Skip to main content

District 12

Alder Barbara Vedder

Image of Alder Barbara Vedder

Alder Barbara Vedder

Contact Information

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
WI Relay Service

District 12 Blog

Chip Sealing, Coffee with A Cop, Oscar Mayer

July 18, 2017 7:46 PM


Chip Sealing

Residents of throughout District 12 either have or will soon have chip sealing done on their street. Notice was sent out previously to properties on the streets that the work will be done.

Chip sealing is a cost-effective preventative maintenance method used to extend the life of streets. For streets in good condition, this will delay full reconstruction which saves both the city and property owners money.

I understand during the period of installation of the chip sealing the process can be messy, but all efforts have been made to reduce the short-term effects, such as multiple sweepings.

Guide to planting edible, native and pollinator friendly landscapes in your yard and terrace

The City of Madison Food Policy Council has produced a guide to assist residents on plantings in your lawn and terrace, including detailed information on what can be planted in the terrace – the space between the sidewalk and the curb or street. Of particular note is trees and permanent structures (like raised beds) are not permitted.

I encourage you to take a look and consider planting edible, native and pollinator friendly landscapes in your yard.

Madison Food Policy Council Flyer

Coffee with A Cop

The Madison Police will host "Coffee With A Cop" on Thursday July 20 from 9:00- 10:00am at the Warner Park Community and Recreation Center.

July's meeting will feature Investigator Marie Burgette, a veteran of countless criminal investigations.

Coffee With A Cop happens the third Thursday of each month through the end of 2017. This will be a place for open and casual conversation with your neighbors and members of the Madison Police Department. Open to all, no reservation required.

Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee

Last chance for interested parties to apply for the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee.

There will be a specific purpose for the committee. As indicated in the resolution creating the committee:

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Mayor and Common Council do hereby create the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee to oversee a public process for the preparation of a report by City staff with assistance from a consultant to include:

  • A full and detailed description of the site and surrounding area, 
  • The area's current role and potential future impact in the region's economy,
  • The recommended boundary for the Special Area Plan and identification of the properties that need future study and consideration,
  • Objectives for the area's long term redevelopment including desired outcomes,
  • The use of the City's Racial Equity Social Justice Tool to assess the impacts of the area's redevelopment,
  • Consideration of transportation linkages and infrastructure needs,
  • Recommendation regarding natural resources and green space that should be considered as part of the Special Area Plan.

To apply, please complete an application for city committees.  If the committee is not on the list, please write in the name and submit to the Mayor's Office. 

Email to a friend Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the District 12 – Alder Vedder email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

Recent Entries




City Budget
D12 General Update
Economic Development
Oscar Mayer
Public Market
Public Meetings
Public Safety
Road Construction