State funding cuts mean Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will take another crack at the 2009 city budget. With his early plan outdated — after already being adopted in December by the City Council — Rybak will present a new budget at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Council Chambers.
Quoth the mayor:
“The City of Minneapolis has done a lot of work in recent years to pay off debt, reform and restructure City government’s finances, and deliver City services more efficiently. That has put us in a better position to weather these difficult times,” said Mayor Rybak. “But budget cuts from the State will be significant, and will hurt City services to our residents and businesses. Even though our City finances are solid and our budget is balanced over five years, the dire shape of the State budget means we need to put everything on the table and make some hard choices.”