Board of Estimates
Monday, June 10, 4:30 p.m.
Room 310 of the City-County Building
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz would normally be helming this meeting, but he's on an official visit to Madison's sister city of Freiburg, Germany, until June 14, followed by a week of vacation. Must be nice to be mayor.
While Cieslewicz presumably drinks beer and eats sauerkraut, the Board of Estimates will vote on whether to allow 20 Metro buses to be wrapped in ads permanently, following a pilot trial. Many riders hate the wraps, which make it harder to see out of bus windows, but the ads could bring in more than $900,000.
The committee will also vote on plans to turn the Garver Feed Mill on the east side into an arts incubator and on allocations to the city's $200,000 Emerging Neighborhoods Fund.
Monday, June 9, 6 p.m.
Room LL-110 of the Madison Municipal Building
So the city of Madison is finally updating its zoning code for the first time in 40-some years. Tonight, the city's consultants will present an analysis (PDF) of everything that's wrong with the code, including complaints from the public that it's complicated, doesn't match the city's comprehensive or neighborhood plans, and that the developmental review process is "lengthy and confusing."
Zoning Code Rewrite Advisory Committee
Tuesday, June 10, 6 p.m.
Madison Senior Center
Missed the Plan Commission meeting? See another presentation of what's wrong with the zoning code before this committee, which is charged with coming up with the solutions.
Public Protection & Judiciary
Tuesday, June 10, 5:45 p.m.
Room 321 of the City-County Building
The committee takes another look at a proposal to exempt low-income individuals from paying fees for electronic monitoring. When the committee considered the proposal in March, it passed it unanimously. But after the county comptroller issued a memo on the program's cost, county supervisors sent it back to the committee. Supv. Brett Hulsey says the county already has a program in place to exempt people from paying the fees and that this proposal could be prohibitively expensive.
After that, the committee takes a tour of the Dane County morgue. Fun.