Who knows what amendments might come up tonight or at the county board, you need to be psychic in order to testify on the county budget apparently. They will tell you after you testify, if they let you, what they will be voting on, maybe.
Here’s the facebook event I can’t invite anyone too . . . (Join, just to help me get the chance to invite people)
Yes! We will be allowed to speak this time! Finally, we have copies of the amendments for funding for homeless services! They finally put them on-line! They probably won’t have copies for us at the meeting. If you can’t attend, email the supervisors in support! email@example.com (Be sure to include your address so they know you are a constituent)
Personnel and Finance Meeting – Monday 5:30pm Room 351 Agenda here.
Amendments are here.
And yes! I have confirmed, they will let us speak! Info on that here.
Amendments of interest are:
HHN 3 – Expenditures be increased by $68,033 for additional support of Briarpatch programs for homeless and runaway youth.
HHN 6 – Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds in the capital budget by $650,000 to allow the purchase of rental housing and add the following language to Res. 152: “Using the $650,000 provided in the budget for the purchase of rental housing, the county shall purchase and remodel and/or repair one or more properties. These properties will be leased to and operated by the Dane County Housing Authority as affordable rental property. The Dane County Housing Authority shall prioritize as allowable under law, renting units to tenants with section 8 housing vouchers.”
HHN 8 – Adds $25,000 to address unmet needs of the homeless. (Adds $25,000 to address unmet needs of the homeless , as determined by the Health and Human Needs committee in consultation with SHINE Initiative.)
HHN 9 – Adds $150,000 to fund the operations of a permanent comprehensive day resource center for the homeless from June-December (This represents a combined contribution between thed City of Madison $50,000, The County $50,000 and others private partners of $50,000 for the 2014 operating costs.)
HHN 15 – Increase revenue from private donations in the amount of $75,000 and expenditures by $75,000 for rehabilitation of the day resource center facility.
And, expect an amendment to add money for the Permanent, Comprehensive Day Center – sounds like the MARC building may be falling through and they want a contingency plan . . . maybe we can get it closer to downtown so the transportation won’t be such a hurdle! You may want to add this if you testify.
Apparently neither the city or county has a plan for storage for the homeless, but the county doesn’t want to commit to storage.
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