Join Progressive Dane as we celebrate the life and work of David
Austin and in his memory, honor those who continue to fight for a
better Dane County community.
Progressive Dane will honor County Board Chair John Hendrick and
Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner with the inaugural David Austin Memorial
We salute County Board Chair John Hendrick for his long
career of public service working for progressive causes and
County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner for her dedicated
and passionate service fighting for affordable housing and
championing issues of homelessness.
When: Sunday, December 8th from 2pm-4pm
Where: Essen Haus - 514 E Wilson St, Madison
We hope to see you there!
Members Sponsor the SnowBall at all different levels:
Basic Sponsor: $25
Regular Sponsor: $50
Contributing Sponsor: $75
Supporting Sponsor: $100
Right now, Madison's elected officials are considering changes to our policy on the use of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). The existing policy prioritizes the use of pubic financing for projects that would not otherwise happen, provide affordable housing, and create jobs that pay a living wage; especially in areas with the greatest need.
However, the City's Economic Development Committee, backed by powerful interests like the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Madison, Inc., proposed changes which would allow funding for projects that would happen regardless of tax financing and could weaken the benefits gained through our TIF system.GOAL: 500 signatures
We, the undersigned, believe that our tax dollar should only fund projects with direct public benefit that wouldn't happen without public financing. We believe projects should address the needs of the community for affordable housing and jobs that pay a family-supporting wage.