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On the Agenda: Mayor Dave orders hefty budget cuts for Madison in 2009

Common Council discussion
Tuesday, July 15, 5 p.m.
Room 201 of the City-County Building

The council holds a special discussion about the Neighborhood Indicators Project, a pilot program by the city and UW. The program uses data from police, building inspectors, schools and the like to identify trouble spots and hopefully head them off before an entire neighborhood goes under.

Common Council
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Room 201 of the City-County Building

Then at the council meeting, Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will give a presentation on public safety. He'll likely tell you that despite the recent murders, violent crime in the city is down and Madison is, overall, a safe place to live. And it is, generally.

Board of Public Works
Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m.
Room 108 of the City-County Building

So Tenney Park got a little flooded this summer. The water spilled over onto the sidewalks and fish got trapped in the shallow water and died. Should Lake Mendota's water level be lowered to prevent similar flooding in the future? Ald. Michael Schumacher thinks so. The board will consider his proposal to ask the state Department of Natural Resources for a review of the city's lake levels.

Community Service Commission
Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m.
Madison Water Utility

The CSC discusses Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's operating budget guidelines for 2009. Based on the memo Cieslewicz sent out -- read it in the related downloads at right -- it's going to be another tough year. The mayor is asking departments to trim their budgets by at least 5%. If the city were to simply keep operations as is, he notes, it would require an "unacceptably high increase" of 10% in taxes on the average home.

Dane County Board
Thursday, July 16, 7:00 p.m.
Room 201 of the City-County Building

The board considers a resolution determining the optimum staffing for the 911 Center, which earlier this year botched its handling of a call from UW student Brittany Zimmermann's cell phone on the day she was murdered.

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