Friday, October 9, 2009

Some Madison City Council Members Want Referendum on New Central Library

Link to October 8 Wisconsin State Journal article, "Council members want referendum on library, Edgewater redevelopment".

Excerpt: In a slap to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, City Council members want a public referendum on a proposed $37 million central library and to block $16 million in public assistance for redevelopment of the Edgewater Hotel.

Cieslewicz, facing a test of his political clout, said he'll continue to fight for both projects, saying its a good time to invest in the future.

The library and tax incremental financing (TIF) money for the Edgewater are the most controversial pieces of the mayor's proposed $185.8 million capital budget for 2010.

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