Archived News Releases

  • Mayor Soglin, Common Council Move to Protect Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Through Special Taskforce
    Posted Oct 23, 2014 | The Madison Common Council adopted a resolution earlier this month directing the Madison Food Policy Council to lead a taskforce, comprised of mainly city staff, to research the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which …
  • Regular Brush Collection Over for the Season
    Posted Oct 13, 2014 | The Streets Division has concluded regular brush collection for the season.  The brush collection season began in April and concluded last week.  Just over 5,000 tons of brush was collected this season.   Regular brush …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul R. Soglin on Supreme Court Voter ID Ruling
    Posted Oct 10, 2014 | The United States Supreme Court ruling that vacated the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision requiring Wisconsin voters to present photo IDs at the November 4, 2014 election supports equity and social justice in our …
  • Walnut Grove Dog Park to Officially Open 10/13/14
    Posted Oct 9, 2014 | A New Dog Park Exercise Areas to Officially Open:Official ‘Ball Toss’ Opening:  Monday, October 13, 1:30p.m. at Walnut Grove Park, 202 N. Westfield Drive.    Starting Monday, our four-legged best friends have another new place …
  • Statement from Mayor Paul Soglin on Food Access and the Public Market
    Posted Oct 9, 2014 | Tuesday’s Council meeting brought out a number of issues related to food, a public market, and equity.   I think it is important to realize that creating food equity in Madison will not be solved by splitting the public market …
  • Public Meeting: Pre-design of the Madison Municipal Building & City-County Building
    Posted Oct 1, 2014 | The City of Madison has entered into a design contract with MSR Design (http://msrdesign.com/) to work with the City and community partners on the programming and pre-design for the Madison Municipal Building and the City …
  • Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday October 6th
    Posted Oct 1, 2014 | The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 6th.  The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and early December.        Again …
  • Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday September 29th
    Posted Sep 22, 2014 | The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection Monday September 29th.           “Every neighborhood in the city will receive one more brush collection, starting Monday September 29th,” Madison recycling …
  • Opening of Mineral Point Road and Junction Road
    Posted Sep 18, 2014 | The City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Administration are proud to announce the opening of the reconstruction of Mineral Point Road (from Pleasant View Road to the …
  • Madison WI Named the Best Place to Live for 2015 by Livability.com
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 | Second-annual List Ranks America’s Best Places to Live, Work & Play Livability.com has just released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list. This edition features a new city atop the list, which is the culmination …
  • Madison Again Receives Moody’s Investor Services Top Rating
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 | Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Moody’s Investor Services has again given Madison an Aaa rating with a stable outlook. This is the highest possible rating an issuer can receive. In advance of the city’s upcoming general …
  • Two Opportunities to Learn and Share Ideas about Madison's Future
    Posted Sep 5, 2014 | Next week will bring two great opportunities to learn about what’s going on in Madison and to share your ideas to help shape a brighter future for the City and its neighborhoods. The first event is the City’s Economic Strategy …
  • 2015 Executive Capital Budget
    Posted Sep 2, 2014 | The 2015 Executive Capital Budget and 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan [CIP] reflects the continuing need to replace aging infrastructure while investing in affordable housing, economic growth, services to the City’s diverse …
  • 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 …
  • City of Madison Affordable Housing Strategy
    Posted Aug 28, 2014 | Madison’s low-income population faces a large and persistent problem of a lack of affordable housing that results in high levels of housing cost burden and at the extreme, homelessness. This lack of affordable housing has …
  • 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 …
  • Madison’s Upcoming Neighborhood Conference: Strong Leaders, Healthy Places
    Posted Aug 19, 2014 | Madison’s citywide neighborhood conference will be held Saturday, September 13. This year’s event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an informal reception to follow at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention …
  • Mayor Soglin, Program Supporters, Kick-Off Year Two of MadMarket Double Dollars with Northside Farmers’ Market Vendors and Customers
    Posted Aug 17, 2014 | Year Two of the MadMarket Double Dollars Program kicked-off on Sunday with festivities at the Northside Farmers’ Market. Mayor Soglin was in attendance along with the many supporters of the program. The Double Dollars program …
  • City Kicks Off Economic Strategy with Events to Gather Input
    Posted Aug 12, 2014 | The City of Madison is kicking off a new Economic Strategy, and is looking for input and ideas. An early step in this process will be a series of events in September and October to begin engaging economic leaders and community …
  • City Seeks Madison Sustainability Commerce Center (MSCC) and/or Starting Block Proposals for 800 South Block of East Washington Avenue
    Posted Aug 12, 2014 | The City of Madison owns approximately two acres of land on the 800 South Block of East Washington Avenue (“800 South Block”) within the Capitol East District.  The City is soliciting proposals from developers interested in the …
  • 52 Communities Competing for Energy Efficiency: Georgetown University Energy Prize Selects Competitors to Advance to the Quarterfinals
    Posted Aug 11, 2014 | WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 11, 2014) – The City of Madison, WI was just selected to advance to the quarterfinals round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America’s …
  • 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 …
  • Madison Parks’ Newest Splash Parks Opening at Elver & Reindahl Parks
    Posted Aug 4, 2014 | Madison Parks’ Newest Splash Parks Opening at Elver & Reindahl ParksGrand Opening Ribbon-cutting at Reindahl Park on August 8, 11:00 a.m.   Madison Parks is pleased to announce the grand opening of Madison’s newest splash parks …
  • Madison Meet & Eat to begin at Brittingham Park
    Posted Aug 1, 2014 | Madison Meet & Eat to begin at Brittingham Park on Tuesday, August 5, 5:00-7:00PM   The city of Madison is excited to expand the Madison Meet & Eat to Brittingham Park on Tuesday nights this August. This unique neighborhood …
  • Reaction of Mayor Paul Soglin to Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Voter ID Law
    Posted Jul 31, 2014 | We in city government are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold this abhorrent voter ID law. The right to vote is at the core of our democracy. Too many Americans, both at home and abroad died to make …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholding Domestic Partnership Registry
    Posted Jul 31, 2014 | Thank goodness for this decision. The domestic partner registry is clearly and unequivocally constitutional. We look forward to the day when same-sex marriage is legal in Wisconsin. Until then the registry provides limited, but …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Act 10
    Posted Jul 31, 2014 | Tragically, Act 10’s continuation will hold back economic progress for all of Madison and Wisconsin. We know that public investment in transportation systems, education, parks, and sewers are essential for inclusive economic …
  • City of Madison, Veterans Administration and Property Owners Work to Assist Homeless Veterans
    Posted Jul 17, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Director Judy McKee along with Nancy Jensen from the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin today called for continued collaboration for assisting …
  • Join Your Neighbors at Madison in Motion
    Posted Jul 9, 2014 | City of Madison officials are holding a series of design workshops for Madison in Motion, the City’s Transportation Master Plan. This is an opportunity for residents from throughout the city to share their ideas on how Madison …
  • Mayor Soglin Walks E. Johnson Street: City Support Encourages Residents to Turn on Johnson
    Posted Jul 2, 2014 | The Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association and City of Madison will showcase joint support for the "Turn on Johnson" campaign this Thursday afternoon, July 3rd. The Mayor’s walk will begin at 4pm on the corner of E. Johnson …
  • 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 …
  • City to Hold Listening Sessions Regarding Taxi Service for the Disabled
    Posted Jun 25, 2014 | On Thursday, June 26, the City of Madison Commission on People with Disabilities will be holding a listening session regarding accessible taxi services at Brittingham Apartments at 5:00 P.M. This will be an opportunity for …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin on Local Food Committee Site Recommendations
    Posted Jun 25, 2014 | I support the recommendations the Local Food Committee has developed for a possible location for Madison’s first Public Market. I appreciate the work in which the committee members engaged as they reached a decision. Their …
  • Rhythm and Booms – June 28, 2014
    Posted Jun 23, 2014 |  For the first time in Rhythm & Booms’ history, the show is being displayed over Lake Monona, offering spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison.   Join Madison Festivals on John Nolen Drive on June 28 for a festive …
  • 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 …
  • City of Madison to Study Public Works Contracting
    Posted Jun 19, 2014 | The City of Madison is overseeing a Public Works Contracting Disparity Study to analyze whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms when competing for City public works contracts and subcontracts. …
  • Storm Clean-up Efforts in Parks and Street Trees
    Posted Jun 18, 2014 | As the city cleans up from the round of storms this week, please use caution and common sense when traveling around the affected areas. City of Madison Forestry and Parks crews are out cleaning up the parks of fallen branches …
  • Storm Clean Up Volunteers Should Use Common Sense
    Posted Jun 18, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin reminded residents today that if you plan to volunteer to help clean up area storm damage, use common sense and be safe.   "City crews have been out, practically around the clock," said Mayor Soglin. …
  • Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Joins Mayors Maker Challenge
    Posted Jun 18, 2014 | In conjunction with the first ever White House Maker Faire, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Madison is taking the Mayors Maker Challenge. The Mayors Maker Challenge is supported by the Manufacturing Alliance of …
  • 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 …
  • Madison Meet & Eat to begin on Thursday at Meadowood
    Posted Jun 17, 2014 | The city of Madison is excited to bring back Madison Meet & Eat for summer 2014. This unique neighborhood event brings together a collective of local food cart vendors and encourages friends and neighbors to enjoy a fun night …
  • Dr. Floyd Rose is the Recipient of the James C. Wright Human Rights Award
    Posted Jun 16, 2014 | The Reverend James C. Wright Human Rights Award honors the late Reverend James C. Wright who served as Executive Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 1992. The award …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Regarding U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    Posted Jun 6, 2014 | I join hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites in applauding Judge Barbara Crabb’s ruling today and am delighted that same sex couples will now be able to have their families and love legally recognized in matrimony. I …
  • Mayor Soglin Part of Mayors Challenge to End Homelessness
    Posted Jun 4, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today joined First Lady Michelle Obama in committing to end veteran homelessness in Madison by the end of 2015. With today’s announcement of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, Madison …
  • 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 …
  • Share your ideas for the 2015 City Budget
    Posted May 16, 2014 | After such a successful budget campaign last year, the City of Madison will continue to seek ideas and suggestions from our community for the 2015 City budget. The online Healthy and Safe Community campaign opens today. "Last …
  • Madison’s Quest for Platinum Bike Status Unveiled
    Posted May 12, 2014 | Mayor Soglin and two members of Madison’s Platinum Bicycle Committee today unveiled the collaborative effort to raise Madison’s status from Gold to Platinum level with the League of American Bicyclists. The Platinum Committee …
  • Elver Park Fireworks Continue in 2014
    Posted May 7, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, 1st District Alder Lisa Subeck, and 20th District Alder Matt Phair announced today that the City of Madison will provide funding for continuation of the Elver Park Fireworks this summer. Private …
  • 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 …
  • Heritage Tree Winner Announced
    Posted Apr 29, 2014 | The City of Madison Forestry Section is pleased to announce the 2014 Madison Parks Division Heritage Tree Award winner. The Heritage Tree Award is part of Madison’s Arbor Week celebration and was established to foster …
  • 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 …
  • City of Madison, Dane County Issue Request for Proposals for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Operator at Farmers's Market
    Posted Apr 28, 2014 |   Dane County and the City of Madison are partnering to maintain an important food access program operating at the Dane County Farmers’ Market in 2014, which will benefit low-income consumers by providing access to healthy …
  • Officer Involved Critical Incidents
    Posted Apr 23, 2014 | With Governor Walker’s signing of Assembly Bill 409, the Madison Police Department has made necessary adjustments to its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) For Officer Involved Critical Incidents to stay compliant with the new …
  • 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, …
  • Madison Named the Greenest City in the Nation
    Posted Apr 21, 2014 | Mayor Soglin and other city officials today heralded another accolade for the City of Madison, this one focusing on parks and transportation, names Madison the Greenest City in the Nation. As Earth Day 2014 fast approaches, …
  • 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 …
  • Madison Parks Celebrates Earth Day with Lake View Elementary School
    Posted Apr 21, 2014 | Madison Parks is pleased to continue our partnership with Lake View Elementary School to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and the United Way’s Global Youth Service Day.   For 20 years, we have hosted an annual event complete …
  • 2014 Property Assessments
    Posted Apr 18, 2014 | Notices of changes in property assessments for 2014 are being mailed to property owners today. These assessments represent the value of property on January 1, 2014 and are a reflection of changes occurring during 2013. On …
  • Madison’s Central Library Project Named Public Works Project of the Year
    Posted Apr 15, 2014 | The Madison Central Public Library Renovation and Expansion project has been awarded the prestigious "Public Works Projects of the Year" award for 2014. The American Public Works Association announced the Madison award in the …
  • Mayor Soglin to Participate in Big Ideas for Cities Event
    Posted Apr 10, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin will be one of ten Mayors from around the country speaking at a National League of Cities sponsored Big Ideas for Cities on Friday, April 11 in Chicago. The event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, …
  • Public statement regarding the Police Chief Appointment process
    Posted Apr 7, 2014 | Commissioners are continuing their selection process. They anticipate an appointment decision and public announcement within ten days. Meanwhile they will have no additional public comment.
