Minneapolis City Council adopts its 2009 budget -- version 1.0

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 11, 2008 - 9:36 PM

With expected cuts in state aid, but possible money from the feds, the city will likely have to revisit it.

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the_vfoxDec. 12, 08 4:08 AM

a budget that is going to have to get changed before you even put it in effect. Writing checks you know that are going to bounce shows how inept the council and the mayor are.

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dinodinoDec. 12, 08 6:37 AM

Well now a property tax increase . . . . again! How many homs will that force into foreclosure at a time when he supposedly wants to fill the empty homes. There's an incentive for a new home owner. We need to stop trying to avoid a city sales tax. It would be more fairer, taking the responsibility off home owners. That would generate more dollars continusiously. Every city in America has sales taxes and we gladly pay it whenever we shop elsewhere! Most of us aren't getting pay raises and if we do the mose expected is maybe 3%. That in no way helps me with an 8% property tax increase. Is the city gonna freeze their pay raises? Or better yet Mr. Mayor are you willing to take a pay cut to help your city?

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dinodinoDec. 12, 08 6:40 AM

And one more thing. Tell Washington that Minneapolis can no longer afford to pay it's required $240M towards the war. Now that money back in the pot would help us tremendously!!!!

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karendavid816Dec. 12, 08 7:55 AM

The seventh consecutive 8% increase in property taxes?.. and no revolution? Surely, there must be some rational people in this city willing to sacrifice a few years of their time and money to run against the DFL system...or did all of those people already move. Things will never get better as long as the old police and fire pension boards are guaranteed that the City will cover any losses from their bad investment decisions, and give them higher benefits if they make good decisions. They can't lose, only the taxpayers lose. Oh well, as long as we can refinance the Target center for overpaid basketball players and buy those nostalgic drinking fountains for RT, all will be well in the land of taxes.

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dtmonkeyboyDec. 12, 0811:47 AM

All I hear on this iste is people complain about taxes....but when given the opportunity to vote on taxes people choose to raise them themselves. Minneapolis residents did it over whelmingly for schools, we did it for the arts and wildlife and even downtown businesses are going to approve a special service district assessment...so why the surprise about the city council raising taxes.... Besides if you llok at your tax bill the city hardly gets any money...it is the county and schools that take most of your property tax money.

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dtmonkeyboyDec. 12, 0811:48 AM

FYI: if you actually read the article note this gem at the bottom: "The city and Park Board share of taxes on a $216,000 house would fall by about 3.3 percent or $41 next year. "

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