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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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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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Tag: Public Market

Public Market Meeting this Wednesday

Madison Public Market District Neigborhood Discussion - this Wednesday Join Alders Larry Palm, Marsha Rummel and Ledell Zellers for a neighborhood discussion about the future of the Madison Public Market District for nearby residents. You will have an opportunity to engage with the … [read more]

Food, Food, Food!

Food continues to be a hot topic in District 12. Quite a few developments are happing that revolve around either food production, distribution or consumption. Public Market The owners of the Washington Plaza Shopping Center (at the corner of First Street and East Washington Ave) have … [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]

Week of October 3 Update

Madison Public Market Site Design Workshop Mark your calendars for a community workshop focused on the site design for the Madison Public Market. The workshop will take place on November 3 at 6:30pm in the Archipelago Village Design Center at 945 E. Washington Ave (parking and entrance in the … [read more]

East Johnson Street Public Meeting

Public Involvement Meeting for East Johnson Street (North Baldwin Street to First Street) Please Note: This project includes the area from Fordem Avenue to First Street and First Street on the southern side (future Public Market site). Residents are encouraged to attend to find out proposed … [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]

2017 Detailed Council Budget Amendments

First, the Council will meet this coming Monday, November 14 at 5:30pm at the Monona Terrace to discuss these amendments. We will go through the Capital budget first before moving onto the Operating budget. You can watch it on Madison City Channel. Registrants will have the ability to … [read more]

Public Market Budget Amendment - Alternate Side

The Council voted to maintain the Madison Public Market in the Capital budget with some modifications for the language, but not the financial. The new budget language approved is: No planned GO Borrowing will be appropriated for construction of the Public Market until the following … [read more]

Plethora of Updates

City 2017 Budget The 2017 Capital and Operating Budget have been approved by the Council and signed by the Mayor. Only amendments brought forward by at least two Council members were discussed so a significant part of the budget is very consistent with previous budgets. I’m pleased … [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]

Public Market, Drop-Off Site, Safety Saturday!

Madison Public Market Work on the Madison Public Market is proceeding. There has been some significant discussion about the site plan – discussion with the property owners has moved the Market from along the railroad tracks to the corner of First Street and East Washington Avenue. Some … [read more]

Public Market and Emerson School Playground

Public Market The City of Madison Public Market Development Committee voted to approve a site plan, allowing the Madison Public Foundation to begin the process of fundraising. While there continues to be a discussion about the visual look of the Public Market, the current plan strongly … [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]

Oscar Mayer, Public Market, Voting

Greetings District 12 Residents! I hope you’re surviving this year’s version of winter. You can stay up-to-date on the various city policies about where to park and sidewalk clearing on the city’s Winter website. You can also sign-up for text/email reminders. This update returns to two … [read more]

Pennsylvania Park Artist Selected

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the City of Madison Common Council approved the Madison Arts Commission’s recommendation of Wisconsin artist Ray Chi for a site-specific public art opportunity in Pennsylvania Park, located at 1915 E. Johnson Street. The genesis of the project started with the … [read more]

Public Market Taste this Saturday!

The Madison Public Market Foundation is hosting a spring Taste of the Madison Public Market event to give Madisonians an opportunity to meet a few vendors that are preparing to launch their businesses in the Market. The event will feature free samples and larger lunch portions for purchase from … [read more]

D12 Update - Public Market, Oscar Mayer, trash collection

Madison Public Market Update While it may appear to be a quiet 2018 for the Madison Public Market, lots of work has been going on through the city, the property owner and the Madison Public Market Foundation. Two clear actions have recently taken place: selection of the Foundation as 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]

Wetlands - Senior Affordable Housing - Playground Replacement - Public Market and more

Hi Neighbors, Thank you very much for reaching out to me with your feedback and comments before and during the city council budget session. Many of you came to me and expressed your concerns regarding protecting our 31 acres of wetlands at the HartMeyer site next to the Oscar Mayer … [read more]

URGENT: Monday, February 10th (tomorrow), Plan Commission Meeting re: Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan

Hello neighbors, Thank you to all who showed up, expressed concerns and provided feedback at the public meetings on January 16th and 30th about the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan. Now that the final draft came out, the city staff are presenting the draft to the Plan Commission for their … [read more]

Public Market Design Presentation

Hi Neighbors, I would like to invite you all to attend and learn about the public market design and development presented by city staff along with other stakeholders. It will be a good opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback before it goes to Plan Commission on Feb 24th for … [read more]

Madison Public Market

Dear Neighbors, As you may or may not be aware, the Public Market is in District 12. As the alder of this district, I would like to express my support for the public market. I have requested the Mayor's office to keep all City funding for the Public Market in the upcoming budget. Below are … [read more]

Temporary Homeless Shelter for Men to Relocate to Vacated Fleet Services Building

Hi Neighbors, Starting January 2021, Warner Park Center will no longer be used as a temporary men's homeless shelter. Instead, the First Street Fleet Services Building will provide much-needed capacity and support for temporary use as a men's homeless shelter. It will be used for much of 2021 … [read more]

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