  • Metro Transit Public Hearing Scheduled - Service Changes Proposed for August 2014
    Posted Apr 3, 2014 | On Wednesday, April 9, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 PM to proposed service changes to Routes 8, 14, 15, 19, 26, 36, 44, 48, 50, 59, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, and …
  • 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 …
  • Mayor Soglin, Lexington Kentucky Mayor Jim Gray Weighing in on NCAA Tournament
    Posted Apr 2, 2014 | As NCAA brackets are being busted around the country, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Jim Gray have their own friendly wager on Saturday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Kentucky …
  • Madison among the least sprawling in the country, #1 for medium size cities
    Posted Apr 2, 2014 | Washington, DC—The greater Madison region is among the least sprawling in the country and the best, the number one among medium size cities according to a new report out today from Smart Growth America—and that’s great news …
  • Mayor Soglin Lauds Passage of Assembly Bill 769
    Posted Apr 2, 2014 | After Assembly passage in February, the State Senate today passed legislation which addresses an unintentional limitation on the City of Madison’s use of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). The legislation was introduced by …
  • Mayor Soglin Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service
    Posted Apr 1, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin will join more than 1,750 mayors across the country on Wednesday for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of …
  • 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 …
  • Public statement regarding the Police Chief Appointment process
    Posted Mar 19, 2014 | Commissioners have identified two finalists for further evaluation for appointment as our next Chief of Police, both currently employed as City of Madison police officers: Sgt. Mike Koval, and Capt. Carl Gloede. The PFC has …
  • Metro Transit Experiences Second Highest Ridership of All Time in 2013
    Posted Mar 12, 2014 | In comparison to reports that fewer people are riding buses in some Wisconsin communities, Metro Transit experienced its second highest ridership of all time in 2013. In addition, with its implementation of new routes to the …
  • Madison to Focus on Out-of-School Time Programs Through
    Posted Mar 10, 2014 |   The City of Madison, the Madison Metropolitan School District and Madison Out-of-School Time (MOST) will host community conversations about family involvement with Madison’s out-of-school time (MOST) programs. The meeting …
  • Madison Food Policy Council Announces “SEED” Grant Recipients
    Posted Mar 4, 2014 | The City of Madison Food Policy Council announces the inaugural SEED Grant recipients. SEED Grants are small grants designed to support new and recently emerging projects or programs that support access to healthy food in our …
  • Cities United Mayors Respond to President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative
    Posted Feb 28, 2014 | New Orleans, La. - Following President Barack Obama’s announcement today introducing the "My Brother’s Keeper" initiative, the mayors of Cities United issued the following statement from their inaugural meeting in New Orleans, …
  • Obesity Rates Fall Nationwide for Children Ages Two through Five
    Posted Feb 26, 2014 | A Journal of the American Medical Association study results were announced Tuesday indicating researchers saw a 43% decline in obesity rates for children ages two to five over a ten-year period. Obesity rates for this age group …
  • Mayor Soglin, Boys and Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson Attend Conference
    Posted Feb 26, 2014 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Boys and Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson and Daniel Yancey, 19, who attends Edgewood College, are attending a two day Cities United Conference Why We Can’t Wait: A Convening for Mayors Committed to …
  • 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 …
  • Linda Mathis-Rose "One (African) Awareness" Exhibition Announcement
    Posted Feb 7, 2014 | Linda Mathis-Rose: One (African) Awareness At the Madison Municipal BuildingFebruary 1, 2014-March 28, 2014 Exhibition hours M-F 8:00-5:00, S 8:00-12:00, closed SundayArtist Reception Wednesday, February 12, noon Madison …
  • Mayor Paul Soglin Reacts to Congressional Announcement of Farm Bill Deal
    Posted Jan 30, 2014 |   The farm bill agreement announced this week by the Congressional conference committee moves forward a critical piece of legislation that impacts every person in the United States. The farm bill authorizes funding for the …
  • Public Meeting for Breese Stevens Artificial Turf Installation
    Posted Jan 30, 2014 | The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed artificial turf improvements at Breese Stevens Field.  At this meeting, Madison Parks and their consultant, Graef – USA, will present …
  • Metro Transit Warming Buses - Monday Night and Tuesday
    Posted Jan 27, 2014 | Due to the extreme cold weather, Metro Transit will offer warming buses this afternoon starting at 3:00 PM at the East, North, West, and South Transfer Points. Warming buses will be available through 9:00 PM tonight. Warming …
  • 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 …
  • Metro Transit Operates Reduced Service on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
    Posted Jan 13, 2014 | On Monday, January 20, Metro Transit will operate reduced service due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The following routes operate SATURDAY schedules: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, 36, 40, 50, 51, 59, …
  • Madison one of Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA
    Posted Jan 10, 2014 | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced design assistance to help the capital cities of Wisconsin, Michigan and Washington develop designs for greener, healthier, more vibrant neighborhoods. Madison will …
  • Metro Transit Service on Tuesday, January 7 - Special Service From Overnight to Daytime Homeless Shelters - Warming Buses
    Posted Jan 6, 2014 | Metro Transit has not experienced any issues with the extreme cold and plans to continue to operate its regularly scheduled weekday service on Tuesday, January 7. Service Between Overnight and Daytime Homeless SheltersTuesday, …
  • Keep Those with Disabilities in Mind as You Shovel Snow and Clear Ice
    Posted Jan 6, 2014 |   Wintertime in Wisconsin can be a difficult time for everyone, as snow and ice can make it nearly impossible to get around. One aspect of winter is often overlooked; accessibility for people with disabilities. For example, …
  • Metro Transit Service Not Experiencing Issues With Cold - Warming Buses Available from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Posted Jan 6, 2014 | Metro Transit has not experienced any issues with the extreme cold and continues to operate its regularly scheduled weekday service. Passengers waiting for buses at transfer points can board warming buses today from 1:30 PM - …
  • Outdoor Activities affected by Extremely Cold Weather this weekend
    Posted Jan 3, 2014 | Before the arctic weather hits Madison, put on extra scarves and mittens and enjoy the ski trails and ice rinks.   Friday, January 03, 2014 - Tonight’s Groove & Glide Ice Skating Party is STILL ON at Tenney Park!  Grab a …
  • El tiempo glacial despierta preocupaciones de seguridad
    Posted Jan 3, 2014 | El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (National Weather Service) emitió un aviso sobre las temperaturas peligrosas comenzando esta noche (2 de enero) hasta el próximo martes 7 de enero.  Se predice  que las altas temperaturas sean …
  • Bitterly Cold Weather Raises Safety Concerns
    Posted Jan 2, 2014 | The National Weather Service has issued a dangerous cold weather notice covering tonight (January 2nd)  through next Tuesday January 7th.  High temperatures are expected to be in the single digits and lows will be below zero.   …
  • 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 …
  • Sustainable Madison Transportation Master Plan Public Workshop
    Posted Dec 18, 2013 | The Mayor and the Common Council invite you to participate in the first public workshop for the Sustainable Madison Transportation Master Plan. This plan will shape the future of transportation in Madison. This is your …
  • 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 …
  • City Employees Work Together to Help Families in Need
    Posted Dec 10, 2013 | A number of Madison area families will have holidays a little brighter thanks to the generosity of Madison City employees. Eight city departments adopted a family, sometimes two or more, providing clothes, toys, and gift cards …
  • 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.        …
  • Dan Johnson to Receive 2013 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award
    Posted Dec 2, 2013 |   Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Dan Johnson has been selected as the recipient of the seventh annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The award was created by the Common Council to honor a …
  • Remembering the Past, Mapping the Future: A Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Key Civil Rights Events
    Posted Nov 27, 2013 | The City of Madison is inviting  citizens to the Common Council meeting on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm in Room 201 of the City-County Building and on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a Community …
  • More National and International Accolades for Madison
    Posted Nov 21, 2013 | Add Livability.com and BBC Travel as the two latest organizations appreciating the City of Madison. Livability.com researches and develops monthly top 10 lists of small to mid-sized cities along with an annual ranking of …
  • CITY-COUNTY JOBS COLLABORATION UNDERWAY
    Posted Nov 6, 2013 | A city-county collaboration aimed at helping to connect more people with family supporting jobs and helping local businesses expand their bottom line through the federal Section 3 program is underway. The Section 3 program is …
  • Tuesday, October 29thLast Day for MadMarket Double Dollars FoodShare Incentive Program
    Posted Oct 28, 2013 | FoodShare participants are reminded that Tuesday, October 29 is the last day to use and receive matching dollars for your transactions at the Eastside Farmers' Market and the South Madison Farmers' Market. Participants must …
  • Police and Fire Commission Statement on Search Process for New Police Chief
    Posted Oct 24, 2013 | Commissioners have received constructive comment from a variety of sources regarding our standards and procedures for the appointment of our next Police Chief. After thoughtful consideration we have determined that the best …
  • Statement of Mayor Soglin Celebrating Third Annual Food Day
    Posted Oct 24, 2013 | Food Day is a nationwide celebration of the movement for a healthy, affordable, and sustainable food system. Madison is situated in one of the most agriculturally diverse regions in the world. We are populated with the most …
  • City Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Oct 14, 2013 | The City of Madison is seeking nominations for the 2013 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. This award was created in 2007 to honor the memory of the late Jeff Erlanger, who was committed to public service …
  • Public Statement by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners
    Posted Oct 10, 2013 | Commissioners are developing a comprehensive plan and calendar for the appointment of our next Police Chief. We expect to receive comment and consultations through October 30, to be followed by periods for receiving and …
  • National Planning Accolades for Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood
    Posted Oct 7, 2013 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin was joined Friday by Sixth District Alder Marsha Rummel, Marquette Neighborhood Association leaders Lindsey Lee and David Mollenhoff and American Planning Association (APA) representative Larry Ward in …
  • Mayor Soglin on Racial Justice Panel for Birmingham Empowerment Week
    Posted Sep 12, 2013 | Earlier today Mayor Soglin participated in a U.S. Conference of Mayors panel to discuss economic justice with nine other mayors at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The panel was in conjunction with …
  • Madison Maintains Superior Bond Rating
    Posted Sep 12, 2013 | Moody's Investor Service has continued Madison's Aaa bond rating with a stable outlook. The rating is for the $61.6 million in tax-exempt and taxable general obligation notes that will be issued by the City next week. This is …
  • Madison Ranked Among Top Healthiest Cities
    Posted Sep 12, 2013 | Another national accolade for Madison, this one from Huffington Post for being one of the country's 25 healthiest cities. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/03/happiest-healthiest-american-ci... Other cities on the list …
  • Public Statement by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners
    Posted Sep 12, 2013 | Commissioners are developing a comprehensive plan and calendar for the appointment of our next Police Chief. We expect to receive comment and consultations through October 30, to be followed by periods for receiving and …
  • Knight Foundation National Tour
    Posted Sep 9, 2013 | A Community Health Data Challenge this Wednesday, September 11th seeks to harness the power of data to advance Wisconsin health. As part of a national tour to 21 cities, John Bracken, the Director of Media Innovation for the …
  • Madison Welcomes Sister City Delegation from Freiburg, Germany
    Posted Sep 3, 2013 | A delegation from Freiburg, Germany arrives in Madison today and will be touring various sites in the city and surrounding area through Thursday. The Freiburg delegation will be attending this evening's Common Council meeting …
  • Central Park Work Underway
    Posted Aug 29, 2013 | Join Mayor Soglin, Alder Marsha Rummel, Parks Director Kevin Briski, and other officials as they visit the work underway at the new Central Park, located along the East Isthmus rail line. They will meet at 2:00 p.m. Friday, …
  • Remembering the Past, Mapping the Future:
    Posted Aug 22, 2013 | The kickoff event of the City of Madison 50th anniversary of Civil Rights events commemoration will be Friday, August 30th, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. At 11:30am the city will kick off the celebration with Mayor Paul Soglin …
  • Highland Avenue and Walnut Street Flood Mitigation Continues
    Posted Aug 6, 2013 | Work that began in 2003 to alleviate street flooding on Madison's West side will be completed this fall. The result of the four-stage project will be better traffic flow during and after storms. As many residents and commuters …
  • Madison Ranked Fourth Safest City in Recent FBI Report
    Posted Aug 5, 2013 | The FBI's most recent report on crime lists Madison as number four in a list of the country's safest cities in 2012. According to the report, Madison has a murder rate 73% below the national average and a robbery rate 11% below …
  • MadMarket Double Dollars Program Kicks Off Sunday
    Posted Aug 2, 2013 | SNAP/Foodshare participants at two area farmers' markets will have an opportunity to take advantage of the MadMarket Double Dollars program this Sunday. The program allows SNAP/FoodShare users to get a dollar for dollar match, …
  • Mayor Soglin, Local Hospital Leaders, Community Action Coalition Kick Off MadMarket Double Dollars
    Posted Jul 22, 2013 | Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, Meriter Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, UW Health, and Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. join Mayor Paul Soglin in announcing the MadMarket Double …
  • Mayor Paul Soglin Discusses Education Reform with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
    Posted Jul 15, 2013 | Mayor Paul Soglin joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, DC, today to discuss partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to …
  • Stretch of Hot Weather Demands Attention for Health & Safety
    Posted Jul 15, 2013 | An extended period of hot and humid weather will mean extra precautions for residents to stay safe and healthy. While upcoming heat conditions do not mirror what we faced last summer, precautions should be taken in the upcoming …
  • Villager Mall Meet and Eat Cancelled for This Evening
    Posted Jul 9, 2013 | Due to the impending thunderstorms in the forecast, this evening's Meet and Eat at Villager Mall on South Park Street has been cancelled. Weather permitting; the event will go on as scheduled next Tuesday evening and throughout …
  • 2014 Operating Budget Message
    Posted Jul 8, 2013 | Mayor Soglin shared his Operating Budget message with Department and Division Heads today. To: Department and Division Heads From: Mayor Paul R. Soglin Subject: 2014 Operating Budget Once again there are a number of external …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin on School Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham's Report on Entry Process
    Posted Jun 14, 2013 | I want to congratulate Dr. Cheatham for hitting the ground running as she begins her leadership of the Madison Metropolitan School District. I support the priority initiatives she outlines in her Report on Entry Process. We …
  • Eat, Play, Bike, Placemaking at Villager on South Park St
    Posted Jun 13, 2013 | MADISON, WI- What do you get when you add a parking space dedicated to a life-size game of Chutes and Ladders …to table cloths blowing on a clothesline strung between two lamp posts…to a 17-year old rock star singing his own …
  • Madison Meet and Eat Expands in 2013
    Posted May 28, 2013 | After a very successful first year in the Meadowood neighborhood, Meet and Eat is expanding to the city's south and north side this summer, Mayor Soglin announced today. The collective of food carts will be at the Villager …
  • 2014 Capital Budget Message
    Posted May 6, 2013 | Mayor Soglin shared his Capital Budget message with Department and Division Heads as well as City Alders today. To: Department and Division Heads From: Mayor Paul R. Soglin Subject: 2014 Capital Budget Target Thanks to your …
  • City Receives Four Responses to the Judge Doyle Square Request for Qualifications
    Posted May 1, 2013 | On Tuesday, April 30, the City received four responses to its first stage Request for Qualifications ("RFQ") for qualified real estate development teams to develop Judge Doyle Square. To be located on a two-block area in …
  • 2013 Community Budget Meetings
    Posted Apr 30, 2013 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and members of the Madison Common Council announce the 2013 process for soliciting input from the public for next year's city budget. City leaders expect that this year's budget process will involve …
  • 2013 Reconstruction Project Set for Mineral Point Road and Junction Road
    Posted Apr 26, 2013 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi today announced the ground breaking of the Mineral Point Road and Junction Road (CTH M & CTH S) reconstruction project - a $23 million partnership that will …
  • Mayor Soglin Urges Madison to Continue Divestment from Fossil Fuels
    Posted Apr 26, 2013 | Madison - Mayor Soglin joined ten other mayors from across the country to launch a new, nationwide campaign to divest city funds from the fossil fuel industry. "Madison does not invest in any fossil fuel companies now," said …
  • Mayor Soglin Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service
    Posted Apr 8, 2013 | Madison, Wisconsin - Mayor Paul Soglin will join more than 600 mayors across the country for the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort to highlight the impact of national …
  • Report a Problem-New and Improved
    Posted Apr 4, 2013 | Mayor Paul Soglin is pleased to announce an updated Report a Problem website that will make it easier for residents to report problems to city agencies. "Our new site uses 'Responsive Design' to ensure a great browsing …
  • The City of Madison Celebrates National Community Development Week
    Posted Apr 2, 2013 | This week marks National Community Development Week, a time to reflect on and celebrate the tangible results of the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin in Support of Wisconsin Gun Safety Legislation
    Posted Mar 21, 2013 | I strongly support the effort to require universal background checks. With the rise of the internet, what was once labeled a "loophole" has threatened to make background checks simply voluntary. As we witnessed so tragically in …
  • Madison Recognizes Earth Hour
    Posted Mar 21, 2013 | On Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m., Madison will join hundreds of millions of people around the globe in turning off their non-essential lights for one hour during Earth Hour - an innovative campaign that raises awareness on …
  • Mayor Soglin Delivering Meals on Wheels Monday, March 18
    Posted Mar 18, 2013 | In conjunction with Independent Living, Inc., Madison Mayor Paul Soglin will be delivering Meals on Wheels Monday, March 18 in downtown Madison. Independent Living, Inc. offers the only evening Meals on Wheels program in Dane …
  • Mayor Soglin Announces Appointment Of Planning Division Director
    Posted Mar 11, 2013 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the appointment of Katherine Cornwell as the City of Madison's Planning Division Director. Ms. Cornwell currently has a private strategic planning consulting practice that provides …
  • City Releases Request for Qualifications for Judge Doyle Square Development in Downtown Madison
    Posted Feb 18, 2013 | Today, the City of Madison issued a Request for Qualifications, seeking qualified real estate development teams for a significant mixed-use development opportunity comprised of employment, hotel, residential, retail and …
  • City of Madison Website Down for Maintenance
    Posted Feb 7, 2013 | The City of Madison website was taken down Thursday for unexpected maintenance. City staff became aware of vulnerability in one of the software products used to support the site. As a precautionary measure, staff took the site …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Madison Police Department Investigations
    Posted Feb 1, 2013 | In any officer involved shooting there are questions. In these situations, there are generally two types of investigations, and they should not be confused. First, regarding personnel matters we have an internal investigation …
  • DRAFT MADISON SUSTAINABILITY COMMERCE CENTER (MSCC) FEASBILITY STUDY RELEASED
    Posted Jan 30, 2013 | The City of Madison has released a draft of the Madison Sustainability Commerce Center Feasibility Study (MSCC). The study is available within the "Sustainability Center" section of www.capitoleastdistrict.com. The consultant …
  • Madison Declares A Snow Emergency Back to Back Odd Numbered Day Impacts Parking
    Posted Jan 30, 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. Madison …
  • Madison: Second Best Run City in America
    Posted Jan 23, 2013 | Citing statistics that include a low unemployment rate, an Aaa credit rating, and a city ordinance that bans the government from using emergency reserves to fund the operating budget, unless two thirds of council membership …
  • Mayor Paul Soglin Statement in Response to President Obama's Agenda for Gun Control
    Posted Jan 16, 2013 | I support President Barack Obama's plan to make our country safe and to institute these very reasonable firearm controls. When the founding fathers adopted the Second Amendment to the Constitution, they envisioned a …
  • City Receives Hotel Feasibility Study for Additional Hotel Rooms in Downtown Madison
    Posted Jan 7, 2013 | Today, the City received the updated Hotel Feasibility Study from Johnson Consulting of Chicago, Illinois. In July 2012, the City Council authorized an update to the City-commissioned 2009 Hunden Hotel Feasibility Study. The …
  • Mayor Soglin Announces Request for Proposals for Don Miller Site
    Posted Dec 28, 2012 | Mayor Soglin announced the release of a Request for Proposals to develop the 800 North Block of East Washington Avenue within Madison's Capitol East District. The full block site was home to a Don Miller car dealership prior to …
  • Mayor Soglin and Mayor of Palo Alto, California Make a Friendly Rose Bowl Wager
    Posted Dec 26, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh have agreed to a Rose Bowl wager that Mayor Soglin is confident will provide trees planted in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers. The Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinals call …
  • City of Madison Offices and Facilities to Open at 10:00 a.m. Friday
    Posted Dec 20, 2012 | To allow City staff and residents the opportunity to travel safely, the opening of City offices and facilities will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21.
