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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

Eastmorland Meet-Up, Ride the Drive, Zoning Proposal - D15 Update 6/1/21

June 1, 2021 3:00 PM


Flyer for Eastmorland Meet-up
Stop by the new Walter Street shelter to meet your fellow Eastmorland neighbors on Sunday, June 6. More details available here.

Last Week

Family Shelter Update

From Tara Barica at Salvation Army: "We are wrapping up our third week since opening the Family Shelter in the old Karmenta facility. The move from hotels to this facility has been great! Families are getting settled in and it has been great to see all the kiddos playing in the new space! We are currently serving 35 families in shelter and 4 families have permanent housing move-in dates projected for June 1st so we will be able to move some more families in soon." You can find more details including info on volunteering and donations here.

In the news:

This Week

Proposed Zoning Changes

The zoning changes that are intended to streamline the development process (agenda item #5) will be up for debate at the Common Council meeting on Tuesday. While I support the goals of infill development and increased density as articulated in our comprehensive plan, I remain very concerned with the proposal as it stands. While these changes would make it easier for some developers to build some projects 'by right', they do not address our housing affordability crisis and fail to support the development of complete neighborhoods that are also called for in our comprehensive plan. Cutting out public input and engagement is not the way to move Madison forward. You can find a link to the agenda as well as a link to register for comment here.

Ride the Drive 

Ride the Drive will be happening in four locations across the city, including at Kennedy Park on the eastside. You can find all the details here.

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

  • ECA meeting - June 8 - meet the new board members and join a conversation about committee projects and events for 2021-2022
  • Eastmorland & Lake Edge Garage Sale - June 18–19 - various locations throughout the neighborhood Sign up here to participate in the shared Eastmorland and Lake Edge Neighborhood Garage Sale.
  • Make Music Madison - June 21 - (Deadline for New Registrations – Midnight on Tuesday, May 25th) More info at 
  • Lake Edge Neighborhood Picnic - Aug 8 late afternoon
  • Eastmorland Little Free Library Tour - June 25–27 - Eastmorland has 20 (or more?) Little Free Libraries. Can you find them all? Stroll the neighborhood on this self-guided tour and stock up on summer reads. 
  • Lake Edge Neighborhood Picnic - August 8
  • TBD: Eastmorland Farmers/Makers Market (learn more and fill out a vendor interest form here)

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