Mayor & Council

Council Left to Right: Council Members Matthew Thompson, Lori Hansen, Pam Bakken, Todd Podgorski, Mayor James P. Francis, Council Members Joe Kaliszewski, Tom Seaberg

City Council 2023

About the City Council

The City of South St. Paul operates under a home-rule charter. The council-administrator form of government was adopted in February, 1988. The City Council is the governing body that sets local policy. The city administrator, appointed by the council, executes those policies and oversees the daily administration of city business.

Mayor & Council Members

South St. Paul has a seven-member City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members who are elected at large for four-year terms. City elections are held every two years, allowing for staggered terms of the council members.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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City Council Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • First and third Monday of each month
  • City Hall
    Council Chambers
    125 3rd Avenue N
    South St. Paul, MN 55075

City Council meetings are conducted through standard parliamentary procedure. The City Council agenda provides the order of business. Items listed on the consent agenda are deemed routine and are passed by a single motion, unless there is a request for separate consideration of a particular item.

Work Session Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Monday of each month
  • City Hall-Training Room
    125 3rd Avenue N
    South St. Paul, MN 55075

No official action is taken at a work session.