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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

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Home Address:

3930 Anchor Dr

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 Foster’s Updates

Budget, La Follette Parade, Neighborhood Meetings - D15 Update 10/6/19

October 6, 2019 10:10 AM

St. Dennis Solar Panels
St. Dennis unveiled its new solar project last week as part of their Care Creation mission.

On Tuesday of last week, Mayor Rhodes-Conway introduced her 2020 Executive Operating Budget. Agencies will present details to the Finance Committee at public hearings on Monday and Thursday of this week (see below). Amendments to the Executive Operating Budget will be considered at Finance Committee on October 21st and the full council will take up the budget beginning the week of November 11th.

The 2020 Executive Operating Budget includes the addition of a City of Madison motor vehicle registration fee. I will share more detailed information about this proposal and the rest of the budget following this week's presentations.

In the news:

This week's highlights:

Monday, October 7, 2019

4:30 pm - Finance Committee / 2020 Operating Budget Hearing: Last Tuesday Mayor Rhodes-Conway introduced her 2020 Executive Operating Budget. Agencies will make presentations at the Finance Committee on Monday and Thursday. 

7:00 pm - Friends of Pinney Annual Meeting: We will elect a new slate of officers and talk about the Friends role in the opening months of "new Pinney" (opening predicted for late March 2020). The public is welcome to join us for this discussion and we send a special invitation to folks who might want to serve on the Board and/or play an active role in the new library.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:00 pm - Eastmorland Community Association Meeting: Monthly ECA meeting at the Lakeview Moravian Community Church; all neighbors are invited to attend.


7:00 pm - Diana Peterson: Cultural Significance of Nature and Gardening to Indigenous Tribal People: To preserve wild rice (Manoomin) is to protect and restore its place in the sacred practices of Wisconsin Native cultures. Peterson's interviews with the Menominee and Ojibwe Tribal elders highlight the cultural significance of Manoomin along with the importance of preserving a vital natural resource for future generations.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


4:00 pm - Making Abolition Geography: Social Justice Organizing in Local, State, and International Perspective: A Lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and American Studies, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

5:00 pm - Schenk/Whitehorse Food Cart Night: Please join us for a fun night outdoors at the Schenk/Whitehorse playground. Food carts will be parked on Tulane offering a variety of dinner options. A purchase is not mandatory, families are welcome to carry in a picnic as well. Please bring blankets and chairs. This is a joint fundraiser for Connecting Whitehorse Families and Schenk PTO.

7:00 pm - Lake Edge Neighborhood Association Meeting: Monthly LENA meeting will be in the church's library, which is through the front door (from the parking lot), up the stairs and to the left.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

4:00 pm - Arts in the Alley - Cross Stitch with Yarn: Join us behind the Hawthorne Library in Mural Alley for outdoor art, building, and making adventures for kids! Our fall series features local artist Amy Mietzel. Workshops will be held in the library's Children's Area in the event of rain or severe weather. This week, learn some simple cross stitching techniques, then make your own image using colorful yarn.

4:30 pm - Meeting: Finance Committee / 2020 Operating Budget Hearing: Last Tuesday Mayor Rhodes-Conway introduced her 2020 Executive Operating Budget. Agencies will make presentations at the Finance Committee on Monday and Thursday.

6:30 pm - WI Film Fest: Thursday Night Movie Club presents Played Out: PLAYED OUT is 2019 Golden Badger winner James Runde's first feature. A day in the life of three quintessentially Madisonian musicians. 'If John Cassavetes and Richard Linklater had joined forces and tried to capture the young and restless souls inhabiting Madison's music scene, they would have been lucky to evince performances as lived-in, and atmospheres as quietly melancholic as Runde does here'. Filmmaker in attendance.

Friday, October 11, 2019

4:30 pm - La Follette High School Homecoming Parade: The parade will be starting from back part of the La Follette High School parking lot on to Linda Vista.  It is being sponsored and organized by the La Follette Booster Club. The parade will start at 4:30 pm and will be done by 5:15 pm.

hayride wagon

5:00 pm - Hayrides around Warner Park: Warner Park Community Recreation Center is celebrating 20 years on Friday, October 11 with Party Like It's 1999! During this all-day celebration, hayrides through Warner Park will be offered from 5:00 to 8:00pm departing from the center. All guests can also enjoy a free campfire and s'mores outside the center.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

2:00 pm - Latino Art Fair 2019Latino Art Fair celebrates the rich roots of Latino art and culture, showcasing the work of proud Latinos all over. The Fair is a joint production of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County and Overture Center, the fair includes paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and more.


3:00 pm - Neighbors for Climate Justice Play Date! : We are mothers of a young child, planning for him to live a long and healthy life on a healthy planet. We need to radically change the way we all live in order for all of our children to thrive. Lets gather to play! and plan for the next steps we as Eastmorland neighbors can take to combat climate change.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

12:00 pm - Costume and Seed Swap: Bring your extra Halloween costumes and seeds to exchange for others! We will be in the garage and driveway if the weather is nice.

movie poster

6:00 pm - 40th Anniversary Benefit Screening of The War at Home: The Progressive magazine is proud to present a One-Night-only, 40th Anniversary Screening of the Academy Award Nominated feature documentary The War at Home. Welcomed by WORT-FM Community Radio and Co-Sponsored by Veterans for Peace-Madison Chapter, UW Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 350 Madison, and Catalyst Media Productions. Co-Director Glenn Silber will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in "The War at Home: Then & Now", a panel discussion following the screening on the lessons and legacy of the Antiwar Movement.

Click on 'details' in the events below for links to additional details and meeting agendas. You can find a full list of city meetings here.

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