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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

CARES, Encampments, Redistricting - D15 Update 8/30/21

August 30, 2021 1:03 PM

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CARES, a new initiative designed to provide alternative emergency response for individuals who are in crisis is set to launch on September 1. The program is modeled after the STAR program in Denver, Colorado and the CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon. Read more about it here.

Environmental Justice F35 Overlay 

On Monday, the Environmental Justice work group will continue its discussion on a potential overlay zone to limit future residential development in the areas expected to be most heavily impacted by noise with the arrival of the F-35 jets. You can find all the details and register to speak or watch the meeting here

Homelessness & Encampments

There are several items related to homelessness and encampments on Tuesday's Common Council agenda. You can find a link to the full agenda as well as links to register to speak, submit comments, and watch the meeting here. As always, if you have opinions or questions you'd like to share with me, you can email me at

  • Items 18-20 will create new zoning districts and update the Mission Camp accessory use to allow for the creation of legal encampment areas in the city. I am a cosponsor of these zoning changes that are needed in order to create a legal camping area in the city as an alternative to the camping that has been occurring in other areas including parks.

  • Item 23 will direct staff to proceed with developing the lot at 3202 Dairy Drive to serve as one such legal encampment. This site would have water, sewer, and electricity and could provide temporary housing for some of those currently camping in city parks. 


The work to update alder districts following last year's census continues on Thursday on its accelerated timeline. Staff will have some initial draft maps available to review. District 15 will need to be redrawn to add in approximately 1,800 additional residents in order to equalize population across districts. You can find a link to the agenda and to register here and a link to maps and other resources that are being used in this process here

In the news

District 15 Engineering Projects

(You can find a list of all engineering projects in District 15 here.)

Save the date

  • September 12-18: Madison Bike Week
  • September 13-14: Executive Capital Budget at Finance Committee
  • September 14: Eastmorland Community Association Meeting
  • September 16: Starkweather Creek Watershed Study Public Information Meeting
  • September 18: CRNA Annual Meeting
  • September 20: Lake Edge Neighborhood Association
  • September 22: Board of Park Commissioners - Olbrich Path Alignment
  • September 23 @ 6pm: Transit Network Redesign Public Information Meeting
  • October 11-12: Executive Operating Budget at Finance Committee
  • October 12: Eastmorland Community Association Meeting
  • October 18: Lake Edge Neighborhood Association
  • November 6: ECA Leaf Raking

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