Ward 6 Weekly Update 3/17/2023

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March 17, 2023

1-4 Unit Housing Study: Phase 2

1-4 Unit Housing Study Phase 2

The Saint Paul Planning Commission has voted to release the 1-4 Unit Housing Study phase 2 amendments and open the public comment period.

With the 1-4 Unit Housing Study, the City is considering changes to the zoning code that will support a greater range of housing options in Saint Paul. Specifically, the study is evaluating the potential to add zoning flexibility to support the creation of additional smaller, neighborhood-scale housing types (such as duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes, townhomes, accessory dwelling units and cluster/cottage homes) in more places across the city.

Ways to Engage

Community Reparations Commission - Applications Open

reparations report

The Saint Paul City Council has announced the launch of the application process for the Saint Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission

This 11-member Commission will serve as an advisory body to the Mayor and the City Council on matters related to damage caused by public and private systemic racism in the City of Saint Paul which resulted in racial disparities in generational wealth, homeownership, health care, education, employment and pay, and fairness within the criminal justice system among the American descendants of slavery.

Applications due by March 24th: https://www.stpaul.gov/department/city-council/city-council-reparations-efforts/saint-paul-recovery-act-community.

Saint Paul Financial Empowerment Community Awards

Financial Empowerment Awards

Do you know a person or organization that should be recognized for their hard work in the field of financial empowerment? Nominations are now open for first ever Saint Paul Financial Empowerment Community Awards! Submit nominations at

Apply to Serve on the Neighborhood STAR Board!

Neighborhood STAR program

Help decide what projects get funding through the Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) program -- be a Neighborhood STAR Board memberApply here.

The Neighborhood STAR Board has not been able to achieve a quorum for several months due to dwindling membership and low participation. The board's recommendations are needed to advance Year Round STAR projects!

The Sales Tax Revitalization Program (STAR) board is made up of 21 members appointed by the Mayor for four-year terms. City residency is required and Minnesota State Law requires three representatives to be appointed from each City Council Ward. Meetings take place monthly on 3rd Fridays.

HREEO Commission Application Open

HREEO commission

The Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) Commission is seeking new members. This commission works to promote human rights and opportunities in St. Paul. Apply online by April 1st at stpaul.gov/Apply.

New Position: Water Utility Trainee

water utilities trainee

Become a UTILITY TRAINEE with St Paul Regional Water Services! Trainees who complete the program and obtain a driver's license will be promoted into a Water Utility Worker I position to continue a long rewarding career in the water industry. Apply:

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens

Property tax deferral

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens through the State of MN may allow you to defer a portion of the property taxes you owe. Read full details here or call 651-556-6091.

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.

Business Grant Funds Still Available

business corridors eligible for grant

Applications are still being accepted for the East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program on a rolling basis until all grant funds are awarded. If you are considering applying, please fill out an intake form to start the process.

This program will distribute up to $7 million in grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations for capital projects in select St Paul business corridors, including Payne Ave, Arcade St, East 7th St, and White Bear Ave.

For translation support, please call 651.325.4202.

Hiring - Snow Emergency Ticketers

cars covered in snow

It may be late in the season, but it doesn’t look like the snow is done with us yet. More staff are needed to help enforce parking rules during snow emergencies. Become a Snow Emergency Ticketer and earn $22/hour! This is a part-time position, perfect for those passionate about snow emergency rules. Click here for more information and to apply!

Ramsey County - Food Security Engagement Sessions

food security updates

Learn more about the Ramsey County Food Security Assessment through one of three upcoming virtual meetings. Join to hear about next steps to address food insecurity, learn how to get involved, and participate in a community conversation:

  • Tuesday, March 21 |  6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

These sessions will hosted via Zoom

Register for Youth Summer Sports

Youth Summer Sports header--offered for free for ages 9 and up!

Sign up for summer youth sports! Registration fees have been eliminated for youth sports 10U and up (ages 9+) at all recreation center sites. 

Registration for all summer sports runs through March 31. Learn more and register at stpaul.gov/youthsports.

For the summer 2023 season, all registered 4U, 6U and 8U participants will receive a free glove, courtesy of the Minnesota Twins!

Possible Truck-Parking Ordinance

truck parking

Discussions are underway about a possible restriction on truck parking in St Paul. A possible ordinance could limit semi parking to off-street locations only within the city. 

If you are a trucker, a resident with ties to trucking, or someone who has had difficulties with trucks parked on city streets, please reach out to our office! You can email ward6@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-8660. 

Year Round STAR Grants Available

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 Testing and Treatment Resources

Test to Treat

Find test-to-treat locations  where you can get and fill COVID treatment medications same-day. 

Make an appointments to receive the newest covid booster, available for adults and children ages 5-11.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Self-testing 

What to do if you are Sick or Test Positive: COVID-19

Close Contact or Exposure to COVID-19