District 10 Como Community Council

May 16, 2023 Land Use Committee Meeting

May 16, 2023 Land Use Committee Meeting

The Land Use Committee typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm. All D10 Como Park meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics for discussion. This month’s meeting will be held hybrid in person at the Como Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington) and via Zoom.

Land Use Recurring Zoom Meeting Link
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Call in to meeting: +1 312 626 6799 

D10 Como Community Council – AGENDA

Land Use Committee

May 16, 2023 – 6:00-7:15 PM
Como Streetcar Station and Zoom(Link) – (Call-in info above)


Community participants can bring topics & concerns


  • Dock & Paddle Check-in
    Tony Arvidson – Lancer Hospitality
    Michael jon Pease – St. Paul Parks Conservancy


  • Upcoming Sound Variance

An application for a sound level variance has been received by the City for the 41st Hmong International Freedom Festival aka Hmong J4th Soccer Tournament, to be held Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 from 8 am- 8 pm with a soundcheck on Friday, June 20 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The event will be located at 1155 Jessamine Ave W (McMurray Field). There will be a public hearing on the variance at the May 24 City Council meeting.

  • Business Licensing Renewals*
    • Como Zoo & Conservatory (1225 Eastabrook Dr.): Liquor licenses are up for renewal July 23. Anyone with input should contact the office of Ward 5 Council Member Amy Brendmoen: ward5@ci.stpaul.mn.us.
    • D & L Food and Gas (626 Larpenteur Ave): Gas Station license is up for renewal July 28. Anyone with input should email the Como Community Council or contact the office of Ward 5 Council Member Amy Brendmoen: ward5@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

*While license renewal dates serve as community reminders, feedback on a business license can be submitted at any time.



  • May 16, 7:15pm – D10 Board Meeting
  • June 7, 6pm – Environment Committee
  • June 7, 7:15pm – Neighborhood Relations Committee
  • June 20, 6pm – Land Use Committee
  • June 20, 7:15pm – D10 Board Meeting

About D10 Committee Meetings

RESPECT: D10 meetings are open to ALL community members. Please respect other voices and opinions. Try to keep discussion input brief and leave space for those who aren’t as comfortable speaking up at public meetings (if you’ve already spoken on a subject or asked a question, give others a chance before you speak again).

VIRTUAL/HYBRID: Technology has increased our reach to more people, but as we adjust to new features, it’s important to keep other’s experience in mind. Please use the raise hand feature or indicate in the chat if you’d like to speak, and know that those attending in person can’t always see the chat comments. Our board and meeting leaders are all volunteers, and are still learning and adapting to new meeting tech as well, please bear with us as we work to improve our meetings!

MOTIONS: D10 uses Robert’s Rules of order, often especially relaxed in committee meetings, but occasionally motions are brought to the floor, mostly for action items (below). Our bylaws state that D10 community members in attendance are members of committees, except disciplinary committees, with the right to make motions, vote, and speak in debate.

  • Motions require a first (“I move to…”),
  • A second (“I second the motion”), 
  • Then, following “any additional discussion”, the motion is voted on.
  • Note: All community members in attendance may vote in D10 committees.

ACTION ITEMS: These are an important part of our organization process, but can be confusing at first. Action Items approved at committee meetings are sent to the full D10 board for approval. Board members may bring Action Items (AIs) to the board independently as well, but AIs approved by committees only require a second at board meetings. You can view many examples of past action items here on Google Drive.

QUORUM: This is a term that refers to meeting attendance and whether a meeting is considered “official”. D10 bylaws define quorum for committee meetings as “a majority of the D10 Board members” assigned to the committee. In practice, this becomes a mostly semantic matter, as we still hold a meeting even if quorum is not met, notes are still taken and submitted to the board. Motions and votes cannot be made, but Action Items could be submitted to the full board individually by any board members present.

MISC. GLOSSARY: D10 meetings often use acronyms or reference partner organizations and City departments, as well as ongoing projects that new attendees might not be familiar with. Below are links for common references, if there’s anything you think should be added, please ask or email info@district10comopark.org.