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Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

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Home Address:

5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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

Tag: capital budget

In defense of the Edgewater TIF

On Monday the Board of Estimates will consider 13 amendments to the Mayor's proposed 2012 Capital Budget. Among them is one I submitted that would restore the full $16M funding for a TIF loan for the Edgewater project. The amendment is co-sponsored by nine of my colleagues. This amendment is … [read more]

City Budget Week: Things to watch

This week the Common Council will be finalizing the 2012 city budget. I won't bore you with the whole document (which is available here), but do want to highlight a few items that are important or that I'm directly involved in, and solicit your input. Overall, I think the budget is pretty … [read more]

2012 City Budget Recap

The 2012 city budget has been passed and signed. Here's a quick summary of the amendments I highlighted in my previous post and the results of those amendments. Capital Budget Amendment 1: Remodel Fire Station #2 (Grand Canyon Drive) This amendment passed on a voice vote, meaning … [read more]

Neighborhood news and notes for April 10

Hello everyone, he's an update on news and events in District 19. University Crossing Phase 2 Phase 2 received final approval from the Urban Design Commission last week and from the Plan Commission last night. The project will be before the common council next Tuesday 4/17 for it's … [read more]

Neighborhood news and notes for September 8

[Edited 9/11/12 1:11 PM to correct capital budget link.] Hello Neighbors, Here's what's up in and around District 19. (Some) Road Construction Winding Up With a lot of area streets under construction, getting around has been a bit of a challenge. The good news is that many of … [read more]

New Midtown police district likely to move forward

I know many of you are interested in the fate of the proposed Midtown police district station on Mineral Point Road, and I'm sure some of you are planning to come and testify at tonight's City Council public hearing on the 2016 budget to support the proposal. While you are of course welcome to … [read more]

Upcoming meetings of interest

Hello Neighbors, Happy October! Please mark your calendars for these upcoming meetings: Monday, Oct. 3, Madison Police Community Forum with Chief Koval 7:00PM, Good Shepherd Church, 5701 Raymond Road Come hear what's on the chief's mind and let him know what's on yours. Thursday, … [read more]

Reminder: Budget Listening Session on Thursday

Thursday, Oct. 13, Alders' Budget Listening Session 6:30PM, Our Redeemer Church, 1702 McKenna Boulevard Alders McKinney, King, Skidmore, Gruber and I are holding a joint public listening session in anticipation of the upcoming annual city budget process. There will be a presentation on the … [read more]

2019 Capital and Operating Budget

On Tuesday, November 13 (and November 14, if necessary), the Common Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and adopt a capital and operating budget for 2019. For those interested, this is post provides details on what's happened so far and what's next. The City of Madison has a … [read more]

Budget Amendment for 2019 Citywide Flood Mitigation

I am sponsoring, along with Alders Martin, Carter, McKinney, and Phair, a budget amendment for the 2019 Capital Budget to help start the long process of implementing flood mitigation. This amendment addresses some of the infrastructure deficiencies that have been brought to light after … [read more]

Monday Office Hours, Thanksgiving Trash Collection, Alternate Side Parking, Budget & New Midtown Police Blog

I wanted to send out a few updates as we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday week. This update includes information about my open office hours this week, refuse and recycling collection schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday, alternate side parking reminder, the budget and the launch of a new … [read more]

2020 Capital and Operating Budget

On Tuesday, November 12 (and November 13 & 14, if necessary), the Common Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and adopt a capital and operating budget for 2020. For those interested, this is post provides details on what's happened so far and what's next. The City of Madison … [read more]

2020 Budget

The Common Council concluded the City's annual budgeting process at meetings last week (11/12 & 11/13). The Council adopted amended versions of both the Capital and Operating budgets. The adopted budget results in an increase in tax levy and a 25.1% decrease in borrowing as compared to 2019. … [read more]

System Reform Efforts, Public Safety and Budget Update

I wanted to provide an update on some important City issues during this incredibly challenging time in our community. As we grapple with a pandemic which is causing great upheaval to everyone's lives, Alders are challenged with doing our part to help with recovery, an extremely difficult … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow, Halloween, Budget and Voting Update

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours tomorrow (Wednesday) morning from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Learn more about my September office hours here. Halloween I've been asked recently what Public Health's guidance is for Halloween. Here's some information: Public Health … [read more]

2021 Capital and Operating Budget

On Tuesday, November 10 (and November 11 & 12, if necessary), the Common Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and adopt a capital and operating budget for 2021. For those interested, this is post provides details on what's happened so far and what's next. The City of Madison … [read more]

2021 Budget, Salt Route Changes, Madison City Channel on Roku

City Passes 2021 Budget with Lowest Levy Increase in Five Years Last week the Madison Common Council approved the 2021 Capital and Operating Budgets. The Council adopted a $166.4 million Capital Budget and a $349.5 million Operating Budget that was about $28,000 below the allowable levy … [read more]

September Office Hours, Capital Budget and Other Highlights for the Week of August 30

September Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Wednesday, September 22nd (virtually) 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 … [read more]

2022 Capital Budget, Redistricting and Other Highlights for the Week of September 6

L’shana tova to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah this week. Due to Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah, there are less City meetings this week than usual. 2022 Executive Capital Budget On August 31, Mayor Rhodes-Conway released the 2022 Executive Capital Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan … [read more]

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