An Overview of Bus Rapid Transit by Al Matano

Posted September 3rd, 2015 @ 7:09 PM by

I organized an informational meeting on the on the future of transit in Dane County prior to the August meeting of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Speaking were Chuck Kamp, the general manager of Madison Metro, and Mike Cechvala, a staffer with the Transportation Planning Board, our region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Efforts to […]

Petition Away!

Posted February 5th, 2014 @ 7:31 AM by

After a full year of the City of Madison blocking electronic petitions, the signatures should start going through today! Yay! Unfortunately, how we got here was a little ugly

County Week Ahead

Posted February 3rd, 2014 @ 8:06 AM by

County Board Meeting this week . . . will anyone notice?

Iced In (by Mary Jo Walters)

Posted January 31st, 2014 @ 12:32 PM by

Make some calls, get updated, ask, when will Marijuana be legal in Wisconsin?

Dignity? Respect?

Posted January 31st, 2014 @ 8:54 AM by

So, I’m reposting something Tami Miller from Friends of the State St. Family wrote . . . because I am still thinking about it this morning.

Still Here! Tiny House Village Updates

Posted January 31st, 2014 @ 8:04 AM by

I got a little distracted this week . . . for a good cause!

Dane County Board Elections – Why it Matters – Beware the Gang of Ten by Al Matano

Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 7:07 AM by

Earlier I wrote about filings of candidates for the 37 seats of members of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. With only 7 contested races, the dominant majority of the liberal-progressive coalition will remain in place. At present, the split between those members and conservative members is 29 to 8. See table below. Party affiliation […]

County Comp Plan Meeting Cancelled tonight

Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 1:39 PM by

Heidi Wegleitner says . . .

Guess what happens when people are more likely to get information regarding county meetings from your blog than the county website? Government asks you to post the *notice of cancellation* of the Comp Plan Steering Committee meeting (on housing) which was scheduled for tonight. Please and thank you. And, I understand if you can’t get to it. It is not your job. (But Todd V. is nice and he asked nicely, fwiw. 🙂

Smokin’ Hot – by Mary Jo Walters

Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 8:01 AM by

This is now a blog post in a comment block, thanks Tori!

Eight ideas for a snowy day

Posted January 26th, 2014 @ 8:06 PM by

Apropos of nothing, here are a couple of ideas that could make life better for the less well-off in Madison. It is by no means exhaustive, nor is it meant to be a list that solves all problems. Not everyone is going to like all of them, so it’s worth reminding folks that Brenda is not the only person who blogs here, so don’t go blaming her for these.

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