Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Finance Committee will vote on the proposed executive capital budget Sept. 24.
“The goal is to have the property fixed appropriately,” acting preservation planner Bill Fruhling said.
“If no changes are made in regard to the lake levels and we get another downpour as we did on Aug 20, it’s simply a matter of time before the flooding is substantially worse than it was this past month,” Mayor Paul Soglin said.
“This project, I believe, is a transformational project for this section of the downtown," commission member Bradley Cantrell said.
The $43 million project calls for a 130-room hotel, which would offer a first-floor restaurant and rooftop terrace and bar.
Former mayors Dave Cieslewicz, Joel Skornicka and Joe Sensenbrenner and current Mayor Paul Soglin weighed in on the size of the City Council, mayoral powers and how the city and school district should work together.
Mayor Paul Soglin included $200,000 in planning funds in his proposed 2019 capital budget to study and scope a public safety campus on the city's north side.
The mayoral election is April 2, 2019, with a primary scheduled for Feb. 19, 2019.
Pettaway is the city’s first racial equity coordinator.