Eagan 2021 Year in Review: Making progress for all – ECM Publishers – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Eagan City Council adopted the 2022 budget that will focus on the communities’ priorities of public safety, the natural environment, and local economy.

The council adopted a 3.9 percent levy increase. This translates to about a $6 increase per month for the average Eagan homeowner who has a home valued at $345,500.

“The City of Eagan continues to be a successful city, and strong community in addition to having the lowest municipal tax in the state,” said Dave Osberg, city administrator.

“The City of Eagan will continue to balance the needs of all who live, work and play in Eagan. Residents have shared that they value Eagan’s approach in transparency, honesty, treating all residents fairly, informing and acting in the best interests of the community,” Osberg added. 

“We know a strong balance and partnership among our residents, businesses, and the City are what make our community so successful,” he said.

The 2022 city budget additions outline three new fire battalion chiefs who will lead the city’s full-time career fire department.

In the public safety area of the city budget, there will be the addition of a new police lieutenant.

Osberg noted the city is continually working to make investments in race and equity with inclusion efforts that include offering more planning, translation, and accessibility resources for residents.

City staff leadership

Administrator Osberg announced in September he plans to retire in March 2022. There is an ongoing candidate search and soon there will be the announcement of the finalist candidates. 

This year Dianne Miller, Eagan’s assistant city administrator, earned credentials from the International City/County Management Association. Miller has worked for nine years to gain experience in professional and local government. She has served Eagan for 20 years. In September, Miller earned a 2021 Outstanding Service Award that recognized her commitment to her profession, to ethical public service, and leaderships in her role.

Eagan public safety

During the pandemic, Eagan Police and Fire Departments continued to serve th


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