The City of Minneapolis is having the Tax Board Meeting Tuesday at 5:05 pm in room 317 at the City Hall. This will be in discussion of R.T. Rybak’s property tax increase proposal, the overall tax levy not the item by item budget. Somehow this seems to have gotten scheduled conveniently to limit residents input.
From the Star & Tribune
After 55 minutes of griping about property taxes Tuesday, Minneapolis residents might have to take a two-hour intermission.
A six-member board that determines the city’s property tax ceiling is preparing to interrupt its most important meeting of the year Tuesday because of an obscure state law that bars public meetings on the evening of a special election. On Tuesday that is the DFL primary for the seat vacated by Sen. Linda Berglin.
“It’s a very awkward situation,” said David Wheeler, president of the city’s Board of Estimate and Taxation.
The board will set the maximum levy at their meeting Tuesday after hearing public testimony. They cannot meet between 6 and 8 p.m. If testimony lasts more than an hour — it traditionally does not — citizens will have to wait.
Carol Becker, another elected member of the board, said the interruption is compounded by the fact that Mayor R.T. Rybak delayed presenting his full budget. That means the public will have a day, rather than weeks, to review it before the hearing.
Combine the City of Minneapolis property tax increase with the new Homestead Exclusion tax and City of Minneapolis residents could really feel the pinch from property taxes.
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