Tell The St Paul City Council to Vote No on Minimum Parking Proposal on wednesday August 4th

The letter below was sent out by he SD 64 GOP Chair Georgia Dietz requesting it be posted in order to inform St Paul Residents of an important matter. She would like those who read the posting to contact the City Council and to request them to vote down the proposal.

There is a notice of the Wednesday August 4, 2021 Meeting below her message. The highlighted links in the City Council notice. You can submit your letters via email. Please keep them civil and to the point.  As a courtesy to a fellow Republican Chair in St Paul we are sending it out to you.~~admin

Hello everyone:
I am forwarding this info on how to send public comment to the St Paul City Council Meeting, to be held this Wednesday, the 4th, at 3:30.
I will forward the agenda, as well.

From the Highland Villager, July 7, 2021.
“The St Paul Planning Commission voted 14-3 on June 25 to recommend that the city eliminate minimum off-street parking requirements for new developments. The proposal is now headed to the City Council for a final vote.”

St Paul developers are currently required to provide a minimum number of spaces.
I looked at the planning commission minutes. It looks like they are, basically, changing the minimum to a maximum number of spaces allowed.
Developers can still add spaces if they think necessary.
“It took four years to put this in front of us”, said Kristine Grill, chair of the Planning Commission’s Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee.”
This tells us how long the liberals who run St Paul have worked toward getting us out of our cars and making it harder to park close to businesses, apartment buildings, or anywhere we want to frequent in St Paul. There won’t be any parking spots.
‘”If the change is adopted, she [ Ms Grill ] would like to see it reviewed in one year.”
“Proponents said not having the requirements would help lower costs for developers and could reduce residential and commercial rents.”
“It would also ENCOURAGE” people to walk, bike and use mass transit.”
“Planning commission chair, Luis Rangel Morales was one of the three votes against the recommendations, saying they raise questions of equity for low-income renters.
 He questioned whether it is realistic to assume that landlords would reduce rents if they did not have to provide off-street parking.”
Kudos to Mr. Rangel Morales.
Please say ‘No”, to the City Council members who think we should be forced to walk blocks to our favorite store.
Please send a comment to the city council.  Only 167 people sent in chimed in to the planning commission to get rid of mandated parking.
We must have that many city folks who believe that getting rid of parking spaces will make it harder to park near one’s destination and force more parking onto the street, or, force people to head to the suburbs, where they welcome shoppers.

[Item 20 on the Wednesday August 4th, St Paul City Council Meeting Agenda]

Wednesday August 4, 2021 St Paul City Council Meeting Details

Agenda Item 20: Amending Ordinance 21-27    Full City Council Agenda

Agenda Item 20:

Amending Legislative Code Chapters 60, 63, 65, and 66 pertaining to off-street parking requirements. Sponsor Amy Brendmoen, Ward 5 City Councilwoman

Saint Paul City Council Invites Community to View Council Meetings Online Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Residents Can Participate in Public Hearings by Submitting Comments Electronically

Saint Paul, MN –In-person meetings, or meetings conducted under Minn. Stat. § 13D.02 of the City Council, are not practical or prudent because of the COVID-19 health pandemic emergency declared under Minn. Stat. Chapter 12 by the Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. In light of the COVID-19 health pandemic, members of the City Council will participate in City Council meetings by telephone or other electronic means.

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Public attendance at the City Council’s regular meeting location is not feasible due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. Members of the public may view City Council meetings online at or on local cable Channel 18.

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The public may comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any comments and materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the public record and available for review by the City Council. Comments may be submitted as follows:

Written public comment on public hearing items can be submitted to, or by voicemail at 651-266-6805.

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