Council sweetens city budget with new spending

Property tax levy increase is trimmed to 6.17%. Following a host of last-minute additions and subtractions, the Saint Paul City Council has adopted a city budget for 2022 that includes more money for affordable housing, police training, the replacement of…

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Cost of homeownership in city is increasing

Saint Paul’s typical homeowner will see an increase of $162 in city taxes and fees in 2022 compared to 2021, driven in part by a 6.17 percent increase in the city’s property tax levy.The owner of a median-value, $228,700 home…

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City receives mixed messages on ’22 budget

The city of Saint Paul’s annual Truth-in-Taxation hearing revealed widespread unhappiness over property tax increases but many more calls for increased city spending. Three people testified before the City Council, but more than two dozen submitted testimony via email or…

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Landlords join homeowners in opposing large property tax hikes

The Ramsey County Board heard on November 29 from property owners of all kinds deeply worried about large increases in their projected property taxes for 2022. The county held its Truth-in-Taxation hearing on that date both online and at Saint…

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