Minneapolis City Budget

Downloadable flyers with facts you might not know about Minneapolis!

While Minneapolis is one of the most beautiful cities in the Midwest, everyone knows that basic city services are faltering (potholes, anyone?) while taxes and fees continue to rise. MCRC has put together some easily readable fact sheets that explain how the city taxes us and where the money goes. Click on the links below and spread the word to your neighbors and friends that the status quo has got to go!

WHAT DOES THE CITY DO WITH ALL OUR MONEY?

The 2011 Minneapolis city budget is $1.36 BILLION with plans to increase taxes every year into the distant future. City streets are a disgrace, high taxes and fees make it nearly unaffordable for families to live here, and the police and fire departments are severely understaffed.Expenditures for basic city services are less than half of all city spending, so where does the rest of the money go? Other Midwest cities of similar or even larger size manage to provide services for less money. This flyer explains where our money is going. Click the image, print out the flyer, and pass it around!

HOW DO I TAX THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS…

Minneapolis property taxes are not the only revenue source for city government. There are fees and taxes on nearly everything we do, buy, or use in the city. Rather than encouraging people to come to our wonderful city to live and raise their families or to just enjoy our fine restaurants and theaters, these nickel and dime taxes add up quickly and discourage everyone from spending their money here! This flyer tells the story. Click the image, print out the flyer, and pass it around!

RISING PROPERTY TAXES AND FALLING HOME VALUES…LIFE IN MINNEAPOLIS

House values continue to go down and property taxes keep rising as the the charts below show. Maybe it’s time to question where all our tax money is going and whether we are being well served by city government. Click the image, print out the flyer, and pass it around!

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Margaret
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C’mon Mpls! Wake up! Why do we accept the status quo so blindly? Please…..be critical thinkers and speak up!

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