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
Upcoming Meetings and Events, Treaty Day, Media Missing Women
What is Treaty Day?
Treaties: How we come to be where we are
This is a recording of an UW virtual roundtable discussion to learn about treaties, the most important documents in any community, and how our ongoing nation-to-nation agreements with the Ho-Chunk Nation are fundamental to daily life here at Teejop (day-JOPE), the place currently known as Madison, Wisconsin. We are all Treaty People. Let's learn why-Meeting recording
The role media plays in our own subconsciousness
Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of October 4, 2021
The Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee is continuing to discuss redistricting options at is meeting on Monday.
Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance
The Landmarks Committee is discussing draft changes to the historic preservation ordinance at its meeting on Monday.
Greater East Towne Area Plan and South Madison Plan
Bartillon Drive and Zeier Road
For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here
Events, activities, seminars, etc.
- Hollaback! invites you to register for their new training in Bystander Intervention to Support Latinx Communities in Public Spaces. They are offering this free, one-hour, interactive webinar, in honor of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) and to bring awareness to the increase of harassment toward the Latinx community in recent years.
For more information on this training, including a list of curated resources, visit this page.
- The next MadLit festival is October 8, 8pm-11pm, on State Street. This free event features Supa Friends w/ Marcus Porter + Juciee Monroe.
- On Sunday, October 3, please join the Madison Fire Department for the fire truck parade! The parade starts at 1pm on State Street and ends on Capitol Square.
- The Wisconsin Book Festival is highlighting diverse voices at many upcoming events. Learn more here.
- In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, you're invited to attend Latino Wisconsin: Migration, Settlement and Social Impact. This virtual presentation via Zoom will take place on Wednesday, October 6, at 10am. Click here to join.
- October has arrived, and it's time once again to walk, wheel or roll your way around Madison. Learn about all of the ways you can participate and encourage everyone else you know to get into the groove by visiting this page.
- Upcoming, public-facing COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics, as organized by Public Health Madison & Dane County:
- Monday, October 4: Mercado Marimar, 11am-2pm
- Monday, October 4: Allied Clinic, at Reach Dane, 11am – 2pm
- Tuesday, October 5: Northside Town Center, 11am- 1pm
- Tuesday, October 5: Warner Park Recreation Center, 3pm-6pm
- Wednesday, October 6: Dane County Job Center, 2pm-4pm
- Thursday, October 7: The Beacon, 9am-11:30am
- Thursday, October 7: Hwy 30 encampment and Reindahl Park encampment, 12:30pm-7:30pm
You can find details and see a map of all upcoming public clinics on the Public Health website (in Spanish). Public Health also has regular vaccine hours at their South Madison and East Washington offices. People who need to get tested can learn more about the many 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 their hot topics document in their Google Drive.
Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.
- Redistricting is happening right now! Locally, redistricting is the process of redrawing the City's alder districts and wards based on population changes over the last decade, using 2020 Census results. Redistricting determines which communities and neighborhoods are assembled into alder districts. Wards and polling places will also be adjusted to align with the redrawn boundaries. The timeline for this process is compressed due to COVID 19, but there is still time to give your feedback. See this page to provide feedback. For more information on the process, see the Mayor's recent blog.
- Please take a short survey about our city streets. This survey builds on what we have heard from the community so far on our shared values for streets. We would like to know more as we develop those shared values in a way that can guide decisions about streets and transportation. Take the survey.
- A survey is now open for the community to give direct feedback on the future of John Nolen Drive, including the reconstruction from North Shore Drive to Olin Avenue. The survey is available in English and Spanish . The purpose of the survey is to gather initial input from the community on their thoughts regarding John Nolen Drive. The input will be used to develop different options for the roadway, multiuse path, and shoreline design. Read more here.
- Beginning Monday, October 4, the City of Madison will move to the next stage of speed changes in this city-wide effort for the Vision Zero initiative. The posted speed limit on Whitney Way, from Sheboygan Ave to Tokay Blvd, will change from 30 mph to 25 mph. Mineral Point Rd, from Whitney Way to Science Dr, will also see a reduction of the posted speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph. Similar to the recent Whitney Way changes, temporary digital signboards are present in the area to remind drivers of the speed limit changes. Read more here.
- Curbside brush collection by the Streets Division has ended for 2021. Do not set out brush for pickup at this time. All residents have received their six collection opportunities for the year. Crews that were collecting brush will transition to collecting leaves and yard waste when that curbside service begins. Curbside brush pickup will resume in the spring of 2022. Read more here.
- The Culture Collectives are now open on State Street! Eleven vendors were selected to pop-up their businesses in the two storefronts located at 440 and 444 State Street. Learn more here.
- City staff will be discussing the East-West BRT line and station locations at three upcoming public information meetings. Each meeting will focus on a specific section of the line – east, west and downtown.
- October 7 – Eastside Line, Route & Stations
- October 14 – Westside Line, Route & Stations
- October 21 – Downtown Line, Route & Stations
Find Zoom links, meeting details and project materials at MadisonBRT.com
Save the Date
- RainReserve will hold the 28th annual Madison compost bin truckload sale on October 23, 2021, at the Garver Feed Mill (3241 Garver Green). Pre-orders are now available. The location provides easy pick-up and experts will be on hand to answer questions.
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