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Alder Regina Vidaver

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Alder Regina Vidaver

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 Vidaver’s Updates

Tag: Library

Libraries reopening May 24

I have greatly missed being able to go to my local library, peruse the bookshelf, and interact with my neighbors. I am so excited that our libraries will be reopening on May 24! Check out what's new at your library, and don't hesitate to tell your librarians how much you appreciate … [read more]

Meetings, student move, events

Hello neighbors, After I shared some information in last week's messaging regarding composting, one of our neighbors, Susan, wrote me to tell me about her experience composting in her yard for more than three decades! She said she has been composting all food and garden stuff, in 3 bins, with … [read more]

Assembly bill 414 would hamstring local governments, Glenway golf course, 20 is plenty, events

Hello neighbors, Last night, the Plan Commission unanimously approved the changes at West High, so the old monuments building will be coming down and construction will start on time (roughly summer 2022). Tomorrow there will be a public hearing on Assembly bill 414, which would curtail the … [read more]

Redistricting, budget, food news, streets, libraries

Hello neighbors, There are two big things on the City's docket these days: the budget, and redistricting. I wrote about both of these last week, but want to reinforce that these will take up my, other Alders' and the Mayor's office's time over the next couple of months. Please note that you … [read more]

Leaf pickup extended through next week, Lisa Peyton-Caire honored, lots of library activities

Hello Neighbors, It's difficult to believe it's already December! I've heard from several of you with queries regarding leaf pickup, given how late leaves fell this year. Well, the Streets Division heard you, and will be offering a "last chance" leaf pickup next week. You must get your … [read more]

Snow emergency TONIGHT through Thursday, Neighborhood meetings on housing developments, New district lines, Announcements and Events

Hello neighbors, The end of a calendar year is often a time for reflection. We look back on our accomplishments and our stumbles, good times and bad. And we always hope for a better year to come. It’s been an eventful year for me, taking the reins as your new Alder, under the expert … [read more]

No election 2/15, Hollaback and Center for Black Excellence & Culture webinars tomorrow, redevelopment updates, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, You may be wondering why we don’t have an election on February 15 – we don’t have a primary for any local election. Ultimately, we should all be concerned about this, and its impact on our democracy. With no competition, there’s no reason for people to campaign. And with no … [read more]

Metro network redesign meeting, LORC, project updates, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, There will be a Metro Network Redesign community meeting TOMORROW, February 24 at 6pm. I want to stress how important it is for anyone who rides the bus – or would do so if it were more convenient – to engage in this process. There are multiple service changes proposed for our … [read more]

Street sweeping at night, neighborhood meeting March 10, Metro redesign meeting March 22, University Ave reconstruction updates

Hello neighbors, Please be advised that street sweepers will be out at night performing sweeping operations to clear the streets of sand during this warm stretch. There are sometimes complaints about the noise – please know this noise is minimal and brief, and results in improved health of our … [read more]

Voting, Development, Metro redesign, MPD listening sessions, Sidewalks and utility poles, Events and announcements

Hello neighbors, A few updates and reminders this week: Voting The spring election is next Tuesday, April 5. Please check your polling place at myvote.wi.gov if you have not already voted absentee, as many polling places have changed due to redistricting and the pandemic. Polls will … [read more]

Wear orange tomorrow, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, In general, I am a positive, optimistic person. It has been really, really challenging to uphold that persona lately. I am both deeply saddened by the incomprehensible lives lost to gun violence, and enraged at the people in positions of power who seem unmoved to do anything … [read more]

Next election August 9, events & announcements

Hello neighbors, If recent events tell us nothing else, it’s that elections have consequences. The next election is the partisan primary on August 9. I know this is a common time for vacations, so if you will be away, please request your absentee ballot as soon as possible. Visit myvote.wi.gov … [read more]

VOTE August 9, West High and University Ave construction impacts, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, Tuesday August 9 is voting day! Please check myvote.wi.gov to ensure you know your polling place if you have not already voted absentee. A number of residents were not aware that polling locations have changed. Traffic changes near West High With the construction at West … [read more]

Voter registration day, Beware of folks asking for personal info, Public Information Meetings, Events & Announcements

Hello neighbors, I'm a little late to the party, but today is National Voter Registration Day! I sincerely hope that if you are reading this message that you are registered to vote, and that you will encourage all of your friends and family to do so as well. The Madison City Clerk's office … [read more]

Budget, Public Information Meetings, Events and Announcements

Hello neighbors, In case you missed it, the 2023 Operating Budget has been released. This is in addition to the Capital Budget, which was released earlier. You are invited to review all budget information at https://www.cityofmadison.com/finance/budget/2023 In addition to public comment … [read more]

Voting location updates, Meetings, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, I know you’ve had a million reminders to get out and vote, so consider this your one additional reminder! If your November 8 polling place changed since the last election, you should have received a postcard from the Clerk’s office. If you want to double check, please see … [read more]

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