public hearing to raise the fire department budget $250,000 due to a contribution received from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education to pay for training and equipment.
  • A resolution to renew a lease with the Pointe of Saint Paul Condominium Association for the police department's use of interior and rooftop space for radio communication equipment.
  • A resolution to authorize the Department of Public Works to host an open house Sept. 12, 2019 at the Public Works Dale Street Complex Grounds and to pay for related expenses, not to exceed $8,000.

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

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