This is a Recording
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10 AM


Did you miss presentations given during our monthly meetings or as part of our Sunday Series? Watch the recording instead.

Housing stability: Saint Paul Ward 4 Councilmember Mitra Jalali discusses city and county efforts to provide more housing stability. Her conversation with District 10's Anti-Racism Work Group covers the funding, policy, and political hurdles to reducing homelessness, creating more housing for a wider range of people, and preserving affordable housing; some of the innovative affordable housing options under consideration (and the challenges to making them happen); what's necessary to change the hearts and minds of residents in communities such as Como to accept and advocate for a larger range of housing options; and the complexities that affect decisions by unhoused residents and the professionals trying to find appropriate indoor homes for them. (Jan. 27, 2021)

Here are Sunday Series presentations organized by the council’s Anti-Racism Work Group:

Redefinition of "family":  Planner Michael Wade gives the Como Community Council's Land Use Committee a presentation and answers questions about proposals to redefine "family" in the city zoning code. Any revision would change how many related adults and unrelated adults could legally constitute a household in Saint Paul. The intent, in theory, is to better accommodate multi-generational families, extended families, and families sharing living space in order to afford housing. (Nov. 4, 2020)

Unhoused residents: Ramsey County Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo gives the Como Community Council board an extensive overview of the county’s efforts to find housing for residents living on the streets. Those efforts include housing residents at Bethesda Hospital and at hotels such as the Best Western in Bandana Square. (Oct. 20, 2020)

Rethinking I-94: Debbie Meister from Neighborhoods First gives the Como Community Council board an overview of how community organizations are attempting to influence MnDOT's priorities and decisions along the I-94 corridor in Saint Paul. (Nov. 17, 2020)

2020 Annual Report to our community: Como Community Council staff and board members talk about what we accomplished (or didn't) in the past year -- and what we're working on for the next year. (June 2020)

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