We’re in a new round of big-project proposals for Whitewater. Here’s a suggestion, that this municipal administration would do well to follow, for any large-scale proposal: (1) Release any feasibility study, analysis, or performance contract on the city’s website a month (thirty calendar days) before Council consideration. (2) Hold a public hearing specifically and exclusively…
Don’t bring a land plan to a gun fight – ed.: The public is learning what happens when the Wisconsin DNR, beholden to special interests, allowed certain lobbies to change an agreed-upon land use plan: At the heart of the dispute: Should the new Sauk Prairie Recreation Area include a shooting range and space for…
Whitewater’s Planning Commission, I think, has a choice before it: will you establish fair rules by which private parties can engage in entrepreneurial activity, or will you pick and choose who succeeds and fails, at the outset? It’s the oft-repeated distinction between planning for others to compete and planning to control competition. Watching Whitewater’s Planning…
Not enough for town-student relations. Via The University’s Role in Town-Gown Issues @ FREE WHITEWATER.
< a href="http://freewhitewater.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Poverty_in_Colombia_by_Luis_Perez-600.jpg"> They want students far away, except they’re surrounded by student housing already, and don’t have a credible plan to build more on the edge of the city. Via Old Whitewater Dreams of a Student Rez @ FREE WHITEWATER
Via Remember When Walker’s Team Deleted Their Big-Font Business Growth Plan? @ The Political Environment .
Watch David Craig Discusses Roundabouts Local Approval Bill on PBS. See more from HERE AND NOW.
A company known only to a few, develops an industrial process that the State of Wisconsin won’t even certify, apparently created at a third-tier school far away, using ingredients known to be toxic, with grand financial claims that have no independent verification whatever, and one is supposed to accept it all at face (or stomach)…
Just sayin’. Via About that story on Whitewater’s East Gateway Proposal: What’s Missing? @ FREE WHITEWATER.
It certainly didn’t prevail in Caledonia, after an ad hoc group took ninety minutes of testimony. Via Caledonia Walmart Plans Take a Hit @ Caledonia Patch.
US District Court Judge Lynn Adelman rules that plaintiffs can raise economic justice or procedural objections to the state highway planning. Via Ruling On Zoo Interchange Rooted In Earlier Decision, Complaints, Transportation Practices @ The Political Environment.
Still looks and smells bad. Via Dad 29.
At best, only crony capitalism; at worst, simply lies and utter waste. Via Cognitive Dissidence.
A different kind of commercial outflow Via FREE WHITEWATER.
Certainly sounds ominous. Via WEAU.
Via Adams @ FREE WHITEWATER.
‘Ready, Set, Spend Build’ uses child’s catchphrase to describe adult spending. Via WMTV.
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38-35. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Not free markets, but favored businesses: Crony capitalism courtesy of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Via WEAU.
Smart growth paperwork produces mostly stupid stagnation. Via Wisconsin Radio Network.
Fixed number of permits hasn’t changed since 1991; one owner now controls half the cabs in the city. Lawsuit seeks liberalization to benefit consumers and prospective cabbies. Via Anthony Sanders in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Theorizes that Madison cannot be anti-growth and remain a progressive city – he’s probably right. Via Citizen Dave at Isthmus | The Daily Page.
Plans from 2007 one of countless recession victims. Via Janesville Gazette.
Intolerance of dissent. Via Racine Journal Times.
He’s not sufficiently pro-development for go-along or go-away village leadership. Via Racine Journal Times.
But city will defer payment, with interest. Via Channel 3000.
Via Channel 3000.
But Nichols thinks maybe he oughta be, at least a bit… Via Capital Times.
Los Angeles survived. Via Citizen Dave at Isthmus | The Daily Page.
Tax dollars to developers city favors for Taylor Heights shopping center. Via Sheboygan Press.
Planning for shooting. Via Appleton Post-Crescent.
They say rows of corn worked to prevent snowdrifs in Iowa. Via Appleton Post-Crescent.
Green programs aren’t the kind of green that wields influence. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
In Wisconsin. Next up: stopping it from raining. Via Wausau Daily Herald.