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

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 referendum passed on November 3rd, Saint Paul STRONG convened a panel discussion on February 8 …

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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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US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program meets with Saint Paul STRONG

The U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program in Minnesota recently had a group of six visitors from around the world that were interested in speaking with Saint Paul Strong to learn more about the development of the organization and how Saint Paul STRONG supports nonpartisan community organizing and an open and representative government.  Members …

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Ramsey County Board plays king-maker in Sheriff interim pick, leaving taxpayers in the dark

August 25, 2017 Dear Ramsey County Board of Commissioners: St. Paul STRONG (SPS) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving representative government in St. Paul. All of the City of St. Paul is geographically within the confines of Ramsey County. Since our goal is to improve accessible and representative government by encouraging and supporting open …

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Planning Commission jumps the gun on Corridor Critical Area issue

Strong Blog Picture this:  a row of buildings along the northerly Mississippi River bluff in Saint Paul from the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers near Fort Snelling to downtown.  Not just any buildings, but 65’+ buildings that stand well above the 40’ or so tree line.  How do you feel about that? Has …

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