The 2020 budget process began on May 9, 2019. The Finance Department and City Manager Duddeck held a budget kickoff meeting with department heads. Staff were provided with specific direction on the 2020 budget to minimize the impacts to the property taxes paid by property owners. Department heads then met with Finance Department and City Manager Duddeck between June 6 and June 17, 2019 to review the requested 2020 departmental budgets.
The budget process requires that the City of North St. Paul adopt a preliminary budget and property tax levy for 2020 and certify it to the Ramsey County Auditor by September 30, 2019.
The workshop on July 10, 2019 is intended for Council to express their goals and initiatives for 2020 as well as expectations for the overall budget, levy, and financial impacts.