Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Room 201, City-County Building
The council says goodbye to two long-time city employees -- city planner (and historic preservationist) Kitty Rankin and assistant city attorney Jim Voss. The council will also consider adding a specific definition of "demolition" to the city's zoning code, look at a plan to convert the former Atwood Community Center into a restaurant with residential space above, and discuss approving a controversial day care on the far west side.
Math Task Force Informational and Community Discussion
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6 p.m.
La Follette High School
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m.
Memorial High School
The Madison school board holds two meetings to discuss possible changes in the district's math curriculum. A task force, which recently completed a one-year study, recommends that the district have full-time math teachers for grades 5-8 and dramatically increase the training of math teachers.
Urban Design Commission
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Room LL-110, Madison Municipal Building
Developer Erik Minton returns with a proposal for a mixed-use, five-story development in the 400 block on West Washington.
Community Development Block Grant Commission
Thursday, Jan. 8, 5:00 p.m.
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
After the CDBG gets a tour of the new Goodman Community Center, it considers a request by the YWCA for $250,000 in funds to help it rehab its downtown shelter. The CDBG will also look at a proposal by Ald. Brenda Konkel to require that homeless individuals be given proper notice that their property will be confiscated if left on public land. The city would also be required to hold the property for 90 days, before disposing of it.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m.
The city holds a public hearing on two proposals to redevelop the downtown library. Both proposals require $16 million in city financing (bad timing on that) and at least $16 million in private fundraising (ditto). Look here to learn more about both plans.