How does that County Board Budget Process Work?

Posted October 17th, 2017 @ 8:20 AM by

Beats the hell out of me. Clear. as. mud. The jail has a hearing tonight at PP&J (Public Protection and Judiciary), county board has a hearing tomorrow night.

These are the dates they just published within the last few days.
– Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources – 10/23
– Zoning and Land Regulation 10/10, 10/24
– Public Works and Transportation 10/17, 10/30,
– Health and human Needs 10/18 (overview of budget), 10/25, 11/1
– Executive 10/26
– Public Protection & Judiciary 10/17 (hearing), 10/24

Funny, no dates for the FINANCE committee, which met last night.

More info can be found here.

They also published this a few weeks ago – it essentially says we’ll do something soon, stay tuned.
Schedule for Review of 2018 Dane County Budget

By October 2 – Executive Budget transmitted to Board and referred to Personnel and Finance
October 2 – 6 – Standing Committee review of agency budgets/consideration of amendments – supervisor amendments submitted during this period
October 9 – 13 – Standing Committee review of agency budgets/consideration of amendments – upervisor amendments submitted during this period
October 12 – Regular County Board Meeting
October 16 – 20 Standing Committee review of agency budgets/consideration of amendments – supervisor amendments submitted during this period
October 23 – 27 Standing Committee review of agency budgets/consideration of amendments – supervisor amendments submitted during this period
October 18 Public Hearing on 2018 Budget – 7:00 PM (Room 201 CCB)
October 26 Regular County Board meeting
October 30 – November 3 Standing Committee consideration of supervisor amendments should be completed during this period – supervisor amendments submitted during this period
November 6 – 10 Personnel and Finance Committee consideration of Standing Committee recommendations on Operating and Capital Budgets and supervisor amendments
November 9 Regular County Board meeting
November 13 – 17 Personnel and Finance Committee consideration of Standing Committee recommendations on Operating and Capital Budgets and supervisor amendments – Final Recommendation to Board
November 20 County Board budget deliberations begin 7:00PM, assuming Personnel and Finance completes action and amendment packet and substitute resolutions are completed
November 21 Continue budget deliberations, if necessary
November 30 Regular County Board meeting; consideration of possible County Executive vetoes

Remember, they have this rule at the county board – you can only speak once on a topic at each committee so if they have more than one meeting, you speak and then there are more amendments, you won’t be able to speak. However, if you don’t speak, they might finish and not have another meeting and then you will have missed your chance. Public testimony roulette.

7.225(2)(a) (page 11)

If a committee has taken testimony on an item and the same committee considers action on the item at a separate meeting, the public shall not have the opportunity to testify if that same item appears on subsequent agendas of the same committee.

Hang on, pay attention, check for updates regularly, often their amendments are made the day before they are considered.


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