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 fifth-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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RELEASE: Saint Paul and Ramsey County team up to offer expanded cross-country skiing options and new mutual ski passes 

11/17/2022 Parks & Recreation

New machine-made snow trail, expanded rental locations, and additional groomed trails included with new mutual Saint Paul/Ramsey County cross-country ski passes.

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Winter Special Events & Parties

11/17/2022 Parks & Recreation

There's snow place like Saint Paul! Celebrate the season with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation at a holiday party or special event.

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30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing Program Solicitation Now Open

11/16/2022 Planning & Economic Development

This solicitation aims to facilitate the creation of multifamily rental housing units affordable to households at or below the 30% Area Median Income level.

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Saint Paul Regional Water Services lifts boil water advisory

11/15/2022 Water Services

Saint Paul Regional Water Services lifts boil water advisory

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Last Edited: November 17, 2022