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District 12

Alder Syed Abbas

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Council President

Alder Syed Abbas,
Council President

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Home Address:

P.O. Box 7671
Madison , WI 53707

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Alder Abbas’ Blog

Tag: Eken Park NA

District 12 Update

Greetings! You might see a different format for this email. I have switched to the city's "Blog" format which provides me opportunity to tag and catagorize the emails in case you want to find it on the Distric 12 website. I'll still try to group emails so I don't clutter you inbox. As … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Closing

It is disappointing that Oscar Mayer has decided to leave Madison instead of investing in and flourishing with our community. Many District 12 residents and Northsiders have dedicated their lives to Oscar Mayer and will be losing their livelihoods. Oscar Mayer has been part of our … [read more]

Police Chief Community Forums and More!

Police Chief Koval Community Forums Join us for a Chat with the Chief? Members of the District command team, as well as other police staff, will also be on hand to discuss specific neighborhood issues. Please consider joining us! Wednesday TONIGHT! March 9 6:00 – 7:30pm Eastside … [read more]

E Johnson Reconstruction - Eken Park Historic Meeting

Public Involvement Meeting for East Johnson Street Reconstruction (North Baldwin Street to First Street) The first public involvement meeting for the reconstruction of E. Johnson Street extends approximately 3,000 feet along E. Johnson Street from (N. Baldwin Street to First Street) in the … [read more]

District 12 Round Up

2017 City Budget Not only does the end of August bring students back to school, it begins the Common Council's discussion of the next city budget. For city staff, it really begins back in January so there is an extraordinary amount of work putting together each year's budget. We're … [read more]

News that Might Interest You

Busse Tavern Liquor License Pluic Hearings A new proposed owner of Busse Tavern at 2005 N Sherman Ave has requested a liquor license. The city will have two public hearings to allow residents to express support, interest, questions and concerns. ALRC (Alcohol License Review Committee) … [read more]

The Next Two Weeks

November is a time when city government really kicks into high gear. The 2017 budget is being debated and projects are being discussed for action next year. This November is no different. As I look at my city calendar I see lots going on. I thought it would be interesting to share some of … [read more]

2017 City Budget Amendments and Demetral Park Adult Fitness Equipment

2017 City Budget Council Amendments out The Operating and Capital Budget amendments that will be discussed by the Council next Monday, November 14 are now public. Operating Budget Amendments Capital Budget Amendments I will provide shortly my usual District 12 analysis, but I … [read more]

F-35, Parks and Street Safety

Truax Field F-35 You might have heard about the Air Force's decision to include the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field as one of the five candidate sites for the next generation F-35 aircraft. The Air Force has slowly been winnowing down its list and I have been informed will now be making a … [read more]

Car-X Proposal, Northside Violence Prevention Job Opening

Now that it’s warming up to seasonal averages, it's time to shovel out and look forward to 2017. Below are two recent items of note that I would like to share with you. Car-X Proposed for East Johnson/East Washington Site Car-X has proposed replacing the vacant printing shop on North … [read more]

Car-X Proposal, Christmas Tree Collection

Car-X Proposal Presentation In my last email, I provided information about a potential Car-X proposal at the East Johnson and East Washington Streets intersection to replace the vacant printing building. The developer will be making a presentation to the Eken Park Neighborhood Association … [read more]

Chip Sealing - Northside Schools Forum Update

City Streets Chip Sealing I have been notified that a substantial number of District 12 streets will be “Chip Sealed” this year (see map above). Chip sealing is an important part of the City of Madison’s Pavement Management Program. The benefits that the City of Madison and its … [read more]

Grants, Public Market and Voting

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 … [read more]

Beavers, Demetral Bike Path, Brush Collection

Beavers in Warner Park We have recently received a few emails concerning the trapping of beavers in Warner Park. A resident recently contacted Madison Parks to make us aware of beaver activity in and around the Warner lagoon. Staff inspected the area and noticed that more than 12 … [read more]

District 12 Update

Madison Public Market The Madison Public Market is moving along and picking up steam. The Foundation hosted a successful "Taste of the Market" event and is planning for more. Vendors have now been selected for the MarketReady program – designed to support a diverse group of people to be … [read more]

Washington Manor Playground and Pennsylvania Park Public Art Meetings

There are two upcoming neighborhood meetings that are for parks within District 12. Please plan to attend these meetings if you are intersted. Washington Manor Park Playground Improvement Meeting Wednesday, November 29 The City of Madison Parks Division will hold a workshop to … [read more]

Election Tuesday, F-35A Community Meeting

Election - Tuesday, February 20 There is a state-wide primary election on the Spring ballot. More specifically, there is a primary for the Wisconsin Supreme Court - which all voters are eligible for vote in. Residents in District 12 do not have a local election on the ballot. For more … [read more]

Prescribed Burns and Street Use Listening Session

City Prescribed Burns This year, the City of Madison Parks Division and Engineering Division will be conducting prescribed burns on areas of existing native vegetation. Prescribed burns are an important management tool for Wisconsin’s native plant communities. Prescribed burns that will … [read more]

Assessments, Historic Districts, "The Avenue"

2018 City of Madison PropertY Assessment The 2018 City of Madison property assessments have been posed on the city's website. City-wide property values increased 6.7% overall from the 2017 assessments. Notices were mailed to all property owners, including those whose assessment did not … [read more]

