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  • Sunridge Park Playground Public Input Meeting Posted Sep 17, 2014
    Sunridge Park Playground The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Sunridge Park. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and seek input …
  • Madison to Break Ground on New Community/Storm Shelter Posted Sep 2, 2014
    Madison to Break Ground on New Community/Storm Shelter September 4, 1:30p.m. – Highland Manor Mobile Home Community, at Highland Manor Park, 13 Manor Court   (Madison, WI) Mayor Soglin, along with Alder John Strasser of …
  • Fire Chief, UWPD Chief Support Initiative to Improve Campus Fire Safety Posted Aug 29, 2014
    UWPD Chief of Police Susan Riseling and the family of Peter Talen will join Madison Fire Chief Steven A. Davis at Firehouse #1, 316 W. Dayton St., on September 2 at 4:00 p.m. to express their support of a Council Resolution …
  • No Refuse or Recycling Monday September 1st, Labor Day Posted Aug 26, 2014
    There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 1st due to the Labor Day holiday.  Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will have their material collected …
  • Johnson Street Construction Alters Moveout Plans Posted Aug 11, 2014
    The August migration means lots of extra trash, recycling, and large items coming out to the curb for collection.  The Streets Division expects to haul away up 800 tons of extra material during the two week period when …
  • It's Downtown Moving Time Again Posted Aug 8, 2014
    It'The Streets Division is bracing for another week of tenant migration as the annual downtown move out starts.  The week of August 11th, the Streets Division will be working extensively in the Downtown/Isthmus area picking up …
  • City to Consider Special Funding for Trees Posted Jul 31, 2014
    The Madison City Council will consider a special fee to fund the city’s urban forestry program in place of property taxes. The bulk of the urban forestry program is street trees but also includes trees in parks and other public …
  • No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Friday July 4th Posted Jul 2, 2014
    There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Friday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday.  Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Friday will have their material …
  • Northside 5th of July Celebration Posted Jun 30, 2014
    0Residents of the Northside of Madison are reviving a family-friendly neighborhood Independence Day celebration – which was what took place prior to the two-decade reign of Rhythm & Booms.   A local committee headed by Karen …
  • Storm Clean Up Efforts Continue Posted Jun 19, 2014
    The Streets Division is going to continue its extra efforts to pick up debris from this week’s wind storms. There are currently up to 30 crews working on brush collection each day and that effort will be maintained as long as …
  • Streets Division's Plan for Storm Clean Up Posted Jun 17, 2014
    The Streets Division is diverting resources from other facets of its operations to begin clean up from the last night’s storm.  There will be at least 28 crews doing brush collection in the next several days.  Other crews will …
  • No Refuse Or Recycling Collection Monday, Memorial Day Posted May 23, 2014
    There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 26th because of the Memorial Day holiday.  The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on Monday.  Madison residents who normally have their material collected …
  • Final Round of Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection Posted May 1, 2014
    The Streets Division will provide each Madison neighborhood with one final round of leaf and garden waste collection beginning Monday May 5th.  The spring leaf and garden waste collection usually concludes in April but, due to …
  • City of Madison Awarded “Sterling Community” by Tree City USA Posted Apr 28, 2014
    On May 1, 2014, the City of Madison will be awarded a 25 year Tree City USA award as well as receiving a “Sterling Community” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation. To achieve the Sterling Community award status, Madison has …
  • Ground Breaking Ceremony for Madison Parks’ two new Splash Parks Posted Apr 22, 2014
    Madison Parks is pleased to announce a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of new splash parks at Reindahl Park and Elver Park.  The groundbreaking event will occur at Elver Park on Wednesday, April 23, …
  • City’s Digital Technology Committee seeks input on pilot projects to address the “Digital Divide” in Madison Posted Apr 21, 2014
    The “Digital Divide” is the gulf that exists, for geographic or socio-economic reasons, between those who have easy access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. This is especially worrisome in Madison for …
  • Mattress and Box Spring Recycling Program Suspended Posted Apr 3, 2014
