City of
Madison

District 12

Alder Syed Abbas

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Council President

Alder Syed Abbas,
Council President

Contact Information

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
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Abbas’ Blog

Tag: Carpenter Ridgeway NA

Week of August 24

Carpenter-Ridgeway Park Improvements Beginning mid-September Madison Parks construction crew will be out at Carpenter-Ridgeway Park. The improvements include replacement of playground surfacing to wood mulch, adding a slide and border. It is anticipated this project may take up to one month to … [read more]

District 12 Happenings

Fordem Avenue Resurfacing Meeting The City of Madison is proposing to resurface Fordem Avenue from East Johnson Street to Sherman Avenue in 2016. A project location map is enclosed for your reference. City Engineering will host a public informational meeting regarding the project … [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]

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]

October Tornados!

A sudden tornado has passed through the area, affecting parts of of District 12. I hope everyone is safe and appreciate the quick response from Madison's dedicated employees. Please be safe out there and avoid areas with downed power lines and potential structural damage. You can … [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]

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]

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]

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]

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