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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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Grants, Public Market and Voting

March 21, 2017 7:07 PM

2017 Neighborhood Grants

The City has announced the 2017 Neighborhood Grants, which many neighborhoods have used successful through the years to improve respective communities. This year a total of $26,800 was allocated with two projects in District 12.

  • Welcome Sign Enhancement - enhance Eken Park Neighborhood welcome sign at E. Johnson Ave. / E. Washington Ave. w/ solar- powered spotlight, paved "gathering space" with bench seating, and metal sculpture. $2,500
  • "Get on the Bus" - Dane Buy Local working w/Northside Planning Council to host a bus tour of Northside for 40 community leaders.  $2,000

2017 SEED Grants

The City has announced the recipients of the 2017 Madison Food Policy Council "SEED" Grants, which are designed to support community food and food processing operations. All together eleven recipients will share $50,000 in grant money. There were several recipients around District 12 and two specifically in District 12:

  • The Madison Urban Nutritional Children's Hotspot (MUNCH) Program, The River Food Pantry, Inc. Up to $7,000 for a reach-in refrigerator to deliver nutritious, packed lunches directly to low-income neighborhoods on the Northside for children and teens on weekends and non-school days.
  • Healthy Food For All Farm Surplus Gleaning, Madison Northside Planning Council, Inc. on behalf of Healthy Food For All. Up to $3,000 for staffing and supplies for Healthy Food For All Gleaning Interns and volunteers to glean and recover surplus farm produce that otherwise would remain unharvested.

Madison Public Market update

The March 2017 Madison Public Market Quarterly Report is now available. The report was requested by the Common Council on the progress of developing the new Public Market and provides information about the current status and the work of the Public Market Committee.

The last page also includes draft concepts for the redevelopment of the whole site from East Washington Avenue to East Johnson Street along First Street.

Vote Tuesday April 4!

Don't forget our nonpartisan Spring Elections are happening Tuesday, April 4!

You can review the League of Women Voters Candidate Answers for more information about who is running. For District 12, in addition to the Alderperson, there are contested race for Dane County Circut Court Judge Branch 12, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Madison School Board Seat 6.

These contested race are vital and important to our democracy and your vote matters.

For more information about voting in the City of Madison, including in-person absentee voting at Madison Public Libraries (through March 31), what you need to bring to the polls, visit the City Clerk website.

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