MPRB: Park Board Superintendent Presents Proposed 2016 Budget – public comment opportunities in November/December

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2016 Budget

Superintendent Presents Proposed 2016 MPRB Budget

Public comment opportunities scheduled Nov. 4 and 18,Dec. 2 and 9

The Superintendent’s Recommended 2016 Budget for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) focuses on sound fiscal management, addresses increased park use and demands for programs and services, is responsive to changing demographics and needs of the community, and maintains the park system within available resources.

In 2016, of every dollar Minneapolis residents pay for property taxes, eight cents will go to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The Superintendent’s Recommended 2016 Budget totals $70,973,005 for the general operating fund, $1,743,242 for the special revenue fund dedicated to trees, $8,274,976 for the enterprise operating fund and $21,767,600 for capital project funding.

Prior to her recommended 2016 budget presentation to the Board, Miller presented a report on “Closing the Gap: Investing in Neighborhood Parks” that stressed the need to address the growing funding shortfall for neighborhood park capital and maintenance.

For full details about Proposed 2016 Budget public comment opportunities, 2016 budget initiatives, and the Closing the Gap report, read the full news release on our website.

Budget Presentation

The proposed budget and related documents are available for viewing at www.minneapolisparks.org/budget or by calling 612-230-6400 between 8 am–4:30 pm.

Closing the Gap Presentation

The Closing the Gap: Investing in Neighborhood Parks report and related documents to Commissioners are available at www.minneapolisparks.org/closingthegap.