Looking Back: The 2007 Phase 1 Visioning Study

What were you doing ten years ago in 2007? Were you eagerly awaiting the very first iPhone or watching the new movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? I was raising a preschooler and a first grader and starting a new job. Now my preschooler is starting high school, my first grader will…

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St. Paul Mayoral Candidates Ford Site Questionnaire

In April Sustain Ward 3 contacted mayoral candidates Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickinson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, and Dai Thao and presented them with a questionnaire about their vision for the future of the Ford Site redevelopment. As of May 19, 2017 only Elizabeth Dickinson had submitted a response. [Update: May 20, 2017 ] Melvin Carter…

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Ford Site: A 21st Century Vision in Sustainability for Ward 3

Sustain Ward 3 strongly supports the city’s current plan for the Ford Site. We believe that a strong mix of residential, retail, and small business are imperative to the continuing health of Ward 3. Click Here To Support The Current Ford Site Development Plan This plan lends itself to the needs and wants of a growing neighborhood….

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What’s a Ward?

St Paul is divided into seven different geographic areas known as Wards. Each Ward elects a single representative to the St Paul City Council. The City Council is responsible for the city budget as well as setting city policy by creating ordinances (actual municipal law governing the behavior or property use and provides a penalty if…

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Fiscal Sustainability

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Sustain Ward 3 believes that for the City of St. Paul to move forward on a solid footing decisions made must be fiscally sustainable. This is a core principle of Sustain Ward 3 and one which with we take a holistic view.   Fiscal Sustainability includes: Ensuring that the citizens of Ward 3 (whether homeowners,…

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Environmental Sustainability

Sustain Ward 3 believes that our home in Saint Paul should aspire to be and is fully capable of becoming environmentally sustainable.   An environmentally sustainable community is one that respects the natural space in which it was built, a community that respects the natural features that shaped its growth and history. It’s a place…

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Community Sustainability

In order for our home to be the best it can be Sustain Ward 3 believes that we as neighbors need to cultivate Community Sustainability. A sustainable community is one that finds strength in the changes that come with time. Demographics change, new neighbors arrive, financial fortunes rise and fall, even the environment we live in shifts in…

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