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minneapolis city council to adopt 2018 budget wednesday evening

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minneapolis city council to adopt 2018 budget wednesday evening

the minneapolis city council will meet wednesday evening to adopt the 2018 budget.there will be a public hearing before the council votes on the $1.4 billion budget, which mayor betsy hodges proposed in september and the city council amended in a marathon markup session on friday.the council has whittled away at hodges' public safety priorities, ditching her plan for nighttime traffic enforcement downtown and cutting in half the number of new police community liaisons. instead, the council moved to add 10 new sworn police officers and spend more on health and housing inspectors and body camera video review positions in the police department.the council also fully funded a third investigator in the civil rights department who will focus on violations of the new minimum wage and sick leave ordinances.the city is once again considering funding the regional economic development group greater msp at a token amount — $25,000. the council may amend hodges' budget on friday to remove $100,000 from the group and use it to pay for a temporary lead inspector.according to calculations prepared by the board of estimate and taxation, a home in minneapolis whose value doesn't change will see a slight tax break with the proposed 5.5 percent levy increase. the city has issued more than $1 billion in construction permits each of the past five years, and all that new tax base means the levy can go up without causing dramatic increases in property tax bills.most home values are rising, howe...