The Common Council voted 12-7 to not grant an appeal to Steve Brown Apartments (SBA) on their plea of economic hardship in regards to their not being approved by the Land Marks Commission to build three five-story buildings one next to another where two historic ones and the 1968, Highlander now stand. Alder Resnick, voted […]
Category: Affordable Housing
Photo by Heather Nicole Benson Firestarters! There were updates on the Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) membership vote, re memberships of those 36 who used to live in the house, and moving forward with Sunday Work Parties at the site of the damaged in need of repair historical Lotherian House. It is located in a prime location along […]
Seriously, isn’t our housing affordable here in Madison? Take a look . . .
Three years ago, I attempted to make some changes to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (nice, they’ve changed history and removed my name entirely) to allow more use of the $4M that is in the fund. The Mayor opposed those changes. Michael Schumacher removed my name and introduced it last January and still, the changes went no where . . . until now, when the CDA again wants to bend the rules to get the money. $1M of the $4M to create no new units and make current housing less affordable.
Planning the next steps . . . and where to begin . . .
The Inclusionary Zoning law went away about a year and a half ago, a committee was formed, they were told to solve the problem without money and they have talked and talked and talked and talked and nothing has happened, cuz, how can it, without money? Now more than ever, we need a concerted grass roots effort to make sure our local government is doing more to expand housing opportunities for everyone in our community.
I lied, I am posting! Here’s a quick re-post on an important issue! Come to the meeting on Tuesday, join the facebook page, sign the petition and get involved in real life! Lets get the affordable housing and related services we need in Dane County for the homeless and lets create a truly diversified city and county that supports our families, our schools depend on it!
Edgewater free round up . . . CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MIASo, where is our Economic Development Commission, our Economic Development Director and city leadership? With all the talk of jobs and the economy, wouldn’t you think buying local would have been a top priority this shopping season? NO WONDER THERE IS SO MUCH SHERIFF’S OVERTIMEWhat […]
This is all I have for today, I got up late and thought I could work on it at work, but 20 minutes in, I can see that isn’t going to happen . . . EDGEWATERThis article has several interesting points about the Edgewater appeal on Tuesday.- Schumacher and Palm will be absent, meaning if […]
Less regurgitation of things you should know, more attitude! BIGOTED FLASHBACKAs my co-worker and friend Megin McDonell says on my Facebook page “hello? 1999? is that you? can you come and get your talking points, please, and take them back to your own century? thanks.” Apparently, we’re going to have the debate about if Section […]
When the consent agenda came out with only Pham-Remmele separating items for discussion, I got several “Thuy Alert!” emails. I struggled with whether to just post there was alot of grandstanding that wasn’t worth writing about and leaving it at that . . . but the problem is, she made a few good points in […]