Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is anti-business, his detractors like to shout. Talk radio hosts plead for people to realize just how anti-business he is and how he likes to side with Progressive Dane's social agenda against business at every opportunity. Heck, mayoral candidate Ray Allen's first radio ads say "Lately, our business climate is weakening."
So are his critics right or wrong in this area? You could make the argument either way based purely on this week's schedule, when the mayor will visit with Mark Bugher of the Economic Development Commission on Monday, visit two businesses on Tuesday and hold a "breakfast with business" at the Madison Club on Thursday.
In devoting this amount of attention to business, is the mayor proving his critics wrong, or is he reacting to that criticism? Either way, it's a pretty good guess that the detractors won't change their tune.
MAYOR CIESLEWICZ WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Monday, November 27, 2006
9:00 a.m. Steve Leeper and Alfred Meyer
10:00 a.m. Policy staff meeting
11:00 a.m. Mike Vickermann, Charlie Higley, Katie Nekola, Michael May, and Jeanne Hoffman
12:00 noon Lunch with Mark Bugher
1:30 p.m. Al Schumacher quarterly meeting
3:00 p.m. Taping of "The Mayor's Report," MMB 260
4:30 p.m. Board of Estimates meeting, MMB 260
7:00 p.m. Introduce speaker at Physicians for Social Responsibility/United Nations Association USA-Dane County event, "Preventing the War on Terror from Going Nuclear," First Unitarian Meeting House, 900 University Bay Drive
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
9:00 a.m. Fire Recruit Group 26 demonstration, 8815 Silkwood Road 11:30 a.m. Andy Moore 2:00 p.m. Business visit to QTI, 702 E. Washington Avenue 3:30 p.m. Business visit to Datakeep, 2538 Daniels Street 5:30 p.m. Speak at Joint Water Board and Board of Health meeting, Water Utility 6:30 p.m. Public hearing on proposed Planning & Development reorganization, Main Library, 2nd floor
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
10:00 a.m. Staff meeting 6:00 p.m. Streetcar Study Committee meeting, MMB 260 7:00 p.m. Stu Levitan's book party, Orpheum Theater
Thursday, November 30, 2006
8:30 a.m. Mayor's breakfast with business, The Madison Club 10:00 a.m. Michael Goldberg quarterly meeting 11:00 a.m. Rich Arnesen, Helen Bradbury, Don Marx, Joe Gromacki, and Jeanne Hoffman 2:00 p.m. Jeanne Hoffman 3:30 p.m. Julia Kerr, Andy Heidt, and Jeanne Hoffman 7:00 p.m. Speak at unveiling of Madison labor historic mural ceremony, Labor Temple
Friday, December 1, 2006