Have you ever wondered how funding decisions are made in the city of Saint Paul? Joining the Capitol Improvement Budget Task Force will give you a unique perspective on how projects are chosen and funded, and give you the opportunity to be a part of the decisions that will help shape Saint Paul in the coming years.
Starting early this year, the CIB Committee will begin the process of developing the 2016 and 2017 capital budgets by reviewing project proposals submitted by City departments, district councils, and neighborhood organizations. As part of the CIB Task Force you will review project proposals in the areas of Community Facilities, Streets and Utilities, or Residential and Economic Development. For descriptions of these individual task force focuses and regular meeting times, visit our website.
If you’re interested in representing Hamline Midway on the CIB Task Force, contact Executive Director Michael Jon Olson as soon as possible at michalejon[at]hamlinemidway[dot]org or 651-494-7682.
A task force orientation session will be held on Monday, February 23rd, from 4:30-5:30pm in Room 40 A and B (lower level) of the City Hall-Courthouse building. If you have general questions about the appointment process, please contact Daley Lehman, 651-266-8825 or daley.lehmann[at]ci.stpaul.mn[dot]us, or John McCarthy, 651-266-8554 or john.mccarthy[at]ci.stpaul.mn[dot]us.
CIB Task Force Descriptions
Community Facilities meets Mondays at 4:30pm in Room 40A (lower level) of the City Hall-Courthouse Building, located at 15 West Kellog Blvd. in downtown St. Paul.
The Community Facilities task force reviews a wide range of projects, focusin on building and parks facilities. Examples of past project include pay area replacements and upgrades Highland and Sun Ray Library renovations, Cherokee Regional Park Trail, and the Western District Police Station.
Streets and Utilities meets Tuesdays at 4:30pm in Room 40A (lower level) of the City Hall-Courthouse Building, located at 15 West Kellog Blvd. in downtown St. Paul.
The Streets and Utilities task force reviews projects often associated with Public Works, including improvements to streets, bridges, sewers, lighting, and stairways. Examples of past projects include Burns Avenue lighting improvements, Morton Street stair reconstruction, Raymond Avenue traffic calming, and the Lafayette Bridge replacement. Recently, technology projects, including the City’s new integrated finance system, and a real estate asset management program have also been included in the Streets and Utilities category.
Residential and Economic Development meets Thursdays at 4:30pm in Room 41 (lower level) of the City Hall-Courthouse Building, located at 15 West Kellog Blvd. in downtown St. Paul.
The Residential and Economic Development task force reviews projects related to housing and economic development in the city, often proposed by Community Development Corporations (CDCs) or the City’s Department of Planning and Economic Development. Examples of past projects include NENDC’s Economic Development fund, the Homeowner Rehabilitation Fund, and vacant and hazardous building demolition. Most projects are funded with federal Community Development Block Grants.
Meetings are held weekly from early March through late April.