Counties are dependent on property taxes to fund state-mandated programs. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners urges the state to diversify the funding sources available to local government and link the growth in state aid to local governments to growth in state mandates.
2018 Legislative Platform
Safety and Mental Health Alternative Response Training (SMART) CenterThe demands of police and other first responders have changed. It is paramount that first responders are aware of when a person is in crisis and the tools to bring the situation to a safe resolution. Dakota County’s planned Safety & Mental Health Alternative Response Training (SMART) Center will offer space for law enforcement and other first responders to access these important resources. Find out more about the SMART Center.
Position papersProvide Bond Funding for the Safety & Mental Health Alternative Response Training (SMART) CenterFund METS and Child Protection Program ImprovementsReturn Diverted Funds and Safeguard the Metropolitan Landfill Contingency Action Trust and Closed Landfill Investment FundReform Governance of the Metropolitan CouncilSupport Transportation and Transit Funding Fund Other Dakota County 2018 Bonding RequestsAllow Local Control of Taxpayer FundsEliminate the Metro County Exclusion for Mail Balloting Suspend Metropolitan Waste Diversion Mandates and Impose No Further Mandates Without Corresponding State FundingSupport Funding To Reimburse the Cost of Water Treatment Systems for Owners of Wells with Contaminated Drinking Water Approve the Recommended 2018 Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Funding for Dakota CountySupport Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital BondingRevise Eminent Domain Statutes to Ensure Compensation Goes to Landowners, Not Lawyers
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