On Wednesday, September 25th 2013 the City hosted a “Yahara River Corridor Public Meeting”. It wasn’t a very helpful agenda, so I pulled together some background information for myself. Here’s some of that info, and a bit of the flavor of the meeting.
Madison is thinking about trying to regulate AirBnB-type rentals. It probably should, but it’d be helpful for them to step back and think about what we’re trying to accomplish. The proposal right now is terrible, but this may be one of the easiest examples ever of where just a little bit of common sense can amend it into something reasonable. There’s a public meeting to discuss this all on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00pm.
It’s time to freshen up the look around here. Can you help us with put together a new logo?
The Mayor came to the EDC a few weeks back and asked them to talk about TIF policy. The EDC created a subcommittee, which met for the first time on October 2nd. Behind the jump are my notes, and the audio of the meeting. The subcommittee meets again today at 3:30pm in LL130 of the Madison Municipal Building.
For extra confusion, this is not the TIF subcommittee that CCOC discussed on October 2nd. No one I’ve asked can tell me what that committee is going to do that the EDC committee isn’t.
Wondering just what’s changed in the Downtown plan since November? Thankfully, we have very helpful City Staff who’ve made it easier to figure it out.
The RFP for updated farecard systems in Madison is moving forward. Here are some suggestions on how to write the RFP so that we can unleash the full talent of our community and the world in making it better.
The city is buying some technology upgrades for Madison Metro. We can come up with cool things it should do all day long, but if we don’t think about how to write the RFP, it won’t matter. What can we learn from other cities?
It’s long, but I can draw a path for how an unannounced AppleTV is part of the future for newspapers.
The most important redevelopment effort in the City of Madison for the next generation is getting started in the Capitol East District along East Washington Avenue. Read on for a look at some of the projects that could be starting soon, as well as some thoughts on what we can be doing different, and the challenges we would face.
Some quick thoughts on Soglin’s expected move to cut the TIF assistance for the Edgewater redevelopment.
With a nod to the Vice President, this is more than a big deal: Vicky Selkowe earns one of the biggest endorsements of the campaign in the 48th Assembly District. Read on the for the release!