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eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin October 2013
City News & Updates
Beginning October 1, open enrollment starts for the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the new Marketplace you can get the information you need to help you learn about health insurance options, apply for coverage, and enroll in a health insurance plan.
Over a decade in the making, Central Park will encompass 2.5-acres between Brearly Street and Baldwin Street, and will include an amphitheater, multi-use pavilion, a skate park, a playground, community gardening plots, and a large lawn and stage for festivals.
The German delegation was lead by Freiburg Mayor Dieter Salomon. Also on the trip, were the Deputy Mayor, a number of City Council members and other community leaders.
While in the area, the group visited various sites including the Madison Children's Museum, the new Central Library, the Wednesday Farmer's Market, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Monona Terrace and other venues.
The visits focused on sustainability and green building practices, since Freiburg is an international leader in sustainability.
The Madison Fire Department is installing free smoke alarms in 1,000 homes in the City of Madison. If you qualify, we will provide the alarms and install them in the correct locations in your home.
Congratulations Madison! Accolades for Madison
Moody's Investor Service has continued Madison's Aaa bond rating with a stable outlook.
Another national accolade for Madison, this one from Huffington Post for being one of the country's 25 healthiest cities.
In September 2013, Madison was recognized as a "Bird City" by the Bird City Wisconsin project.
- Hayrides: Bales of Fun in Madison Parks! throughout the month of October
- Fall Festival, October 5, 2013
- Walk with a Doc, October 7, 2013
- Wisconsin Book Festival, October 17, 2013
- Monona Terrace Family Concert, 1st Brigade Band (Civil War era Brass Band), October 23, 2013
- Downtown Madison Family Halloween (and Hayrides!), October 25, 2013
Go to the City Calendar for more fun events!
Mayor Soglin on Racial Justice Panel for Birmingham Empowerment Week
On September 12, 2013, 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.
Mayor Soglin's Recent Blog Posts
What We're Reading / Following
Beltline/Verona Road Construction
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is overseeing a multi-year reconstruction project that will improve Verona Road (US 18/151), a heavily-used highway in Fitchburg and Madison.
Wisconsin Book Festival @WIBookFestival
"Connecting Children, Farms, and Food" REAP Food Program
MMSD - Community Events/Activities for Elementary Students
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MMSD, City of Madison and United Way Launch HERE! Every Student, Every Day
The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), City of Madison and United Way of Dane County are teaming up to increase overall attendance for all students in Madison.
UW Madison - "Campus safety requires partnership"
By Chancellor Blank
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