  • Blowing and Drifting Snow Will Hamper Dane County Commuters on Friday
    Posted Dec 20, 2012 | The Madison Streets Division has been working on clearing City streets since the storm began on Wednesday evening. The effort involved over 175 plows and salt trucks working on main arterials and residential streets. These …
  • City of Madison Offices and Facilities Closed to the Public on Thursday, December 20
    Posted Dec 19, 2012 | With heavy snow and wind in the forecast, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has determined that City offices and facilities will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 20. "The safety of the general public is the most important …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Connecticut School Shooting
    Posted Dec 14, 2012 | It is difficult to express the sorrow and pain surrounding the news of today's tragedy. The unimaginable happened to kind, ordinary people, many of them children, sending fear into the hearts of loving families all over the …
  • Enis Ragland to Receive 2012 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award
    Posted Dec 10, 2012 | Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Enis Ragland has been selected as the recipient of the sixth annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The award will be presented at the Common Council meeting on …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin on the Looming "Fiscal Cliff"
    Posted Nov 16, 2012 | I join with my colleague Mayors and with civic leaders, small businesses, and CEOs across the country to express concern about the looming 'fiscal cliff' that threatens to put the United States back on the path to another …
  • JEFFREY CLAY ERLANGER CIVILITY IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AWARD
    Posted Nov 9, 2012 | The City of Madison has extended the deadline for nominations for its annual JEFFREY CLAY ERLANGER CIVILITY IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AWARD. Nominations will now be accepted until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 14. The award honors …
  • STREET CLOSURES FOR PRESIDENTIAL VISIT
    Posted Nov 3, 2012 | Downtown streets will be closed beginning Sunday, November 4th through Monday, November 5th. Closure(s) starting 8 AM, Sunday, November 4th: • The 100 and 200 blocks of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Closure(s) starting at …
  • FOOD DAY PRESS CONFERENCE - FOOD DAY CELEBRATION
    Posted Oct 22, 2012 | Date: Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Mayor's Conference Room 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Mayor Paul Soglin will kick off the celebration of Food Day by highlighting community activities and …
  • Mayor Soglin Celebrates Energy Action Month
    Posted Oct 17, 2012 | Mayor Soglin celebrated Energy Action Month today by highlighting the successes of the Green Madison Program. Centro Hispano, a local non-profit that benefited from the use of the Green Madison Program, hosted the event. Centro …
  • Madison Names New Director of Community Development
    Posted Oct 11, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the appointment of Jim O'Keefe as the City of Madison's Director of Community Development. O'Keefe previously served as Administrator for the Division of Housing and Community …
  • City Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Oct 4, 2012 | The City of Madison is seeking nominations for the 2012 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. This award was created in 2007 to honor the memory of the late Jeff Erlanger, who was committed to public service …
  • 2013 Budget Message
    Posted Oct 2, 2012 | Even more than the City of Madison budget for 2012, the 2013 budget is driven by the events of March 2011. For 2013 we look forward to a state limit on our levy controlled by the growth in the property tax base due to new …
  • Mayor's Neighborhood Conference 2012: Great Neighborhoods - Great Places
    Posted Sep 21, 2012 | Madison residents, business leaders, and governmental officials will talk about ways in which neighborhoods can use placemaking to their advantage. The Mayor's Conference 2012: Great Neighborhoods, Great Places will feature …
  • Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Policy Review
    Posted Sep 17, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has sent the attached memo to members of the Madison Common Council and the Economic Development Committee (EDC) asking for a review of the City's Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) policy. On Wednesday, …
  • Madison Maintains Triple A Bond Rating
    Posted Sep 14, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Moody's has again given the city an Aaa rating with a stable outlook. This is the highest possible rating an issuer can receive. Only a handful of Wisconsin municipalities and …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin
    Posted Sep 12, 2012 | On July 5, 2012 a city employee informed me that members of the individual's family were involved in a disturbing incident in a facility under the supervision of the Madison Parks Division. I was told that the incident involved …
  • Statement Concerning 800 North Block of East Washington Avenue
    Posted Sep 4, 2012 | The City of Madison and Urban Land Interests have mutually decided not to further pursue the sale and purchase of the 800 North Block of the former Don Miller property on East Washington Avenue. ULI had proposed a development …
  • EPA Announces Brownfields Grants
    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 …
  • FREIBURG CATHEDRAL GIRLS' CHOIR TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT IN OVERTURE HALL, MADISON
    Posted Jul 26, 2012 | As part of the Madison-Freiburg Sister Cities relationship, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra's Free Summer Organ Series, the Freiburg Cathedral Girls' Choir will perform in Overture Hall on Wednesday August 8 at 7:30 PM. The …
  • Madison: Number One City for Young Adults
    Posted Jul 25, 2012 | More nationwide recognition for Madison this week as Kiplinger.com released its top cities for Young Adults with Madison receiving the top spot. Kiplinger.com's recent series on Best Cities for Every Life Stage also highlighted …
  • Metro Transit Receives Awarded $3.8 Million State of Good Repair Grant
    Posted Jul 23, 2012 | Metro Transit is pleased to announce that it will receive $3.8 million as part of a $787 million State of Good Repair federal grant announced today by U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood. This State of Good Repair grant is …
  • Madison Meet & Eat
    Posted Jul 11, 2012 | The City of Madison is excited to introduce the first Madison Meet and Eat, a unique neighborhood event that brings a collective of local Madison's food cart vendors to a neighborhood and encourages friends and neighbors to …
  • Cooling Centers To Be Open for Heat Relief Tonight
    Posted Jul 2, 2012 | Mayor Paul Soglin announced that beginning at 9:00 PM tonight, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (main level ballroom) and Warner Park Recreation Center will remain open overnight to those in need of relief …
  • Madison Meet & Eat Debuts Next Month
    Posted Jun 28, 2012 | The City of Madison is excited to introduce Madison Meet and Eat, a unique neighborhood event that brings a collective of local Madison's food cart vendors to a neighborhood, and encourages friends and neighbors to enjoy a fun …
  • FIRST OZONE CLEAN AIR ACTION DAY OF 2012 CALLED IN DANE COUNTY FOR TOMORROW
    Posted Jun 27, 2012 | The Dane County Clean Air Coalition (DCCAC) today announced that the first Clean Air Action Day of the 2012 summer ozone season is tomorrow, Thursday, June 28th. A Clean Air Action Day for ozone lets people know that ozone …
  • Stretch of Hot Weather Demands Attention for Health & Safety
    Posted Jun 26, 2012 | An extended period of hot and humid weather will mean extra precautions for residents to stay safe and healthy. "The weather forecast calls for some very warm temperatures in the coming days," said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. …
  • Mayor Soglin Announces Union Corners Available For Development
    Posted Jun 19, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that the property known as Union Corners and owned by the City of Madison is now available for private development. The 11.4 acre property is comprised of three parcels (2340, 2504, and …
  • New City of Madison Open Data Ordinance
    Posted Jun 11, 2012 | A new ordinance making city data more accessible will be introduced at the Madison Common Council meeting on Tuesday, June 12th. The ordinance is being introduced by Alder Scott Resnick and co-sponsored by Alders Mark Clear, …
  • Block 100 Foundation Announces Intention to Proceed with the Development of 100 Block of State Street Project
    Posted Jun 1, 2012 | Members of the Frautschi family and the Block 100 Foundation announced today that, with City of Madison support, work on revitalizing the Foundation's properties on the 100 Block of State Street will continue. The project has …
  • City Launches App for Recycling and Solid Waste Information
    Posted May 31, 2012 | The City of Madison unveiled a new smart phone and tablet app that will provide residents with information on solid waste and recycling services. The new My Waste app will work on all operating systems and is free to download …
  • 2012 Reverend James C. Wright Human Rights Award
    Posted May 21, 2012 | The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Equal Opportunities Division are proud to announce Colleen Butler is the winner of the 2012 Reverend James C. Wright Human Rights Award. This seventeenth annual award will be presented …
  • WisconSUN Solar Project Completed
    Posted May 18, 2012 | The City of Madison will announce the completion of the WisconSUN Solar Project on May 21st at 11:30am at Union Cab, 2458 Pennsylvania Ave. Speaking at the event will be: • Mayor Paul Soglin, City of Madison • Lee Swindall, …
  • Milwaukee and Madison Sue State For Reductions in Recycling Grant Funding and Unconstitutional Taxes
    Posted May 11, 2012 | MADISON, WI --- Today the City of Madison joined with the City of Milwaukee, as well as Milwaukee taxpayers Aldermen Robert J. Bauman, Willie L. Hines, and Ashanti Hamilton to file a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court against …
  • Madison Wins Water Conservation Challenge
    Posted May 9, 2012 | The City of Madison is one of 12 cities to win this year's National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition to encourage residents nationwide to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution. The …
  • Mayor Soglin and Student Leaders Support President Obama's Fight for Lower Tuition Loan Interest Rates
    Posted May 8, 2012 | Mayor Soglin and student leaders from the University of Wisconsin participated in a conference call Monday afternoon with the White House on student loan interest rates. The students were able to gather in the Mayor's …
  • Janel Heinrich es nombrada nueva directora de Salud Pública de Madison y el Condado de Dane por el ejecutivo del condado y el alcalde de Madison
    Posted Apr 27, 2012 | El ejecutivo del Condado de Dane, Joe Parisi, y el alcalde de Madison, Paul Soglin, han anunciado hoy (el 25 de abril de 2012) el nombramiento de Janel Heinrich como nueva directora de Salud Pública de Madison y el Condado de …
  • County Executive, Mayor, Select Janel Heinrich as New Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County
    Posted Apr 26, 2012 | Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that they have selected Janel Heinrich to serve as the new Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC). Heinrich has served as Interim …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin
    Posted Apr 25, 2012 | I am delighted that WIAA officials and Board of Control members have decided to retain the majority of their tournaments in Madison, and I am grateful for the leadership provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the …
  • Mayor Soglin Welcomes Startup Weekend to Madison
    Posted Apr 23, 2012 | Madison, WI - Mayor Paul Soglin is pleased that Startup Weekend Madison, is coming to Madison April 27th-29th. The event is the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Organized by leaders from UW-Madison, Madison College, Edgewood …
  • Summit Brings Focus on Initial Steps to Slow Increase of Opiates Overdoses in Dane County
    Posted Apr 23, 2012 | Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced strategies that are underway to tackle the gateways to opiates addiction, and other action steps necessary to slow the increase of opiates overdoses …
  • MAYOR SOGLIN ANNOUNCES ENERGY-EFFICIENCY FINANCING FOR MADISON BUSINESSES
    Posted Apr 17, 2012 | Madison, WI - April 17, 2012 - Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced an innovative business financing model as part of the Green Madison program at a press conference Tuesday morning at the City-County Building. Green Madison …
  • Community Budget Conversations Underway This Week
    Posted Apr 11, 2012 | The City of Madison is once again holding a series of Community Budget Conversations at various locations throughout the city. These public meetings are designed to encourage citizen involvement in the city budget process. Last …
  • Mayors Highlight Need for Water Conservation: World Water Week 2012
    Posted Mar 19, 2012 | World Water Week is all about local water issues. On March 19th, 2012 Mayor Soglin, City of Madison, and Mayor Miller, City of Monona, joined community leaders at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District to make a renewed …
  • Mayor Soglin Announces New Madison Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley
    Posted Mar 12, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Madison's Streets Department will be led by 33-year department veteran Chris Kelley. Kelley has been Acting Superintendent since the recent retirement of former Superintendent Al …
  • Common Council Awards Construction Contract for the Madison Public Library's Central Library
    Posted Feb 29, 2012 | On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the Madison Common Council awarded the construction contract for the Madison Public Library's Central Library reconstruction project to J.H. Findorff and Son, Inc. of Madison, WI. J.H. Findorff …
  • TRUST FUND CREATED BY ABUSE VICTIM'S MATERNAL FAMILY
    Posted Feb 24, 2012 | Citizens from around the country have contacted the Mayor's office regarding the recent incident involving a 15-year-old girl. The information below is being shared because people have asked how they could help. Family wants to …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin on Wisconsin Mortgage Settlement Funds
    Posted Feb 22, 2012 | Earlier today Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, Mayor Al Richards of St. Francis, Mayor John Dickert of Racine, Mayor Al Foekler of Oak Creek, Mayor Keith Bosman of Kenosha and Mayor Justin Nickels of Manitowoc held a press …
  • Madison Names New Poets Laureate
    Posted Jan 30, 2012 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced that Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman have agreed to serve as Poets Laureate for the City of Madison. Busse and Vardaman will share the volunteer position from January 16, 2012 until January …
  • Mayor Paul Soglin Returns to Madison City Channel's "The Mayor's Report"
    Posted Jan 27, 2012 | The Office of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is pleased to announce that he will once again begin producing episodes of the monthly Madison City Channel public affairs program The Mayor's Report. The thirty-minute show, a staple of …
  • Mayor Soglin Applauds Stability of Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer's Madison Workforce
    Posted Jan 18, 2012 | With the announcement today that Kraft Foods will be closing facilities in New York and New Jersey and the loss of 1,600 jobs, comes the news that the Madison management center will remain open. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said, …
  • 27th Annual City/County King Holiday Speaker To Take Up New Leadership Role
    Posted Jan 13, 2012 | The Madison-Dane County Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition announced the late-breaking news that Rev. C.T. Vivian - who will be the keynote speaker for the 27th Annual City/County King Holiday Observance - was just appointed to …
  • 2012 City-County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awardees Announced
    Posted Jan 10, 2012 | Madison - Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the recipients of the combined City-County Humanitarian Award honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The award winners, …
  • MONONA TERRACE 2011 AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
    Posted Jan 9, 2012 | Madison, WI - Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is pleased to announce that it has been the recipient of numerous awards and certifications both regionally and nationally in 2011. • The 2011 Prime Site Award by …
  • Madison Public Library Director to Retire
    Posted Dec 30, 2011 | Madison Public Library Director Barbara Dimick announced today that she will retire effective February 24, 2012. Ms. Dimick has been an employee of Madison Public Library (MPL) for 35 years, including 15 as Director. During Ms. …
  • Holiday Message from Mayor Paul Soglin
    Posted Dec 23, 2011 | Peace on earth, good will to all. It's a fitting wish for this time of year and beyond. While we may have little control over worldwide peace, I know Madisonians work hard to extend good will to all. It has been heartwarming to …
  • Madison and Eugene Put Their Money Where Their Needs Are
    Posted Dec 22, 2011 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Eugene, Oregon Mayor Kitty Piercy have a friendly wager on the outcome of the upcoming Rose Bowl between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oregon Ducks. "We wanted to develop a wager that could benefit …
  • Madison Central Library Project to be Re-bid
    Posted Dec 21, 2011 | After consulting with Madison Department of Civil Rights, Engineering and the City Attorney, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced the building and renovation of the Central Library Project will be re-bid. In requesting bids for …
  • Madison Property Taxes in the Mail
    Posted Dec 13, 2011 | The city portion of taxes on an average Madison home is increasing 3.7%. The total levy increase on the average home is 2.71% this year compared to nearly 6% in 2010. The Madison Metropolitan School District, Dane County, …
  • Alice Fike to receive 2011 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award
    Posted Dec 12, 2011 | Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Alice Fike has been selected as the recipient of the fifth annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The award will be presented at tomorrow night's Common Council …
  • Thanksgiving Message from Mayor Soglin
    Posted Nov 23, 2011 | Let us join together in celebrating our many gifts this Thanksgiving Holiday and keep in mind those struggling to maintain a sustainable home. This has clearly been a tough year for many, as some of us as individuals and …
  • Madison is Ready for Winter
    Posted Nov 16, 2011 | Madison's Winter Portal is ready for use and will be a great resource to residents and visitors as we brave the winter weather. You can access the information on Facebook. As the snow flies, you can get additional information …
  • City Effort Promotes Solar Purchase Program for Businesses
    Posted Nov 10, 2011 | The MadiSUN Commercial Solar Group Buying effort is the latest attempt by the City of Madison to encourage more solar installations through the support of the Department of Energy's Solar America Communities program. Group …
  • Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin on 2012 Budget
    Posted Nov 8, 2011 | Over the last few days a number of people have asked me about the "found? money, or the "new money available? for the 2012 operating budget. Curiously, when the State of Wisconsin cut $450,000 out of Madison's share of the …
  • City Institutes On-line Recruiting/Application System
    Posted Nov 7, 2011 | In an effort to create a more efficient hiring process for the City of Madison, Mayor Paul Soglin and the City's Human Resources Department have instituted an automated recruiting/application system. The new web-based system …
  • Madison Recoups Protest Costs
    Posted Nov 3, 2011 | The Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance has approved the funds to reimburse the City of Madison for security costs related to the protests earlier this year. In August, the committee approved $7.4 million to reimburse most …
  • Madison Prepares for Concealed Carry Law
    Posted Oct 25, 2011 | In preparation for Wisconsin's Concealed Carry Law going into effect on November 1st, Mayor Paul Soglin and City staff have developed guidelines and restrictions regarding firearms in City buildings, property and buses. Mayor …
  • "Access to Power" Civic Forum
    Posted Oct 20, 2011 | City of Madison officials will hold the first ever "Access to Power" Civic Forum on Wednesday, October 26th at the Madison Urban League, 2222 South Park Street from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The forum will assist Madison residents as they …
  • County Executive Parisi, Mayor Paul Soglin, Outline Action Plan to Address Rising Number of Heroin and Prescription Drug Overdoses
    Posted Oct 19, 2011 | Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced a detailed plan today to address the rising number of heroin and prescription drug overdoses in the county. The action plan outlines next steps for their …
  • Madison Prepares for "Occupy Madison"
    Posted Oct 7, 2011 | In anticipation of an event known as "Occupy Madison", Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is working with Police, Parks, Health and other departments to maintain a peaceful event. "Occupy Madison" is being described as an opportunity …
  • City Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Oct 7, 2011 | The City of Madison is seeking nominations for the 2011 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. This award was created in 2007 to honor the memory of the late Jeff Erlanger, who was committed to public service …
  • 2012 Operating Budget Message to the Members of the Common Council and Department and Division Heads
