Council Vice President
Alder Jael Currie,
Council Vice President
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Currie’s Updates
Week of October 25, 2021
Greetings friends and neighbors,
Fall, pumpkin spice and everything nice is truly among us! Below are updates for the week.
2022 Operating Budget
The Finance Committee will be discussing amendments to the 2022 Executive Operating Budget at its meeting (tomorrow), Monday October 25th. The discussion will include one amendment (#17) that looks to add paramedic positions to the Fire Department to staff an ambulance at Station #14. Click on the links below to view the agenda and/or register for the meeting.
Stop the Shootings: End Gun Violence in Madison
Join Focused Interruption Coalition Founder and CEO Anthony Cooper Sr. as he hosts a virtual community event with David Muhammed, to discuss the Gun Violence Reduction Strategy, which has reduced gun violence by up to 60% in cities across the country since 1996. Stop the Shootings - End Gun Violence in Madison: Gun Violence Reduction Strategy will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at 6:30pm virtually via Zoom. Register here.
MPD's Community Academy
The Madison Police Department is now accepting applications to the Community Academy. The Community Academy is a program designed to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the values, goals, and operations of the City of Madison Police Department. The objective of the Academy is to help build a positive relationship between the Madison Police Department and the community, while improving the lines of communication with the members it serves. This experience allows community members the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our Police Department. Click here for more information, including the required application and waiver forms.
Beginning Monday October 25th, the City of Madison will move to the last location this year of speed changes to support the Vision Zero initiative. This final reduction for 2021 will occur on two sections of Cottage Grove Road. Learn more here.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
City staff will be discussing the Downtown BRT line and station locations at a public information meeting on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. You can also view recordings of past meetings:
October 7th - 30% Eastside East-West Line Routes & Stations
October 14th – 30% Westside East-West Line Route & Stations
For information about additional meetings scheduled for this week please click here.
Be well and have a great week!
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