City Seeks Ideas for Public Projects
Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:55 AM


Saint Paul now is accepting ideas for projects it can fund through its Capital Improvement Budget.

CIB sets aside a total of $1 million over the 2020 and 2021 budget years exclusively for projects suggested by community members. Unlike in past years, ideas from community members will not compete head-to-head with more expensive projects generated by city departments.

Projects must improve public space that is owned by the city (or one of its agencies) and that is available for public use. The improvement should last at least 10 years. This year, special emphasis is being given to projects that enhance public safety. Share an idea

Ideas are being accepted through Wednesday March 4. After that, city staff will assess the ideas for feasibility. Eligible projects will be forwarded to district councils (which have an opportunity to evaluate ideas in their neighborhoods) and to the citywide CIB Committee (which makes final recommendations to the mayor).

Learn more about CIB online, or by attending an in-person workshop:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6-7 p.m. at Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Ave.
  • Tuesday Feb. 25 from 6-7 p.m. at Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice St.

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