Dane Dances kicks off their 2017 season with Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad and Kinfolk.
Matt Wachter from the City Community Development Authority provides a summary of the key data findings and recommendations from the Biennial Housing Report (updated with 2016 data) to the Common Council.
MPD Detective Roger Baker and Jan Miyasaki from Project RESPECT present information on Human Trafficking in Madison and the efforts they are taking to combat it.
Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative Distinguished Speaker Series presents Wes Sparkman. Wes Sparkman, the Director of the Dane County Tamara D. Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion presents a vision for "Establishing a Local Government Commitment to Equity and Inclusion."
City staff provides a status report on the Madison Public Market with updates on the project's budget, the timeline, and the progress on each of the five work elements from the Public Market Implementation Strategy: Governance and operations, funding, design, vendors, and outreach.
Patrick Sims shares his experience as Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This presentation is part of the City's Racial Equity & Social Justice Initiative (RESJI).
Coverage of the Madison Police Dept. Special Investigation Unit's Notification meeting.
MPD Recruit Graduation June 23, 2017
This year's Capitol Neighborhoods Annual Meeting highlights the importance of the urban forest and features two forestry experts-Professors Richard Hauer and John Harrington-to discuss current urban forestry issues in Madison and other cities.
Presentations by community and religious leaders about the Islamic faith and misconceptions about it.
Madison Police Department Awards Ceremony of May 2017
Workforce Housing Gap: Meeting the Needs of Dane County Employers and Employees
Dr. Chris Benner, University of California-Davis presents findings from his latest book, co-authored with Manuel Pastor, Equity, Growth and Community: What the Nation can Learn from America's Metropolitan Regions.
It's natural to get focused on all the things we don't like in our life. Tina Hallis, Ph.D will discuss strategies to make it easier to see more of the good stuff for a more enjoyable life
City Planning staff present their progress on gathering input for the rewrite of the City's Comprehensive Plan. Phase 2 of Imagine Madison will be exploring specific strategies to help achieve the goals identified in Phase 1.
City Engineering staff presents information on the City's Transportation Improvement Plan for 2018 - 2023.
Oliver James will share his research on how citizens and service-users understand and react to performance data about their government, especially to inform political voice and user choice of public services. Evidence from the United Kingdom and internationally reveals that the narrow rational information-processing perspective is inadequate.
Kathy Cramer presents the Politics of Resentment at the city of Madison RESJI open house celebration.
City Planning staff provides an update to the members of the Common Council on Imagine Madison - the Comprehensive Plan initiative. Following the presentation, representatives from the Hip Hop Architecture Camp share a short video of their part in Imagine Madison.
Elizabeth Linos from the Behavioral Insights Team presents Applying Behavioral Insights in Government
When the Common Council approved the 2016 Sanitary Sewer Rate Charges, they directed the Sewer Utility to examine a progressive residential rate structure and whether such a rate would be reasonable and not unjustly discriminatory. Consultants from Raftelis Financial present their findings of the study to the Common Council.
Chris McCahill and Mary Ebeling from Smart State Transportation Initiative present information on urban boulevards, urban freeways and options for Stoughton Road / Highway 51 in the City of Madison.
Community Forum on Immigration at Monona Terrace
Sustain Dane celebrates local businesses, schools, non-profits, and government agencies that are pioneering innovative sustainability projects through the MPower Business Champions program.
Madison and Dane County celebrate the 32nd City-County Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2017.
City Forestry Staff present an update to the Common Council on efforts to mitigate the Emerald Ash Borer infestation in the City.
The community and the Madison Fire Department celebrate the graduation of the most recent class of recruits as they are pinned as members of the MFD.
Elizabeth Katt Reinders, senior campaign representative with Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign will provide a briefing to Council members on how cities can lead on solutions to climate change and Madison's opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and create a clean energy economy that addresses social equity and public health. The presentation will focus on the electricity sector, how cities across the country are committing to 100% clean energy and how Madison is poised to be a leader in these efforts.
Following the Ms. Reinders presentation, Raj Shukla, chair of Sustainable Madison Committee (SMC), will present background, context and intent of the 100% clean energy resolution that passed the SMC and will be introduced at the January 3, 2017 Common Council meeting for referral.
