The Park Board has issued the following item.
Superintendent Presents Proposed 2016 MPRB Budget
Public comment opportunities scheduled Nov. 4 and 18, Dec. 2 and 9
Because of your interest in the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), we want you to know that MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller presented her recommended 2016 budget at tonight’s Board meeting and that there are opportunities to review and comment on it.
The Superintendent’s Recommended 2016 Budget focuses on sound fiscal management, addresses increased park use and demands for programs and services, is responsive to changing demographics and needs of the community, and maintains the park system within available resources.
Opportunities for public comment are scheduled for November 4 and 18, and December 2 at MPRB Headquarters, and December 9 at Minneapolis City Hall.
Prior to her recommended 2016 budget presentation to the Board, Miller presented a report on “Closing the Gap: Investing in Neighborhood Parks” that stressed the need to address the growing funding shortfall for neighborhood park capital and maintenance.
For full details about Proposed 2016 Budget public comment opportunities, 2016 budget initiatives and the Closing the Gap report, read the full news release on our website.
The proposed budget and related documents are available for viewing at www.minneapolisparks.org/budget or by calling 612-230-6400 between 8 am and 4:30 pm.
Closing the Gap Presentation
The Closing the Gap: Investing in Neighborhood Parks report and related documents presented to commissioners October 21 are available atwww.minneapolisparks.org/closingthegap.