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Yes, we’re back on Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben. This time we’re talking Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO). Who are they? Where do they reign? Jason and Andrew discuss the group with Jack and Ben, with a drop in from former mayor of Leroy, MN, Jennifer Gumbel.
In this episode Jason and Andrew discuss the construction of new buildings in the New Hope, MN City Center project, and how they intend to tax the residents to pay for it. This is useful information for residents of any city, because it will show you how they do it, and at some point they will do it in your city too.
In this episode Jason and Andrew interview David Pascoe, former chair of the Fifth Congressional District Republicans in Minnesota. David is running for Deputy Chair of the MNGOP. He is joining us to talk about his past involvement and commitment to local elections, his race for the deputy chair seat, and whatever else seems to come out of our mouths.
In this episode, Andrew and Jason discuss the difference between a budget and a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). It is imperative to know the difference between the two to get an accurate and complete financial picture of a city, county, school board, etc. One is a simple snapshot of what is to be spent from the property tax levy. The other is an entire accounting of an entity’s assets versus liabilities across all accounts. Get up to speed on the basics now!
In this episode we discuss advisory boards and commissions. Cities, Counties, and School Boards all have them and it’s the easiest way to get involved in the governing process. Andrew and Jason explain what they are and what they do. They also discuss their importance, and how to get involved. If you are looking at ever running for office or just getting involved in your community, this is a great place to start. Let us know if we can help you get started.
In this episode we tackle the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB). What is it? What do they do? Might it go away soon? Is that a good thing? Jason and Andrew discuss the answer to all these questions and more. The CTIB has the ability to levy sales taxes and determine the type of transportation that will be focused on. Don’t worry, we’ve looked into it, and we’re going to tell you all about it!