Hearings Set For 2013 Dane County Human Services Budget Request

August 31, 2012
Karin Peterson Thurlow: 266-4533 Casey Becker: 267-8823 Lynn Green: 242-6469
County Board


Public hearings will be held on Wednesday, September 12th and Wednesday, September 19th to receive comments on the Dane County Department of Human Services’ proposed $244.38 million budget for 2013.  The hearings are being held by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Board of Supervisors, along with the county Long Term Support Committee, the county Human Services Board, and the Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors.


Both hearings will be held in the Mendota 1 Room of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County. Both hearings begin at 6:00 p.m.   The meetings will begin with an overview of the Department of Human Services budget by department staff.  Then testimony from the public will be taken.


The September 12th hearing will focus on public testimony for:

  • Economic Assistance and Work Services

·     Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and People with Physical Disabilities

  • Adult Mental Health Services
  • Services for Seniors


The September 19th hearing will be reserved for comments on programs on:

  • Badger Prairie Health Care Center
  • Child Welfare and Delinquency Programs (including prevention, early intervention, and treatment)    
  • Children Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse for Children and Adults

Persons whose disability or child care responsibilities prevent them from testifying later in the hearings may present their comments from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. both nights.  Each person presenting at the hearing will be limited to three minutes of testimony.


Individuals who have questions regarding the hearings are encouraged to contact the County Board Office at 266-5758 or Human Services Department at 242-6469. A summary of the budget is available on the internet at: http://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Budget/budget_request_2013.aspx.


Additionally, the County Board will hold a public hearing on the budget requests of county departments other than the Department of Human Services on Thursday, September 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the County Board chambers.   


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