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STRONG hosts city street-assessment panel discussion

By Tom Collins July 2, 2022

Saint Paul STRONG will host an on-air panel discussion about the court decision to identify Right Of Way (ROW) street assessments as property taxes rather than special assessments.  The decision impacts all Saint Paul property owners – including non-profits. The discussion will be aired beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday July 12, on SPNN, Channel 19. …

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What we’re hearing: Ideas to improve rent control in Saint Paul

By Saint Paul STRONG April 11, 2022

With just over a month to go until Saint Paul’s controversial rent stabilization ordinance goes into effect, the path forward seems murkier than ever. The Mayor’s 41-member advisory panel might represent some opportunity to improve the ordinance and ensure it delivers on its promises. Time is running out quickly to adhere to the May 1st …

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What is the mayor’s rent-control group doing? How will we know?

By Andy Dawkins April 1, 2022

The longer St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s ad hoc Rent Stabilization Stakeholders Group meets the more confusing its deliberations become. Saint Paul STRONG (SPS) is concerned that recommendations to clarify the city’s new rent control ordinance will neither be effective in (1) involving the public in this important discussion, nor (2) provide a road map …

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Questions surround Mayor’s Rent Stabilization panel

By John Mannillo and Andy Dawkins March 5, 2022

Saint Paul STRONG Media Alert After observing the first two meetings of Mayor Carter’s 41-member Rent Stabilization Stakeholders Group, Saint Paul STRONG (SPS) is concerned that it will neither be effective in (1) involving the public in this important discussion, nor (2) coming up with recommendations for the City Council and the Mayor on how …

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