Mpls. City Council to vote on property tax Mondayby Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — Members of the Minneapolis City Council could get an earful of criticism from constituents Monday before they vote on next year's budget.
At a public hearing last month, dozens of disgruntled tax payers complained to council members about rising property taxes. So two council members and Mayor R.T. Rybak worked up a plan to reduce the levy increase from 6.5 percent to 4.7 percent.
But some residents are still upset. Some strongly oppose part of the plan that restricts some of the money allocated to neighborhood organizations under the neighborhood revitalization program.
A group called Minneapolis Tax Payers United has announced that any property tax increase is unacceptable. The group has scheduled a protest at 5 p.m. outside City Hall.
Everyone will then get the opportunity to address the council directly at another public hearing starting at 6:05 p.m. Following the hearing, council members will vote on the proposed 2011 budget.