Updates & Week of Jan. 23 Meetings of Interest for District 2


District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest


City meetings continue to be mostly virtual with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below. Common Council meetings are hybrid so the public can attend in person or via Zoom.


Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.


There are three sections to this week's update:

  1. District 2 Updates
  2. COVID-19 Resources & Information 
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2






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Bigger than Roe March on State Street on Sunday, Jan. 22

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, there will be Rally and March entitled Bigger than Roe. The Confluence at Library Mall (800 block of State Street) will see a rally and its setup from 8am to 2:30pm. After the rally at Library Mall starting at 11am, the march will take place from about 12pm-12:45pm going from Library Mall down State Street to Capitol Square. State Street will be closed during the March and traffic on cross streets and the Square could also be impacted at times during the March.


Sidewalk and Roadway Cafe License Applications Open for 2023-24 Season

It is the time of year again to apply for Sidewalk Café and/or Roadway Café for the 2023-2024 vending season that begins on April 15, 2023. 
Click here for the Quick Guide to applying for your license. Licenses must be reapplied for and cannot be renewed. You will need to gather all required documents to avoid delays in processing your application.
If you still have an outstanding invoice with the City for your café, you will not be issued a new license for next season until the payment for this current season is received.  This means you will not be able to operate your café after 4/14/2023 until the payment is processed.
Important Dates:

  • 1/7/23 – Application portal opens.
  • 2/1/23 – Application deadline for existing license holders to avoid late fees.
  • 2/1/23-4/1/23 – Staff process applications, confirm site assignments and issue invoices for fees.
  • 4/1/23 – Fees due for existing license holders to avoid late fees.
  • 4/14/23 – Last day of the 2022-2023 vending season
  • 4/15/23 – First Day of the 2023-2024 vending season and the first Dane County Farmers' Market of the season.

Questions: www.cityofmadison.com/business/streetvending


COVID Update


From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance.

Get Free COVID Tests at Home

Visit the City's Coronavirus Website for Madison's COVID updates, responses and resources.

Dane County Food Pantry Network from Community Action Coalition.

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health

Info on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic.



Below are some pertinent agenda items from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click on meeting "Details" below, you will find participation and viewing options, and a link to the full meeting agenda. If you click on an item from within an agenda, you will see all documents that relate to that item.
I appreciate hearing from you on any agenda items on which you have a particular interest or concern.


Sustainable Madison Committee: Details

4:30pm, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023




Agenda Item 2

Presentation on Complete Green Streets 




Agenda Item 3

Creating Section 29.40 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a building energy savings code, and to update the bond schedule accordingly.



Committee on Aging: Details

2:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023




Agenda Item 5

Property Tax Assistance for Older Adults


Agenda Item 6

NewBridge Services for Older Adults


Agenda Item 8

2023 Year-at-a-Glance Overview of Older Adult Services



Transportation Commission: Details

2:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023




Agenda Item 4

Establishing a Grant Program to Support Accessible Taxi Cabs in Madison

30 mins


Agenda Item 5

Safe Streets Madison

45 mins

Note: Included is a project recommended by city staff for approval that would address poor pedestrian crossing visibility by adding curb bumpouts on the north side of Langdon Street at both Henry Street and Carroll Street.



Joint Campus Area Committee: Details

4:45pm, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023




Agenda Item 6

City of Madison Project Updates

- 535 W Johnson Street (Legistar #74228)

- 437-445 W Johnson Street/215-221 N Bassett Street/430-440 W Dayton Street (Legistar #75228)

- Transit-Oriented Development Overlay Zoning District (Legistar #74703)

- Family Definition in Zoning Code (Legistar #74885)


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Alder Juliana Bennet

Alder Juliana Bennett

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