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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

Contact Information

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

Winter Solstice, New Police Chief, Neighborhood Meeting Updates - D15 Update 12/21/20

December 21, 2020 9:46 AM

solstice flyer
Join SASYNA & Friends of Starkweather on the afternoon of the Winter Solstice to celebrate community and the return of the light! The virtual gathering begins Monday, December 21st, at 4:00pm. Bring your wishes, share your home fire -- be it bonfire, candle or glowstick -- and reconnect with neighbors near and far. This event is public and a safe space for everyone; a place for respect and collective vision for a brighter new year. Hope to see you there! Details here.

Last Week 

Madison Police and Fire Commission selects Shon Barnes as next police chief

On a 3-2 vote, Madison's Police and Fire Commission voted Friday to extend an offer to police chief finalist Shon Barnes, who currently works as the director of training and professional development for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago. He previously served as chief of police in Salisbury, North Carolina. You can read more details here.

New alcohol license denied for Freymiller's (formerly Jo Beck's)

The Alcohol License Review Committee recommended to place on file (not approve) the application for a new alcohol license for Freymiller's bar at Wednesday's meeting since the applicant failed to secure a lease, which is a requirement of a new license application.

4502 Milwaukee St family shelter proposal 

Last week's virtual neighborhood meeting to hear about the Salvation Army's proposal for a temporary family shelter at 4502 Milwaukee Street was well attended. You can watch a recording of the meeting here and find the presentation materials here.

Dempsey/Davies/Maher reconstruction

On Monday, city staff presented their initial design alternatives at a virtual neighborhood meeting and heard feeback from neighbors. Primary concerns were regarding the loss of trees, project cost, and the impact of construction during COVID. Staff is working on updating the design alternatives and will share out those updated designs for additional feedback in the future. You can find the presentation materials posted to the project website here. There will also be a discussion at Monday's LENA meeting for anyone interested (details below).

Other city updates:

This Week

LENA December meeting

The last Lake Edge Neighborhood Association meeting of the year will happen online on Monday at 6p. You can find more information, including a link to the agenda here.

Proposed body-worn camera policy and recommendations

The Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee will be continuing its discussion of, and possible action on, a draft model policy and recommendations related to body-worn cameras at its meetings on Monday and Tuesday. You can find links to both meetings in the meeting schedule link below.

Other city meetings

There are a number of city meetings not highlighted in this update. You can find a full schedule of city meetings here.

No blog update next week

I'll be taking next week off to spend time with my family and will be back in the new year. Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

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