Alder Grant Foster
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Foster’s Updates
Dogs, Monona Ct., Golf - D15 Update 3/2/20
- On Wednesday, the Transportation Commission voted not to recommend a 90-day trial reverting Monona Court to a 2-way for cars. Instead, we will look at other ways to support the many neighbors that rely on the court for a walking and biking route. Thanks to all of you that wrote in and attended the meeting to share your opinions. Also, if anyone that attended the meeting lost a scarf, please contact me and we can get you reunited.
- On Saturday, I joined at least 500 others in a parade to Truax Field in opposition to the selection of Madison as a location for the F-35 jets. Along with several colleagues, I am sponsoring a resolution that opposes the selection of Madison that should be in front of the Common Council later in March. A final decision by the Air Force is expected at the end of March/beginning of April.
- I received several questions last week about the proposal to bring an off-leash dog park to the eastside at either Eastmorland or O.B. Sherry Parks. You can find information about the proposals here. If you have any specific questions that you would like addressed at the March 19th meeting, please send them my way and I will forward to staff. I will also share the presentation out once it's available and will provide an update here following the meeting. Anyone that's interested in this item should try to attend the meeting to hear more details about the proposals and to share your opinions and questions.
- Monday: The Transportation Policy & Planning Board will discuss Proposed Bike Registration Changes, Complete Streets, and 2021 Budget Priorities.
- Tuesday: The Common Council will consider reorganizing and recreating a unified ordinance relating to dogs on City property and dog recreation areas. These changes would allow dogs on leash in most city parks; dogs would not be allowed in dog-free parks and in a number of dog-free areas within parks. I am supportive of this change and have asked Parks to work on addressing the concerns I've heard regarding off-leash dogs and dog waste as part of the implementation of the new policy.
- Wednesday: Students and their families are invited to attend Family Engineering Night Out at East High.
- Thursday: For those interested in the future of Madison's municipal golf courses, consider attending the Public Input Meeting at Olbrich Garden. You can also provide feedback online via the link in the News Releases section below.
- Friday: Syrian-born, Connecticut-based artist and architect Mohamad Hafez will lecture on his powerful project UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage that humanizes and describes the experiences of refugee families through sculpture and story.
- Saturday: Join Senegambia Women's Association and the African community to celebrate women's achievements and tenaciously challenge bias at the 7th Annual International Women's Day Community Celebration. This evening is filled with inspirational speakers, great ethnic food, performers, music and dancing.
- Sunday: Meet the MMSD School Board Candidates at Lake Edge Lutheran Church.
- Save the date: Thursday March 12th - Grand Opening of New Pinney; Thursday, March 19th - Dog Park Meeting
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.
- Women in Construction Week 2020 Profile: Sally Swenson
March 1, 2020 | "It's an important perspective, making our cities better for animals and making our cities better for people."
- Community Input Requested for City of Madison Golf Courses
February 28, 2020 | The City of Madison has a unique opportunity to evaluate both the golf and non-golf uses for its four golf courses through...
- Voter ID Requirements for the Presidential Primary
February 25, 2020 | With the Presidential Primary only six weeks away, the City of Madison Clerk's Office asks voters to help make sure their...
- Toa Times 2: City's Master Electrician Teaches Solar Installation in Puerto Rico
February 24, 2020 | The City of Madison Engineering Division's Master Electrician Matt Parks and local partnering organizations are starting the...
- Opponents of F-35 fighter jets continue sounding alarm, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Feb. 27.
- Madison City Council denounces deportation of Southeast Asians, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 26.
- Madison Alders propose task force to determine next steps on government reorganization, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 26.
- Community leaders seek to replace 'barely humane' men's homeless shelter, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, March 1.
- The new town square: Public libraries in the digital age are more relevant than ever, Judith Davidoff, Isthmus, Feb. 27.
- Madison Public Market moves forward with Plan Commission support, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 25.
- Schoep's Ice Cream bought by California-based company, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, Feb. 28.
- SSM Health's plans for $75 million, 5-story clinic on Madison's south side move forward, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 28.
- Milwaukee Street property owner appeals Plan Commission decision on Amazon delivery center, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 25.
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