    Posted Oct 4, 2011 | When we began discussions on the 2012 city operating budget several months ago, several issues became immediately apparent. One was the need to make drastic cuts to our borrowing in order to reduce the impact of increasing debt …
  • Ribbon Cutting for Opening of Pleasant View Road
    Posted Sep 29, 2011 | The City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Department have worked together to construct a new extension of South Pleasant View Road from Mineral Point Road to Valley View road. …
  • Madison Maintains Triple A Bond Rating
    Posted Sep 20, 2011 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Moody's has again given the city an Aaa rating with a stable outlook. This is the highest possible rating an issuer can receive. Only a handful of Wisconsin municipalities and …
  • City Effort Promotes Solar Purchase Program for Residents
    Posted Sep 20, 2011 | The MadiSUN Solar Group Program is a community based volume-purchasing program to make solar more affordable. The effort is made possible through Recovery Act funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Cities …
  • Madison Terrace Rain Gardens Working to Protect Area Lakes
    Posted Jul 27, 2011 | Madison Terrace Rain Gardens Working to Protect Area Lakes The heat we've been experiencing has lead more people to Madison lakes, but at the same time blue green algae and other contaminants have focused our attention on …
  • Mayor Soglin Announces Appointment of Director of Economic Development
    Posted Jul 27, 2011 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the appointment of Aaron Olver as the City of Madison's Director of Economic Development. Olver has served as interim director for the past five months. He previously served as the …
  • Madison Community Budget Conversations Get Underway This Week
    Posted Jul 25, 2011 | Join Mayor Soglin, Alders and city officials as they host the first of five Community Budget Conversations on Tuesday, July 26th at the Urban League, 222 South Park Street. Each of the Budget Conversations will get underway at …
  • Mayor Soglin Announces Appointment of Finance Director
    Posted Jul 19, 2011 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today the appointment of David P. Schmiedicke as the city's next Finance Director. Mr. Schmiedicke is a Madison resident, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently …
  • Rhythm and Booms Message from Mayor Paul Soglin
    Posted Jun 29, 2011 | A safe and happy 4th of July weekend is my wish for all of you! I am pleased that a number of city agencies including Traffic Engineering, Madison Police, Madison Metro and City Parks are working together with Rhythm and Booms …
  • Statement of Mayor Soglin on the Fatal Bus Accident in Madison on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    Posted Jun 22, 2011 | This morning's bus accident was tragic. My thoughts are with the victim and her family. The city of Madison will cooperate with a complete investigation that is already underway. My thoughts are also with the bus driver and the …
  • Mayor Soglin to Appear on CNN's American Morning Show
    Posted Jun 20, 2011 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin will be a guest on CNN's "American Morning" Tuesday, June 21st. Just returned from the U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting in Baltimore, Mayor Soglin will address the conference's recently-passed …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on the Dismantling of Walkerville
    Posted Jun 17, 2011 | I appreciate the cooperation of everyone involved in the roughly ten-day experience known as Walkerville in downtown Madison. There were many city and county employees, downtown business leaders, residents and Alders involved …
  • Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on the Recently Passed State Budget
    Posted Jun 17, 2011 | The passage of the state budget and the "budget repair" bill is deeply disappointing. While the Republican legislature touts the budget as "balanced" for the first time in years, it is important to remember that this hollow …
  • Mayor Soglin Responds To Concealed Carry Provisions
    Posted Jun 17, 2011 | Madison - In anticipation of the new concealed carry legislation, Mayor Soglin will meet with Police Chief Noble Wray and City Attorney Michael May early next week to determine what the city can do to ensure the property rights …
  • Mayoral Staff to Attend Juneteenth Festivities
    Posted Jun 16, 2011 | Madison-Although Madison Mayor Paul Soglin will be attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Baltimore this weekend; he will be represented at Madison's Juneteenth celebration by Astra Miriaku Iheukumere of his …
  • Mayor Soglin is Walking Willy Every Week
    Posted Jun 10, 2011 | Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is joining with Williamson Street business owners and residents in reminding Madisonians that in spite of the road construction underway this summer, the street is open for business. "My wife Sara and …
  • Mayor Appoints Assistants and Government Relations Officer
    Posted May 17, 2011 | Madison - Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that he is hiring two assistants and a government relations officer who will be starting work the week of May 16, 2011. Astra Miriaku Iheukumere will be the Mayor's Liaison for the …
  • Mayor, Trek Bicycle Announce Agreement on B-cycle Bicycle Sharing Program
    Posted Apr 26, 2011 | Trek and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin are pleased to announce that they have reached a modified agreement that will allow the installation of B-cycle, a citywide bicycle sharing program, in the next month. The capital costs of the …
  • Rhythm & Booms A Go At Warner Again This Year
    Posted Apr 18, 2011 | Rhythm & Booms, Madison's official Independence Day Celebration, will take place again this year at Warner Park on Saturday, July 2nd, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and event founder Terry Kelly announced today. "There had been …
  • Mayor, Local Officials to Hold Community Meeting on State Budget
    Posted Mar 25, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will join leaders from the Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison College, Dane County and the state legislature for a community meeting on Governor Walker's State Budget on Wednesday, March 30 from …
  • Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Statement on Ratification of New City Labor Contracts
    Posted Mar 23, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz released the following statement tonight about the City Council's ratification of new city labor contracts. Contracts for AFSCME, Teamsters, Local 236, IATSE, Building and Trades, and Fire Supervisors were …
  • City Launches Green Madison Program with $7.2 Million DOE Grant
    Posted Mar 22, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today joined the Community Development Division, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation and Summit Credit Union to roll out the new Green Madison Program, thanks to a $7.2 million grant from the U.S. …
  • Mayor, Council Leadership Call Special Council Meeting to Ratify New Contracts
    Posted Mar 18, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Council Leadership announced today that they will call a special meeting of the Common Council next week to ratify new city union contracts that will mitigate the impact of Governor Walker's biennial …
  • City Receives $750,000 to Expand Energy Efficiency Programs
    Posted Mar 16, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined MGE and Sustain Dane today in announcing that the city will receive $750,000 to expand its energy efficiency work in the community, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Environmental Protection …
  • Mayor, Labor Leaders Work Together to Mitigate Impact of Draconian State Budget
    Posted Mar 15, 2011 | City labor leaders joined Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today to outline proposed changes to AFSCME's contracts in an effort to mitigate the impact of Scott Walker's state budget proposal and avoid major service cuts or layoffs. "We …
  • Zoning Code Rewrite Comes to Council for Public Hearing
    Posted Mar 11, 2011 | The city's comprehensive review of its zoning code will come to the City Council for a public hearing on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:45pm. "The zoning code rewrite is one of the most important steps we can take for the future of …
  • Statement from Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on State Budget
    Posted Mar 2, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz released the following statement today regarding Governor Walker's state budget address. "Our state faces serious challenges because of the Governor's biennial budget and budget repair bill. Scott Walker …
  • City Unions, Mayor, Alders to March in Unity to Special Council Meeting
    Posted Feb 17, 2011 | Representatives of the city's 12 labor unions will join Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, members of the Common Council and non-represented employees at 5:45 p.m. in front of the City County Building to march together to the special …
  • Madison Sets Waste Diversion Record
    Posted Feb 10, 2011 | Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Madison had diverted over 66% of its waste stream from the landfill, compared to the national average 33.8%. The material is diverted as either recycling, composted or …
  • City to Close Non-Essential Services to the Public Wednesday
    Posted Feb 2, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that the City of Madison will close all non-essential services to the public on Wednesday, February 2 due to severe winter weather warnings. "For the safety of our residents and our …
  • Rachel Krinsky Named Recipient of Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Jan 18, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Rachel Krinsky has been selected as the recipient of the fourth annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award and will be awarded the honor at tonight's Common …
  • Mayor, MPower Partners Announce Completion of 100k Challenge
    Posted Jan 12, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that the city and a coalition of community partners has exceeded a clean energy goal to reduce carbon emissions citywide by 100,000 tons over four years. "We launched this climate change …
  • Resident Satisfaction with City Services Increases
    Posted Jan 11, 2011 | Resident satisfaction with city services and quality of life is up again this year, according to the city's annual resident satisfaction survey. Respondents rated overall quality of life at 94% and overall quality of services …
  • Mayor Names Mark Woulf Alcohol Policy Coordinator
    Posted Jan 4, 2011 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Mark Woulf as the city's Alcohol Policy Coordinator. The Alcohol Policy Coordinator position is jointly funded by the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to proactively …
  • Mayor Confident in Badger Win, Sends UW Apparel to Fort Worth
    Posted Dec 30, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz showed his confidence in a Badger victory over the TCU Horned Frogs in the Rose Bowl, sending Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief a Badger hat and jersey today. Mayors Cieslewicz and Moncrief have a friendly …
  • CDA, Mayor, Alder Bruer, Neighborhood Break Ground on Burr Oaks Senior Housing
    Posted Dec 21, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined Alder Tim Bruer, the Community Development Authority and neighborhood members to break ground on the Burr Oaks Senior Housing project today. A partnership between the city, WHEDA, Community …
  • Tenney Park Shelter Group Announces Major Donation for Shelter
    Posted Dec 21, 2010 | For the last few years, our community has pulled together through challenging times to make progress towards building a new shelter. Many people have given time, money and effort to a shared, and as yet unrealized dream. …
  • MadiSUN Program Launches New Online Solar Program
    Posted Dec 21, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined the U.S. Department of Energy at Isthmus Engineering today to launch the city's new online solar map program. The new map application will help citizens and business owners evaluate the potential …
  • Mayor Takes on Horned Frogs in Friendly Rose Bowl Wager
    Posted Dec 17, 2010 | When the UW Badgers take on the TCU Horned Frogs in the Rose Bowl on January 1, there will be more than bragging rights on the line. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announced today they have placed a …
  • Common Council Workgroup, Mayor, Overture Officials Reach Proposal for Future of Overture Center
    Posted Dec 13, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Common Council President Mark Clear and 201 State Foundation Board Chair Deirdre Garton announced today that negotiating teams reached agreement over the weekend on a proposal for the long-term future of …
  • Mayor Nominates Steven Cover as Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development
    Posted Dec 9, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Steven Cover as the City's Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Cover has served as Commissioner of the Department of …
  • Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Statement Regarding High Speed Rail
    Posted Dec 9, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz released the following statement today regarding high speed rail. "This is a black day for Wisconsin's economy. "The 5,000 or so construction workers who could have been employed over the course of the …
  • City Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Dec 1, 2010 | The City of Madison announced today that it will extend the deadline for nominations for the annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The mayor created the award in September of 2007 to honor the memory …
  • Mayor, Monona Terrace Board Nominate Gregg McManners as Monona Terrace Director
    Posted Nov 30, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that he and the Monona Terrace Board of Directors have nominated Gregg McManners as Monona Terrace Director. McManners will replace current Director Jim Hess, who is retiring at the end of …
  • Mayor Cieslewicz Statement on 2011 Budget Passage
    Posted Nov 18, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz issued the following statement regarding final passage of the city's 2011 budget. "When I began my 2011 budget process, I set a goal of making our way through a third consecutive recession budget by …
  • City Negotiates Agreement on Overture Center
    Posted Nov 4, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and the city's negotiating team announced today that they've come to an agreement with Overture officials for city ownership and private operation of Overture Center. The agreement will now go to the …
  • City Announces Energy Efficiency Grants for Small Business, Green Job Training
    Posted Oct 29, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined the Urban League of Greater Madison, small business owners, job trainees and the city's Community Development Division at the Northport Commons construction site to announce grants for the city's …
  • City Receives $950,000 TIGER II Grant
    Posted Oct 20, 2010 | City officials announced today that the City of Madison has received $950,000 TIGER II planning grant from the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. The grant will fund the planning process for …
  • City Announces Major Progress in Capitol East District
    Posted Oct 18, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Alders Marsha Rummel and Bridget Maniaci joined neighborhood and business leaders to announce that the city has signed a letter of intent to purchase Don Miller on East Washington Avenue. The City also …
  • City Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Oct 7, 2010 | The City of Madison is now seeking nominations for the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The mayor created the award in September of 2007 to honor the memory of the late Jeff Erlanger, who was committed …
  • Mayor's Budget Invests in Neighborhoods, Maintains Basic Services
    Posted Oct 5, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined community service providers, Public Health Madison Dane County and neighborhood leaders at the Kennedy Heights Community Center to outline his 2011 operating budget proposal. "We continue to weather …
  • City Comes to Agreement to Purchase Union Corners
    Posted Sep 21, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Alder Marsha Rummel announced today that the city has come to an agreement to purchase Union Corners using the city's land-banking fund. A resolution authorizing the purchase will be introduced at …
  • Mayor's Capital Budget Supports Neighborhoods, Basic Services, Economic Development
    Posted Sep 7, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today introduces his 2011 Capital Budget. The budget comes in almost $2 million under the original borrowing target for 2011 and makes investments in basic city infrastructure, neighborhoods and economic …
  • City of Madison Secures Federal Funds to Keep Families in Homes
    Posted Aug 12, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Madison's Community Development Authority (CDA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Madison almost $350,000 for 50 new housing vouchers to keep …
  • Mayor, Congresswoman Baldwin Celebrate Delivery of New Hybrid Buses
    Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and Madison Metro Officials today to celebrate the delivery of 14 new hybrid buses, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The buses are paid for …
  • City Invites Public Input on Central Library Design
    Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and the architectural firm hired for the Central Library today announced the schedule of public meetings for the design of the Central Library. Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle (MSR) will hold a series of …
  • Mayor Invites Public Input on City Budget
    Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced his three public meetings on the City of Madison budget for 2011. All three meetings will take place in August, prior to the introduction of the Mayor's proposed capital and operating …
  • Statement from Mayor Dave Cieslewicz regarding Overture Debt Resolution Agreement
    Posted Jun 23, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz released the following statement today regarding the agreement to resolve the Overture Center's debt. "This agreement accomplishes the goal I set out from the start: no taxpayer liability for the remaining …
  • State of the City
    Posted Jun 16, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz presents his State of the City address for 2010 today. He will give remarks at today's Downtown Madison Rotary meeting. Full text of the mayor's State of the City address follows. State of the City June, …
  • Trek President, Mayor Announce Two Ride the Drive Events
    Posted Apr 5, 2010 | Trek President John Burke and Mayor Dave Ciewlewicz are happy to announce two Ride the Drive events this summer on June 6 and August 29. Trek sponsored athlete Lance Armstrong will headline the August event. "Ride the Drive was …
  • Mayor, City Officials Launch Pothole Patrol, Spring Cleanup
    Posted Mar 30, 2010 | As spring nears, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and city officials today launched the Pothole Patrol for this season and detailed other spring cleanup efforts. Launched by the mayor two years ago, the Pothole Patrol is a comprehensive, …
  • City to Hold Public Meeting On Madison's Google Fiber Application
    Posted Mar 8, 2010 | The City of Madison will hold a public meeting on the City's application for Google Fiber on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00p.m. at Olbrich Gardens. "Madison is a perfect fit for Google Fiber. We have a tech savvy, engaged …
  • Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Statement re State of the State Address
    Posted Jan 27, 2010 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz tonight issued the following statement regarding the Governor's State of the State Address. "Governor Jim Doyle has worked hard for seven years to make Wisconsin a great place to live. In the …
  • Firehouse #12 Goes Platinum
    Posted Jan 14, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Chief Debra Amesqua announced today that City of Madison Fire Station #12 has become the second fire station in the country to achieve LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building …
  • City Releases Results of Second Resident Satisfaction Survey
    Posted Jan 12, 2010 | Results of the second annual city of Madison customer satisfaction survey show continued high approval of city services and quality of life in Madison. "Both the high response rate and high rate of satisfaction is encouraging," …
  • Mayor Nominates Rob Phillips as City Engineer
    Posted Jan 12, 2010 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that he has named Rob Phillips as City Engineer. Phillips is currently the City's Interim City Engineer. "Rob is an experienced and skilled manager and a proven leader in the …
  • Mayor Nominates Paul Kronberger as Information Technology Director
    Posted Jan 11, 2010 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has named Paul Kronberger as the City's Information Technology Director. Kronberger is currently a Senior Account Executive at Symphony Corporation. He previously served as Information Technology …
  • Mayor, Alder Schumacher Announce Purchase of Cherokee Park
    Posted Jan 5, 2010 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined Alder Michael Schumacher, Madison Parks Superintendant Kevin Briski, Dennis Tiziani and Bill White to announce an agreement for the City of Madison to purchase 23 acres of Cherokee Park with the …
  • City Releases Report on Snow Policies
    Posted Dec 28, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today released a report on the City's snow policies. The mayor ordered the analysis after the conditions on Madison's arterial streets resulting from the severe storm of December 8 and 9. "Everyone …
  • Mayor Announces Dramatic Decline in Freakfest Costs
