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Tenant’s Rights Once Again Eroded by State Legislature

Posted December 13th, 2017 @ 8:51 AM by

^^ That should say “proposed to be” . . . but not much changes between the proposals and what passes. What became SB639 on Friday afternoon has a hearing today at 10am, notice came out yesterday morning at 5:12am for the hearing. Please stop by and register against if you have time today – its likely to drag out. Here’s the details!

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted December 11th, 2017 @ 8:37 AM by

3 meetings . . .

County Week Ahead

Posted December 11th, 2017 @ 8:29 AM by

Only one day this week to meetings start after 5pm and that’s today, the rest of the meetings are at 7:30, noon, 8:15, 3:45, 9:30, 8am and 12:15 . . . seems like a new low 3 of 10 of the meetings held after 4pm.

City Week Ahead

Posted December 11th, 2017 @ 8:05 AM by

Usually this is more the county’s thing but they have meetings starting at 9:30, 11:00, 2:00, 8:00 and 12:30 – in addition to their 4:30 and 4:45 start times. 9 out of 21 start before 5:00.

Posted December 5th, 2017 @ 2:22 PM by

Everything will be passed in one big motion except for the following unless it changes at the meeting or someone shows up to speak. Looks like they plan to talk about youth and adult employment programs (Bidar-Sielaff), 134 Fair Oaks TIF (Ahrens) and Public Market Foundation (Rummel).

Pre-view of the City Council Meeting

Posted December 5th, 2017 @ 8:43 AM by

Often there are over 50-100 items the city council votes on in one motion on the council floor unless an alder pulls it off the agenda to discuss – or a member of the public shows up to speak on it. And even when members of the public speak, they hear what they have to say then pass the items without comment. Here’s and overview of the meeting and a brief summary of what they probably won’t talk about tonight, but we’ll find out when the consent calendar comes out later today – I usually post them as “Things the Council with Talk About” or similarly labeled blog posts. So much gets done with almost no comment at this point.

City and County Housing and Homelessness Updates

Posted December 5th, 2017 @ 7:21 AM by

Last night the Homeless Issues Committee met – and they got updates and presentations on the County Affordable Housing Fund, the City Affordable Housing Fund, the Street Outreach Program as well as City and County Budgets, the homeless day resource center, Messner’s site proposals for affordable housing, and the proposal to place a portapotty downtown for people sleeping outside – plus they talked about their priorities for the upcoming year.

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted December 4th, 2017 @ 10:31 AM by

3 meetings . . .

County Week Ahead

Posted December 4th, 2017 @ 10:22 AM by

Also several cancelled meeting . . .

City Week Ahead

Posted December 4th, 2017 @ 9:44 AM by

Lots of cancellations and missing agendas – its that time of year . . .

Random Things . . .

Posted November 28th, 2017 @ 8:21 AM by

So hard to keep up with everything going on, so here’s some things on my mind!