Mayor Soglin will be joined by officials from the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), League of Women Voters and Madison's Department of Civil rights to discuss the complaint that the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights is filing with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) against Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) for closing down the Hill Farms and Odana Road Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices.
The Sierra Club joined by Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, and other community leaders call on the Trump administration to maintain federal clean car standards. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt directed his agency to review these standards with the likely intention of weakening them. Speakers will also thank U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for protecting public health by standing up for these standards. Rolling back these popular and effective standards would negatively impact Wisconsin's drivers, economy, and environment.
America's clean car standards, which were finalized in 2012, help ensure that cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs are more fuel-efficient, saving drivers money every trip to the gas station. The standards could also create more than 6,000 jobs for Wisconsin. Cleaner, more efficient vehicles also reduce air pollution and combat climate change - helping to prevent harmful health impacts like asthma attacks triggered by dirty air. Speakers will urge the Trump administration to keep these standards and point to local efforts to protect public health and save taxpayers money.
Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to respond to the latest tax proposal released by federal legislators today.
A recent WalletHub report shows that Wisconsin is the 31st most dependent state when it comes to receiving federal funds.
Organizers of Freakfest, including Madison Police, City Traffic Engineering, Frank Productions staff and officials of Madison's Central Business Improvement District and the Greater State Street Business Association (BID) discuss logistics of traffic, behavioral enforcement and the entertainment lineup for Freakfest 2017, which is Saturday, October 28 on State Street.
Mayor Soglin will release and discuss the 2018 Operating Budget.
Mayor Soglin met with the media on Wednesday to share thoughts on Puerto Rico and Las Vegas.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin meets with the press to discuss how the Republican House is considering raising taxes for Wisconsin homeowners.
Mayor Soglin takes questions from the media regarding the State Legislature's plan to strip local units of government of condemnation powers to install sidewalks and similar infrastructure upgrades.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the City's plans for responding to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Amazon facility.
Mayor Soglin releases his 2018 Capital budget and outlines his priorities in the document.
After participating in a conference call with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and with Mayors across the country yesterday, Mayor Soglin outlines Mayor Turner's requests for specific assistance and provides local opportunities for residents to help.
Mayor Soglin, youth leaders at Centro Hispano, and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) meet with the media on Mayors' National DACA Day of Action. They highlight the benefits of the program, not just to individuals but also to our entire community.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the recent events surrounding the removal of Confederate memorials from Madison's Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the City's placemaking initiative and Foxconn.
Press availability for Mayor Soglin to discuss Foxconn in Dane County.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to talk about the lack of progress lawmakers are making on a state transportation budget and its effect on the City of Madison.
Mayor Soglin discusses a gun bounty program, and a community based effort to halt violence.
Mayor Soglin will meet with the media on Friday to discuss new data regarding cuts on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the recent incidents of gun violence in the city and the importance of resident and community involvement in stemming this growing problem.
Mayor Soglin and City Assessor Mark Hanson will release the recent property tax assessments and discuss their impact on the City budget and taxpayers.
Mayor Soglin met with the media to discuss the post-American Health Care Act (AHCA) consequences, immigration actions and other recent federal actions and their effect on the City of Madison budget.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the Trump administration's proposed spending plan and the effect it will have on City of Madison residents and services.
State Representatives Lisa Subeck, Terese Berceau, and Melissa Sargent will join Mayor Soglin as they announce the introduction of legislation regarding weapons on public transportation systems.
Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to discuss the recent analysis of the American Healthcare Act and its effect on residents of Madison.
State Representatives Lisa Subeck, Terese Berceau, and Melissa Sargent will join Mayor Soglin as they announce the introduction of legislation regarding weapons on public transportation systems
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling regarding the concealed carry of weapons on Madison Metro buses.
Governor Walker has recently proposed elimination of the position that oversees this valuable program that provides fresh food to local schoolchildren and assists producers. Mayor Soglin discusses what this means to the City of Madison.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to reiterate Madison's policy regarding immigration concerns in light of a proposed resolution likely to be introduced, under suspension of the rules, at the February 7 Common Council meeting.
In 2015, the City signed on to the Mayor's Challenge and Zero Initiative, a campaign to end Veterans' homelessness. Mayor Soglin, a representative from the Veterans Administration, and City of Madison staff reviews the City's efforts on this initiative.
Mayor Soglin, City Staff, and leaders of the Madison community discuss the recent announcements from the Trump administration regarding sanctuary cities, and their effect on Madison and its residents.
Mayor Soglin returned from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C. where he met with other mayors from across the country. He was available to meet with the media to discuss what actions he expects to see from the new Trump administration.
Mayor Soglin, Madison Traffic Engineer David Dryer, Lieutenant Trevor Knight, and Officer Deanna Reilly from the Madison Police Department Traffic Section will meet with the media to discuss a recently released report from Smart Growth America outlining the Pedestrian Safety Index (PDI) of the largest 104 cities in the United States. They will additionally discuss options the City can consider to improve Madison's ranking.
Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to discuss the
economic chaos in Wisconsin and why Madison is an exception.
Mayor Soglin discusses the City's efforts to maintain the safety of persons in traffic medians, and also current State funding of transportation and education.
Last week's elections have given rise to shared fears and apprehensions by many in our community. Communities of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBTQ community, Muslims have been targeted in fear-mongering speech leading up to the election. Mayor Soglin, Police Chief Mike Koval, and City Attorney Mike May will address this current climate and our need to stand united in opposition to hate and violence.
Mayor Soglin was available to meet with the media to discuss logistics and results of this week's election in the City of Madison.
Mayor Soglin and City Clerk Witzel-Behl detail record setting absentee ballot and early voting numbers and outline steps being taken to assure all ballots are counted.