    Posted Dec 17, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced a dramatic reduction in the City's cost for Freakfest in 2009. The city's net cost for the annual event is down 68% from 2008 and 88% from the event's first year in 2006. The city's net …
  • Nan Fey Named Recipient of Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Dec 15, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Nan Fey has been selected as the recipient of the third annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award and will be awarded the honor at tonight's Common Council …
  • City Of Madison Property Tax Bills-New for 2009
    Posted Dec 15, 2009 | Property owners in the City of Madison should have received their property tax bill by now, and the city treasurer wants to announce an innovation for 2009 and remind taxpayers have a few important facts: 1. New for 2009: if …
  • Nominations Sought for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award
    Posted Nov 16, 2009 | Madison - Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk request nominations for the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Both the City and the County have long histories of …
  • Mayor Cieslewicz Statement on 2010 Budget Passage
    Posted Nov 12, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz issued the following statement today regarding passage of the City of Madison 2010 operating and capital budgets. "In putting together my 2010 operating budget, the one goal I strived for was balance. I …
  • Mayor Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Nov 3, 2009 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is now seeking nominations for the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The mayor created the award in September of 2007 to honor the memory of the late Jeff Erlanger, who …
  • Goodman Pool Breaks Even
    Posted Oct 14, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Madison Parks are proud to announce that the Goodman Pool reached its financial budget target of breaking even. Each of the last three years, major strides have been made toward the Goodman Pool …
  • Mayor's Budget Limits Taxes, Provides Steadiness in Basic Services
    Posted Oct 6, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today joined community service advocates, Firefighters Local 311 representatives and Fire Chief Debra Amesqua to outline his 2010 operating budget. "This budget provides steadiness and consistency that …
  • MADISON FREAKFEST 2009
    Posted Sep 18, 2009 | The City of Madison and Frank Productions announced the line-up of this year's Freakfest 2009 presented by Amp this morning. This year's event actually falls on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. The event as before will include …
  • City Maintains Aaa Bond Rating
    Posted Sep 15, 2009 | Moody's Investors Service today reaffirmed the City of Madison's "Aaa" general obligation bond rating. This outstanding credit rating is the highest available for governmental entities and means the City will again pay the …
  • Mayor Statement on John Stanley
    Posted Sep 14, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement on the passing of Dane County Coroner, John E. Stanley. "For nearly 20 years, John Stanley was a truly committed public servant in our community. He helped families at some of …
  • City, State Officials Celebrate Opening of New Rental Units on Allied Drive
    Posted Aug 6, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Executive Director Antonio R. Riley and the Community Development Authority joined Alder Brian Solomon and the Allied Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood …
  • Mayor Invites Public Input on City Budget
    Posted Aug 3, 2009 | Madison - This week, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will host the first of three public meetings on the City of Madison budget. All three meetings will take place in August, prior to the introduction of the Mayor's proposed 2010 capital …
  • Mayor, Rep. Baldwin Break Ground on Madison's First Stimulus Funded Construction Project
    Posted Jul 27, 2009 | Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Rep. Tammy Baldwin and city officials broke ground today on Madison's first construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The city received $2.7 million in …
  • Mayor's Statement Outlining Public Safety Efforts on Southwest Side
    Posted Jun 25, 2009 | Last week, I convened a meeting of community leaders to discuss two overarching questions: how do we address gun violence in our community, and how do we address issues causing concern about crime? The conversation during and …
  • Zoning Code Rewrite Community Summit and Meetings Scheduled
    Posted Jun 19, 2009 | On June 22nd and June 24th, the City of Madison and its team of consultants led by the Cuningham Group, Architecture, P.A., will hold a Community Summit and two Community Meetings to present an overview of the initial draft of …
  • City Directs Stimulus Funding at Preventing Foreclosure, Stabilizing Neighborhoods
    Posted Jun 12, 2009 | The City of Madison will use awarded federal stimulus funding to address foreclosure prevention and neighborhood stabilization projects. Madison will receive funding through Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) to create a …
  • Statement in Response to Violence on Madison's Southwest Side
    Posted Jun 11, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding violence on Madison's Southwest side: "First, I want to express my deep sadness about the tragedy that happened last night. My thoughts go out to the family, …
  • Mayor, Trek President, Community Leaders Launch "Ride the Drive"
    Posted May 14, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today joined Trek President John Burke and community and City leaders to launch "Ride the Drive." Ride the Drive is an exciting new community event on August 30 that will transform some of Madison's …
  • STILL TIME TO REGISTER ONLINE - Madison Small Business in Changing Times Conference
    Posted May 7, 2009 | May 6, 2009 - The conference - Madison Small Business in Changing Times - will be held on May 12, 2009 at Monona Terrace and is open to business owners and other interested individuals in the Madison area. The conference will …
  • State of the City 2009
    Posted Apr 22, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz presents his State of the City address for 2009 today. He will gave remarks at today's Downtown Madison Rotary meeting. Full text of the mayor's State of the City address follows. State of the City April, …
  • Madison Small Business in Changing Times Conference
    Posted Apr 21, 2009 | April 21, 2009 - The City of Madison, in cooperation with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce's (GMCC) Madison's Small Business Advisory Council, will host a day-long conference on stabilizing and growing a small business …
  • City Taking Lead on Polling Place Accessibility for Tuesday Elections
    Posted Apr 7, 2009 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that the City of Madison is working to ensure accessibility at its polling places for Tuesday's elections. City of Madison Building Inspectors and Assessors will survey all 80 City of …
  • Mayor, Alder Kerr Wager on 2009 Baseball Season
    Posted Apr 6, 2009 | On Major League Baseball's Opening Day, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Alder Julia Kerr entered into a friendly wager for the 2009 season. The two colleagues will wager on wins between the Milwaukee Brewers and Alder Kerr's hometown …
  • City Statement on Email Records
    Posted Apr 3, 2009 | A portion of several days of archived email messages for some city agencies may be irretrievable due to an error by a technician during a conversion to a new email system. The gap in the archived messages was discovered during …
  • Mayor, Community Groups, City Officials to Break Ground at Villager
    Posted Mar 27, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today joined the Urban League of Greater Madison, Alder Tim Bruer, Community Development Authority, the Madison Library Board, Planned Parenthood, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MATC to break …
  • Mayor Launches City Federal Stimulus Website
    Posted Mar 23, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and city officials launched today a new Federal Stimulus website, designed to provide the public with information regarding the City's work on seeking and using funds derived from the American Recovery and …
  • Mayor Launches Development Services Center Website
    Posted Mar 10, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and city officials launched the new Development Services Center website or virtual "one stop shop" today. For the first time, the site provides a central location for information to guide a building …
  • Mayor's statement on Dick Grasmick
    Posted Mar 10, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today in response to the announcement of the retirement of City IT Director Dick Grasmick: "For the last 30 years, Dick Grasmick has served the City of Madison and has gained …
  • Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Secures Federal Funds for City Safety Projects
    Posted Feb 25, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today thanked Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin for securing more than $600,000 in federal funds for two critical projects for the City of Madison. The money was included in the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations …
  • Mayor Launches Pothole Patrol, Previews Spring Roadworks
    Posted Feb 25, 2009 | With spring nearing, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and city officials today launched the Pothole Patrol for this season, as well as previewed spring road construction projects and a new website to keep residents up to date on roadworks …
  • Mayor Kicks off Tenney Shelter Fundraising Campaign
    Posted Feb 25, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, city officials and the Tenney Park Shelter Group kicked off a fundraising campaign for the new Tenney Park Shelter today. After 50 years of community use, the Tenney Park Shelter Group is leading efforts …
  • Judy Olson, Warren Onken Named Recipients of Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Feb 4, 2009 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Judy Olson and Warren Onken have been selected as the recipients of the second annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award and will be awarded the honor …
  • Mayor Participates in Home Energy Efficiency Evaluation
    Posted Feb 2, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz had his home's energy efficiency evaluated as part of a program sponsored by Focus on Energy, designed to identify a home's energy efficiency problems and recommend solutions that can save consumers money …
  • Mayor Kicks off Winter Festivals at Elver Park
    Posted Feb 2, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined the Madison Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Youth Company at Elver Park today to preview a new family winter event and highlight winter recreation in Madison's parks. "Madison's parks provide …
  • City Releases Results of First Resident Satisfaction Survey
    Posted Jan 13, 2009 | Results of a new city survey designed to measure the level of satisfaction and that Madison residents have toward various city services show high approval of City services and quality of life in Madison. "An extraordinary …
  • Mayor Presents Low-income Rider Proposal for Madison Metro
    Posted Jan 9, 2009 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today joined community advocates in presenting a two-part plan to improve access to Madison Metro for low-income riders. Their proposal would make low-income passes available as soon as the fare increase …
  • City of Madison Rolls Out GO-GO Campaign, AT&T Yellow Pages Citywide Biking Guide
    Posted Jan 7, 2009 | Madison - In an effort to further enhance and encourage bicycling throughout the Madison community, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today launched new Platinum Bike initiatives, unveiling the GO•GO promotional campaign and AT&T Bike …
  • Mayor Releases Stimulus Package Wish List;
    Posted Dec 26, 2008 | Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, this week sent off his list of infrastructure projects that might be made possible by an economic stimulus package being developed by President-Elect Barack Obama's transition team. The mayor's …
  • Mayor Nominates Tim Cooley as Economic Development Director
    Posted Dec 23, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Tim Cooley as the City's Economic Development Director. A graduate of the UW, Cooley returns to Madison after serving in business consulting and several economic development initiatives in …
  • City, State Officials to Break Ground on Allied Drive Rental Units
    Posted Dec 17, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Executive Director Antonio R. Riley and Community Development Authority representatives broke ground today on 48 new rental units on Allied …
  • City Implements Comprehensive New Strategies for Winter Weather
    Posted Dec 9, 2008 | With the first major winter storm of the season, the City of Madison is implementing a comprehensive package of new winter efforts to improve awareness of snow emergencies and winter parking regulations, increase compliance …
  • Mayor Cieslewicz Statement on City of Madison Budget Passage
    Posted Nov 13, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz issued the following statement today, praising passage of the City of Madison's 2009 operating budget. "In such tough economic times, we must recognize that our citizens are facing the same financial woes …
  • Mayor, Council Leadership Introduce Housing Diversity Planning Committee
    Posted Nov 11, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will introduce a resolution to the Common Council creating the Housing Diversity Planning Committee. The committee is part of new affordable housing efforts announced by the mayor today. These efforts will …
  • Mayor Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Nov 5, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that nominations are now invited for the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The mayor created the award in September of 2007 to honor the memory of the late …
  • Mayor, City Officials Launch Alert Madison System
    Posted Oct 30, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and City officials today announced the launch of Alert Madison, a new text messaging system that will inform residents of declared snow emergencies. Users can also sign up for Metro Transit rider, detour …
  • Advisory: Mayor. City Officials to Launch Alert Madison
    Posted Oct 29, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and City officials will launch the Alert Madison text messaging system on Thursday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the City-County Building. Residents will be able to sign up with the new text messaging …
  • Frank Productions, City Officials to Preview Freakfest 2008
    Posted Oct 28, 2008 | Frank Productions and City officials will preview entertainment and planning for Freakfest 2008 tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m. at 30 On The Square. Representatives from Frank Productions will preview the range of …
  • Mayor Cieslewicz, Local Leaders to Celebrate Grand Opening of Hanson Road Bridge
    Posted Oct 23, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Alder Joe Clausius, and representatives from the American Center and Wisconsin Department of Transportation will gather Friday, October 24th at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the completion of construction of …
  • Mayor Unveils New Solar Electric Installation at Alicia Ashman Library
    Posted Oct 22, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz unveiled the newest of Madison's solar electric installations today, and thanked the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its support of the City's continuing solar efforts. The new installation …
  • Mayor, U.S. DOE to Unveil New Solar Installation
    Posted Oct 21, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will unveil Madison's newest solar installation on Wednesday, October 22 at 2:00pm at Alicia Ashman Library. The event will highlight …
  • Mayor Announces Launch of Neighborhood Indicators Pilot
    Posted Oct 10, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced the launch of the Neighborhood Indicators Pilot Project. The NIP is a battery of more than forty characteristics and indicators of neighborhood health that will help us better understand …
  • Mayor's Budget Keeps Commitments, Limits Taxes
    Posted Oct 7, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz introduced his 2009 operating budget today, keeping his commitment to public safety and excellent basic services, while keeping tax increases on the average home the lowest in his time in …
  • News Advisory: Mayor to Introduce 2009 Operating Budget
    Posted Oct 6, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will introduce his 2009 executive operating budget tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Fire Station # 9. The Mayor's budget will be formally introduced to the Common Council at its meeting …
  • Local Leaders Celebrate Completion of State Street Project
    Posted Oct 6, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and other local leaders gathered in downtown Madison today to celebrate completion of the State Street reconstruction project with a formal re-opening of Madison's …
  • Local Leaders To Celebrate Grand Re-opening of State Street
    Posted Oct 6, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and local leaders will gather Monday, Oct. 6 at 12:15 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the State Street reconstruction project, and mark important milestones in the State …
  • Mayor maintains Library, Metro services
    Posted Oct 3, 2008 | In keeping with his commitment to maintain basic city services even in a very tough budget year, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced his plans to keep all Madison libraries open and fully staffed, and to maintain and even …
  • City Projects $500,000 Less in Investment Income
    Posted Sep 30, 2008 | Madison - In response to the continuing market downturn and uncertain financial outlook for the future, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today said he will reduce projections for investment income for the 2009 budget by another $500,000. …
  • O.A.R. to Headline Freakfest 2008
    Posted Sep 24, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that O.A.R. will headline Madison's Freakfest 2008 on Saturday, November 1. The Mayor announced plans to build on the success of last year's Halloween event, again partnering with …
  • Public Health Collaborative Receives $500,000 Grant to Study Declining Infant Mortality Rate
    Posted Sep 17, 2008 | Public Health of Madison and Dane County will receive a $500,000 grant to study a dramatic decline in the infant mortality rate in Madison and Dane County. Nationwide, the U.S. continues to see one of the highest infant …
  • Zoning Code Rewrite Community Meetings Scheduled
    Posted Sep 3, 2008 | The City of Madison is working to rewrite its zoning code and prepare a new zoning map. The existing zoning code was last rewritten in 1966. The new zoning code will be easier to use and understand than the current code, better …
  • Mayor's Capital Budget Comes in Under Target, Maintains Public Safety & Basic Services
    Posted Sep 3, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will introduce his 2009 capital budget at tonight's Common Council meeting. The Mayor's capital budget comes in $7.3 million under the original target. This will save about $1 million in debt service costs …
  • City Budget Looks To Be Toughest in Decades
    Posted Aug 26, 2008 | Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that the budget suggestions submitted by City agency heads paint a picture of just how difficult the 2009 City budget will be. In response to the Mayor's instructions issued in July, …
  • County Executive, Mayor Opening Acts for "Heavy Metal Days"
    Posted Aug 12, 2008 | Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today urged people to take advantage of a special collection by the Clean Sweep program this week that aims to reduce environmental damage done by heavy …
  • Mayor Invites Public Input on City Budget
    Posted Aug 8, 2008 | Madison - Tonight, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will host the first of three public meetings on the City of Madison budget. All three meetings will take place in August, prior to the introduction of the Mayor's proposed 2009 capital …
  • Common Council Unanimously Approves Economic Development Plan
    Posted Aug 6, 2008 | MADISON - The Common Council tonight approved the strategic economic development plan for the City of Madison. Commissioned by the City and coordinated by the Economic Development Commission. The report focuses on targeted job …
  • Cieslewicz Nominates Clingan as Community Development Director
    Posted Aug 4, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Bill Clingan as Director of the newly created Division of Community Development. Clingan is currently the Deputy Vice President of Workforce Development for United Migrant Opportunity …
  • Major Step Forward for Allied Redevelopment Project
    Posted Jul 28, 2008 | Madison - Local and State officials and residents today celebrated the first major step forward in a major redevelopment of rental housing in the Allied Drive neighborhood. Mayor David J. Cieslewicz, Wisconsin Housing and …
  • Mayor Appoints Rachel Strauch-Nelson Communications Director
    Posted Jul 16, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Rachel Strauch-Nelson will serve as his new Communications Director, effective July 28. "I am very impressed with Rachel's skills, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to …
  • Cieslewicz Calls for Federal Support for Transit, Energy Efficiency Initiatives
    Posted Jul 1, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today called on Congress to act quickly to pass two measures that would increase support for local transit and energy efficiency initiatives. With gas prices continuing to average $4 per gallon …
  • New Bridge Improves Pedestrian and Bike Connections for Madison's East Side
