A Balanced Approach: Mayor Hodges’ 2017 Budget Adopted By City Council
Invests in balanced approach to public safety, streets and parks, managing growth, building equity, good government
Combined investments in community policing and community safety strategies “shift the center of gravity” of public safety
December 7, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis City Council this evening approved Mayor Hodges’ proposed 2017 budget for the City of Minneapolis that makes significant, intentional investments in improving public safety and public trust, enhancing Minneapolis streets and parks, managing Minneapolis’ strong growth, racial equity, and good government.
“Through balancing innovative investments in community policing and community-based safety strategies, we have changed the center of gravity on how we think about public safety in Minneapolis,” said Mayor Hodges. “In the 21st-century, safety and trust are inextricably intertwined.”
“We are going to need to come together and work with community to think about how to keep our communities safe for the next four years. Tonight, we chose to make increased investments in partnerships with community that will build public safety, and increased investments in the Police Department that will build public trust. We will need those resources in the years ahead,” Mayor Hodges continued.
Highlights of the adopted 2017 budget include:
“Budgets are always an exercise in balance, and this budget is no exception: I am proud of the balance that we have struck between providing basic services and responding to the changing needs of our city and the people we serve. I thank my colleagues on the City Council for their close and thoughtful consideration of this budget. I look forward to the results that it will bring for the people and businesses of Minneapolis,” Mayor Hodges concluded.
A Responsible, Balanced Tax Levy
The Mayor’s recommended property-tax levy, which the City Council also adopted, provides the resources to ensure that the City runs well, makes critical investments, and begin to implement the landmark, 20-year agreement to fund the infrastructure and operations of neighborhood parks and City streets.
In addition, the levy ensures that the City is positioned to respond to the uncertainties of the statewide and national political climate in the coming year.
2017 Budget Investments
Public Safety and Public Trust
Managing Growth
A “Get to Yes” City
Good Government
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Published Dec 7, 2016



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