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The Saint Paul City Council

Dan Bostrom, Ward 6
Russ Stark, Ward 4
Thao, Ward 1
Kathy Lantry, Ward 7 and Council President
Dave Thune, Ward 2
Chris Tolbert, Ward 3
Amy Brendmoen, Ward 5

Seeking Candidates for Interim Ward 7 City Councilmember
The City Council invites interested Ward 7 residents to submit their resume and cover letter to serve as interim councilmember, filling the position currently held by Council President Kathy Lantry who is departing on March 1.  Interviews for the finalists of this position will be held on February 11 and the Council will appoint the interim councilmember at its February 25 meeting. 

Interested applicants must agree not to run for the vacancy in the upcoming election.   The City Council is seeking candidates who are familiar with city government and its operations, and are able to devote the time and energy to successfully represent the residents of Ward 7.  The Council reserves the right to limit the number of applicants that will be interviewed.

Applications should be submitted to Trudy Moloney, Director of City Council Operations, by email at or by mail at City Council offices, Suite 310, City Hall, 15 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102.  Applications must be received by 4:30 PM on February 6. 

About the Council

As the legislative body, the City Council is responsible for setting City policy through ordinances and resolutions. The Council also has sole responsibility for adopting the City’s budget. The Council legislates by passing Ordinances which become City laws. The Council also makes performance auditing decisions and monitors the operation and performance of city agencies and holds regular oversight hearings on city departments to determine how programs are working and whether budgeted funds are being spent well. In its decision-making roles, the City Council actively involves public through its weekly public meetings. (NOTE: The meetings are seen live on cable TV and via webcast. Videos of past council meetings and agendas are available here and goes back to 2006 by clicking on the “Research” tab.) In addition, the Council acts in a quasi-judicial role in hearing appeals regarding actions taken by a number of City agencies.

In addition to their duties as Councilmembers, the City Council serves as the Board of Health and as the directors for the Public Library Agency and commissioners for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). Representatives from the Council are members of the boards for the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority, the Saint Paul Port Authority, the Joint Property Tax Advisory Board (JPTAC), and the Board of Water Commissioners.

Term of Office
Councilmembers are elected to a 4 year term. The current term runs through the end of 2015.
Council Information Booklet
For more information about the City Council, attending meetings, public hearings, etc., go to the Welcome to the Saint Paul City Council booklet.
Council Member Dan Bostrom Council Member Amy Brendmoen Council Member Melvin Carter III Council President Kathy Lantry Council Member Christopher Tolbert Council Member Dave Thune Council Member Russ Stark null null
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