2022-23 Budget Public Hearing Information

A public hearing on the proposed 2022-2023 county budget was held virtually and in person on Monday, Nov. 29.

View a recording of the hearing

Hearing summary

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § § 13D.021 and 13D.04, subd. 3, commissioners attended the meeting via Zoom. Due to guidelines and restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic, public participation was available through virtual Zoom attendance and in person at Union Depot - Red Cap Room.

  • A video introduction was shared virtually and in person including the Aug. 24 county manager budget presentation and information about understanding your property tax statement. 
  • 72 members of the community and 39 staff members attended the hearing virtually.
  • 26 members of the community and seven staff members attended the hearing in person.
  • Eight spoken public comments were made in person and six spoken public comments were made via Zoom.
  • County Assessor staff were available by phone and in person during the hearing to address individual questions about property valuations. Fifteen members of the public spoke with an appraiser by phone and 13 in person.
  • 11 written comments from the Zoom chat were entered to the public record. Zero additional written comments were submitted in person.

If you were unable to attend the public hearing you may still submit comments on the budget to the board of commissioners.

Commissioner remarks

Commissioner Toni Carter, Board Chair, offered opening remarks and instructions for participating in the meeting. Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo, Vice Budget Chair presented information about the proposed budget.

Chair Carter remarks

Budget Vice Chair MatasCastillo remarks

Questions from Nov. 29 budget hearing