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Minneapolis council approves filing-fee amendment

If approved by voters the amendment would raise fees paid to run for mayor, council member, and park commissioner or to become a member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

When Minneapolis voters go to the polls this November they will be asked to approve an amendment to the City Charter that will increase the fees paid by those seeking public office.

Currently, the filing fees are $20 for anyone seeking the office of mayor, council member, and park commissioner or to become a member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

The proposed Charter Amendment would raise the filing fee for mayor to $500, for council member to $250 and for park commissioner or Board of Estimate to $100.

School Board candidates currently pay a filing fee of $20. That would not change under the proposed charter amendment.