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Alder Erik Paulson

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Alder Erik Paulson

Contact Information

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 Feb. 7, 2022

February 7, 2022 1:27 PM

  • Black History Month at Madison libraries
  • Neighborhood 
  • City
  • COVID-19 information and resources

Black History Month at Madison libraries

Black History Month books on display at Pinney Library
Black History Month books on display at Pinney Library

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

Secret Places Neighborhood Association 2017 Diwali Event
Secret Places Neighborhood Association
2017 Diwali Event
Eken Park Neighborhood Association 2019 Murals
Eken Park Neighborhood Association 2019 Murals


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.

How to subscribe to alder blogs

With the new district boundaries now in effect, a reminder for how to find your district and subscribe for updates:

  • To find your district, use the Find My Alder online tool or contact the Common Council Office at or 608-266-4071.

  • For those formerly in District 3 and now in District 16, see the webpage for Jael Currie, District 16 where you can "Subscribe to Email List". 

  • There is no requirement for you to receive only your alder's emails; you are more than welcome to subscribe to multiple alders' email lists.


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. 

Register for public comment


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.



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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.



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Additional meetings scheduled for this week


News releases

From the mayor


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.

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