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Your City May Be Illegally Assessing You for Routine Infrastructure Maintenance Source: Greg Rosenke/Unsplash. Charles Marohn of Strong Towns wrote this piece after the Minnesota Supreme Court — ruling on a lawsuit by Jack Hoeschler, a member of Saint Paul STRONG’S Advisory Committee — found that the City of Saint was illegally collecting assessments on …
STRONG hosts city street-assessment panel discussion
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
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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Saint Paul STRONG rental housing panel highlights need for action ahead of May 1st
On Tuesday, February 8th, St. Paul STRONG sponsored a discussion moderated by STRONG member Andy Dawkins, covering possible potential challenges, benefits, and amendments to the 3% rent cap passed by referendum last fall. The discussion was live streamed on YouTube (replay available) and televised on the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network The diverse participants included: Alan …
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