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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

Tag: District 1 -

Hope & A Future - 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Location: 3440 S. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53719. Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Live Music by: The Krause, Family Bland & Duke Otherwise Games, Face Painting, Silent Auction Art Exhibitions by: Steven Kozar, … [read more]

What is an Alder's Role in the City of Madison

The Basics Conduct in a professional manner. Attend and participate at Council Meetings. Be available to constituents. Follow all Ethics rules and other applicable standards of conduct. The Core Alder Job Advocate for the district and constituents in the City process. Serve … [read more]

Community Scheduled Events

Metro Transit to Discontinue Current Audible Turn Signal Test - As part of its continuous efforts to improve safety, Metro Transit has been testing audible turn signals on its fixed-route buses. Public testimony on Wednesday June 10 at the Madison Transit and Parking Commission meeting and … [read more]

Scheduled in District 1

Economic Development Strategy, City of Madison Opportunity to offer input into the city budget process and to enter into the budget conversation. There have been three public input sessions - the first session on a weekday morning at Monona Terrace attended mostly by developers, business … [read more]

Week of July 13-19, 2015

BOARD OF ESTIMATES - Monday, July 13 Submitting appointment of Natalie L. Erdman for confirmation of a five-year term as the Director of Planning and County and Economic Development. _____________________________ PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMISSION - Tuesday, July 14, 5:00-6:00 … [read more]

Informatiin and updates which may be of interest to District 1

DISTRICT 1 UPDATES - 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 … [read more]

Information of interest to District 1 - Week of 10/26/2015

Meetings/Information Updates For District 1 Community Meetings 10/28/2015. Time: 6-8 p.m. Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Road Very Important to attend and lend support for Olson School in District 1. Community Schools, Metropolitan School District Hosting a discussion … [read more]

District 1 Priority Events - Week of 11/9/2015

HIGH PRIORITY EVENTS District 1: I WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU ON ISSUES THAT DIRECTLY IMPACT YOU. The Amendment to remove the Jeffy Trail Expansion from the 2016 Capital Budget and establishes a Jeffy Trail workgroup. This amendment as approved by the BOE removes the Jeffy Trail … [read more]

Correct Date for Public Meeting

Correction: This is to correct the date of the announcement. Dear Neighbor, Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear a presentation from Here We Grow Learning Center about a proposed redevelopment at 9025 Midtown Road. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:00 … [read more]

Community Meal and Information Session

PARK EDGE / PARK RIDGE INVITATION RE-GROWING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD Learn About • What's next for Griff's Resturant purchased by the City? Learn About • Plans for improved access to Elver Park Learn About • Improvements to where you walk in your neighborhood? WHAT: Free Thanksgiving … [read more]

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. During this time of change, challenge and growth within our communities, within our city; we pause today because we are thankful for our family, friends others who we hold dear. This is also a day we should remember those without a safe space to be today. … [read more]

Winter Update - Parks

Thus information may be of interest to District 1. You can sign up for updates by visiting mycityofmadison. com.?Please also invite your neighbors to sign-up for District 1 emails. ______________ TRAILS ARE GROOMED Ski trails at Elver Park, Yahara Hill Golf Course and Odana Hills Golf … [read more]

City Information Website:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. As your District 1 Alder, I am looking forward to representing you as we continue to be responsive to both district and city government issues. During 2015, I received many calls from residents with questions related to … [read more]

Weather Alert from City of Madison

2/6/2016 From Streets Department Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted January 6, 2016 9:14 AM The City of Madison is due another dose of rain, sleet, and ice that will make driving conditions slick. Cautious driving is advised on all streets, especially in … [read more]

District 1 Updates

Here are some District 1 Updates that may be of interest: Griff's Restaurant Here is a link to the Request For Proposal to select an operator for the employment center slated for Griff's. … [read more]

Week of January 18, 2016

Alcohol License and Review Committee (ALRC) Meeting - 1/20/2016 Application for New License City/County Building, Room 200, 5:30 p.m. Dahmen Enterprises LLC • dba Dahmen's at Hawk's Landing 88 Hawk's Landing Circle • Agent: Tyler Dahmen • Estimated Capacity: 374 Class B Combination Liquor … [read more]

Week of January 21, 2016

DISTRICT 1 UPDATES TO: NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION OFFICERS You are invited to: A Community Discussion on the Benefits of Neighborhood Association/Community Coalition Date: January 30, 2016 Where: Elver Park Community Center 1201 McKenna Boulevard Time: … [read more]

Meetings that may be of interest to neighbors.

NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED ORGANIZATION Saturday, January 30 9:00-9:30 Registration 9:30-1:00 Wisconsin Youth Company 1201 McKenna Road 53719 District 1 information meeting to present the benefits of neighborhood-based organization to homeowner and condo association … [read more]

District 1 Association Leaders / Business Leaders Asked to Organize on SW Side

List of presenters: · Alder Marsha Rummel, District 6 · Alder Chris Schmidt, District 11 · Alder Sheri Carter, District 14 · Alder Mark Clear, District 19 · Jeff Vercauteren, Capitol Neighborhoods INC. Neighborhood Association Organization … [read more]

February 2, 2016

Snow Update Remember that residential streets are not plowed until we have three or more inches of snow accumulated on the roads and the storm is nearing its end. This combination of precipitation may result in some slick areas, so caution is essential. As with all storms, Streets … [read more]

Week of February 9, 2016

Hello District 1 Neighbors: Hat's Off to Captain Wahl and the West District Police Team! I am so proud to live and represent District 1!! Stop by Steep and Brew to say "Hello" and to "Have Coffee with A Cop". February 8, 2016 3:52 PM The West District will be starting a weekly "Coffee … [read more]

Community Day at Elver Park

It is official! The date for the Community Day @ Elver Park is Saturday, August 27. This will be a full day of celebrating community!! Family, food, fun and activities. The Elver Park fireworks display is not planned for 2016 due to declining attendance and the increasing challenges of … [read more]

Week of March 10, 2016

YOU CAN RESOLVE THOSE UNPAID TICKETS THIS SUNDAY Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 What: MPD's Pilot Program: "Madison's Unpaid Ticket Resolution Day." Where: 2300 S. Park Street, Villager Mall, Head Start Room (North-end). Time: 4:00-6:00 pm The purpose of this first … [read more]

Tools for Developing Evidenced Based Decision Making

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:00 p.m., City County Bldg., Room 201 City of Madison Planning Division staff will describe a developing set of tools that will assist with evidence-base decision making. Brian Grady, Milena Bernardinello, and Ben Zellers will provide brief overviews of the … [read more]

Community Updates

Neighbors Planning to Organize in District 1 GOOD REASONS WHY!! Neighborhood Associations bring neighbors together in order to improve the livability of Madison's neighborhoods. There are over 120 neighborhood associations throughout Madison that help citizens make their voices heard in … [read more]

Let's Begin the Healing

This has been a very difficult week: ANOTHER SHOOTING VICTIM DIES At a gas station in the Town of Madison another shooting. Two shootings in two days. Three in two months. I am sure you have been asking "what are my elected officials doing to stop this violence"? I am sure you have … [read more]

Madison Updates - WEEK OF 5/17/2016


Weekly Events of Interest

Board of Estimates (BOE) Meeting Monday, 4:30 p.m. Madison Municipal Bldg., Room 260 Agenda: Urban League of Greater Madison as the operator of the Employment & Training center slated for the Griff's restaurant site on Gammon Road. Next steps: A presentation by Urban League to BOE, … [read more]


Officers & Citizens Recognized Some 80 individuals and organizations were recognized Thursday night, at the Madison Police Department's Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Monona Terrace. More than 25 officers received life saving medals, while others received certificates for problem … [read more]

Enjoy the day with family and friends

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY. I have seen many of my neighbors displaying the American flag this weekend. Today is set aside for us to honor and remember why we celebrate this day. We say thank you to all those men and women who serve and have sacrificed for the "Freedom of the Flag". "Thank … [read more]

Public Information Meeting - Alder Conversations at Meadowood Community Meal

Major Update Public Information Meeting #2 The City and County are holding a 2nd Public Information Meeting on June 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Chavez Elementary School (3502 Maple Grove Rd. Madison, WI). Staff will provide a presentation and be able to answer questions about the project. … [read more]

Common Council Agenda Items of Interest to District 1.

