Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will introduce her 2016 budget plan in an Aug. 12 speech at City Hall.

The 11 a.m. budget address in council chambers is open to the public and will provide the first look at the proposal that will then be turned over to council members for review. The mayor has been working with individual city departments on their budget proposals through the summer to begin the approximately six-month budgeting process. 

Department heads will present their plans to the council in hearings this fall, and the council will hold public hearings and vote on a budget plan in November and December. 

This year's $1.2 billion budget was approved in a narrow vote after council members split on a proposal to trim the mayor's plan.