    The loss of its recycler has forced the City of Madison to suspend its mattress and box spring recycling program after only 9 months of operation.  Midwest Mattress Recycling has informed the Streets Division that it has closed …
  • Resumes To Be Accepted to Fill 13th Aldermanic District Vacancy Posted Mar 27, 2014
    City of Madison Common Council President, Ald. Chris Schmidt, announced today that he is accepting resumes from residents of the 13th Aldermanic District interested in filling the position vacated by former alderperson, Sue …
  • Brush Collection Starts Monday March 31st Posted Mar 25, 2014
    The Streets Division will begin brush collection on Monday March 31st.  Again this year there will be no set schedule for brush collection.  Our crews will be using the same collection rotation we use for leaf …
  • Statement on 13th Aldermanic District Vacancy Posted Mar 20, 2014
    We were saddened to learn today of Alderperson Sue Ellingson's resignation from the Madison Common Council.   Sue has been our Common Council colleague the last three years and our friend for many years before that, and we've …
  • Rev. Alex Gee to discuss race relations with Council Work Group Posted Mar 17, 2014
    On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm, Reverend Gee will be discussing race relations with the Madison Common Council Work Group on Demographic Change. The meeting will take place in the Madison Municipal Building in Room 260. …
  • Nighttime Street Sweeping Starts Sunday Evening Posted Mar 13, 2014
    Nighttime Street Sweeping Starts Sunday Night        The City of Madison, Streets Division will begin its annual night street sweeping program on Sunday evening.  Crews will start working at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday …
  • Rhythm & Booms Downtown Neighborhoods Meeting Posted Mar 6, 2014
    Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Marquette Neighborhood Association and Alders Marsha Rummel and Mike Verveer invite neighbors to a meeting with Madison Festivals, Inc. (MFI) on Monday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Capitol Lakes …
  • Snow Emergency Continues This Evening Posted Feb 18, 2014
    A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Wednesday February 19th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street …
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency Posted Feb 17, 2014
    The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. Madison …
  • Public Input Meeting for Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park Improvements Posted Feb 14, 2014
    PUBLIC MEETING Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park Improvements The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss proposed playground and path improvements at Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park.  At this meeting, …
  • Local Leaders Call on UW Hospital Board to Maintain Relationship with Unions Posted Feb 5, 2014
    Madison and Dane County elected officials today delivered a message to leaders of the area’s second largest employer: it’s time to sit down with union representatives and find ways to work together in the future. Madison alders …
  • Local leaders step up for UW Hospital employees Posted Feb 4, 2014
    Local elected officials will present a petition and speak to the UW Hospital and Clinics Authority board on Wednesday, urging the board to maintain a union voice at the area’s second largest employer.   Alders Lisa Subeck, …
  • Snow Emergency Continues Posted Jan 27, 2014
    Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday   A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday January 28th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight …
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency Posted Jan 26, 2014
    Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus …
  • No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday 1/20 Posted Jan 16, 2014
    There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 20th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will have their material …
  • Snow Emergency Continues Posted Dec 23, 2013
    A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 24th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street …
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency Posted Dec 22, 2013
    Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus …
  • Madison Food Policy Council Launches 2014 SEED Grants Posted Dec 19, 2013
    The City of Madison Food Policy Council announces the inaugural SEED Grant cycle to address food access issues in our community.  SEED Grants are small grants designed to support new and recently emerging projects or programs …
  • No Refuse or Recycling Collection on December 25th or January 1st Posted Dec 18, 2013
    There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Wednesday December 25th or Wednesday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If your material is normally collected on Wednesday it …
  • Snow Emergency Continues Posted Dec 9, 2013