District 1 Constituents: Business of interest at the Common Council meeting tonight. Public comments on the resolution will be heard before the Council vote. You are encouraged to attend tonight's Council meeting. I. As Alder of District 1, I thought that I would share some of the … [read more]


CONTENT: 1. ALDER RESPONSE: 19-1 "YES" VOTE ON THE POLICE POLICY AND PROCEDURE REVIEW STUDY FUNDING 2. POLICE CHIEF KOVAL RESPONSE: MOVING FORWARD ALDER RESPONSE My "yes" vote on fully funding the Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Study at the Common Council meeting … [read more]


Hello all. I'm Robert Bohanan and live in Valley Ridge. I'm also a scientist at UW Madison that studies the long term ecology of lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. For the last 10 years most of my research has emphasized the ecology of urban and metropolitan waters, especially engineered ponds. … [read more]


NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS REMINDER FROM 7:00 a.m. To 7:00 p.m. DATES: 7/5 to 7/8 (Tuesday through Friday). Reminder to Residents of the Valley Ridge Subdivision: You should have received a postcard notification from the City Streets Department advising of parking restrictions in your area … [read more]

Subject: Madison West Neighborhood Association - 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement

Subject: Madison West Neighborhood Association - 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement MADISON WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC. 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement Greetings- The Madison West Neighborhood Association, Inc. (MWNA) has officially been recognized by the … [read more]

Subject: Madison West Neighborhood Association - 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement

Subject: Madison West Neighborhood Association - 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement MADISON WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC. 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement Greetings- The Madison West Neighborhood Association, Inc. (MWNA) has officially been recognized by the … [read more]

Subject: Madison West Neighborhood Association - 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement

Subject: Madison West Neighborhood Association - 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement MADISON WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC. 2016 Annual Meeting Announcement Greetings- The Madison West Neighborhood Association, Inc. (MWNA) has officially been recognized by the … [read more]


"I am proud to help launch the first West Fest Community Day event that will provide great food, entertainment and fun activities for all ages. " Saturday, August 27, at Elver Park. Visit the Madison Parks website to see the activities scheduled, volunteer, partner as a vendor, reserve … [read more]


DISTRICT UPDATES CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MADISON WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HELD THEIR OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Hard work by a group of very dedicated residents. You will be hearing more about the benefits of joining. Membership open to home owner … [read more]


____________________ SOUTHWEST TOWN HALL MEETING Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:00 p.m. Dahmen's at Hawks Landing 88 Hawks Landing Circle Please join Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney for an informal public meeting where neighbors can interact, ask questions and make their voices heard on … [read more]


THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS.. I AM VERY PROUD OF WEST FEST COMMUNITY DAY! My family attended West Fest yesterday and I wanted to share that I thought it was a wonderful community event. My four year old was completely entertained with the play area set up by the Madison Public Library. The music … [read more]

Weekly Information - District 1

DISTRICT 1 There is much included in this posting. Please review the information in its entirely. We are beginning the critical stage in the City government budgeting process with the Mayor's Release of his 2016 Capital Budget. Important Items in this posting: 1) TRANSFOMATION of … [read more]

The Urban League and the City of Madison Want to Hear from You

Do you live in or near Madison's Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood? If so, the Urban League and the City of Madison want to hear from you. Please join us for a community input session about Madison's first neighborhood employment center! When: Wednesday, September 14, 5:00 PM Where: Elver … [read more]


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. Room 201, City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Common Council Presentation: Focused Interruption Coalition Focused Interruption … [read more]

Re-Sealing Starr Grass Dr. - Wash boaring

Date: September 22, 2016 Subject: RE: Wash boarding on the new chip sealing The contractor has scheduled a plan for repair of Starr Grass Dr. wash boarding. Weather permitting, they plan to reseal Starr Grass Drive on Monday. They will be installing no parking signs today and tomorrow as … [read more]

Information of Interest - District 1

The Board of Estimates met Monday September 26, 2016, 4:30-11:00 pm. Outcome of the meetings that may be of interest to District 1: 1. Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide Educational … [read more]

