St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman proposed no property tax increases for next year in his budget address Wednesday.
This is the first time Coleman has not called for higher taxes since he took office in 2006.
In his second year as mayor, he pushed to raise the city's levy by 15 percent.
But in his latest budget address, Coleman said adequate funding from the state in local government aid allowed him to hold taxes flat for next year.
His 2011 budget totals about $532 million, which is about the same as this year's. Coleman doesn't anticipate any layoffs, and said his priorities include keeping the Ford plant in Highland Park open. The mayor said he'll travel to Detroit with Gov. Tim Pawlenty to make the case to Ford directly.