Apr 2, 2024

Dear Paris,

Incredible news emerging for the East Side - The Heights will have the Geothermal system after all. It was a near thing and it took coordinated advocacy and a lot of effort from East Siders, St Paul 350, City Councilmembers Nelsie Yang and Cheniqua Johnson, the Port Authority, District Energy St. Paul, and the new staff and board of MnCIFA. (Read More) And as I understand it, part of the tide turning was businesses working to locate at the Heights raising their voices in favor of figuring out a solution for Geothermal when the whole system was in question. We know that when businesses join the effort to make a way toward a better solution, new possibilities can emerge. What a benefit clean and low energy - affordable heating and cooling - will be to the future of the residents and businesses at the Heights. That's the kind of permanent investment we need more of all over the East Side.

What's next?

East Side Connect! PROMISE Act Critical for the East Side - April 11.

ESABA Member Deal: Sun Ray Laundromat - $1 Per Pound Drop Off Wash and Fold

Thursday April 11 - Zoom

ESABA hosts NDC (pictured above with Councilmember Cheniqua Johnson and John from MEDA) to talk about the PROMISE Act and the promise for East Side businesses. Learn more then spread the word. Details about the PROMISE Act...

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Community Events see all here

Apr - Freedom Library

Apr 11 - East Side Connect! PROMISE Act - ESABA

Apr 11 - Beyond Learning from Place: Bdote - MN Humanities

Apr 13 - Graduate Programs Review Day - Metro State

Apr 16 - SPPD Monthly Community Meeting

Apr 27 - Naturally Artful with Conservation - Urban Roots

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Mississippi Market

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Board of Directors:

Acting President:

Juan Cervantes

Juan Cervantes State Farm Agency LLC

Vice President:

William Schultz

KW Realty


Chelsea Fey

Visit Saint Paul


Josh Chacon

Hiway Credit Union

Board Members:

Tonya Bauer

Saint Paul Port Authority

Shateka Flowers

Family Values For Life

Taelor Johnson

Mueller Memorial

Marv Koppen

Party Time Liquor

Jorge Samper

Sunray Auto Service - BP

Darren Varley


Paris Dunning, Executive Director
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