St. Paul city councilors table garbage rates discussion until December, hear rent stabilization appeal

Members of the St. Paul City Council tabled their discussion on garbage rates until Dec. 7 during their Wednesday afternoon meeting. The goal is to to finalize the rates that residents will pay for garbage collection next year.

Council members also heard an appeal filed by a renter who claimed her landlord violated the rent stabilization ordinance when they shifted utility costs from the landlord to the tenant.

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A year ago, voters approved a residential rent stabilization ordinance to cap increases at 3%. The ordinance went into effect earlier this year.

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However, there are a number of exemptions for landlords. As previously reported in September, the council approved a package of amendments that overhauled the rent stabilization ordinance.

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