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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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Mayor Carter Announces Temporary Road Closures on Four City Streets To Support Physically Distant Outdoor Activities This Spring and Summer

4/14/2021 Mayor's Office

Road Closures Originally Stood Up Last Spring Amid COVID Public Heath Measures Return This Weekend Through Mid-July To Support Community Members Engaging in Physically Distant Outdoor Activities

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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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Mayor Carter Announces Curfew for City of Saint Paul Effective 7:00 PM Tonight Through 6:00 AM Tomorrow

4/12/2021 Mayor's Office

Mayor Melvin Carter has issued Executive Order 2021-16, establishing a citywide curfew for the City of Saint Paul effective tonight, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. During this curfew, all persons are prohibited from travel on any public street or in any public place. 

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Summer Camp & Activity Registration

4/5/2021 Parks & Recreation

2021 Saint Paul Parks & Recreation summer offerings are now available to view online ! Get your summer schedule prepped before registration opens April 12.

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Last Edited: April 14, 2021