Mayor Invites Public Input on City Budget

August 5, 2010

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced his three public meetings on the City of Madison budget for 2011. All three meetings will take place in August, prior to the introduction of the Mayor's proposed capital and operating budgets.

"These public meetings are important opportunities for Madisonians to make their voices heard on the city's budget priorities for the coming year," Mayor Cieslewicz said. "It should come as no surprise that we continue to face a very challenging economic climate and a very challenging budget. Public input is extremely important to me as we work to protect services that are important to our citizens."

The Mayor's public budget hearings are set for:

Monday, August 2, 6:00p.m.
Lussier Community Education Center, Spartan Youth Service Classroom
55 South Gammon Road

Tuesday, August 10, 6:00p.m.
Urban League of Greater Madison, Suite 200
2222 South Park Street

Wednesday, August 18, 6:00p.m.
East District Police Station
809 South Thompson Drive

The Mayor will introduce his capital budget on September 7 and his operating budget on October 5. The Common Council will hold hearings during the fall, with final action the week of November 15. For more information, visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/comptroller/budget/2011/.

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

Contact:
  • Rachel Strauch-Nelson, (608) 266-4611