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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 February 26, 2022

February 26, 2022 7:59 PM

Metro Transit Network Redesign: Meetings and survey


COVID-19 information and resources

Metro Transit Network Redesign: Meetings and survey

Draft Metro Transit Network Redesign Map

If you missed Metro Transit's citywide community meeting on the Transit Network Redesign last week, you can view a recording

There will also be a virtual meeting focused on the east side at a later date. I will share the details of that meeting as soon as they are confirmed.

This draft plan is designed toward the ridership goal. The plan focuses on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage where it is needed most.

Metro has also released a survey asking for feedback on their redesign plan:


Updates from Parks

Dog Park Cleanup Day

Two large, smiling dogs standing on grass
District 3 residents Benny and Molly Jones. Photo courtesy of Mike and Jess Jones.

Do you love your dog park? Help spruce up and clean up your favorite off-leash dog park at Dog Park Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Volunteers are needed to assist with picking up trash and scooping up dog poop. Parks will supply the trash bags, gloves, scoopers, and buckets. 


Earth Day Challenge

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park at the Earth Day Challenge. Volunteers are needed to assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, removing sticks, and more on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Have an idea for how to increase food availability in your community? Apply for a SEED grant by 5 pm Monday, Feb. 28.

Two young kids gardening

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. 

City meetings of interest this week

Roadway and Sidewalk Café Permits

The Finance Committee will be discussing several items related to roadside cafés, sidewalk cafes, and the Streatery program at its meeting on Monday, February 28.



Register for Public Comment


ARPA Funds for Community Organizations Supporting Undocumented Immigrants

The Finance Committee will be discussing a proposal to allocate up to $700,000 in ARPA funds to community-based organizations supporting undocumented immigrants at its meeting on Monday, February 28.



Register for Public Comment


Additional meetings scheduled for this week


City news

COVID information and resources

Face covering order expires Tuesday, March 1

Starting Tuesday, March 1, 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. 

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