May 30, 2018

Metro Projects: capitol improvements

2018 Legislative Outcome

Requested AmountFunded Amount
$15 million$10 million

Funding Source

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214: Article 1: Capital Improvement Appropriations: Section 7: Natural Resources

Final Language in Law

Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails Capital Improvements $10,000,000
For the cost of improvements and betterments of a capital nature and acquisition by the council and local government units of regional recreational open-space lands in accordance with the council’s policy plan as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.147. This appropriation must not be used to purchase easements.

Project Overview

To improve and expand Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails

2018 Identified Need

$15 million

Project Impact

The Metropolitan Regional Park System is owned and operated by 10 implementing agencies across the 7-county metro area. This system hosts nearly 50 million visitors annually. This project, if funded, would be matched with $10 million in local bonds.

Project Support

Project identified as priority by Metropolitan Council

Bill Status: Passed & Signed

  1. Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced
  2. Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
  3. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

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