Last week, Madison, WI Mayor Dave Cieslewicz bashed the members of the Landmarks Commission after they ruled in a way he didn't like for the Edgewater Hotel development. Even though the Commission followed the law as written - and even though Mayor Dave appointed them - he dismissed the Commission as "a handful of unelected people" and described the process as "fundamentally undemocratic." See www.cityofmadison.com And now, in this new public service announcement airing on the city channel, Mayor Dave asks Madison residents to serve on city commissions, stating that the city "relies" on their decisions. Mayor Dave is a funny guy.
In the latest IB Report, learn about the United States Postal Service's proposal to cut costs, Robert Dunn's TIF money request for the Edgewater Hotel renovation, and a potential land swap between Harbor Athletic Club and Rob Zacke.
The Madison-Obihiro Sister-Cities held a fundraiser and celebrated the special relationship of the cities of Madison, Wis. and Obihiro, Japan, on March 26, 2009 at Edgewater Hotel in Madison. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz was guest speaker, and he welcomed the attendees to the fundraiser (silent auction), most especially the Japanese children who were visiting Madison. Jo Oyama Miller, the Board President of MOSC explained the photo exhibits and thanked the major sponsors (Kikkoman); Satoko Someya provided the entertainment; and Muramoto Restaurant provided the delicious sushi and other finger foods.
The Edgewater, in Madison, Wisconsin, is a rarity in the hotel world in that this high-quality hotel and restaurant still observes old world charm and service traditions. They have several conference and banquet rooms for business meetings and weddings, and they offer a beautiful view of Lake Mendota. Visit us www.yellowpages.com