County board approves 2020-2021 budget
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved a biennial budget of $741,707,421 in 2020 and $763,123,318 in 2021 during their Dec. 17 meeting. This represents an increase of $3,588,812 (0.5%) over 2019 and an increase of $21,415,897 (2.9%) from 2020 to 2021.
On Aug. 6, 2019, County Manager Ryan O'Connor proposed a 2020 budget of $741,749,636. The approved budget is essentially unchanged from what was proposed.
Commissioners set the 2020 maximum property tax levy on Sept. 17, 2019 at $333,577,720. The 4.75% increase from 2019 will fund about 44% of the 2020 budget.
Public hearings on the proposed property tax levy and budget were held on Aug. 29 and Nov. 25, 2019.
Video of today's board meeting and documentation, and links to all materials that were a part of budget deliberation process that began on Aug. 6, are available in the budget and finance section.