Split St. Paul Council passes budget with cuts, no layoffs

11December 2020

Split St. Paul Council passes budget with cuts, no layoffs

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The St. Paul City Council passed its 2021 budget on a split vote Wednesday, with two council members saying it didn’t make deep enough cuts to the police department. The council approved the approximately $633 million budget on a 5-2 vote with Council Members Mitra Jalali and Nelsie Yang voting no. The 2021 budget is $3 million less than 2020 and includes cuts to departments across the city, including police. The city faced a nearly $20 million deficit heading into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, but leaders avoided using emergency reserves, laying off employees or…. See article below.

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Source: https://www.startribune.com/split-st-paul-council-passes-budget-with-cuts-no-layoffs/573351601/

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