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 February 14, 2022
Dane County Face Covering Order to Expire March 1
COVID-19 information and resources
Face Covering Order to Expire March 1
Effective at 12 am on March 1, 2022, Public Health Madison & Dane County will no longer require face coverings in public indoor spaces in light of steadily decreasing COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations. This does not affect the federal requirement for face coverings on public transportation.
Black History Month events at Madison Public Libraries
February is Black History Month, and Madison Public Library is celebrating this year's theme of Black Health & Wellness put forth by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Through their Live Well @ Your Library initiative, community partnerships, book lists, events and more, they aim to support Madison's Black community in finding and accessing health and wellness resources.
Madison Public Library event: Senior Safety Programs
Madison Public Library is offering free online trainings for senior digital safety. COVID-19 has provided individuals with bad intentions, such as scammers, with new opportunities. Learn how to identify and protect against fake news, get tips to help avoid becoming a victim of fraud and gain confidence on your journey to financial empowerment.
Senior Scams: Feb 23, 1 - 2:30pm
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. SEED Grants are small grants to support new and/or emerging projects or programs that support access to healthy food in our community.
Proposals should address one of more of the following focus areas:
Increase access to healthy, local, culturally-relevant food
Address issues of food waste and recovery
Strengthen regional agriculture and ease access to land for growing food
Address food system issues affected by COVID-19
Priority will be given to City of Madison projects that demonstrably impact under-resourced or underrepresented communities.
Applications are due on Monday, February 28, 2022 by 5 pm.
What to do if you see a coyote
Coyotes are native to Wisconsin and live in both rural and urban areas in Dane County. "How to Haze a Coyote," gives solutions to safely co-existing with coyotes by scaring them, so they do not feel comfortable being around humans.
MPD hosting roundtable discussion on body-worn cameras
The Madison Police Department is hosting a series of roundtable discussions about body-worn cameras. Community members can attend an in-person informational meeting about body-worn cameras on Feb. 24.
Panasonic on Body-Worn Cameras
Thursday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8 pm
MPD Training Center, 5702 Femrite Dr, Madison, WI 53718
A virtual informational meeting will also take place on March 3. Zoom link for this event is forthcoming.
Common Council agendas changed to move public comment to the beginning of meetings
The Common Council recently passed ORD-22-00012, which changes the order of business and procedures for registered speakers during Common Council meetings. These changes stemmed from policy recommendations made by the Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOGS). The new Common Council meeting format will go into effect on February 22, 2022.
City meetings of interest this week
Housing Forward Update
The Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee will receive an update on the Housing Forward initiative at its meeting on Thursday.
First Library Takeover Event Scheduled for February 26, 2022 Madison Public Library's Library Takeover program will launch its first event of the year on February 26, 2022...
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...
From the mayor
Statement of Mayor Rhodes-Conway re: Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Locking Ballot Drop Boxes for the Spring Election. It is deeply disappointing that the majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided to institute two sets of rules for the same election cycle...
Madison's Focus on Prioritizing Safety is Forward Thinking On January 27, 2022, the US Department of Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, announced the federal government's new comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy, a roadmap for addressing the national crisis in roadway fatalities and serious injuries. This strategy is the first step at the national level in working toward the long-term goal of reaching zero roadway fatalities...
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. The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests heavily in EV charging infrastructure, and has the potential to bring jobs, economic development and increased transportation choices to Wisconsin...
COVID information and resources
WI Dept. of Health Services Cases by Neighborhood (Census Tract)
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