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.

View City Council Meetings Online

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.

Submit Comments for Public Hearing Electronically

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.

While the Council will make best efforts to decide all issues before them, the Council may delay decisions on certain matters where the members believe meeting in-person is necessary. All City Council public hearings will be held at 3:30 p.m. and there will be no separate 5:30 p.m. public hearings.

More information is available at

2021 Safe Summer Nights Are Back in St Paul!

food line
St Paul Police Senior Commander Matt Toupal serves bratwurst, hot dogs, burgers, chips, healthy snacks, and a beverage to St Paul kids.

Meet new neighbors, and St Paul’s Finest & Bravest. St Paul Police Commander John Lozoya is a HD 66B resident.

Safe Summer Nights are back for 2021. Last year due to the Pandemic the practice of getting a free hotdog, bratwurst, and or a burger, chips, a healthy snack and a beverage was canceled.  Meeting your neighborhood Police Officers, Fire Fighters, EMTs and other First Responders through displays, activities such as climbing walls, K-9 demonstrations was sorely missed.

Tom Campion (white shirt), can be found at Safe Summer Night Events ensuring everyone gets fed.

Safe Summer Nights was first started by Tom Campion, a citizen who thought kids and neighborhood people need to meet the professionals who serve them in the Police, Fire Fighters, and First Responders. It’s a chance to meet people you didn’t know lived in your neighborhood.

Here is the schedule for this Summer:


Safe Summer Nights will be on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Look to the St Paul Safe Summer Nights Website for more details.

June 3:     MLK Recreation Center with Hallie Q. Brown (270 N. Kent St) Map HD 65A

June 17:   Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion Street) Map HD 65A

July 15:    Battle Creek Recreation Center (75 Winthrop St S) Map HD 67B

July 22:    Langford Park Recreation Center (30 Langford Park) Map     HD 64A

Aug. 5:    El Rio Vista Recreation Center (179 Robie St E) Map  HD 65B

Aug. 12:  Conway Recreation Center (2090 Conway St) Map HD 67B

Safe Summer Night Volunteer Crew

So unlike in previous years where every Thursday was a Safe Summer Night event, it appears two Thursdays each month from June thru August will be Safe Summer Nights.

See You There!

2021 MN CD4 Convention Friday March 19th

Minnesota Congressional District 4 is having a it’s Convention on FRIDAY evening March 19th. It is hopefully the last Zoom Convention Republicans have to socially distance themselves.  Networking with people from all around the Congressional District and from outside it to include non-partisan groups has been missed. It’s not really the same as in previous years, though we’ve learned some new skills because of the shared experience of the last year.

What: MN Fourth Congressional District Convention

When: FRIDAY March 19, 2021; Login at 6:00 PM, Gavel at 7:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Cost: $20 Registration for Bpou CD4 Delegates, Alternates, and Guests. 

  • Register by March 17 11:59 pm and here is how you register
  • Go to
  • Pay 2 ways: 1. Online at the above link, 2. By Post Mail by mailing a check payable to CD4 Republicans, 2355 Fairview Ave N #279, Roseville MN 55113 (if you are registering by mail call 763-843-9007 to receive a paper copy of the Convention Call)

Convention Business:  

  • Election of CD4 Republican Executive Officers (Chair, Deputy Chair, 6 Vice Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary)
  • Election of CD4 Republican State Executive Committee Representative
  • CD4 Constitutional Amendments
  • RPM Executive Officer Candidate Speeches, Other dignitary speeches
  • Other Business and Announcements

Candidates for Office Deadline is Monday March 15th

If you would like to run for an Executive Committee position please contact Nominations Committee (Christine Jacobson

The CD4 Convention should be exciting as at least two of our Delegates, and newly elected Vice Chairs Mikki Murray and Sara Rasque-Michener are running for Executive Positions at the Convention. Mikki Murray is running for re-election as CD4 Chair. Sara Rasque-Michener is running to be the CD4 State Executive. Both in their efforts in the last 2 years have increased participation in St Paul despite last year being a pandemic year. We wish them good luck.

If you are not a HD 66B Republican Delegates or Alternate feel free to register as a guest, which is $20. We have separate Delegate & Alternate slates to CD4 & State Conventions to increase participation. We’re one of the few BPOUs in the State that does this.

Disclaimer: HD 66B Republicans do not receive any portion of the $20 or PCR money given to the CD4 Republicans. If you want to give  your PCR please consider giving it to HD 66B Republicans, keep it local.

AFP-Minnesota Grassroots Bootcamp Starts February 16, 2021 6:00-7:30 pm

Join Americans for Prosperity Minnesota for a multi-session grassroots bootcamp.

Whether you are a seasoned community organizer or 2020 was your first election – this program will help focus your efforts around working with others to bring necessary reforms to Minnesota.

AFP-Minnesota will be focused on three policy issues for this legislative session. Join us online to sharpen your skills, learn how we are transforming public policy, and develop new advocacy techniques.

*All events 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Grassroots 101

Session 1 – Our Vision & Principles – February 16th

Session 2 – Grassroots Tools & Tactics – February 23rd

Legislative Opportunity Deep Dive

Session 3a – Economic Opportunity Track – March 2nd & 4th

Session 3b – Healthcare Reform Track – March 9th & 11th

Session 3c – Criminal Justice Reform Track – March 16th & 18th

Impacting Elected Officials

Session 5 – Getting Results Under The Dome – March 23rd

The above schedule is from the website to sign up for the Americans For Prosperity-MN Grassroots Bootcamp.

I went through the first two levels of AFP-MN Grassroots Leadership Training a few years ago.  I learned some concepts, and many of my beliefs were validated.

— Tom Polachek HD 66B Republicans Chair

This is a non-partisan group and it doesn’t matter what sort of background you have or your experience level in organizing at the grassroots level, this course will help you achieve or begin to tackle your goals.  It’s perfect for learning how to organize in non-partisan city elections.

To sign up for the the course you can go to AFP-Minnesota’s website to enter in your information:



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