Minimum Wage Discussion Session

MW Discussion Session

The City of Saint Paul is hosting a series of public meetings on a future citywide minimum wage increase. These sessions will offer additional venues and formats for community members to provide input and respond to the Citizens League Minimum Wage Phase 2 and Study Committee Report. Workers, business owners, and residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the Citizens League Minimum Wage Phase 2 process. The leagues’ second phase of work includes facilitating a Study Committee process, conducting a localized economic analysis, and producing a final report.

The first and second session focused on the Citizens League process and gathering feedback in facilitated small group breakouts. Data from the first two sessions was collected and shared with the Study Committee. The first session was held on Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM at Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55130. The second session was held on Saturday, August 4 from 9:00 AM-11:15 AM at the Metropolitan State University Student Center at 690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

The third and fourth sessions will follow the release of the Citizens League Phase 2 Report. Attendees' discussion will focus on the results of the Citizen Leagues’ final report, economic analysis, and recommendations by the Study Committee surrounding a future ordinance.

The third session was held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM at the Hmong Elders Center located at 1337 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117. 

The fourth session is scheduled for Thursday, September 20 from 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM at the Palace Community Center located at 781 Palace Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102. RSVP hereShare on Facebook here

In February, The Citizens League presented results from their Phase 1 scoping project on a minimum wage ordinance in Saint Paul to the City Council and Mayor Melvin Carter. Following the presentation, city officials requested the organization begin the second phase of their work, which includes leading an independent study committee. The Study Committee will provide feedback to previously identified key questions and economic analysis specific to Saint Paul. The Citizens League will conclude their Phase 2 report and conclude the Study Committee process by August 31, 2018. For more information about the Citizens League Phase 2 and Study Committee process please visit

Click here for the agenda for the third Community Session on Saturday, September 15 or see below.

Saint Paul Minimum Wage Public Discussion Session #4
Thursday, September 20
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102


Welcome Remarks

Cassi Johnson, City of Saint Paul Office of Technology & Communications
Chris Tolbert, Saint Paul Ward 3 City Councilmember
Rebecca Noecker, Saint Paul Ward 2 City Councilmember

Citizens League Overview

Angelica Klebsch, Policy Director of Citizens League, will present information about the Minimum Wage Project Study Committee and its Report

Small Group Discussions

Table Leads from the Bureau of Mediation Services will guide small groups through the Citizens League Study Committee Report

Wrap Up

Mayor Melvin Carter