Mayor Hodges to Deliver 2018 Budget Address on Tuesday, September 12 at 12:00 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS – On August 15, Mayor Hodges will deliver a written budget message to the City Council and Board of Estimate and Taxation that meets the requirements of Section 9.3.3. of the Minneapolis City Charter. Mayor Hodges will deliver her full 2018 Budget Address on Tuesday, September 12 at 12:00 p.m. at City Hall.

What:           Mayor Betsy Hodges’ 2018 Budget Address

When:          TUESDAY, September 12 at 12:00 p.m.

Where:        Minneapolis City Hall – Council Chambers

Who:          Mayor Betsy Hodges
                    City Council President Barbara Johnson
                    Members of the Minneapolis City Council

RSVP:          Media should RSVP by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, to: Eric Fought, eric.fought@minneapolismn.gov, (612) 673-3825.

More:         Minneapolis has experienced major public-safety incidents in recent weeks, the response to which has demanded considerable attention from Mayor Hodges, City Council Members, and senior City staff. In the course of these events, Mayor Hodges also has nominated Acting Chief Medaria Arradondo to serve as police chief for the next 17 months, and has asked him for his ideas on the 2018 MPD budget. In order to accommodate these developments, Mayor Hodges will deliver her full budget address on September 12.

Delivering the budget address at a later date in response to urgent public-safety incidents is consistent with recent past practice. In 2007, Mayor Rybak delivered the Charter-required budget message in August while delivering the full 2008 budget speech in September, in order to accommodate for the time required to respond to the August 1, 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge. In 2011, Mayor Rybak also delivered the Charter-required budget message in August while delivering the full 2012 budget speech in September, in order to accommodate for the time required to respond to the North Minneapolis tornado and to react to the State government shutdown and its impact on Local Government Aid, both in the summer of that year.

 
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Published Aug 9, 2017

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