Specifically, the City will approve yet another letter of support for the four-lane-ification of Highway 34 from Madison to I-29. "Of course our major concern is safety," writes Mayor Gene Hexom. Safety, indeed, because there are all those trucks that the rest of us just can't slow down for.
Mayor Hexom also embraces Obamanomics to make the case that the state should pour us some more concrete:
According to the Obama Administration, for every $1 million spent on capital improvements, approximately 30 jobs are created. We should feel the effect of 720 jobs created.
Once again, Madison's Republicans love the stimulus package... when it justifies their claims for pork.
And in the howler of the month, Mayor Hexom claims we've almost succeeded in our Forward Madison job creation goals:
In the past 36 months, Madison has created nearly 400 new jobs. Although the recession has slowed this rapid growth, the future looks extremely positive for Madison.
WHAT?!?! In the 36 months since the Forward Madison program announced its goal of creating 400 new jobs over five years, Madison has lost jobs. As of December 2009, there are 420 fewer jobs in Lake County than there were when Forward Madison started. Fewer.
Mayor Hexom, check the negative signs on the LAIC's spreadsheets.