I probably should have been giving this issue a little more coverage because it's very interesting (I think).
It looks like the Council will kill the mayor's proposal to have the city take over tax collection from the county, so that residents would pay their property tax bill in four installments per year, instead of the current two.
The mayor has acknowledged the plan does not have the political support to pass, and has recommended it be put off until December. All Dane County Supervisors had voted against the plan, which the county saw as an attempt by the city to make extra money through penalties and interest on delinquent taxes.
Ironically, this came after the mayor blasted a plan offered by Council President Mark Clear one of his key allies in the Council to transfer 90 percent of the interest gained from the tax collection to the County. Nevertheless, the mayor did not actually criticize Clear. Instead, he levied his venom on the county for not paying its share for city projects.