City of
Madison

District 10

Alder Yannette Figueroa Cole

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Alder Yannette Figueroa Cole

Contact Information

Home Address:

4327 Milford Rd
Madison , WI 53711

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 Figueroa Cole’s Updates

Vision Zero, Midtown Blotter, Police Monitor application, RISE WI, CARE & Upcoming Events

July 4, 2021 11:18 PM

Hello!

Wishing you all had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends.  Make this the Summer we work collectively to create awareness on the dangerous of reckless driving. Let's start by asking ourselves; "Am I a Safe Driver?"  Let's continue by acknowledging that road safety is the responsibility of all of us. We need multiple tools to make the street safe and equitable.  Enforcement is just one single tool!  Vision Zero is yet another tool proven effective and used around the world.  The effectiveness of this tool requires full community engagement and commitment.  Learn more about Vision Zero.  Additional resources can be found here.  After spending 3 days on the road driving from Madison to the Carolinas, ending in Florida, it is evident road safety is a national issue.  Madison has joined the Vision Zero network, this is an opportunity I am personally embracing and as an alder I am fully onboard in supporting the efforts from all city's staff in making Madison safer for all.  Please join us in these efforts!  Yannette

Midtown District Blotter: Most stolen autos can be prevented with some simple and common-sense actions:

  • LOCK YOUR CAR
  • DON'T LEAVE YOUR KEYS IN YOUR CAR OR YOUR UNOCCUPIED CAR RUNNING
  • KEEP YOUR CAR KEYS IN A SECURE PLACE (KEEP YOUR HOME LOCKED UP TOO)

Open and competitive job announcement for the position of Independent Police Monitor in the Office of the Independent Police Monitor, please share with your contacts.

The Parent Child+ program, a part of RISE Wisconsin, currently has openings. This program serves families with children ages 2-3 in Dane County.

ParentChild+ is an early literacy, strengths-based home visiting program that helps parents and caregivers prepare their children for 4K and school success. Families are matched with an Early Learning Specialist who supports parents and caregivers in their roles as their child's first and most important teacher.

Family Caregivers lose $300,000 in income over a lifetime

Working women lose more than $20 billion each year due to care responsibilities.  9 out of 10 underpaid professional caregivers are women and are disproportionately African American and Black, Latinx, and Asian immigrant women. Female caregivers under 50 years old have 30% less retirement wealth than those who don't provide care.

All of this is a drag on the economy overall. And it makes us less economically resilient to things like the next pandemic.

AFN and EOF invite you to watch our video describing the economic impacts of undervaluing the care economy. It's time to care about care like the entire economy depends on it.

To learn more about how funders are perfectly positioned to influence and build an equitable care economy, read   Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on it .

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Upcoming Events

6/1 - 8/31

Artists Beyond Boundaries call for art is still open! Access to Independence is inviting artists with disabilities of all skill levels to submit up to two works of art for a chance to win one of thirteen $200 awards and have their artwork featured in the 2022 Artists Beyond Boundaries calendar. Learn more about the event here.

Jun-Oct

gALPHA Social Impact

6/12 - 9/17

We Read: Youth Voices Writers' Contest

6/27 - Sep

Madison Public Library, Be Well Madison, and Wisconsin Mujer

7/2 -10/8

Mad Lit is a new series of free outdoor events every other Friday evening from 8pm to 11pm, click here for details

7/7/2021

Middleton Outreach Ministries, 10am-1pm COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics

7/7/2021

Catholic Multicultural Center, 5pm-7pm COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics

7/8/2021

Catholic Multicultural Center, 5pm-7pm COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics

7/8/2021

Hwy 30 and Reindahl encampments COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics

7/6/2021

Movies with Madison Parks - Onward Meadowood Park

7/13/2021

Madison Senior Center welcomes guests back

7/15 - 7/18

44th year of the Maxwell Street Days to State Street

7/21/21

Metro staff will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. to introduce and discuss ideas for improving how fares are collected on Metro buses.

8/6 - 8/27

Dane Dances! 2021 "A Season of Love & Happiness" Band Lineup

 

Enrollment form for the Citizenship Classes

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 5, 2021

Special Meeting of the Plan Commission

The Plan Commission will be receiving a presentation from City Planning Division staff on a potential new framework for land use/ sub-area plans at its meeting on Thursday.

For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here

Events, activities, seminars, etc.

  • Upcoming, public-facing COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics, as organized by Public Health Madison & Dane County:
    • Wednesday, July 7: Middleton Outreach Ministries, 10am-1pm
    • Wednesday, July 7: Catholic Multicultural Center, 5pm-7pm
    • Thursday, July 8: Catholic Multicultural Center, 5pm-7pm
    • Thursday, July 8: Hwy 30 and Reindahl encampments

You can find details and see a map of all upcoming public clinics on the Public Health website. Please note that they now also have regular testing and vaccination hours at their South Madison Office and East Washington Office. Please see their website for details. Public Health Madison & Dane County's COVID-19 Data Snapshot is released every Thursday. You can read their weekly blog post for a summary of the week's data.

  • Mad Lit is a new series of free outdoor events happening this summer on the 100 block of State Street. These events, featuring diverse artists, will take place on every other Friday evening from 8pm to 11pm and are open to all ages. Mad Lit will run from July 2 through October 8.  See the full calendar of events here.
  • Artists Beyond Boundaries call for art is still open! From June 1 through August 31, Access to Independence is inviting artists with disabilities of all skill levels to submit up to two works of art for a chance to win one of thirteen $200 awards and have their artwork featured in the 2022 Artists Beyond Boundaries calendar.  Learn more about the event here, and find the artist entry form here.

Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • There will be no refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collection on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Streets Division drop-off sites will also be closed.  Read more here.
  • On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Madison residents can once again purchase recycling fee stickers and make other in-person transactions at the Streets Division offices.  Read more here.
  • Metro Transit will follow Saturday schedules on Monday, July 5.  Read more here.
  • City of Madison Transportation office are reopening to the public on Tuesday, July 6.  Read more here.
  • Madison Water Utility is set to restore limited in-person services at the Water Utility Administrative Offices, located at 119 E. Olin Avenue, beginning Tuesday, July 6.  Read more here.
  • This summer, The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is launching a new artist-in-residence program called the Bubbler Artist Cohort. Six diverse teaching artists will work together to create community connections and creative opportunities around a single theme. As part of a larger initiative by Madison Public Library called YOU(th) Belong, the Cohort plans to collaborate over the course of six months to explore the spectrum of "Belonging" with youth (8 - 18 years old).  Learn more here.

Save the Date

  • On Wednesday, July 21, Metro staff will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. to introduce and discuss ideas for improving how fares are collected on Metro buses.  Metro is looking at replacing its current system of magnetic stripe card passes with smart tap cards, mobile phone payments, online account payments and fare purchase kiosks located at transfer points and bus rapid transit stations.  Complete information hereRegister to receive Zoom link.


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