Call for ideas — CRC Bylaws Special Meeting Oct 26, 2017

On October 17, 2017 CRC will hold a bylaws committee meeting at 5 pm, 180 East 5th Street, Conference Room B, to discuss additions and revisions to the CRC bylaws.

Members are invited to submit ideas to or by mail or in person to:

CapitolRiver Council
180 East 5th Street, Suite 260
Saint Paul, MN 55101


  1. Only CRC Members may submit ideas (Members are urged to review the CRC Bylaws posted online before submitting).
  2. Ideas MUST be received no later than Sunday, October 8, at midnight.
    1. Ideas must conform to various revision rules.
      a. Ideas for revisions must remain within the scope of the bylaw being addressed (this means ideas to omit a particular bylaw or change it outside of its scope and intent cannot be considered). The bylaw being referenced should be written out, followed by the idea for revision.
      b. Ideas for addendums/additions to the body of the bylaws cannot alter the intent of any by-law.

1. The by-laws committee will review ideas to ensure they conform to the laws governing the CRC and that the idea is within the scope of the by-laws.
2. The Board of Directors will review the ideas accepted and offer a suggestion to accept or reject.
3. The Member submitting the idea will be requested to explain how the idea supports the mission and operation of the CRC.
4. Members present at a Special Meeting on Oct. 26, at 5 p.m., will discuss the ideas and vote to accept or reject the idea as an amendment.
5. Ideas passed by a 2/3 vote of Members present will be adopted.

Downtown Live: Mayoral Conversations

TPT’s Eric Eskola leads major candidates for Saint Paul Mayor in 90 minutes of informal conversation on the future of Downtown.

Monday October 9, 2017,  6:00PM -to 7:30PM

(Food and beverages available at 5:00PM)


History Theatre in St. Paul
30 East 10th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

NOT the giant, stone MN History Center on Kellogg )

For information: email

We Value Engagement

Here at the CapitolRiver Council we believe in the investment into the people that make our city the place that it is, and we value input from all stakeholders. As part of this endeavor to do more in the way of bringing voices together  and uplifting their messages, we have hired Tabitha Benci DeRango to formulate engagement planning and implement a series of “IN THE COMMUNITY” activities. We look forward to sharing these with you in the days to come. Stay tuned…….


Proposed skyway system changes — let the City Council know what you think

The City Council is considering changing ordinances that would:

  • change skyway system hours (to close at midnight instead of 2 a.m.),
  • set standards for buildings to employ private security staff and to have surveillance cameras,
  • increase the types of activities that are prohibited in the Code of Conduct, and
  • eliminate the requirement that police issue warnings before enforcing the Code of Conduct.

How would the following changes affect you?

Please let the City Council know by emailing

Proposed changes to the Skyway Code of Conduct

  • The police will no longer be required to issue a warning prior to taking enforcement action for violations of the Code of Conduct.
  • Additional language will clarify prohibited conduct, including prohibitions on
    o Fighting
    o Smoking
    o Urinating or defecating
    o Laying on floors, stairs or fixtures.
    o Propping open or damaging locks or security systems
    o Playing devices or instruments above the level of conversations speech, unless permitted by DSI

Proposed changes for Skyway Security

  • Skyway closing hours will be changed from 2am to 12am
  • Building owners will be required to lock all skyway orders during non-operating skyway hours, unless physical monitored
  • “Security personnel” means individuals employed who are appropriately trained to conduct the security activities of observe and report, advise users of the skyway of the pertinent laws and rules, and who will patrol all spaces of the skyway hourly, unless another standard is approved by the Saint Paul Police Department
  • Skyway building owners shall provide video surveillance or security personnel for the portions of the pedestrian skyway system contained in his or her building
  • Video surveillance shall be monitored by security personnel during all skyway system operating hours
  • Placement of cameras shall be reviewed for compliance with standards of the Saint Paul Police Department


Thank you to our Outgoing Board Members

The CRC wishes to extend gratitude to the efforts of our outgoing board members of 2016-2017 for their time of service to this community organization.

Andy Flamm
Chad Roberts
Kathi Gall

Venita Warnke
Matt Hill
Stacey Marmolejo

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