This Side of Town

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?

County Board Strategy: Bury Head in Sand

Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 11:42 AM by

Will we have a day center by November 1? December 1? Odds are, no.

No Info, No Problem. (Note Added)

Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 10:50 AM by

Liberals on the county board are a funny bunch, and lately, they rarely, as a group, fail to disappoint for their complete lack of understanding of the issues and for the petty reasons they use to vote for or against something, and usually it has something to do more with internal power structure than the issue at hand.

TONIGHT! Winter 4, No Plan? No Permanent Comprehensive Day Center?

Posted July 17th, 2014 @ 8:47 AM by

Can you imagine, we’re going into winter number 4 with no comprehensive day center, no plans of what to do for the winter, and our heads stuck in the sand. Let’s see if we can change that TONIGHT!

Exhibit A: NOT Equity

Posted July 16th, 2014 @ 8:20 AM by

Part of the reports on equity talk about making government more accessible, including people of color and those affected in decision making and asking questions about what unintended consequences might be from the decision making, THIS is not it. This is not equity in action. This is exhibit A of what not to do.

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