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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

Contact Information

Council Office

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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District 19 Blog

Highlights for the Week of January 24, 2022

January 23, 2022 5:17 PM

Events

  • On Tuesday, January 25, join in community for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of her award-winning work investigating racial injustice and the consequences of slavery in American history. Learn more about this free event here.

 

Announcements

  • The Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept. has a limited supply of free native plants that are available for use in school or community projects within Dane County that benefit water quality and education. Plants for the fall cycle are grown by volunteers. Plants will be available for pick up in late summer. To find out more about the program please visit the program website.

  • The dogs who protect and patrol the Madison community are in need of your help. The Madison Police Department K-9 unit is launching a fundraiser for new bulletproof vests for its six patrol dogs. Learn more and find out how to donate here.

  • The City of Madison is seeking to fund proposals in 2022 that support community partners in their work delivering direct assistance to undocumented individuals and families as they cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are due by 12:00 noon on January 28, 2022. Learn more here.

  • Remember that the deadline to contact staff for the 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program pre-app meeting has been extended to January 31, 2022. Do not miss this opportunity and meet with us to discuss ideas! Final deadline to apply for a grant is February 7, 2022, 4:30pm.

 

Save the Date

  • Madison Arts Commission annual grants of up to $3,000 to support art projects and a new special grant program called "Artists at Work" in the amount of $15,000 - $29,000 to support job creation for the creative sector will soon be open. Stay tuned! Opportunities will come to this webpage in February.

  • The City of Madison Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) has proposed revisions to Madison's Historic Preservation Ordinance for local historic districts. These ordinance changes will apply to all properties in the Mansion Hill, Third Lake Ridge, Marquette Bungalows, University Heights, and First Settlement local historic districts. The Common Council-appointed Committee is now seeking additional public input before finalizing the draft ordinance. Three public meetings have been scheduled to provide an overview of the proposed changes and an opportunity to comment on the draft ordinance. The scheduled public meetings and their respective topics are listed below:
    • All Districts / General Public Meeting: Thursday, February 3 - 6:30 pm
    • Development Professionals + Contractors Meeting: Monday, February 7 - noon
    • New Construction Meeting: Thursday, February 10 - 6:30 pm

These will be virtual meetings and the public is invited to attend any of them. Participants will need to register in advance using instructions posted on the project website.

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