This Side of Town

Clear Cozy Politics

Posted July 29th, 2014 @ 8:14 AM by

How far we have drifted. When ran for alder I had to pay $1,000 for an attorney because they were threatening me with a felony charge because I worked for a non-profit that was funded by the City and they said I was in clear violation of the law and couldn’t run . . . […]

Homeless Sleeping at the CCB Rundown

Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 8:31 AM by

So, last Monday there was another run at pushing the homeless who sleep at the city-county building away. The City-County Liaison Committee has a proposal for “Repositioning Trespassing Signs to Apply to the Terrace of the East Entrance (MLK, Jr.
Blvd Doors) of the City County Building” – no further explanation. Here’s what happened.

County Week Ahead

Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 8:28 AM by

Only 6 meetings.

City Week Ahead

Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 8:04 AM by

Only 3 of the 13 meetings starting after 5:00, if you work, your government doesn’t want you to participate. 5th week of the month, should be less meetings than usual . . . but who knows what else will pop up this week.

Housing First!

Posted July 24th, 2014 @ 9:04 AM by

I love election season, so full of promise!

Have You Read the 600+ Page Jail Report?

Posted July 23rd, 2014 @ 9:16 AM by

I don’t know anyone who has . . . Here it is if you want to attempt it! My first look at it, here’s my thoughts. 1. 637 page report? So you don’t really want anyone to read this, eh? 2. A Table of Contents with no page numbers? And only 7 chapter headings as […]

Minimum Wage Day of Action

Posted July 23rd, 2014 @ 7:25 AM by

Thursday, July 24th. This week, July 24, will mark five years since the federal minimum wage was raised. So next Thursday, Milwaukee, Madison, and Wausau will all have actions. In Madison: there will be a march from the Capitol to Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, with a rally to follow. We have an energized staff in […]

Fixing the Weekly Schedules

Posted July 22nd, 2014 @ 9:53 AM by

Here’s additions to the City Schedule and updates to the county schedule. Sigh, I feel like its unfair to call these the City or County Week Ahead, cuz we know the posts won’t ever be accurate – what does that say to the public that tries to participate – or is it designed so they don’t?!

County Week Ahead

Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 9:01 AM by

Whoa.  Several serious flaws in these “agendas” or lack thereof. Monday Public Works Sustainability Subcommittee 11:00 AM City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Room 357 Madison, WI – 1. REVIEW AND SELECTION OF DEPARTMENTAL PROPOSALS FOR 2014 SMART FUND – ROUND 2 2 DISCUSS A FORMAL PROCESS FOR DEALING WITH PROPOSALS THAT COME […]

(No Link) City Week Ahead

Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 7:33 AM by

Wow, very little information on upcoming agenda items. Fist 10 items, no links, I’ve never seen it this bad – taking a lead from the county?

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