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Most importantly, let people know explicitly that your goal is chatting and listening, not checking on them. One nonprofit executive director told me that he tried this strategy when he first took on the job, and employees passed out when he came into their cubicles and said he wanted to talk. They thought they were about to be reprimanded or fired.The annual review has a long history, and because of that, many companies continue to adopt it year after year without assessing its effectiveness.
Thank you to the two residents who provided compelling testimony about the failure of the applicant to engage the neighborhood about their decision to close the post office mail service counter and the decision by Kwik trip to not offer condoms for sale as evidence of the loss of value to the community with the new license. The Council adopted new requirements to advance electric vehicle (EV) charging in Madison. The new ordinance, requires at least 10% of newly constructed parking for multifamily residential and some commercial uses to be EV ready meaning that infrastructure is in place to easily add EV chargers in the future and that 2% of residential stalls and 1% of commercial stalls have EV charging installed and available for use.
At the core of the American housing system of today is the fundamental belief that housing should be a vehicle for private wealth creation. Homeownership, once one of the surest ways for a family to accumulate wealth, has declined across the country; rates dropped to 63.4% in 2016, their lowest since 1967. Big banks and mortgage companies attach stringent criteria and high interest rates to loans that often lock lower income people out of buying a home.So instead, they forced into the rental market.
Highlights: Please join me Tuesday November 19 for Art+Lit Lab’s groundbreaking at their new facility in the S Livingston parking garage 111 S Livingston from 4 5p. I worked for several years to get an arts use in this city owned facility and I am thrilled we are celebrating the lease signing and the beginning of build out of the space. For introduction at Tuesday’s Council meeting is a proposal to expand the alcohol overlay district, it will be at ALRC and PSRC on Wednesday.