Category: City Budget 2010

Stop Piling on….

Posted February 10th, 2011 @ 8:59 AM by

I know Chris Rickert, is fairly new to the Wisconsin State Journal, but I usually really like his columns. Today however, his column today is a huge swing and miss. I am not here to defend Chris Nelson, thats a completely different thing and should not be lumped in with the rest of this story. […]

Opitz not Running for County Board

Posted December 16th, 2009 @ 6:48 AM by

Figures, the day after the WSJ confirms who is running . . . its wrong. Not Matt’s fault, I just figured it wasn’t the final answer . . . Colleagues, After much consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election to a 7th term. I just officially announced my decision at the Middleton Common Council […]

Here We Go Again, Monday Morning Round Up

Posted December 14th, 2009 @ 2:11 PM by

Here’s what I have this slippery Monday morning . . . MAYOR DAVE IN TROUBLE?Wow. Mayor Dave is the talk of the town. Everywhere I went this weekend, people were talking about who is going to run against him. The way he handled the Edgewater and is shoving it down our throats, his abandonment and […]

EEEE Round Up: Everything Else Except the Edgewater

Posted December 2nd, 2009 @ 11:12 AM by

That title sounds like it should be sung to the tune from “All Along the Watchtower” . . . but yes, there are other things going on around town . . . WORTH READINGHere’s another take on why the city has a budget problem. Tho a few of us tried to address this a few […]

Pre-Thanksgiving Round Up

Posted November 24th, 2009 @ 3:58 PM by

It’s a slow week, but somehow, I still found a few things to comment on. WYOU BLUESIf you ever thought about donating to WYOU, now is the time to do it. Please. After looking at the budget last night, its grim. And our only hope to survive is YOU. There’s no other place to find […]

Monday Morning Round Up

Posted November 16th, 2009 @ 2:18 PM by

So, it was a very busy week last week and this week looks to be more of the same. Anyways, here’s a few items of interest to kick the week off! So much to catch uo on. MORE EXPENSIVE POSTCARDSSo, several people got postcards that look something like this (side one, side two) from the […]

City Operating Budget Amendment Discussion and Votes (Final)

Posted November 12th, 2009 @ 5:27 PM by

Ok – I’m done . . . enjoy! AMENDMENT ONE Agency: Miscellaneous Appropriations / Direct Appropriation to Capital; General Fund Revenues; Capital Revolving FundPage(s): 10, 15, 23Sponsor(s): Alds. Sanborn, Pham-Remmele, Schumacher Dissolve the Capital Revolving Fund and eliminate Facade Improvement and Lighting Enhancement Grants. Transfer fund balance and loan repayments from the Capital Revolving Fund […]

Capital Budget – Day Two (Minus Chunk of Edgewater Discussion)

Posted November 12th, 2009 @ 3:52 PM by

Three amendments only took 4.5 hours . . . There was a little staged labor rally outside the city-county building from about 4:30 – 4:50 which I found a little odd. Most alders probably never saw it because by 4:50 they ran up stairs to get their seats for the meeting. Very few alders were […]

Oddities in the Registration Slips . . .

Posted November 11th, 2009 @ 10:22 PM by

So, the registration slips for the council meeting last night was a couple inches thick. They Mayor didn’t read them, but they passed them around for the alders, so I got a little curious. For what its worth, here’s what I found. OPERATING BUDGET59 people registered in support of restoring the funds for WYOU. 0 […]

2010 City Budget Deliberations – Day One (Capital Amendments 1 – 10 – Final)

Posted November 11th, 2009 @ 2:47 PM by

7 pages of 2 dozen amendments to the Mayor’s Budget, 5 hours of public testimony and questions of the public and after 7.5 hours, here’s where we are. I had the luxury of sleeping in because I have the day off, so this will be complete by noon. Kristin at the Cap Times live blogged […]

24 Amendments to the Mayor’s Budget

Posted November 5th, 2009 @ 7:16 PM by

Here’s the highlights . . . CAPITALLibrary – Schumacher, Sanborn, Skidmore want to add language to Central Library “The City will not enter into binding development and construction agreements for this project until commitments for tax credit financing and $4,000,000 of private fundraising have been secured.” – Verveer, Bidar-Sielaff, Rhodes-Conway, Rummel, Solomon add language to […]