    A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 10th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street …
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency Posted Dec 9, 2013
         The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone.        …
  • National Expert on Convention Centers on Proposed New City Financed Convo/Hotel Posted Nov 8, 2013
    In the weeks before a city committee recommends a proposal to build a $150-200 million conference center/hotel/apartment complex, a leading expert on the effects of municipal financed hotels and convention centers will visit …
  • Addressing the Digital Divide in the 2014 City of Madison Budget Posted Nov 1, 2013
    On Friday, November 3, 2013, Alder Scott Resnick with the support of several members of the Madison Common Council and Mayor Paul Soglin, submitted a capital budget amendment of $150,000 to pilot the expansion of internet to a …
  • Public Testimony at 2014 City Budget Deliberations Posted Oct 31, 2013
    The following is the Council's 2014 Budget Public Testimony and Deliberations schedule. Please note that early public comment will be welcome at the Tuesday, November 5th meeting. Early Public Comment is provided for persons …
  • Madison Alders to Gather Public Input on Tourist Rooming Houses Legislation Posted Sep 6, 2013
    Alders Marsha Rummel, Sue Ellingson, Matt Phair, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Ledell Zellers and Mark Clear will hold a listening session to gather input on proposed legislation that would legalize "tourist rooming houses" in the city …
  • Notice of Cancellation: Public Input Session on "AirBnB" Legislation Posted Sep 3, 2013
    The public input session on the "AirBnB" legislative scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building has been CANCELLED in observance of Rosh Hashanah. A new date for the …
  • Madison Alders to Gather Public Input on "AirBnB" Legislation Posted Aug 21, 2013
    Alders Marsha Rummel, Sue Ellingson, Matt Phair, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Ledell Zellers and Mark Clear will hold a listening session to gather input on proposed legislation that would legalize "tourist rooming houses" in the city …
  • Madison Council to consider "AirBnB" permission Posted Aug 6, 2013
    A group of Madison alders are introducing legislation that would legalize "tourist rooming houses" in the city under certain conditions. Alders Marsha Rummel, Sue Ellingson, Matt Phair, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Ledell Zellers and …
  • Visions Nightclub Ordered to Paint-over Stripper Sign Posted Aug 1, 2013
    Visions has been ordered to remove a graphic painting of a stripper on a pole from the front of their property on East Washington Avenue. The order was issued by the Madison Division of Building Inspection as a violation of the …
  • District 1 Alderwoman Lisa Subeck Statement on Cancellation of Elver Park Fireworks Posted Jul 17, 2013
    Madison, WI - City of Madison District 1 Alderwoman Lisa Subeck, who represents the Elver Park area, released the following statement regarding today's announcement that Madison Festivals will move Madison's annual Rhythm and …
  • Sherman Arcade Extravaganza: April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Posted Apr 11, 2013
    One year ago the internet film Caine's Arcade, the story of a young boys hand-crafted cardboard arcade went viral with over 7 million views in under 5 months. The film has inspired volunteers and organizations around the world …
  • Tests on Plants at Warner Park Show Effects of Rhythm & Booms Posted Feb 21, 2013
    Tests of plants at Warner Park have shown that some of the plants contained undesirable elements used in fireworks. Plants were harvested for testing before and after Rhythm & Booms in 2012. Most of the plant species showed …
  • Capitol East District Alders Bridget Maniaci and Marsha Rummel Praise 800 Block Proposals Posted Feb 15, 2013
    With the release today of three proposals for the city-owned property on the 800 N block of E Washington Avenue, Alders Bridget Maniaci and Marsha Rummel are elated at the three quality proposals that have been received by the …
  • A New Look for Sherman Avenue Posted Feb 12, 2013
    The City's Traffic Engineering Division is recommending improvements to decrease vehicle speed and to make it safer for pedestrians and bicycles on N. Sherman Avenue, one of the two main access points to Madison's …
  • Ald. Joe Clausius Opposes Funding CareNet Housing Proposal Posted Jan 29, 2013
    Last evening Ald. Joe Clausius and other members of the Board of Estimates voted to place on file the grant request of CareNet, an anti-choice organization. Clausius said "On the surface this organization's proposal sounded …
  • Ald. Marsha Rummel to Hold Community Meeting on Officer-Involved Shooting of Paul Heenan Posted Jan 22, 2013
    Sixth District Alder Marsha Rummel will hold a community meeting regarding the officer-involved shooting of Paul Heenan that occurred in her district on November 9, 2012. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 29, from …
