A candid examination of right-wing policies and the Democrats who play along and the horrid liberal policies designed to assuage the moderates but end up irritating everyone. And other stuff. And now, Authorized and paid for, Soglin for Mayor,Scott Herrick Treasurer. Yeah.
Senator John McCain addresses mayors on immigration reform [at US Conference of Mayors Winter Leadership Meeting in Phoenix]. Senator McCain tells me he had a great time in Madison despite the election results.
He points out that nearly two in five construction jobs added in the State of Wisconsin between June of 2012 and June of 2013 were in the Madison area. In addition to the new construction adding to the tax base of the city, these are family supporting jobs.
City staff is conducting a survey to better understand food buying habits in Madison and to gauge community interest and preferences for the Madison Public Market. The survey can be completed online at the link below. We’ll also be conducting some in-person “intercept surveys” at branch libraries over the next couple weeks to reach folks who are less likely to access the survey online. This survey is one of several outreach efforts we will be making during the next few months to engage the community about the project.
I am really excited about our progress toward making the Madison Pubic Market a reality. Over the last several months, we’ve held community meetings, talked with numerous project stakeholders, and met with dozens of prospective public market vendors. The level of interest and enthusiasm has been extraordinary and momentum for creating a Public Market is building.
This online survey is yet another way to reach people and we need your input to help shape the vision. With your help, the Public Market will become a special place in Madison provides more healthy food choices, supports our region’s farmers, creates jobs, and grows businesses. Moreover, with thoughtful planning, the Public Market will become a place that adds to Madison’s existing food traditions like our beloved farmers markets, and will build on Madison’s growing reputation as a city that values and takes pride in the connections between the food on our plates, the strength of our economy, and the health of our community.
Last week over 60 firefighters responded to the brutal fire on Atlas Ave. When firefighters arrived at 6:30am, the temperature was -12 degrees. Crews struggled with low water pressure, uncertain footing and other challenges posed by the freezing weather.
Around 10:00am, I approached a firefighter and said to him, with all sincerity, "I bet you love your job." He responded, with all sincerity, "It's not a job."
It is this type of employee engagement, when fire fighters are so fully involved in and passionate about their work, that they help to make Madison a great place to live, learn, work and play.