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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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Feb Office Hours, Spring Election, Watershed Studies and Highlights for the Week of January 31, 2022

January 30, 2022 1:50 PM

February Office Hours

I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, February 15, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER

Please use the registration above 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. 

If you have a question, concern, or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but Thursday doesn't work for you, you can e-mail me.

Spring Election

The City of Madison will not have a Spring Primary Election in 2022 because no office on the Spring Election ballot has enough candidates to require a primary. The next election is the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 5th (7am to 8pm)

Due to redistricting, ward numbers have changed.

District 19 Wards map

The Council also recently approved new/updated voting locations:

Ward Voting Location
91 Asbury United Methodist, 6101 University Ave
92 Wellspring United Methodist, 5702 South Hill Dr
93 Lussier Community Education Ctr, 55 S Gammon Rd
94 Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Rd
95 Our Redeemer Lutheran, 1701 McKenna Blvd
96 Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd

You can verify your voting location at

If you aren't registered to vote, learn more on the Clerk's site. If you wish to vote absentee, be sure to request a ballot.

30-Day Deadline: Comment On First Flood Solution Models

The community has 30 days to give feedback on the first three final draft reports of watershed study models, which are posted online and propose potential solutions to flooding issues.

The first three draft reports focus on watershed studies on the City's west side: Spring Harbor, Stricker's/Mendota and Wingra West.

A watershed is a land area that drains rainfall runoff (or stormwater) to a single outlet, or "discharge point." The discharge point can be a lake, river, ditch, or storm sewer outfall. The City of Madison is divided into 22 major watersheds. Of the 22 watersheds, 17 have a watershed study underway. The three final draft reports are the first of all watersheds to be released.

Give Feedback

The public should review the draft final report posted on each of the watershed study webpages, then email the specific project manager for the watershed study listed on its webpage. [ More details ]

Draft Metro Transit Network Redesign

The Transportation Policy and Planning Board is discussing the draft Metro Transit Network Redesign Plan at its meeting on Monday.


Fire Chief Hiring Process

The Police and Fire Commission will be discussing the fire chief hiring process at its meeting on Tuesday.

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



  • Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Face Covering Emergency Order #7, effective at 12:01am on February 1, 2022, immediately after the current order expires. Order #7 mirrors the requirements in Order #6. The Dane County Order requires face coverings among people ages two and older when in most enclosed spaces open to the public where other people are present. The order will expire on March 1, 2022. Please see the news release and Emergency Order #7 for details.

  • The City of Madison Food Policy Council announces the 2022 SEED Grants cycle to address food access issues in our community. SEED Grants are small grants designed to support new and recently emerging projects or programs that support access to healthy food in our community. Learn more here.

  • The City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division is again looking to hire a number of qualified candidates to work part-time as a School Crossing Guard for the remainder of the school year. The position is an integral part of safe walking and biking to school. Crossing Guards help children safely cross the street and serve as a visual reminder to drivers to slow down and follow traffic laws. Learn more and find out how to apply here.

  • 2022 is off to a frigid start. It is important for home and business owners to protect their water pipes from freezing or bursting during our coldest time of year. Read more here.

  • What's Canoe With You? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Recovery of a 1,200-Year-Old Canoe from Lake Mendota, Wisconsin - Now on YouTube! - Earlier this month, the Archaeology Program staff of the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Charles E. Brown Chapter of the Wisconsin Archeological Society hosted a webcast where they pulled back the curtain and gave a behind the scenes look at the recent discovery and raising of a Late Woodland dugout canoe from Lake Mendota.  It included strange rocks, gushing hoses, wild weather, drones, peach pits, and curious neighbors! I found the presentation to be incredibly educational and enjoyable. I can't recommend it enough. It was about an hour and 45 minutes and is now available on YouTube, which is easier to watch than the previously shared link:


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