This Side of Town

Kinda Sorta Lazy-ish Live-ish Blog of Common Council Meeting

Posted April 8th, 2014 @ 9:21 PM by

Ok, missed the first few minutes and am multi-tasking so you’re only getting the highlights, or lowlights, depending how you look at it.

What’s on the Council Agenda for Tonight

Posted April 8th, 2014 @ 2:55 PM by

Here’s what has been suggested for discussion – plus anything anyone shows up to speak to or any last minute additions. The rest of the agenda will get passed, as recommended.

Homeless Issue Committe Chair Resigns

Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:00 PM by

I don’t blame him, but its a real loss. When good people are forced to walk away to stop contributing to the farce . . well, they make the right decision, but the whole community loses.

After Months of Being Kept in the Dark . . .

Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:48 AM by

We still don’t have any real details . . . the sad part is, most county board supervisors and the Homeless Issues Committee members have all been equally kept out of the loop. So, this is news to everyone . . . except? Who? Who is making the decisions here? And who are they working with? Where is the public in all this?

UN say U.S. Homeless Policies “Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading”

Posted March 27th, 2014 @ 1:51 PM by

U.N. Human Rights Committee Calls U.S. Criminalization of Homelessness “Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading”

The Madison City Clerk’s Office is hiring poll workers!

Posted March 25th, 2014 @ 9:30 AM by

From the clerks office . . .

County Week Ahead

Posted March 24th, 2014 @ 8:44 AM by

11 of 21 (52%) meetings before 5:00. You are now only half a citizen, cuz you are only allowed to participate in democracy half the time.

City Week Ahead

Posted March 24th, 2014 @ 8:08 AM by

9 of 22 (41%) meetings before 5:00 – for paid lobbyists and city staff only.

Input on the Cities Priorities

Posted March 21st, 2014 @ 8:32 AM by

Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Economic Development and Neighborhoods

City Community Development Priorities?

Posted March 19th, 2014 @ 7:06 AM by

These priorities seem old, tired and recycled to me, and they don’t seem to be working so well for us. Hearing on Thursday, but, as always actual public appearances are limited to 3 minutes and it seems, frowned upon. I’d suggest written comments which is what I will likely do. Please give your written input too!

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