Aid to cities worth a new consensus

Aid to cities worth a new consensus

There are 43 comments on the story from Apr 20, 2011, titled Aid to cities worth a new consensus. In it, reports that:

Decisions made four decades ago joined Minnesota's state and local governments in a pact of mutual assistance.

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Saint Paul, MN

#52 Apr 28, 2011
LeDumbo wrote:
<quoted text>3 times? Most suburbs get $0 in LGA, and yet their property taxes are less than those charged in St Paul and Minneapolis. Sounds like misallocate resources in those cities to me.
The burbs are tax exporters, supporting the smaller cities that lack revenue and the bigger cities that waste most of their money.

I live in a burb that runs on less than $500 per person per year. Saint Paul runs on over $1200 per person per year.

The burb has better streets, services, parks, trails.... So, if this city can be run much better for a fraction the money, why throw our money down the pits of St Paul, Minneapolis or other cities who can not get their acts together.

Maybe we should cap aid at whatever it takes to get that city up to $500 per person in funding. Then, if there is any money left over, give it back to whence it came. That is fair.

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#53 Apr 28, 2011
corkie wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, but voters are supposed to vote the rascals out if they are bleeding us dry...many citizens donot vote, period,or they are connected to Public wages so they vote for the ones who are taking care of their interests. Do you think this vicious circle will ever change? I don't. Bury your money in the backyard.Hohoho
Another issue that makes this worse if the renters credit. If renter's don't feel the full pain of property tax they have much less incentive to vote the rascals out.

South Jordan, UT

#55 Feb 8, 2013
I am so glad to see people working together for the greater good of mankind. I can't wait to visit the bell - Hampshire gate at Dundas.

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