Common Purpose: Shared Priorities

To: District 1 Constituents From: Alder Harrington-McKinney I attended the National League of Cities (NLC), held here in Madison. Elected, appointed officials and city administrators from across the country met over three days discussing today's complex societal and community … [read more]


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 MONONA TERRACE COMMUNITY AND CONVENTION CENTER ONE JOHN NOLEN DRIVE 8:00 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Opening TOURS, PEER-TO-PEER CONVERSATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND NETWORKING. Hear inspirational speaker, Mitchell Silver, on why it is important for residents … [read more]


PROPOSED EXPANSION - PUBLIC MEETING Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 p.m. Hope and A Future 3440 High Point Road A Public Meeting is scheduled for citizens of surrounding neighborhoods to hear details on the expansion plans of Hope & A Future, ask specific questions about the … [read more]

Get Ready for Winter!!!

Host an energy house party! Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:46pm City of Madison homeowners who schedule and host a house party will receive an energy audit for FREE and all of the guests of the house party will be able to get an energy audit for only $99! Energy Audits typically are around … [read more]

Weekly Update October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016 4:30 PM Board of Estimates - Introductions of Amendments to Operating Budget Madison Municipal Building 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 260, Madison, WI 53703. Accepting the recommendation of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc … [read more]


JOIN US TODAY!!!! TUESDAY, 10/25 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Urban League of Greater Madison is Hosting the second COMMUNITY INPUT SESSION for the new neighborhood training and employment center. The Crossing Apartment Complex 1132 Morraine View Drive, at The Club House Come see the … [read more]

Additional Interest Items for This Week

MEETING CANCELLATION October 26, 2016 of the CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations. We were not able to achieve a quorum that evening. Next meeting date is: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Location TBD ________________________ AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ON S. … [read more]


COFFEE WITH THE ALDER DEAR NEIGHBORS: I have been on this journey with you as your Alder since April 2015. I'd like to extend an invitation to the second: COFFEE WITH THE ALDER When: Each Monday during the month of November Where: YOLA'S CAFE, 494 Commercial Dr., phone # … [read more]

Sharing Together Our Blessings

Looking into Heaven with Love and Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2006 by Hiroshima survivor Takashi "Thomas" Tanemori Turning my face to Heaven I sense rather than see the endless blue. Beyond the dancing leaves and soaring hawk, its immeasurable stillness reflects the … [read more]

District News

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR PARK EDGE/PARK RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD Police Officer Magyera and I are working to establish after school programming in the Elver Park neighborhood for kids to address some of their idle time negative behaviors. We are collecting gently used games/items for the site. These … [read more]

Information of Interest


Information Important to District 1 Neighbors

SNOW REMOVAL UPDATE Roads in general were in pretty good shape in the Madison area and most of southern Wisconsin, but there were some slippery stretches on highways heading north and northeast. The snow that started to fall during the morning hours of Sunday, December 4, 2016, stopped … [read more]

Panhandling and High Point - Raymond Road Neighborhood Dev. Plan Meeting District 1 Residents:

Three items of importance. Panhandling I have received much correspondence over the past several months about the increase in panhandling at intersections in the City. This significant increase was the result of a court ruling in 2015 that essentially equated panhandling with free … [read more]

District 1 Updates

This is much information for the week of December 12. Please read through the updates. Also share the information with neighbors. Plan Commission High Point-Raymond Neighborhood Development Plan UPDATE Public Safety Review Committee Common Council Organizational Committee – Subcommittee on … [read more]

District 1 Updatrs

GET READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND Ten inches of snow on tap Friday; dangerous wind chills Wednesday, Saturday nights. Wednesday night's low is expected to drop to 6 below in Madison, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday should be very cold but sunny with a high of 6, and wind chills again … [read more]

Snow Alert Update

INFORMATION OF INCIDENT 12/17/2016 - 9:08 AM Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd. (Elver Park) Details: City Parks employee was plowing snow in the Elver Park parking lot. Some children exited a vehicle in the parking lot. The plow driver did not see the children as he was backing, as a result … [read more]

District 1 Infirmation and Updated

-Snow Plowing Updates -High Point Raymond NDP Update from Informational meeting #1 (Jeffy Trail Discussions) -Weekly meetings ________________________ Dear Neighbors - Some streets continue to be slippery at intersections. Please continue to be cautious in driving. Plowing … [read more]


