Skip to main content

District 1

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Image of Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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
WI Relay Service

Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Informatiin and updates which may be of interest to District 1

October 22, 2015 6:05 PM


Jeffy Trails
Community meeting was held at Olson School to present proposed plans for the Jeffy Trails road expansion.  70 residents attended. The majority of the attendees voiced strong opposition against the Jeffy Trail project. It is also important to recognize that there were residents present who were in support of the Jeffy Trail expansion project.  Recognizing the need for residents  to have the opportunity to throughly review the proposed project with city staff,  an amendment was put forth to move the Jeffy Trail project and allocated dollars out of the  2016 Capital Budget. The amendment included the formation of a Jeffy Trail workgroup to study the proposed expansion in detail with follow up recommendations. A subsequent meeting with planning and engineering department discussed and confirmed staff commitments to the  Jeffy Trail community workgroup. A final meeting set for  November 3 will establish the time line for the workgroup's review of the  Jeffy Trail expansion.  It is very important that the workgroup makeup   will include residents from the community representing both sides, engineering and planning staff and Alder McKinney with the final recommendations of the workgroup  presented in open meeting.

Construction/Closure Updates 

Updates on Midtown Road closures can be found on the City's website:  Updates of all  street closures:  Traffic

 With about one month remaining of the 2015 construction season, traffic on the eastbound Beltline between Whitney Way and Seminole Highway, has shifted to the new eastbound lanes. Stay informed about upcoming construction work, overnight traffic switch, lane and ramp closures and associated traffic impacts related to the Verona Road (US 188/151) Project. Follow the Verona Road Project:; www.facebook/WIVeronaRoadProject, 
Nighttime lane closures  on the westbound and  eastbound Beltline, Whitney Way to Seminole Highway 8 p.m.-5 a.m. (October 19-23).  Nighttime ramp closures from the eastbound Beltline to Verona Road and Whitney Way to the eastbound Beltline 10 p.m.-5 a.m. (October 20-22).  Eastbound Beltline traffic shift to new lanes, between Whitney Way to Seminole Highway in effect until spring 2016.

Information of Interest
Mayor Soglin on homeless, Exact Sciences, Homeless: /news/Soglin-talks-about-homeless-EExact-Sciences-budget/35854752.  Mayor announces the hiring of Toriana Pettaway as Racial Equity Coordinator.

Council Meeting Items of Interest 
Resolution to permit City of Madison to exercise imminent domain to acquire property to develop a 1 acre park in downtown area was placed on file. 

#40368 - Introduction Resolution to accept 2015 U.S. Department of Justice Byme Criminal Justice Innovation Grant award for $155,522 as part of President's Neighborhood Revitalization         (NRI) that supports local communities in developing place-based strategies to change         neighborhoods of distress into neighborhoods of opportunity.  The selected target area:          Raymond Road Corridor (Teresa Terrace,  Balsam-Russett, Meadowood, Greentree,         Orchard Ridge, Prairie, Falk and Orchard Ridge Elementary Schools, Meadowood and         Terrace Terrace neighborhood centers). (Non debatable).

Presentation on 2016 budget process by Finance Director.

Other Up-Coming Meetings
October 22,  6-7 p.m. Chief Koval will be holding a community meeting at Olson Elementary School, 801 Redan Drive.

October 24, 8:00 a.m.-12:00. Register, 2015 Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable.
Park Community Recreation Center.  It's not too late

October 26, 4:30 p.m. regular BOE meeting and Operating Budget decisions, Room 260, MMB. 
Deliberations by BOE on amendments for the 2016 Budget.

Common Council 2016 Budget Deliberation Meetings
November 4, Important Amendments Due Common Council, 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets Due to Finance Director November 4 @ noon.  Common Council Amendments Submitted - Distributed to Common Council Friday, November 6, noon.
November 10, 5:30 p.m. Common Council meeting (budget only), Room 201, CCB.
November 11, 5:30 p.m. Common Council meeting (budget - if needed), Room 260, MMB.
November 12, 5:30 p.m. Common Council meeting (budget - if needed), Room 260, MMB.

