City of
Madison

District 15

Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

Contact Information

Home Address:

3930 Anchor Drive
Madison , WI 53714

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Foster’s Updates

MLK, Salt Use, MMSD Building Projects - D15 Update 1/18/21

January 18, 2021 11:48 AM

Winter Salting Guide
Watch the Winter Salt Guide video and access other information about reducing your use of salt here.

Last Week

What does Grant Foster do?

Last week, Ron from Lake Edge asked me what I and other city alders actually do. I tried to answer his questions in this blog post here.

La Follette, East HS, & Allis Elementary Facility Projects

Last week, MMSD held a virtual listening session to get feedback on the major facility renovation project planned for La Follette HS in the coming years. You can check out a recording of that session here. The district is interested in hearing your best ideas and feedback on the new facilities referendum projects including the LAF project as well as major projects at East High School and a new Allis Elementary to be constructed next to Badger Rock. For more information about these projects and to share your feedback, take the MMSD Post Referendum Facilities Survey

Sand not salt awareness week

Last week was Salt Awareness Week and there was a lot of good information shared about reducing the use of salt. Salt is something that many of us rely on for water softening and deicing, but overuse is leading to significant contamination issues of our surface and ground waters. Check out these resources to learn more.

Other city updates

This Week

36th Annual Madison-Dane County King Holiday Observance 

Join the King Coalition during their MLK Day Observance on Monday, January 18, at 6:00 p.m.

Common Council

You can find a link to the agenda for the next Common Council meeting here. Please note that the mapping and zoning items related to the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan were referred to the February 2nd meeting.

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.

Save the Date

  • UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement and UW-Madison Student Affairs are hosting the MLK Symposium on Monday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, February 10, at 6 p.m., Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a virtual public hearing to review and discuss proposed Metro service adjustments proposed for later in the year.  Passengers are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposal. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all phone and written comments received.

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