City and County Meetings of Interest 6/29/15

Not many meetings this week, but several of interest.  Find out which meetings Progressive Dane recommends.  These are meetings with issues our elected officials are working on and need support or issues identified by the party as being of concern.

CITY

Board of Estimates meetings tonight, (4:30) they will be discussing Judge Doyle Square and the millions of TIF dollars they intend to give them, And the 400 jobs they only have to guarantee for 12 years ($85,000/job)  plus selling the land by September 1st!   Of course, this is scheduled to be in closed session, so the public is shut out of the process to a large extent.  Read more in the 20 page report here.

Tuesday the Board of Estimates (4:30) continues talking about the capital budget (brick and mortar or large projects) by hearing from Planning, Community and Economic Development, Madison Metro (how do you like those new buses?), Fleet/Streets (Biodigester).  Of course, at nearly the same time, the Body Camera Committee will be having their first meeting. (5:00)  The basic update as to where they are at is here.  Ironically, Chief Koval is also holding his northside listening session at 6:00pm at Vera Court Community Center ((614 Vera Ct.), wonder if he plans to attend both?

Wednesday (5:30) there is a joint Plan Commission and Urban Design Commission meeting.    They will be discussing how to get to good design, what kinds of reports they need from  each other and getting a presentation on NOlen vs. Broadacre City from Urban Design Chair Dick Wagner.

Thursday (5:30), the Ad Hoc Landmarks Committee is meeting, again, to discuss the new ordinance, again.  They should be done soon, we say, again. 

For more information about city meetings this week see Brenda Konkel's blog post on the City Week Ahead or the city weekly schedule.

If you go to any of these meetings and can write a short article on what happened and what your impressions were, please contact Norm Littlejohn or Brenda Konkel.  Articles would be posted on the blog and may make it into the newsletter!

COUNTY

Tuesday the Public Protection and Judiciary - Length of Stay committee (4:00) will be meeting and they will be getting several presentations on the process including arrest, booking and bail process; charging and trial process; pretrial diversion, alternatives to incarceration and sentencing process; and probation and parole holds.

For more information about city meetings this week see Brenda Konkel's blog post on the County Week Ahead or the county weekly schedule.

If you go to any of these meetings and can write a short article on what happened and what your impressions were, please contact Norm Littlejohn or Brenda Konkel.  Articles would be posted on the blog and may make it into the newsletter!

SCHOOL BOARD?

Seeking volunteers to get us this info on a weekly basis.  If interested and you can do this by Sunday evening, talk to Norm Littlejohn or Brenda Konkel.