Metropolitan Council Budget

The 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 the Council develops 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 & 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 Council’s budget.

Budget documents

2020 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget for Public Comment 15.9 MB

2019 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 16.7 MB

2018 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 22 MB

2017 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 14.1 MB

2016 Metropolitan Council Unified Budget 13.8 MB

2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 5.2 MB

2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 4.9 MB

2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 4.7 MB