Jan. 16, 2019 Board Meeting Documents

The CapitolRiver Council Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Location is 180 East 5th Street, Skyway Level Conference Room B.

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All district councils are seeking nominations for outstanding community service and volunteerism

Saint Paul’s district councils are seeking nominations of a person, a group or an organization for outstanding volunteerism or community service for the Saint Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll.

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Development Review Committee, 8-9:30 a.m,. Dec. 11, 2018

The CRC Development Review Committee will include a presentation and Q and A by Marcq Sung and Andrew Hestness, City of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development, about the City’s economic development activities. The committee will also review a request by Catholic Charities to increase the number of shelter beds from 320 to 356 at 435 Dorothy Day Place.

Please contact Jon Fure, 651-221-0488, or email office@capitolrivercouncil.org with questions or feedback.

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Development Review Committee – Nov. 13, 8-9:30 a.m.

The Development Review Committee will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8-9:30 a.m. in Conference Room B, Skyway level, 180 East 5th Street.

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Apply to be appointed to the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee

The CapitolRiver Council is seeking applicants to serve on the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee. The committee currently meets on the fourth Friday of the month from 9:00 – 10:30 am and may meet in the evening on occasion as needed.

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Public Sector Job Fair and Community Input Session on Nov. 3

Anyone who is interested in learning about career opportunities with the City of Saint Paul and the State of Minnesota are invited to attend a job fair at the River Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, from This is a partnership between the City of Saint Paul and the State of Minnesota. From 2 to 4 p.m. the City of Saint Paul will be hosting a Community Input Session on the City workforce. This is part of the City’s “Voices of Our Community” series to help shape the future of Saint Paul by learning about the city’s equity work, giving people throughout the City to provide feedback on how we can best move forward together.

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City Council, HRA vote in favor of Public Safety Annex redevelopment

The Saint Paul City Council and Housing and Redevelopment Authority voted to approve a development agreement for the Public Safety Annex on Oct. 24, despite the opposition of the CapitolRiver Council and many people who spoke against the proposal.

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Public Hearing at City Hall on 10-24-2018 to consider selling Public Safety Annex

If you want to provide feedback to City officials about the pending sale of the Public Safety Annex, which is located on 10th Street across from Lunds and Byerlys, please attend the public hearing that is scheduled at 4:30 pm, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of the City Hall / Ramsey County Courthouse. The Public Safety Annex is the building next to the site of the former Pedro Luggage building, which was donated and demolished so that the land could become a City park.

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Development Review Committee 10-9-2018 at District Energy Jemne Building

District Energy is allowing us to have our Development Review Committee meeting in their conference room. Here are the meeting details:

Date / time: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8-9:30 a.m.

Location: District Energy Jemne Building, 305 St Peter Street.

Contact info: 651-297-8955.

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Report by U of M students with recommendations for CRC

CRC staff and board members were fortunate to work with several University of Minnesota students in the summer of 2018 to assess CRC’s board governance, mission and priorities, and public engagement in order to provide a set of recommendations. The students produced the following report, “CapitolRiver Council: Mapping the Future to Everyone’s Downtown,” as their capstone project to earn a Master in Public Affairs degree at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This research question served as a guide to the students’ project: How can the CapitolRiver Council most effectively deploy its limited resources to maximize their influence and stakeholder engagement in the political and planning processes of Downtown Saint Paul?

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