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Minneapolis Government: A Balancing Act II - The Independent Boards.

League of Women Voters Minneapolis.

Part of a series of reports on Minneapolis government, this report analyzes three independent, elected boards in Minneapolis: Park, Library, and Estimate and Taxation. The report presents data on the work of these three entities, as well as exploring options for change. The report concludes that Minneapolis has some of the finest parks and libraries in the nation, but that current governing structures of these boards are often cumbersome and counterproductive. In addition, the report concludes that there is little support for maintaining the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and that the board could be abolished, with its duties easily absorbed by city departments and the City Council.

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Minneapolis: League of Women Voters.
Supported in part through a New Initiative grant from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota. Additional funding provided by a Medtronic Foundation Grant.
20 pp.
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