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Alder Barbara Vedder

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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
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District 12 Blog

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Week of August 3

Taste of FEED Saturday, August 8 from 4:30 to 7:00pm FEED Kitchens - 1219 North Sherman Avenue This event has a family focus. Kids activities will include hands-on pottery demonstrations, decorate-your-own-sugar-cookie instruction, scavenger hunts in the Kitchens, a fire engine from … [read more]

Tennyson Lane closed beginning Nov 7

Parisi Construction will close Tennyson Lane between Eliot Lane and Kipling Drive starting Monday, November 7 at 7:0 am until 5:00pm on Friday, November 11. The street will be opened each night from 5:00p.m until 7:00 am the next morning. This closure is to install sanitary sewer and … [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]

Tennyson Ridge Apartments Open House

Oakbrook Corporation will be at Warner Park Community Center Friday August 4 from 2pm to 6pm accepting housing application for their second building at Tennyson Ridge at 3818 Whitman Lane. One, two and three bedrooms will be available for move in November 30. Every apartment will include … [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]

Metro Route Changes/F-35 City Resolution

Metro Route 21 Proposed Changes Metro Transit is proposing a few changes to Route 21 which provides service on the Northside. It removes the southbound right turn onto Londonderry Drive and therefore reduces the number of stops to one above Londonderry Drive and one at Manley … [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]

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]

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]


Hi Neighbors, Please review the latest analysis done by City of Madison on F-35 impact. You can find the report at 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]

URGENT: Tonight the Raemisch Farm Development Project will not be discussed

I sent you all the following notice this morning. However, this afternoon, on the request of developer (Marty Rifken) this project has been re-refered to the November 9th Plan Commission meeting. It will not be discussed at tonight's meeting. Thanks Syed Hi neighbors, I just … [read more]

Public input opportunity re: the Raemisch Farm Project Zoning Approval at the Plan Commission

Hello Neighbors, Green Street Developer (Raemisch Farm Development Project) is moving their application forward at the Plan Commission to get zoning approval this Monday (4/12) at 5:30 PM. The developer proposed a project to develop 61 acres of farmland into 124 single-family lots and seven … [read more]

Raemisch Farm Public Neighborhood Meeting

Dear Neighbor, The City of Madison has received a request to rezone the "Raemisch Farm" at 4000-4150 Packers Avenue and 4201 North Sherman Avenue from temporary A (Agriculture District) to SR-C2, TR-C3, TR-V2, TR-U1, and CC-T and preliminary plat creating 124 single-family lots and seven lots … [read more]

Tomorrow, Monday, July 26th: Two Major Development Projects Appearing Before the Plan Commission for Approval

Hi Neighbors, Tomorrow, July 26th, two projects in District 12 will come before the Plan Commission Virtual Meeting at 5:30pm for approval. They are Rameisch Farm which will come for discussion under agenda item 6 and 7, and the Galaway project on the corner of East Washington and First … [read more]

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