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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

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3930 Anchor Dr

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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

Visions, Complete Streets, Toys for Tots - D15 Update 12/2/19

December 2, 2019 4:07 PM


There are three items on this Tuesday's Common Council agenda related to Visions Nightclub. Item 33 is the disciplinary matter that will require Visions to close for three months as part of the agreed upon settlement - Recommendation from ALRC is to adopt.

Item 32 is a request to add three new officers to T.C. Visions Inc. - Recommendation from ALRC is to place on file (not approve). Instead, Downtown Madison Investments LLC, will need to apply for a new license in order to operate their proposed Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club at the location currently occupied by Visions. This item (#120) is being introduced at Tuesday's Common Council meeting, but will be taken up at ALRC on December 18th. There will be a public meeting to hear about the proposal on December 17th at Pedro's on East Washington Avenue. I will share more details about that meeting next week.

In the news:

This week's highlights:

Monday, December 2, 2019

5:00 pm - Transportation Policy & Planning Board: Along with several other items, the TPPB will begin their scoping discussion for Complete Streets work in 2020. You can read more about Complete Streets here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

6:30 pm - Common Council: Item 32. Entity Reorganization T.C. Visions Inc • dba Visions Nightclub  - Add three new officers; 33. Disciplinary Matter - Revocation Action T.C. Visions • dba Visions Nightclub 21+ Entertainment License; 120. Public Hearing - New License Downtown Madison Investments LLC • dba Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

6:00 pm - Salt Sustainability on the UW-Madison Campus: This free presentation will expand the conversation surrounding salt use and its effect on Madison-area water resources. The 2020 Nelson Institute Water Resources Management Cohort will present findings from their study on the UW-Madison campus polices and practices of salt use. Opportunities for sustainable salt use on campus will be shared along with recommendations aimed at university-wide salt reduction. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

6:30 pm - Get the Dirt Dinner: Food Donation and Insecurity at UW-Madison: Masters student, Jessica Rutstein is joining us for dinner on December 5th to discuss her research on Food Donation and Recovery in Madison and on Campus. Come, break bread, talk food donations and build community with us.

7:30 pm - WUD Wide Human Rights Week: Charles "Chaz" Wheelock: As part of our WUD Wide Human Rights week, the Distinguished Lecture Series is excited to continue our commitment to shedding light on the work of indigenous people by welcoming Charles "Chaz" Wheelock! Chaz is a member of the Oneida Nation West and has worked for many years for sustainable, responsible development in rural communities that looks ahead seven generations. He works with various Indigenous Environmental Network campaign organizers, partner and allies elevating the ideals of positive transitions from the destruction of the extreme extraction to regenerative and resilient community-based economies built on Traditional Indigenous Knowledge.

Friday, December 6, 2019

7:00 pm - December Exhibition Opening: THIRD FLOOR: Solarpunk Surf Club: Græn R?m VIDEO ART SCREEN: Jose Carlos Teixeira: On Exile, Fragments in Search of Meaning ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: Megan Scheffer SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION: Amy Wencel SECOND FLOOR: Emily Joy Balsley: 100 Days of Homes All are welcome to come and view the opening of our newest exhibitions at Central Library for an evening of art, community, and celebration, featuring DJ Hitachii.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

9:00 am - HolidayFest Arts & Crafts Fair: Over 80 crafters from the Midwest will be selling their handmade goods. Shop for a variety of jewelry, baskets, garden art, cards, pottery, woodwork, baby gifts, soaps, balms, lotions, knitwear, paintings, home décor and more! It's the perfect place to find a unique gift for that special someone!

12:00 pm - Thurber Park Artist Residency Grand Opening Celebration: All are invited to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Thurber Park Artist Residency! Come and visit this unique, new studio space, share your hopes for the future and longevity of this project and meet the inaugural Thurber artist-in-residence, Eric Adjetey Anang. There will be food and hands-on activities. Remember to dress warm! The studio space is in a tiny Trachte Hut so some folks might be hanging outside or playing in the park.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

12:15 pm - Toys for Tots Fundraiser: VFW Post 7591 and Golf Co. 2d battalion 24th Marine Regiment will host its annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser at 301 Cottage Grove Rd from 12:15 pm to 7 pm on December 8th. This event kicks off with the VFW's own Black Knights color guard who will post the National colors with all pomp and ceremony at 12:15pm sharp! Will you help us to brighten this season of giving for a less fortunate child with a small gift? Join us, and become a larger force than you can know in a young person this season. Last year 36,549 toys were distributed to 6,788 children in the Madison area by Toys for Tots. What do you say we distribute 40,000 toys this year!

1:00 pm - Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society Christmas Open House: Come and enjoy tours, carol singing around the pump organ, refreshments, and a recitation of The Night Before Christmas.

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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