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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 program 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 public through its weekly public meetings.

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Summer Camp & Activity Registration

5/7/2021 Parks & Recreation

2021 Saint Paul Parks & Recreation summer registration is open!

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Deeply affordable housing at Highland Bridge moves forward

4/22/2021 Planning & Economic Development

Regional collaboration will add 195 affordable units, including deeply affordable units for households earning 30% or less of Area Median Income

St. Paul, Minn. – On Wednesday, April 14, the Saint Paul City Council unanimously initiated the establishment of two Affordable Housing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts at Highland Bridge (formerly known as the “Ford Site”). This exciting and important step will help provide deeply affordable housing units on the Highland Bridge site, following the original vision in the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan.

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RELEASE: City of Saint Paul announces names of four new city parks at Highland Bridge

4/21/2021 Parks & Recreation

The City of Saint Paul today announced the names of four new city park spaces located within the Highland Bridge development project at the former Ford Motor Company site in Highland Park. The names were approved by the Saint Paul City Council during today’s meeting.

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Mayor Carter Announces Curfew for City of Saint Paul Effective 10:00 PM Tonight Through 6:00 AM Tomorrow

4/13/2021 Mayor's Office

Mayor Melvin Carter has issued Executive Order 2021-17, establishing a citywide curfew for the City of Saint Paul effective tonight - Tuesday, April 13 - at 10:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

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Last Edited: May 14, 2021