June EPNA Zoom Meeting Invite Link

EPNA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June EPNA Meeting
Time: Jun 3, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 813 5909 2303
Passcode: 607184
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One thought on “June EPNA Zoom Meeting Invite Link

  1. Jim Wold, Thursday, June 3, 20212

    Hey everybody,

    I threw out a suggestion that we, EPNA, make suggestions to our alder about where the City should make budget cuts for the 2022 budget. That is a really bad suggestion. Forget it. Read the next paragraph.

    This is a listing of budget categories. It suggests that for us, to make any sort of meaningful suggestion about the city’s spending, we would all have first take a year’s worth of classes in governmental finance. AGENCY

    Fire Assessor PCED Director Metro Police Clerk CDD Traffic Engineering Public Health Engineering EDD (TIF) Parking Municipal Court Sewer Planning Transportation Debt Stormwater CDA General Fund Library Landfill Building inspection Human Resources Mayor Water Monona Terrace Employee Assistance Prog Common Council Fleet Room tax DCR Misc Appropriations Streets IT Attorney Workers Comp/Insurance parks/golf


    From the Mayor’s Executive Budget Memorandum of May 24, 2021

    “The Finance Department estimates that in order to continue our current service levels and incorporate the Town of Madison attachment, General and Library fund expenditures will increase by $15 million, or 4.3%. By comparison, because of state mandated limits on property taxes and the economic effects of the pandemic, revenues are estimated to increase by 1.5%.

    State law limits our options to increase revenues. As such, to balance a deficit of this magnitude, we will have to employ a number of cost reduction strategies, most of which will need to be on-going.

    We need to ask ourselves serious questions about whether or not we should be in the business of providing certain services. We need to ask ourselves what changes we made during the pandemic should become permanent. I am calling on all of you to do what families in our community do every day—focus on the essentials. As you review your services and develop your operating budgets for 2022, you should continue to focus on considerations of racial equity, social justice, and sustainability and seek to answer the outreach and process questions posed in developing your 2022 capital budget proposals.” 2022 Operating Budget: Agency Guidance, from Mayor, May 24, 2021, paragraph 7-9.



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