Metropolitan Council Budget

Comment on the budget

The Metropolitan Council is receiving public comment on the proposed 2023 Unified Budget and 20212 Levies, Payable 2023 (PDF).

Public meeting: December 14, 6 p.m.

Other ways to comment:
To be included in the official record, comments must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Submit comments:

  • Mail:
    Metropolitan Council Public Information
    390 N. Robert Street
    St. Paul, MN 55101

  • Public Comment Line: 651-602-1500

  • Email: public.info@metc.state.mn.us

  • TTY: 651-291-0904

The Met Council is committed to being a good steward of public resources as we carry out our mission. Our regional investments are good for business, they're efficient, and they support healthy communities and families.

Each year we develop operating and capital budgets, a work program, and a capital improvement program. The state of Minnesota's Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government reviews and provides feedback on these budget documents.

Operating budget and capital budget

  • The operating budget shows expenditures to support the Council’s operations, such as employee payroll, rent, debt service (payments on borrowed money), and funds that the Council “passes through” to others in the form of grants and loans.

  • The capital budget shows expenditures that involve major capital assets, such as building light-rail transitways, improvements to wastewater treatment plants, and funds to purchase land for regional parks.

Both budgets indicate the funding sources to pay for the expenses, and together, they make up the Met Council’s budget.

Budget documents

2023 Unified Budget for Public Comment 16.4 MB

2023 Preliminary Budget in Brief 2.8 MB

2023 Budget Tables 1-6 206 kB

2022 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 14 MB

2021 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 12.7 MB

2020 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 18.1 MB

2019 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 16.7 MB

2018 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 22 MB

2017 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 14.1 MB

2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 9.2 MB

2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 7.2 MB

2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 12.2 MB

2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 5.2 MB

2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 4.9 MB

2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 4.7 MB