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District 15

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

Messenger Needed, LENA Annual Meeting, Liquor Licenses - D15 Update 11/21/22

November 21, 2022 2:08 PM


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"Messengers are needed, objective messages are needed, and the discussion must not be so much who is the messenger but what the message says, since this message is what must be repeated to each generation." 

-Father José María Arizmendiarrieta Madariaga

Messenger needed

Four years ago, this passage helped move me to run to serve as District 15 alder. It's been a great experience and I've grown a lot and feel proud of my contributions to date. As the candidacy period for the 2023-25 alder term approaches, I wanted to share that I will not be seeking reelection. There are a number of important initiatives that I still hope to move forward before my current term ends in April and I'm excited by the prospect of a new messenger that carries the right message of justice and love. I'm happy to talk with anyone considering a run about my experience and what you might expect. You can find more information on becoming a candidate here.

Budget outcome

The Common Council passed the 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets last week after two long nights of discussion and debate. You can watch recordings of both nights here. A version of the amendment that I cosponsored to increase alder pay passed on a 12-8 vote. The original proposal was to increase alder pay to match the average City of Madison employee wage (currently $34.81/hour) for 20.81 hours/week of work. The amount that was included in the 2023 budget was based on a rate of pay of $19.04/hour, equal to the lowest wage of any permanent City of Madison worker. In order to take effect, the council is also required to update city ordinance which is on Tuesday's Common Council agenda

LENA Annual Meeting

Please join us via Zoom on Monday (link here) at 6:30pm, to elect a new LENA Board. Please email us at if you have any questions about what is entailed in serving on the Board.

ALRC Alcohol License Change

Alcohol license changes will be considered by the Alcohol License Review Committee on Wednesday. Garver Events has requested to revise their conditions to allow service until 1am on Saturday evenings and Mishqui is looking to sell liquor in addition to beer & wine. You can find all the meeting details here.

In the News

District 15 Public Works Projects

(You can find a map of current public works projects in District 15 here. You can find a map of future road projects here.)

District 15 Development Projects (dates are tentative and subject to change)

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