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
Welcome Town of Madison residents to the City of Madison: On October 31, the City of Madison will start providing services to approximately 5,000 additional residents, 2,407 housing units and 835 parcels. All City agencies are getting ready for the final attachment. Find more information here. Please do not delay voting! You can vote today in some places across the city and there are plenty of choices to go and vote tomorrow. Additional information can be found here.
A special welcome to District 10 to those living in the Arbor Hills area. It has been a pleasure meeting some of you over the summer picnics and the many engagement meetings the city offered. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org; feel free to reach out with questions, or concerns or just to introduce yourself!
PCOB announces Robert Copley as Independent Police Monitor: The Police Civilian Oversight Board (PCOB) is proud to announce that it has chosen Robert Copley as the Independent Police Monitor (IM). The responsibilities of the IM include oversight of the Madison Police Department's (MPD) compliance with internal policies and procedures. Read more here.
Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award: The City of Madison invites you to submit nominations for its annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. This award honors Jeffrey Clay Erlanger, who was an individual of integrity, passion, intelligence and civility. Jeff understood that thoughtful and caring people could have very different views on how to best address our community's many complex issues and problems. Jeff, who died on June 10, 2007, spent a significant part of his life committed to public service, focusing on constructive advocacy and civil debate, fairness, openness and effective representation. He embraced the similarities that unite us. The recipient of the Erlanger Award, and the person who nominated them, will each be able to designate a non-profit charity to receive $250. More information, including eligibility guidelines and nomination instructions, can be found here.
Project Update: Zeier Road Shelter
Location: 2002 Zeier Rd, Madison WI 53704
Estimated Schedule: 02/01/2022 to 10/31/2022
Project Status: Completed
Latest Update: Oct. 26, 2022 Channel3000.com Hundreds make use of Madison's temporary men's shelter
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Democracy & Belonging Forum
The Democracy & Belonging Forum, an initiative from the Othering and Belonging Institute (OBI) at the University of California, Berkeley, teamed up with Fine Acts to produce a collection of powerful visual artworks on the topic of Bridging & Belonging.
The goal was to create a new set of visuals--that anyone can use, free of charge--to accompany stories and narratives that focus on bridging and belonging and show that this is a possible future, in response to the current challenges we are facing as humanity. To that end, the collection reflects the following prompts that were given to the artists: What does belonging look like in practice? How can we visualize the act of bridging diverse communities? What would our world look like if we overcame the cleavages that often divide society?
Local input sought on public art and design concepts: On June 8, 2022, the Madison Arts Commission (MAC) selected Michael Ford, also known as the "Hip Hop Architect", to create the integrated public art component for a new parking structure planned for 2300 South Park Street. Michael Ford met with residents of South Madison on June 27, 2022, resulting in his initial draft of art concepts. Michael also sought a response from the public via the Madison Arts Commission's October 12, 2022, public meeting.
Michael has since refined his designs and is again seeking public input about his public art and design concepts by November 7 at noon. The results will inform his final design drawings which will then be submitted to the Community Development Authority (CDA) and City for approval. Respond to the survey here. Learn more about this initiative by reading the press release.
MPD Community Academy: The upcoming Madison Police Department Community Academy will be held at various locations in the city from 5pm-7pm on Wednesdays in November. There is still room, but seats are limited. More information, including topics and how to sign up, can be found here.
Van Hise and the history of eugenics at UW-Madison: The University Committee on Disability Access and Inclusion invite the public to join them for an evening with Kacie Lucchini Butcher, Director of the Public History Project, to reckon with UW-Madison's history of eugenics. The event takes place on Thursday, November 3, 5:30pm-7pm, at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street. Please email email@example.com with any questions or to request an accommodation for the event. CART services will be provided. Facilities are wheelchair accessible. RSVP here.
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