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Minneapolis Taxation Board Amendment (2009)
The amendment, which was defeated, would have eliminated the city's Board of Estimate and Taxation. Additionally, the amendment proposed that the City Council be allowed to handle all tax-setting, borrowing and auditing functions for city government.
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.
The measure was defeated.
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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. The measure ultimately did not appear on the ballot.
- Minnesota Public Radio, "Minneapolis charter changes could bring reorganization," April 30,2009
- Star Tribune, "Will Minneapolis charter changes make ballot? It's up to 15," June 1,2009
- The Downtown Journal, "Elimination of Taxation Board — not Park Board — on November’s ballot," June 4,2009 (timed out)
- Star Tribune, "2009 election results: Minneapolis," accessed November 9, 2009
- Minnesota Public Radio, "Group pushes for Mpls Park Board to be independent," August 10, 2009