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(Minneapolis, MN) -- While the city's murder and violent crime rate skyrockets and citizens are calling for more police, Minneapolis's newly proposed budget calls for the city to operate with 100 fewer police officers and would increase property taxes for some homeowners. Mayor Frey posted the spending plan online Tuesday. Police staffing is expected to be a focus of discussion when the mayor and City Council bargain the details of a nearly one-point-five-billion-dollar city budget for 2021. Meanwhile, the Board of Estimate and Taxation voted last night to approve Frey's recommended five-point-75-percent tax levy increase. It's expected to have the greatest impact on people who own apartment buildings and commercial property.