Ward

Ward 1

Russel Balenger, Councilmember  (The interim City Councilmember was sworn in on August 10, 2022.)
Mai Chong Xiong, Legislative Aide
Kristin Koziol, Executive Assistant

310-A City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8610
Fax: 651-266-8574
Email: ward1@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Ward 2

Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember
Taina Maki, Legislative Aide
Kayla Thao, Executive Assistant

15 Kellogg Blvd. West 310-B City Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8620
Fax: 651-266-8574
Email: ward2@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Ward 3

Chris Tolbert, Councilmember
Adam Yust, Legislative Aide
Marvalyne Tripp, Executive Assistant

General inquiries

310-C City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8630
Fax: 651-266-8574
Email: Ward3@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Councilmember

Ward 4

Mitra Jalali, Councilmember
Doua Yang, Legislative Aide
Tom Basgen, Executive Assistant

310-D City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd., West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8640
Fax: 651-266-8574
Email: ward4@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Council

Ward 5

Amy Brendmoen, Council President
Jessica Larson Johnston, Legislative Aide
Janie Vang, Executive Assistant

General Inquiries

320-A City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8650
Fax: 651-266-8574
Email: ward5@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Councilmember

Ward 6

Nelsie Yang, Councilmember
vacant, Legislative Aide 
Jenna McCullough, Executive Assistant
Ward 6 Email 

15 Kellogg Blvd. West 320-B City Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8660
Fax: 651-266-8574

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Ward 7

Jane L. Prince, Councilmember
Stephanie Harr, Legislative Aide
Polly Heintz, Executive Assistant

15 Kellogg Boulevard West, 320-C City Hall, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8670
Fax: 651-266-8574
Email: ward7@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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About the 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. (NOTE: The meetings can be viewed live on cable TV, via webcast and on most mobile devices.  Videos of past council meetings and agendas going back to 2006 are available by clicking on the “Research” tab.)

In addition, the Council acts in a quasi-judicial role in hearing appeals regarding actions taken by a number of City agencies. In addition to their duties as Councilmembers, the City Council serves as the Board of Health and as the directors for the Public Library Agency and commissioners for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). Representatives from the Council are members of the boards for the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority, the Saint Paul Port Authority, the Joint Property Tax Advisory Board (JPTAC), and the Board of Water Commissioners.

Term of Office

Councilmembers are elected to a 4-year term. The current term runs through the end of 2023.

Council News

City Council Meetings

City Council Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency - How You Can Participate

Beginning January 5, 2022 City Council meetings are open for in person attendance, but the public may also comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail, and by telephone during the City Council meeting.  Live testimony is only taken on public hearing items.

View City Council Meetings Online

Members of the public may view City Council meetings online or on local cable Channel 18.  

Submit Comments for Public Hearings Electronically

The public may comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any comments and materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the public record and available for review by the City Council. Comments may be submitted as follows:

Written public comment on public hearing items can be submitted to Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us, CouncilHearing@ci.stpaul.mn.us, or by voicemail at 651-266-6805. 

Tennessen Warning (Minnesota Statutes, § 13.04, subd. 2If you submit a comment to our office, the email address you provide is public data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. You are not legally or otherwise required to provide your email, but we cannot contact you without it.

Live public hearing testimony by telephone will be taken. Register here by 12 noon on Tuesday to participate.  Callers who do not register will not be allowed to participate in the live remote testimony. All City Council public hearings are held at 3:30 p.m. 

Ordinances are read at three separate council meetings and becomes effective after passage by the Council and 30 days after publication in the Saint Paul Legal Ledger. Public hearings on ordinances are held at the second reading.

Reasonable Accommodation

  • Language Interpretation Request
    Sign language and interpreters for languages other than English are available upon request at least 72 hours prior in order to participate in a City Council meeting. To request such an accommodation, please email Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-8560 and specify the specific need.

     
  • Americans With Disabilities Act Request
    Special assistance is available for disabled persons addressing City Council.  Efforts will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations based on individual needs of qualified individuals with disabilities, provided that notification of at least 72 hours prior to the date of the meeting has been received by the City Council.  Please make your request by emailing Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us or calling 651-266-8560 and specify the specific need.

Written Comments If you are unable to attend a meeting after making your request, you may provide comment on an agenda item by submitting your written comments to the City Council by mail or e-mail.  You may also leave us a voice mail and your comment will be transcribed.

Regular Meetings - Open to the Public

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse, 300 City Hall, 15 Kellogg Boulevard, West. The public is welcome to attend meetings and can access meeting information on the Council's Meeting Calendar such as looking at meeting videos or looking up agendas, minutes, and documents. Saint Paul Channel 18 also broadcasts the meetings live and then replays are normally available on Thursdays at 5:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM.  Activity packs are available for children by request.

Regular Meeting Schedules and Materials

Saint Paul City Services Community Guide

The Saint Paul Resident Guide provides information about frequently used city services. Please call 651-266-8989 for other information.

Last Edited: August 30, 2022