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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 September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021 9:23 PM

  • Redistricting 
  • Neighborhood
  • Transportation
  • City updates
  • COVID-19


The City of Madison's Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee is seeking feedback from the public on two scenarios for alder redistricting.

Local redistricting is happening now, including in District 3. 

Local redistricting is the process of redrawing the City's wards and alder districts based on population changes that have occurred over the last decade. Redistricting determines which communities and neighborhoods are assembled into alder districts and other voting districts.

District 3 expected to change

Each district will see changes, including ours. The city's population has grown significantly in the last decade, especially downtown and on the edges of the city, including in District 3 which as you can see in the image above, will need to shed about 1,056 residents. 

The maps being reviewed this week include significant changes to District 3, including Rolling Meadows becoming part of District 15, and areas east of Sprecher Road becoming part of District 16. 

There are several opportunities for residents to provide their thoughts and feedback on alder redistricting, through a variety of methods:

1. Attend a virtual redistricting informational meeting on September 22 at noon or 6 pm. 

Redistricting Informational Meeting #1 (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 22 , 12-1pm

Redistricting Informational Meeting #2 (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 22, 6-7pm

2. Visit any City of Madison library, where redistricting scenario maps will be displayed alongside comment forms from September 20-26. Redistricting staff will be available at select libraries during certain times of the week – visit the redistricting web page for details.

3. Visit the City's online interactive redistricting map to provide comments on redistricting scenarios.

4. Email comments to


Tuesday night movie with your Rolling Meadows neighbors

Hosted by the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association. Enjoy the free movie and dinner items for purchase. All are welcome. 

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Toy Story 4

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6 pm

McGinnis Park, 9 Crystal Lane

FOOD CART: Pancho's Tacos

Oak Park Place seeking re-approvals for two developments, save the date for a neighborhood virtual meeting

Oak Park Place intends to submit plans to the City in October to seek re-approval for two projects that were previously approved, but not built. 

One is a proposed 12-unit townhome project at 5818 Gemini Drive that was previously approved in 2006. One is a 99-unit age restricted, senior housing multifamily development at 5817 Halley Way that was previously approved in 2015. 

There will be a virtual neighborhood meeting in the evening of Wednesday, September 29 to hear about these proposals and ask questions. Details will be following shortly. The meeting will also be recorded and posted online.

They will also be providing an informational presentation to the Urban Design Commission on Wednesday, September 22 at 4:30 pm

Simply Homes submits plans for Jannah Village at 804 Felland Road

Simply Homes LLC has submitted their plans to the City for Jannah Village, a mix of 134 multifamily units and 103 rowhomes at 804 Felland Road. The row homes are two stories, and all have three bedrooms and two car attached garages. The multifamily buildings are three stories and have a mix of efficiencies to three bedrooms. This proposal also includes a clubhouse and pool.

If approved, they intend to begin construction of the row homes this year, and construction of the apartments would be expected to begin in late 2022.

This proposal will be at the Urban Design Commission on Wednesday, October 27 and at Plan Commission on Monday, November 8.

Fall leaf and yard waste collection starting

To get the set-out dates for your home, go to Enter your address into the form to see the dates when you should set out yard waste for collection.

Yard waste includes leaves, weeds, garden debris, grass clippings, and other similar material you have raked or pulled from your lawn or garden.


Share your input on area transportation 

Your feedback is being sought as part of the Connect Greater Madison: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2050 Update process. The Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization wants to know how well current area transportation is serving your needs. Use the interactive mapping tool to post comments on the bus, bike, and pedestrian networks, identifying specific gaps and challenges, as well as what you love and what's working well. This commenting tool is open and available from August 23 to October 3, 2021.

Your feedback is needed: Metro Routes Redesign - Survey 2

Please take this quick 10 minute survey to help us better understand the 'type' of transit network to implement. Survey closes Sunday, September 29.

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.

Project leaders and City staff will also host a virtual Public Information Meeting on September 23, at 6 pm.

City updates

City meetings highlights week of September 20, 2021

Below are some pertinent agenda items from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click the meeting 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.


Common Council

6:30 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

A couple items of interest that will be voted on tomorrow.

  • A resolution to provide a plan for wage increase parity to general municipal employees. 

  • Approval of the Odana Area Plan

  • Calling for a Fair and Fast Union Election for Nurses at University of Wisconsin Health to Ensure Quality Patient Care


Urban Design Commission

4:30 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

Of interest: Informational presentation on Oak Park Place's plans for a 12-unit townhome at 5818 Gemini Drive and a 99-unit age-restricted, senior housing development at 5817 Halley Way.


Housing Strategy Committee
4:30 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2021

Of interest: The Housing Strategy Committee will be receiving a Draft Land Use presentation from the Greater East Towne Area Plan team.


2022 City Budget Season Underway

On August 31, Mayor Rhodes-Conway released the 2022 Executive Capital Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) detailing her funding proposal for buildings, infrastructure, and other capital investments for Madison. 

See the City's full budget process, along with detailed budget information.

On September 27, Finance Committee members will offer and consider amendments to the Executive Capital Budget, but Common Council will not consider the Capital Budget and amendments until November.

On October 5, the Mayor's proposed Operating Budget will be released. In October, the Finance Committee will hear agency presentations and consider amendments to the Mayor's proposed Operating Budget.

City Budgets

Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan – 2021 Progress Update

The Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2018, is the City's high-level plan for the future. It includes recommendations regarding land use, transportation, housing, economic development, parks and open space, cultural resources, and a variety of services. The primary function of the Plan is to guide growth and development in the city over the 20-year planning horizon.

The 2021 Progress Update for the Comprehensive Plan is now available. The Progress Update highlights projects from 2020 that have furthered implementation of Plan recommendations and tracks the status of each of the Plan's Actions.

COVID information and resources



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