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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Additional Interest Items for This Week

October 26, 2016 2:42 PM

October 26, 2016 of the CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations.  We were not able to achieve a quorum that evening. 
Next meeting date is:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Location TBD



The complaints from constituents have increased about aggressive driving and speed on S. High rPoint Road. I have requested from Captain Wahl that the portable speed board be repositioned to alert drivers to reduce their speed.  2.5 weeks ago was the last 3 car crash on that stretch of road.  Residents and fellow Alder Skidmore have expressed growing concern over the increased number of near misses on South High Point Road. Captain Wahl has reported that his officers will give special attention to the area. I will confirm with him what that may look like and keep you updated. 

Dear Constituents: 
I have been criticized for putting forth the amendment to increase Alder salary by $3,000 as self serving. I have been a committed public servant to both my district as well as my community; my service to my district can be well documented. The salary amendment failed. Frankly, I was told that the amendment would not pass. The failure of the amendment will in no way impact how I serve and carry out my commitment to the work in District 1. What putting forth the amendment did was to restart the conversation on the larger issues that must eventually be addressed by Council Leadership and eventually voted on by Council is the overall size, redistricting and re-organization of the Common Council. No question, Alders are and should be committed and accountable to their districts. I applaud those Alders who serve their districts, AND work to keep a healthy   balance between work and family. I came from the non-profit world where service is always the driving force behind the work. I believe we, as Alders, entered into this public service arena because we believed in and valued the opportunity to contribute to improving the quality of life for all our citizens. In face of the criticisms, I do not apologize for putting forth the amendment. The fact that the amendment was defeated does not make the three Alders who supported the amendment  less "smart" nor less committed to our work.  

 And as Alder Amanda Hall would say.. And that's my two cents.


Thursday, November 3rd 
6:30 pm 
City of Madison Fire Station #7 
(1810 McKenna Blvd).

The playground replacement workshop for Bordner, Country Grove, Waldorf and Wexford parks is scheduled for next week on  Notices have been posted in each park and over 2,300 postcards will be sent to area residents (typically those residing within a ¼ mile radius of each park) announcing the meeting tomorrow.
This is the first of two input sessions for each playground replacement and, if you're unable to attend the  first workshop, staff meeting notes will be posted to the Parks Division website afterward. 


Other Items of Possible Interest to District 1

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Grand Canyon Ballroom

 A second neighborhood meeting to continue our discussion of the proposal by the Livesey Company for a 23-acre mixed use development on the NW corner of Mineral Point and Gammon Roads. The redevelopment process will include rezoning the property from a Suburban Employment (SE) to a Mixed Use Center (MXC) district. Phase One of this proposed master-planned development will include retail, residential, and commercial offices.
Representatives from Urban Assets, Kee Architecture, and Ken Saiki Design will present their concept and design proposal.  Members of the Livesey Company will be available to answer your questions. 

Although this proposed project is not in District 1, the development boarders District  1.

I encourage you to attend the meeting to learn more about the proposal.

CITY CLERK'S OFFICE REPORTS RECORD TURNOUT FOR EARLY VOTING / Mayor to hold a press conference today at 2:15 p.m. 

A total of 35,497 absentee ballots have been issued, 31,241 of which have been returned to be counted.  The previous record for absentee ballots issued was 32,012 in November 2008.  The previous record for absentee ballots returned to be counted was 29,199 in November 2012.

As of yesterday, 26,527 absentee ballots were cast in person.  The previous record was 18,752 absentees cast in person in November 2012.

Ballots sent via e-mail: 1,415

The latest In-Person Absentee Voting numbers, as of yesterday:
Ashman: 3,510
Central: 2,328
Goodman: 710
Hawthorne: 1,329
Lakeview: 1,873
Meadowridge: 1,892
Monroe: 1,166
Pinney: 3,027
Sequoya:  4,768
Streets East: 548
Student Activity Center: 554
Union South: 760
Clerk's Office 4,062

The seven full-time employees in the City Clerk's Office worked over 600 hours last week.

Backlog of absentee ballots that have been cast at the library and need to be entered into the state system by the City Clerk's Office: 13,255.



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