CapitolRiver Council


CapitolRiver Council, an official advisory group to the City Council, represents and works in partnership with all District 17 stakeholders to act on urban planning and community building efforts as part of a shared vision to support sustainable, safe, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods.

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About CapitolRiver Council

CapitolRiver Council is one of the 17 district councils for the City of Saint Paul. CRC is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to engage residents, business owners, workers and property owners in issues and projects that affect downtown Saint Paul and the Capitol area.

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Meeting Schedule

All meetings are conducted via Zoom videoconference, unless otherwise noted.

All CRC meetings are open to the public. The following rules of procedure are used, so that everyone has a chance to participate: 

  • Turn off or silence cell phones.
  • Wait to be recognized by the meeting facilitator before speaking.
  • Only one person speaks at a time.
  • Keep comments brief.
  • Keep comments to the agenda item that is being discussed.
  • When you have given your opinion or asked a question, allow others time to give their opinion or ask a question before speaking again.
  • Avoid making personal attacks or using disrespectful or offensive language.

Thursday, November 2, 2023: Public Realm Committee, 5-6:30 p.m., via Zoom


  • Metro Transit is seeking feedback on the G Line, a planned bus rapid transit line that will serve Rice and Robert streets. Please review the G Line Fact Sheet for more info. Nasser Mussa, Metro Transit Outreach Coordinator, will join us for this discussion.
  • Continue discussion about Lowertown traffic calming: At the August committee meeting, there was a brief discussion about asking the City to study ideas for traffic calming. One suggestion was to ask for a study or pilot project to close some segments of streets when there are events at CHS Field or the Xcel Center (as is done for some events, like Jazz Fest in Mears Park). The purpose of this item is to clarify whether we should request such a study, and if so, what questions would we like to be addressed?
  • Other items may be added.

To join the meeting via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 850 7397 1890

Passcode: 194345

December 8, 2023: Skyway Governance Advisory Committee, 9-10:30 a.m.


  • Public safety updates and Q&A (Saint Paul Police Dept., Metro Transit Police, and Downtown Alliance)
  • Dept. of Safety and Inspections updates and Q&A
  • Continue discussion of proposed ordinance 23-61, which would make some skyway-related violations a nuisance, and therefore, the City would be able to remedy the problem(s) and assess the property owner.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 832 1931 5937
Passcode: 835886


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