2017 Neighborhood Grant Program · Grant applications and guidelines will be available in January on the city’s webpage. · Orientation Workshop will be held January 18, 2017, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 103A from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. · … [read more]

Greetings to You & Happy Holiday

May this day be filled with the gift of sharing with Family, Friends & Good Health. Safe travels to those traveling this week. To those who may be experiencing a lost, today I lit a candle in your honor. I am honored to serve the citizens of District 1. Alder Barbara … [read more]

Week of 1/4/2017

Common Council Special Presentation Elizabeth Katt Reinders, senior campaign representative with Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign provided a briefing to Council members on how cities can lead on solutions to climate change and Madison's opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and create … [read more]

High Point Park Neighborhood Meeting - TODAY

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY Early voting for the spring primary election. Early voting starts today, February 1st! You can head to any Madison public library to cast your ballot for State Superintendent. #EarlyVoteMadsion. Vote to strengthening our public schools. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING … [read more]

Content: Update High Point Road Project: Early Voting Locations

Please see the DOT News Release below. From: Layton, David - DOT [] Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:01 PM To: Yoerger, Glen; Winter, Mark Subject: FW: WisDOT: High Point Road bridge replacement project begins Monday From: Bie, Michael - DOT Sent: … [read more]

Postings of Interest - Week of 2/6/2017

The Common Council Agenda has several items that may be of interest to District 1 residents. -Update High Point Road Closing/Trees Removed -Plan Commission: Authorizing the execution of a Release of a Platted Public Utility Easement located in the Plat of High Point Estates for the property … [read more]

Ordnance Prohibiting Standing on the Mediums

Neighbors I think it only fair to hear from your Alder why I voted for the Ordnance prohibiting individuals from standing in the islands. It strongly felt that it was a public safety issue. I attach the posting from Brenda Konkel following the Council's vote. I have received several emails … [read more]

High Point Neighborhood Plan - Ad Hoc Committee Presentation

Madison West Neighborhood Association Meeting “High Point – Raymond Road Neighborhood Development Plan Update” Date: Wednesday February 15 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 5701 … [read more]

D1 Updates - Week of 2-20-2017

Neighbors: Many items this week of interest to D1. 1. Joint Meeting of the Plan Commission and Long Range Transportation Planning Committee on Proposed High Point/Raymond Road Neighborhood Plan. Amendment to the High Point-Raymond Neighborhood Plan. 2. July flooding in District 1 - Update. 3. … [read more]

Meetings that may be of interest to D1 residents

Monday, March 6, 2017 5:00-7:30 - Central Library Madison Food Policy Council - Funding Work Group Seed Grant Finalist Presentations 5:30 p.m. Planning Commission CCB Room 201 46304 Plan Commission continued discussion on potential amendments to the High Point/Raymond … [read more]

D1 Updates

Snow Advisory for our area. Drive safely. Roads are slippery, caution to on the Beltline. All city snow equipment is out. Secondary streets will not be until primary roads are cleared. Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted March 12, 2017 1:34 PM Madison, just … [read more]

Farmers Market at Elver Park

Dear Neighbors: I am very excited to share this information. A FARMERS MARKET At ELVER PARK!! This is absolutely exciting!!! This is exactly what community building looks like!! It would be great to hire someone who lives in the community! Thank you. GREAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY … [read more]

Public Safety Information - District 1

Dear Residents Public safety remains a top priority for me in District 1. I received the following notification from Captain Nelson about reported shots fired. West District Alders will be meeting with Captain Nelson, West District Captain tomorrow. I will keep you abreast of any additional … [read more]

Items of Intetest to D1, Board of Estimates (Finance Committee)

46571 Alders have received many emails about this item. These opinions have been largely from residents outside of District 1. I would like to hear from constituents within District 1. Please feel free to send your response to ALL ALDERS as well. Authorizing the City to reimburse … [read more]

D1 Information Week of 4/1-4/4

Saturday, April 1 2:00 PM Common Council Organizational Committee Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations Madison Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Room A & B Madison, WI 53713 Discussion and drafting report and recommendations of the CCOC. • Link to Draft Report • Link to By … [read more]

