League Urges Cities to Pass Resolution Supporting Comprehensive Transportation Funding

The League's sample resolution supports funding for all state transportation, but specifically requests dedicated state funding for city streets.
(Published Apr 15, 2019)

The League is urging city councils to adopt a resolution calling for the Legislature to pass and Gov. Tim Walz to sign a permanent increase in dedicated funding for state and local road, bridge, and transit systems in Greater Minnesota and the metropolitan area.

—Download the League’s sample resolution (doc)

The League’s sample resolution supports funding for all parts of the state’s transportation system, but specifically requests an omnibus transportation funding bill that provides additional dedicated state funding for city streets, including funding that can be used for non-Municipal State Aid city street maintenance, construction, and reconstruction.

—View the City Street Funding Fact Sheet

Please act before May 20

Given the importance of securing transportation funding in the 2019 legislative session, the League urges your city to pass this or a substantially similar resolution and to convey your support to your legislators.

Resolutions passed between now and the end of the regular legislative session (constitutional end date is May 20, 2019) will be particularly helpful to the League’s advocacy efforts on transportation funding.

Send resolution to state leaders and LMC

To maximize the impact of your resolution, please send copies of your adopted council resolution to:

  • Gov. Tim Walz: Office of the Governor, 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
  • Your legislators
  • Ted Bengtson: Intergovernmental Relations Administrative Coordinator, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103; tbengtson@lmc.org.

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