St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced three meetings for community members to join conversations about public safety in the city.
The meetings come following recent gun violence in St. Paul as the mayor considers proposing a supplemental public safety budget to the City Council.
“We will never accept violence as the norm.” said Carter. “Building the safe city we deserve will require new, proactive approaches to public safety, which must be built together.”
The public safety meetings are scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 7), 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 420 N. Roy St., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Rice Recreation Center, 1021 Marion St. and Nov. 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.
St. Paul is in the midst of a violent year with 26 homicides reported as of Oct. 29. Last year the city experienced a drop in overall crime with 15 people losing life to homicide.
More information is available at www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/public-safety-community-meetings.