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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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Tag: public safety

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]

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]

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]

District News and Notes for March 26

Hello everyone, he's an update on news and events in District 19. University Avenue Construction Work is underway! So far it seems like the traffic has been bad, but not apocalyptic. I've received no complaints so far, which I hope means that everyone was aware of what was coming, and … [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]

Fire Station 2 Remodel

Remodeling of Fire Station 2 on Grand Canyon Drive is underway! Thanks to the advocacy of many of you, the badly-needed refurbishment of Station 2 is in progress today rather than being postponed until next year. The work will modernize and expand the kitchen and dorm facilities … [read more]

District 19 News and Notes for March 10

So much news to catch up on! Here's what's happening. South Point yard waste site restored Last month I was pleased to co-sponsor a budget amendment restoring service at the South Point yard waste site for 2013. The site will open for the season on March 30. Private wells … [read more]

Siren testing on Saturday 3/16/13

Dane County Emergency Management will be testing emergency sirens on Rough Lee Ct. and Lake Mendota Drive. If you live in the Spring Harbor or Old Middleton neighborhoods, the sound may interrupt your peaceful Saturday. The testing involves sounding the siren for 60 to 90 seconds. Sirens may … [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Metro Network Redesign and Highlights for the Week of May 23, 2022

Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 24th The Common Council will meet virtually at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 24. Meeting details Meeting agenda Watch online Lake Mendota Drive 2022 Project After approving the geometry for the entire Lake Mendota Drive project, the … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of July 18, 2022

The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 19th. Note: the proposed ordinance that would prohibit the Madison Police Department and law enforcement responding under mutual aid from using tear gas, mace, impact projectile devices or other chemical agent for … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of July 25, 2022

Virtual Meeting for Development Proposal at 6604 Odana Rd Please join me for a virtual neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 6:30pm, where we will hear about Apex Real Estate Holdings, LLC and Walter Wayne Development's development proposal for 6604 Odana Road, formerly Market … [read more]

Tuesday's Election, August Office Hours and Highlights for the Week of August 8, 2022

Election Day for the Partisan Primary is Tuesday, August 9th! Polls are open from 7am until 8pm. As a reminder: Due to redistricting, ward numbers changed in early 2022. Here are the voting locations for Tuesday: Ward Voting Location 91, … [read more]

Wexford Pond Dredging and Highlights for the Week of August 22, 2022

Wexford Pond Dredging A public information meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m., Aug. 23, 2022, via Zoom for the Wexford Pond Dredging project. Registration is required. For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting … [read more]

Office Hours, Budget, More Vision Zero Changes and Other Highlights for the Week of September 12, 2022

September Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Wednesday (9/14) 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]

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