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Video from Opioid Panel

Posted September 30th, 2016 @ 8:30 AM by

No time to blog, too much budget stuff, will have the blog post early next week, this video is totally worth watching. And I’ll definitely blog it for those who don’t have the time, but its better on video!

Parisi Budget Propaganda

Posted September 30th, 2016 @ 8:04 AM by

Here’s the propaganda. Trying to figure out what it all means it near indecipherable, the county budget lacks detail that is needed, so we’ll see how it plays out over the next few weeks in committees as Supervisors try to get their questions answered. I have one email from Parisi and his budget memo below, plus a rant!

Mayor to Council: Midtown and Fire Station Adds $2M in Operating Costs

Posted September 30th, 2016 @ 7:37 AM by

So who’s going to suffer? Check out the bolded statement below. I think we should go to referendum for these projects to increase the levy, instead of continuing to cut elsewhere – there’s no fat left to cut. If the public wants these projects, referendum will pass.

Day Center Contract Won’t Be Approved by the County Board?

Posted September 29th, 2016 @ 8:47 AM by

Most contracts by Dane County over $100,000 have to go to the county board. The county board has approved a resolution saying the day center will have long term storage. It seems, neither of these things is going to happen and after reading the ordinances I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why staff have so much power and the county board supervisors seem to have none.

What did they do to the Weekly Meeting Schedule!?!

Posted September 29th, 2016 @ 7:35 AM by

Well, this is good . . . I think. Yesterday I started getting all these weird emails . . . now I see why . . .

County Board Budget Schedule . . .

Posted September 28th, 2016 @ 7:48 AM by

You ask a question and the universe provides . . . sorta.

TIF Board Hoping the Public Wouldn’t Notice?

Posted September 28th, 2016 @ 7:05 AM by

F for transparency, F for public input, F for any type of equity or inclusion.

Tonight: Local Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic

Posted September 28th, 2016 @ 6:55 AM by

What policy and budget solutions do we need in our community to end the deaths right here in Dane County? A great panel of experts will share their solutions!

Mo’ (effin’) Meetings

Posted September 28th, 2016 @ 6:03 AM by

Seriously I’m so annoyed. Last week, 25% of the meetings were added after the deadline. This week, so far, its at 22%. Why?

Capital Budget Votes at Board of Estimates

Posted September 27th, 2016 @ 8:49 AM by

Live-ish blog, done in pieces and parts off the video . . . not as thorough as possible due to time . . . need more time in my day . . .

What will the City Capital Budget Battles Be?

Posted September 26th, 2016 @ 9:03 AM by

Oh, the same old, same old. Midtown Police Station, Monroe St., Public Market, Northeast side Libary, Southeast side Fire Station, elimination of downtown park, body cameras, I’m thinking we can just rewind and rewatch the last debates . . . tune in at 4:30 today as Board of Estimates enters the fray . . . here’s their 34 amendments!!