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Mayor Carter in winter in front of cathedral
Mayor Carter in winter in front of cathedral

Mayor Melvin Carter

Melvin Carter is the 46th, and first African-American mayor of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Capital City.

A fourth-generation Saint Paul resident, Mayor Carter leads with an unapologetic equity agenda. Since taking office in 2018, his accomplishments include raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour; tripling free programs in rec centers; eliminating late fines in public libraries; reestablishing an Affordable Housing Trust Fund; expanding immigrant & refugee support resources, and launching an Office of Financial Empowerment. One signature initiative is CollegeBound Saint Paul, Mayor Carter’s plan to start every child born in the city with a $50 College Savings Account, starting January 1, 2020.

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CITY COUNCIL

As the legislative body, the City Council is responsible for setting City policy through ordinances and resolutions. The Council also has sole responsibility for adopting the City’s budget. The Council legislates by passing Ordinances which become City laws. The Council also makes performance auditing decisions and monitors the operation and performance of city agencies and holds regular oversight hearings on city departments to determine how programs are working and whether budgeted funds are being spent well. In its decision-making roles, the City Council actively involves the public through its weekly public meetings.

 

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City of Saint Paul and community partners celebrate grand opening of Midway Peace Park 

6/15/2021 Parks & Recreation

New park supports surrounding community and Green Line corridor with increased access to open space and amenities 

The City of Saint Paul celebrated the grand opening of a brand-new park space at Midway Peace Park on June 15. Located in the Midway Area, Midway Peace Park is the newest completed component of the City of Saint Paul’s vision to create vibrant outdoor gathering spaces that strengthen community connections along the Green Line.

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Music, Movies, & Fitness in the Parks are back!

6/3/2021 Parks & Recreation

Our popular Music in the Parks, Movies in the Parks, and Fitness in the Parks programs are back at your favorite Saint Paul parks and recreation centers!

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Mayor Carter Lifts City of Saint Paul Municipal Mask Requirement 

6/2/2021 Mayor's Office

Mayor Urges Residents to Continue Taking Precautions and To Get Vaccinated Just As City Is Poised to Meet Benchmarks Set by Local Public Health Experts

Today, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed Executive Order 2021-25 lifting the City of Saint Paul’s mask requirement. The lifting of the mask requirement comes following promising COVID-related public health metric trends amid ongoing vaccination efforts with Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health (SP-RCPH). 

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Mayor Melvin Carter Releases 2021 State of Our City Address

5/27/2021 Mayor's Office

Mayor Melvin Carter Releases 2021 State of Our City Address

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Last Edited: June 14, 2021