  • Fine for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian to Increase Posted Dec 17, 2012
    Pedestrian safety just took a step forward. A statewide committee of judges, the Bail Bond Committee, agreed to a request by Madison Alder Sue Ellingson to double the fine for failure to yield to a pedestrian. On January 1, it …
  • Ald. Rhodes-Conway Will Not Seek Reelection Posted Nov 28, 2012
    Madison, WI - Satya Rhodes-Conway, District 12 alder, announced today that she will not seek reelection in April. Rhodes-Conway was elected in 2007 after defeating four opponents in a hotly contested race. "It has been an honor …
  • Ald. Brian Solomon Not Seeking Re-Election in 2013 Posted Nov 27, 2012
    Serving as 10th District Alder over the past six years has been an incredible privilege. It is difficult to articulate what an honor it has been to represent constituents, work on behalf of the Allied Drive community, and …
  • Alder Larry Palm Not Seeking Re-Election in 2013 Posted Nov 27, 2012
    Alder Larry Palm has decided not to seek re-election as Alder in District 15. For nearly eight years has served the residents of the near North and Eastside of Madison. In January 2012, new aldermanic boundaries took effect …
  • FRONT PORCH VIGIL FOR PAULIE HEENAN Posted Nov 13, 2012
    Please join Marquette neighbors who are calling for a show of support for Paulie Heenan tonight by lighting a candle on your front porch or in your window. Paulie was a neighbor and the victim of the police-involved shooting on …
  • UPDATED PROCESS Public Testimony at 2013 City Budget Deliberations Posted Nov 2, 2012
    The following is the Council's 2013 Budget Deliberations schedule and a framework for public testimony. Please note that early public comment will be welcome at the Tuesday, November 13 meeting. Early Public Comment is provided …
  • Study Planned for N. Sherman Avenue Posted Sep 19, 2012
    At last night's Common Council meeting, Alder Satya Rhodes-Conway, District 12, introduced a resolution authorizing the Traffic Engineering and City Engineering Divisions to embark on a study to examine how to improve the N. …
  • Information Regarding September 18, 2012 Council Meeting Posted Sep 14, 2012
    The remodeling of the council chambers has been completed and the City of Madison Common Council will resume meeting in Room 201 located in the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. on September 18, 2012. The …
  • EPA Announces National Brownfields Grants for Former Don Miller Properties Posted Aug 21, 2012
    Madison (August 21, 2012) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman today announced EPA brownfields grants totaling $800,000 to clean up contaminated properties in Madison, Wisconsin. Hedman …
  • Alder Phair and Mayor Soglin to Attend Youth Activity Days on Theresa Terrace Posted Aug 20, 2012
    Every Monday afternoon this summer, Theresa Terrace is blocked off from traffic so the Hammersley/Theresa-area Neighbors can hold what is being called Youth Activity Days. This weekly, resident-organized event is intended to …
  • Hammersley/Theresa Terrace Activists Successfully Organize Monday Youth Activity Days Posted Jul 27, 2012
    *Youth Activity Days: Theresa Terrace, Mondays from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Every Monday afternoon this summer Theresa Terrace is blocked off from traffic so the Hammersley/Theresa-area Neighbors can hold what is being called Youth …
  • Residents to Notice New Look of City's Legislative Information Center Website Posted May 22, 2012
    In 2005 the City of Madison launched the Legislative Information Center, a web-based portal, enabling the public to access legislation, agenda and minutes online and the ability to do full-text search on topics of …
  • Northside Community Walk Posted Dec 21, 2011
    Northside Community Walk Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Starting at 6:30 p.m. Mendota Elementary School (parking lot) 4002 School Road Community members will walk for 30 minutes and end at Vera Court Neighborhood Center (614 Vera …
  • Madison Alders Condemn Racist Act in Southwest Neighborhoods Posted Nov 21, 2011
    Today, Alders Lisa Subeck, Steve King, and Matt Phair, together with the Madison Police Department, condemned the actions of those responsible for racist graffiti that surfaced near and around Falk Elementary School on …
  • Public Testimony at 2012 City Budget Deliberations Posted Nov 11, 2011
    To facilitate a clearer and more productive process for the public to provide testimony to the City Council on the 2012 Capital and Operating Budgets the following is the schedule that will be used for public testimony and …
  • Proposed Budget Amendments for Southwest Madison Neighborhoods Posted Nov 10, 2011
    Today, District 1 Alder Lisa Subeck and District 20 Alder Matt Phair introduced a package of budget amendments to address challenges in a group of small neighborhoods on Madison's southwest side. The amendments provide …
