Reflecting on this extraordinarily difficult year, I am struck both by how fortunate we are to live in Madison and by how many people are not able to share in the city’s riches.
A budget amendment sponsored by Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and three City Council members requests an additional $50,000 next year for PFAS "testing and planning" at the Dane County Regional Airport and surrounding area.
City Council members have offered 11 more amendments to Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway's operating budget, including one to accept a federal COPS grant for a police Downtown Entertainment Zone Team that with a focus on the greater State Street area.
The mayor's proposed budget raises city taxes on the average home by 1.39%, or $37.46, to $2,723.20.
We agree with the council members who have urged the person who uttered a derogatory profanity during a meeting to come forward, or face an investigation.
14 Madison City Council members said there's "little question" about who is to blame for an expletive used against a resident at Tuesday's meeting. They said that person should admit it.
Dear Editor: The Madison Police Association finally had enough of the mayor and some alders' lack of support by providing the mayor with a 95%…
We live in a country where civilian control over the military is enshrined in our Constitution. It follows that cities should recognize the importance of clearly defining, and maintaining, civilian control of the police.
The Madison City Council on Tuesday created yet another committee to study whether the city's police should be equipped with body-worn cameras.
The City Council Executive Committee on Thursday began to shape a more engaged role in reacting to emergencies and recovering from the new coronavirus health and economic crisis, and prioritized the restarting more committees amid barriers of staffing, technology and training.
It is important to keep a balance between the mayor's need to act decisively and the vital role of the City Council.
Dear Editor: If alderpersons feel very strongly that low-income people are underrepresented on the City Council they have a remedy at hand. Th…
The mayor said she agrees with the criticisms raised by the task force but not with all of its recommendations.
The City Council will begin to make final budget decisions at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with meetings also scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday if needed.
Republican Sen. André Jacque argued in a letter this week that the council's practice of casting secret ballots over email may be illegal.
Dear Editor: Affordability. Just a few months ago, it was the headline in our local news and as well as the platform of our now local elected …
The police review committee was supposed to wait until its final report before making any recommendations, but said these two were time sensitive.
The Portage Common Council on Thursday adopted an ordinance creating what city officials characterize as a streamlined process for addressing disputes between owners and police over whether an animal is dangerous or vicious.
One city council member called the potential new member "anti police." She is concerned his addition would put a final report reviewing police policies at risk.
It took hours of debate and some last-minute sums, but a La Crosse committee, with help from Mayor Tim Kabat and council president Martin Gaul, came up with a compromise for the La Crosse Center renovation and expansion that keeps it within the $42 million budget, restores the full North Hall and puts a little toward going green.
Nine new members -- none with prior experience holding an elected office -- were elected to the 20-member Madison City Council on Tuesday.
Jim White is the right choice for District 2 City Council member.