This Side of Town

E. Wash Development Updates

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 1:00 PM by

800 Block South Side, Madison Dairy Redevelopment, Mautz Paint latest development . . .

Additional City Meetings

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM by

5 more meetings that just couldn’t get in on Friday . . . sigh . . . 2 meetings today, 1 tomorrow, 2 Thursday. I’ve timed a few more posts today because I just had too much to blog. See blogs at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.

Day Center Operator Quits After More Delays (Updated)

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 8:22 AM by

Yesterday the Town of Madison voted to appeal the Board of Adjustments decision, delaying the Town of Madison (1490 Martin St.) location for a day center. Here is Shine 608’s decision to not continue being strung along.

Where County Housing Decisions Get Made

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 8:11 AM by

Ugh, the little bit of money that the county does get for housing is determined by CDBG and HOME regulations where HUD requires plans and public input, but I bet you (unless you are a long time housing advocate) have never heard of it. Well, the “public hearing” was last night. I just noticed it yesterday when I was doing the week ahead and then couldn’t find the plan that we were supposed to comment on. Sigh. And based on Supervisor Wegleitner’s comments, I’m sure they are glad I didn’t find it sooner.

Capital Budget Amendments

Posted September 30th, 2014 @ 7:56 AM by

Ok, I was a little surprised to see 34 Amendments! Election year antics? Doesn’t really look like it. Check out this blog for who is spending the most, the least and other comments about this year’s amendments. See how your alder did, or didn’t do.

County Week Ahead

Posted September 29th, 2014 @ 8:42 AM by

Here you go, better than usual meeting times, not so many during the day when no one except the lobbyists and insiders can attend.

City Week Ahead

Posted September 29th, 2014 @ 7:58 AM by

Capital budget Tuesday and the end of September. My favorite meeting this week, 4:30 AM Public Library Board! :) See you there!

OM Village Open House/Fundraiser Tonight!

Posted September 26th, 2014 @ 8:04 AM by

5 – 7, 304 N Third St (or 2046 E. Johnson), ok to park in parking lot behind us on 3rd St., good food, self tours, donations welcome but not required. Come see our amazing progress. Target open date: November 1st!

Rally Against MG&E, Noon Today

Posted September 25th, 2014 @ 8:19 AM by

Their new billing scheme they are proposing is ridiculous, it discourages energy conservation and rewards large businesses – no surprises there, its business as usual, leaving the “little guy” out in the cold, perhaps literally.

Trickled on, or Meaningful Economic Development?

Posted September 25th, 2014 @ 7:44 AM by

I don’t know if there is any hope that the City of Madison will adopt anything but the race to the bottom economic development strategy where huge amounts of money are given to developers and large businesses and we might get a few jobs for a little while with no guarantee of those jogs existing in the future and little else.

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