Capital Budget Amendments 1 – 18

Posted October 1st, 2014 @ 7:19 AM by

I’m not sure if anyone even cares about these. 2 people registered on the capital budget. Rosemary Lee against removing the philosopher stones and trees at the top of state and Anne Reynolds registered against cutting the cooperative funding.

Worth a Constitutional Amendment?

Posted October 1st, 2014 @ 5:30 AM by

On November 4th, the people of Wisconsin will be asked if they want to “protect” the state’s transportation fund.  The motivation, proponents say, is the $1.4 billion “raid” on the transportation fund during the Doyle administration. The implication is that the people who pay gas taxes have been shortchanged and that their interests need to […]

E. Wash Development Updates

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 1:00 PM by

800 Block South Side, Madison Dairy Redevelopment, Mautz Paint latest development . . .

Additional City Meetings

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM by

5 more meetings that just couldn’t get in on Friday . . . sigh . . . 2 meetings today, 1 tomorrow, 2 Thursday. I’ve timed a few more posts today because I just had too much to blog. See blogs at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.

Day Center Operator Quits After More Delays (Updated)

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 8:22 AM by

Yesterday the Town of Madison voted to appeal the Board of Adjustments decision, delaying the Town of Madison (1490 Martin St.) location for a day center. Here is Shine 608’s decision to not continue being strung along.

Where County Housing Decisions Get Made

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 8:11 AM by

Ugh, the little bit of money that the county does get for housing is determined by CDBG and HOME regulations where HUD requires plans and public input, but I bet you (unless you are a long time housing advocate) have never heard of it. Well, the “public hearing” was last night. I just noticed it yesterday when I was doing the week ahead and then couldn’t find the plan that we were supposed to comment on. Sigh. And based on Supervisor Wegleitner’s comments, I’m sure they are glad I didn’t find it sooner.

Capital Budget Amendments

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 7:56 AM by

Ok, I was a little surprised to see 34 Amendments! Election year antics? Doesn’t really look like it. Check out this blog for who is spending the most, the least and other comments about this year’s amendments. See how your alder did, or didn’t do.

County Week Ahead

Posted September 29th, 2014 @ 8:42 AM by

Here you go, better than usual meeting times, not so many during the day when no one except the lobbyists and insiders can attend.

City Week Ahead

Posted September 29th, 2014 @ 7:58 AM by

Capital budget Tuesday and the end of September. My favorite meeting this week, 4:30 AM Public Library Board! :) See you there!

A Municipal Co-Op Internet Utility for Madison?

Posted September 27th, 2014 @ 10:19 PM by

The first round of Capital Budget Amendments are out, and included is a proposal from Scott Resnick to start a Madison Co-op Internet Utility, and a proposal from Paul Soglin for expanding Internet connectivity at “community and cultural” centers The budget amendments don’t get a lot of space to really explain the background information and details, so I thought I’d round up a few documents and put things in one place.

OM Village Open House/Fundraiser Tonight!

Posted September 26th, 2014 @ 8:04 AM by

5 – 7, 304 N Third St (or 2046 E. Johnson), ok to park in parking lot behind us on 3rd St., good food, self tours, donations welcome but not required. Come see our amazing progress. Target open date: November 1st!