Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dane County Exec Joe Parisi to Conduct Budget Listening Sessions in September

Dane Co. executive to hold series of listening sessions on 2012 budget. (Waterloo/Marshall Courier-News, 9/7/2011)

Excerpt: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced last week he will be conducting a series of listening sessions throughout the month of September to allow citizens the opportunity to learn more about the 2012 county budget and provide their input.

The county is currently facing an estimated $6 million deficit in its 2012 county budgets due to what Parisi has blamed on “severe cuts from the state government.”

Two of the September sessions will be done jointly with the Dane County Board of Supervisors, and will focus primarily on the proposed human services budget – human services accounts for more than 50 percent of Dane County’s nearly $500 million budget.


The following dates and times are when scheduled listening sessions will take place:

Human services:
• Monday, Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center;
• Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center.

General budget:
• Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Electronic Theatre Controls in Middleton; and
• Monday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Stoughton Senior Center.

The county executive’s budget recommendations are expected to be introduced to the county board by Oct. 1. Another public hearing will be held in October, prior to full county board consideration of the committee recommendations in early November. Final action by the county board on the 2012 county budget is expected by late November.

Other Wisconsin county and municipal budget news.
Zero percent increase for Prairie du Sac department budgets.  (9/7/2011)
City of Ashland looks at projected shortfall of $329,000 in 2012 budget.  (8/26/2011)
Dodgeville city council to hold listening session on 2012 budget.  (8/26/2011)
Shawano budget deficit at $504,800.  (8/25/2011)
City of Ripon facing $110,000 budget deficit for 2012.  (8/25/2011)
Long list of cuts on table for Racine city services.  (8/25/2011)
Dodge County Administrator:  "Governor Walker does not speak for Dodge County".  (8/25/2011)
Longevity bonuses in Portage might become a thing of the past.  (8/24/2011)
Declining property values pose a challenge to Columbus budget development.  (8/24/2011)
Whitewater council looks at 0% tax levy increase.  (8/24/2011)
Janesville residents asked to make tough choices in online budget scorecard.  (8/24/2011)
Village of Darien officials ask for input on 2012 budget.  (8/24/2011)
City of Marshfield has some wiggle room in its 2012 budget development.  (8/24/2011)
Soglin on 2012 Madison budget:  "Every service we rely on is vulnerable".  (8/23/2011)
With a ballooning budget deficit, Marathon County considers a tax increase.  (8/23/2011)
Sheboygan's Strategic Fiscal Planning Committee to determine what city will look like.  (8/19/2011)
Brown County Exec looks at same tax levy, impact on services to be determined.  (8/18/2011)
City of Shawano wrestles with $128,000 deficit.  (8/16/2011)
Possible double whammy for Shawano City-County Library.  (8/15/2011)
Portage County Executive looks to "create a bridge to a new design, a way of functioning on less".. (8/15/2011)
Antigo cuts fire, police positions.  (8/15/2011)
Adding up the budget numbers in the Fox Valley.  (8/14/2011)
Sauk County officials ask for input.  (8/12/2011
Marathon County ranks services to address $500,000 budget shortfall.  (8/12/2011)
City of Beloit faces a challenging budget process.  (8/8/2011)
Fond du Lac city manager sez Governor's tools not enough to offset cuts.  (8/2/2011)
Manitowoc mayor asks department heads for 10% budget cuts.  (8/2/2011)

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