In 2011, The City started a program called Citizen Budget Partners (CBP). This program was designed to take City residents on a journey through the City budget process and to have those participants give their views and ideas on programs and projects. The program has had 5 to 13 participants since the beginning of the program and has been very successful. Many people have commented after going through the budget process that they were amazed at the detail and thought going into the budget. They are also surprised to learn of the hurdles and challenges we face as a City due to state mandates and requirements. All of the information given to us by the CBP participants is shared with the Council. The CBP sessions are not attended by the Council, but are hosted and run by staff, the City Administrator and the Mayor.
Sign Up - Space is Limited
If you would like to be a part of the CBP Program for the 2019 Budget year, please contact the City Treasurer at 342-1161 or your aldermen by Friday, July 6 to let us know your interest. You can look up contact information for your alderman here: http://www.burlington-wi.gov/113/Aldermen.
This year, the CBP program will be held August 8, 15, 22 and 29 beginning at 5:30 pm in the Public Works Facility Community Room, 2200 S. Pine Street. Generally the program runs until 8 pm (space is limited and registration is required). You do not have to have budget knowledge, financial knowledge or any municipal experience at all – you only need to have an interest in learning new things and try to commit to attending every session.