Mayor Betsy Hodges

Welcome! We at City Hall are busy working to move forward our top priorities for Minneapolis. On August 14, I proposed my first budget since being sworn in earlier this year. As I said when I delivered my budget address to the City Council, I believe the budget is where we can most transform our values into action. To deliver on what residents voted for, my budget invests in equity, growth, and running the city well while maintaining the responsible financial stewardship we need to sustain these investments. You can learn more about the 2015 budget process here. This presentation from a community meeting on the budget is also a helpful resource.

From decisions I make to how my staff spends their time, we must continue to move the dial on growing the city, running it well and eliminating disparities. These three goals are what I focus on each and every day.

I’m proud of the progress we’ve made so far this year. My Cradle to K cabinet is hard at work on a plan to address disparities for our youngest residents. Leaders across City Hall are steeping themselves in the goals of equity, examining how we do business internally, as well as how our policies affect the community. And this fall we launched a pilot program for body cameras on Minneapolis Police officers, with plans to begin full implementation in late 2015.

Together, we are moving toward a city that is more equitable, where all people can contribute to and share in the success and growth of our city. I encourage you to check out this website or read my latest post on my blog,, to see more about what I’ve been up the past few months. You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up to receive email updates. If you have ideas, suggestions or requests, please submit them at the link provided on this page. My staff and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for honoring me with the opportunity to serve as your mayor.

Mayor Betsey Hodges

Last updated Nov 13, 2014