Comment on proposed 2018 City budget at upcoming public hearings

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the City Council plans to approve the City’s 2018 budget. Before that happens, there are two public comment hearings you can attend to share your thoughts about the proposed budget and property taxes. You can also share comments online at the City’s website.

The two public hearings are:

6:05 p.m. Nov. 29
Room 317, City Hall

6:05 p.m. Dec. 6
Room 317, City Hall

If you can’t attend the Nov. 29 or Dec. 6 hearings, you can submit comments on the proposed budget online. All comments submitted online by 3 p.m. Dec. 5 will be entered into the public record and shared with the mayor and council members.

This year, the City of Minneapolis launched a new website dedicated specifically for the budget. The new site includes the full budget document, Mayor Hodges’ budget address, past budgets, FAQs and calendar of upcoming budget meetings. The site is an effort to provide more transparency, better usability and increased public participation in the budget process.