Greetings everyone!

I hope you've all been enjoying the warmer weather! We're getting into the heart of summer, so please make sure to check your cars for children and pets. It only takes 10 minutes in a hot car, so keep your loved ones safe. 

Just a little bit about the past week

Pictures from Pride Flag Raising at the Capitol

Last week, I was honored to take part in the raising of the Pride Flag at the Capitol. It was full of love and wonderful moments. That evening, I joined the Dane County Board of Supervisors to speak on the Pride Resolution. Thanks to the Eastmorland Neighborhood Association for organizing the Pride Picnic on Saturday. It was so lovely to see everyone. Thanks to all of the people who came out to support our community and to celebrate who we are and our contributions to this great city.

District 3 Alder Derek Field’s blog this week,  Recap of Interstate Design Neighborhood Meetings with WisDOT and City of Madison Transportation and Planning staff provides a really useful overview of the status of planning for several interchanges.Last week, approximately 30 people attended the neighborhood meeting with Chris Houden of Willow Partners and his team regarding 702 E Washington. The meeting was recorded on the city's YouTube channel, I will post the link when I find it. Stay tuned for another meeting. 

This week's Common Council Agenda is here and here are the update pages for projects in our district

Atwood Project
Dempsey/Davies Project begins in June
Hudson, Miller, Willard, Center, Sommers Reconstruction begins in June

Coming up:

  • Voit Property Update will be held June 13th @ 6:30pm on Zoom 
    You can register for the event here
  • In Person Office Hours: Join me at Pinney Library Friday June 9th at 1pm. If you have specific things you'd like to chat about you can fill out this form.
  • Monday June 12, Alder Rummel and I will be holding a neighborhood meeting at 6:30p regarding the request by The Atwood bar to open a rear yard patio. REGISTER HERE.
  • June 22nd we'll have an information session with the develpers for Royster Commons at 6:30pm. This will also be updated once I have a zoom link.
  • June 26th: Join Lake Edge Neighborhood Association at Breese Stevens field for an evening with the Forward FC playing the South Georgia Tormenta FC! Every ticket purchased will return $5 to LENA. We will use all this money for a donation later in the year! We will all be sitting in section 112 together.
    Purchase Tickets Here
Forward and Lake Edge Neighborhood Association


and finally, I'd like to thank you all again for your patience as I adapt. I try to get back as qucikly as possible.

Have a wonderful week!
Ald. Dina Nina


Meeting & Event Highlights for the Week of June 5, 2023

**Metro’s complete route redesign is coming up fast on Sunday, June 11, 2023**  
Metro Ride Guides are out on the streets to help you!

New Stops

Look for bus stops signs to be updated next week with new lettered routes. There are a number of bus stop locations that will remain the same, but receive an updated bus stop sign. Those signs will keep the same bus ID number. That ID number can be used to plan both old and new trips. It can also continue to be used when contacting Metro’s call center with specific bus stop questions.

Transfer Points

Metro’s North, East, and West transfer points will close on Sunday, June 11. The North Transfer Point park and ride will also close with the start of new service. A complete list of available park and rides are available at

Plan Your Trip with Metro Staff

Come meet with Metro staff at a number of upcoming community events to plan your trip and learn more about new service. A complete list of events is available at:

Look for Ride Guides Out on the Street!

Metro staff are now visiting transfer points, stop locations and out riding buses to answer questions and help plan trips. Look for Ride Guides in bright yellow vests. Ride Guides will be out on the street first thing on June 11 to help passengers get where they need to go on Metro’s newly designed routes.

More Information

Plan your new trip now on Google Maps, the Transit App or at

Otherwise, contact Metro’s customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or Call center hours will be extended next week! Starting Thursday, June 8, representatives will be available from 5:30 am until 10:00 pm. Extended hours are expected to last through Friday, June 24 or as call volumes warrant.



  • Common Council: The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in hybrid format. Agenda items includes recognizing and commemorating June 19, 2023, as Juneteenth in Madison, Wisconsin; a resolution adopting a Public Participation Plan for the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Interim Update (2023); and more. 



