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Welcome to the City of Madison Budget Conversations IdeaScale website

Within the City of Madison IdeaScale community you are able to submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, or add comments.

Mayor Soglin and the Common Council are interested in hearing your ideas for making Madison a better place to live, learn, work and play.

Your ideas and votes will help us develop the themes of this year's community budget conversations. The community budget conversations will take place in May.

Who: You, Mayor, Common Council, and City Staff.

What: We need your ideas for the 2014 City Budget.

Why: To create a budget that represents and encompasses the values of Madison.

How: We are collecting your thoughts and input through IdeaScale and through the Budget Conversation Events.

Please review the City of Madison Social Media Policy.

Feel free to take a look at our current idea campaigns to view or vote on previously submitted ideas, or use the button below to submit your own idea!


The Budget Conversations are now closed to new ideas, commenting and voting. We have now moved on to the next step. City staff is excited to start reviewing and considering ideas. Stay tuned. Thanks so much for your participation in the budget process.

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