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

Saint Paul STRONGApr 11, 20224 min read

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…

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

Andy DawkinsApr 1, 20224 min read

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…

Questions surround Mayor’s Rent Stabilization panel

John Mannillo and Andy DawkinsMar 5, 20224 min read

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,…

Rental Housing Panel identifies issues and solutions – will the Mayor’s Advisory Panel consider them?

Saint Paul STRONGFeb 26, 20226 min read

The Saint Paul STRONG rental housing panel brought together experts to explore the issues that led to the November 3rd referendum and suggest how we can move forward. With no official action in over 3 months since the rent control…

What’s Next for Saint Paul’s Rent Control Ordinance?

Saint Paul STRONGFeb 21, 20224 min read

How this plays out is important for everyone who calls Saint Paul home. On November 3, 2021, Saint Paul residents voted 53% to 47% to allow landlords to raise their rents by no more than 3% per year beginning May…

Saint Paul STRONG rental housing panel highlights need for action ahead of May 1st

Saint Paul STRONGFeb 15, 20223 min read

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…