CIB Committee seeks new members

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In order to start seeing better biking and walking infrastructure on our streets, we need more of these projects to get funding. Becoming a CIB Committee member offers you the opportunity to help make this happen.

The Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) is prepared every two years by a committee of St. Paul citizens. They review proposed city projects and select from them to produce a list of recommendations, which goes to the mayor and then to the city council.

Join a task force

Right now the CIB Committee is seeking new members. With such an important role in the city’s funding process, the committee needs to include residents who value safe biking and walking. The committee’s work is divided among three task forces. After an orientation in late February, task forces will meet once a week in City Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting on March 2, 2014 and will last until mid-April.

Those interested in biking and walking are encouraged to consider seeking appointment to the Streets and Utilities task force. Any resident can serve on a task force, but local District Councils make the final decisions regarding appointments. They will submit their appointments by Monday, January 26. To learn more about becoming a CIB Committee member for your district, contact your District Council—contact info here.

For more information, please contact Daley Lehmann at (651) 266-8825 or daley.lehmann@ci.stpaul.mn.us.