Follow the 2014 budget process as it continues toward approval

The City Council’s budget markup process is scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5 with final approval of the 2014 budget scheduled for Dec. 11. Public hearings on the budget are set for Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Dec. 11. Both hearings will begin at 6:05 p.m. and will be held in room 317, City Hall, 350 S. Fifth 5th Street.

The City Council’s Ways & Means/Budget Committee has been holding formal budget hearings with every City department since September as it considers Mayor Rybak’s 2014 budget proposal. Mayor Rybak proposed a $1.1 billion budget for 2014 that calls for investments for the future of the City’s workforce, environment, transit, and bike and pedestrian infrastructure, while also cutting the City’s property tax levy by 1 percent. 


To give folks the chance to get a more in-depth picture of how the 2014 budget proposal will impact City services, the City is rebroadcasting all department budget hearings back-to-back on Minneapolis 79 every weekend until a few days before the budget is approved on Dec. 11. A schedule of the weekend budget hearings is available at You can also watch any of the budget hearings online at


To learn more about the proposed 2014 budget process, visit the City’s website. You can also view the complete proposed 2014 budget.


Published Nov 13, 2013