County board to hold final budget, tax hearing

Hennepin County will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2013 budget and property tax levy – commonly called the Truth in Taxation meeting – at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the County Board Room on the 24th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. Sixth St., in Minneapolis.

The Hennepin County Board is proposing a 2013 budget of $1.75 billion – 1.2 percent more than the 2012 budget – and a .93-percent increase in the net property tax levy.

The budgets and levies for the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority and Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority also will be discussed at the meeting.

Contact the Hennepin County Clerk’s Office at 612-348-4019 if you wish to speak at the meeting.

Free parking is provided for residents testifying at the meeting if they park in the government center’s underground ramp after 4:30 p.m. The ramp entrance is on Third Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets.