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Madison Common Council President - Samba Baldeh

President's Message

Welcome!  Please use the links on this page to access information on the City of Madison Common Council.

Madison's Common Council is made up of 20 democratically elected alders, who represent the residents of their districts, and work with the mayor, other city officials, and city employees to address issues that come before the Common Council that effect the entire city. The Common Council aims to reflect the desires and aspirations of its residents and embraces public involvement and input.

We strive to keep the lines of communication open and welcome the exchange of ideas to address important issues. It is essential that we keep our current agenda and the future goals for Madison transparent.

On behalf of all members of the Madison Common Council, we look forward to providing our city and residents with the best public policy, decisions, openness and access.  It is my honor to serve as the president of the Madison Common Council.

Samba Baldeh, President
Madison Common Council 
District 17 Alder

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Current Council Meeting Agenda

Common Council Meeting - 2019 Budget Deliberations
Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 pm - Room 201, City-County Building

  • Agenda
  • Link to Council Proposed Capital Budget Amendments
  • Link to Council Proposed Operating Budget Amendments

Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 pm (if needed)




Upcoming Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:30 pm
Room 201, City-County Building

  • Agenda (Posted by 11/16/18)
2018 Meeting Calendar

What's Going On

Alder Role Brochure
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Want to know how to file to run for Mayor or the Common Council?  Check out the City Clerk's Candidates & Campaigns page!

Spring Primary Election - Tuesday, Feb. 19
Spring Election - Tuesday, Apr. 2


A Greater Madison Vision is an initiative to develop a shared vision and plan to guide public and private decisions about how the larger region – Dane County and surrounding communities – grows, to foster exceptional quality of life, economic opportunity and a healthy environment for all.

They are gathering public input for "A Greater Madison Vision," which will become the plan to guide overall regional growth. You can explore and evaluate choices for future growth and development in our region through an online survey that is live now.

Go to to take the 10-minute online survey. You will explore four futures considering housing, transportation, roads, rural preservation, water and the environment, and provide your priorities on how the region should grow.  

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Arvina Martin

District 11

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