Crystal Mayor’s Minutes: Budget Time Plus Opportunities for Engagement
Crystal Mayor Jim Adams says “it’s crunch time” for the city in regards to coming up with a budget.
“All the cities in September are certifying their levy rate, so how much taxes will increase or decrease or stay the same will be determined this time of year,” said Adams. “It’s a great time to engage with your city council and find out where you are at because [the budget] doesn’t become final until December, so they do have some wiggle room to make some changes,” said Adams.
Adams also urged residents to get involved on a board or commission.
“They should be involved so they understand what’s going on in their community and they can actually have a say,” said Adams. “We do have a lot of different opportunities. We have the charter commission, environmental quality and we have blue line as well.”
Interested? Go on the Crystal city website to learn more.
The Tri-city Police Community Engagement Forum is coming up October 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
“It’s a great opportunity to get in touch with your police chief and police department to get a chance to know who they are,” said Adams.
Adams also urges people to go check out the Bassett Creek Dog Park, that has a section of the park for small dogs and another for large dogs.
“I think you’ll like it when you get there,” said Adams. “It’s a great spot to have some time with your dogs.”