2021 supplemental budget submitted to county board
On Aug. 25, Ramsey County Manager Ryan O’Connor presented the proposed 2021 Supplemental Budget of $747 million to the Board of Commissioners. A 4.5% property tax levy increase that had been previously approved in Dec. 2019 for the second year of the 2020-2021 biennial budget has been reduced to 0%.
Overall, the proposed 2021 supplemental budget totals $747,471,298, a decrease of about $15.7 million from the budget approved in Dec. 2019.
In 2021, the property tax of $326,073,145 will fund about 44 percent of the budget. The other primary revenue sources are intergovernmental revenue at $194.4 million (26 percent of total revenue) and charges for services at $150 million (20 percent of total revenue).
Detailed revenue and expense information for the 2021 Supplemental Budget is available at ramseycounty.us/budget.
Over the next several weeks, the board of commissioners will conduct budget hearings with Service Teams and departments. Unique to Ramsey among Minnesota counties, in supplemental budget years departments provide updates on their performance measures – quantifiable goals that support the county’s mission and Strategic Plan.
Historical data and more information about performance measures is available at openperformance.ramseycounty.us.
Residents, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the supplemental budget at two public hearings:
Sept.10. 10:30 a.m. Saint Paul City Hall – Ramsey County Courthouse.
Nov. 30. 6:30 p.m. - location TBD
The full schedule is available at ramseycounty.us/budget. Hearings are streamed live online and also available in a video archive for later viewing.
The county board is scheduled to vote on the supplemental budget on Dec. 15.
Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to explore Ramsey County’s current budget and expenditures online at openfinance.ramseycounty.us.
Those looking for a brief and general recap of Ramsey County’s 2019 budget highlights are encouraged to view the Popular Annual Financial Report at ramseycounty.us/PAFR.