MADISON — Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today he will host listening sessions on September 1st and 2nd to allow residents to provide their input for his 2016 budget proposal:
September 1, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Fitchburg Public Library
5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
September 2, 2015
5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
Westside Community Service Building
2598 W Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Dane County’s budget is more than $500 million annually with 30 departments and 2,100 County Employees. Over $250 million of the County’s budget goes to direct services for our most vulnerable citizens. County Departments are working on submitting their budget requests to the County Executive for his review. Dane County is Wisconsin’s fastest growing county and 70 percent of Wisconsin’s population growth happens here. 56.9% of Wisconsin’s private sector job growth happens in Dane County.
“Dane County is a great place to work, live and raise a family,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “At the county we are working hard to ensure we strengthen county services while pursuing new goals and innovations, while being extremely mindful of the bottom line for taxpayers. Through our partnerships we are doing more than we ever could alone to strengthen our workforce development and agriculture economies, address racial disparities, help families in need and clean up our lakes.”
In coming weeks, the County Executive will review these proposals and feedback from the public, to complete his 2016 budget proposal for introduction to the County Board by October 1st.