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On the Agenda: Saving St. Raphael from the wrecking ball

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Landmarks Commission
Monday, July 7, 4:45 p.m.
Room LL-130 of the Madison Municipal Building

A resident is making a last-ditch effort to save the walls of St. Raphael Cathedral, by nominating the fire-damaged ruins for landmark status. The downtown cathedral was destroyed by arson in 2005. How landmark status for the ruins is going to work, exactly, since the city has already issued a demolition permit for the site, is the question. Doesn't help that the citizen's handwritten nomination -- in which he threatens to chain himself to the site -- is incomplete.

Board of Estimates
Monday, July 7, 4:30 p.m.
Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building

The committee lays out the schedule for the 2009 budget process. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will give departments his instructions for the operating budget next week; they'll respond with proposals at the beginning of August. Cieslewicz will then hold three public hearings, before the city council weighs in.

Madison Election Advisory Committee
Tuesday, July 8, 4:30 p.m.
Room 101 of the Madison Municipal Building

The committee continues preparations for the upcoming fall election, including a request that Madison school districts schedule in-services on Election Days and discussing voter registration efforts on college campuses. There's also a proposal to recruit pollworkers from the high schools.

Transit & Parking Commission
Tuesday, July 8, 5:00 p.m.
Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building

Madison Metro presents its year-to-date statistics: As of May 31, it's given rides to nearly 6 million passengers, an increase of 300,000 over this time last year. Hmmm, what could be causing so many more people to get on the bus?

Board of Park Commissioners
Wednesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center

The commission hears a presentation by Madison police, requesting restrictions on alcoholic beverages in Eastmorland Park. There will also be a debriefing of the recent public hearing on the future of James Madison Park.

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