Minneapolis residents can catch up on 2014 budget recommendations

To give folks the chance to get a more in-depth picture of how Mayor R.T. Rybak’s 2014 budget proposal will impact City services, the City is rebroadcasting all 2014 budget hearings on Minneapolis Channel 79 over the coming weekends.

From September to earlier this month, the City Council’s Ways & Means/Budget Committee held a series of formal budget hearings with every City department as it considers Mayor Rybak’s 2014 budget proposal. The City will rebroadcast all of those department budget hearings back-to-back on Minneapolis 79 every weekend until a few days before the budget is approved on Dec. 11. 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” is available at www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/79schedule. You can also watch any of the budget hearings online at www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/79.

Two opportunities for public comment

There will also be two public comment hearings to give you an opportunity to tell council members what you think about the budget.

Nov. 19 at 6:05 p.m.
Room 317 of City Hall 
350 S. Fifth St.

Dec. 11 at 6:05 p.m.
Room 317 of City Hall 
350 S. Fifth St.

The City Council’s budget mark-up process is scheduled for Dec. 4-5 with final approval of the 2014 budget scheduled for Dec. 11. Folks can learn more about the proposed 2014 budget process on the City’s website and also view the complete proposed 2014 budget.

Published Oct 25, 2013