eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin October 2013

City News & Updates

Get Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

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.

Central Park Work Underway

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.

Madison Welcomed Sister City Delegation from Freiburg, Germany

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.

Madison Fire Department Free Smoke Alarm Program

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

Photo credit:
Archie Nicolette

Madison Maintains Superior Bond Rating

Moody's Investor Service has continued Madison's Aaa bond rating with a stable outlook.

Photo credit:
Archie Nicolette

Madison Ranked Among Top Healthiest Cities

Another national accolade for Madison, this one from Huffington Post for being one of the country's 25 healthiest cities.

Bird City - Madison

In September 2013, Madison was recognized as a "Bird City" by the Bird City Wisconsin project.

October Event Calendar

Go to the City Calendar for more fun events!

Featured Video

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.

Watch the Video
Video courtesy of C-SPAN

Mayor Soglin's Recent Blog Posts

Gina McCarthy and Mayor Soglin
Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator & Mayor Paul Soglin. Photo courtesy of Sustain Dane

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