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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 November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021 10:58 AM

  • Tonight: Door Creek Park - Public Input Meeting #2
  • Neighborhood
  • City
  • Community
  • COVID information and resources

Tonight: Door Creek Park - Public Input Meeting #2


The community is invited to virtually attend the second community meeting for the new Door Creek Park shelter. At the meeting, Parks staff and the architectural consultant team will review building designs with area residents and park users. 

Door Creek Park - Public Input Meeting #2

Thursday, November 18, 6 pm

See details and register to attend

Alternate side parking in effect

Alternate side parking began on Monday, November 15 and continues through March 15, 2022. 

Vehicles should be parked on the odd house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1-7 am on odd numbered dates and on the even house numbered side of the street on even numbered dates.

Violations of the alternate side parking ordinance are punishable by fines of $20. The fine increases to $60 during a Declared Snow Emergency. Vehicles may also be towed.

Save the date: 4605 Sprecher Road Neighborhood virtual meeting

Please save the date for an informational virtual meeting on Thursday, December 16, where we'll hear about a market-rate multifamily development proposed for 4605 Sprecher Road, which is the southwest corner of Sprecher Road and Milwaukee Street. 

Multifamily proposal for 4605 Sprecher Road: Neighborhood virtual meeting

Thursday, December 16, 6 pm

The Zoom information and details will be shared once confirmed. This meeting will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend.

Oak Park Place proposals 



Oak Park Place has proposed developing a 12-unit townhome at 5818 Gemini Drive that was previously approved in 2006, and a 99-unit age restricted, senior housing multifamily development at 5817 Halley Way that was previously approved in 2015. 

They reviewed these plans at a virtual neighborhood meeting last month. Watch a video of this meeting.

These plans will be reviewed by the Urban Design Commission on December 1, 2021; the Plan Commission on December 13, 2021; and by the Common Council on January 4, 2022.


Common Council approved the city's 2022 budget

On November 11, the Common Council approved the City's 2022 Capital and Operating Budgets. Highlights include funding for a new ambulance at Fire Station 14 to serve the city's southeast side, support for new affordable housing, expansion of violence prevention services, and investment in equitable service delivery for Town of Madison residents who will join the city in 2022. 

The final approved budget will be posted to the city's budget website soon.

Legislation introduced to make it easier to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which are second dwelling units on properties with single-family homes, have been allowable in Madison since 2013, and many growing cities across the U.S. are beginning to allow them or to relax zoning regulations to promote more of them. Based on recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan, recent housing reports, and the Mayor's 2021 Housing Forward Initiative, elected officials and staff have proposed changes to the City's Zoning code to help make the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units easier as another housing choice in Madison. 

To find out more about the scope of the proposed changes, please review one or both of these focused resources:

  • Brief memorandum from Planning and Zoning Staff, dated Nov. 2, 2021

  • 15-minute video of Staff Presentation to Plan Commission on Nov. 8, 2021 (starts at Minute 9:30 in video)

Scheduled public hearings (virtual meetings)

  • Monday, Nov. 22, 2021   Plan Commission (5:30 pm start)

  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021    Common Council (6:30 pm start)

Traffic Engineering and Madison Public Libraries collaborating to promote safety

The City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division and Madison Public Libraries' Be Bright at Night Campaign continues through the month of November. The campaign aims to encourage safety and lower the barriers to having lights while walking and biking. 

If you walk or bike to the library to pick up books or other materials during the month of November, you will have the opportunity to pick up lights and reflective armbands, free of charge and while supplies last.         


MSCR's Winter & Spring Program Guide 2022 now available

Registration Begins November 29 for Residents and December 13 for Non-Residents

The Winter Program Guide is now available. Winter and Spring registration for residents begins Monday, November 29 at 8 am. Registration for non-residents begins Monday, December 13 at 8 am.  If you have any questions, please call 608-204-3000, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Please review your account to avoid any delays in registration. 

COVID information and resources

Face Covering Emergency Order 4 in effect

Face Covering Emergency Order #4 will be in effect until November 27, 2021. 

At this point in time, Public Health Madison & Dane County does not plan to replace Emergency Order #4 with any other mask requirements.

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