  • Meeting Set to Bring Northside Community Together to Prevent Violence Posted Oct 31, 2011
    A community meeting Thursday night will give residents a chance to come together following a murder and shootings in the Vera Court/Troy Drive/Karstens Drive area. The meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., …
  • Madison Common Council Proclaims October "Comprehensive Women's Health Month" Posted Oct 19, 2011
    Madison, WI - At its meeting last night, the Madison Common Council unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming October "Comprehensive Women's Health Month" and commended comprehensive women's health care providers for their …
  • Ald. Marsha Rummel Invites District 6 Residents to Draft Zoning Map Open House Posted Sep 30, 2011
    Ald. Marsha Rummel invites District 6 residents to a Draft Zoning Map Open House on Thursday, October 6, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2401 Atwood Avenue. In March of this year, the Common …
  • Unveiling Madison Sister City Banners Posted Jul 25, 2011
    Please join Ald. Tim Bruer and representatives from Madison Sister Cities as they unveil the Madison Sister City Banners along S. Park Street. On July 6, 2010 the Common Council approved a resolution creating the "Park Street …
  • Alder Bridget Maniaci to Meet with President Obama and Administration Officials in Washington Posted Jun 14, 2011
    City of Madison Alderperson Bridget Maniaci, District 2, will travel to Washington, D.C. Friday to meet with members of the Obama administration and attend an intimate reception with the president. Alder Maniaci is one of a …
  • District 1 Alderwoman Lisa Subeck's Statement on Take Back the Land Action on Hammersley Road Posted May 11, 2011
    Madison, WI - District 1 Alderwoman Lisa Subeck made the following statement in response to an announcement from Take Back the Land that they have assisted a homeless individual to occupy a foreclosed home on Hammersley Road. …
  • District 16 Alder Judy Compton Not Seeking Re-election Posted Dec 21, 2010
    It is with great sadness that I announce I have decided not to run for re-election. Circumstances demand that I spend more time with my family. My six terms serving Madison have been wonderful. Together we have accomplished a …
  • District 20 Alder Thuy Not Seeking a Third Term Posted Dec 15, 2010
    For almost four years, you have trusted me to be the voice of District 20 at City Hall. As the first and only Asian-American elected official serving on the Madison Common Council, it has been a journey of great honor and a …
  • 12/12/10 Overture Center Work Group Meeting MOVED! Posted Dec 12, 2010
    The meeting today was to be held at the Overture Center Board Room. However the Overture Center is closed and the meeting has been relocated to the Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton Street. For more information contact Ald. Mark …
  • City of Madison Centenarian Recognition Program Posted Oct 15, 2010
    Ald. Tim Bruer, District 14, and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announce the creation of the City of Madison Centenarian Recognition Program. A ceremony to recognize the first honoree, Ms. Cora Christensen, will be held on Monday, …
  • Local Leaders Hold Meeting on Thursday, May 27th on University Avenue Reconstruction Posted May 24, 2010
    Madison Alder Mark Clear, Dane County Supervisor Brett Hulsey, city and county engineering staff and consulting engineers will host a public meeting this Thursday on a proposed project to upgrade University Avenue from Segoe …
  • NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP DAY Posted Apr 30, 2010
    As a positive community alternative to the Mifflin Street Block Party, District 2 Alderperson Bridget Maniaci will host a neighborhood clean-up of the James Madison Park Neighborhood on Saturday, May 1, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 …
  • DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Posted Jan 29, 2010
    MADISON - Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, and Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, are holding a neighborhood meeting for residents to learn about and give feedback on a revised proposal by Hammes Company to redevelop/renovate the …
  • CANCELLED: COMMON COUNCIL MEETING 12/8/09 Posted Dec 8, 2009
    In response to concerns with the weather, the declared blizzard warning, State, County and City law officials requesting that motorists stay off the roads and in the interest of public safety, the Common Council meeting for …
  • Mansion Hill Neighborhood Meeting - Proposed Apartment Building Posted Oct 16, 2009
    Madison - Ald. Mike Verveer is holding a meeting for residents to learn about and provide feedback on a proposal to redevelop the parking lot behind Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on the 100 Block of West Gorham Street. …
  • Neighborhood Meeting: Lisa Link Peace Park Renovations Posted Sep 28, 2009
