St. Paul mayor vetoes City Council's proposed tax levy
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman shot down the City Council’s maximum tax levy of $114.7 million Thursday, calling the additional $1.8 million increase over what he proposed “misguided.”
The mayor vetoed the tax plan the day after council members approved a 2017 levy that would allow the city to collect up to 8.6 percent more in taxes than it did this year. They said it was time to fund deferred parks and recreation maintenance and add firefighters.
Coleman said that spending is premature, given that the city has put money in the 2017 budget to study the fire department and parks and recreation needs.