Truth in Taxation budget meeting on December 1

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969


Hennepin County budget (Truth in Taxation) meeting is Dec. 1

Hennepin County will hold a public meeting on the proposed 2016 budget and property tax levy – commonly called the Truth in Taxation meeting – at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1. The meeting location is the County Board Room on the 24th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, at 300 S. Sixth Street in downtown Minneapolis.

The county proposes a 2016 budget of $1.9 billion – an increase of $109.4 million, or 5.99 percent, from the 2015 budget. It proposes a property tax levy of $726.8 million – an increase of $31.2 million, or 4.48 percent, from the net property tax levy in 2015.

The budgets and levies for the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority and Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority also will be discussed at the meeting.

Residents who wish to speak at the meeting should sign up by calling the Hennepin County Clerk's Office at 612-348-4019.

For more details, go online to

Free parking is available for residents attending the meeting in the underground ramp at the Government Center after 5 p.m. The ramp entrance is on Third Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. 



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