Press Release from The League of Wisconsin Municipalities. In a decision representing a major victory for Wisconsin municipalities and their taxpayers, the Wisconsin Supreme Court resoundingly rejected a big box commercial retailer’s attempt to demonstrate its tax assessment was “excessive” by using sales of dark and distressed properties as “reasonably comparable sales” to determine value. […]Read more about "Ding Dong the Dark Store is Dead"
Rethink 794 is going national
Rethink 794 is going national after the campaign had the distinct honor of being featured in Fast Company this past week. With public meetings expected to start in the coming months, 1000 Friends is doing it’s best to keep the noise up about the highway-to-boulevard project that is its leading. The article “There’s not a neighborhood […]Read more about "Rethink 794 is going national"
Transit equity day proclamation accepted!
On February 4th, groups across the country celebrated Transit Equity Day, which is a national day of action commemorating the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change. This year 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, succeeded in getting a proclamation from Governor Tony Evers acknowledging the importance of transit in […]Read more about "Transit equity day proclamation accepted!"
I-794 in Milwaukee nominated for CNU’s 2023 Freeways Without Futures report
I-794 in Milwaukee is nominated for Congress for the New Urbanism’s 2023 Freeways Without Futures report. Rethink 794 joins nine other campaigns advocating for equity and reconnection during a time of reckoning for North American urban freeway infrastructure. The ten campaigns in this report offer a roadmap to better health, equity, opportunity, and connectivity in every neighborhood, while reversing […]Read more about "I-794 in Milwaukee nominated for CNU’s 2023 Freeways Without Futures report"
Groundbreaking for Madison’s new transit line
Last week, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin was invited to the groundbreaking for Madison’s new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. Identified as a “mover and influencer,” 1000 Friends has continually advocated for this new transit line which will serve as a backbone of Madison Metro’s networking moving forward. BRT is one of the most cost-effective ways to […]Read more about "Groundbreaking for Madison’s new transit line"
Final push for Fix at Six
On Monday, December 12, 1000 Friends and members of the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT) held a press conference about the I-94 expansion project. WisDOT has selected the more expensive, 8-lane expansion as their preferred project and was holding public hearings this week. This decision is a mistake for many environmental, fiscal, and social reasons, […]Read more about "Final push for Fix at Six"