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2009 Minneapolis Budget. Mayor R.T. Rybak August 14, 2008 City of Minneapolis. Values we live by. Provide a good return on taxpayers’ investment in Minneapolis. Produce results we can measure. Always look to the future. Performing under pressure. Focused resources Measured progress

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2009 minneapolis budget

2009 Minneapolis Budget

Mayor R.T. Rybak

August 14, 2008

City of Minneapolis

values we live by
Values we live by

Provide a good return on taxpayers’ investment in Minneapolis.

Produce results we can measure.

Always look to the future.

performing under pressure
Performing under pressure

Focused resources

Measured progress

Demanded results

producing results
Producing Results

Strong fiscal management

Make Minneapolis safe

Build a strong economy

strong fiscal management
Strong fiscal management
  • Instituted five-year planning
  • Held the line on spending
  • Reduced $88 million in debt
  • Balanced budgets into the future
making minneapolis safe
Making Minneapolis Safe
  • Larger, more visible police force
  • New safety technology
  • More 9-1-1 staff
  • Community prosecutors
  • Enforce high property standards
making minneapolis safe1
Making Minneapolis Safe
  • Reinstated Juvenile Unit
  • Community-based outreach
  • Juvenile Supervision Center
  • Blueprint to Prevent Youth Violence
violent crime is down
Violent Crime is Down
  • Citywide violent crime down 25%
  • Northside violent crime down 32%
  • Juvenile violent crime down 46%
more work ahead
More work ahead:

Youth Violence Prevention: $8.3 million

Stronger prosecution: $280,000

building a strong economy
Building a strong economy
  • Placed 17,000 people into jobs
  • Focused on health care sector
  • Invested in future workers
the minneapolis promise
The Minneapolis Promise
  • 2,700 students using College and Career Centers in high schools
  • 4,000 youth in Step Up summer jobs in the last two years
  • 723 graduates receiving free college tuition at MCTC and U of MN
building a strong economy1
Building a strong economy
  • Market-rate loans for job creation
  • Low-interest loans for capital improvements
  • Loans to purchase and rehab commercial and industrial properties
  • Alternative financing models
  • Affordable housing
results undelivered
Results Undelivered:

Public Infrastructure

2009 budget proposal
2009 Budget Proposal:

$27.5 million

Mayor’s Infrastructure

Acceleration Program

mayor s infrastructure acceleration program
Mayor’s Infrastructure Acceleration Program
  • Street and parkway improvement
  • Bike trail maintenance
  • Traffic and street light repair
street parkway condition
Street/Parkway Condition
  • Many arterial streets are in disrepair and need to be resurfaced.
  • Other arterial streets are in serious condition and require complete reconstruction.
  • Some arterial streets are in good condition.
mayor s infrastructure acceleration program1
Mayor’s Infrastructure Acceleration Program

Completely resurface 43 miles of arterial streets and parkways

mayor s infrastructure acceleration program2
Mayor’s Infrastructure Acceleration Program

Seal coat and prevent cracks and potholes in all 26 miles of arterial streets and parkways that require this attention

mayor s infrastructure acceleration program3
Mayor’s Infrastructure Acceleration Program

Improves more than one third of all city-managed arterial streets in five years.

bike trail maintenance
Bike trail maintenance
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Seal coating
  • Resurfacing
traffic street light condition
Traffic/Street Light Condition
  • 900 street and traffic light poles on arterial streets and parkways are in structurally poor condition.
  • 4,200 street and traffic light poles are structurally sound, but are at risk for corrosion.
mayor s infrastructure acceleration program4
Mayor’s Infrastructure Acceleration Program
  • Replace all 900 traffic and street light poles in structurally poor condition.
  • Repaint nearly 3,800 traffic and street light poles at risk for corrosion.
mayor s infrastructure acceleration program5
Mayor’s Infrastructure Acceleration Program

Streets/Parkways $19.25 M

Bike trails $0.5 M

Traffic/Street lights $5.25 M

Park Infrastructure $2.5 M

Total Accelerated Program $27.5 M

building on past progress
Building on past progress
  • Transit capacity on I-35W Bridge
  • Central Corridor
  • MARQ2 transit corridors
  • Hennepin + First Avenues
  • Nicollet Mall

2009 Budget Overview

The Mayor’s complete 2009 budget will be available on the City’s website at:


revenues by major sources 1 4 billion
Revenues by Major Sources($1.4 Billion)

*Other: payments from other local governments, franchise fees, fines and forfeitures, interest income, rents, gains, contributions, bond proceeds

**For services such as water, sewer, parking, and garbage pick-up)

expenditures by major functions 1 4 billion
Expenditures by Major Functions ($1.4 Billion)

* Other includes non-departmental, pension, worker’s comp, liability, contingency, Board of Estimate, Bldg Commission, Assessor, Council, Clerk, Civil Rights, and Mayor