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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

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

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of February 22, 2021

February 19, 2021 3:49 PM

Tear Gas Usage Report

The Common Council Executive Committee will be discussing the MPD Tear Gas Usage Report at its meeting on Tuesday.

COVID Relief Housing Assistance Update

The Community Services Committee will be receiving an update on COVID relief housing assistance at its meeting on Wednesday.

Housing Ordinance Changes

The Housing Strategy Committee will discuss proposed changes to ordinances related to housing density at its meeting on Thursday.

Events, activities, seminars, etc.

  • Families as Partners in Madison Schools, a free virtual summit for families, caregivers, and youth, will take place on Saturday, February 20, from 11am-1:30pm. Organized by the Lapham-Marquette Parent Teacher Group in partnership with the Madison Public Library.  Register at tinyurl.com/yrfwq9pj and bring a friend.  Interpretation available upon request.  Email questions to Equity-Inclusion@Lapham-Marquette-PTG.org.
  • 1000 Friends of Wisconsin and Healthy Kids Collaborative have put together a guide for beating cabin fever.  The Cabin Fever Survival Guide is a family-friendly activity guide for the last of the winter months during the pandemic.
  • Driver's license recovery info clinics are live! The YWCA is currently offering virtual info clinics for individuals who are experiencing licensing issues in the Dane County area. Appointments can be made on their website with more dates to be added in the future. Please contact Aneesha Mitchell at (608) 395-2188 or amitchell@ywcamadison.org if you have any questions.
  • Winter is Alive! a cooler world carnival features outdoor sculptural installations and live-streamed performative and narrative events including open-mics and forums, February 12 through March 7.  Learn more about the event here and here.  See Mayor Rhodes-Conway's media briefing here.

Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • City Engineering is working with Community Development and other City agencies and partners to convert the former Karmenta Nursing Home, 4502 Milwaukee Street, into a new shelter for families.  You can watch a video about the work that's underway on the new shelter.
  • The Department of Planning and Community & Economic Development, Planning Division has a Neighborhood Grant Program to help neighborhoods build capacity and beautify public places. The grant program helps to improve the quality of life within neighborhoods, and the City as a whole. Neighborhood associations, business associations, planning councils, groups of 5 or more residents, and others approved by the Planning Division are welcome to apply.  Complete information here.
  • Are you a Dane County renter in danger of eviction due to COVID-19?  You may be eligible for rental assistance from Dane CORE Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  Learn more and see if you're eligible here.
  • COVID-19 variant strain B.1.1.7 confirmed in Dane County.  Read more here.
  • Public Health, health care team to vaccinate Dane County school staff.  Read more here
  • Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 Bus Lines poetry contest.Metro Transit and Madison's Poet Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-15 lines total, to the 2021 Bus Lines open call for poetry.  This year's theme is "Looking forward – how we will celebrate when we can be together again in the community."  Submissions can be made in any language.  Selected poems will only be featured online this year.  Entries are due Monday, March 15.  Complete information here.

Save the Date

  • On Monday, March 1, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, there will be a Zoom-based Community Q & A Session regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments related to allowing greater residential densities and adjusting conditional use thresholds.  There will be a video presentation to provide an overview, and Planning Division Director Heather Stouder and Zoning Administrator Matt Tucker will be available for questions.
  • Attend a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 6pm-7:30pm to provide feedback and learn more about the Metro Transit Network Redesign.  Complete information here.
  • Roadbuilding virtual job fair on Thursday, March 4, 4pm-6pm.  This event will be held via ZOOM and will offer one-on-one interviews for various open positions with Walbec.  If interested, please register online at www.walbecjobfair.com.
  • Join WRTP/BIG STEP for a virtual Women in Construction Roundtable via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10, at 4pm.  The roundtable will feature a panel of women who have found success in the construction industry.  The discussion will include personal stories from women in the industry; advice on how to have a successful career in construction; live Q&A/open discussion platform; and representation from several union trades.  Register for the roundtable here.  If you have any questions, please call WRTP/BIG STEP at (608) 255-0155 or email WRTP at southcentral@wrtp.org.
  • On Wednesday, March 10 at 5pm, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will be reviewing the planned bus stop changes occurring in 2021.  Changes include bus stops closing, opening, the addition of concrete bus stop pads and/or the addition of an amenity.  Passengers and stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting or give feedback. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed as well as to all phone and written comments received.  Complete information can be found here.


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