Podcast #40 – Saint Paul’s Ward 1 with Noel Nix

The podcast this week is a conversation with Noel Nix, who is running for the open Ward One  City Council seat in Saint Paul. The race came as a bit of a surprise when incumbent Melvin Carter resigned from the job half-way through his term, and a lot of candidates have declared their interest in the job during the past month. Particularly given the city’s Ranked Choice Voting system, it should be an interesting election.

Ward One  is the Frogtown, Rondo, and Cathedral hill neighborhood, the center of Saint Paul.  Noel Nix is currently working as the legislative aide for Councilmember Kaliq, and was the aide for councilmember Carter as well, so he knows this neighborhood and this job as well as anyone. We sat down last week at the Neighborhood Café on Selby Avenue to discuss his campaign, Light Rail on University, the Frogtown Farms project, parking policy, community engagement in this diverse part of the city.

The link to the audio is here. Catch the big wave via the feed.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.