Minneapolis and St. Paul city councils approved 2013 budget measures Wednesday.
In Minneapolis, a public hearing that's usually packed with agitated citizens was much quieter.
MPR reports the $1 billion budget includes nearly a 1.8 percent increase in the property tax levy. The majority of homeowners will see no increase or a decrease in property taxes next year thanks to the Vikings stadium deal.
Mayor R.T. Rybak says the deal takes Target Center debt off the city's ledger, allowing a lower levy increase.
Cuts over the last decade reduced the number of food inspectors in the city, so $700,000 will be used to hire additional employees.
A 1.9 percent increase in the property tax levy was also approved, which is at or below the rate of inflation, according to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.