Dane Co. board approves 2022 budget; taxes on average home to climb by $67.87

City County Building

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County’s Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved the county’s 2022 capital and operating budgets, sending them to County Executive Joe Parisi to sign.

The approved operating budget came in at $660,577,196, while the capital budget came in at $94,175,900. Taxes on the average home in the county will go up by $67.87, according to a news release.

Included in the budget is $3.25 million to convert a hotel into housing for people experiencing homelessness, $1 million more to fund a tiny house project, $200,000 to expand gun violence prevention and $500,000 for park accessibility projects.

“County Executive Parisi proposed a budget that included many of the Board’s priorities, particularly related to behavioral health. We were able to build on the proposed budget to make a good budget even better, including additional funds for criminal justice reform, supporting the most vulnerable, and protecting the environment,” County Board Chair Analiese Eicher said in the release.

The budget approved Monday night includes roughly $1 million more in operating spending and nearly $6 million more capital spending than Parisi initially proposed. His original budget proposal called for $659.6 million in operating spending and $88.2 million in capital spending.