St. Paul City Council approves 2019 budget

December 12, 2018 06:15 PM

The St. Paul City Council has approved its 2019 budget.

The budget includes $15 million in extra funding for things like bikeways, public safety and affordable housing.

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It also includes nearly $900,000 in new investments for the police force. That money will fund nine new officers, including three dedicated mental health officers.


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"It's a different take on what the city government is and the role of City Hall is and a direct result of what the challenges are for St. Paul residents," Mayor Melvin Carter said.

The approved budget also does away with library late fees.

The budget also calls for a 10.5 percent property tax increase. This is the third straight year of double-digit or near double-digit property tax increases in St. Paul.



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