David Trowbridge, Principal Transportation Planner, provides a briefing to the Common Council on Madison in Motion, the City's long range transportation plan.
City Staff hosts an update on the rewrite of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The goal of "Imagine Madison" is to gather the opinions of each and every Madisonian, which will be used in planning the Madison of tomorrow and beyond.
Finance Department staff provides an update regarding steps the City has taken to transition to a data driven culture. The presentation includes a discussion surrounding strategic management, including efforts to launch outcome budgeting. The presentation also includes an overview on the city's involvement in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' "What Works Cities" program. Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents.
Mike Verveer's neighborhood meeting on using the Fairchild Buildling as a Homeless Shelter.
Madison Fire Department Achievement and Promotion Ceremony Fall 2016
Matt Wachter, City Housing Initiatives Specialist, describes where our housing market is heading and how the City is addressing it's most pressing challenges.
NYC Parks Commissioner and past president of the APA, Mitchell Silver, discusses revitalization trends in America's struggling neighborhoods.
Metro General Manager, Chuck Kamp, and MPO member, Mike Cechvala, discuss transportation planning in an age of rapid growth.
Attendees learn about the roles of alders, city staff and NRTs, how to tap into resources, and strategies for getting their issues addressed.
Dr John DeLamater discusses senior intimacy.
Mayor Soglin and NYC Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver, take questions on how to strengthen our neighborhoods and city.
Mayor Soglin welcomes attendees to the 20th anniversary of the first neighborhood conference.
Closing Keynote: At the Intersection of Charity and Justice: Changing the Story and the System, Rinku Sen
Opening of the 2016 YWCA Racial Justice Summit with Ho-Chunk color guard and several speakers.
The Madison in Motion Open House was held on September 20, 2016 to give the public an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on draft recommendations of the Sustainable Madison Transportation Master Plan
Focused Interruption Coalition presents their work addressing racial disparities, violence prevention, and recidivism in our community.
Maribeth Witzel-Behl and Josh Kaul discuss election administration
Davis Family Band and VO5 perform on the scenic Evijue Rooftop Garden of Monona Terrace.
Dane Dances kicks off with BBI's funky crowd-pleasing hits and Shining Star keeps the boogie alive with glittering renditions of tunes from Earth, Wind and Fire.
David Schmiedicke, Finance Director, provides an overview of the status of the current budget and a preview of the 2017 Capital & Operating Budgets.
Homeless Day Resource Center Meeting at MGE Annex
MADISON COUNTY, a 7-piece Country show band, performs its high-energy and engaging show on the scenic Evijue Rooftop Garden of Monona Terrace.
The City and the Madison Police Department celebrates the graduation of its latest class of recruits.
MPL Dir., Greg Mickells, & Library Planner, Catherine Duarte, inform the Council on the strategic plan for delivery of library services to Madison's eastside.
Presentation of the Right of the Child by Elizabeth Swadener
The rededication of Fire Station 1.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval gives a presentation on the police academy.
Mayor Paul Soglin welcomes kids and families to Terrace Town 2016, where 1,500 students have brought a "green scale" city to life!
Council Presentation on Transportation Improvement Plan 2017-2022
City staff and architects from MSR Design provide an update on the status of the Madison Municipal Building
design development and schedule.
Members of the Common Council discuss possible reforms of the Board of Estimates, appointments to City commissions, and tenure of Council leadership.
As a part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations, MMoCA welcomes celebrated architect César Pelli and MMoCA Director Stephen Fleischman.
League of Women Voters Issues Forum
City of Madison Planning Division staff describe a developing set of tools to assist with evidence-base decision making.
Northside Listening Session on Oscar Mayer Site
Consultants from Hammes present their findings to the Common Council in regards to future plans for the Alliant Energy Center and Dane County Coliseum.
The Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin provides the Common Council with an update on its efforts to eliminate poverty in our region.
Representatives from City Forestry provide the Common Council with an update on its efforts to combat Emerald Ash Borer.
Madison and Dane County celebrate the 31st City-County Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2016.
Members of the Madison Sister City Collaboration Committee provide an update to the Common Council on their activities.
The Water Sustainability and Climate Project (WSC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discusses its efforts to maintain sufficient and clean freshwater in the region.
