Dedicate Road Maintenance Fund
Mayor Mary Capra Council Member Jeff Paar Council Member Tom Lee Council Member Michelle Lakso Council Member Linda Broussard Finance Director John Meyer City Administrator Dallas Larson We your constituents, request that a road maintenance fund be dedicated this session. It is concerning that our City consistently ranks within the top three highest taxed in the state of Minnesota, while you neglect a basic need. We believe it is the height of irresponsibility to manage the budget in the manner which is done today. When 45% of our budget went to Police $704,000 and Fire $202,000 in 2008, but nothing (except increased taxes) for road improvements, we demand a change. With a total budget of $2,441,600 this lopsided spending seems abnormal. To cite an example for you, the City of Minnetonka spends 40% on Police, Fire and Road Maintenance. This being an election year, if current Council cannot figure out how to budget responsibly and rein in spending, we are certain the next one will.