Alder Erik Paulson
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Paulson’s Updates
Updates Feb. 7, 2022
- Black History Month at Madison libraries
- COVID-19 information and resources
Black History Month at Madison libraries
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and a time to honor the central role of black Americans throughout history and in the present day. Madison's Public Libraries are bringing you many ways to learn and celebrate Black history this month.
Welcome to Officer Alexa Graham, thank you to Officer Howard Payne!
Starting this week, the East Police District has a new Neighborhood Resource Officer. Welcome to Officer Alexa Graham! A deep thank you to Officer Howard Payne for all of his hard work and service as our Neighborhood Resource Officer.
Today, Feb 7, is the deadline for applying to the Neighborhood Grant Program
The deadline to apply for the 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program is Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:30 pm. This grant program is designed to help neighborhoods build capacity and beautify public places. Grant awards in 2021 included such projects as a gathering place in Mohican Triangle Park, Darbo Neighborhood Council leadership training and the Junction Ridge Oasis in Junction Ridge Park
Have an idea for how to increase food availability in your community? Apply for a SEED grant.
The Madison Food Policy Council is encouraging community groups to apply for SEED Grants. Any proposal that improves the local food system and makes food more accessible for City of Madison residents will be considered.
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Transit Network Redesign
Metro's draft network redesign plan is now available for review. Community engagement meetings are now being put together and a survey will be available soon to provide feedback.
City meetings of interest this week
Unsheltered homelessness response panel discussion, Monday at 5:30 pm
On Monday, the City-County Homeless Issues Committee will host an unsheltered homelessness response panel discussion by outreach providers and will also receive an update on the Dairy Drive sheltered campground by MACH OneHealth and Kabba Recovery Services.
Greater East Towne Plan, Monday at 5:30 pm
The Plan Commission will be discussing adoption of the Greater East Towne Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan at its meeting on Monday.
Strategic plan and gun violence update at the Public Safety Review Committee meeting, Wednesday at 5 pm
At Wednesday's Public Safety Review Committee meeting, Chief Barnes will be providing a quarterly update and there will be a report from the Madison Police Department including information on their strategic plan and recent gun violence.
From Destination Madison: 11 Things to Do on Madison's Frozen Lakes and more.
Wellness Practitioners Summit Seeks to Improve Access to Health + Wellness Services for BIPOC Communities Madison Public Library, Be Well Madison, and Midwest Mujeres are partnering to offer a virtual BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) wellness practitioner gathering on February 17
Statement by Mayor Rhodes-Conway on AB 588/SB 573 re: EV Charging Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a critical part of our nation's transportation future.
30-Day Deadline: Comment On First Flood Solution Models The community has 30 days to give feedback on the first three final draft reports of watershed study models, which are posted online and propose potential solutions to flooding issues.
Protect Your Home's Pipes From Freezing 2022 is off to a frigid start. It is important for home and business owners to protect their water pipes from freezing or bursting during our coldest time of year. Water Meters and Pipes:
The K-9 officers protecting Madison need community support for new gear Just like human officers, our K-9s wear protective gear during their shifts. A special fundraiser hopes to cover the costs of new bulletproof vests.
From the mayor
Madison's Language Access Plan and Bilingual Pay Differential In December, the Common Council passed a series of employee handbook changes, which included a bump in pay for employees who are required to be bilingual and provide translation services as a significant function of their position.
Madison Common Council Recognizes February 2022 as Black History Month
The Madison Common Council officially recognized February 2022 as Black History Month in the City of Madison.
Madison Stands in Solidarity with the Jewish Community This week the City of Madison Common Council joined me in declaring solidarity with the Jewish community in response to mounting violent antisemitic attacks nationwide. See below for the full resolution passed this Tuesday.
COVID information and resources
Public Health Madison and Dane County has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #7, which extends masking requirements through March 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.
WI Dept. of Health Services Cases by Neighborhood (Census Tract)
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