In 2019, local government bodies submitted over 200 proposals seeking state funding for capital projects. The overwhelming majority of capital budget requests are funded via state general obligation bonds if approved by the state legislature. These requests are reviewed by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) staff as well as the Governor’s office and many are likely to be included within the Governor’s overall capital budget proposal to the legislature. Public comments regarding the proposals may be submitted through November 30, 2019, using this form.
We have compiled a document describing the requests submitted by Dakota County and its municipalities (excluding Northfield) along with a hyperlinked table of contents to make it easier to view only those requests that would impact Dakota County. If you want to view a document compiling all requests throughout the state, that is available here. MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, state legislators, Dakota County commissioners, city council members, staff of municipalities, and other officials met on November 8, 2019, at a Capital Investment Forum hosted by Dakota County to discuss their proposals. The presentation given at that meeting discussed some of the requests, as well as some that were not included on the list compiled by MMB.