ADVERTISEMENT

St. Paul City Council approves district shift

  • March 20, 2013 - 9:02 PM

About 3,200 St. Paul residents will belong to a new district come Jan. 1, following action taken Wednesday by the St. Paul City Council.

The council agreed without discussion to approve a district boundary shift that takes a piece of District 6, which centers on Rice Street and the North End, and moves it to District 10 in the Como Park area.

The area in play is south of Lake Como and referred to as South Como.

A January community meeting showed that the vast majority of South Como residents expressing an opinion wanted to move their neighborhood into District 10. That prompted both district councils to declare their support for the shift.

Jon Knox, who chairs District 10’s executive committee, said an ad hoc committee will be convened next month to prepare for the change. The additional population will result in no additional funding for District 10, but District 6 may receive less money because it contains fewer residents.

The city has approved a district boundary shift only once before, in 1982.

KEVIN DUCHSCHERE

© 2014 Star Tribune