District 1 Leadership Group - Elected officers and representatives from Neighborhood Associations and Homeowner Associations. District 1 has only two official Neighborhood Associations as recognized by the City of Madison: High Point Estates and Hawks Landing. Please view this link to the complete list of Neighborhood Associations recognized by the City of Madison. 

 Jule Strolick, Neighborhood - Community coordinator from the City of Madison will  answer questions about the process of Homeowners Associations becoming an official Neighborhood Association recognized by the City of Madison. 
West District Community Room, 1710 McKenna Blvd.  Jule's Topic: NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS/HOW AND WHY THEY WORK.


Friday, October 30, 6-10 p.m. 
Monster Mash-up.  All Monsters Welcome. Madison Children's Museum.

Mayor Soglin - Mayor announces hiring of Toriana Pettaway as Racial EquityCoordinator. 

Freakfest Street Closures, State Street and cross streets, 4:45 p.m. Sat., October 31 through 3 a.m. Sunday, November 1.  http.//

Please Don't Forget to Mark Your Calendars for these important deliberations.

The District 1 Leadership Team has been aggressively advocating for the MID-TOWN STATION to remain in the 2016 budget.  As present Alder of District 1, I am joined by State Representative Lisa Subeck,  immediate past Alder of District 1, who also lives in the district; to strongly support  the Mid-Town Station in the 2016 Capital Budget. See the support letter sent to all Alders attached to this update page.

Monday, October 26 – BOE regular meeting & Operating Budget decisions / 4:30 pm / Room 260, MMB. Public comment (3 minutes). 
Common Council 2016 Budget Deliberation Meetings
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Common Council Meeting (Budget Only) / 5:30 pm / Room 201, CCB. This should be the major turnout of voices to register in support of the Mid-Town Police Station
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Common Council Meeting (Budget – If Needed) / 5:30 pm / Room 260, MMB
Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Common Council Meeting (Budget – If Needed) / 5:30 pm / Room 260, MMB.

Letters of Support
I encourage you to send letters supporting the Mid-Town Station to Mayor Soglin and to All Alders as the example below.

Sent to All Alders
The Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association, which serves an area between Putnam and Hammersley and McKenna and Prairie, is currently serviced by the West Side Police District. Although we know the capital budget is tight, we support the creation of an additional police district as soon as possible to relieve some of the burden on the West District. Why? There are two basic reasons.
> The size and population of the West District has grown too large for one location to manage efficiently. The population of the West District is 83,000, a third of Madison, and it covers a third of the city?s area. The station, which was built in 2001 for 58 employees, now has 90.
> But the most compelling reason is that since the year 2000, the number and severity of criminal activity in Southwest Madison has dramatically increased. Between 2000 – 2012, calls for police service by type increased as follows: quality of life 115.81% violent crime 65.98% and, property crime 146.22%. At the same time, violent crime in the city as a whole increased 0.13% and property crime, 48.36%.
> We agree that there are many needs in the are more family-supporting jobs, better housing, more and better activities for the youth and these needs cost money as well. But, we also have to deal with the immediate need which is improved police services.
> Thus, we believe that the construction of an additional station is absolutely necessary at this time and should not be put off until 2021. We urge you to allocate full funding for the additional station to begin construction in 2016.
> Sincerely, Gloria Meyer, President Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association
> Recipient:
> All Alders

Email to a friend Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the District 1 – Alder McKinney email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.




