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
Meeting Reminder, 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program & Highlights for the Week of December 6th
Friends and neighbors,
This message serves as a reminder - tomorrow evening Dane County's Public Works & Transportation Committee will host a public informational meeting regarding the new landfill and sustainability campus that's being proposed in District 16.
When: Tuesday December 7, 2021 5:30pm
Where: Virtual; click HERE to register. Once registered, you will be emailed the meeting information
As a reminder, this proposal is a joint project of both the City of Madison and Dane County. There's a possibility City staff will create additional resources or presentations about this proposal. Should that occur, I will make sure to share the information via blog update and social media.
As of today I've been made aware of a FAQ page Dane County staff has compiled and will continue adding to. The easiest way to access this FAQ is to visit the following document/page:https://landfill.countyofdane.com/documents/PDFs/Sustainability-Campus-FAQs-12.4.21.pdf
Another resource I want to make sure you are aware of is the City's 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program. This annual program is designed to help neighborhoods build capacity, beautify public places and improve the quality of life within neighborhoods, and the City as a whole. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc me to request a required pre-application meeting. As of today the program guidelines nor the application are available on the site but will be by mid-December. More information about the opportunity can be found at https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/2022-neighborhood-grants/3739/
Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of December 6, 2021
Staff Reports on Reindahl Park and the Men's Shelter
The City-County Homeless Issues Committee will receive City staff updates on Reindahl Park and the men's shelter at its meeting on Monday.
Public Hearing on Amended 2022 Public Housing Agency Annual Plan
The Community Development Authority is holding a public hearing on the amended 2022 Public Housing Agency (PHA) Annual Plan at its meeting on Wednesday.
MPD Strategic Plan Proposal, OIR Recommendations Progress Report, MMSD Safety
The Public Safety Review Committee is discussing several items of note regarding the Madison Police Department and policing in Madison at its meeting on Wednesday.
For more information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here
Events, activities, seminars, etc.
- Andi Cloud invites Madison residents to hunt for a hand-made medallion in City of Madison parks. The clear, acrylic medallion has the Great Seal of the Ho-Chunk Nation engraved and is hidden within a City of Madison public park. Clues will be published online starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021. A new clue will appear daily through Friday, December 10, 2021, unless the medallion is found before that date. The person who finds the medallion will get to keep it and will also win a $50 gift card! Learn more about how to participate.
- In partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival, author Patty Loew will appear live on Crowdcast on December 9 at 7pm to discuss her book, Seventh Generation Earth Ethics, and the increasing pressures to turn Indigenous lands into "sacrifice zones"--geographic areas that are permanently affected by environmental damage.
- Two Madison Public Library locations are offering FREE tech repair for tablets, laptops, and phones! Drop-in programs hosted at Lakeview and Meadowridge Libraries. Learn more here.
- Helpful sewers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free, onsite mending services at Central Library every Thursday, from 10am – 12pm throughout December and January (not available December 23). They can mend clothing, coats, and any other fabric-related repairs, with the exception of zippers. No sign-up required! Drop in anytime.
Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.
- The Madison Police Department is launching a new tool to help improve communication between officers and the community, all through the touch of your fingertips. Starting Wednesday, the department will use SPIDR Tech, a service that sends text messages to smartphone users who call 911 or the department's non-emergency line. The Madison Police Department is the first agency in the state of Wisconsin to use this type of technology. Learn more here.
- The City of Madison Streets Division is happy to announce a new item we can place into our recycling containers. Madison residents can now recycle empty and dry paper cups. This includes takeout coffee cups and paper fast food cups. Learn more here.
Save the Date
- On Tuesday, December 14, Andi Cloud wraps up her Storyteller Residency by getting personal! The virtual event, Being Hinu: Growing Up Ho-Chunk in the 20th Century, will provide a look into Andi's life, including pivotal moments where she learned her tribe's ways and started to define what the Ho-Chunk life means to her. Register here.
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