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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

City Meeting Schedule: Week of October 24, Announcements and Items of Interest

October 24, 2022 1:34 PM

City Weekly Meeting Schedule: Week of October 24, 2022 

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Madison Common Council and certain boards, commissions, and committees continue to meet to discuss and take action on City business, however to protect our community, many are meeting virtually or in hybrid format.  The City Weekly Meeting Schedule is a quick way to access an agenda and time of a meeting. You can subscribe to receive Meeting Schedule and Updates emails. Check the schedule periodically during the week since meetings can be added or canceled, or contact the City's Clerk office at (608) 266-4601 to confirm a meeting.
Instructions on how to watch a virtual meeting, submit written comments, and register on an agenda item can be found on the meeting's agenda.


Announcements and Items of Interest

Plan Commission (on Consent Agenda - will be passed unless there is a registered public comment)
Monday, October 24, 2022
5:30 p.m.

Agenda ítem #13, Legislative file #73804

Approving the final plat of University Research Park-Pioneer First Addition Replat on land generally addressed as 602-1202 Boyer Street, 601-1103 Boyer Street, and 8825 Nelson Crossing; 1st Ald. Dist.


Virtual Community Session on 2023 Budget (hosted by the Finance Department)
Monday, October 24, 2022

The city's budget for 2023 will be debated and adopted by the Common Council in November. In addition to public comment opportunities at Finance Committee and Council meetings over the next six weeks, there will be two virtual community sessions on the budget. City Finance staff will provide background information on the city's capital and operating budget process, including highlights of the 2023 executive budget.  This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about our city's budget.  Electronic copies of budget information can be found at

The first virtual session was recorded on October 13. The second virtual session will cover the same presentation and will take place on Monday, October 24. The meeting will start at 5:30 PM and end at 7:00 PM


Common Council
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Meeting starts at 6:30pm

Agenda item #50, Legislative file #74310

The rezoning ordinance to change the zoning of City-owned property located at 432 S Junction Road from A to SE to facilitate construction of the west terminal of the east-west BRT line.

The Rezoning Ordinance would go to Planning Commission on November 22 and back to Common Council on December 6.

Junction Road Bus Rapid Transit Terminal Rezoning and Land Use Application

Metro Transit is building a bus rapid transit line in Madison. The western terminal of the route will be near the southwest corner of Junction Road and Mineral Point Road, and the line will run east through downtown Madison to the east side. Here are key facts about Junction station:

  • The site is currently vacant land. It was purchased by the city in 2012 to widen Junction Road.
  • About 10% of the site will be used for a bus rapid transit terminal with spaces for three BRT buses and several local buses.
  • About half the site will be used to build a park and ride with about 85 parking spaces as well as bike parking and space for drop-offs.
  • The remainder of the site will be used for stormwater detention.
  • A new traffic signal will be installed between Watts Road and Mineral Point Road so that buses and cars can access the site.
  • Electric bus chargers will be installed to charge the electric BRT buses.
  • A small building will be included with an electrical room for the bus chargers, and it will have bathrooms for the bus operators.
  • Planning for the east-west bus rapid transit line has been ongoing for about three years. Several options were presented at public meetings, and this location was chosen for a terminal because it extended the line farthest west and has plenty of space for bus operations and electric bus charging, as well as an opportunity to build a park and ride.
  • The site is being rezoned from A (Agricultural District) to SE (Suburban Employment District).
  • More information about the BRT project can be found at, or contact Metro at, or 266-4466.
  • Ice Age Junction Path
  • Parking
  • Bus Terminal
  • Stormwater Detention
  • Mineral Point Road
  • New Traffic Signal
  • Junction Road


In-Person Absentee Voting Starts Tuesday, October 25, in Madison

What will you need to bring with you if you're voting absentee in person?

  • An acceptable photo ID for voting in Wisconsin.
  • If you need to register for the first time or update your registration because of a move or name change, you will need to bring a proof of residence document with you, too.

Because we have dozens of ballot styles citywide, we use the ExpressVote accessible ballot-marking device for in-person absentee voting.

Voters who have requested an absentee ballot by mail can return their completed absentee ballot to an in-person absentee voting location during the location's voting hours.

Voting will take place at the locations listed below:

Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
8:30 am – 4:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4

Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4

Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr.
8:30 am - 7:30 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
11:30 am - 5:30 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Court
11:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4

Edgewood College - Wingra Commons, 1000 Edgewood College Dr.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

UW-Madison Union South, 1308 W Dayton St.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4

UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4

Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright St.
11:00 am - 3:30 pm weekdays, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Madison College South Madison Campus, 2429 Perry St.
11:00 am - 3:30 pm weekdays, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
2:00 - 4:00 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St.
11:00 am - 7:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
2:00 - 4:00 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington Ave.
11:00 am - 7:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Lakeview Library, 2845 N Sherman Ave.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
2:00 - 4:00 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.
11:00 am - 7:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Rd.
11:00 am - 7:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.
11:00 am - 7:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Hmong Institute, 4402 Femrite Dr.
11:00 am - 3:30 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
11:00 am - 3:30 pm Thursdays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3
10:00 am - 3:30 pm Fridays, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4

