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Alder Lauren Cnare

Alder Lauren Cnare

Home Address:
5218 Kevins Way
Madison , WI 53714

Phone: 608-235-9179
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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State Journal Error: Proposal NOT up for discussion for decision Tuesday, 2/28

February 27, 2012 9:09 AM

This morning's newspaper promoted this proposal's appearance at the Common Council meeting tomorrow. While technically correct - it is on the agenda - it will not be discussed except to be referred to the Council meeting of March 20, 2012.

The formality of agendas and the importance of keeping things that require a public hearing properly tracked is what brought the topic up on the agenda. It's important that things don't "disappear" from the public view, so they re-appear until they are dealt with.

This item cannot be taken up by the Council because it has not been to Plan Commission for a decision.

Plan Commission will hear, discuss and MAYBE decide next Monday, March 5. The proposal is also scheduled for an appearance on Wednesday, March 7, at Urban Design Commission for its review for Final Approval.

The proposal is still scheduled for the March 20 Common Council meeting for discussion and a decision. That may change, so stay tuned.

Remember that proposals can have a full public hearing and discussion, but the body may not be ready to make a decision, thus refers the proposal to another meeting for a decision to acquire more information, order changes or additional work or simply time to think deeper. This is not unusual at all, especially for complex or high interest projects.

So mark your calendar for March 5 at 5:30. The agenda will come out Thursday or Friday and we will see what number we are on the agenda. There are no guarantees on the actual timing of the presentation, but the order can guide whether you need to be there at 5:45 precisely or you have a little time to grab dinner and your book!




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