Alder Syed Abbas
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Upcoming Events and Activities
Dine Out for Warner Park Youth Scholarship Fund
Benvenuto's Italian Grill on Northport invites you to dine out and support?Warner Park Community Recreation Center?on Tuesday, July 21 from? 11am – 10pm.
Twenty percent of all participant sales will be donated to benefit the Warner Park Center Youth Scholarship Fund.
To participate, either bring in the event flyer or simply tell your server you're part of?"Dine Out for Warner Park!"
Benvenuto's Italian Grill is a locally owned and operated business and we believe in neighbors helping neighbors!
2015 MadMarket Double Dollars Program
The MadMarket Double Dollars Program is back for 2015!
SNAP/FoodShare participants will have an opportunity to take advantage of the MadMarket Double Dollars program starting Sunday, July 5. The program allows SNAP/FoodShare users to get a dollar for dollar match of up to $25.00 per person; participants are able to redeem their dollars at any vendor booth at one of the four participating farmers' markets.
This year's participating markets are:
- The Northside Farmers' Market (Sundays from 8:30am - 12:30pm) located at the Northside TownCenter, N. Sherman Ave. and Northport Dr.
- The Eastside Farmers' Market (Tuesdays from 4pm – 7pm) located at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St.
- The Monona Farmers' Market (Sundays from 9am – 1pm) located at Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway
- The Westside Community Market (Saturdays from 7am – 1pm) located at Hill Farms DOT, 4802 Sheboygan Ave
Four area health care providers along with two credit unions have contributed funding for the program, which will be administered through the Community Action Coalition.
"The MadMarket Double Dollars Program is vital to ensuring that all Madison residents have access to affordable farm fresh foods. The City of Madison is excited to partner with Dane County, the Community Action Coalition and our funding partners to once again continue this program in 2015," said Mayor Paul Soglin.
For program end dates and additional information please visit the City of Madison MadMarket Double Dollars website.
2016 City Budget Community Budget Conversation
The Mayor of Madison is beginning to formulate the Executive Operating Budget for the coming year. According to the Mayor, Madison continues to be faced with the constraints of limited revenue options, levy limits, and continuing cost pressures for services, calling on us to be even more strategic in determining how resources are allocated.
You are invited to this year's Community Budget Conversation.
- Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 – 7:30pm
- Madison Public Library, 201 West Mifflin Street
This year we will use a new interactive session focused on prioritizing spending to ensure budget decisions are consistent with achieving our goals for Madison.
Madison Water Utility Online Water Conservation Tool
Madison Water Utility has unveiled Wisconsin's first online water conservation tool. View your home's monthly, daily, even hourly water use to see exactly when you're using water and how much you're using.
Our new online conservation tool also lets you set monthly, weekly or daily usage thresholds. You'll get an email alert if your water use surpasses whatever number of gallons you choose.
Sign up for threshold notifications, and you could win an iPad!
Head to the Madison Water Utility website to find out more!
Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Map
Recently there was a questions about a road construction project in District 12, and I thought it would be useful (especially when we are entering budget season) to share with you the city's transportation plan.
Every year the City Engineering department plans a Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) based upon what was approved in the city's Capital budget. Please note this is a large PDF file.
The TIP includes current year plans and a projection for the next five years, meaning the 2015 map includes proposals for 2020. Given reality, this is just a guide. Each year the Mayor/Staff/Council adds or deletes projects based upon budgets and expectations.
- Bike Path through Demetral Park
- North Fourth Street
- Railroad Crossing East Johnson Street at Fordem Avenue
- Fordem Avenue Resurfacing
- Anderson Street from Fair Oaks to Stoughton Road (bike lanes and resurfacing)
- Darwin Road bike lanes
- Sherman Ave/McGuire reconstruction
- Bike Path from Commercial Avenue to Roth Street (Oscar Mayer)
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