This Side of Town

16,000 Signatures Against the $60 Million Boondoggle

Posted April 24th, 2014 @ 7:39 AM by

You can sign May 1 – and get your neighbors to sign too! If signatures are collected, the voters will get to decide on TIF projects over $10M.

Hurdle One Cleared: UDC Gives Initial Approval to Occupy Madison

Posted April 24th, 2014 @ 7:27 AM by

It was a weird meeting, but we got initial approval.

Tick. Tock. Will We Have A Working Day Center this Winter?

Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 7:55 AM by

Based on past performance, I’d bet not. It seems we are no closer to a day center than we have been for the past three years . . . and time is slipping away.

County Board Committee Appointments

Posted April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:12 AM by

Ah, more internal issues, here’s who got appointed to what, and who got slighted or rewarded. Might not be so obvious to non-insiders, but who gets to be county board chair means who gets to make appointments to committees and there is usually a correlation between who you supported and if you get the committees you want.

District 13 Machinations

Posted April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:00 AM by

Lost track, but are they down to 9 candidates vying to fill Sue Ellingson’s seat.

Assessments, Up? Down?

Posted April 18th, 2014 @ 3:55 PM by

Hmmm, mine went up for the first time since 2009 when we bought the house, they actually assessed ours lower than what we purchased it at for a while.

Did Brenda Quit Blogging?

Posted April 18th, 2014 @ 8:22 AM by

No! Suffering from extreme Workus Interuptus!

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.

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