Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 22, 2023



  • Sustainable Madison Committee: The Sustainable Madison Committee meeting will take place on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 4:30 PM, in virtual format. Agenda items include a presentation by RENEW Wisconsin, on the proposed utility rate cases from Madison Gas and Electric and Alliant Energy, and more!

  • Plan Commission: The Plan Commission meeting will take place Monday, May 22, 2023, at 5:30 PM, in virtual format. Agenda items include a resolution adopting a Public Participation Plan for the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Interim Update (2023), authorizing the Planning Division to draft amendments to the text and maps in the 2018 Comprehensive Plan and more!
  • Transportation Commission: The Transportation Commission meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 5:00 PM, in virtual format. Agenda items include an update on the Metro Network Redesign Implementation, adopting the Reiner Neighborhood Development Plan, a supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan, and more!
  • WisDOT and City of Madison Host Public Meetings for Interstate Study: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the City of Madison invite you to attend one of two meetings to discuss potential changes to the Interstate and interchanges in the Madison area. These alternatives are part of WisDOT's larger I-39/90/94 corridor study that stretches from Madison to Wisconsin Dells. View study information and the proposed alternatives, submit comments, and sign-up for email updates on WisDOT's project website: Both meetings will start at 6:00 PM with a brief presentation, followed by an open house.
    • Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, American Family Insurance Headquarters, Building A, Room A2151, 6000 American Parkway, Madison, WI 53783
    • Thursday, June 1, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Steamfitters Local 601 Training Facility, 6310 Town Center Drive, Madison, WI 53718

Events: This Week

  • Fire OPS 101 - Wednesday, May 24, 2023: Join us for Fire OPS 101 and experience a day in the life of a firefighter! Fire OPS is a program that allows community leaders and elected officials to experience a day in the life of a firefighter. You will dress in turnout gear and participate in realistic scenarios that we face on a day-to-day basis. The scenarios will include fire attack, search and rescue, vehicle extrication, and emergency medical services.
  • Madison Fair Housing Rental Management Training - Wednesday, May 24, 2023: The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free in-person fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental properties or staff operating shelters or residential programs, in Madison on May 24 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Madison Public Library Central Branch, 201 W. Mifflin St, Room 302. To register for this seminar, visit or call 608-257-0853.
  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, May 24, 2023: The Wednesday Dane County Farmers' Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between the Madison Municipal Building and the City-County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers' Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • Madison Parks & MSCR Open House - Wednesday, May 24, 2023: The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting and open house for Madison School & Community Recreation and Madison Parks at our new lakeside offices. The event begins at 4:30 PM with a short presentation followed by an official ribbon cutting! Then stay for the games, activities, and building tours.

Events: Save the Date

  • West Area Plan Community Survey Ends - Wednesday, May 31, 2023The planning team has been collecting community feedback over the past four (4) months on assets, issues, and opportunities. If you have not had the chance yet, please share what you like best about the West Area and what you would like the plan to cover by completing the West Area Community Survey! You can visit the webpage to see what others have been saying. Your feedback will be used to draft initial concepts and recommendations. The planning team will schedule community feedback opportunities for July and August to review the initial recommendations. Subscribe to the Plan's email list to receive feedback opportunities and other Plan information.
  • Madison Bike Week - Saturday, June 3, 2023 - Saturday, June 10, 2023: Madison Bikes are thrilled to invite you to be part of Madison Bike Week 2023. For more information, visit
  • Friends of Madison Public Library BIG BOOK SALE: Seven library Friends' groups are pooling their inventory for a large sale of gently used and donated books. The sale takes place Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, rain or shine, at the Madison Public Library Service & Support Center at 1301 W. Badger Road in Madison. All proceeds benefit Madison Public Libraries.
  • Make Music Madison - Wednesday, June 21, 2023For the 11th year in a row, the City of Madison will become a stage with hundreds of free live performances throughout the City. Coffee shops, community centers, front porches, public libraries, and park shelters will be jamming will all kinds of music that will make you want to dance! The City is thrilled to be once again supporting this event. Registration for performers and venues is open now through May 25 at Registration is free.


Streets Division Updates

  • The spring curbside yard waste collection is now over. Curbside pickup will resume in the fall. You should take your yard waste to a drop-off site instead at this time.
  • We're still seeing a lot of folks unaware that the Badger Rd drop-off site is permanently closed. It's a tough feeling to have a car loaded with stuff only to find out upon arrival that the site is closed. Please encourage your neighbors, friends, family, and so on to check our drop-off site webpage before loading their car. The hours, locations, and restrictions are all available there. The drop-off site webpage is
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Alder John W. Duncan

Alder John W. Duncan

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