Crystal Proposes 3.41% Increase in Spending

November 17, 2011 at 6:54 am Leave a comment


Spending in the city of Crystal continues to increase. The proposed 2012 budget increases spending another 3.41%;

2011: $11,933,633.00

2012: $12,340,040.00

In fact in 2007 city spending was $10,865,459.00. So since 2007 Crystal spending has increased $1,474,581.00 in the past five years. That is an increase of 13.6%. Yet, if you listen to the city council all they do is brag about how much they have “cut.”

Of course…..this doesn’t include special assessments which aren’t part of the city’s basic budget.

Crystal isn’t alone; check out the increases from the 2011 to 2012 budgets in these other cities;

Brooklyn Center 2.73% increase

Brooklyn Park 7.11% increase

New Hope 5.18% increase

Robbinsdale 4.71% increase

Of course St. Paul will be blamed. But asked yourself this; was city spending going down before the repeal of the Homestead Market Value Credit? Were your taxes going down three or four years ago? We MUST as citizens demand better than this!  Attend your truth-in-taxation hearings and challenge these cities to justify these spending increases!

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Entry filed under: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Taxation.

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