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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

D1 UPDATES 5/1/2017

May 1, 2017 7:02 PM



Tuesday, May 9

Pre-Draft: Concept Plan: Jeffy Trail Focus

Discussion & Information Session.  

Presenter: Dan McAuliffe, Acting Project Manager, High Point Raymond Road Neighborhood Development Plan.  

Location: Olsen School, 801 Redan Drive

Time: 7:00-9:00

(The Draft Plan should be released by Monday, May 8 and accessible on the project website). Post Cards were sent to residents within the target residential area. Meeting is open to the public. Feel free to attend).

Monday, May 15

Hawks Landing Snow Removal 

Slide presentation, discussion Q&A

Presenter: Bryan Johnson, Streets Division

(Post Cards were mailed to residents within the target residential area. Meeting is open to the public. Feel free to attend).

Location: Olsen School, 801 Redan Drive

Time: 7:00-9:00

Wednesday, May 17

Traffic Calming, Speeding Concerns, Stop Signs

Presenters: Dave Dryer, Director Traffic Engineering

Mark Winter, Traffic Engineering 

(Post Cards were sent to residents within the target residential area. Meeting is open to the public. Feel free to attend).

Location: West District Police Community Room

1710 McKenna Blvd

Time: 7:00-9:00

Saturday, May 20

Breakfast with the Alder. Two invitations reservations per Association; Officers or designee are invited to have breakfast with Alder Harrington-McKinney. Location: ParkEdgeParkRidge Employment & Training Center

625 S. Gammon Road, 2nd Floor Entrance by cellphone office) Ste, 204

10:00 a.m.-Noon

Agenda: Open discussion on what issues are important to neighbors in your HOA, Condo Association or Apt organization community. 

MMPD Presentation: Increased Gun Violence in our Community.

Please RSVP by May 15 to: Debbie Fields, Madison Common Council Office: (or 608-266-4297). Attendance count due to caterer.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 - SAVE THE DATE - 2nd Annual Westfest 


Summer schedule is going to be off the charts this summer!!! This is what we will be doing to keep hundreds of kids busy and safe this summer.


Back to School Event: We will work with Alder Barbara H. McKinney and the Focused Interruption Coalition to give away more than 2,000 back packs to young people in the community. For more info contact Zandra Lee at for more details. 

Badges for Baseball: Working with law enforcement officials to introduce kids to baseball. We will be sending kids to Maryland for a national championship program! Email Dan Sowu at for more info. 

Sports Academy: We hired a full time sports director to target at risk youth to participate in organized sports leagues. We will be partnering with the county on this program to target the most at risk kids in the community and will organize some three on three basketball tournaments. Email Dan Sowu at for more info. 

Reading Challenge: We have 25 tutors and program leaders that will incorporate reading to reduce summer learning loss during the summer months. Kids will be required to read 7 books over the summer months. 

Reality TV Show for Teens: We will partner with Rafael Charles Ragland of 608 TV to produce a weekly TV series for teens as they plan a weekly party and workshops to keep teens off the street during the summer months. The Club has also hired LaTanya Maymon to help coordinate these weekly events. 

Employment: We will place 250 plus teens in paid internships where their collective salaries will be more than a quarter of a million dollars through 30 plus companies. Email Skyler Holloway at if your business would like to participate. 

Summer Camp: We will have over 300 elementary school kids in summer camp from 8:30am-5pm so parents sign your kids up as their will be limited seats. This year we will be accepting Wisconsin Shares funding and if you qualify the camp is free. Email Megan Murphy, Director of Licensing & Family Engagement at to register today. 

Swim Leasons: We will partner with the City of Madison, Wingra Boats and the Shelly Glover Foundation, to teach 200 kids how to swim and row on our Lakes with Clean Lakes Alliance. Email Tommy Walls, Senior Director of Programs at for more info. 

Healthy Meals: We will partner with Second Harvest to ensure kids receive a healthy meal everyday this summer and will be working with UW Slow Food to grow vegetables in our garden. Contact Tiffany Loomis at if this interest you. 

Music: We will partner with Madison Media Institute and host classes in our creative and performance arts studio for kids who want to get involved in the music industry. Email Tommy Walls, Senior Director of Programs at for more info. 

Credit Union: We will partner with Summit Credit Union and kids will be able to open up an account and they will receive 5% return on their investment and financial literacy classes will take place. 

Field trips: We will plan over 50 field trips introducing kids to the environment, sports related and education enhancement opportunities. 

Fitness Classes: Parents sign up as we have hired fitness instructors and partnering with Phitness Plus to help you get in shape this summer. Contact Haywood Simmons to sign up for these classes. 

Free Football Clinic: Third week of July we will partner with the Gilbert Brown Foundation to run a free summer football camp for kids!!! Gilbert played for the Green Bay Packers and will be at the camp all four days. For more information contact Rod Mitchell at

This is just a preview of what we will be doing this summer to engage young people! If you have other ideas please let us know or if you would like to volunteer for any of this projects contact Jenni Hughes, our Volunteer Coordinator at

Common Council Agenda 5/2/17 



Recognizing Madison Police Department Officers during National Police Week 2017 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.

Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Sheri Carter, Maurice S. Cheeks, Mark Clear, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Arvina Martin, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood and Ledell Zellers

No appropriation required.

Recognizing Madison Police Department Officers during National Police Week 2017 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department was created in 1856, and in 1895, the Madison Police Department believes, there were approximately 15 commissioned officers in the department who served the citizens of the City of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department now has an authorized strength of 468 officers; and,

WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers currently serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Madison Police Department; and,

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty, including four members of the Madison Police Department; and,

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and,

WHEREAS, 394 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 143 officers killed in 2016 and 251 officers killed in previous years; and,

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of May 13, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which takes place this year on May 14-20 (Note: Because May 14, 2017 falls on a Sunday, some events will take place before the official dates of Police Week 2017); and,

WHEREAS, May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Mayor and Common Council formally designates May 14-20, 2017, as Police Week in the City of Madison, and publicly salutes the service of law enforcement officers in the City of Madison and in all communities across the nation.


Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for the Madison Police Department Midtown District Station and amending the 2017 Capital Budget to transfer existing authority between major projects and increase general obligation borrowing authority by $84,000 for the purpose of promoting the RESJI through a local labor component for the project.

Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Mark Clear, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Paul E. Skidmore, Barbara Harrington-McKinney and Amanda Hall

Legislative History

4/4/17 Engineering Division Referred for Introduction Finance Committee 4/24/17, Board of Public Works 4/19/17


Amending the Police Department's 2017 Capital Budget to transfer $50,000 in GO Borrowing from the Building Improvements capital program to a capital project authorizing the purchase of a used Lenco Bearcat, and increasing the Police Department fleet vehicles by one.

Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Paul E. Skidmore, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Sheri Carter, Steve King, Matthew J. Phair, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Michael E. Verveer, Mark Clear, David Ahrens and Amanda Hall


Authorizing the City to reimburse legal fees to Chief Michael C. Koval, as allowed under Sec 62.09(7)(e), Wis. Stats., and, amending the 2017 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $21,953 from the Contingent Reserve to Direct Appropriations

 Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin and Paul E. Skidmore


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