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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

Supply Drive, Maher postponed, Milwaukee Rezoning - D15 Update 1/31/21

January 31, 2021 2:46 PM

The Hiestand Park neighborhood is stepping up to welcome new families into the old Karmenta building in mid-March. Maggie Weiser has been in contact with the Salvation Army and has kicked off a supply drive for items that families will need. You can find a list of the needed supplies here and can contact Maggie at with questions or to arrange a drop off.

Last Week 

Weapons offense in the 4200 block of Maher Ave

One subject was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and a person of interest was taken into police custody following a weapons offense in the Lake Edge neighborhood on Friday. The investigation is active and ongoing. If anyone has information on this incident, please contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014 or on the web at

Dempsey/Davies/Maher reconstruction project postponed to 2022

The Dempsey/Davies/Maher reconstruction project originally planned for this year will be postponed to next year. While these streets are in serious need of reconstruction, I supported the delay in order to give staff more time to work on a revised design for Maher. There were a number of concerns expressed with the original proposed design at the public information meeting and I have encouraged staff to consider an alternative design that can provide for safe and comfortable conditions for pedestrians without such significant impacts on the street tree canopy.

Spring primary election

The spring primary election is Tuesday, February 16.  Find out everything you need to know about voter ID, voting absentee, voter registration, where you vote and more on the City Clerk's Elections & Voting page.  If you have election questions, please email 

D15 voters will only have one race on the primary ballot - State Superintendent of Public Instruction. You can read candidate statements and watch a candidate forum at the League of Women Voters website here to help you decide. 

Other city updates:

This Week

Chief of Police swearing-in ceremony

Dr. Shon F. Barnes will be sworn in as the 30th chief of police for the City of Madison on Monday. You can find all the details, including a link to the live-stream here.

Milwaukee Street rezoning

Approval of a rezoning map amendment will be in front of the common council on Tuesday for action. This would update the current Industrial zoning for the area currently occupied by Amazon to prevent industrial uses in the future. You can find all the details including how to register and provide comment here

Public Health Violence Prevention Unit Updates

The Board of Health for Madison and Dane County will be receiving an update on the activities of the Public Health Violence Prevention Unit at its meeting on Wednesday. Find the meeting details here.

Police Civilian Oversight Board Begins Preparation for Independent Police Monitor (IM) Hiring Process

The Police Civilian Oversight Board is meeting on Thursday to begin training and preparation for the Independent Monitor hiring process. Find the meeting 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.

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