Ward 6 Weekly Update 8/11/2023

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August 11, 2023

2024 Budget Process is Underway

2024 proposed budget distribution by department

This week, Mayor Carter announced his 2024 Budget Proposal, totaling $820.5 million, with a general fund budget increase of $16 million and a property tax levy increase of 3.7%. In total, this property tax levy increase amounts to annual decrease of $26 for a median value home. 

Watch and read the Mayor's 2024 Budget Address here to learn more.

With today's delivery of the 2024 Budget Proposal, the City Council will now begin reviewing the Mayor’s proposed budget and meeting with department leaders on the proposed budget. As required by state law, the City Council will set the maximum property tax levy in September. Budgets may be adjusted, but they cannot exceed the maximum tax levy.

Later this fall, the City Council will hold public hearings on the budget and then will vote to adopt a 2024 budget and tax levy for the city by the end of the year. While the adopted budget may represent changes made by the City Council to the Mayor’s proposed budget, the Mayor has line-item veto authority over the Council-adopted budget.

Eastside Youth Appreciation Day

Eastside Youth Appreciation Day

Join in the 2nd annual Eastside Youth Appreciation Day! This event will be held Wednesday, August 16th from 12-4 PM at The Salvation Army Eastside. Thank you to the local businesses and organizations who have donated their goods, services and time to make this event happen. 

There will be backpacks and supplies for Elementary-Highschool students. Limited haircuts and simple braids for the youth. Limited clothing and shoes to choose from. Interactive inflatables and art projects for both youth and teens to enjoy. DJ music! Food! Resource booths. Raffles and prizes!

Liu Ming Yuan Garden Poetry Contest

Poetry contest

Enter to win this year's Liu Ming Yuan Garden Poetry Contest! The theme this year is "friendship". Poems will be accepted in Dakota, Hmong, Chinese, and English. Open to all ages. Please submit your poetry here by September 15, 2023!

ESNDC Friendly Storefronts Program

ESNDC Friendly Storefronts Program

Attention Ward 6 Businesses! Are you looking to refresh the appearance of your storefront this summer? Check out East Side Neighborhood Development Company’s Friendly Storefronts Program - Grant funding is available for façade improvement projects on a first come basis. See the flyer for general program guidelines, and send all inquiries to jmcgregor@esndc.org to start the application process!

Join a State Board, Committee or Commission

MN Secretary of State openings

The MN Secretary of State has a large number of open seats on various state boards, commissions, and committees. If you live or work in the City of St Paul, one of these spots could be for you! View and apply for open state board, commission, and committee positions here.

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Meet & Greet virtual appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

2023 Business Awards

St Paul Business Awards

One week left to submit your Business Award nomination or application! We're excited to see who will be honored this year.

Submit nominations or apply here by August 23rd for the 2023 St Paul City Council’s Business Awards!

FREE Tire Pick-up and Recycling

dumped tires

Get rid of old tires FOR FREE and help prevent the spread of mosquito-born disease!

Because abandoned and dumped tires can become habitat for several types of mosquitoes, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District started a free tire pickup and recycling program! Call (651) 645-9149 or use their Submit a Tip form: https://mmcd.org/tire-recycling/.

East Side Artmobile!

East Side Artmobile

One week left to join in the FREE drop-in art classes for youth through August 18 at different recreation centers each weekday. Taught by professional artists. Each week is a new take-home art project.

Click here to view the East Side Art Council's Artmobile summer schedule.

Free Meals for Kids and Teens

SPPS Free Summer Meals Food Truck

One more week of summer meals! Available at NO COST to kids 18 and under, or those over 18 with a disability enrolled in a school program. 

SPPS Nutrition Services’ food truck will serve meals at daily locations through August 18. 

Check out the FREE summer meal schedule and menu here!

Summer Fun through St Paul Parks & Recreation

Paddle Share group photo of kayakers going down Mississippi River

Choose from a variety of fun summer programming options for youth through Saint Paul Parks & Recreation

Summer camps & activities

Summer Rec Check - FREE

Summer S'more Fun

Recreation in Motion - FREE

Ward 6 Year Round STAR Grant

Ward 6 STAR funding

If you run a business or non-profit in St Paul Ward 6 and are you needing to make a permanent improvement (lasting 7+ years) to your building, you may be eligible for Ward 6 Year-Round STAR Funding!

Please email our office with information on your project to receive an application. Read full STAR eligibility guidelines here. Applications are subject to approval from the Saint Paul STAR Board and Saint Paul City Council.  

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. Visit the link above or call 651-556-6091.

COVID Testing and Treatment Resources

Test to Treat

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

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