    Posted Jun 30, 2008 | MADISON ... Federal, state and local elected officials were joined today by neighborhood leaders to mark the opening of the new East Washington Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge provides an easy and safe overpass for …
  • Mayor Names New Water Utility General Manager
    Posted Jun 6, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today nominated Tom Heikkinen to serve as the new General Manager for the Madison Water Utility. Heikkinen would succeed David Denig-Chakroff, who left the post September of last year. City …
  • MadiSUN Initiative Seeks to Double Madison's Use of Solar Energy
    Posted Jun 3, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today led the official kickoff of MadiSUN program, an initiative to double Madison's use of solar energy by 2010. The City of Madison has developed this two-year program in conjunction with Focus …
  • Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Wins National Neighborhood of the Year Award
    Posted May 23, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and eastside Ald. Judy Compton announced today that the Stoughton Road Revitalization Project (SRRP) has been named the 2008 winner of the National Neighborhood of the Year award, in the category …
  • City to Accelerate Improvements for Key City Streets
    Posted May 16, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that improvements for badly deteriorated segments of State Highway 151 (East Washington Avenue) and State Highway 113 (Pennsylvania and Packers Avenues, and Northport Drive) are being …
  • Zoning Code Rewrite Community Meetings Scheduled
    Posted May 14, 2008 | Madison - The City of Madison is beginning a major effort to completely rewrite its zoning code and prepare a new zoning map. "Madison's zoning code is the blueprint for how we physically define our city," said Mayor Dave …
  • Public Service Recognition Celebration
    Posted May 6, 2008 | Madison, WI - The City of Madison will be celebrating Public Service Recognition week with an event on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. A proclamation by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz honoring all City employees will be held on the steps of …
  • Google Announcement Points to Future of Madison's Economy
    Posted Apr 29, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement in response to Google's announcement that it is opening a facility in downtown Madison: "This is good news for our local economy and further evidence that Madison is …
  • Mayor Seeks to Keep City Spruced Up with "Mowtown" Program
    Posted Apr 23, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced the creation of Mowtown, a new multi-agency program to coordinate and enhance the appearance of city parks, medians and other areas. The program is being unveiled at the onset of …
  • State and Local Leaders Partner to Protect, Preserve Cherokee Marsh
    Posted Apr 22, 2008 | MADISON ... State and local leaders are celebrating Earth Day this week by moving forward on the largest conservation land purchase in Madison history. Dane County, the City of Madison, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural …
  • Gawenda Nominated for City Treasurer Position
    Posted Apr 21, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today nominated Dave Gawenda to serve as Treasurer for the City of Madison. The City Treasurer is responsible for managing the city's assets, including the City and the Madison Metropolitan …
  • Allied Drive Redevelopment Wins Tax Credit Financing
    Posted Apr 14, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said that the Allied Drive redevelopment project took a major step forward today with the announcement that the project had obtained critical tax credit financing. The tax credits were awarded by …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Famous Footwear
    Posted Apr 11, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding the announcement that Brown Shoe is consolidating its Madison-based Famous Footwear subsidiary into its corporate headquarters in St. Louis: "I am …
  • Mayor Nominates New Madison Parks Superintendent
    Posted Apr 10, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today nominated Kevin Briski to serve as the new Parks Superintendent for the City of Madison. Briski would succeed Jim Morgan who retired from the post in January. Information Technology …
  • State of the City 2008
    Posted Apr 9, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz presents his State of the City address for 2008 today. He will give abbreviated versions of the remarks that follow at tonight's Common Council meeting and tomorrow's Downtown Madison Rotary …
  • Spring Cleanup '08 Gets Underway in Madison
    Posted Apr 3, 2008 | Madison - With a record-setting winter wrapping up, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that City efforts are now turning to the task of cleaning up. "Just like Madison families do a spring cleaning in their homes, now it's time …
  • Downtown Taxi Stand Service Kicks Off April 3
    Posted Apr 2, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that taxi stand service will be offered on University Avenue starting on April 3. The service is being offered on a trial basis, and was developed in conjunction with the Mayor's …
  • Mayor Proposes CD Ban
    Posted Apr 1, 2008 | Madison - Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is joining forces with a national wildlife group to ban the sale of compact discs in the city of Madison by April 22, 2010, Earth Day of that year. The Mayor plans a press conference …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Milt McPike
    Posted Mar 31, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement on the passing of community leader and educator Milt McPike: "Milt McPike was a remarkable community leader. His influence was felt most deeply in our schools where …
  • Mayor Encourages Participation in "Lights Out America" Night
    Posted Mar 28, 2008 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today encouraged Madisonians to take part in the nationally-organized "Lights Out America" night. For one hour, on the evening of March 29, from 8:00pm - 9:00pm, businesses and residents around the world …
  • City, County Partner to Enhance Security for Madison Water Utility
    Posted Mar 19, 2008 | Madison - The installation of surveillance cameras at 32 critical Madison Water Utility sites will enhance the security of the community's water supply, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and County Executive Kathleen Falk announced today. …
  • Madison Greets Spring With "Pothole Patrol" Program
    Posted Mar 12, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today unveiled the Pothole Patrol, a new initiative to maintain and improve the quality of Madison streets damaged due to severe weather. The Pothole Patrol takes a comprehensive approach to …
  • 2008 Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable
    Posted Mar 5, 2008 | Madison, WI - March 5, 2008. Neighborhood leaders will learn about development financing, sustainable urban design, and engaging residents in neighborhood development and traffic projects at the 2008 Mayor's Neighborhood …
  • Polling Place Corrections
    Posted Feb 18, 2008 | Madison - Incorrect polling place information was included in the legal notices published in today's Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times for several wards in the City of Madison. Below are the wards for which the …
  • City Taking Lead on Polling Place Accessibility for Tuesday Elections
    Posted Feb 15, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that the City of Madison is working to ensure accessibility at its polling places for Tuesday's elections. The City is training poll workers on accessibility issues and will be the …
  • Winter Weather Update: February 7, 2008
    Posted Feb 8, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today thanked Madisonians for helping City workers clean up in the wake of yesterday's 13.3-inch snowfall. In particular, compliance with the City's snow emergency zone ordinance was much higher …
  • Madisonians Can Help with Snow Cleanup By Observing Parking Rules
    Posted Feb 8, 2008 | Madison - Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today urged Madisonians to observe snow emergency parking rules, so city plows can clear streets effectively. A snow emergency has been declared until at least 7:00 a.m. on Friday, …
  • Mayor Praises Senate Passage of Low-Income Tax Exemption Legislation
    Posted Jan 31, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz praised today's unanimous State Senate vote in favor of legislation clarifying the property tax status of low-income housing projects (SB 403). The legislation now moves to the State Assembly for …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Council Adoption of Allied Drive Redevelopment Plan
    Posted Jan 23, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement regarding the Common Council's 15 to 2 vote in support of the Allied Drive Redevelopment Plan: "The Common Council's approval of the Allied redevelopment plan allows …
  • Madison and Dane County Announce Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards
    Posted Jan 15, 2008 | Madison - City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today announced the recipients of their respective annual awards honoring community members who reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther …
  • Open House Announced for City Bassett Small Cap TIF Loan Program
    Posted Jan 11, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Ald. Mike Verveer recently announced a new acquisition and rehabilitation loan program to assist homebuyers interested in living downtown. The new program is called the Bassett Small Cap TIF …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Reduction in Violent Crime
    Posted Jan 10, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement regarding the new FBI data showing a 15.6% decrease in violent crime in Madison for the first half of 2007: "Violent crime is down significantly in the City overall, …
  • Madison Names New Poet Laureate
    Posted Jan 9, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced that Fabu Carter-Brisco (professionally known as Fabu) has agreed to serve as Madison's Poet Laureate. She is the third person to hold the volunteer position. Fabu will receive a …
  • City of Madison Black History Celebration to Honor Milele Chikasa Anana
    Posted Jan 3, 2008 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and other Madison leaders will gather for the City of Madison's annual Black History Celebration on January 9. This year's celebration will honor the life and achievements of Milele Chikasa …
  • Winter Weather Update: Dec. 11, 2007
    Posted Dec 11, 2007 | Madison - Plowing and cleanup work is underway for today's latest round of winter weather. As of 11:00 a.m. today, Madison had received 2.1 inches of new snow. Thus far this month, Madison has seen 18.1 total inches of new …
  • Winter Weather Update: Dec. 10, 2007
    Posted Dec 10, 2007 | Madison - City crews continued work this weekend on cleanup efforts related to last week's series of snowfalls. Work over the weekend focused on several areas, including removal of snow piles that reduced driver visibility; …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Chancellor Wiley
    Posted Dec 7, 2007 | Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today in response to the announcement of Chancellor John Wiley's resignation: "John Wiley has been a good partner with City government. The University plays a vital role in …
  • Winter Weather Update: December 5, 2007
    Posted Dec 6, 2007 | Madison - The Mayor's office met with the leaders of the Streets, City Engineering, Parks, Building Inspection and Metro Transit agencies today to review the latest issues related to winter weather cleanup and ensure that city …
  • Winter Weather Update: December 4, 2007
    Posted Dec 4, 2007 | Madison - Cleanup efforts related to the weekend snow and ice storm continue in the City of Madison. Top city staff from a number of agencies met again today with the mayor's office to review current issues, coordinate cleanup …
  • Winter Weather Update: December 3, 2007
    Posted Dec 3, 2007 | Madison - Cleanup efforts related to the weekend snow and ice storm continue in the City of Madison. Top city staff from a number of agencies met today with the mayor's office to review current issues and coordinate cleanup …
  • Dick Wagner Named as First Recipient of Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Nov 30, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that longtime civic leader Dick Wagner has been selected as the first recipient of the newly created Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The award was …
  • County Executive and Mayor Ink Deal, Complete Health Department Merger
    Posted Nov 26, 2007 | Madison - County Executive Kathleen Falk and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today signed the legal documents that fully merge the city-county public health department. The two local leaders formally signed the Intergovernmental …
  • Statement by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at Signing of 2008 City Budget
    Posted Nov 21, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today signed the 2008 City of Madison budget. He made the following comments at the signing: "I am very pleased to sign the 2008 City of Madison budget today. The budget accomplishes the main …
  • Mayor: New City Budget Takes Comprehensive Approach to Public Safety Issues
    Posted Nov 16, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz praised passage of the City of Madison's 2008 operating budget which makes comprehensive, unprecedented investments in public safety. In addition to the hiring of 30 additional police officers, …
  • City "Buy Local" Website Supports Madison-area Businesses
    Posted Nov 15, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today encouraged local businesses to take advantage of the City of Madison's "buy local" website. The website was created as part of the city's buy local policy, as a tool to connect city …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Video Franchising Bill
    Posted Nov 9, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement regarding last night's action on Assembly Bill 207: "The video franchising bill passed last night by the State Senate is bad for Wisconsin consumers, school districts …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Passing of Former Mayor Otto Festge
    Posted Nov 5, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding the passing of former Madison Mayor Otto Festge: "Like many, I was saddened to hear of Otto Festge's passing. Otto guided Madison through a …
  • Mayor Praises Appointment of Sen. Miller as JFC Co-chair
    Posted Nov 1, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding the appointment of Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance: "Senator Miller is an outstanding choice to help lead …
  • New Homebuyer Assistance Program in Bassett Announced
    Posted Oct 30, 2007 | MADISON - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Ald. Mike Verveer announced today a new acquisition and rehabilitation loan program to help homebuyers interested in living downtown. The new program called the Bassett Small Cap TIF Loan …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Freakfest 2007
    Posted Oct 29, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement at the conclusion of Freakfest 2007: "This was the most successful Halloween on State Street in several years. The gating and ticketing strategy we started last year …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Economic and Community Development Unit Appointment, Structure
    Posted Oct 26, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following comments today, regarding the City's Economic and Community Development Unit. "Bill Clingan has requested that his name be withdrawn for consideration as the Economic and …
  • Mayor Takes Mpower Pledge to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
    Posted Oct 26, 2007 | Madison - Today, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz,took the Mpower Pledge, promising to do his part to address the issue of global climate change. Mpowering Madison is a communitywide effort for families, organizations and businesses to …
  • Mayor Names New City Treasurer
    Posted Oct 24, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Gerald Pace as the new City Treasurer. The City Treasurer is responsible for managing the city's assets, including the City and the Madison Metropolitan School District's $400 million …
  • Mayor Seeks Nominations for Jeff Erlanger Award
    Posted Oct 23, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that nominations are now invited for the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. The award was created to honor the memory of the late Jeff Erlanger who was …
  • Mayor Names Ray Harmon to Staff
    Posted Oct 11, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Ray Harmon to his staff. Harmon currently is the Special Projects Manager for Govenor Jim Doyle. He also served as the Director of the Governor's Milwaukee Office, and previously …
  • Mayor Names New Alcohol Policy Coordinator
    Posted Oct 10, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Katherine Plominski as the new Alcohol Policy Coordinator. The Alcohol Policy Coordinator position is jointly funded by the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to …
  • City, County Adding New Resources to Keep Lakes, Beaches and Shorelands Clean
    Posted Oct 8, 2007 | Madison - The City of Madison and Dane County are teaming up to add new resources for keeping area lakes, beaches and shorelands clean, according to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and County Executive Kathleen Falk. Both the Mayor and …
  • Mayor's Budget Makes Responsible Investments in Public Safety, Quality of Life, Economic Development
    Posted Oct 2, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz introduced his 2008 executive operating budget today, proposing fiscally responsible investments in public safety, quality of life and economic development. The $224 million budget now goes to …
  • Mayor's Budget to Include New Resources for Building Inspection
    Posted Oct 1, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that his 2008 executive operating budget will include significant new resources for building inspection and code enforcement as part of the Mayor's Public Safety Initiative. The mayor …
  • Mayor Restores Metro Cuts, Pledges No Fare Increase
    Posted Sep 25, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that his 2008 executive budget would call for no service cuts or fare increases for the Madison Metro bus system. This is the third year in a row that Metro riders will enjoy the …
  • Cieslewicz Names Clingan Economic and Community Development Director
    Posted Sep 20, 2007 | Madison - Today, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz named Bill Clingan to the newly created, Economic and Community Development Director position. Clingan is currently serving as a Division Administrator in the State Department of Workforce …
  • Mayor Praises Council Passage of Public Safety Proposals
    Posted Sep 19, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz praised tonight's passage of two city ordinances that will improve public safety in Madison. The Common Council voted to approve two proposals championed by Mayor Cieslewicz: the Alcohol License …
  • Automated Refuse Program Kicks Off Monday
    Posted Sep 6, 2007 | Madison - Madison residents will be able to use their new tan refuse carts when the automated refuse program begins this Monday, September 10th. "Madison's new automated refuse collection program will be a major step forward …
  • Joint Statement of Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and David Denig-Chakroff
    Posted Aug 27, 2007 | Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and David Denig-Chakroff have reached an agreement to end Denig-Chakroff's employment as the General Manager of the Madison Water Utility. Under the Settlement Agreement, which must be approved by …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Sherman Avenue Accident
    Posted Aug 23, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz came to the scene of the accident and remained there until the victims were removed. He made the following statement: "This was fatal and tragic accident, a reminder of how precious life is, and …
  • Monona Terrace Earns LEED Silver Certification as a Green Convention Center
    Posted Aug 22, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Monona Terrace has become one of only a handful of convention centers in the nation to be LEED-certified as a green building. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental …
  • Madison Parks Superintendent Announces Retirement
    Posted Aug 13, 2007 | Madison - Madison Parks Superintendent Jim Morgan will retire in January, 2008, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today. Morgan has led Madison's Parks Department since May, 2000. "Jim has led the Parks Department through a …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Streetcars
    Posted Aug 13, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today made the following statement regarding a potential streetcar system for Madison: "There's an old saying in politics: when you've dug yourself into a hole, the first thing you do is drop the …
  • Mayor Invites Public Input on City Budget
    Posted Aug 9, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will once again host public meetings on the City of Madison budget. The meetings will take place in August prior to the introduction of the Mayor's proposed 2008 capital and operating budgets. …
  • City labor negotiator returns as new HR Director
    Posted Jul 24, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced the selection of former City Labor Relations Specialist Brad Wirtz as the Director of the Human Resources Department. Wirtz will replace Interim Human Resources Director Roger …
  • Madison Leaders Point to Video Bill Flaws
    Posted Jul 16, 2007 | MADISON - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison) raised concerns today that a video deregulation legislative proposal would weaken consumer protection, eliminate public access broadcasting and lead to massive …
  • The Carts are Coming (Again)!
