Here's what Mayor Chris Coleman had to say when announcing the city's new Saint Paul Connect app during his State of the City 2013 speech:
"Technological excellence is no longer a choice. It is a necessity. In this digital age, we must meet residents where they are – and they're on their smart phones. We can use this fact to make our city more responsive to our residents. Today, the city launched 'Saint Paul Connect,' our own mobile app available on Android and iPhone. Have a question about traffic lights? Encounter a pothole? It's all right there.
You can find more information on Saint Paul Connect by going to our home page, www.stpaul.gov, and clicking on the "Mobile Saint Paul" button. The link will take you to a dedicated webpage where we are featuring recommended apps that no resident, visitor, or business person in Saint Paul should be without. Whether it's looking for events going on in the Capital City, or connecting to your neighborhood library, or wanting to report a pothole that needs repair, we believe these apps will enhance everyone's experience in Saint Paul."