This Side of Town

Resolution the City Attorney Doesn’t Want You to See!

Posted February 9th, 2016 @ 8:35 AM by

Or the council to have a chance to vote on. Someone tell me what the legal risk is here?

Tenney Lapham “Wrapping Up” Its Input on Day Center?

Posted February 9th, 2016 @ 8:12 AM by

Tonight! Seems a little soon for that, given we have no clue what the final building plans will be (or even the preliminary ones) and we don’t know what the process will be to get an operator (or who the operator will be). I wouldn’t know what input to officially give at this point in the process.

Join the National Call-In Days Against the TPP

Posted February 9th, 2016 @ 8:08 AM by

Watch for City and County resolutions on this issue as well.

County Criminal Justice Workgroups: Where are we now?

Posted February 9th, 2016 @ 8:01 AM by

Well, here’s the official update . . .new data analyst to be hired this spring, seeking grants for training, one-day court train on implicit bias, a new work group on diversion programs, sheriff updates on solitary confinement, information on bail determinations, signature bonds and initial appearances, and more grants for 12 – 16 year old Madison youth to all be able to go through restorative justice programs rather than getting a municipal citation. Hmm. Progress, but what next? We’re not done are we?

Regional Transportation Plan

Posted February 9th, 2016 @ 7:52 AM by

Sigh, more planning. But its important! Time to make your voices heard and help create the vision for the next 30 years or so.

School Board Week Ahead

Posted February 8th, 2016 @ 8:02 AM by

3 meetings!

County Week Ahead

Posted February 8th, 2016 @ 7:53 AM by

8 meetings before 5:00, out of 18. Public input not wanted – or for that matter, other county board supervisor input.

City Week Ahead

Posted February 8th, 2016 @ 7:21 AM by

14 meetings before 5pm, out of 24. Sending a very, very strong message that the public is generally unwelcome.

Day Center Update: City Version

Posted February 5th, 2016 @ 8:45 AM by

This is the update the CDBG committee got on the day center last night. This update is from the city’s point of view, perhaps a bit different than you hear from Lynn Green or Joe Parisi.

Funding Nonprofits: Great Services vs. Strong Administration

Posted February 5th, 2016 @ 7:17 AM by

So, the discussion about who will do street outreach services for homeless people is my example here, but you can apply it to the day center service providers, the Housing Help Desk (county housing services) and the coordinated intake system (for homeless services) too. What would you prefer? Great services, right? What win’s RFP’s (Requests for Proposals) or grant funding battles? The perception of how strong your administrative skills are or the perception of the strength of your organization. i.e. the larger organizations.

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