Hearings Set For 2014 Dane County Human Services Budget Request

August 22, 2013
Karin Peterson Thurlow: 266-4533 Casey Becker: 267-8823 Lynn Green: 242-6469
County Board


A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd to receive comments on the Dane County Department of Human Services’ proposed $250.6million budget for 2014.  This year there will be one hearing for the entire Human Services budget.  The hearing is 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. 


The hearing will be held in the Mendota 1 Room of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County. The hearing begins at 6:00 p.m.   The meeting 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 3rd hearing will focus on public testimony for:


  • Badger Prairie Health Care Center


  • Services for Seniors


  • Child  Welfare & Delinquency Programs (including prevention, early intervention & treatment) and Children’s Mental Health Services


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


  • Economic Assistance & Work Services


  • Substance Abuse Services for Children & Adults


  • Mental Health Services


Persons whose disability or child care responsibilities prevent them from testifying later in the hearings may present their comments immediately following the department overview.  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.


Additionally, the County Board will hold a public hearing on the budget requests of county departments other than the Department of Human Services on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board chambers.   


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