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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

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of January 25, 2021

January 22, 2021 4:15 PM

Proposed Body-Worn Camera Recommendations

The Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee will be continuing its discussion of, and possible action on, recommendations related to body-worn cameras at its meetings on Monday and to finish its work on Tuesday.



COVID Relief Funds for Eviction Prevention and Housing Assistance

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

Police Civilian Oversight Board to Discuss Relation between Itself, the PSRC, and the PFC

The PCOB will discuss its relation to the PSRC and PFC, along with a number of other items, at its meeting on Thursday.

City Land Banking Proposal

The Housing Strategy Committee will be taking action on the City's land banking proposal at its meeting on Thursday.

Events, activities, seminars, etc.

Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • The deadline for the Community Food Access Grants is Friday, January 29, 2021, at 5pm.  This grant program replaces the SEED Grants for 2021.  Check out the grants website for application materials and to look over the press release for more information on the overarching Healthy Community Food Systems Fund, which houses the Community Food Access Grants. There is also a video that walks applicants through the new grant program.
  • UW-Madison has a COVID update for the Spring 2021 semester, which begins on January 25.
    • The general COVID-19 Response website for the spring semester can be found here.
    • An overview of the health and safety program, including information about testing available on campus, can be found here.
    • Resources specifically for students including information on academic support, campus operations, and emergency funds can be found here.
    • Information on the brand-new Safer Badgers App can be found here.
    • In response to increased need for mental health resources, UW has ramped up a number of their services.  Please see for more details.
    • Read the recent column from Chancellor Blank that highlights plans for the spring semester.
  • As you prepare for the 2021 elections, the City of Madison Clerk's Office wants to remind you what types of photo ID you can use for voting in Wisconsin.  Read more here.
  • On January 14, a load of recyclables within a Streets Division recycling truck burst into flames.  While the exact cause of this fire is unknown, following recycling rules can help prevent similar events.  Read more here.
  • Public Health Madison & Dane County has released a new COVID-19 data dashboard that contains more than sixty data elements.  Read more here, and see the new dashboard here.
  • The City of Madison has been selected as a Great Lakes Cohort participant in the NRDC's Food Matters initiative.  Read more here.

Save the Date

  • On Wednesday, February 10, at 6pm, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a virtual public hearing to review and discuss proposed Metro service adjustments proposed for later in the year.  Passengers are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposal. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all phone and written comments
  • The Oregon Public Library is hosting a 10-week adult learning workshop focused on the book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk, facilitated by Gera Raymond and Ruth Meyer.  The class is full. Email to join the waitlist. The series is limited to 18 participants. The class will meet online via Zoom from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays from February 2 to April 6.
  • The Spring Primary is on February 16.Read about what's on the ballot here.

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