Alder Samba Baldeh
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Inadvertent Special Assessment Notices, Early Voting & More
Inadvertent Special Assessment Notices Sent
A number of Madison residents may have recently received a letter from the City of Madison Finance Department indicating they are being charged a special assessment for an unpaid reinspection fee. This letter was sent in error, as the notice was generated by mistake.
All of the charges have been reversed. A letter is being sent out advising recipients to disregard the Special Assessment notice. A corrected bill will be sent out if any fees are due.
Poll Worker Recruitment Information
The City of Madison needs your help facilitating the right to vote on Tuesday, November 6! The City Clerk's Office needs to fill over 3,000 poll worker shifts for Election Day. Hundreds of vacancies remain unfilled.
Poll workers are paid an hourly living wage of $13.01. There are three shifts available: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, 1 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., or 6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Poll workers will also be paid to attend one hour of training.
Poll workers must be eligible to vote in Dane County: at least 18 years old, a United States citizen, a resident of the county for at least 10 days, and not disqualified from voting.Sign up online here. Working at the polls is a rewarding way to give back to the community.
Early Voting has Began
For details on where to vote please visit the In-Person Absentee Voting Hours and Locations. You will need to present ID to receive an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you may register to vote, with proof of residence, at any absentee voting location.
The offices and candidates on the ballot for your address are listed here
CITY OF MADISON - JEFFREY CLAY ERLANGER CIVILITY IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AWARD
The City of Madison invites you to submit nominations for its annual JEFFREY CLAY ERLANGER CIVILITY IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AWARD. This award honors Jeffrey Clay Erlanger, who was an individual of integrity, passion, intelligence, and civility. Jeff understood that thoughtful and caring people could have very different views on how to best address our community's many complex issues and problems. Jeff, who died on June 10, 2007, spent a significant part of his life committed to public service, focusing on constructive advocacy and civil debate, fairness, openness, and effective representation. He embraced the similarities that unite us.
Today, more than ever, we must take a stand, as Jeff did, for civil conversations and, by example, show others how to disagree without yelling, name-calling and open hostility. This is a time in our country when we are divided; neighbors, coworkers and even family members do not speak to one another. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor Jeff's legacy - the legacy of a man who worked with others in an honorable and respectful manner regardless of political affiliation, religious belief, age, race, sexual orientation or any of the many other differences that contribute to our growing lack of civility.
Jeff served on the City of Madison's Economic Development Commission; he was chair of the Commission on People with Disabilities; chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Living Alliance; and ran for the Madison Common Council in 2002. He also held a number of other significant positions in the community. One of his greatest accomplishments was his successful push for the accessible taxicab service in Madison today.
Nominations must be submitted on the nomination application and returned to:
Attn: Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award Nomination Committee
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 403
Madison, WI 53703
Nomination forms may be submitted via fax at 608-267-8671 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Please include "Erlanger Award" in the subject line of email communications.
All nominations must be received no later than 4:30pm, on Friday, November 02, 2018.
For details, questions or requests for additional application forms should be directed to the
Mayor's Office at 608-266-4611. Information is also available on the City's website.
As you may note we are in the budget period and right now reviewing Operating Budget. Amendments for the Operating Budget are due tomorrow by EOD.
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