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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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District 19 Blog

Tag: police

Say farewell to Capt. Lengfeld with a listening sesson Nov. 9

After five years as captain of the west police district, Jay Lengfeld is moving to a new position. MPD does these reassignments regularly for cross-training and to keep their command staff fresh. Please come say thank you to the captain for his service to our district and discuss any issues … [read more]

District News and Notes for March 1

Hello everyone, he's an update on news and events in District 19. University Avenue construction survival meeting Just a quick reminder about this meeting tonight at 6pm at Asbury Church. Details here. Construction starts in just a few weeks! Capital Avenue gunfire Several … [read more]

About Little Manhattan

Last week the Council okayed a liquor license renewal with a number of conditions for Little Manhattan on Odana Road. Since opening in February, Little Manhattan, a karaoke and pool bar, has had several troubling incidents: On March 17, the establishment held a private party, was … [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]


Interested in learning more about the plans and status for the new police district on the west side? Me too! You are invited to a meeting with Madison Police Department representatives and architects Enberg Anderson, who will be presenting an update on the Midtown Police Station project … [read more]

Midtown Police District Update Tonight

You are invited to a meeting with representatives from the Madison Police Department for an update of the site plan, building design, and landscaping of the Midtown Police Station, to be located on the site of the former Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 4018 Mineral Point Road.? Midtown Police … [read more]

Midtown Police District Delayed Again

I am troubled to report that there are more delays for the planned Midtown police station. Despite a clear directive from the council that construction should start in 2016, it was revealed earlier this month that the start date has slipped by a year, to mid-2017, with an opening sometime in … [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]

District 19 News and Notes for November 7, 2016

Hello Neighbors, here's a roundup of news in and affecting our area. West Place redevelopment meeting tonight Please join Ald. Skidmore and myself for a second neighborhood meeting to continue our discussion of the proposal by the Livesey Company for a 22-acre mixed use development on the … [read more]

Two Events This Evening (10/18/2018 - Open Office Hours & MPD Midtown Open House)

Reminder: I will have open office hours at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717 from 4:30-7pm tonight (10/18). Feel free to come by, say hi and pick up a good book to read! Another noteworthy event tonight is an open house at the new Midtown police … [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]

Thursday Office Hours, BRT Kickoff Recap, Police Survey and 2019 Neighborhood Grant Material

This update includes an open office hours reminder, BRT Kickoff Recap, MPD Survey and 2019 Neighborhood Grant Material. Open Office Hours On Thursday evening (1/10/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI … [read more]

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Second Meeting and Midtown District Police Station Open House

Information about two upcoming events: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): Second Meeting Scheduled (5/14) The City of Madison is exploring options for a new East-West BRT line and needs your input to make this project a success! Please give us your feedback a second time and help us … [read more]

Tomorrow Office Hours Reminder, MPD Reminder and Upcoming Beltline Meeting

A reminder that I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Saturday, 7/20) at the Westside Community Market, a safety reminder from the Madison Police Department and an upcoming public information meeting on Beltline improvements. July Office … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow (New Location) and Community Public Safety Meeting on 10/28

A reminder that I'm holding open office hours tomorrow morning (at a new location) and information on an upcoming community public safety meeting. Office Hours In October, I will be holding open office hours twice, including … [read more]

2020 Budget and Madison Police Department

I wanted to share some information to correct some incorrect narratives floating around our community about funding in the proposed 2020 Budget for our excellent Madison Police Department (MPD). Proposed 2020 Budget In the 2020 budget, MPD will see a $5M increase (6.5%). This increase would … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow, University Avenue Meeting, and MPD Survey

A quick reminder about office hours tomorrow morning (Tuesday), information on University Avenue Public Information Meeting No. 2 and a link to Madison Police's Community Survey. Office Hours A reminder that I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at Moka from 7:15 to … [read more]

Supporting President Obama's Call to Action on Police Reform

I'm pledging my support for President Obama's Call to Action which includes reviewing Madison Police Department's (MPD) use-of-force policy and pursuing commonsense policy reforms. I've heard from many residents, listened to the voices of the protesters and recognize our system still has a long … [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]

Search for Next Chief of Police Update

The Police and Fire Commissioners (PFC) is in the process of conducting a search for the next Chief of Police for the City of Madison. Here's more info on the PFC: The Police and Fire Commission is an independent statutory body overseeing the hiring, promotion, discipline, and … [read more]

October Office Hours, Be a Watershed Steward, 6145 Mineral Point Road, Voting, and Public Safety

I will be hosting office hours in October virtually on Wednesday, October 14th (rescheduled from Thursday, October 15th) in the afternoon and Thursday, October 22th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). I'm introducing a slightly different process this month. Please use the … [read more]

National Voter Education Week, Public Safety Items on Tonight's Agenda, Prescribed Burns, Task Force on Government Structure

Celebrate National Voter Education Week The Madison City Clerk's Office encourages voters to celebrate National Voter Education Week, October 5-9. Monday – Be #VoteReady Verify your voter registration at . If you have moved since you last registered, even if it is to … [read more]

Vision Zero: Lower Speed Limit on Gammon Road and Update on New Police Chief Search

Vision Zero: City to Lower Speed Limit on Gammon Road and McKenna Boulevard Beginning Monday, December 7, the City of Madison will move to the next stage of speed changes in this city-wide effort for the Vision Zero initiative. Similar to the recent East Washington Ave, Milwaukee Street, and … [read more]

Public Safety Virtual Meeting: April 8, 2021 at 7pm

This past year has strained everyone, and Madison, like cities all across the country, did see a rise in gun violence and theft. We'll have a conversation about efforts to address the issue in our community on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7pm. I will be joined by: Anthony Cooper Sr, … [read more]

December Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of December 6

December Office Hours I will be hosting office hours this week on Thursday (December 9) 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 … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of January 24, 2022

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 … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of March 7, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction at Transportation Commission The City of Madison is planning to reconstruct Lake Mendota Dr. Due to the size/scope of the work, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year. In 2022, work is planned … [read more]

Office Hours, LMD, Streets Division Updates and Other Highlights for the Week of April 4, 2022

Office Hours on Tuesday I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (April 7) 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 … [read more]

Metro Transit Redesign, MPD, LMD, Westside Market, and Other Highlights for the Week of April 11, 2022

Metro Transit Redesign Metro has released a draft Transit Network Redesign Plan, which is a proposed complete restructuring of service in 2023. This draft plan is designed toward a ridership goal. The plan focuses on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage … [read more]

LMD, Resource Recovery Special Charge and Other Highlights for the Week of April 18, 2022

Tuesday's council meeting has a lot on the agenda. The good news for residents is that as of February, the council adopted a new format where public comment is taken together at the start of the meeting. Public comment will take place after 8 scheduled honoring resolutions and an annual … [read more]

Last Chance Yard Waste Collection, University Ave and Other Highlights for the Week of May 16, 2022

Last Chance Yard Waste Collection The Streets Division will be performing a final yard waste collection. Yard waste needs to be placed at the curb by Sunday, May 15. Crews will begin that final sweep through neighborhoods starting the work week following May 15. By performing this last chance … [read more]

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