This Side of Town

Homeless Outreach is “Soliciting” in the Public Library?

Posted December 9th, 2016 @ 9:54 AM by

Or perhaps “profiling”? The outreach worker (a high school teacher) was kicked out of the library. Has there been a change in policy? Homeless Services Consortium (paid) agencies reserve rooms in the library during business hours and don’t offer a fraction of what (volunteer) Friends of the State St. Family offer for people living on the streets. I’ll let Tami Miller explain . . .

“Reasonable Conditions” requested for Day Resource Center

Posted December 8th, 2016 @ 10:26 AM by

Form the East Washington Business Coalition . . . do you think these are “reasonable”?

6 Madison Police Officers Disciplined!

Posted December 8th, 2016 @ 8:13 AM by

We learned this week that Officers Scott McConnell and Dean Baldukas were disciplined for their online comments in a petition presented to the Common Council and four other officers the department refuses to identify were disciplined for their roles in the whiteboard incident suggesting how to make homeless persons move from the top of State St.

What will the Council Talk About Tonight?

Posted December 6th, 2016 @ 4:20 PM by

All the alders pulled off was Steve King wanting to discuss ending the Commmunity Gardens Committee, but you know there is a whole lot more on the agenda. They will pass nearly everything in one vote . . . unless the public shows up to speak or an alder pulls another item off a the meeting. Otherwise, they will pass major legislation without discussion . . . until budget season next year, then they will complain they never discussion anything. Gee, why might that be?

2 School Races! Spring Elections Heating Up!

Posted December 6th, 2016 @ 10:17 AM by

We actually have people running for local office!!! As of today, we have TWO school board races and people have only had 6 days to file!!

Madison (area) Schools Week Ahead

Posted December 5th, 2016 @ 8:23 AM by

3 meetings, 2 today.

Common Council Recap

Posted December 5th, 2016 @ 8:14 AM by

No time to go back and grab the pieces I missed, but you can watch the video here if its really important to you. Otherwise, I got most of it.

City Week Ahead

Posted December 5th, 2016 @ 7:37 AM by

24 meetings, only 2 agendas I couldn’t find. And only 6 meetings before 5:00. 🙂

Panhandl . . . er, “Entering or Staying on Highways” Ordinance

Posted December 1st, 2016 @ 7:44 AM by

Two meetings coming up where this will be discussed and a new version of the ordinance is out!

Day Center Update

Posted December 1st, 2016 @ 7:43 AM by

I’m stealing everything on this blog post from Ed Kuharski’s facebook update – thanks for the updates ED!!!! But I also included another meeting tonight that wasn’t listed on Monday . . . so if you missed the presentation, you can hear Catholic Charities spin on it tonight.

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