Alder Yannette Figueroa Cole
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Figueroa Cole’s Updates
Redistricting, C.A.R.E.S, Vision Zero, Budget, Meeting and Events
Redistricting Ad-Hoc Committee
City of Madison is partnering with Dane County and Representable.org to help you map your community of interest and tell us about it. Map your community of interest / How to use Dane County's Representable website / Find out more about the AdHoc Committee
Redefining Public Safety in a strategic, data-driven & collaborative way:
C.A.R.E.S service launched
Effective September 1st. the Community Alternative Response for Emergency Services (CARES) van will be Madison's mental health mobile response unit that, through 911 dispatch, will respond to nonviolent behavioral health emergencies.
Vision Zero Continues Speed Reductions
"Data shows that in Madison between the years 2015 and 2019, seventeen people suffered serious injury and two pedestrians died in traffic crashes. In the years that have followed, we continue to see an increase in fatal and life-changing incidents. Studies show that lowering the speed limit by 5 mph helps increase the safety of all who use our city streets, especially children and people walking or biking." Check the additional streets impacted.
On August 31, Mayor Rhodes-Conway released the 2022 Executive Capital Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) detailing her funding proposal for buildings, infrastructure, and other capital investments for Madison. View the City's full budget process, along with detailed budget information here.
Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 6, 2021
City administrative offices are closed on Monday, September 6, for Labor Day.
Events, activities, seminars, etc.
- The next MadLit festival is September 10, 8pm-11pm, on State Street. This free event is a D.J. Block Party featuring Bruce Blaq, D.J. Fusion, D.J. Pain 1, Nick Nice w/ Hitterz Collective, and The Dynamic Badgerettes. Learn more about the MadLit festival and upcoming acts here.
- Upcoming, public-facing COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics, as organized by Public Health Madison & Dane County:
- Tuesday, September 7: Northside Town Center, 11am-1pm
- Tuesday, September 7: Warner Park Recreation Center, 3pm-6pm
- Wednesday, September 8: Hmong Legacy Market on Fish Hatchery Rd, 11am-1pm
- Wednesday, September 8: Dane County Job Center, 2pm-4pm
- Thursday, September 9: The Beacon, 9am-11:30am
Additional Public Health Resources
As a reminder, Face Covering Emergency Order is in effect. You can learn more about this Order, find the news release, and watch the news conference on the Public Health blog. People who need to get tested can learn more about the more than 45 testing sites in Dane County on the Public Health website (in Spanish). 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. For a weekly summary of talking points around COVID-19 in Dane County, please check out the hot topics document in their Google Drive.
- Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie with Madison Parks this fall!
- Saturday, September 11, 2pm, Warner Park (2930 N. Sherman Avenue): Soul
- Friday, September 17, 6pm, Galaxy Park (132 Milky Way): Tom & Jerry
- Saturday, September 18, High Point Park (7499 Watts Road): Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Tuesday, September 21, 6pm, McGinnis Park (9 Crystal Lane): Toy Story 4
- Friday, September 24, 7pm, Peace Park (452 State Street): Spaceballs
Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.
- There will be no Streets Division collection on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). Learn more here.
- Metro Transit will operate on holiday schedules on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). Learn more here.
- As refugees from Afghanistan arrive in Wisconsin, many Madisonians are interested in helping to welcome and assist them. Learn about ways to help here.
- Metro Transit has moved into Phase Two of their Network Redesign Project which focuses on examining the 'network alternatives.' To learn more, and to take a brief survey in English or Spanish, go here: Metro Route Redesign PHASE 2 Input. Project leaders and City staff will also host a virtual Public Information Meeting on September 23, at 6:00 p.m. The Zoom link for the meeting is forthcoming on the project page.
- Several streets in and around downtown will be closed for the Ironman Triathlon on Sunday, September 12. Read about the hours, route closures, and Metro Transit detours here.
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