The Stryker Zoning Study was requested by the West Side Community Organization in a letter to the Saint Paul Planning Commission in January of 2017. As the letter summarized, the request was the culmination of long collaborative process by WSCO volunteers, city staff and Council Member Noecker's office.
On March 19th, 2019 an initial presentation was made by City planning staff at Humboldt High School. Approximately 50 community members attended this meeting. A number of unfortunate communication and organizational problems, including late meeting notices, locked school entrances and a small meeting room contributed to poor conditions for a quality presentation.
Additionally the absence of official representatives from the West Side Community Organization and Council Member Noecker's office left many participants dissatisfied or confused about the intent of the study.
In spite of these obstacles, many good questions and concerns were raised in the meeting and City staff have engaged in a further review for a second presentation.
To insure everyone has the same background information we have collected the original documents.
And for you policy nerds you can take a deep dive into City planning documents for the West Side here.
Please join us May 9th, 6:00 PM, at the Baker Center, 209 Page St., to continue the process of making the West Side the Best Side! We encourage everyone to read our Community Agreements used for all WSCO public meetings.
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Come work with WSCO on the Twin Cities Renter Organizing Project as an AmeriCorps Vista! Now accepting applications!
Did you know that 70% of the West Side has been designated a federal Opportunity Zone?
Terri Thao of Nexus Community Partners presented on Opportunity Zones at the March West Side Voices Forum. This kicked off our discussion around Opportunity Zones and what this means for the West Side.
The January 28th meeting of the WSCO Board of Directors will be held at the Riverview Library due to weather related Baker Center building closure.
The meeting will be at the usual time, 6:30-8pm
Board Election Results! Thank you to everyone that applied and ran, thank you to all the West Siders who came to the Annual Meeting tonight. We are truly building West Side community power.
Monica Morracco - 3 Years
Katrina Mendoza - 3 Years
Alicia Lucio - 3 years
Yasmin Muridi - 3 years
Martin Hernandez - 3 Years
Karen Ollie - 2 Years
Kia Moua - 2 Years
Mike Herndon - 1 Year
Krystal Cook - 1 Year
Carl Horton - Alternate
Zona Butler - Alternate
Nominations are now open for the West Sider of the Year award 2018!
Through generations Indigenous Womxn and Womxn of Color have been the backbone of our families and neighborhoods. This summit we are aiming to center the voices, stories, and lived experiences of IWWOC of color in our neighborhoods, our city, and government. This includes Femmes, Queer, Trans, and Gender Fluid people of color whom do not identify with or feel comfortable or safe in cis-male spaces. Join us as we create a space to honor what makes us up as IWWOC: our physical, our intellectual, our emotional and our spiritual.