Mayor and Alders say Keep Downtown MATC

Posted May 3rd, 2016 @ 8:14 AM by

9 alders and the mayor are asking MATC to be more creative, close the west side campus, not downtown AND build the south side campus. Frankly, I don’t get the either/or nature of downtown and southside.

What do you want in a new City Civil Rights Director?

Posted May 2nd, 2016 @ 9:47 AM by

Input needed! Live in person or by email. Personally, I’d like to see someone who cares passionately about fair housing and discriminatory housing patterns.

Where are the minutes?

Posted May 2nd, 2016 @ 7:55 AM by

Ok, for multiple reasons I was looking at this, and I’m actually looking for some minutes from a particular committee due to my request for a copy of a report discussed at a committee being denied. (More to come) But this is deeply disturbing. How do you find the minutes to these meetings? Of the 132 “council discussions” in legistar since 11/1/2005, only two of them have minutes. Of the meetings not in legistar this year, but in the “additional meetings” page on the clerks site, of the 70 meetings, only 5 have minutes.

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted May 1st, 2016 @ 9:43 AM by

Just two meetings that I can find . . . I’m sure there are more . . .

County Week Ahead

Posted May 1st, 2016 @ 9:39 AM by

15 meetings . . . and we’ll be seeing the new supervisors in their new assignments and find out who will be chairing committees.

City Week Ahead

Posted May 1st, 2016 @ 8:28 AM by

I don’t know what is wrong here, but there is no way that there are only 11 meetings this week. Watch for Mo’ Meetings, Mo’ Mo’ Meetings and probably Mo’ Freakin’ Meetings.

Council Culture of Secrecy

Posted April 29th, 2016 @ 11:15 AM by

I’ve only been off the council for 7 years, but I find its culture of open whining about how hard it is to be on the council and its focus on itself instead of issues disturbing. But its culture of secrecy is even more concerning. Just look at the the charge of the committee that came up with the “government reform”, and their agendas, and how their minutes are written. None of the meetings had more than 72ish hours notice of the meetings – find out Friday at 4:30 for a Monday meeting for three of them, the other had 30 hours notice. This doesn’t appear to be a council that values the public in way shape or form. And I’m not sure what new leadership can do to fix it, given the ingrained culture of the current elected officials.

Om Village Video, Plant Sale and Tour de Tiny

Posted April 28th, 2016 @ 8:21 AM by

Plant sale and bike tour is next Saturday!

$69,000 to Chase Homeless People Away

Posted April 25th, 2016 @ 8:38 AM by

What if we were to use that money to pay for staff to work with homeless people to meet their needs, what would be more effective? Is this really our city’s priorities? Before they spend this money, they should do an equity analysis!

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted April 24th, 2016 @ 9:47 AM by

Here’s what I could decipher . . . the school board meetings are so cryptic to me . . .

County Week Ahead – Cancelled?

Posted April 24th, 2016 @ 9:25 AM by

It’s Passover, so 6 meetings, all cancelled.

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