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
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Alder Foster’s Updates

Mask Up, August Election, Criminal Justice Reform - D15 Update 7/13/20

July 13, 2020 11:15 AM

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Check out PHMDC's mask FAQ here.

Last Week

  • Mask Up Madison - Public Health Madison & Dane County issued an order last week requiring face coverings inside buildings and buses. You can find more information on the order here and anyone that needs a mask can request one here. This is a common sense requirement to slow the spread of COVID and I'm grateful that the order was issued.

  • Partisan Primary Election August 11 - The primary election for state offices will be on Tuesday, August 11. The Cap Times held candidate forums for the senate and assembly races that cover the majority of District 15. You can find the assembly forum here (currently Rep. Sargent) and the senate forum here (currently Sen. Miller). Anyone wanting to request an absentee ballot should do so soon. Info from the Clerk's office on absentee voting can be found here.

  • Dane County Jail Project - In the context of turning a critical eye to our current law enforcement and criminal justice systems, County Supervisor Elizabeth Doyle has introduced a resolution to address systemic racism in the Dane County criminal justice system. The resolution calls for an immediate halt to the planning, design, architecture, and construction of a new jail facility along with a number of other items. The $150M jail project that was previously approved calls for the construction of a new facility with 922 beds. The current jail population is currently just under 550 and has been as low as 450. You can read the resolution here and see additional information from the sponsor here. This is a very important resolution and I encourage you to learn more about it and contact your county supervisor with questions and opinions. Link to find your supervisor below.

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District 15 residents are represented by four different county supervisors. You can find your county supervisor here.

This Week

  • Criminal Justice System Reform - Several public bodies will take up policing issues this week. Click on the links below to see more details and for links to watch and participate in the discussions:

  • Common Council - You can find the full agenda and links to register your comments here. Some items of potential interest to D15 residents include: 

    • 96 & 96 - Vision Zero project list and resolution
    • 99, 100 & 118 - Three legislative items introduced for referral related to use of tear gas, mace, and other crowd-control practices
    • 110 - Terminating the SRO contract with MMSD
  • Alcohol Licenses - You can find the full agenda and links to register your comments here. D15 items include:

    • 22 - Garver Events - Garver Events is asking to modify it's alcohol license conditions to allow for amplified sound on their north patio.
    • 27 - The Boneyard - This is a new proposed dog park/bar in the Burke Heights neighborhood.
  • Municipal Golf Task Force - You can register to watch and participate in the next Golf Task Force meeting here. You can watch a recording of the previous meeting here (and the 5/18 meeting here).

  • Taxes Due! - Don't forget to file your federal and state taxes by Wednesday, 7/15.

  • Other city meetings: There are a number of other city meetings of possible interest this week: https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/meeting-schedule


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