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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: Police

Statement of Madison Mayor and Madison City Council on Dallas Officer Shooting

We stand with the people of Dallas, their municipal officials led by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, as they mourn the loss of lives of their dedicated colleagues. Our heart and sympathy are with the families, fellow officers, and the friends of those murdered. We continue to … [read more]


Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison City Council on Dallas Officer Shootings Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:58am We stand with the people of Dallas, their municipal officials led by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, as they mourn the loss of lives of their … [read more]

Common Council Agenda

Common Council Meeting PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS Petition: "We Support Our Madison Police" - submitted by Paula Fitzsimmons This petition was submitted to the Clerk's Office and will be considered by the Council at tonight's Council Meeting. Those interested: 1. Attend Council Meeting, … [read more]

Followup Response

RESPONSE SENT TO ALL ALDERS -WORTH SHARING My message for tonight's Common Council Mtg, July 19. Dear Alders, I am unable to attend. I align NOT with any particular side of the issue nor group of stakeholders, but rather with what is needed for all tonight... listen … [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]


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]

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]

Items of interest this week

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 p.m. Room 260, Madison Municipal Building CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations<> Upcoming Meeting Dates: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Meadowridge Library (Community … [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]

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]

D1 Support of West District Police Department

D1 SUPPORTS THE GOOD WORK OF THE MADISON WEST POLICE DISTRICT Sign-up to receive their updates. West District Community Policing Team The West community policing team spends a great deal of time addressing drug and weapon crimes. The team also focuses on traffic enforcement, … [read more]


Hello Rebecca, I understand your concerns about school bus safety. I have CC’d our Crime Prevention Officer Emily Samson to see if this is something she could work on, to coordinate a training session on bus safety for parents and kids alike. Captain Cory Nelson City of Madison Police- … [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]

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]

Mifflin St: Saturday, 4/29/17

Hello all, As many of you are already aware, this Saturday, April 29th, will see large gatherings of people and active house parties on and around Mifflin St. Activities associated in the Mifflin St area are unsanctioned. While Mifflin St varies from year to year, it is routine to see … [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]

Community Training by MMPD

FREE: CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS TRAINING****Hello, This e-mail is to invite you, your friends and family to a free training event provided by the City of Madison Police Department. This training is open to all members of the Madison community, although this is a mature topic … [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]

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]

Park Ridge & Park Edge Neighborhood Meeting / July 25, 2017

The Madison West Police District is hosting a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Elver Park Neighborhod Center, 1201 McKenna Boulevard. If you are concerned about the violence in the community please join us for dinner and conversation about what we can do to make the … [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]

Mobile Resource Community Trailer Read with a Cop on Wednesday, September 27th

The Mobile Resource Trailer has arrived and is ready for deployment! The first event, "Read with a Cop" is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (updated from September 20), 4 pm to 6 pm, at the green space next to Old National Bank (5750 Raymond Road). Kids will have the opportunity to … [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]

Being A Good Neighbor 101 (Jan 17 & Jan 31)

Come meet your neighbors and learn how to make your neighborhood safer and friendlier. Register now for this two-part community workshop at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive! Facilitators will include members of the Madison Metropolitan School District’s … [read more]

OIR Group to Release MPD Report

POLICE POLICY & PROCEDURE REPORT BY OIR December 14, 5:30 p.m. On December 14, the OIR Group will release their Report to the City and the MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee at their monthly meeting at the Urban League of Greater Madison starting at 5:30p. The report … [read more]

Joint Discussion on OIR Report & Recommendations - Thursday, January 11 at 6 pm

As elected officials we serve on the Common Council out of our commitment and belief that we can contribute to making Madison a great place for all of us to live, work and play. We may disagree on how on public policy decisions and residents may disagree on the outcomes of our policy decisions. … [read more]

Thursday, January 11 Council & MPD Ad Hoc Committee Discussion on OIR Report

Joint Discussion: Common Council / MPD Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Comm. OIR Group Report on MPD Policy & Procedures Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm Room 201, City-County Building Agenda Community Survey Results MPD Officer Survey Results [read more]

