Follow the City’s 2013 budget process, have your voice heard

As part of the City Council’s process of considering Mayor R.T. Rybak’s recommended 2013 budget for the City of Minneapolis, Council Members are now holding a series of budget hearings where they hear directly from City departments about how the budget proposal will impact their operations. The last budget hearing is on Nov. 1.

These budget hearings are currently being broadcast live, and replayed on Minneapolis 79: the City’s cable channel (Comcast). However, starting Saturday, Nov. 10, the City is rebroadcasting all of the budget hearings back-to-back on Minneapolis 79 every weekend until the budget is approved Wednesday Dec. 12. This gives folks the opportunity to learn more about the budget proposal and its potential impact in advance of the two public hearings scheduled for later this fall. A schedule of the weekend budget hearings “marathon” will be available once all of the budget hearings are done on Nov. 1. You can also watch any of the budget hearings online.

Public hearings

Along with the budget hearings, the City Council will have two public meetings before a final budget is approved.

Public hearing on tax levy and 2012 City budget
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:05 p.m.
City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, room 317

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:05 p.m.
City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, room 317

Visit the City’s website for more information on the Mayor’s recommended 2013 budget, including a schedule of upcoming budget hearings and the complete budget process.

Published Oct 24, 2012