Posts tagged ‘Minnesota’
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 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!
2017 marks that time when all City Governments in the MN Metro need to review and rewrite their comprehensive plans. Andrew and Jason discuss all things comprehensive plans in this new installment of the Community Solutions MN Radio Podcast. What are they? What do they do? What aspects do they cover? What standards must be met? Answers to all these questions and more(like why you need to care and how to make your voice heard) exist in this episode. Watch it below: