Mayor Invites Public Input on City Budget

August 9, 2007

Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will once again host public meetings on the City of Madison budget. The meetings will take place in August prior to the introduction of the Mayor's proposed 2008 capital and operating budgets.

"This is an important opportunity for Madisonians to make their voices heard on the city's budget priorities for the coming year," said Mayor Cieslewicz. "Before I make decisions on my proposed budget, I want to hear from as many people as possible. The budget is the most important single thing that city government does all year, so public input is extremely important."

The Mayor's public budget hearings are set for:

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alicia Ashman Branch Library, 733 North High Point Road

Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East District Police Station, 809 South Thompson Drive

Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 West Mifflin Street

The Mayor will introduce his capital budget on September 4 and his operating budget on October 2. The Common Council will hold hearings during the fall, with final action coming the week of November 12. For more information, visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/comp/budgetindex.htm.

Madisonians unable to attend any of the Mayor's budget meetings can also send their ideas and comments by email, mayor@cityofmadison.com.

Contact:
  • George Twigg, (608) 266-4611