E Johnson St Closure - Water Levels

Due to rising lake levels, City Traffic Engineering staff are closing a portion of East Johnson Street this evening. It will be closed from 1st Street to Baldwin. Detours have been established, 1st Street to East Washington Avenue to North Baldwin. We are continuing to prepare for … [read more]

Yahara River, Johnson and Washington closures

Additional information on flooding developments Dane County Lakes management is forced to increase the amount of water coming out of Lake Mendota at the Tenney Dam and that is taking place now. In addition, they intend to open the locks channel to release more water this afternoon. At this … [read more]

Development and Other Updates

First Street Well Demolition There is currently fencing around the former Well 3 in front of the Fleet Services building at the corner of First Street and East Johnson Street. In anticipation of the reconstruction of East Johnson Street, a demolition permit was requested and approved by the … [read more]

Hello and updates from Alderman Syed Abbas

Hi everyone, This is my first blog post as District 12 Alder. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you. I look forward to working with you all. I'm including several neighborhood updates below: Sherman Plaza Inc. Knothe & Bruce Architects are working with the Bruns … [read more]

Latest Developments and Events in D12

Hi neighbors, please see below some of the latest developments happening in our district and let me know if you have any questions for me. Thanks! Oscar Mayer The City of Madison is kicking off the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan process with a walk and talk event at Oscar Mayer. … [read more]

Eken Park Festival August 17th

Hi Neighbors, This year the Eken Park Neighborhood Association is hosting the popular Eken Park Festival on Saturday, August 17th. The festival continues to feature musical talent from a wide range of genres, delicious local cuisine and beer, raffle prizes, and more. This family-friendly, … [read more]

F-35 - Madison Public Market - Affordable Housing and General Update.

Dear Constituents, Thank you everyone for your well wishes for our newborn baby. Mama and baby are doing great. Although I was attending many meetings each week while on paternity leave, I am now 100% back at it as there is much work to be done. With that being said, I am sharing some time … [read more]

F-35A Community Meeting

Dear Neighbors, If you live in an area that would be impacted if Truax Field is selected for F35A aircraft, then you should receive a community meeting card in the mail. Myself, Alder Grant Foster and Alder Marsha Rummel and the city staff invite you to come together with other neighbors for a … [read more]

F-35

Hi Neighbors, Please review the latest analysis done by City of Madison on F-35 impact. You can find the report at https://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/documents/F35%20EIS%20staff%20analysis%209-10-19.pdf. The Air National Guard will be holding an open house to discuss the EIS tomorrow, … [read more]

PFAS - Wheel Tax - TFOGS - F-35 Community Event - Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Public Open House

Greetings residents: Please see below updates on the Wheel Tax, PFAS, Task Force on Governance Structure (TFOGS) and other important upcoming events. Vehicle Wheel Tax Mayor Rhodes-Conway proposed a $40 per vehicle wheel tax. If approved, the Vehicle Registration total would be $153 to … [read more]

An Update on the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan: Public Meetings

Next week, I have organized a public meeting to hear about two important topics affecting our community regarding the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan. In the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan the city has proposed to open Coolidge Street to Packers Avenue. Many of you have reached out to me and … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan, Redevelopment of the former KFC building, PFAS and F35 Events

Neighbors, We have many things happening in our community this week and in February. Important meeting dates and times are below – I hope to see you at some of these events: Redevelopment of the former KFC building on E. Washington Alder Abbas and Alder Rummel are holding a public … [read more]

COVID-19, Warner Park Community Center Shelter, F-35 Resolution, Common Council Meetings Move Online

Community members and friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in our lives during these challenging times and we are going through an unprecedented time in our nation's history. As a community leader, I am committed to sharing with you the latest updates and resources … [read more]

Election Update and District 12 Polling Place Change

Hello friends and neighbors, A federal judge today refused to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election, but he pushed back to April 13 the deadline for absentee ballots to be received so they can be counted in the spring races, which include the presidential primaries. Under current law, today … [read more]

Ellas Deli Site Development Zoom (ONLINE) Neighborhood Meeting

Hi Neighbors, The owners of the Ella's Deli site at 2902 East Washington Avenue are planning to redevelop the vacant property and the adjacent site at 401 North Lawn Avenue. They hope to create a transit oriented, mixed-use residential apartment and commercial development on the site. They are … [read more]

OSCAR MAYER - NEW COUNCIL LEADERSHIP - WHEDA AWARDED PROJECTS - COMMERCIAL AND MCCORMICK PROPOSED PROJECT

Good morning Neighbors, The Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan is going through the public input process. The list of committees and dates is below. Sharing your feedback on the topics that matter to you during this process is very important. The committees and commissions collect public input … [read more]

2021 Operating Budget - Eken Park Playground Replacement Workshop - Polling Place Change

Hi Neighbors, I would like to update you on the operating budget of the City of Madison which will come to the Finance Committee tomorrow (Monday) afternoon for approval. The budget will be discussed and voted on by the Finance Committee and then it will come to the Council for adoption. … [read more]

Updated Polling Place Location for Ward 29: From East High to Bashford United Methodist Church

Hi Neighbors, Yesterday, I was informed by the City Clerk that they are moving the polling place for Ward 29 from East High School to Bashford United Methodist Church (UMC). MMSD has told the City that they will not be able to host polling for April 6th at East High School because they are … [read more]

Housing ordinance to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts.

Hi neighbors, On Monday, March 1, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, there will be a Zoom-based Community questions and answers session regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments related to allowing greater residential densities and adjusting conditional use thresholds. This ordinance will impact … [read more]

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