A few weeks ago, I gave Mayor Dave Cieslewicz the business in this space for not meeting with JM and Nichole of Eating in Madison A to Z fame, as he promised he would. You might notice that just such a meeting is scheduled for this week. Pen 1, Sword 0, huh?
Well, not exactly. I mean, the pen is mighty. Mighty indeed. But the mayor should be commended for reaching out to those in the community who are up to interesting things and either don't have the wherewithal or the willingness to buy access to elected officials, as is often the case at other levels of government.
Another example of an interesting Madisonian the mayor should get to know is Alison Dodge, one of the founders of Happy Bambino. And whadya know? Mayor Dave and Dodge will lunch together on Tuesday.
MAYOR CIESLEWICZ WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Monday, September 22, 2008
8:30 a.m. Speak to American Political Systems class (Edgewood HS)
10:00 a.m. Policy Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
1:30 p.m. Chancellor Biddy Martin (Mayor's Office)
2:30 p.m. Fire Department Recruits Class Welcome (MATC Fire Service Education Center, 1750 Pearson Street)
4:30 p.m. Board of Estimates Meeting (MMB 260)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
8:30 a.m. Office/work time 12:00 p.m. Lunch with Alison Dodge 1:30 p.m. Operating Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
10:00 a.m. Operating Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
2:00 p.m. County Executive Kathleen Falk, Policy Staff (Mayor's Conf. Room)
4:00 p.m. U.S. Cellular & Common Wealth Development's panel discussion for teens in the Youth-Business Mentoring Program (East High School, 2222 E Washington Ave)
5:30 p.m. Taping of Access: City Hall (MMB 260)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
8:00 a.m. DMI "What's Up Downtown" Breakfast (The Madison Club) 9:00 a.m. Major Projects Work Group (DPII) Meeting 11:45 a.m. Welcome at Conference for Program Evaluators (The Madison Concourse Hotel) 2:00 p.m. Union Leadership Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room) 3:00 p.m. Chief Noble Wray, Joel Plant (Mayor's Office) 4:30 p.m. Common Council Leadership Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room) 5:00 p.m. Madison Community Foundation 2208 Donor Appreciation Event (Monona Terrace) 5:30 p.m. 6th Annual Land Conservation Leadership Awards Celebration (Monona Terrace)
Friday, September 26, 2008
8:00 a.m. Breakfast with "Eating in Madison A to Z" bloggers (Mermaid Cafe) 9:00 a.m. Operating Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room) 11:30 a.m. Jane Grabowski-Miller, Krista Flanagan (Mayor's Conf. Room) 7:30 p.m. Madison Symphony Orchestra opening concert (Overture Hall)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. Celebration for The Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St)