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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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Mayor Carter And Community Partners Announce Expanded Efforts to Support Immigrants And Refugees in Saint Paul

9/15/2021 Mayor's Office

Efforts Include Continuing to Invest in the City’s Immigrant Legal Defense Fund, A New American Loan Program for Residents Seeking to Naturalize, New Research to Inform Ongoing Support for Immigrants and Refugees, and Expanded Community Engagement

Efforts Include Continuing to Invest in the City’s Immigrant Legal Defense Fund, A New American Loan Program for Residents Seeking to Naturalize, New Research to Inform Ongoing Support for Immigrants and Refugees, and Expanded Community Engagement Efforts

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Halloween & Fall Events

9/1/2021 Parks & Recreation

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Halloween events and activities.

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Mayor Melvin Carter Announces 2022 Library Budget Proposal

8/19/2021 Mayor's Office

Mayor Melvin Carter Announces 2022 Library Budget Proposal

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City of Saint Paul to Remove Citywide Parking Minimums for Real Estate Developments

8/18/2021 Planning & Economic Development

New Zoning Provisions to Align with Best Practices for Land Use and City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

New Zoning Provisions to Align with Best Practices for Land Use and City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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Last Edited: September 17, 2021