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Alder Erik Paulson

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Alder Erik Paulson

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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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Alder Paulson’s Updates

Updates August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021 4:45 PM

In this update:

  • Redistricting
  • Neighborhood
  • Transportation
  • City meetings
  • Community
  • COVID-19

Participate in the city's redistricting process

Redistricting, the process of redrawing Madison's wards and alder districts based on population changes that have occurred over the last decade, is happening now. 

Redistricting determines which communities and neighborhoods are assembled into alder districts and other voting districts. 

There are many opportunities for the community to participate in the process. You can create maps illustrating your community of interest by using Representable, an online tool to share information about the interests and needs of your community.  

Feedback can guide both the Dane County and City of Madison redistricting efforts.


Stay in touch with your neighbors:

Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association

North Star Neighborhood Association

Kids movie night at Galaxy Park

Friday, September 17 at 6 pm

Galaxy Park, 132 Milky Way

Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the free showing of 2020's Tom & Jerry movie. All are welcome.


Kids movie night at McGinnis Park

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6 pm

McGinnis Park, 9 Crystal Lane

Hosted by the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association. Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the free showing of Toy Story 4. All are welcome.

Big rigs for kids at Door Creek Park 

Trucks & Treasures

Saturday, September 18, 9 am to 12 pm

Door Creek Park, 7035 Littlemore Drive



The big rig gig is a showcase of Madison's premier public service machinery, equipment and employees. Kids of all ages (adults too!) are welcomed to climb on, explore and get up close and personal with the big rigs and meet the employees who operate them. Vehicles participating include those from Madison Police Department, Madison Fire Department, Madison Metro, Madison Water Utility, Madison Streets Division and the Madison Parks Division including a fire engine, police car, construction equipment, dump trucks and more! 


The kids-to-kids garage sale is a unique opportunity for youth to reserve a space to sell their own items to other kids. Kids and families may sell gently used items such as toys, games, dress-up attire, books, bikes, DVDs, and other similar items. Sorry, no food or baked goods may be sold. A booth is just $15.


Support neighborhood kids with school supplies 

The Harmony Apartments' community coordinators are doing their second annual school supplies drive for the elementary age kids. Sign up to donate from their list of supply needs. 

Contact Harmony Apartments community coordinator Corrin Lackey at 608-228-7876 with any questions.


Your feedback is needed: Metro Routes Redesign - Survey 2

Please take this quick ten minute survey to help us better understand the 'type' of transit network to implement.

Network Alternatives Survey

The survey is also available in Spanish .

Input received from the first phase of the project was used to develop two contrasting network alternatives, the Ridership Alternative and Coverage Alternative. Both alternatives are realistic but neither alternative is a proposal. They are intended to show the extremes of what might be possible in Madison to illustrate the potential network designs resulting from different policy decisions.

Your feedback and input on this survey will help guide the development of the Draft Network Plan in Fall 2021, and ultimately what 'type' of service will be implemented.

Update: Metro will not move forward on any cashless policy proposals

On Monday, August 2, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) held a public hearing to discuss expected changes in fare collection technology and future policy changes that will be coming in the next few years. The TPPB met again on Monday, August 16. It was decided that Metro will not move forward on any cashless policy proposals at this time. All other proposed technology policies were approved.

Madison Public Library Hours Expand on September 7

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, Madison Public Library locations will return to full service hours. In our area, that means Pinney Library at 516 Cottage Grove Rd.

Will be open from 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.

City meetings highlights for the week of August 23, 2021

Below are some pertinent agenda items from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click on meeting "Details", 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.


The Madison Arts Commission will be discussing a resolution restricting live outdoor music with amplified sound at Streatery venues near residential dwellings at its meeting on Monday at 6 pm.



The Plan Commission will be discussing proposed zoning text amendments related to tiny houses, portable shelter missions, and mission camps at its meeting on Monday at 5:30 pm.



The Common Council Executive Committee will be receiving updates on housing encampment, violence prevention, and COVID-19 at its meeting on Tuesday at 4:30 pm.



The Committee on Aging will be discussing the future of Senior Centers at its meeting on Wednesday, August 25 at 2:30 pm



The Transportation Commission will be receiving a quarterly traffic safety report at its meeting on Wednesday, August 25 at 5 pm



For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule.


First Public Information Meeting Set for Town of Madison Attachment

The City of Madison would like to invite anyone impacted by the upcoming Town of Madison Attachment process to a virtual public information meeting on Wednesday, September 15, at 6pm.  

Help the Bike Rodeo be a success

Looking for a volunteer opportunity where the fun is guaranteed? Sign up to help out at the Bike Rodeo. This event is happening on Saturday, August 28, at Nuestro Mundo School, 902 Nichols Road in Monona.  

Learn more and sign up

Local group warns about the rise of use of candy-like nicotine pouches 

New findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) outline a troubling new trend in tobacco use – the rise of the nicotine pouch. Nicotine pouches, which have skyrocketed in popularity over the last five years, are small packets placed between the lip and the gum that allow users to absorb nicotine in their system.

COVID information and resources

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