District 1 Updates

Dear District 1 Neighbors It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your District 1 Alder since 2015. Thank you for the opportunity to serve a second term on the Madison Common Council. The Swearing in Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 18, at 12:00 noon, City County Building, in the … [read more]

D1 Information this Week

Community Concerned Over Incident Involving 2 Year Old There has been much neighborhood and community concern expressed over the details of the events surrounding a 2 year old playing outside her home in one of our District neighborhoods. Police investigation of the incident continues. … [read more]

D1 Information of Interest

PUBLIC SAFETY Dear Neighbors: I have been contacted by many of you expressing concerns over the increased incidents of violent crime in our community. Public safety is a concern. I have invited Captain Cory Nelson, West District Police to join us in the series of neighborhood … [read more]

D1 UPDATES 5/1/2017

D1 COMMUNITY MEETINGS - Save the Dates: Tuesday, May 9 Pre-Draft: Concept Plan: Jeffy Trail Focus Discussion & Information Session. Presenter: Dan McAuliffe, Acting Project Manager, High Point Raymond Road Neighborhood Development Plan. Location: Olsen School, 801 … [read more]

Discussing Priorities For District 1

Greetings, Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney is hosting a breakfast and open discussion on what issues are important to neighbors in your HOA, condo association or apartment community organization. There will also be a presentation by the Madison Police Department on increased gun violence in … [read more]


Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. JEFFY TRAIL AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING. Thursday, May 18. 6:00 p.m. West District Police Station Community room. Saturday, May 20, 2017 Breakfast with Alder McKinney, District 1, PUBLIC SAFETY and Defining Issues that Matter to District 1 Residents. SPACE … [read more]

Information of Intetest to D1

Meetings of Interest to D1 this week 5:30 PM Plan Commission, City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 200 Planning Commission The function and duty of the Plan Commission is to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of Madison. The Plan Commission … [read more]

Common Council, Farmers Market, Summer Food Program, Westfest

D1 Constituents On May 20th I sponsored a Breakfast with the Alder, the first in a series of community conversations scheduled for D1 on issues that matter to residents. The event was held at Parkedge/Parkridge Employment & Training Center (PEPR). We apologize that some did not receive … [read more]

Street Closure

ELVER PARK FARMER'S MARKET SATURDAY, 8:00-NOON. Street Closures--Shake the Lake Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:09am John Nolen Drive will be closed between South Broom Street and South Blair Street from 6:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24th to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, June 25th. South Broom … [read more]

High Point-Raymond Neighborhood Development Plan, SAVE THE DATE for WESTFEST AT ELVER PARK, FREE MEALS AT ELVER PARK


Items to Highlight - District 1

Incident Type: Assist Citizen-Dispatch Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:35am Address: West Side, Madison, WI Narrative-Several streets and intersections were flooded early Monday morning as strong storms passed through the area. Here's a roundup of emergency calls undertaken by the Madison Fire … [read more]

Road Construction Project at High Point Road & Velvet, Street Closing, Public Meeting at Blackhawk Church

MESSAGE BOARDS ON HIGH POINT ROAD 1. Traffic will be maintained, in both directions, on a minimum 10’ wide lane during construction. We will not be closing any lanes, but they may be narrower than the existing lane. 2. We are widening the pavement, on the west side, in order to have enough … [read more]


Greetings, West District Capt. Cory Nelson will join Alder. Barbara Harrington-McKinney at the corner of Park Ridge D. and Mount Vernon Ct. at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to talk about the shooting yesterday that occurred in this area. Regards, Joel Joel DeSpain, Public Information … [read more]

D1 items of interest for week of 7/24/17

WESTFEST AT ELVER PARK PLANNING MEETING WEST POLICE DISTRICT TUESDAY. 2:00-3:30. FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, JULY 24, CCB Room 354 4:30 p.m, 24. 4799 Accepting the Community Development Division staff paper entitled, "Peer Support Initiative 2017" as the basis for … [read more]

2nd Annual BGCDC Back2School Bash & Westfest at Elver Park

2nd Annual Westfest at Elver Park & BGCDC Back2School Bash Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00am to 4:00pm Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Boulevard Map to Park Directions by Bus Directions by Bike Join us for the 2nd Annual Westfest at Elver Park & Boys & Girls Club of Dane County … [read more]

