MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is proposing a 1.7 percent property tax increase as part of his budget talks on Wednesday.
Rybak says about 70 percent of all homeowners in the city will not see an increase. In fact, Rybak says homeowners will possibly get a decrease.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer, Injured Director On Movie Set (CBS News)
He credits the Vikings stadium legislation, which gave the city a break from payments for Target Center.READ MORE: 3 People Shot In Separate Minneapolis Shootings Thursday Night
“For most of the last decade, we wondered whether there would be any way we’d ever be able to take care of that,” he said. “But now, because of the stadium legislation that this council passed, we’ll now be able to pass on $5 million in property tax relief that otherwise would have gone to Target Center.”
The mayor also takes credit for a new ice cream at Sebastian Joe’s. He says because the city is making road repairs on Nicollet Avenue, the shop has changed the name of a favorite scoop to “the flavor formerly known as Nicollet pothole.”MORE NEWS: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
Those in attendence got a taste.