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Dane County Board of Supervisors

2021 Budget

Budget Process

Dane County has an annual, calendar year budget. In the fall, the County adopts the budget for the next calendar year. The Budget process contains two separate budgets: one budget for operations and one for capital projects. 

The video below provides an overview of the process, describes the difference between the operating and capital budgets, and describes the general budget timeline.

 

Ways to Participate

  1. Attend a committee meeting. Meeting times and agendas are posted here.

  2. Attend one of the County Board Budget Hearings:

    1. September 10 – Public Hearing on Department Budget Requests

    2. September 16 - Public Hearing on Human Services Department Budget Requests

    3. October 21 – Public Hearing on 2021 Dane County budget (agenda link TBD)

  3. Contact you County Board Supervisor. If you’re unsure who your County Board member is, please use this tool

  4. Participate in the “A Balancing Act” Budget Simulation.

  5. Email all County Board Supervisors

Committee Schedules

Standing committee budget meeting dates are listed below.  These are subject to change - please see the official posting here for the most up to date list:

Committee

Date

Date

Date

Date

Date

Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources

10/8/20

10/22/20

   

 

Zoning and Land Regulation

10/13/20 10/27/20    

 

Public Works and Transportation

10/6/20

10/20/20

   

 

Executive

10/8/20 10/15/20    

 

Public Protection & Judiciary

10/6/20

10/13/20

10/20/20

10/27/20

 

Health and Human Needs

10/8/20

10/22/20

 

 

 

Personnel & Finance 10/26/20 10/27/20 10/28/20 11/2/20 11/5/20

 

The standing committees will have a heading on their agendas titled "Budget Discussion and Amendments" for the 2021 budget process.  

You can find their amendments in their own action item files.  The list below are the numbers for each committee:

Committee

Operating Budget Resolution

Capital Budget Resolution

Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources

2020 ACT-133 2020 ACT-134

Zoning and Land Regulation

2020 ACT-143 2020 ACT-144

Public Works and Transportation

2020 ACT-141 2020 ACT-142

Executive

2020 ACT-131 2020 ACT-132

Public Protection & Judiciary

2020 ACT-139 2020 ACT-140

Health and Human Needs

2020 ACT-135 2020 ACT-136

Personnel & Finance

2020 ACT-137 2020 ACT-138