Global Market & Food Hall, 2161 Zeier Rd.
11:00 am - 7:00 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd.
6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesdays, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2
10:00 am - noon Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Urban League Southwest Employment Center, 1233 McKenna Blvd.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesdays, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Fridays, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday, Oct. 31

Boys & Girls Club - Allied, 4619 Jenewein Rd.
10:30 am - 5:30 pm weekdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 4

Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.
1:00 - 5:00 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
1:00 - 5:00 pm Thursdays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3

Tenney Park Shelter, 402 N Thornton Ave.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday, Nov. 4

Eagle Heights Community Center, 611 Eagle Heights Dr.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fridays, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4

Bridge - Lake Point - Waunona Neighborhood Center, 1917 Lake Point Dr.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursdays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Fridays, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4

Rebalanced - Life Wellness Association Men's Health & Education Center, 588 Grand Canyon Dr.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Wednesdays, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Fridays, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturdays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Wisconsin Youth Company, 1201 McKenna Blvd.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
4:00 - 6:00 pm Thursdays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3

Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church/Lake Edge United Church of Christ, 4200 Buckeye Rd.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

Fountain of Life Church, 633 W Badger Rd.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Sundays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, 501 E Badger Rd.
By appointment only, 10:00 am Wednesday, Oct. 26
Contact the Clerk's Office in advance to make appointment, 608-266-4601

Ho-Chunk Nation Community Center, 4724 Tradewinds Pkwy.
By appointment only, 2:00 pm Wednesday, Oct. 26
Contact the Clerk's Office in advance to make appointment, 608-266-4601

*No voter registration on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 6, per state law.

Who can register to vote?

To register in Wisconsin you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Wisconsin and have resided at the registration address for at least 28 days prior to the election
  • be 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if you have, your civil rights have been restored after completion of your sentence or a pardon
  • not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process
  • not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the result of an election
  • not have voted at any other location, if registering on Election Day

And, here are links for all the resources people would need to sign up for LWV-WI's election observation, poll worker, and social media monitoring programs:

General Election is November 8, 2022

A number of offices are up for election:

  • Governor/Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Congressional Representative – District 2
  • State Senator – District 27
    • Voters who reside in District 27 will see this office on their ballot
  • Representative to State Assembly – Districts 46, 47, 48, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80
    • Voters who reside in each district will see that district's race on their ballot
  • Dane County Sheriff
  • Dane County Clerk of Circuit Court

All Dane County voters will see three referendum questions on their ballots. Voters who reside in the Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Middleton/Cross Plains, or Verona Area School Districts will also see school district referendum questions on their ballot.


3rd Annual Aging Well Summit
November 12 & 13, 2022


Please join us for the 3rd Annual Aging Well Summit, with a focus on brain health and healthy caregiving, organized by Cairasu All Things Alzheimer's. It is an opportunity to learn, share, and connect with others in the senior care industry and community members interested in optimizing and maintaining a healthy brain.

In this two-day summit, on Sunday, we are partnering with Center for Aging Research and Education at UW- Madison to train family and professional caregivers. Certificates will be provided. Please note Sunday caregiver training will be hybrid (In-person and virtual). Please let us know if you are attending in person on Sunday, so we have materials and food for everyone.

Featured Speakers

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Carl V. Hill, PhD, MPH
Keynote Speaker

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Alzheimer's Association
Title: Unforgettable: The Power of Partnership in the Pursuit of Justice and Equity.


Carol Van Hulle photo

Carol Van Hulle, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Title: Recent Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease Immunotherapy


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Susan H. McFadden, PhD
Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Title: Creating Good Communities for People Living With Dementia


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Marty Schreiber
Keynote Speaker

Former Wisconsin Governor, Business Owner, and Author of My Two Elaines
Title: My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver


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Attorney Signé Mbainai
Assistant Corporation Counsel with Dane County Corporation Counsel Office
Title: Life Shaping Decisions-The Fundamentals of Decision-Making Authority


Advocacy Panel

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Joy Schmidt
Panel Moderator

Dementia Crisis Program Specialist Dane County Human Services


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Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Alderwoman, Madison Common Council, District 1


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Janet Zander
Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator for the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR)


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Rep. Dianne Hesselbein
Wisconsin Assembly District 79th
Sunday, UW-Madison CARE U Trainers


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Deanna Blanchard
Clinical Instructor, UW Madison School of Nursing


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Fatou Ceesay

President and CEO at Cairasu All Things Alzheimer's
Owner of Cairasu Home Care


Planning Committee

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Fatou Ceesay

President and CEO at Cairasu All Things Alzheimer's
Owner of Cairasu Home Care


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Binta Ceesay
Advisor and Facilitator at Step Up: Equity Matters


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Bonnie Nuttkinson
Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center & Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute


Susan Freiss

Susan Freiss
Online Instructor with The Center for Advanced Academics and Cairasu All Things Alzheimer's Board Member


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Joanne Gruber-Hagen
UW Emeritus Academic Staff


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Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Alderwoman, Madison Common Council, District 1


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Kathi Vos
Professor Emmerita, UW -Madison Division of Extension


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Fatou Sonko
Student Nurse, Edgewood College  and Supervisor, Cairasu Home Care


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Diane Farsetta, PhD
Senior Outreach Specialist, Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE), UW Madison School of Nursing


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Awa Phatty
Student, UW-Madison

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