Frey proposes 2023-24 budget as safety concerns top of mind for Minneapolis residents

UPDATE: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey proposed a biennial budget to city council members Monday as city officials say recovery continues from financial hardships related to COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd.

The 2023-24 proposal was focused on spending for city capacity and performance, public safety, economic inclusion, climate and public health, and affordable housing.

“Residents of Minneapolis are demanding results, now. We must answer that call, now,” Frey said.

The mayor’s recommended budget for all city funds is $1.66 billion in 2023 and $1.71 billion in 2024.

Read Frey’s full proposal in the document embedded below or here to find out how the plan would affect taxpayers.

Public hearings of the proposal will begin in September.

INITIAL REPORT: Mayor Jacob Frey delivered his 2023-24 budget address to the city council at 10 a.m. on Monday.

For the first time since 2019, Frey shared his biggest priorities for the upcoming year in-person. This is also the first year the mayor has recommended a biennial budget, Frey said in a Monday morning tweet.

Community members could watch through a live stream due to limited seating in the Minneapolis City Council Chambers.

Check back for coverage of Frey’s plans. His 2022 focuses were housing and public safety.

Public hearings will begin in September so residents can give input before the final hearing in November.

The budget is expected to be adopted mid-December.

Click here to learn more about the annual budget process for Minneapolis.