eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin September 2014

Mayor Soglin

Affordable Housing Strategy

A lack of affordable housing is a problem faced by many Madison residents that must be given proper attention and action. In the 2015 Capital Budget I have included a significant commitment of new funds to address affordable housing in Madison.

City News & Updates

Neighborhood Conference: Strong Leaders, Healthy Places

The event will be a one-day celebration and learning experience to assist neighborhood leaders in their efforts to create and sustain healthy, walkable neighborhoods, from the bottom-up. The conference will be a day packed full of stories, talks, and discussions recognizing all the good works being done by citizens, neighborhoods, and the other caretakers of our community.

Register today for the upcoming city-wide neighborhood conference.

Economic Strategy Symposium
Envisioning Madison's Future Economy

September 10, 2014 | 8am - 12pm
Monona Terrace, Hall of Ideas

Madison's economy is shifting under our feet. In an era of incredible new opportunity combined with gathering challenges, the City invites you to join us in taking a fresh look at our economy to create a new economic strategy for our rapidly-changing city.

Photo Credit:
Archie Nicolette

Farmers' Markets in Madison

Did you know that there is a Farmers' Market every day of the week (with the exception of Thursdays) somewhere in Madison? Check out our list of markets with locations and hours.

Madison has Two New Splash Parks!

The splash parks feature water attractions with spray toys and fountains for children of all ages. These splash parks offer a complement to the Goodman Pool and Madison Beaches for summer aquatics recreational opportunities for children.

The splash parks were built thanks to generous support from the Madison Community Foundation, Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Evjue Foundation, American Family Mutual Insurance Company, as well as other businesses and individuals.

City of Madison 2014 MadMarket Double Dollars

The MadMarket Double Dollars program is a farmers' market incentive program for SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) / FoodShare users. The program will offer a dollar for dollar match for all EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) transactions (up to $25) at three participating farmers' markets. The program will run through the end of the outdoor market season. Participating markets: Eastside, Northside and Brittingham Farmers' Markets.

Madison Senior Center Health & Resource Fair

Come to the Health and Resource Fair on Thursday, September 11 from 8:30 - 12:30 pm at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Street in downtown Madison. Now in its third year, the Madison Senior Center's Health and Resource Fair brings together over 250 members of the Madison community, and hosts over 45 local businesses to educate and empower.

Warner Park Family Fun Nights

Madison Parks is excited to bring Warner Family Fun Nights to the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, starting on September 12th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Join us for a fun-filled night of activities for all ages.

School Zone Safety Reminder

As we begin the school year, Madison Police Traffic Enforcement Safety Team would like to remind drivers of School Zone Safety and ask that they:

  • Slow down and obey school zone speed limits
  • Watch for crossing guards and please follow their directions
  • Yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street
  • Be aware of children present in the area
  • Obey posted parking restrictions and park your vehicle accordingly

The Madison Police Department considers School Zone safety a top priority and will be enforcing School Zone violations throughout the school year to help keep our children safe.

Art Experiences

Allied Coming Together: US Cellular Neighborhood Pavement Painting Project

I joined US Cellular Staff, City of Madison Staff, Alder Cheeks, the Boys and Girls Club, and many community members to paint the first of four street murals in the City of Madison. The project brought neighborhood residents of all backgrounds together for an afternoon of fun.

Park(ing) Day

Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Park(ing) day will be on the 200 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd on Friday, September 19, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

September Event Calendar

Mayor Soglin's Recent Blog Posts