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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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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Halloween & Fall Events

9/9/2022 Parks & Recreation

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Halloween events and activities.

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Winter Special Events & Parties

9/8/2022 Parks & Recreation

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation winter events and activities.

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Fall Activity Registration

9/6/2022 Parks & Recreation

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation fall activity registration is now open.

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Saint Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Releases 2023 Minimum Wage Rate Information 

9/1/2022 Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity

Release Comes in Alignment with Annual Rate Determination Process Prescribed in   City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance 

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Last Edited: September 30, 2022