Minneapolis Taxation Board Amendment (2009)

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The Minneapolis Taxation Board Amendment was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Hennepin County for City of Minneapolis voters.

The amendment, which was defeated, would have eliminated the city's Board of Estimate and Taxation.[1] Additionally, the amendment proposed that the City Council be allowed to handle all tax-setting, borrowing and auditing functions for city government.[2]

In early June the city Charter Commission voted 13-2 to place the proposed amendment on the November ballot for voters to voice their opinions. City council members said that they proposed the amendment as a way to streamline city operation.[3]

Election results

The measure was defeated.[4]

Taxation Board Amendment
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 25,132 65%
Yes 13,612 35%
Total votes 38,744 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%

Related measures

In response to the Minneapolis Taxation Board Amendment, the Minneapolis Park Board and supporters filed a petition in August 2009 to place Minneapolis Park Board Independence Amendment (2009) on the November ballot. The board argued that the charter amendment is necessary because the board's finances have suffered in recent years.[5] The measure ultimately did not appear on the ballot.