Join Us in Shaping the 2025 City Budget

Join Mayor Carter for upcoming budget engagement sessions: • Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center (800 Conway St.) • Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. El Rio Vista Recreation Center (179 Robie St. E) • Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. Rondo Community Library (461 Dale St. N) • Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave.) • Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion St.) • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. Merriam Park Library (1831 Marshall Ave.)

Over the course of June and July, Mayor Carter will hold a series of in-person budget conversations where residents have the opportunity to build their own vision for our 2025 City Budget. Led by the Office of Financial Services, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office, the seven community conversations will be held across the city. The Mayor reflects on the discussions had and value-based ideas generated during these events when crafting a budget.

Using a tool called A Balancing Act, you will have the opportunity to select from a menu of spending proposals that you'd like to incorporate into a simulated version of our City Budget. At the same time, you'll get to decide how to raise the revenue needed to produce a balanced budget.

All events are free and open to the public. 

The dates, times, and locations of these sessions include:

  • Monday, June 10, 3–4 p.m. 
    El Rio Vista Recreation Center, Room 208
    (179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107)
  • Thursday, June 13, 7–8 p.m. 
    Arlington Hills Community Center
    (1200 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130)
  • Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
    Palace Community Center
    (781 Palace Ave, St Paul, MN 55102)
  • Monday, June 24, 6–7 p.m. 
    with Councilmember Saura Jost
    Highland Park Library, First Floor Meeting Room
    (1974 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116)
  • Wednesday, June 26, 12–1 p.m. 
    North Dale Recreation Center
    (1414 St Albans St N, St Paul, MN 55117)
  • Thursday, June 27, 7-8 p.m.
    with Councilmember Anika Bowie
    Rondo Community Library, Multipurpose Room
    (461 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103)
  • Tuesday, July 9, 9–10 a.m. 
    Highland Recreation Center
    (1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116)

Questions? Send an email to our Community Budget Engagement inbox: 

Budget Resources

Last Edited: June 6, 2024