Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Budget Blasts, 10/27

From the office of County Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs:

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee,
under the leadership of Supervisor Elizabeth M. Coggs, is holding public
meetings throughout the month of October on the County Executive’s 2009
Recommended County Budget. Each day, the seven-member Committee votes on a number of specific departments
and items in the budget.


On Monday, the Milwaukee County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee approved
the following 2009 Budgets on the following votes:,

• 5-2 (No Thomas, Mayo) Employee Fringe Benefits

• 6-1 (No Jursik) DAS- Fiscal Affairs (amended to transfer one position of
Economic Development Coordinator and one position of Housing Program
Analyst to the Department of Health and Human Services and denying the
abolishment of one position of Housing and Program Analyst)

• 7-0 DAS – IMSD (amended to restore funding for seven positions, deny an
appropriation for contracting IT services, deny the abolishment of one
Business Systems Project Manager position, create one Business Analyst
and delete narrative language on a cooperative purchase with
Racine County for joint partner Premier Workforce Solutions, instead
referring the item to the Finance & Audit Committee)

• 5-2 (No Schmitt, Jursik) Land Sales (amended to delete potential land
sales and replace with lands approved for sale by the County Board)

• 6-1 (No Jursik) DAS – Property Management (amended to create one position
of Principal Assistant Corporation Counsel, deny the creation of Associated
Director-DAS Property Management and transferring the Real Estate positions
into a new section of Corporation Counsel-Real Estate and Development)

• 7-0 Offset to Internal Service Charges

• 7-0 Appropriation for Contingencies

• 7-0 Capital Depreciation Contra


The Committee also voted to approve the following 2009 Recommended Capital
Improvement Budget:

• 7-0 Fiscal Monitoring System

The Finance and Audit Committee will continue its meetings throughout the
month of October in Room 203-R of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. The
County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairman Lee Holloway,
will adopt the County’s 2009 budget on Monday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. in
Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

The County Board’s annual Public Hearing on the County Executive’s 2009
Recommended Budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2008, at the
Washington Park Senior Center.

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