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 two sections to this week's update:

  1. Downtown Updates
  2. City Meetings of Interest


Downtown Updates

Madison Night Market is TONIGHT!!!
I am personally hyped for the Night Market to finally be back in full swing. In the last Madison BID Board meeting, it became apparent to me that the Night Market is one of the most widely celebrated events in Madison during the summer. Make sure to attend the market before 9p. 

May 7th - May 13th is Drinking Water Week
Recognizing drinking water week is an opportunity for conversation, collaboration, and education on preserving safe, clean drinking water. I believe that this is especially important as the City of Madison grapples with the harsh realities of PFAS in our water systems. It is especially important for downtown and the Isthmus as we are surrounded by lakes that are plagued with the harmful effects of climate change and waste. I hope this can be an opportunity for us to recognize and respect the land we live on, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. 


City Meetings of Interest 


Finance Committee: The Finance Committee meeting was held in virtual format on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 4:30 PM. Agenda item included amending the 2023 adopted Mayor’s Office Sustainability Improvements Project Capital Budget to accept a grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA); and more!

WPCRC Family Fun Night, Friday, May 12, 2023: WPCRC Family Fun Nights are in partnership with Madison School Community Recreation and offers local families a wide selection of fun activities. Sign your family up today! 

Joint Statement by Madison Mayor and Alders Related to Recent Racist Video: On Monday, a video of an UW-Madison student engaging in racist language targeting Black students on campus became public and went viral.

Make Music Madison Returns June 21: For the 11th year in a row, the City of Madison will become a stage with hundreds of free live performances throughout the City.  

Seeking people to join Community Policing Advisory Boards to build trust, legitimacy: The Madison Police Department is recruiting individuals now through May 26, 2023 to serve on Community Policing Advisory Boards (CPABs) in each of Madison’s six police districts (  

Mow Two Times this Low Mow May 2023: The City invites the community to support its pollinators and green spaces by mowing less and joining in its Low Mow May 2023 efforts.   

REMINDER: Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance Program Applications to Close May 31: Dane County and the City of Madison want to remind residents that the Dane COronavirus REntal program (CORE 2.0), funded by the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program through the U.S.

Transit Network Redesign Updates!
See all updates here-> Metro’s redesign set to go into effect on Sunday, June 11 
Trip Planning We have schedule information now at
Currently, you can plan your trip using the Transit App. (You would need to set a travel date on or after June 11.)