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Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: It's all about the 'hoods


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If Tip O'Neil was right when he said that all politics is local, then it stands to reason that local politics are based in what happens at the neighborhood level. Consider that the biggest local story of last year in Madison was the concern expressed by residents of a handful of westside neighborhoods over crime. That development led directly to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz calling for the addition of 30 new police officers in his 2008 budget.

But neighborhoods can do a lot more than just flex their political muscles on hot-button issues like crime, and Saturday's Neighborhood Roundtable at CUNA Mutual's Group Training Center aims to educate neighborhood leaders about exactly that. A day's worth of workshops will be kicked off by an introduction from Mayor Dave, whose political agenda of sustainability and environmentalism stands to benefit from having the city embrace it at the most local level.


MAYOR CIESLEWICZ WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Monday, March 3, 2008

9:30 a.m. Policy staff meeting
10:30 a.m. Michael Morgan, Mark Olinger, and Mario Mendoza
12:00 noon Lunch with Rick Phelps and Mark Bugher
2:00 p.m. Dick Grasmick quarterly meeting
3:30 p.m. Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) Steering Committee conference call
4:30 p.m. Stuart Levitan and Ray Harmon

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

9:30 a.m. Chief Debra Amesqua quarterly meeting
10:30 a.m. Mayor's Management Team meeting
12:00 noon Jim Woodward, Fred McGee, Melissa Huggins, Mark Olinger, Ray Harmon, and Mario Mendoza (Meriter Health Services)
1:30 p.m. Dean Brasser quarterly meeting
6:30 p.m. Common Council meeting (CCB 201)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

10:00 a.m. Staff meeting
2:00 p.m. George Hank quarterly meeting
3:30 p.m. Joe Gromacki, Dan Rolfs, and Mario Mendoza

Thursday, March 6, 2008

9:00 a.m. Bill Vandenbrook quarterly meeting
11:00 a.m. Larry Nelson quarterly meeting
2:30 p.m. Westside Staff Team meeting
4:30 p.m. Common Council leadership meeting
5:00 p.m. Speak at Madison Film Festival 10th anniversary celebration (Majestic Theatre)

Friday, March 7, 2008

9:00 a.m. Staff retreat
2:00 p.m. Fire Department recruits graduation ceremony (Monona Terrace)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

8:30 a.m. Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable (CUNA Mutual Group Training Center, 5910 Mineral Point Road)

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