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

By Saint Paul STRONG | April 11, 2022 | 2 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | Comments Off on Questions surround Mayor’s Rent Stabilization panel

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

By Saint Paul STRONG | February 26, 2022 | Comments Off on 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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What’s Next for Saint Paul’s Rent Control Ordinance?

By Saint Paul STRONG | February 21, 2022 | Comments Off on What’s Next for Saint Paul’s Rent Control Ordinance?

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 1, 2022. This May 1 date is coming up fast and there are still many, …

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