    Posted Jul 11, 2007 | Madison - The City of Madison began the delivery of new tan carts for the automated refuse program this week. Each household will be receiving one of the new carts over the course of the next eight or nine weeks. The Streets …
  • Mayor, County Executive Unveil Agreement on Regional Transit for Madison, Dane County
    Posted Jun 27, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today unveiled their regional transit authority agreement - a jointly proposed all-purpose transit system to answer the significant transportation …
  • Mayor Praises Senate Support for Domestic Partner Benefits
    Posted Jun 22, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz praised today's action by the Senate Democrats to give the City of Madison and other municipalities the option of offering domestic partner benefits to their employees. Under current law, …
  • Top 10 List: Fun Things for Kids to do in Madison During Summer
    Posted Jun 20, 2007 | Madison - With the school year coming to a close, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today offered his Top 10 List of fun things for kids to do in Madison this summer. "Madison is a great place for a kid to spend the summer," said Mayor …
  • City takes Steps Tonight to Improve Madison Neighborhoods
    Posted Jun 19, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said that the City of Madison will be taking a number of actions at tonight's Common Council meeting to improve neighborhoods throughout the community. A resolution will be introduced for moving …
  • Mayor Names Members of Clean Elections Committee
    Posted Jun 15, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced the membership of the new Blue Ribbon Committee on Clean Elections. The new group was created to study the issue of public financing for local campaigns and provide …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Jeff Erlanger
    Posted Jun 11, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding the passing of longtime city activist Jeff Erlanger: "I was greatly saddened to learn about Jeff's passing. Jeff worked tirelessly to make Madison a …
  • Goodman Pool Adds Solar Electric Generator, Shade
    Posted Jun 4, 2007 | Madison - When the Goodman Pool on Madison's south side opens tomorrow, kids and their families will be keeping cool while solar-powered electricity is being generated above their heads. Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and the …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Shooting
    Posted May 29, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement regarding last night's shooting: "Although murders are extremely rare in Madison, I am very concerned whenever a serious crime like this takes place. I am glad to …
  • Madison Takes Steps to Improve Metro Bus Service
    Posted May 16, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz praised last night's action of the Common Council to improve Madison Metro bus service. The Council approved two measures: the first authorizes the City to pursue an unlimited ride program for …
  • Madison's Community Services Director Retiring After 30 years
    Posted May 15, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Office of Community Services Director Dorothy Conniff will retire on September 4 after 30 years with the City of Madison. Conniff began employment in March, 1977 as the …
  • Cieslewicz Kicks Off Bike to Work Week,
    Posted May 14, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin today to launch the annual Bike to Work Week. At the State Street press conference, the mayor discussed plans to make Madison the best city in the …
  • Mayor Announces Plans to Build on Halloween Success for 2007
    Posted May 9, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced plans to build on the success of last year's Halloween event featuring involvement from Frank Productions. As in 2006, the 2007 Halloween celebration will feature live …
  • Veteran City Engineer to Extend Tour of Duty
    Posted May 9, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that longtime City Engineer Larry Nelson has agreed to extend his tour of duty with the City of Madison. "Larry Nelson is an indispensable part of city government, and we are fortunate …
  • Cieslewicz Names Joel Plant to Mayoral Aide Position
    Posted May 8, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced that Joel Plant will be joining his staff. Plant currently serves as the Alcohol Policy Coordinator in a position jointly funded by the City of Madison and the University of …
  • Goodwin Stepping Down After 33 Years of Public Service
    Posted May 3, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today wished a happy retirement to Interim Human Resources Director Roger Goodwin who is retiring on August 3 after 33 years of public service that included positions in federal, state, and local …
  • Cieslewicz Declares May 1 "Clean Streets/Clean Lakes Day"
    Posted May 1, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz declared today "Clean Streets/Clean Lakes Day" to highlight the connection between the City of Madison's street sweeping program and the quality of our area lakes. Each year between May 1 and …
  • Mayor to Give Commencement Speech at MAP Graduation Ceremony
    Posted Apr 30, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will give the commencement speech at the upcoming Madison Apprenticeship Program (MAP) graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 5. MAP was created in 2005 to provide a wide range of skills training …
  • Economic Development Expert Tapped to Lead Office of Business Resources
    Posted Apr 26, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today praised the selection of Matt Mikolajewski as Director of the City of Madison's Office of Business Resources. In his new position, Mikolajewski will play a key role in advancing Madison's …
  • Mayor, Community Leaders Announce "100K Clean Energy Challenge" to Combat Global Climate Change
    Posted Apr 20, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz was joined today by community leaders to set an aggressive goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Madison area. Under the cooperative private-public-not-for-profit "100K Clean Energy …
  • Doors Open for Innovative New Health Care Partnership
    Posted Mar 26, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz led the grand opening today of an innovative new health care partnership. Funded with assistance from a federal grant secured by Sen. Herb Kohl, the Triangle Health and Wellness Center will …
  • Initiatives to Help Madison Small Businesses Moving Forward: "Buy Local," Small Employer Metro Programs Introduced
    Posted Mar 22, 2007 | Madison - As the City of Madison holds its second small business conference today, progress is being made on initiatives to assist that segment of the local economy, according to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. At Tuesday night's Common …
  • Mayor: Initiatives to Promote Justice, Support Families, Build Economy Move Forward
    Posted Mar 21, 2007 | Madison - A wide range of initiatives to promote justice, support families and build Madison's economy were approved at last night's Common Council meeting, according to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. "These proposals to fight housing …
  • Mayor Cieslewicz to Deliver Evening Meals on Wheels as Part of March for Meals
    Posted Mar 20, 2007 | Madison - On Wednesday, March 21, Mayor Cieslewicz will deliver Evening Meals on Wheels to Independent Living, Inc. clients in Madison, joining thousands of mayors nationwide delivering Meals on Wheels in their own communities. …
  • Moving Central Park Forward: Mayor Names Community Leaders to Design and Implementation Task Force
    Posted Mar 19, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is moving discussion on the Central Park proposal forward, with today's announcement of the community leaders who will comprise the Central Park Design and Implementation Task Force. "Central …
  • Mayor Announces Accessible Housing Conference
    Posted Mar 13, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced that the City will hold a unique conference on accessible housing coming in April. "Creating Accessible Communities: A Conference for Housing Consumers, Builders, and Developers" …
  • 2007 Small Business Conference Offers "Keys to Economic Success" for Madison-Area Small Businesses
    Posted Mar 9, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today encouraged Madison-area entrepreneurs and small business owners to take part in the 2007 small business conference, a free event taking place March 22 at Monona Terrace, from 8:00 a.m. - …
  • $2 Million Gift from Goodman Brothers Boosts Atwood Community Center
    Posted Mar 5, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman are donating a $2 million lead gift to support construction of the new Atwood Community Center. In honor of the gift, the facility will be …
  • Winter Weather Update: March 2, 2007
    Posted Mar 2, 2007 | Madison - Light snow continues to cause slippery conditions on Madison-area roadways today. Streets crews are out clearing the latest round of snow, and salting and sanding as necessary, with 30 salt units and six sanders. …
  • Winter Weather Update: March 1, 2007
    Posted Mar 1, 2007 | Madison - With warmer weather and rain in the forecast for today, City workers are focusing their efforts on sanding and salting operations and clearing stormwater inlets. Workers are also continuing to clear snow that is …
  • Snow Update: Feb. 28, 2007
    Posted Feb 28, 2007 | Madison - Cleanup efforts related to the weekend storm, and preparations for the upcoming weather event, continue in the City of Madison. Top city staff from a number of agencies met again this morning with the mayor's office …
  • Snow Update: February 27, 2007
    Posted Feb 27, 2007 | Contact: George Twigg, (608) 266-4611 (Mayor's Office) Al Schumacher, (608) 266-4680 (Streets Superintendent) Kathy Cryan, (608) 266-4430 (City Engineering) Tom Adamowicz, (608) 266-4551 (Building …
  • Snow Update: February 26, 2007
    Posted Feb 26, 2007 | Madison - Operations continue to clear all City of Madison streets. Due to the continued snow today, about half of the City crews have had to be diverted from snow removal and clean-up to salting operations in order to maintain …
  • Residents Urged to Prepare for Winter Storm
    Posted Feb 23, 2007 | Madison - With this weekend's winter storm approaching, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, the Madison Fire Department's Emergency Preparedness Office, and the Madison Streets Division want to help ensure that families and businesses are …
  • Dane County, City of Madison Asks PSC for Independent Transmission Line Study
    Posted Feb 22, 2007 | Kathleen M. Falk, County Executive David J. Cieslewicz, Mayor Scott McDonell, Chair of Dane County Board of Supervisors Madison - Dane County and the City of Madison is filing with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin a …
  • Solar Panels Turn Up the Heat at Fire Station #8
    Posted Feb 14, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that the City of Madison is savings taxpayers money and protecting the environment thanks to a new solar-powered water heating system at Fire Station #8. The solar thermal system …
  • Cieslewicz Statement on Governor Doyle's Budget
    Posted Feb 14, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding Governor Doyle's state budget proposal: "Governor Doyle's budget provides valuable new resources for local governments to provide basic services such …
  • 35-Gallon Automated Refuse Carts to be Offered
    Posted Feb 6, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that in response to feedback from the public, the City of Madison will expand the selection of automated refuse cart sizes to include 35-gallon carts. Carts will also be offered in …
  • Statement Regarding Water Main Break and 911 Service
    Posted Feb 5, 2007 | Madison - A water main break was reported at 5:26 a.m. Saturday on the 100 block of West Main Street near the Capitol Square. At 6:20 a.m., 911 monitoring systems indicated potential problems due to the flooding caused by this …
  • Innovation Pushes Madison Recycling to New Highs
    Posted Feb 2, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that innovative new programs such as automated recycling and a new initiative to recycle waste wood have pushed recycling rates in the City of Madison to new highs. In 2006, Madison …
  • Cieslewicz and Falk Team up with YWCA and United Way to Provide New "YW Transit" Transportation Service
    Posted Jan 29, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and County Executive Kathleen Falk were joined today by leaders from the YWCA, United Way and community service providers to announce the creation of "YW Transit." The new transportation service …
  • Mayor to Propose Streetcar Binding Referendum
    Posted Jan 25, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he will propose a binding referendum on any streetcar proposal that might emerge from a committee that is currently studying the idea. Cieslewicz plans to introduce a resolution …
  • Mayor, Police Department Outline Details for Downtown Safety Initiative
    Posted Jan 23, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Madison Police Department leaders today outlined details for the proposed Downtown Safety Initiative. The mayor provided $100,000 in funding for the initiative in his 2007 budget, and asked …
  • Cieslewicz Hails Plan Commission Approval of Historic Cherokee Land Acquisition
    Posted Jan 9, 2007 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following remarks in reaction to the Plan Commission's approval last night of the historic Cherokee land acquisition proposal: "Last night was a major step forward in approving this …
  • Madison and Dane County Announce Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards
    Posted Jan 9, 2007 | Madison - City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today announced the recipients of their respective annual awards honoring community members who reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther …
  • More Madisonians Getting Online for Better Service from City Government
    Posted Jan 9, 2007 | Madison - City of Madison online services for residents and businesses continued to grow in popularity in 2006, according to new statistics released today by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. The City processed over 86,000 transactions …
  • Mayor Names George Meyer to Board of Water Commissioners
    Posted Dec 22, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that he is nominating leading environmentalist George Meyer to the Madison Board of Water Commissioners. Meyer, the former Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), …
  • Mayor Takes Steps to Assist Allied Drive Residents
    Posted Dec 7, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that City leaders are taking steps to assist a number of Allied Drive residents facing eviction or relocation from their homes at the end of December. A private property owner in the …
  • Madison Wins Digital Cities #1 Ranking for Second Consecutive Year
    Posted Dec 5, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that the City of Madison has won the Digital Cities Survey #1 ranking in its population category for the second consecutive year. The survey ranks cities based upon their …
  • City of Madison Offers Great Gift Ideas for the Holidays
    Posted Dec 4, 2006 | Madison – Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? The City of Madison offers a number of great holiday gift ideas: · City of Madison Golf Certificates: Good at Glenway, Monona, Odana or Yahara Hills Municipal Golf …
  • Mayor Hails Property Tax Bottom Line: 1.45% Increase for Average Madison Home
    Posted Dec 1, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that when all taxing jurisdictions and property tax credits are taken into account, taxes on the average City of Madison home will increase by only 1.45% this year, well below the 3.7% …
  • Mayor to Sign Fiscally Responsible City Budget that Invests in Public Safety, Economic Development and Basic Services
    Posted Nov 17, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he plans to sign the 2007 operating and capital budgets. Cieslewicz said both budgets are fiscally responsible proposals that invest in public safety, economic development and …
  • Mayor: City Budget Will Include Investments in Public Safety, Economic Development and Basic Services, Hold the Line on Spending
    Posted Nov 13, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today he was pleased that the final version of the City’s 2007 budget will include his proposed investments in public safety, economic development and basic services, while holding the tax …
  • Mayor Cieslewicz Statement on the Passing of Doris Hanson
    Posted Nov 8, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today on the passing of Doris Hanson: “With the passing of Doris Hanson, Wisconsin has lost one of its most dedicated public servants. Whether it was serving as a key …
  • Register Today: Mayor's Neighborhoods '06 Conference
    Posted Nov 3, 2006 | Madison - Neighborhood leaders are invited to participate in a lively day of discussion and learning at the Neighborhoods '06 conference on November 11 at Monona Terrace. Participants will have opportunities to talk with Mayor …
  • Mayor's Statement re: Halloween 2006
    Posted Oct 30, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today released the following statement regarding the 2006 Halloween event in Madison. No post-event news conference is planned at this time. A press availability with the mayor and Chief Wray …
  • Prevention and Screening Key to Protecting Children
    Posted Oct 18, 2006 | MADISON, WI — Childhood lead poisoning continues to be a leading environmental health threat to children living in Madison and Dane County, city and county officials say. Encouraged by the low number of lead poisoned children …
  • Mark your calendar for the City of Madison's Neighborhoods '06 Conference
    Posted Oct 16, 2006 | Building Strong Neighborhoods. Learning from the Past. Looking into the Future. WHEN: Saturday, November 11th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center The Neighborhoods ‘06 conference …
  • Danisco Breaks Ground on New Research & Development Facility in Madison
    Posted Oct 12, 2006 | NEWS RELEASE Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and leaders of the Danisco corporation and McAllen Properties gathered today to break ground on the company’s new research and development facility …
  • Mayor, Community Leaders Announce New Initiatives for Childcare and Fiscal Responsibility
    Posted Oct 11, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz was joined today by a wide range of community leaders to announce a pair of new initiatives related to childcare funding and fiscal responsibility. The $600,000 package includes $175,000 in …
  • Mayor reorganizing the Department of Planning and Development
    Posted Oct 5, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced a reorganization of the Department of Planning and Development that he said will “significantly enhance the way we develop and protect our healthy economy, improve the way we …
  • Mayor's Budget Focus
    Posted Oct 3, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today introduced his 2007 executive operating budget. The $209 million budget makes important investments in public safety and basic services, while holding the tax increase on the average home …
  • Mayor's Budget Fully Funds Operations for the Metro Bus System
    Posted Oct 2, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that his 2007 executive operating budget would fully fund operations for the Metro bus system, which is expected to eliminate the need for service cuts or fare increases next year. …
  • Mayor's Budget to Include Over $2 Million for Public Safety
    Posted Oct 2, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that his 2007 executive operating budget will include significant new investments for a comprehensive approach to public safety issues. The mayor’s budget features investments in the …
  • Mayor Unveils Economic Development Initiatives
