Hearings Set For 2016 Dane County Budget Requests

September 04, 2015
Karin Peterson Thurlow: 266-5758
County Board

Two public hearings in September will allow the public to weigh in on departmental requests for funding in Dane County’s 2016 budget.


The first, at 6 pm on September 9 in room 201 at the City County Building, will address all departments except the Department of Human Services.


The second, at 6 pm on September 16 at the Alliant Energy Center, will address the Department of Human Services budget request.


The departmental budget request hearing is being held by the Dane County Board of Supervisors, while the hearing on the Department of Human Services budget request is held jointly by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Board of Supervisors, with the county Long Term Support Committee, the county Human Services Board, and the Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors also in attendance.


“Public participation is especially important as we craft the County budget,” said Supervisor Sharon Corrigan, Chair of the Dane County Board of Supervisors.  “These hearings are an important opportunity for individuals to weigh in on our 2016 priorities.”


The hearings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.   The meetings will begin with an overview of departmental budget requests, presented by department staff.  Then testimony from the public will be taken.


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.