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