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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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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Deadline Today for F-35 Comments - Oscar Mayer - Census 2020

November 1, 2019 2:46 PM

F- 35 Deadline Today

I would like to thank all the residents of District 12 who reached out to me regarding their concerns about F-35 bed-down at Truax. We had several community meetings to hear residents' comments and to spread key information about the adverse environmental impact of F-35.

Today is the last day to register your comments on F-35. If you have not registered your comments, please do so as soon as possible at Comments can also be directed to Ramon Ortiz by email or by phone at 240-612-7042.


Oscar Mayer Strategic Special Area Planning

On October 16th, the city organized a public meeting to discuss future plans and development of the Oscar Mayer site. If you missed the meeting, there is still an opportunity to review what was discussed as the meeting was recorded.

In the next two weeks, city staff are planning to meet with neighborhood associations, business associations and other stakeholders to get their input on the project.

If you want to provide feedback on the project, please click on the survey. You can also find meeting graphics here for your reference.

For more information about Oscar Mayer Planning and Development, or if you have questions, please contact:

Dan McAuliffe

City of Madison Planning Division


2020 Census


The 2020 Census is coming in March.  The census is a count of all people living in the United States mandated by the constitution to occur every 10 years.  2020 is the first time that households will receive a letter invitation to reply online.  People will also be able to reply via smartphone, phone, or paper form.  The census usually takes 10 minutes or less to fill out for a household.  Non-responding households will be visited by Census Bureau personnel starting in May to answer census questions in person. 


The census count affects state and federal funding for our community over the next decade.  Distribution of $675 billion of annual federal funding is tied to data gathered in the census.  That means that every person not counted could lead to a loss of $2,000 per year for affordable housing, childcare, health care, education, transit, roads, and more.  Madison needs a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the city in order to receive our fair share of federal funding.  Documented or undocumented people, infants, children, teens, UW students – if you and your family live in Madison, make sure you are counted in Madison.  


The census is also important for representation – the population count is used to draw boundaries for aldermanic districts, county board districts, state assembly and senate districts, and federal house of representatives districts.  An undercount in a certain area can lead to underrepresentation for the next 10 years. 


Responses to the 2020 Census are confidential – Census Bureau staff are prohibited by law from sharing personal information with law enforcement, governmental agencies, landlords, credit agencies, or anyone else outside of the Bureau.  The 2020 Census will not ask about citizenship or immigration status. 


The City is actively publicizing the importance of the 2020 Census through a variety of channels, but we need your help – we hope you can reach out to your neighbors and friends to make sure everyone is aware of the 2020 Census and its importance.  Visit to find out more about what the City is doing and learn about 2020 Census events and updates, or visit for more from the Census Bureau.  The City of Madison wants to ensure all residents are counted - help shape our future by completing the Census next year!


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