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Ballpark Tax Money for Youth Sports Facilities

Written by Jeff Johnson on July 16th, 2009. Posted in General

Board Gives Preference to Minneapolis and Inner-Ring Suburbs

The Star Tribune captured¬†relatively well the discussion at Tuesday’s county board meeting about funding of youth sports facilities with ballpark tax revenue.

Below is an abridged version of the story focusing on the amendments I offered to allow every community in Hennepin County an equal opportunity to benefit from the county-wide ballpark tax. 

Efforts by a suburban Hennepin County commissioner to remove financial need as a primary factor in awarding millions of dollars in grants for youth sports facilities failed on Tuesday.