Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 19, 2023
Common Council: The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in a hybrid format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include recognizing June 2023 as Pride Month, recognizing June 24, 2023, as The Capital City Hues Day, recognizing, honoring, and commemorating the life and legacy of Juan José López, and more!
Economic Development Committee: The Economic Development Committee will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in virtual format at 5:00 PM. Agenda items include encouraging employers to honor Juneteenth as a paid holiday, creating and Authorizing a $300,000 Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Administrator to Manage the BizReady Program, and more!
Transportation Commission: The Transportation Commission will occur on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in virtual format at 5:00 PM. Agenda items include a resolution authorizing the Common Council to delegate equivalent authority for approval of the Metro Transit Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) to the Madison Transportation Commission and more!
Make Music Madison - Wednesday, June 21, 2023: For 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.
Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, June 21, 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.
Learn to Fish with WI DNR - Wednesday, June 21, 2023: Learn to Fish with Madison Parks and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources! There is no cost to attend (advanced registration is required); however, anglers ages 16 and older will need a Wisconsin fishing license, which can be purchased online at Go Wild. For first-time license buyers, the cost is just $5 for an annual permit. See license options. Wisconsin DNR's Fishmobile will be on site with all the fishing equipment needed to participate. This event is open to adults and children and is ideal for persons aged 7 years and older. Children must be supervised by a parent or adult guardian. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver for themselves and their children upon arrival.
Concerts on the Rooftop: The Jimmys - Thursday, June 22, 2023: The Jimmys are a powerhouse, seven-piece band influenced by raw Chicago Blues to second line New Orleans funk. Touring throughout the U.S. and Europe, The Jimmys have amassed international acclaim. Members of this band have garnered Wisconsin's top honors in Blues to Grammy recognition to platinum records!
Madison Log Rolling Championship - Saturday, June 24, 2023: Lumberjacks and Lumberjills from all over the US will gather to log roll in the first outdoor event of the season. Youth and amateur athletes compete in the earlier hours of the day, followed by the elite log rollers. All proceeds from the Midwest Log Rolling Championships benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of American AND the Madison Log Rolling School.
Community Implementation of the Standard Response Protocol & Standard Reunification Method - Wednesday, August 2, 2023: The Dane County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with Dane County Emergency Management and the Office of School Safety (OSS) for a 2-hour training on Standard Response Protocol (SRP) & Standard Reunification Method (SRM) Incident preparedness overview for Public Private Partners. OSS will present a comprehensive school safety model and introduce SRP & SRM to community members. The training will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, WI.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway Statement on Shared Revenue Vote in Senate: The shared revenue bill is being called "historic" because it is the first time in over 20 years that the Legislature has begun to address its responsibilities in sharing state income and sales taxes to ensure core services can be provided by local communities throughout Wisconsin. However, no one should think that this represents a fair compromise or solves the long-term problem for local governments across the state.
Help Guide Growth and Change in Madison: The City of Madison is currently working on an Interim Update of its 2018 Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan, which is a long-term vision for the future of Madison to help guide the growth and change Madison is experiencing. The Interim Update is focused on the Generalized Future Land Use (GFLU) map within the Comprehensive Plan. The GFLU map guides how and where Madison grows. The City is updating the GFLU map to reflect land use recommendations from neighborhood, area, and neighborhood development plans adopted between summer 2018 and summer 2023. In addition to these administrative updates, the public has an opportunity to propose amendments to the GFLU map.
Free Summer Metro Bus Pass Program for MMSD Students:For the third year, the City of Madison is giving every Madison Metropolitan School Districts Middle and High School student a free Metro bus pass for the summer. This summer, Metro has made 7,000 passes available to MMSD students.
Summer is the time for sun and fun, but it is also a time for road construction! Learn more about the active road projects happening in your neighborhood and around Madison by visiting the Road Construction webpage on the City of Madison Engineering webpage HERE! Subscribe to their emails list to receive regular Road Construction Updates!