St. Paul Highland Park Neighbors Forum Charter

The purpose of this forum to engage those who live and work in Highland Park in thoughtful discussions about local development, zoning, transportation, crime prevention, education, parks and recreation and other community issues affecting our neighborhood.


The goals of St. Paul Highland Park Neighbors Forum are:

  • Give Highland Park residents a greater voice in decisions that affect our community
  • To exchange views with local elected officials and with government staff who serve the Highland Park neighborhood
  • Exchange viewpoints and opinions and discover new or different perspectives
  • Talk about what's going on in the Highland Park neighborhood as a whole
  • To encourage partnerships, collaborative problem-solving and positive, citizen-driven change for our neighborhood

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • New commercial and housing developments proposed for Highland
  • Transportation issues
  • Crime and law enforcement issues
  • Parks, recreation and public spaces
  • Community schools and education
  • District council issues
  • City planning
  • Neighborhood business and commerce
  • Or any other issues or concerns affecting Highland Park

Participation Rules

By taking part in this forum, you accept the full rules of the forum.

Highlighted rules:

  • Please discuss local Highland Park neighborhood issues only (for a map of Highland, visit the Highland District Council website at )
  • Be fair, calm and polite at all times
  • Sign your messages with your full real name
  • Expect warnings and possible removal for rule violations
  • Please do not post more than two messages a day

Forum Manager

The current Forum Manager is Debajit Ghosh. He can be reached at

The volunteer Forum Manager is responsible for the general health and well-being of the forum. The Forum Manager shall:

  • enforce forum rules
  • respond to participant questions
  • listen to complaints or concerns
  • encourage active participation
  • maintain respectful tone of discussion

If you have any questions or concerns about the St. Paul Highland Park Neighbors Forum, please contact us at:

Membership and Roles

The St. Paul Highland Park Neighbors Forum Home Page shows the parts of St. Paul Highland Park Neighbors Forum that can be seen and contributed to by members and non-members. Use the green Join/Leave button in the left panel of the Group Home page to join or leave the forum.

Who runs this Forum?

The Highland Park Neighborhood Issues Forum was launched with based on the initiative of the Highland District Council (HDC), one of the City of Saint Paul's 17 district councils. This forum is intended to be an extension of HDC's mission of citizen participation and a means to generate discussion and useful input on the work and decisions of HDC and, ultimately, the city. The Community Services standing committee of the Highland District Council serves as the forum's start-up committee. Questions or concerns about the forum may also be directed to the HDC office or E-Democracy.Org.