This Side of Town

What will the Council talk about Tonight? (Updated)

Posted September 16th, 2014 @ 3:26 PM by

Very few items.

This Winter’s Non-Day Center Plans

Posted September 16th, 2014 @ 8:35 AM by

So, there will be no day center again this winter and once again, for the 4th year in a row, are planning a temporary solution. What is wrong with this community that we can’t get this right? I can’t believe we are building a tiny house village that will be ready before a permanent comprehensive day center for people who are homeless. Even at my most cynical moments, I would have never imagined it.

Daytime City Week Ahead

Posted September 15th, 2014 @ 9:02 AM by

If you work til 5:00, you’ll be able to attend 7 meetings in time for public comment. The other 21 meetings, not so much. And can anyone explain why two committees that meet on the environment meet at the same time on Monday? And three housing meetings meet at the same time on Thursday?

Ask Yourself, What is Dane County Doing?

Posted September 12th, 2014 @ 10:32 AM by

Nothing. The answer is as little as possible, despite us raising these issues for 4 years in a row now. Where did homeless people go during that last tornado? Where should they go?

James Madison Park Survey

Posted September 12th, 2014 @ 10:20 AM by

If you go there, give you imput, its quick! The city rarely likes to do upgrades to this park despite its very high usage, let them know what you would like improved.

City Maintains AAA Bond Rating

Posted September 12th, 2014 @ 10:13 AM by

Apparently, our economy is good, relatively speaking. Tell that to the people sleeping on the streets.

WWBKD: No need to know about these meetings!

Posted September 11th, 2014 @ 8:46 AM by

Wow! This says something about our priorities and speaks directly to equity. Please, don’t show up, the public is sooooo pesky! Over 150 meetings were scheduled after the city weekly meeting schedule comes out late Friday afternoon since the beginning of the year . . . why? Most of these meeting people had less than 72 hours notice before thy started. And the patterns show that most of the topics covered in these meetings have to do with poverty and equity issues.

City Gets an F for City Weekly Meeting List Accuracy on Monday morning!

Posted September 10th, 2014 @ 7:32 AM by

There are 23 meetings on the weekly meeting schedule now, Monday morning there were only 15! 8 added meetings so far, a 53% increase in 48 hours or a 65% accuracy rating, a D or F if a teacher were grading the city.

Co-Housing and Land Trust Homeownership Opportunities

Posted September 10th, 2014 @ 7:17 AM by

Affordable housing for owners . . .

More Cut Backs to Homeless Storage!

Posted September 9th, 2014 @ 12:14 PM by


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