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Dane County Board of Supervisors

2022 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 13 – Public Hearing on Department Budget Requests

    2. September 14 - Public Hearing on Human Services Department Budget Requests

    3. October 20 – Public Hearing on 2022 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

 

 

   

 

Zoning and Land Regulation

       

 

Public Works and Transportation

 

 

   

 

Executive

       

 

Public Protection & Judiciary

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Human Needs

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel & Finance          

 

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

   

Zoning and Land Regulation

   

Public Works and Transportation

   

Executive

   

Public Protection & Judiciary

   

Health and Human Needs

   

Personnel & Finance

 

 

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