Building Community Safety: Person to Person



When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Where: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd (across from West District Police Station) Time: Registration: 6:00 pm. Program: 6:30-8:30 pm Panel Themes: Park Edge Park Ridge Employment and Training Center Public Safety – West District – … [read more]

Commonwealth Development Opening Westside Office

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Stephanie Bradley Wilson; 608 239-7772 MEDIA ADVISORY: COMMON WEALTH DEVELOPMENT OPENING WEST SIDE LOCATION NOV. 2017 Madison, WI – Common Wealth Development will open a new service location on the West Side of Madison as an expansion beyond our Williamson … [read more]


Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions David C. Dryer, P.E., City Traffic Engineer and Parking Manager 30 W. Mifflin Street, Suite 900 P.O. Box 2986, Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2986 Phone: (608) 266-4761 Fax: (608) 267-1158 DATE:?November 1st, … [read more]

Using data/evidence/information to strengthen our neighborhoods

Do you have residents in your district we can talk to about open data? The City of Madison has partnered with the Sunlight Foundation and Reboot, a social impact firm, to better understand how Madison residents are using information and data to strengthen Madison’s neighborhoods. As part of … [read more]

Theft from Auto reminder

November 6, 2017 3:18 PM Theft from autos is still a big issue Theft from Auto is down about 15% but we still have had about 1107 this year. There have been 25 guns stolen this year from autos. Many of them were actually unlocked! This is 25 guns getting into criminals hands that … [read more]

Sustainable Employment - Workforce Development Opportunity for the Southwest Side

Dear Neighbor Tonight the Common Council will begin consideration of Madison's 2018 Budget. All Alders have received an unprecedented number of calls supporting the public market, police staffing levels and concerns regarding ParaTransit funding. District 1 - Impacts: Police Staffing … [read more]


I would like to share this poem on THANKSGIVING DAY. Thanksgiving is A time of gratitude ..... Thanksgiving is A time to reflect on the changes, To remember that we, too, grow and change From one season of life to another. Thanksgiving is A time of changing seasons, when leaves … [read more]

Joyous Christmas Day

Good Morning Wishing you a joyous Christmas Day. As you share today with loving family and friends, please remember the seniors in our community as well. Also, I would like to thank you for your generous giving and volunteering throughout the year. Your gestures of kindness extended hope to … [read more]

Have A Happy & Prosperous New Year

Resolution to Add Additional Police

District 1 Residents: This is the most in-depth update from me that you have received. What will be decided at the Common Council meeting tonight is critical. Please take time to read the entire Blog. Alders are receiving numerous emails in support and in opposition to the request by police … [read more]

Thank You!

Elver Park Public Input Meeting Alder McKinney, Ald. Matt Phair, Kate from Madison Parks and Monique & the Youth from Elver Park Neighborhood Center thank those who participated in reviewing the four equipment options and location for the new, inclusive playground to be installed at Elver … [read more]

2018 Seed Grants

Madison Food Policy Council Announces 2018 SEED Grants Cycle Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:05am The City of Madison Food Policy Council announces the 2018 SEED Grants cycle to address food access issues in our community. SEED Grants are small grants designed to support new and recently … [read more]

Weekly Meeting Schedule, Stolen Cars, Snow Plowing

The City Weekly Meeting Schedule may be accessed at: A Reminder to LOCK IT UP! During the month of January; The City experienced 2 cars per day stolen. Approximately 56 car thefts were in residential neighborhoods and the vehicles were … [read more]

Snow Emergency

Department of Public Works Streets Division Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent 1501 West Badger Road Madison, Wisconsin 53713 Phone: (608) 266-4681 Fax: (608) 267-1120 February 9, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE … [read more]


Meeting Schedule - Interested in serving on a City Committee or Commission? Monday, February 12, 2018 9:00 AM Early Childhood Care and Education Family Child Care Support Subcommittee 30 W. Mifflin St, Room 1000C, 10th floor Madison, WI 53703 4:30 PM President's Work Group on … [read more]