Aldermatic District 1
City Meetings,District1 & Community Updates


100 Black Men of Madison  1000 Friends of Wisconsin  2016 Elver Park Community Day  2017 Westfest  2018 Westfest  2019 Westfest  Addiction  African American  Aging  Alternate Side Parking  Announcement  Application  Art  Ash tree  Assessment  Attachment  Auto  Back to school  Badger Mill Creek  Bench  Bike  Black History  Body worn cameras  Bridge Replacement  BRT  Brush  Brush collection  Brush Pickup  Budget  Burglary  Burn  Bus  Bus Rapid Transit  Business  Byrne Criminal Justice Innovaton Grant  Cable  Car  Car theft  Cardboard  Career fair  Census  Challenge  Chickens  Christmas tree  City Clerk's Office - Election Information  City Committee  City Engineer  City Governance  City of Madison Comprehensive Plan  Coding  Cold  Collection Schedule  Committee  Common Council  Community  Community Bond  Community Building  Community Events  Community partner  Complete count  Conference  Construction  Conversation  Coronavirus  County HWY M  County HWY PD  COVID-19  Crime  Criminal justice  Dallas  Dedication  Development  Dinner  Disaster Assistance  Disc golf  District 1 -  Dogs  Dohm  Downtown  Dream Bus  Drop-off sites  Earth Day  Election  Elver Park  Elver Park Community Recreation Center  Employment  Employment center  Engineering  Equity  Event  Evergreen  Eviction  Exact Sciences  Expansion  F-35A  Fiber  Flooding  Flu  Food  Food access  Freakfest  Frequent City Contact Information  Gaming  Gammon Lane  Grants  Hawks Landing  High Point  Highlights  Historic Preservation  HIV  Hope and A Future  Housing  Ice  Imagine Madison  Invasive Elongate Hemlock Scale  Jeffy Trail Expansion  Job fair  Jobs  Judge Doyle Square  Juneteenth  Justice  Kids  Kwik Trip  Leaf Collection  Leaves  Lewis  Library  License  Listening Session  Lock It or Lose It  Madison Common Council  Madison Community News  Madison Fire Department  Madison Living History Project  Madison Mallards  Madison Metro  Madison Police Department  Make Music Madison  Mayor  Mayor Rhodes-Conway  Mayor Soglin  Mayor's Neighborhood Conference  McKenna Boulevard  Meals  Meeting  Mentor  Metro  MGE  Mid Town Road  Midtown Road  MLK  MMSD  Mobile Resource Trailer  MPD  Mulch  Municipal ID  Natural Lawn  Neighborhood Employment Center  Neighborhood information  Neighborhood Meeting  Neighborhood Traffic Management Program  Olbrich Gardens  Operation Clean Sweep  Opioid  Optic  Park Edge  Park Ridge  Parking  Parks  Petition  PFAS  PFC  Phairs  Plan Commission  Playground  Pleasant View Road  Police  Police and Fire Commission  Poll  Poll Workers  Power outage  Press conference  Property tax  PSC  PSRC  Public Health  Public Health Announcemrnts  Public Market  Public Safety  Race  Race 2 Destiny  Racism  Raymond Road  Read  Recycling  Repairs  Report  Roosters  RSVP  Safer at Home  Safety  Salt  Sand Bags  Sanitary Sewer  School  Severe weather  Shots fired  Shredding  ShredFest  Snow  Snow Plow Updates  Spring  State Street  Storm Sewer  Stormwater  Street closures  Street sweeping  Streets Division  Streets/Transportation/Roads  Summer  Summer Strategic Plan  Survey  Sustainability  Task Force  Teen employment  TFOGS  Thanksgiving  Traffic  Traffic calming  Training  Training center  Training/Employment Opportunities  Transportation  Trash  Tree  Triad  Tutor  Urban League Greater Madison  Utilities  Vacancy  Valley View Road  Vehicle Registration Fee  Vendor  Verona Road (US 18/151) Project  Violence  Volunteer  Vote  Water Utility  Watershed  Weapons  Weather  West Fest  West Police District  Westfest  Westside  Winter  WisDOT  Women's History Month  World AIDS Day  Wreath  Yard Waste  Youth  Zoning