UP: Section 8. After more than four years, the Dane County Housing Authority reopens its waiting list for Section 8 housing assistance. The federal program offers low-income residents vouchers to help pay for housing. The waiting list was closed in 2003, after it grew to include several thousand needy applicants.
DOWN: Goodman Pool. An estimated $70,000 city subsidy is needed to cover the facility's operating deficit this year. The $5.2 million pool, which is supposed to be self-supporting, needed a $136,000 subsidy last year. Overall low attendance has decreased revenues, although closing the pool on days when attendance is light has saved some money.