Madison Police, City Traffic Engineering, and Frank Productions staff were on hand to discuss logistics of traffic, behavioral enforcement and the entertainment lineup for Freakfest 2016.
Mayor Soglin announces that Madison has been selected to participate in the What Works Cities Initiative, through Bloomberg Philanthropies. This collaboration will partner Madison with 54 other cities to assist in the use of data to improve the lives of residents. The program will provide technical assistance over a four-month period.
Mayor Soglin Press Conference on the 2017 Operating Budget
Tuesday, September 27, is National Voter Registration Day. A city press event regarding voter registration was held at Warner Park Community Recreation Center Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Mayor Soglin addresses recent developments on homeless issues, the challenges of complaints from residents and visitors and continued excessive panhandling.
Mayor Soglin and City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl will be joined by Molly McGrath from Vote Riders, a voter outreach advocacy group, Karen Menendez Coller from Centro Hispano and Greg Jones, President of the NAACP.
Highlighting Reauthorizations of Spending in Major Projects and Delays in Public Works Projects
The Connecting Madison program that will provide fiber to the premises in four Madison neighborhoods.
Mayor Soglin will release and discuss his 2017 Capital Budget.
Mayor Soglin Responds to East Towne Mall Incident Report
Mayor Soglin takes questions regarding Madison Metropolitan School District Educational Resource Officers.
Mayor Soglin and area business leaders to discuss the recent release of Angelou Economics' inaugural Community Progress Index and Madison's #1 ranking.
City of Madison IT Director Paul Kronberger and Barry Orton, Chair of the Citywide Broadband Subcommittee will join Mayor Soglin, to release and discuss results of a consultant report on feasibility of City high-speed broadband to all homes and businesses. The Madison Common Council approved a request for this study in the 2015 Capital Budget.
Mayor Soglin discusses concerns regarding state transportation planning and funding.
The Focused Interruption Coalition will detail a 15-point violence prevention plan, endorsed by the Black Leadership Council and Mayor Soglin.
Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and community leaders address the recent shooting of Dallas police officers.
Following the approval of the project development agreement, Mayor Soglin discusses the significance of Judge Doyle Square to downtown Madison and next steps in the development.
Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference regarding resisting arrest.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference to discuss the disparities in health care charges in Madison that may amount to tens of billions of dollars. The Mayor also discusses a resolution on Tuesday's Council agenda on the subject.
Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference to discuss the events at East Towne Mall.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and others at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Rethke Terrace Apartments.
The City of Madison is announcing two programs under the MadiSUN brand that will accelerate solar energy adoption in the City of Madison.
Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Orlando Shootings
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is be joined by Police Chief Mike Koval to provide an update on the recent gun violence in Madison, and the city's response
Alder Cheeks and Alder Phair Address Youth Gun Violence Reduction Strategies
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is joined by community leaders to address the recent gun violence in the area and include a call to action.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss his response to the Clear-Ahrens proposal reviewed at Monday's Board of Estimates meeting.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the "Government Reform Initiative" proposal released by Alders David Ahrens and Mark Clear.
Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to discuss Wisconsin Senate Bill 446, legislation that will jeopardize the stability of neighborhoods throughout Wisconsin, make affordable housing more difficult and undermine schools in our state's cities.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
and the Walker Administration and what they have done to job creation in the state.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses issues being debated and acted on by the State Legislature which affect Madison and its residents.
Mayor Soglin welcomes the National Farm to School Network who will be bringing the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference to Madison in June, 2106.
Police Chief Mike Koval, Fire Chief Steve Davis, and Mayor Soglin will discuss the latest mass shooting in our country and address Madison's emergency preparedness for critical incidents.
Press Availability after meeting with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and a group of Madison residents, all immigrants from countries around the world.
Mayor Soglin, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Antonio Riley, veterans and service providers discuss housing vouchers for homeless veterans.
Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the Oscar Mayer plant closing and the economic policies that led to the decision.
Mayor Soglin and other local and regional officials discuss the closing of the Kraft / Oscar Mayer plant in Madison.
Mayor Soglin joins Exact Sciences President and CEO Kevin Conroy and University Research Park Managing Director Aaron Olver in announcing Exact Sciences plans for expansion.
Mayor Paul Soglin presents the 2016 Executive Operating Budget.
Mayor Soglin addresses questions regarding the specifics of the proposal for Judge Doyle Square and what it will mean to the City.
Mayor Soglin introduces and discusses his 2016 Capital Budget.
Mayor Soglin and community partners announce the beginning of the Healthy Retail Access Program. The program, created in June, provides up to $100,000 of funding for projects that seek to improve healthy retail food access in underserved neighborhoods.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses challenges facing downtown Madison in regards to homelessness.
Mayor Soglin calls for Madison residents to take part in the city-wide campaign to reduce energy use as the city of Madison competes as a semifinalist for the $5M Georgetown University Energy Prize.
A representative of MadREP joins Mayor Soglin as he discusses the honor, the specifics of the program, and the resulting benefits.
Mayor Soglin discusses President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative and what it means for Madison and Dane County.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision on the Tony Robinson shooting.
Madison and Dane County launch "Zero 2016" campaign to end chronic and veteran homelessness.
Mayor Soglin discusses Tony Robinson's family's and the City's response to the officer-involved shooting.
Mayor Soglin presents and discuss information and data that he would have presented to members of the Senate Labor and Government Reform Committee had he been allowed to testify.
Mayor Paul Soglin hosts a Press Conference for Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) Day of Action.
Mayor Paul Soglin and the CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, Dan Stein, discuss potential impacts of the Gov.'s dug-testing proposal for those receiving food assistance.
Mayor Paul Soglin and Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski make an important announcement regarding the Emerald Ash Borer.