January 24 - Opioid Treatment Program (sponsored by Triad)

Opioid Treatment Program: Madison Area Recovery Initiative Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:30 am Prairie Park Apartments, 6530 Schroeder Road MARI is a new innovative pilot program through the Madison Police Department. The featured speaker is Officer Daniel Swanson, MPD. Free and open to … [read more]

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]

Lock It Or Lose It

This was sent out by the West Police District today. Stolen autos remain a problem for us. From the Monday shift notes; One recovered stolen auto on the south side with an arrest One recovered stolen auto in Fitchburg that was stolen in Madison One recovered stolen auto in Mount … [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]


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]

Save the Date: 4/3/18 Madison Police Department Chief Koval's Community Forum

Madison Police Chief Michael Koval will be hosting a community forum at Our Redeemer Church. He will be discussing concerns specific to the West District. This is a great opportunity to come listen to the Chief, ask questions, discuss concerns and hear about what the police are doing in our … [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]

May 31 - City of Madison Town Hall on Addiction, Hope and Recovery

A Public Safety Discussion with the Community It's difficult to find hope as families we know are battered by the opioid overdose epidemic facing our community. Come to this town hall meeting to learn about work underway to address the problem, and opportunities to be part of the solution. … [read more]

Ice Cream Contest Winners!

If you attended Westfest on July 14 you got to catch the winners of the Ice Cream Contest - the Madison Police Department Team! [read more]

Public Safety

Alders receive daily reports from Police Chief Koval on police activity throughout the city. There is a continued increase in reported stolen cars. There has been a consistent ask by police not to leave cars or garage doors unlocked continues to rise across the city. Stolen cars still a big … [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]

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]

Weapons Incident at West Towne Mall

Dear District Neighbors: Following is an update from Captain Tim Patton, West District Police on the incident at West Towne Mall: From: "Patton, Timothy" Date: March 18, 2019 at 4:59:43 PM CDT Subject: Weapons Violation at West Towne Mall Good afternoon Alders, In case you did not … [read more]

West Community Academy

Come learn more about the Madison Police Department! PRICE? FREE, with incentives to come! Snacks will be provided! WHO? Any adult over the age of 18 WHEN? Four Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/13 from 5:30-7:00PM WHERE? Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road Each Monday will be a … [read more]

Free Training: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

You, your friends and family are invited to a free training event provided by the City of Madison Police Department. This training is open to all members of the greater Madison community, although this is a mature topic and the presentation provides candid information that may not be suitable for … [read more]

Property Crime Increase, COVID-19 Impacts to City Services

Property Crime Increase MPD Capt. Timothy Patton says the West District is experiencing a significant increase in property crimes over the past week. West PD is providing extra patrol to the most impacted areas of the district, and the department is also pushing out additional reminders for … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 14, 2020

City Weekly Meeting Schedule 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 … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 21, 2020

City Weekly Meeting Schedule 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 … [read more]

Thank You, New Police Chief, City Meeting Schedule, Body Worn Cameras

Thank You I would like to thank everyone for the prayers and acts of kindness sent my way following my emergency heart surgery in January. New Police Chief It is time for our community to begin begin working together to transform and redefine ourselves ourselves into a community … [read more]

Bus Rapid Transit, Police Budget

On Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)? - Please read the communications on BRT, POLICE BUDGET 1. Communication to ALL ALDERS Dear alders, A few State Street business owners are trying to sabotage our city's much-needed, overdue mass transit system, out of a stereotype, rooted in racism, that … [read more]

Gun Violence, City Budget

Gun Violence Reduction Strategy - FOCUSED INTERVENTION COLLATION Can This Work In Madison? Read the article from The Capital Times here. Madison Police Department Budget. In Minneapolis, the site of George Floyd's murder, voters rejected a ballot measure that would have replaced the … [read more]

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