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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
WI Relay Service

Alder Paulson’s Updates

Updates March 6, 2022

March 6, 2022 5:32 PM

Snow plowing update from Madison Streets Superintendent Charlie Romines

Metro Transit Network Redesign: Meetings and survey

Now available: MSCR's Summer Guide

Wisconsin's Hidden Gems: State Parks, Forests and Trails


COVID-19 information and resources

Snow plowing update from Streets Superintendent Charlie Romines

And just like that, winter returns. Streets Division plows will be responding to the snowstorm. All roadway users should expect very slick road conditions during the overnight hours and into the Monday morning commute.

Metro Transit Network Redesign: Meetings and survey

If you missed Metro Transit's citywide community meeting on the Transit Network Redesign, 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.

Take the Network Redesign Draft Plan Survey

Over the next few months, staff will be analyzing feedback on Metro's Network Redesign Draft Plan and making adjustments. Survey will be available until the end of April.

Survey (English)

Survey (Spanish)

Paper copies of the survey are available in English, Spanish and Hmong. Call 608-266-4466 or email to request a copy.

You can also provide feedback by emailing

Now available: MSCR's Summer Guide

Cover of MSCR's summer guide, includes images of childen canoeing, people playing baseball, and a person outside painting a canvas

Registration Begins March 14 for Residents and March 28 for Non-Residents

MSCR's Summer Program Guide is now available. Summer Registration for residents begins Monday, March 14 at 8 am. Registration for non-residents begins Monday, March 28 at 8 am. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-204-3000, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Wisconsin's Hidden Gems: State Parks, Forests and Trails

Friday, April 8, noon–1 pm

Parfrey's Glen in Devil's Lake

Join Madison Public Library Foundation for its next Educational Series virtual event, Wisconsin's Hidden Gems: State Parks, Forests and Trails, from noon–1 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Featured speaker: Missy VanLanduyt, Recreation Partnerships Chief with the Park and Recreation Management program at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Madison Police Department holding meeting on Thursday about proposed body worn camera pilot 

City  of  Madison  Public  Meeting: Madison  Police  Department  Proposal  for  Body Worn  Camera  Pilot  Program

Thursday,  March  10,  2022 6:30  p.m.  –  8:00  p.m. 


Virtual presentation  by  Chief  Shon  Barnes followed  by  questions  and comments

Attendees  will  have the  opportunity  to  make  a  statement  at  the  meeting or  they  can  prepare  and email  written  statements  to  the MPD  via  as  well.  Public  comment will  be recorded and  written  statements  collected.  Public  comment  at  the meeting  is  limited to 3 minutes  per  speaker.   

Madison Police and Fire Commission invites feedback on Fire Chief finalists

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (PFC) for the City of Madison is soliciting input from the public regarding the hiring of a new Fire Chief. 

Information on the four finalists is available at Video statements from each candidate will be available at the same site on Thursday, March 10 after the final interviews have been conducted.

City meetings of interest this week

Plan to end homelessness

The City-County Homeless Issues Committee will be receiving a presentation on the development of Madison/Dane County's Plan to End Homelessness, as well as updates on Housing Forward and the men's shelter at its meeting on Monday.



Watch online


CARES Unit and Vision Zero

The Public Safety Review Committee will receive an update on the CARES unit from the Madison Fire Department, as well as a discussion on adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan, at its meeting on Wednesday.



Register for public comment


Transit Network Redesign, truth and reconciliation, and housing issues

The Equal Opportunities Commission will be receiving a presentation on the transit network redesign process, discussing a proposed truth and reconciliation process, and discussing housing issues at its meeting on Thursday.



Register for public comment


Madison Fire Chief hiring process

The Police and Fire Commission is meeting on Friday to discuss and possibly make recommendations on the MFD Chief hiring process.



Watch online


Additional meetings scheduled for this week


City news

From the mayor


COVID information and resources

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