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File #: Ord 19-17    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/24/2019
Title: Amending Saint Paul City Charter Section 11.03 regarding the City of Saint Paul’s Property Tax Authority.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Letter to Council re Charter Commission Recommended Changes, 2. Public Hearing Notice Chapter 11.pdf, 3. Charter Commission Draft Minutes February 11, 2019
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/2/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/17/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/10/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/3/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video


Amending Saint Paul City Charter Section 11.03 regarding the City of Saint Paul’s Property Tax Authority.



WHEREAS, the Office of Finance has informed the Council that certain language in Charter Chapter 11.03 is obsolete; and


WHEREAS, the Council wishes to eliminate such obsolete language; and


WHEREAS, the Charter Commission has recommended changes to Chapter 11.03 to eliminate obsolete language; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby Ordain:


Section 1


Section 11.03 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul is hereby amended to read as follows:


Sec. 11.03. - Property tax authority.

The city may levy annually on each dollar of assessed valuation of taxable property in the city the following taxes:

(1) A tax for general city purposes not to exceed 49.505 mills. The tax thus authorized shall not be reduced by the amount of personal property replacement revenues available to the city under Minnesota Statutes, Section 273.69, nor shall it be increased by any additional tax authorized under Minnesota Statutes, Section 273.13, Subdivision 7a, relating to adjustment in homestead valuations, or Section 272.64 relating to the household goods tax.

(2) Taxes required for the payment of principal and interest on bonds, levy certificates and other obligations of the city.

(3) Taxes required for the support of pension and retirement funds for city personnel.

(4) A tax for the city's share of the cost of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

(5) A tax for the city's share of the cost of conducting activities of the board of public welfare of the County of Ramsey.

(65) Other taxes authorized by law in excess of or in lieu of Charter or statutory limitations.


Section 2


This ordinance shall take effect ninety (90) days after passage, approval, and publication.


Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
4/6/2019 10:44 PMSharon4Anderson Against Taxaction without Representation