    Madison - Neighbors have been invited to learn about and provide feedback on the proposed renovations for Lisa Link Peace Park, 452 State Street. The project includes the installation of a visitor center with public restrooms, …
  • Eastside Neighborhood Meeting:Central Library Plan/Future Eastside Libraries Posted Sep 23, 2009
    Contact: Ald. Lauren Cnare, District 3 226-0987 Ald. Larry Palm, District 15 692-8416 Ald. Judy Compton, District 16 221-2567 Ald. Joe Clausius, District 17 244-5066 Madison - An eastside neighborhood meeting has been …
  • Preserving & Enhancing the Urban Forest - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Posted Sep 21, 2009
    Madison - The Marquette Neighborhood Association and Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge are hosting a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 on Preserving and Enhancing the Urban Forest. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and …
  • EDGEWATER HOTEL REDEVELOPMENT: NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Posted Aug 19, 2009
    Madison - Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2 and Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4 are holding a neighborhood meeting for residents to learn about and give feedback on a proposal by Hammes Company to redevelop/renovate the Edgewater …
  • Dialogue on Public Art in Madison on Wednesday, July 29 Posted Jul 27, 2009
    District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel will be one of the participants in the Marquette Neighborhood Associations' Dialogue on Public Art in Madison. On Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 …
  • CHARTER TO BURN BIOMASS Posted Feb 6, 2009
    Governor Doyle announced today that the Charter Street Plant will be converted to biomass by 2012. The plant, which currently burns 108,800 tons of coal a year, will receive a new boiler that is capable of burning 100% biomass …
  • EASTSIDE DOG PARK MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 17 Posted Nov 14, 2008
    In a true show of collaboration, five alders, various neighborhood associations, residents and the City of Madison Parks Division are working together to bring "pocket" dog parks to the Eastside. A few months ago, at an Olbrich …
  • CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS RENEWABLE ENERGY Posted Oct 29, 2008
    Yesterday, Madison's City Council passed an ordinance amendment, sponsored by Alders Satya Rhodes-Conway, Marsha Rummel and Brian Solomon, that makes solar and wind energy systems "permitted accessory uses" under Madison's …
  • Meeting on the Proposed 2009 City of Madison Budget Posted Oct 20, 2008
    Ald. Paul Skidmore invites interested City of Madison residents to attend his upcoming informational meeting and listening session on the proposed 2009 City of Madison budget. In addition to himself, Madison Police Chief, Noble …
  • 2009 City Budget Listening Session on Sunday, October 19 Posted Oct 15, 2008
    District 19 Alder Mark Clear and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz are holding an information and listening session on the 2009 city budget. The event is this Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the new Lussier Community Education …
  • Statement on the Madison Public Market Proposal Posted Sep 22, 2008
    The Madison Public Market is a great idea that I strongly support. I am adamantly opposed to the proposed location on East Washington Avenue at the Brayton Lot, and suggest an alternative location on South Pinckney Street where …
  • The Sound of Silence: Quiet Zone 4 Is Official Posted Sep 19, 2008
    District 6 Alderperson, Marsha Rummel, is pleased to announce that Quiet Zone 4 located along the railroad corridor from Johnson Street to the Division Street bike path has officially started. "This is a basic quality of life …
  • West Side Neighborhoods Celebrate Traffic Signal at Gammon Road & Tree Lane Posted Sep 11, 2008
    West side neighborhoods will be celebrating the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Gammon Road and Tree Lane from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2008. The celebration will include a ribbon …
  • Ald. Tim Gruber Responds to Recent Tragedy in District 11 Posted Aug 28, 2008
    In response to the tragic accident on Midvale Boulevard that claimed the lives of three UW-Madison students on August 27, District 11 Alderperson Tim Gruber expressed his deep sadness and sympathy with the families and friends …
  • E. Gorham Street: Yes, You Can Move In and Out! Posted Aug 12, 2008
    Madison - Ald. Brenda K. Konkel, District 2, wants to reassure residents that they will have access to E. Gorham Street during the annual Downtown moving days this week. While the street has been closed for reconstruction, City …
  • REMINDER: RESUMES TO BE ACCEPTED TO FILL 7TH ALDERMANIC DISTRICT VACANCY Posted Aug 6, 2008
    City of Madison Common Council President, Ald. Timothy Bruer, announced that he is accepting resumes from residents of the 7th aldermanic district interested in filling the aldermanic position to be vacated by Ald. Zach Brandon …
