The Environmentalist Duo of Kathleen Falk and Dave Cieslewicz apparently have decided that now is the time to bum’s rush their New Urbanist makeover of Dane County. The tool they covet is a Regional Transit Authority with taxing power. Let’s remember our history. One of the first things Dave Cieslewicz does after his initial election is to pull Madison out of the US Conference of Mayors and create his own more progressive organization, with University of Wisconsin assistance.
New Cities Project: The Mayor Innovation Project was launched in February 2005 by Madison, Wisconsin Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Joel Rogers, professor at UW-Madison and director of COWS, the national high road service center.
As time marches on, population growth and consumption habits increase the demand on natural resources and the environment. Simultaneously, the capacity of natural systems to accommodate that demand is shrinking.
Because resources like fossil fuels, metals and minerals are finite and damage our environment if allowed to accumulate, the City will reduce its consumption of materials extracted from the Earth’s crust.