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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

Street Closures, Drug Disposal, Budget Update, Halloween Safety

October 28, 2017 7:06 AM



Freakfest Detours

Begins Friday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Buses detour from the downtown and UW Campus areas throughout the weekend for Freakfest.

Capitol Loop Detour - Starts Friday at 6 p.m.

    •    Buses do not serve the Capitol Square starting Friday evening through the end of service on Sunday, October 29.

Downtown Detours - All Day Saturday

    •    Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 detour from the Capitol Square and State Street. All east and westbound routes detour to the southern half of the isthmus.

    •    Board northound/ eastbound buses on W. Washington, Doty or Webster St. Board southbound/ westbound buses on E. Washington, Wilson or Broom.

UW Campus Detours - All Day Saturday

    •    Route 80 buses detour from Langdon St. via University Ave., to Park St., to Observatory Dr. Route continues to follow Saturday schedule.

    •    On Saturday, a "Special Events" bus will be running a combined Route 81 and 82 schedule and route in place of regular service.

Please plan ahead for possible delays throughout our service areas. Buses will operate as fast as conditions allow.


N. Bassett St. Detour Ends

N. Bassett St. reopens Saturday, October 28. Routes 1, 10, 19 and 38 return to regular route on Monday, October 30.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Drug Take Back –

Safe disposal SAVES LIVES! To find a Drug Take Back location near you: Never Flush or Drain! Unused or expired prescription medications should never be flushed or poured down the drain. These potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances can contribute to contamination of our water supply if not disposed of properly.

Safety Tips for a Halloween and/or Harvest Day

    •    Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

    •    Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

    •    Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

    •    Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

    •    Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.

    •    Never accept rides from strangers. Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

2018 Budget Update

October 26, 2017 1:32 PM

Public hearing/comment on the 2018 Budget will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017.  This is your opportunity to lend your support to the budget items that you care deeply about.

The 2018 Capital Budget has two moving parts; the first is the Capital Budget which focuses on infrastructure (roads, heavy equipment, and buildings). The City borrows money to fund this budget.  The second is the Operating Budget which focuses on salaries for staff.  This budget is funded by our taxes and fees.  Together these budgets total $877 million dollars.

The City has 5 building projects in this budget cycle – Madison Municipal Building (former Federal Court House and also known as the MMB) is $30.2 million, Midtown Police Station located Mineral Point Road will cost approximately $9.8 million, the Public Market on eastside is estimated cost of $14 million and the new Fire Station #14 in the southeast section will cost approximately $6.8 million, Fleet Service relocation is estimated to cost $32.2 million; the Metro Satellite Facility will cost approximately $30 million.

In addition, the City's infrastructure continues to age, and our desire for new facilities continues to increase. The challenge for the Council is to find a balance between the wants and the necessities.

For more budget information:

2017 TIGER Grant Application

Funding for Satellite Facility

Metro Transit has submitted an application for the TIGER 2017 Discretionary Grant in order to build a much-needed bus satellite facility at Nakoosa Trail.

The facility is estimated to cost approximately $35 million and will be the first step in addressing current service needs, providing a new force for economic development and planning for the future of mass transit in the region.

There are some very interesting films screening at UW Nov 3-5 at the Tales from Planet Earth Film Fest.

Several films focus on indigenous peoples' land rights in the US and Australia as well as sharecroppers from the Jim Crow era fighting to protect their farm.   Another film track's civil rights leaders Shirley Sherrod and Congressman John Lewis in their fight for African American farmers.  Check out the amazing line-up here and spread the word.


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