Today, the City of Saint Paul is taking a major step toward correcting historic wrongs by joining the Just Deeds coalition to help home and property owners discharge discriminatory racial covenants on their property deeds.
“Racial covenants are a dark chapter in our city's history, and we’re committed to correcting this injustice in our community,” said Mayor Carter. “Racism has no home in Saint Paul. By joining the Just Deeds coalition, we move forward our work to create a more just and equitable city for all residents.”
Just Deeds is a collaborative effort between community groups, attorneys, and government agencies to identify and remove racial covenants on property deeds in Minnesota.
The City is also working with the Center for the Study of Black Life and the Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law to identify volunteer attorneys - including law students - and legal professionals to assist with the effort.
Residents are encouraged to visit stpaul.gov/racial-covenants to learn more about the process of discharging covenants.
We are looking forward to this year's Citywide Spring Clean Up! We are hosting this year's event in collaboration with neighborhood leaders around Central Village Park, Trust for Public Land, Springboard for the Arts, and Saint Paul Parks and Rec.
Meet us at Central Village Park, St. Paul on Earth Day, April 22 at 9 am!
We will have clean up supplies, food, and fun activities. Learn about all of the awesome work that is happening in Central Village Park, help shape the park plan, connect with neighbors, and kick off outdoor event season!
Summit-University Planning Council Community News!