Posted October 10th, 2012 @ 12:10 PM by Erik Paulson
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.
Posted June 25th, 2012 @ 2:49 PM by Erik Paulson
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.
Posted June 25th, 2012 @ 2:17 PM by Erik Paulson
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.
Posted January 11th, 2012 @ 11:49 AM by Erik Paulson
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?
Posted November 1st, 2011 @ 11:51 PM by Erik Paulson
It’s long, but I can draw a path for how an unannounced AppleTV is part of the future for newspapers.
Posted October 27th, 2011 @ 7:37 AM by Erik Paulson
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.
Posted September 6th, 2011 @ 11:25 AM by Erik Paulson
Some quick thoughts on Soglin’s expected move to cut the TIF assistance for the Edgewater redevelopment.
Posted June 28th, 2011 @ 10:46 PM by Erik Paulson
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!
Posted June 9th, 2011 @ 11:29 PM by Erik Paulson
Remember, ForwardLookout is a multi-author blog, and we’re not all supporting the same candidates. I’m supporting Vicky Selkowe, and I thought this was pretty impressive news: in very strong Democratic field, today she announced the endorsement of every elected member of the Madison School Board. Now, I’m biased, but more and more I’m hearing her described as ‘front-runner’… read on for the announcement!
Posted May 20th, 2011 @ 1:29 PM by Erik Paulson
This Saturday, May 21st, is “CityCampMadison” http://citycamp.barcampmadison.org/ The idea behind a CityCamp is to bring together people who are interested in “Civic Entrepreneurship” – creating solutions for the public good, usually (but not strictly required) technologically-based. Sometimes these solutions will be viable business ideas, and other times there is no profit motivation. The attendees will [...]
Posted March 17th, 2011 @ 10:46 PM by Erik Paulson
The Nolen Centennial Project is hosting an informational meeting on Saturday at 10am at the Alliant Energy Center. That got me thinking about bigger uses for the Nolen Causeway and Lakefront right now – possibly this July