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Blaska Fact Check: Section 8 Causes Crime

Posted September 7th, 2010 @ 8:37 AM by

Ok, so, I don’t read Blaska’s blog, it gives me a headache. It’s hard to follow, it doesn’t make sense and facts seem irrelevant. So, I just ignore it . . . however . . .

A possible future for Miffland

Posted September 1st, 2010 @ 11:59 PM by

The Downtown Plan is about to take the next step, with draft recommendations due from City Planning staff on September 23rd. The draft recommendations are the framework from which the planning staff will write the draft of the plan, which will then go to the approval bodies for revision and adoption. Planning staff is going […]

Ugly Picture for Funding for Local Non-Profits

Posted August 30th, 2010 @ 7:25 AM by

At the last public hearing on the budget, the Mayor seemed confused by non-profits coming forward saying they were getting cut by 20 and 30%. He said we’d be held harmless this year. Too bad he’s not paying better attention. Here’s a taste of who is getting cut at the moment . . . Community Services Commission meets tonight to decide who might get additional funding. When we have 17% of our population in the City of Madison living in poverty, this is ugly, ugly news.

Monday Morning Round Up

Posted August 30th, 2010 @ 7:09 AM by

Here’s my weekend round up of local news and other items. Enjoy!

TIF “Discussion” – Live blog kinda.

Posted August 26th, 2010 @ 12:32 PM by

Oh boy – I got here a little late . . . and the room is packed, they are taking more public testimony – I’m on the floor in the hallway . . . again. Can’t see the committee, but can hear . . . .

Mega Round Up

Posted August 24th, 2010 @ 8:48 AM by

I hate it when I take a few days off from blogging . . . I never know how much to try to catch up on and how much to let go . . .

Operating Budget Department Requests – Part One

Posted August 23rd, 2010 @ 8:25 AM by

If the info was released, its here, there are several departments who did not submit their information yet. This is part one. The basic documents. The supplemental information will be in a second post. Hopefully tomorrow will be part two of both Capital and Operating Budgets.

Round One Results of Neighborhood Summit

Posted August 16th, 2010 @ 6:24 PM by

Ok – so the summit focused on a brainstorming session followed by a dot exercise to see what was most popular by attendees. What follows is the results of the first exercise.

A rapid post on rapid prototyping

Posted August 14th, 2010 @ 7:29 PM by

This is a really cool technology that a lot of people don’t know is out there and available: 3D printers. They’re exactly what they sound like: if you have a 3D model in a computer of an object, a 3D printer can create a physical version of the object. It works like an inkjet printer, […]

Alleged Gang Members Denied Due Process

Posted August 13th, 2010 @ 12:32 PM by

This is an awful policing tactic, why bother with evidence and probable cause and all those pesky rights and due process afforded people in our criminal justice system if you can just accuse them of something they have not done yet and get them deported without letting them have an opportunity to defend themselves . . . and this time, its not the Sheriff, its the Madison Police Department . . .

101 Ways the City of Madison Would Be Different . . .

Posted August 12th, 2010 @ 7:42 AM by

If I were Mayor . . .