Minneapolis City Council adopts budget; property tax levy to increase 5.5 percent

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Peter Callaghan This edition of the Minneapolis City Council has kind of been in a groove — at least when it comes to passing municipal budgets.After two lengthy and ugly budget adoptions in 2014 and 2015, the last two budgets have gone relatively smoothly. Wednesday night’s adoption took less than an hour, despite council members offering 10 amendments.When the 13 members of the current council were finished — and after saying the first of several rounds of goodbyes to five members not returning in January — they had unanimously adopted a $1.4 billion budget proposed by Mayor Betsy Hodges in September.“I have to say, we’ve had some raucous budgets and this wasn’t one, so just wait,” Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden said to...

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