About 30 advocates, business leaders, lawmakers, service providers and media representatives attended a symposium on homelessness Tuesday sponsored the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Dean Mosiman covers Madison city government for the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Focused Interruption Coalition says the proposed reduction — from $409,500 in 2019 to $200,000 next year — will hurt efforts to intervene in simmering disputes and prevent violence.
Council members offered three competing budget amendments to boost police staffing between three and 12 sworn personnel, and to add 10 firefighter paramedics to staff an ambulance at Fire Station No. 14 on the Southeast Side.
The developers say they are continuing to seek financing and hope that the project can still become a reality.
The Madison City Council could be reduced from 20 to 10, with members serving full time and receiving $67,950 annual salaries.
The state is at a crossroads on the issue of homelessness, as legislators, advocates and service providers wonder whether flashes of bipartisanship and progress can be sustained.
Efforts to address homelessness continue to evolve. Below is a list of responses in an effort to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurri…
Many feel the harsh realities coming from a low-income housing shortage, low vacancy rates, and state tenant-landlord laws that usurp local control and create barriers for those with spotty credit or rental histories, evictions or convictions.