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October 10, 2019

Problem properties, affordable housing and immigrant communities top agenda at ABA meeting in St. Paul

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2019 — Strategies for dealing with problem properties, funding major road projects, affordable housing, campaign finance enforcement, disaster recovery and refugee and immigrant communities are the focus of an American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law conference in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 10-13 at InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront.

Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison will give remarks at 6 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, Oct. 11, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will give marks at 8 a.m. and Melvin Carter, the mayor of St. Paul, will give the keynote address at noon. 

2019 Fall CLE & Networking Conference
Sponsored by ABA Section of State and Local Government Law  

Oct. 10-13

InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 Kellogg Blvd East
St. Paul, Minn.

Other conference highlights include:

“The Demise of Single-Family Zoning and Other Legal Strategies for Addressing Affordable Housing” — This panel of city officials will focus on the limited availability of affordable housing and how new zoning laws could increase availability of affordable housing.
1:30-3 p.m. Friday

“Refugee & Immigrant Communities – The Minnesota Experience: The Legalities, Practicalities & Lessons Learned” — This panel of members from immigrant and refugee communities and government officials will discuss Minnesota’s long history of accepting people from around the world. They will cover efforts to integrate refugees and immigrants, in addition to examining the impact and contributions of these communities. 
3:15-4:45 p.m. Friday

A complete agenda can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected].

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