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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Highlights for Week of June 21 including ARPA Funds, CARES, Rental Assistance, and Office Hours

June 20, 2021 4:28 PM

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 21, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Finance Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing allocation of ARPA funds at its meeting on Monday at 4:30pm.

Oakwood Village's Skilled Nursing Facility

Oakwood Village's application will be in front of the Plan Commission on Monday at 5:30

This project will also be in front of the Common Council for final approval on 7/6/21.

C.A.R.E.S. Public Information Session

Get a first look at Madison's proposed mobile response team for mental health emergencies. It's called C.A.R.E.S.: Community Alternative Response Emergency Services.

We want your feedback! Join us for a listening session on Tuesday, June 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesday, 6/23/2021 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

I'll also be hosting virtual office hours on 6/23. Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You can register in advance or the day of.

Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small waiting period in a meeting lobby. If you don't want to use Zoom, I will be answering calls (608-912-0000) during this time as long as I'm not speaking with someone else. 


For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here


Events, activities, seminars, etc.

  • Madison Music City : Make Music Madison is a one-day, city-wide, free, outdoor music festival held annually on the Summer Solstice (June 21). The goal is to generate a continuous wall of music as people walk around participating spaces. "Music" is whatever live sound an individual or group wishes to produce, and whatever the hosting space accepts. The festival is inclusionary in terms of genres, ethnicities, styles of music, skill levels of musicians, and in the use of public and private spaces throughout our community. Madison started participating in this global celebration of music on Friday, June 21, 2013. There now are over 450 communities around the world celebrating the Summer Solstice with a music festival.

    Musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions-from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock-will perform in public places like sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, bus transfer points, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names.

    For more information and to sign up for announcements, visit the Make Music Madison

  • City Fleet Building Ribbon Cutting, Open House: The City invites the community to a grand opening and ribbon cutting at the City's state-of-the-art Fleet Facility, 3:30 p.m., June 22, at its new location, 4151 Nakoosa Trail, Madison, Wis. In addition to a formal ribbon cutting, remarks from City and State leaders, there will also be live music from local musicians, Madison food cart vendors, guided tours of the new facility to show its use and sustainability features and electric vehicle ride and drive opportunities. The family-friendly, educational event is free to attend. More details.

  • Madison Public Library, Be Well Madison and Wisconsin Mujer, are hosting a series of events centered on health and wellness titled Live Well @ Your Library. Events will take place the 4th Sunday of each month in different Madison Public Library Neighborhoods from June-August, and will focus on themes of Reflection, Renewal, Restoration and Celebration. The first event will be June 27 at Pinney Branch Library.  In September, a full-day culminating event will take place at Central Library to go along with the Celebration theme and end the series.  Learn more here.

  • Madison Dane Day of Reflection: The past 15 months have been like none other in recorded human history. They have taken their toll in ways we have yet to truly acknowledge, articulate and sometimes even allow ourselves to feel. None of us has been untouched by the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and widespread systemic injustice and violence toward Black, Indigenous and people of color.  On Friday, June 18, through Friday, June 25, you're invited to take some time to pause, remember and reflect on our collective trauma. It is hoped that people, organizations, and businesses across Madison and Dane County choose to intentionally mark the day in some way in a shared Day of Reflection. This could range from journaling or taking some moments of silence by yourself or with friends, family and colleagues to hosting a small, appropriately distanced gathering, candlelight vigil or walk of some sort. It could be through art or through demonstration. The choice is yours. Simply stop and shift your gaze to all we have been through together.  Humbly offered by participants of the City of Madison's Neighborhood Resource Teams



  • Upcoming, public-facing COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics, as organized by Public Health Madison & Dane County:
  • Monday, June 21: Jason Glenn Hair Salon, 12pm-7 pm
  • Tuesday, June 22: Waunakee Library, 3pm-6 pm. This is a dose 2 clinic; people needing 1st doses are also welcome.
  • Wednesday, June 23: Middleton Outreach Ministry, 10 am-1 pm

You can find details and see a map of all upcoming public clinics on the Public Health website.  Public Health Madison & Dane County's COVID-19 Data Snapshot is released every Thursday. You can read their weekly blog post for a summary of the week's data.


Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • Testing and vaccination operations at Alliant Energy Center are ending on June 26.  Read more here.

  • In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, Madison Public Library is celebrating with inclusive events, an all-new LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide, and booklists and book displays in libraries.  Learn more and register for the events here.
  • Monona Terrace resumed public tours on June 17.  Click here to learn more about dates and hours.
  • Mayor Rhodes-Conway proposes millions in federal funds to support housing, shelter, businesses, youth, and violence prevention. Learn more here.
  • The eviction moratorium is set to expire June 30, and it is not anticipated to be extended further. Assistance is available to eligible households who owe back rent through Dane CORE.  The income eligibility limit for households has been increased from 60% of County Median Income to 80%. Click here for more information about Dane CORE and to apply for assistance.  Don't have access to the internet?  Call 608-257-0006.


Save the Date

  • A virtual public information meeting has been scheduled for the Spring Harbor Watershed Study for 6 p.m., June 30, via Zoom. Registration prior is required. There will also be focus group break outs to ask questions and join a dialogue with City engineers about specific parts of the watershed.
    June 30, 2021 Public Information Meeting Registration 

  • The Madison Senior Center welcomes guests back to the building on July 13, 2021, at reduced capacity.  Read more here.

  • Downtown Madison businesses are excited to share the return of Maxwell Street Days to State Street.  This year's event, now in its 44th year, expands from three days to four, July 15 – July 18.  Click here for hours and a list of the 60+ participating businesses.

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out:

-Keith F


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