The State of Main Street Minnesota: Holding Steady…For Now
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Donald McFarland | 651-236-0494
State Auditor Julie Blaha to review trends and release recommendations to keep our local government finances stable
Saint Paul, MN – On Wednesday, February 12 at 11:30 AM in Room B971 at the Minnesota State Capitol, State Auditor Julie Blaha will present “The State of Main Street” key municipal financial trends. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) analyzed township, city, and county reports to identify 20-year trends in local government revenue, expenditures, and reserves. State Auditor Blaha will be joined by Ramsey County Board Chair Toni Carter, Dakota County Board Chair Mike Slavik, Stearns County Commissioner Tarryl Clark, Stillwater Township Board Chair Sheila-Marie Untiedt, and Albert Lea Assistant City Manager Jerry Gabrielatos.
This is the culmination of six regional listening sessions that took place in January 2020 in Thief River Falls, St. Cloud, Duluth, Saint Paul, Marshall, and Albert Lea. State Auditor Blaha was joined by local elected officials and local government financial staff in order to hear their feedback on the trends that our office found over the last 20 years. These listening sessions allowed the OSA to collect direct feedback to ensure that their numbers tell the real stories of communities across the State of Minnesota.
State Auditor Julie BlahaRamsey County Board Chair Toni Carter
Press conference: "The State of Main Street" in Minnesota
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Minnesota State Capitol, Press Conference Room B971
The Office of the State Auditor is the constitutional office that oversees nearly $40 billion in local government finances for Minnesota taxpayers. The Office of the State Auditor helps to ensure financial integrity and accountability in local government financial activities. Julie Blaha is Minnesota’s 19th State Auditor. Follow us on Twitter @MNStateAuditor.