It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to attend your city and school budget public hearings for its 2018 Budgets. Also known as “truth-in-taxation”, the budget public hearing gives residents the opportunity to provide feedback and voice concerns on the 2018 Budgets their local government has come up with. We encourage you to attend whether to speak or just to observe. If you can’t attend then contact your mayor and councilman ahead of the public hearing date. Be sure to invite along a neighbor too!
We would LOVE to hear your thoughts and impressions after you attend the public hearing, so be sure email a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the dates for the budget public hearings (also known as truth-in-taxation) for the following cities & school districts in Senate District 45 – Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale; ISD 270, ISD 281; and Met Council. We have also included links to the proposed budget summaries.
Crystal (6.25% tax increase)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00p.m.
4141 Douglas Drive N., Crystal, MN 55422
Proposed Budget: http://crystalmn.gov/city_government/budget.php
Finance Department: http://www.crystalmn.gov/city_departments/finance.php
Golden Valley (4.13% tax increase)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:30p.m.
Finance Department: http://www.goldenvalleymn.gov/budget/index.php
New Hope (7.9% tax increase)
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00p.m.
4401 Xylon Avenue N, New Hope, MN 55428
Plymouth (4.9% tax increase)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00p.m.
3400 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
We couldn’t find the proposed 2018 budget. Please contact your City Manager to have it emailed ot you. Here’s what we did find…
Newsletter Notice of Hearing (pg3): http://www.plymouthmn.gov/home/showdocument?id=15115
Financial Overview: http://www.plymouthmn.gov/home/showdocument?id=15007
Robbinsdale (5.2% tax increase)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
4100 Lakeview Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Preliminary Budget: http://www.robbinsdalemn.com/home/showdocument?id=7741
Finance Department: http://www.robbinsdalemn.com/city-government/city-departments/finance
Hopkins School District (ISD 270)
Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m
Eisenhower Community Center Boardroom, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305
Budget Material will likely be posted https://www.hopkinsschools.org/about-us/inside-hopkins/school-board/agendas-materials
Osseo Area Schools (ISD 279)
Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m
Education Service Center Boardroom, 11200 93rd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Meeting Materials: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=41613272
Robbinsdale Area Schools (ISD 281)
Monday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m
Education Service Center Boardroom, 4148 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427
Met Council – 2018 Unified Budget Public Hearing
Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m
Metropolitan Council Chambers, 390 N. Roberrt Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Note, there are instructions to pre-register to speak if you wish.
To learn more about City Budgets and Truth-in-Taxation, check out these links: