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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: F-35

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]

F-35A Environmental Impact Statement

Dear Neighbors, When the draft F-35A Environmental Impact Statement came out last week, I was in the hospital with my wife welcoming our new baby into the world. Since then, I’ve read the report thoroughly and I am in a position to express my thoughts on the report. First, I am … [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]


Hi Neighbors, These past couple of weeks I have received many emails and calls, as well as had many in person conversations with residents wishing to express their views about the latest Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Overwhelmingly, what I've heard is the people in our district … [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]

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]

F-35 EIS Update

Neighbors, Today, the final report for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding F-35s coming to Madison final came out. I am sorry to say that according to the report, the 115 FW in Madison, Wisconsin, has been identified as the preferred alternative for the 5th Operational … [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]

Air Force Disregards Health of Madison Residents in F-35 Basing

Hi neighbors, please review the press release from Madison Common Council Alders Abbas, Foster, Kemble, and Rummel regarding the USAF decision to beddown F-35s at Truax Field. For Immediate Release April 15, 2020 … [read more]

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