Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 18, 2023



  • Plan Commission: The Plan Commission meeting will take place on Monday, September 18, 2023, in virtual format at 5:30 PM. Agenda items include the creation of a housing task force addressing Madison's affordable housing shortage and other related housing issues, development related requests in Districts 1, 4, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 19, and more!
  • City-County Homeless Issues Committee: The City-County Homeless Issues Committee meeting will take place on Monday, September 18, 2023, in virtual format at 5:30 PM. Agenda items include a presentation of updates regarding the purpose-built men's shelter development, repealing unenforced subsections of the trespassing ordinance, and more!
  • Common Council: The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in hybrid format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include a public hearing on the 2024 Executive Capital Budget, supporting limitations on city purchases from nuclear weapons producers, supporting initiatives that improve access to high-quality, affordable child care for all families in Madison, and more!
  • Street Use Staff Commission: The Street Use Staff Commission meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in virtual format at 10:00 AM. Agenda items include the consideration of permits for the Dane County Fire Chiefs' Parade, the Public Power On Parade, and the Run Santa Run 5k, as well as recapping recent permitted street use events, previewing upcoming events, and more!
  • Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in Room 206 of the Madison Municipal Building at 4:30 PM. Agenda items include a public hearing on a new multi-family building in District 12, a signage exception in District 10, amending development standards within District 6, and more!

Events: This Week

  • Meditation at Monona Terrace - Thursday, September 7, 2023 - Thursday, December 14, 2023: Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that benefits your emotional well-being and overall health. Anyone can practice; it's simple, inexpensive, and requires no special equipment. Join us virtually every Thursday, September 7 - December 14 at 12:00 PM for this free 45-minute program welcome to all levels. Advance registration for the Zoom webinar is required.
  • Fall Financial Empowerment Series with ULGM - Tuesday, September 19, 2023: We are excited to bring back our Financial Empowerment Series this Fall! We are returning with great partners and topics to help ULGM members build strong financial habits. Sign up HERE!
    • Part 1 of 4: Budget Basics with ULGM - Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    • Part 2 of 4: Navigating Debt with Johnson Bank - Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    • Part 3 of 4: Improving and Building Credit with UW Credit Union - Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    • Part 4 of 4: Retirement and Home Buying with Thrivent - Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Movin' Out Financial Literacy Series (#4 - Credit Scores) - Tuesday, September 19, 2023: The City of Madison, in partnership with Movin' Out, invites South Madison residents to participate in Movin' Out's financial wellness series! This six-session financial literacy program covers a range of topics to provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of personal finance. In between sessions, interested participants can work with Movin' Out's Counseling staff on their own financial goals toward homeownership.
  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, September 20, 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.
  • Jeff Erlanger Accessible Playground at Rennebohm Park Ribbon Cutting - Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Madison Parks Foundation and Madison Parks invite the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Jeff Erlanger Erlanger Accessible Playground at Rennebohm Park on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Jeff was an amazing person who seemed to connect with everyone he encountered. He met Fred Rogers, his childhood idol when he was just 5 years old, and in 1980, at the age of 10, he was invited to appear on the award-winning television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Jeff went on to graduate from Memorial High School and Edgewood College. After graduation, he worked as an intern for Representative Tammy Baldwin and Senator Russ Feingold. Jeff died at just 36 years old in 2007. Upon his death, the Mayor and City Council created the annual Jeff Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award in honor of his commitment to community-building advocacy. Join us for a short program and ribbon cutting as we officially open the new accessible playground at Rennebohm Park!


Events: Save the Date

  • Public Hearing - Proposed December Service Changes - Wednesday, September 27, 2023: We're holding a virtual public hearing with the Transportation Commission on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 6:00 PM to discuss possible service change adjustments for December.

    • Like the adjustments that we recently made, these are not large-scale adjustments. A few of our routes have struggled to stay on time, and others still need adjustments to better connect to other routes.  
    • We still haven't seen how the new service operates on a full-service day when UW, MMSD, and other schools and campuses are all in session. With that first day coming on Tuesday, we may see a need for other adjustments that we'll either try to work into service changes in December or during our next driver pick in March.
    • Official public hearing feedback can be submitted ahead of time by calling (608) 266-4466, emailing, or by filling out an online form at All feedback submitted ahead of time will be considered in the same way as feedback provided at the hearing itself.


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Alder John W. Duncan

Alder John W. Duncan

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