This report analyzes 10 years of Capital Improvement Budget data. It finds that spending is unequal across the City, with some indications that it is also inequitable. In particular, the analysis shows east side planning districts experiencing pronounced disadvantages. Through interviews with individuals involved in the CIB process, the report also finds that the allocation process does not explicitly take into account geographic balance or racial equity. The report concludes with recommendations for further analysis of spending and specific changes to the CIB committee process that can help improve the
equality, if not the equity of spending across St. Paul districts.
Conducted on behalf of East Side Neighborhood Development Company. Supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
Cowgill, Jono; Lovelace, Hilary.
A Study of Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) and Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Programs across St. Paul, MN Council Districts.
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