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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Common Council offices are closed to the public until further notice. To reach Council staff, please email Please contact the Common Council Office at (608) 266-4071 for any issues that require immediate assistance. Messages will be checked on a daily basis.

Note, many meetings have been cancelled or are being held using other methods. Check the Weekly Meeting Schedule for status updates.

View all impacts to City service on the City's COVID-19 website.

President's Message

Welcome to the homepage of the City of Madison Common Council. The Common Council is the legislative branch of our city government. We encourage you to browse and learn more about what Council members are working on to promote the health, safety and well-being of our community. On behalf of all members of the Madison Common Council, we are honored to be your elected representatives and committed to make our city a place of opportunity for all.

Alder Syed Abbas
Common Council President

Madison Common Council President - Syed Abbas

Today's Meeting Schedule View Meeting Schedule »

Monday, January 17

There are no City of Madison meetings scheduled today.

Current Council Meeting Agenda

Common Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 
Via Virtual Meeting (click on agenda for instructions)

Upcoming Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
6:30 pm
Via Virtual Meeting (click on agenda for instructions when posted)

  • Agenda (posted by 1/28/22)
Council Meeting Calendar

Upcoming Council Presentations

Common Council Executive Committee
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
4:30 pm

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Current Issues View All Issues »

New Alder Orientation Sessions 2021 New Alder Orientation Session: Transportation Department Thursday, April 8, 2021 Video | Materials:Transportation, Parking, Metro, Traffic Engineering New Alder Orientation Session: Finance Department Friday, April 9, 2021 Video | Materials: Budget, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) New Alder Orientation Session: Common Council Saturday, April …

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What's Going On

Common Council is now on Twitter @MadCityCouncil

Task Force on Structure of City Government Final Report Now Available 

Common Council Policy Guide