St. Paul Mayor disagrees with city council's decision to return to in-person meetings

Courtesy of: City of St. Paul
Courtesy of: City of St. Paul

(St. Paul, MN) -- The St. Paul city council is convening today in-person for the first time in two years, but the city's mayor has some reservations. 

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter voiced his disagreement in a letter to the council, and says it comes from a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

"Given the current surge of cases and hospitalizations, shortage of ICU beds, stark warnings from health care and public health professionals, and most recent guidance that the omicron variant has rendered many past mitigation measures obsolete, I respectfully disagree with the timing of your decision," Carter wrote in a letter to city council members on Tuesday. "Nevertheless, I respect the City Council's independent jurisdiction over Council operations and staff."

Members of the community can attend the meetings either in-person or by phone.