COUNTY BOARD BUDGET PROCESS BEGINS – 0PPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE
October 09, 2020
County Board Chair Analiese Eicher, (608) 571-6823
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi released his proposed 2021 budget last week, and now the County Board and its committees will take it up and finalize it.
Over the course of the next several weeks the County Board’s standing committees will hear from department heads on their budget requests, gather input from members of the public, and make recommendations on budget amendments to the Board’s Personnel and Finance Committee.
The entire 2021 budget process is expected to be completed virtually given the ongoing pandemic.
The schedule for the committee budget meetings is below:
Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Zoning and Land Regulation
Public Works and Transportation
Public Protection & Judiciary
Health and Human Needs
Personnel & Finance
Members of the public are encouraged to contact their county board supervisor, or email the entire Dane County Board with their comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org . There are also opportunities for the public to register to speak at the scheduled committee meetings, as well as at a public hearing on the budget before the full County Board on October 21 at 6:00pm.
"We want to hear from members of the public – the next year is going to be a challenging year for everyone, we need to hear what the priorities are of the people that make up Dane County," said County Board Chair Analiese Eicher.
To help clarify the budget process for members of the public, the County Board created a budget overview video last year, it can be found here: https://youtu.be/HuRSQVyLPn8
Agendas for the committee and Dane County Board meetings are available here: https://dane.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx