The relatively obscure Ramsey County Charter Commission has become a key cog in the Vikings' quest for a stadium in Arden Hills. By giving voice to public opposition to a sales tax to fund the stadium, the charter commission is inserting itself into a high-stakes political power struggle. Some elected leaders might find themselves in the position of stifling a public vote or risk losing the Vikings.
Decision tonight could put stadium tax on ballot for Ramsey County voters to decide
The Ramsey County Charter Commission might choose to let voters decide for themselves whether to raise their taxes to help pay for a Vikings stadium. Charter leaders are holding the second of two public hearings Tuesday.