  • WisDOT Madison Beltline Study, Wednesday, June 7, 2023: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region is hosting two public involvement meetings for the Madison Beltline Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Study. The meetings will provide an update on the status of the study and gather input.



  • East Side Farmers' Market, Tuesday, June 6, 2023: The Eastside Farmers' Market is Madison Wisconsin’s finest weekday farmers' market. Our goal is to bring the freshest Wisconsin grown food direct to the heart of the East side. Our vendor members are agricultural producers and food artisans who make value added products from Wisconsin's agricultural bounty.
  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday Market, Wednesday, June 7, 2023: The Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in between the Madison Municipal Building and the City County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers’ Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • The Capitol View Farmers’ Market, Wednesday, June 7, 2023: The Capitol View Farmers Market is returning to the North Star Neighborhood! Join us each Wednesday (May 31-October 11, 2023) from 3:00-7:00pm to support local farmers and vendors, enjoy live music and food carts, and make the most of summer in Madison!
  • Madison Night Market, Thursday, June 8, 2023: Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison's unique and inspiring creative culture.
  • Madison Bike Week Celebration, Friday, June 9, 2023: Join other local cyclists in celebrating the end to Bike Week. Free drinks, food carts, and fun for the whole family.
  • Safety Saturday On the Square, Saturday, June 10, 2023: Fun for the whole family! Join us the Madison Fire Department, Madison Gas & Electric, and other partners for Safety Saturday on the Capitol Square (North and South Pinckney Street & East Washington Avenue).
  • Sticker's Pond Volunteer Day, Saturday, June 10, 2023: Madison Parks is seeking volunteers in conservation to assist in removing invasive plants in Sticker's Pond Conservation Park. Participants will learn plant identification, conservation methods, ecological restoration efforts and methods, as well as park history.
  • SummerPalooza, Saturday, June 10, 2023: SummerPalooza includes free museum admission along with exciting activities and live entertainment just off the Capitol Square.
  • Marquette Waterfront Festival, Saturday, June 10, 2023: Marquette Waterfront Festival kicks off the summer on the eastside with two stages featuring some of the very best local bands and national touring acts, along with vendors from favorite local restaurants, craft beer and wine, kids' games, and craft vendors and the Fools' Flotilla.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures – Owen, Saturday, June 10, 2023: Walk in the Woods ~ Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society,  and the Friends of Owen Conservation Park . Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Owen Conservation Park are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, year-round 2:30-4pm. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.
  • Marquette Waterfront Festival, Sunday, June 11, 2023: Marquette Waterfront Festival kicks off the summer on the eastside with two stages featuring some of the very best local bands and national touring acts, along with vendors from favorite local restaurants, craft beer and wine, kids' games, and craft vendors and the Fools' Flotilla.



Streets Division Updates

With warmer weather comes an increase in large item pickup. Here’s a review of how large item pickup works now.

  • You have to submit a work order to get on the pickup schedule.  Work orders can filled out at
  • Put the items out on the set-out Sunday you chose on the work order.  Do not set them out early – crews will not arrive before your set-out date.
  • Collection of large items occurs sometime during the work week following the set-out Sunday you choose.  It could be as early as 6:30am on Monday, so get the items out anytime on the Sunday you selected.
  • What about that neighbor with a pile of stuff out for a long time?  You have two options if speaking with the neighbor is not possible:
  • Contact Building Inspection at 608-266-4551. Building Inspection is the code enforcement agency. They can see if a property has a work order or not. They can require property owners to get a work order, and fine those who choose not to follow their guidance. 
  • Create a work order for your neighbor.  While this means your neighbor may not learn about the work order system, it does guarantee that they would be on the schedule for pickup. 
  • Large items can also be taken to a drop-off site.  Drop-off sites are different, so check the drop-off page before loading your car.
  • Some items have fees that must be paid before dropping them off.  More about the fees can be found on the Streets large item website.
  • When in doubt, contact the Streets Division and we’ll help. 


Category: Weekly Update