MPLs city budget

The City Budget affects each and every person who lives in Minneapolis. Join the conversation to make sure city leaders represent your values and priorities in the decisions they make.

City Budget Approved December 8

Noteworthy Items

  • $27 million increase for MPD: the Mayor's proposed budget included the increase for MPD and Council Members did not amend this investment.

  • $11 million for the Office of Violence Prevention. The final amount includes an amendment of a $3.5 million increase authored by Cunningham and Bender, drawing from unobligated ARPA funds.

  • $15 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to produce affordable rental housing. This is a $6.9 million increase over the previous year.

 

How will the 2022 Minneapolis City Budget impact me? 

City Services

Departments like the Fire, Public Works, and Health Departments provide critical services to ensure the wellbeing of residents and maintenance of essential infrastructure like roads, utilities, safety, and more.

City Programs

The City operates numerous programs that are funded through the City budget. For example, things like small business support, housing subsidies, and youth programming are funded by the City's budget. 

Property Taxes

Only 25% of the City's budget comes from property taxes, with the rest coming from other sources. The Board of Estimate & Taxation has the authority to increase property taxes for residents. Last year, there was no increase to the percentage property owners had to pay in property taxes, because of COVID-19.

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Learn More with these Resources!

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Once the Mayor releases the Recommended Budget in August, City Departments present their proposed budgets to City Council. You can watch the 2021 presentations here: 

 

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Looking for property tax relief? If you are a low-income homeowner, you may be eligible for a property tax relief. For more information, email assessor@minneapolismn.gov or learn about the State's programs here.

Email julia@ppna.org if you have questions about how the budget will impact our neighborhood!