Update from Streets Department

The City of Madison Streets Division will plow all City of Madison Streets today. There is no declared snow emergency. There will be limited large item collection today due to staffing constraints related to plowing operations. Refuse and recycling collection, however, will go on as … [read more]

West District Public Safety Update

West District Community Meeting reminder On Tues. April 3 at 6pm, Police Chief Mike Koval will be hosting a west district community meeting at Our Redeemer Church at 1701 McKenna Blvd. This is your chance to hear an update on police related issues and to ask questions. Representatives from … [read more]

Sidewalk Snow Removal

posted April 4, 2018 6:44 AM The snow that started to fall on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, continued in to Wednesday, April 4, 2018. All snow and ice that accumulated from this event shall be removed the public sidewalks by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Ice that cannot be removed shall be … [read more]

Interested in adopting a Flower Garden for a park in your neighborhood?

Flower Garden Volunteers Volunteer Flower Gardeners have been maintaining beautiful and colorful gardens in our community since 1986. Volunteer Flower Gardeners demonstrate an ongoing commitment to planting and long term upkeep of a flower garden in one of Madison's Parks. At the beginning of … [read more]

Notices of tax assessments, Construction Update Highway M

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:03pm Notices of Changes in Assessments for 2018 Assessment change notices for 2018 were mailed to property owners today. All property owners will receive a notice, whether or not their assessment changed from the 2017 value. Assessment increases totaled 76.7% of … [read more]

Happy 4th of July!

Many have asked for construction updates. Enjoy the day, remember to stay well hydrated. Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment & Training Center Per ADDM #1: Pre-Bid Contractors Meeting: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm at 1233 McKenna Blvd. Madison WI (Former Griff's … [read more]

Water outage on Madison's far west side

7/17/2018 10:17 a.m. UPDATE Crews have isolated the break and repairs are underway. People living near Flagstone Park may experience higher than normal water pressure until the main is fixed, which could take 2 to 4 hours. 9:42 a.m. A contractor hit a 12-inch, high-pressure water … [read more]

Amigo Construction Company - PE/PR Emoloyment & Training Center

Mayor Soglin and All Alders, Please see below for Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment & Training Center bid results/notes: 1. Five bids were submitted, all contractors were prequalified. 2. Engineer estimate $1,200,000; Apparent low bidder is Amigo Construction LLC at $1,150,000 (base … [read more]

Highway M Closure Friday Night & Stage 2 Work -Please be alert when traveling the CTH M corridor.

Posted August 17, 2018 Integrity Grading & Excavating will close County Highway M (Pleasant View Road) between McKee Road (CTH PD) and Mid Town Road. The closure will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 17 to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, August 18. Local traffic and residents … [read more]

Heavy Rain and Flooding Reported on the Southwest

Good Morning Neighbors I am already receiving calls from residents who experienced severe flooding. One resident reporting 4” in basement flooding. There is also a report of a person being swept away in the Westside flooding. Please email me at to report the impact … [read more]

Celebration & Groundbreaking: Parkedge/Parkridge Employment & Training Center

Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:50pm After a several years delay, we are happy to announce that the work to convert the former Griff’s Restaurant into the Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center has begun. Below, please find … [read more]

West District Police- Another Car Left Unlocked - West District Blotter Don't be surprised - Another case on the west side where someone left an unlocked vehic

West District Blotter - A response about rash of car breaking on the Westside: (Name of resident withheld) I certainly feel your frustration. We are just as frustrated by it, this is a city wide problem and not specific to your neighborhood . I don’t know why people feel we are doing … [read more]

Construction Underway - Parkedge/Parkridge Employment & Training Center

Here is the update on construction as requested. Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center After a several years delay, we are happy to announce that the work to convert the former Griff’s Restaurant into the Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center has begun. Below, … [read more]

Welcome Captain Tim Patton to the West District

Please join me in welcoming Captain Tim Patton to the West District. Also please join me in thanking Captain Nelson for his dedication and service as he transfers to the South District as Captain. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new Captain of the West … [read more]

Common Council Agenda

Tonight's Common Council Meeting - 6:30 pm 210 MLK, Room 201, City County Building Public Hearing - Speaking Limits 5 minutes, Information Hearing, 5 minutes, other items 3 minutes. You must register before your item is considered by the Council. Report of the Planning Commission … [read more]

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