Transit-Oriented Development and Highlights for the Week of May 9, 2022posted
The Planning Division, in collaboration with Zoning staff, is working to implement a 2018 Comprehensive Plan call for implementation of "Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) overlay zoning" along planned BRT and other high-frequency transit corridors to "create development intensity minimums, reduce parking requirements, and support transit use." For more information, and to sign up for Wednesday, May 11 and Monday, May 16 public meetings on this effort, please visit the project web page.Common Council Meeting
The Common Council will meet virtually at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 10.
- Low Mow May resolution
- See this presentation for why turf specialists recommend Low Mow rather than No Mow May
- Conversion of certain roadway medians to turf or concrete. City FAQ.
- Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) loan program
- 2022 Update to the Comprehensive Plan
The Board of Public Works (BPW) will hold a Public Hearing on the 2022 Resource Recovery Special Charge at its meeting on Wednesday, May 11. The BPW meeting begins at 4:30pm. The Public Hearings begin at 5:30pm.
There is an FAQ page on the Streets Division website explaining it here.
For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting schedule.Other News
- Fresh water is Earth's most precious resource. We all use it every day and can all have an impact on the ability to provide reliable supplies of clean water now and for future generations. On June 14 and June 21, participate in a two-session course to become a steward of our local waters. Water Steward is developed in partnership with Sustain Dane, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, the Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership, the Madison Water Utility, and the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department. Learn more and register for the course here.
- The City of Madison Officially Recognized as a Vision Zero Community
- Mayor Rhodes Conway, Council President Furman and Vice President Currie Statement on the Leak of Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade
- Lilada Gee's "I AM JOY" distributed to local children - Madison Arts Commission coordinates effort to get free copies into the hands of more youth
- Storytelling Event Encourages Essential Workers to Share Their Experiences on the Mic - A Madison Public Library Takeover Event
- Applications Being Accepted to Fill Third Aldermanic District Vacancy
- Applications Being Accepted to Fill Twentieth Aldermanic District Vacancy
From the Mayor:
For more than 20 years, United Way of Dane County has recognized outstanding volunteers in our community through the Community Volunteer Awards. In 2022, they will be accepting nominations through May 13. Nominate a volunteer today! Tell them about an individual, group, nonprofit or business who is behind the scenes, giving their time and energy to support Dane County.
Madison Parks is aware of the boat launch navigation issues at Olbrich Park. As in previous years, they are advising boaters to use caution navigating the narrowed channel where the Starkweather Creek meets Lake Monona due to low lake levels and creek sediment. Read more here, including recommended alternate launch sites. You may also want to visit the Parks Division's boat launch website.
The City of Madison is now accepting applicants for the first Youth Poet Laureate. The City of Madison, the Madison Arts Commission, and Madison Poet Laureate Angela Trudell Vasquez announce the establishment of a Youth Poet Laureate Program to recognize a youth under the age of twenty for their literary achievements. With this initiative, Madison will become a member of the National Youth Poet Laureate program, which honors talented poets from ages of thirteen (13) through nineteen (19) and provides for competitive opportunities for young people to showcase their literary art on the regional and national stage. Learn more here, and find the Youth Poet Laureate application here.
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