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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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2314 E Dayton St

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan - Information for Tenants/Landlords

June 9, 2020 9:33 PM

Dear Neighbors,

As you know, the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) is going through the feedback process. So far, it has been presented at the Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) and the Parks Commission. Below are the details of what happened in those two meetings and please note, as noted at the end of this message, there is another meeting tomorrow that I recommend you attend (via Zoom).

Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB)

The Transportation Commission approved the OMSAP with several recommendations. The most significant recommendation was about Coolidge Street. The motion was approved to provide full access for bicycles and limited access to vehicles. The Commission did not mention what exactly limited access looks like.

Parks Commission

On May 13th at the Parks Commission meeting, several residents supported protecting all 31 acres of land. After hearing residents' testimony and staff analysis the Commission asked the staff to provide more information and referred the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan to the June 10th Parks Commission Meeting (which is tomorrow).

Please join that meeting (tomorrow), June 10th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted online via Zoom and you can find more information about how to login and registering to speak or not speak at:

For meeting agenda please click here:

I would also encourage you to read the City memo which was prepared for tomorrow's meeting.

Information for Tenants/Landlords 

Where can I get help to pay my rent or help with an eviction notice?
1) Dane County CARES Eviction Prevention Program (Launch date, Monday June 15th via online application. See attached email from Tenant Resource Center)
Tenant Resource Center
Phone: 608-257-0006
Provides: Rent assistance, legal information
Eligibility: Dane County Resident, Household Income at or below 80% Area Median Income*, Adult (18+) Will prioritize 50% AMI and risk of losing housing.
2) Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) (Started June 8th, pre application required online)
Community Action for South Central Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 237-1255
Provides: Rent assistance, security deposits
Eligibility: Dane, Jefferson or Waukesha County Resident, Household Income at or below 80% Area Median Income*, Adult (18+)
Pre-application can be processed here:
3) Legal Action of Wisconsin
Phone: 1-855-947-2529
Provides: Eviction support
If you receive a notice of termination or eviction court papers, please call Legal Action's intake line listed above or email
*What is Dane County's 80% Area Median Income based on household size?


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