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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 Declares Sunisa Lee Day in the City of Saint Paul

7/29/2021 Mayor's Office

Mayor Melvin Carter has declared tomorrow, Friday, July 30th, 2021 as Sunisa Lee Day in the City of Saint Paul in honor of 18-year-old Saint Paul native Sunisa Lee who has won an Olympic gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 women’s artistic individual all-around gymnastics competition.

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Saint Paul Regional Water Services Announces Water Conservation Measures Amid Drought Conditions

7/20/2021 Water Services

SPRWS Customers Are Encouraged To Engage in Watering Schedules Starting Today

SPRWS Customers Are Encouraged To Engage in Watering Schedules Starting Today 

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Mayor Carter Announces ‘Summer Swarm’ STEM-Focused Youth Programs and Pop-Up Events this Summer

6/29/2021 Mayor's Office

Dozens of STEM-Focused Programs and Pop-Up Events for Youth to be Held at Libraries, Recreation Centers and Parks through August

Dozens of STEM-Focused Programs and Pop-Up Events for Youth to be Held at Libraries, Recreation Centers and Parks through August

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City of Saint Paul recreation centers to reopen for regular business hours starting June 21

6/18/2021 Parks & Recreation

Open hours, programs and services to increase at Saint Paul recreation centers starting Monday 

 Starting Monday, June 21, all 26 Saint Paul recreation center locations will reopen for regular business hours with no advance reservations required to enter the buildings. Many popular activities, such as tot time and open gym, will no longer require advance reservations, while use of the fitness rooms, walking tracks, and the Rice & Arlington batting cages will continue to be available by reservation only.

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Last Edited: July 28, 2021