Madison Fire Department Fire Academy Recruit Class 4 Graduation. Friday, November 6, 2015, at Overture Center Promenade Hall
Presentations and discussion about recycling policy hosted by the League of Women Voters of Dane County.
The Zero: 2016 Steering Committee gives an update on it's national campaign to end chronic and veteran homelessness.
A status of the Madison Municipal Building schematic design and intended schedule for the remodel/rehabilitation of the building is presented to Alders.
Law enforcement panel and community leaders address offenders and notify them that they will be receiving special attention due to their violent histories.
Doesn't Everyone Have a Voter ID?
You'd Be Surprised.
Join us for a panel discussion on plans to raise awareness about the new voter photo ID law and to help eligible voters to get voter photo ID.
STAJOH (Seeking Tolerance and Justice Over Hate) presents the Alex Olson Award for the promotion of a tolerant and just community.
Loretta Ross presents, "Building the Beloved Community Through Human Rights."
Ian Haney Lopez presents, "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Reinforced Implicit Bias."
Shakil Choudhury presents, "Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them."
Rachel Godsil of Seton Hall University School of Law presents, "Moment to Movement: Insights from Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat."
The Madison Fire Department recognizes those in the department who have shown exemplary character and work while performing their duties.
The JDS Negotiating Team briefs members of the Common Council on the Judge Doyle Square Amended and Restated Development Agreement.
Mayor Soglin Addresses Madison Rotary on September 16, 2015 at the Alliant Energy Center
The Dane County Board of Supervisors hears departmental requests for the 2016 budget.
Presentation by Sharon Corrigan, Chair of the Dane County Board, on homelessness and affordable housing, racial equity, and clean lakes/water quality.
A discussion of Dane County and City of Madison homeless services initiatives. Our downtown representatives answer questions about the proposed relocation of the men's overnight shelter and the proposed new day resource center, including the current and potential locations for these and other services.
R&B and Jazz group, Christopher Project, and Funk and Disco group, VO5, shake the Olin Terrace rooftop as part of the Dane Dances summer concert series.
Human Resources staff present possible changes to City employee health care plans.
The City and the Madison Police Department celebrate the graduation of the 2015 class of recruits .
Chris Petykowski of City Engineering presents the City's Transportation Improvement Plan for 2016-2021.
The JDS/Exact Sciences Team presents their plan for Judge Doyle Square to the Common Council.
A Presentation on the Dane County Housing Needs Assessment as well as panel discussions on several other housing topics.
This interactive discussion of data-driven insights and emerging trends aims to launch a new economic vision for the City.
Join neighbors, stakeholders, vendors, and other interested community members as they share their feedback on the draft public market business plan.
UMOJA Exhibit Grand Opening conducted in honor of the publisher, Milele Chikasa Anana.
Presentation by Public Health Staff, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin in honoring 2015 Public Health Award Receipients.
City staff provide an update to the Council on the latest design decisions and cost estimates to rehabilitate the Madison Municipal Building.
John Nichols moderates a discussion of race in America with Rep. Mandela Barnes and participants from The Nation, Voces de la Frontera, and Young, Gifted and Black.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval gives a presentation to potential recruits.
Health and Wellness presentation 2015 "Top 5 Fad Diets: The Good, the bad and the ugly with Kavita H. Poddar, PhD, RD, a clinical nutritionist at UW-Health.'
Speakers will be George Austin, Dan Reed and Gary Wolter talk about StartingBlock Madison, an entrepreneurial and startup incubator.
Representatives from Smart Growth America, a Washington D.C.-based coalition that supports efficient land use patterns, share the methodology and findings of a Fiscal Impact Analysis they developed for the Pioneer Neighborhood on Madison's Westside. The Analysis estimates future City revenues and expenditures from different development scenarios.
This Downtown Madison Rotary features a both candidates in the 2015 Madison Mayoral general election.
The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) presents an educational session to the Common Council and other invited guests about the economic importance of tourism
This is a presentation before the Common Council on the Draft Economic Development Plan.
Law enforcement panel and community leaders address offenders and notify them that they will be receiving special attention due to their violent histories.
Representatives from UW Extension and WI Initiative on Climate Change Impacts discuss WI's changing climate.