St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter delivers first State of the City Address

The mayor of St. Paul used his first State of the City speech to highlight community expansion and gather feedback from the public Saturday morning. 

Mayor Melvin Carter delivered his address after 138 days in office. He praised the St. Paul police department's recent public outreach, which is focused on revising use of force guidelines.

Carter described the state of St. paul as strong, adding that the city is growing and he sees big opportunities ahead. 

“Bringing tech leaders and innovators from across the globe proves the rest of the world is taking notice of our progress,” Carter said. 

During his speech Mayor Carter also told the crowd he intends to sign a citywide $15 minimum wage ordinance by the end of the year.