  • ALDERS TO TEST DRIVE A NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLE! Posted Apr 3, 2008
    On Tuesday 4/8, the Madison Common Council will consider an ordinance to permit operation of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV). A NEV is an all-electric street-legal 25-MPH vehicle designed for use in a neighborhood or on …
  • MADISON COMMON COUNCIL PASSES TWO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES Posted Mar 10, 2008
    At its meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, the Madison Common Council, by an unanimous vote, passed two environmental initiatives: an ordinance change that requires all special events that sell things in recyclable containers to …
  • January 30th Meeting to Brief District 13 Neighbors on Recent Homicide Posted Jan 29, 2008
    District 13 Alder Julia Kerr will be holding a meeting to brief neighbors about the suspected homicide that occurred Monday afternoon in the 700 block of South Park Street. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm St. Mary's …
  • COUNCIL ADOPTS GREEN BUILDING RESOLUTION Posted Jan 23, 2008
    "Building green is the right thing to do," said Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway (District 12). "It will save the City money and will have a positive impact on our environment." Last night, in a unanimous vote, the Madison Common …
  • Konkel, Rummel, Rhodes-Conway Call for Cleaning Up the Street Clean-Up Efforts Posted Dec 6, 2007
    The alders from the near east Isthmus, home to some of the City's biggest plowing challenges and the routes used by tens of thousands of daily commuters, are calling for a better plan of action in the way downtown streets are …
  • PROGRESSIVES OFFER 40 AMENDMENTS TO CITY BUDGETS Posted Oct 26, 2007
    Five alders have offered a combined 40 amendments to the City's Capital and Operating Budgets introduced by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. "Typically there isn't a lot of wiggle room for the Council to affect the overall budget that …
  • Neighborhood Meeting: Regent Street/Monroe Street Intersection and Southwest Path Posted Oct 26, 2007
    Alders Brian Solomon (District 10), Robbie Webber (District 5), Julia Kerr (District 13) and Eli Judge (District 8) are holding a neighborhood meeting with City staff to discuss the 2008 reconstruction of the Regent …
  • Konkel Raises Serious Concerns About Integrity of City Budget Process Posted Oct 15, 2007
    Madison - Madison Alder Brenda Konkel (2nd District), released today a list of items that the Common Council approved as part of last year's city budget deliberations, but which were never implemented by the City. The review by …
  • EASTSIDE ALDERS TO HOLD LISTENING SESSION ON CRIME AND SAFETY ISSUES Posted Sep 10, 2007
    Alders Judy Compton, District 16; Lauren Cnare, District 3; Larry Palm, District 15; and Joe Clausius, District 17, invite Madison residents in the East Police District to attend a listening session about crime and safety …
  • District 20 Alder Thuy Pham-Remmele Looks Beyond MPD Response Session on Criminal Activities in her District Posted Sep 10, 2007
    District 20 Alder Thuy Pham-Remmele is looking forward to the responses of Madison Police Chief Noble Wray and West Side Station Staff. MPD's Response Session will be held Thursday, September 13, 2007 in the St Maria Goretti …
  • KNOX NOT SEEKING REELECTION TO COMMON COUNCIL Posted Dec 6, 2006
    Madison - I have decided not to run for reelection as 13th District Madison Alder. This is a difficult decision for me. However, I am making it based on personal reasons. First let me say how much of a privilege it has been to …
  • Best Value Contracting: A Raincoat for the Perfect Storm Posted Dec 4, 2006
    Madison - Today Madison Alder Zach Brandon and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz standing with a coalition of contractors, labor leaders, elected officials, and vocational educators, announced they would introduce a “Best Value …
  • IT IS FINALLY SOUP! Posted Nov 21, 2006
    Madison - I have changed my position on term limits and now support them so long as either the voters or the candidate determines the limit. After 18 years in office, I have decided my limit is 9 terms and will not seek …
  • EFFORT UNDERWAY TO FORM NEW NEAR WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING COUNCIL Posted Oct 26, 2006
    An effort is underway to form a new near West Side neighborhood planning council. The effort to form the new planning council is being led by West Side alderperson Tim Gruber and Vilas Neighborhood Association President Julia …
  • COLDSPRING AVENUE DIVERTERS TO REMAIN Posted Nov 4, 2005
    A majority of neighborhood residents have voted to retain the current temporary diverters and to request the Madison Common Council to authorize construction of permanent diverters at two intersections on Coldspring Avenue. Of …