This insistence on a public market in Madison is one of the most racist, classist and infuriating ideas! We live in an area with multiple food deserts where folks are shopping at Walgreens and gas stations - Why wouldn't we put that money toward MANY smaller markets around town, as was suggested to Mayor Soglin in Philadelphia.
The idea that a Public Market could do anything more than serve as a tourist attraction and outlet for wealthy vendors is absurd. What we need is more access to healthy foods for EVERYONE in this city, not just the wealthy elite. Come on - let's get real about access to healthy food and not just writing one big check so that folks can feel like they did something meaningful! Why is the private sector left to serve these neighborhoods - what is the City actually doing to solve this crisis?