County board actions

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

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The board adopted the Hennepin County 2040 Comprehensive Plan, an overarching policy framework required by state statute that will help the county meet its stated mission. The plan is an essential tool for managing long-term change and the evolution of Hennepin County from today through 2040.

As part of the planning process, Hennepin County engaged regional thought leaders for their big-picture, future-oriented advice and paired that with insights from cities and their on-the-ground engagement efforts with residents.

Learn more and view the plan at

Bonding for affordable housing development

On August 20, acting as the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the board approved the issuance of up to $28.8 million of housing revenue bonds for Parkview Apartments in North Minneapolis. The issuance will rehabilitate and preserve the affordability of 223 housing units, with 222 units serving households at or below 50 percent of area median income (AMI) and one unit serving households at or below 60 percent of AMI. It also will preserve and extend a Section 8 contract for 222 units. Housing revenue bonds are not a debt of the county but repayable from revenues pledged by the borrower.

NorthPoint expansion updates

The NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center campus expansion project is moving forward with modifications to the facility's design. On Tuesday, the board approved a $1.9 million contract to redesign the new campus. The redesign will right size the facility and identify cost savings with an objective of reducing construction costs.

September 17 public hearings

The board will host public hearings on the following topics:

Hearings will take place during the Public Works Committee and Housing and Redevelopment Authority meetings September 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center Board Room (A-2400) 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis.

2020 budget meetings

The board has scheduled public hearings for adoption of the 2020 budget and levy.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 1:30 p.m. – county administrator presents proposed 2020 budget to county board
  • Thursday, September 26, 1 – 4 p.m. – Health
  • Thursday, October 10, 1 – 4 p.m. – Public Works
  • Thursday, October 17, 1 – 4 p.m. – Human Services and Public Health
  • Thursday, October 24, 9 a.m. – noon – Capital Budgeting Task Force/capital presentation and fees
  • Monday, November 4, 9 a.m. – noon – Operations and Libraries
  • Thursday, November 14, 1 – 4 p.m. – Administrator amendments/commissioner discussion
  • Tuesday, November 26, 9 a.m. – noon – Commissioner amendments
  • Tuesday, December 3, 6 p.m. – Truth in Taxation public meeting
  • Thursday, December 12, 1:30 p.m. – County board approves budget and levy at regularly scheduled board meeting

Current and archival board meetings, agendas and minutes are available at

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