Editorial endorsements: Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 31, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Wheeler, Becker deserve another term on Minneapolis tax board.

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davidpascoeNov. 1, 13 7:12 AM

I respect the editorial board's decision and I appreciate your kind words. The main point of disagreement I have is that the Board of Estimate and Taxation's authority is not "generally ministerial." The board approves all of the debt and sets the tax rates for the city. A vigilant board member could make an extremely positive impact on city finances, and this is especially important after the city's credit rating was downgraded in July. The only way the board becomes "ministerial" is when it acts as a rubber stamp. As a whole, this is what the board "generally" does.

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