Ward 6 Weekly Update 5/20/2022

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May 20, 2022

Upcoming Hillcrest Public Hearing 


The Saint Paul City Council will hold a public hearing on the draft Hillcrest Master PlanHillcrest Rezoning Study Hillcrest Zoning Code Study, and an associated amendment to the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will be held before the City Council on:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
3:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, City Hall, Room 300
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul

The public may comment in-person at the hearing or submit written comments to Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us

The Hillcrest Master Plan will determine future land uses and a new street network for the 112-acre former golf course on Saint Paul’s East Side at the southwest corner of Larpenteur Avenue and McKnight Road. 

Parallel to the master plan process, the Saint Paul Port Authority is conducting an environmental review of the project, for which there will be an opportunity for public review later in the first half of 2022.

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2023 City Budget Feedback

2023 city budget

Share your input on the 2023 City Budget! There will be a series of 5 virtual community conversations this spring for community engagement to shape the 2023 city budget.  

Led by the Office of Financial Services in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, these 5 virtual community conversations will be held on Microsoft Teams, will be free, and open to the public. Community members interested in participating can register here.  Upcoming dates below:    

  • Tuesday, May 24 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 2 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

  For more information, visit stpaul.gov/budget-events.

Mortgage Payment Assistance

MN Home Help

If you are behind on your mortgage or worried about foreclosure due to the pandemic, #HomeHelpMN may be able to help. Visit the MN Dept of Housing's website at HomeHelpMN.org to see if you’re eligible for assistance.

COVID Testing Options

at home COVID tests

The Biden administration is offering a third round of free at-home COVID tests! All households in the US can order their tests for free at www.covid.gov/tests.

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays. Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6.

HREEO Open House, May 24th

Frogtown Community Center

Stop by the HREEO Open House on May 24, 2022 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m! Learn more about how the St Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) serves Saint Paul residents and businesses by advancing justice and equity through education, advocacy, and enforcement. 

More about the open house at www.stpaul.gov/HREEO

Year Round STAR Grants

Ward 6 STAR funding

Do you own a business or run a non-profit in St Paul's 6th Ward? Are you in need of funding for a time-sensitive building repair or improvement?

You may be eligible for a Year-Round STAR Grant from Ward 6. Please email our office at Ward6@stpaul.gov with information on your project and to receive an application.

Applications are subject to approval from the St Paul STAR Board and St Paul City Council. Funding is given as reimbursement for approved expenses, up to $15,000 per project per year. 

COVID Resources

free covid tests

COVID Community Coordinators (CCCs) are community-based organizations that connect Minnesota’s diverse communities to COVID testing, vaccination, and other resources. Coordinators help community members find and get critical resources to deal with health concerns, as well as employment, food access, housing, child care, and legal rights. Search for a COVID Community Coordinator that fits your needs.

These COVID-19 testing sites are free and open to everyone who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms. Additional testing locations are open throughout the state. 

All Minnesotans are eligible for their COVID-19 booster shot. Make your appointment.