    Posted Sep 28, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz was joined today by leading Madison business and progressive leaders to outline a new package of economic development initiatives. The initiatives are designed to help what Moody’s bond rating …
  • Local Leaders Celebrate Completion of Latest State Street Project
    Posted Sep 25, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and other local leaders gathered in downtown Madison today to celebrate completion of the latest phase of the State Street reconstruction project with a formal …
  • Moody’s Gives City of Madison Top Rating, Cites “One of the Natio
    Posted Sep 20, 2006 | Madison – Moody’s Investors Service has awarded the City of Madison its top rating (“Aaa”), citing factors such as the City’s “strong and diverse” economy, according to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. The Aaa rating allows the City to …
  • Mayor Unveils City Performance Benchmarks for Madison Measures
    Posted Sep 20, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today unveiled the performance benchmarks that will be used as part of his Madison Measures program. The mayor developed Madison Measures to help City leaders frame policy discussions, make …
  • Goodmans Establish Swimming Scholarship Fund
    Posted Sep 12, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today praised the generosity and civic contributions of Irwin and Robert Goodman as he announced that the two brothers have established a swimming scholarship fund. The fund will allow …
  • Basic Services Highlight Mayor's Capital Budget Proposal
    Posted Sep 6, 2006 | Madison – Basic services are the theme of the 2007 Executive Capital Budget unveiled today by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. The capital budget funds the City’s bricks and mortar investments for 2007 and includes an outline for …
  • Mayor Names Carto to Head Overture Center
    Posted Sep 1, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Thomas Carto to lead the Overture Center for the Arts. Carto has most recently served as head of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association in Mansfield, Ohio since 1996. “Tom Carto …
  • East District Police Station Opening
    Posted Aug 31, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today’s opening of a new police station on Madison’s east side is the latest demonstration of his ongoing commitment to improving public safety. The new facility, located just off Cottage …
  • Cieslewicz Keeps Commitment to Upgrade City Water System
    Posted Aug 31, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that his 2007 capital budget proposal includes a substantial increase in efforts to protect and enhance Madison’s water supply. The budget proposal fulfills a commitment made earlier …
  • Mayor Names Maribeth Witzel-Behl as New City Clerk
    Posted Aug 29, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today named Maribeth Witzel-Behl as Madison’s new City Clerk. Witzel-Behl, who currently serves as the Interim City Clerk, will replace Ray Fisher who retired earlier this year. “Maribeth has …
  • Mayor Announces Funding for Well #29 Filter in Capital Budget
    Posted Aug 29, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he will include funding for a filtering system on Well #29 in his 2007 capital budget proposal. The well, located on Madison’s far east side, produces water with levels of …
  • Mayor Encourages Madisonians to Attend Positive Community Events
    Posted Aug 29, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz released the following statement today regarding the upcoming hate group rally this weekend. The group was issued a permit by the State to hold the event on the State Capitol grounds. “While …
  • Mayor's Comments at Sen. Feingold Listening Session
    Posted Aug 21, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined U.S. Senator Russ Feingold for his listening session today in the Allied Drive neighborhood, and made the following comments: “Sen. Feingold, thanks for the opportunity to speak with you …
  • Mayor Unveils TRIM Initiative to Improve Madison Streets, Save $
    Posted Aug 21, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today unveiled his latest Taxpayer Relief through Innovative Measures (TRIM) initiative. The city has purchased two new “Roadpatcher” vehicles that allow for street repairs such as pothole …
  • Madison Program Promotes Energy Independence
    Posted Aug 21, 2006 | Cities Innovate While Washington Fails to Act Madison – Madison’s Employee Bikes at Work Program is highlighted in New Energy for Cities, a report released today by the Apollo Alliance. Mayors from across the nation are …
  • Cieslewicz Statement on Inclusionary Zoning Court Decision
    Posted Aug 10, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding the Court of Appeals decision on the rental portion of Madison’s Inclusionary Zoning ordinance: “Today’s decision is a blow to families seeking …
  • Mayor Praises Chamber's Opposition to Civil Unions & Marriage Ban
    Posted Aug 7, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz praised today’s statement by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce against the proposed civil unions and marriage ban. This follows the recent announcement by another prominent business group, …
  • Mayor Announces Extended Hours for Goodman Pool This Weekend
    Posted Jul 28, 2006 | Madison – Due to forecasts of extreme heat and humidity, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced that the Goodman Pool will open at 11:30 a.m. – an hour earlier than usual – on Saturday and Sunday morning and will stay open until …
  • Mayor Announces TRIM Program to Increase City Govt Efficiency
    Posted Jul 20, 2006 | Program to Ensure Quality Basic Services for Rapidly Growing Community Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today unveiled the Taxpayer Relief through Innovative Measures (TRIM) program to formally build on his past individual …
  • Madison Leaders Outline Plans for Halloween 2006
    Posted Jul 19, 2006 | Madison – Led by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, community leaders representing Madison city government, downtown business organizations, students and others today outlined plans for Halloween 2006. This year’s plans build on a …
  • Health Advisory Update: Drinking Water Advisory Rescinded
    Posted Jul 17, 2006 | MADISON - Based on the results of tap water sampling at hundreds of residences in the Well 3 and Well 10 services areas and other areas served by the Madison Water Utility, the public health advisory for infants less than 6 …
  • Mayor Announces Goodman Pool to Remain Open Late This Weekend
    Posted Jul 13, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced that the Goodman Pool will be open for an additional hour tonight, Friday night and Saturday night due to forecasts of high heat and humidity. The pool will be open until 9:00 pm, …
  • Mayor Recognizes Allied Neighborhood Resident
    Posted Jul 12, 2006 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will address the public at an open house at 916 Ridgewood Way on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. The Mayor will honor the accomplishments of a crew of young people, ages 16-24, from …
  • Mayor Calls for New Cut at Mowing Policy
    Posted Jul 3, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he would make adjustments in the city’s low mow policy based on the experience of the first several weeks of the growing season. “The reduced mowing policy has been very …
  • Mayor Announces Goodman Pool to Remain Open Late Tonight
    Posted Jun 19, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced that the Goodman Pool will be open for an additional hour tonight due to the high heat and humidity. The pool will be open until 9:00 p.m. instead of the typical closing time of …
  • First Jt Meeting of Health, Water Boards on Water Quality Issues
    Posted Jun 19, 2006 | Madison – This week’s first-ever joint meeting between the Madison Board of Water Commissioners and the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County kicked off a long-term collaboration on water quality issues, according to …
  • League Awards Madison Bicycle-Friendly Community Designation
    Posted May 15, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz kicked off Bike to Work Week today by announcing that the League of American Bicyclists is awarding Madison, Wisconsin its prestigious gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation. The …
  • Mayor's Plan to Acquire Allied Drive Properties Approved by Court
    Posted May 12, 2006 | Madison – Final court approval was granted today for the City of Madison to acquire a significant portion of the rental housing located in the Allied Drive neighborhood. The acquisition, proposed by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, is an …
  • Mayor to Continue Taking Salary Reduction
    Posted May 2, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he will continue to accept a reduced salary for the remainder of his term, fulfilling a campaign promise he made while running for mayor. As a result, City of Madison taxpayers …
  • Mayor's Remarks at Annual Downtown Madison Rotary Appearance
    Posted Apr 27, 2006 | Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz spoke at today’s Downtown Madison Rotary meeting. The mayor speaks to the group each year on the anniversary of his taking office. The following is the prepared text: This is my third appearance …
  • Madison to Expand Recycling Program
    Posted Apr 24, 2006 | Madison – The City of Madison is expanding its recycling program by adding milk cartons, aseptic packages, and aluminum foil pans and trays to its curbside collection. “I am very happy to announce this Earth Day present for …
  • Cieslewicz Names New City Clerk for Madison
    Posted Apr 24, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that Diane Hermann-Brown has been selected as the next City Clerk for the City of Madison. Hermann-Brown has served as the City Clerk for the City of Sun Prairie for the past 11 …
  • South Side Farmers' Market Coming to the Villager Mall
    Posted Apr 13, 2006 | New Grant Allows Expansion to Include South Side Markets at the Villager and Madison Labor Temple. Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced a new $21,226 grant from the Project for Public Spaces that will bring a …
  • Cieslewicz Remarks at "A Day Without Latinos" Rally
    Posted Apr 11, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following remarks at today’s “A Day Without Latinos” march and rally in Madison: Remarks at Brittingham Park kickoff: On behalf of the people of Madison, welcome to our community. I …
  • Mayor's Sesquicentennial Remarks
    Posted Apr 7, 2006 | Madison – Attached are the remarks made by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at today’s sesquicentennial kickoff. In addition, the text of the poem read by Andrea Musher, Madison’s poet laureate, is available upon request. Mayors, council …
  • Madison Sesquicentennial Weekend to Feature Diverse Free Events
    Posted Apr 4, 2006 | Madison – This weekend’s celebration of the City of Madison’s sesquicentennial will feature a diverse range of free events open to the public, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today. The weekend will kick off with a ceremony on …
  • Mayor Changes Name
    Posted Mar 31, 2006 | Madison – In yet another move to make Madison city government more user friendly, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that he would streamline his own name effective tomorrow, April 1st. “I know that my name is long and …
  • Mayor to kick off Sherman Middle School Fun Run
    Posted Mar 28, 2006 | Madison ... Sherman Middle School is celebrating a month of health and wellness with a three-mile fun run/one-mile walk in the school’s neighborhood this Friday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will start …
  • Madison 150 Song Com. Seeking Original Compositions from Public
    Posted Mar 24, 2006 | Madison – The Madison 150 Song Committee is inviting the public to submit compositions to be considered for the designation of Madison’s official song or songs. As part of the year-long celebration of the City of Madison’s …
  • Madison Leads the Nation as WiFi Service Officially Launches
    Posted Mar 22, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today lauded today’s official launch of Madison’s new WiFi network, “Mad City Broadband”. The launch of the new network fulfills a vision for municipal WiFi that the mayor first outlined in his …
  • Cieslewicz Statement on Metro Manager Catherine Debo
    Posted Mar 10, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding Madison Metro manager Catherine Debo: “I am grateful for the many contributions Catherine Debo has made to the success of Madison Metro. Under her …
  • Madison Marks 150 Year Anniversary of City Charter Taking Effect
    Posted Mar 8, 2006 | Cieslewicz, Sesquicentennial Commission Look Ahead to April Festivities. Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and members of the Sesquicentennial Commission today marked the 150th anniversary of the City of Madison’s charter taking …
  • Food Safety Awards event to be held March 8 at Olbrich Gardens
    Posted Mar 6, 2006 | Madison – The Madison Department of Public Health (MDPH) will honor businesses that have gone the extra food-safety mile to protect the health of their patrons at a recognition event on Wednesday, March 8, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. …
  • Mayor's Statement on Passage of the Civil Unions and Marriage Ban
    Posted Mar 1, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement today regarding the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 53, the Civil Unions and Marriage Ban amendment to the constitution: “The Republican Legislature has had their …
  • Cieslewicz Announces Youth Court Program for Allied Drive Area
    Posted Feb 22, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that an innovative Youth Court program will be coming to the Allied Drive neighborhood in March. The program is targeted at juvenile offenders between the ages of 12 and 16 years …
  • Mayor Announces Grants for Madison Apprenticeship Program
    Posted Feb 14, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced two grants from the Allied Drive and Emerging Neighborhoods Fund. The Madison Apprenticeship Program (MAP) will receive a grant of up to $21,000. The Allied Drive and Dunn’s Marsh …
  • Mayor Cites IZ Progress - First Development Sells Out of IZ Units
    Posted Feb 10, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced today that the Livingston Condominium development on Madison’s near east side has completely sold out of its Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) units, showing that the city’s affordable housing …
  • City and Dane County Announce Vendors' Conference to Replace WTA
    Posted Feb 6, 2006 | Madison – The City of Madison Office of Community Services and Dane County Department of Human Services today announced that a vendors’ conference will be held for organizations interested in providing transit services …
  • City Solidifies Position - Leading Community for Bike/Transit Use
    Posted Feb 1, 2006 | Madison – Two recent developments have solidified Madison’s position as one of the nation’s best communities for bicycling and mass transit, according to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. In its March, 2006 issue, Bicycling magazine rated …
  • Mayor & Co Exec Team Up to Seek Replacement for WTA Services
    Posted Jan 27, 2006 | Madison – Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk are teaming up to fill the gap in community transit services following the closure of Women’s Transit Authority (WTA). WTA, which ceased operations …
  • Mayor Announces $256,000 Federal Grant for Allied Youth Program
    Posted Jan 26, 2006 | Madison – Madison Mayor David Cieslewicz today announced a $256,000 Federal grant has been awarded to Operation Fresh Start (OFS) for employment and training services to Allied Drive neighborhood youth. The HUD-Youthbuild grant …
  • Mayor Announces Successful Completion of Pool Fundraising Drive
    Posted Jan 18, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today announced the successful completion of the fundraising drive for the Goodman Pool, Madison’s first municipal swimming pool. The fundraising total was put over the top by a $250,000 gift …
  • Mayor Names Madison Music All-Stars to "Official Song" Committee
    Posted Jan 18, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced his selections for the special committee to select the official song or songs for the City of Madison. The committee’s work is being done in conjunction with Madison’s sesquicentennial …
  • Madison & Dane Co Announce Annual Martin Luther King Jr Awards
    Posted Jan 12, 2006 | Madison – City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today announced the recipients of their respective annual awards honoring community members who reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther …
  • Mayor to Join in Fit City Kids Classic Ski Race at Capitol Square
    Posted Jan 10, 2006 | MADISON, WI — Madison-area kids will have the chance to take on Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and get some great midwinter exercise in the Fit City Kids Classic cross-country ski race around the Capitol Square this Saturday, January …
  • Major Contributions for Goodman Pool Continue to Pour In
    Posted Jan 10, 2006 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that major contributions for the Goodman Pool project are continuing to pour in. Madison’s first municipal pool is scheduled to open this summer, after some 60 years of discussion and …
  • Cieslewicz statement praising ruling to uphold phosphorus ban
    Posted Dec 28, 2005 | The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld Madison's and Dane County's ordinances restricting fertilizers containing phosphorus. The Court affirmed Judge Barbara Crabb's decision that the ordinances properly …
  • "It Was a Very Good Year": Nat'l Awards Pile up for Madison in 05
    Posted Dec 20, 2005 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that increasing numbers of national publications are reporting what Madisonians already know: that their city is one of the best places in America to live or do business. The city …
  • Cieslewicz to Keep Madison Moving Forward, as Recall Effort Fails
    Posted Dec 13, 2005 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he would continue his efforts to move Madison forward, in the wake of the failed effort to recall him by a Milwaukee-based special interest group. “From the beginning, I have …
  • Cieslewicz Statement on Release of Overture Investigation Report
    Posted Dec 13, 2005 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made the following statement regarding today’s release of the investigative report into the workplace atmosphere at the Overture Center. Cieslewicz requested the investigation in the wake of …
  • MGE and Mayor Announce $1.8 Million Energy Partnership
    Posted Nov 29, 2005 | MADISON, WIS., Nov. 29, 2005 — Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and the City of Madison announced a joint new initiative to invest $1.8 million on "green energy" projects over eight years. Specifically, the funds will be used for …
  • Madison Rated #1 in "Digital Cities Survey"
    Posted Nov 22, 2005 | Madison – The City of Madison has been awarded the top ranking for a mid-size city in the 2005 Digital Cities Survey. The annual survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government. Madison has been steadily moving up in …
  • Mayor to Approve City Operating and Capital Budgets
    Posted Nov 21, 2005 | Madison – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today that he intends to approve the 2006 capital and operating budgets approved by the Common Council. Cieslewicz said that although the council made some modifications to both budgets, the …
  • Free Neighborhood Roundtable Nov. 5 on Gang-Related Activity
    Posted Nov 3, 2005 | Madison – The City of Madison, with financial assistance from MGE, is providing an informational workshop on gang prevention and intervention strategies for neighborhood leaders at its annual Neighborhood Roundtable this …