Anoka County Board endorses more budget cuts

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY and KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 11, 2012 - 8:11 PM

Hennepin and Anoka counties on Tuesday set their property tax levies, which promise generally flat budgets for 2013.

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commonsens4uSep. 11, 12 3:38 PM

Property taxes should be cut by 30% to remain in line with home values. All of our homes have lost at least 30% of value, but taxes will "only rise 1%". So in reality, Hennepin County has just instituted a 31% tax increase on all property owners.

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muggsh2oSep. 11, 12 3:52 PM

That's because Minneapolis is going to slug their citizens with the "People's Stadium" tax increase.

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whodotcomSep. 11, 12 3:59 PM

Getting taxed the same amount on a property that is worth 30% less is definitely a huge tax hike!

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whodotcomSep. 11, 12 4:01 PM

$800Million could have gone a long way towards reducing the need for revenue. But rather than giving the money to the tazpaying residents, Hennepin County decided to give it to a $$Millionaiire that lives in some other state to build another football stadium.

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thunderSep. 11, 12 4:08 PM

Request that the County come out and reassess your property. If you do not like the value, appeaal to the County Board or Tax Court. Lucky that our properties were not taxed at market values when the market was so inflated......

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quincy7981Sep. 11, 12 4:18 PM

commonsense4u: "Property taxes should be cut by 30% to remain in line with home values. All of our homes have lost at least 30% of value." Of course you do realize that the value of properties has nothing to do with the cost to deliver county services, right? So whether your property value goes up or down, it still costs about the same amount to plow your roads. Unless you are asking for 30% less service, don't count on a 30% reduction in taxes, regardless of what your value does.

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sharkysharkSep. 11, 12 6:20 PM

Cut spending. It works every time.

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pmarc078Sep. 11, 12 6:22 PM

we actually might be able to get a 30% reduction in taxes if we could eliminate the "emergency assistance" program for deadbeat renters (among other giveaways) and the baseball stadium subsidy.....

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thunderSep. 11, 1210:51 PM

What subsidy for a baseball stadium? There is no subsidy from property tax.

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furguson11Sep. 12, 12 6:16 AM

"The Hennepin County Board also approved maximum levy increases of 16.7 percent for the county's Regional Railroad Authority and 14.6 percent for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority." There is where the mission creep is. Plus I wonder about the capital budget. To many pots.

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