Railroad and Housing Authorities

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The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners also meets as the Regional Railroad Authority and Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Both boards meet periodically on Tuesdays in the Chambers of Saint Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse.

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Regional Railroad Authority

The Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is established as a separate government unit that works on various transit and transit-oriented development projects that address the region’s need for mobility, improved transportation affordability, mitigation of traffic congestion, and enhanced environmental quality. Organized under Minnesota Statute 398, it is considered a separate taxing district from Ramsey County.

The authority consists of the seven members of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. Currently, Commissioner Rafael Ortega is chair.

Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Ramsey County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is established as a separate government unit that works on various housing and economic redevelopment projects in the region.

The authority consists of the seven members of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. Currently, Commissioner Blake Huffman is chair.