What Should Our Local Government Look Like – 3rd Way

Posted July 31st, 2017 @ 8:37 AM by

Alder Rebecca Kemble was tasked with reconciling the mayor’s version with Sarah Eskrich’s version of what a committee to re-shape local city government would look like and what they would be charged with doing. How’d she do?

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted July 31st, 2017 @ 8:03 AM by

1 press conference at noon today, 1 meeting tonight.

County Week Ahead

Posted July 31st, 2017 @ 7:51 AM by

4 meetings this week, 3 of them during the day when no one will likely be able to attend.

City Week Ahead

Posted July 31st, 2017 @ 7:29 AM by

21 meetings so far . . . only 8 of them before 5pm. Several without agendas yet.

Housing Matters! Call Your Federal Reps Today

Posted July 26th, 2017 @ 8:11 AM by

This is National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Week of Action. Federal housing and homeless budget cuts proposed by the President are devastating, the House made some changes but that are better, but its still devastating. We can’t end up with a compromise between the two and our elected officials are dealing with so much right now, we need to make sure housing is on their radar screen too . . . I’ll let Joe Lindstrom from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Dane County Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner, Alderperson Maurice Cheeks and Dane County Housing Authority’s Rob Dicke explain how bad it is now, and how much worse it could get . . .

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted July 24th, 2017 @ 8:30 AM by

Wednesday, July 26 5:00 p.m. Education Resource Officer (ERO) Ad Hoc Committee Doyle Administration Bldg. 545 W. Dayton Street Madison, WI 53703 Room 103 – Follow-up from June 2017 Meeting: a. Phases of work b. Questions from June meeting fishbowl process c. Key points regarding MMSD’s use of EROs by Best Practice area – Circle […]

County Week Ahead

Posted July 24th, 2017 @ 7:49 AM by

11 meetings, none on Monday. 5 start before 5pm. 1 cancelled.

City Week Ahead

Posted July 24th, 2017 @ 7:19 AM by

Lots of cancellations . . . that time of year . . . 22 meetings. 11 scheduled before 5pm.

HUD Budget Hearing on Sunday!

Posted July 22nd, 2017 @ 8:35 AM by

Come find out how it impacts us locally and what you can do! Congressman Mark Pocan’s staff will be there to listen to our concerns.
Sunday, July 23
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Labor Temple
1602 S. Park Street

What Will the Council Talk About Tonight?

Posted July 18th, 2017 @ 5:15 PM by

Not much. They will hear from the police chief and whatever else residents show up for. Of course, there was just a meeting last week, so the agenda is short.

Chief Complies with Lawful Orders of the Council?

Posted July 18th, 2017 @ 8:48 AM by

Sorta . . . sorta uses it as a press opportunity. I give him a D or definitely “needs improvement”. Here’s the chief’s report to the Common Council for tonight, it leaves me with more questions than answers.