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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: fun stuff

Meetings, news, and fun stuff!

Hello neighbors, I hope this update finds you healthy and enjoying the many things Madison has to offer in summer. On a side note, I myself caught a cold after a family gathering – remember that there are many viruses circulating, so you may wish to consider wearing a mask indoors even if you … [read more]

ARPA funds, future of Metro fares, fun stuff

Hello neighbors, It's been a lovely week, but without much rain. Please do remember to water sparingly, and preferably not during the heat of the day. Upcoming meetings of interest: The City has launched a new webpage for the American Rescue Plan Act to provide information about the … [read more]

Mid-summer update

Hello neighbors, I sincerely hope you are enjoying summer. I've had the pleasure of dining al fresco, taking in Concerts on the Square (at Breese Stevens), and hanging out with friends at the Terrace. My garden is growing, and my first foray into home composting is going quite well. … [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]

Treaty Day today, Redistricting and PFAS updates tomorrow, West Homecoming parade Friday, other news

Hello neighbors, Today is Treaty Day! Join UW Madison for a free, live virtual roundtable discussion TONIGHT at 6pm to learn about treaties, the most important documents in any community, and how our ongoing nation-to-nation agreements with the Ho-Chunk Nation are fundamental to daily life … [read more]

Redistricting, operating budget, other updates

Hello neighbors, A lot is happening in the City right now: Redistricting The Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee met on Monday evening, and preferred a new option, 7a, which would keep District 5 mostly the same, though add in Ward 82, and remove a small portion of Ward 61. Notably, … [read more]

Capital High tours, redistricting, budget, events and more

Hello neighbors, A reminder that you have the opportunity to tour the future home of Capital High at the Hoyt School Building THIS THURSDAY, October 14. Most of the 6:30pm slots have filled, but there are still plenty of openings for the 6:50, 7:10 and 7:30pm slots. You will be able to meet … [read more]

Budget, transit and community planning, events

Hello neighbors, Last night, the Common Council took public comment on the City’s Operating Budget. The budget will be further discussed by the Finance Committee on October 25 starting at 4:30pm, and public comment is welcome via email or by joining the meeting. I’ll just note that there are a … [read more]

Homecoming, BRT, Redistricting, Streets, and Events

Hello neighbors, This weekend is Badger Homecoming Weekend. Please be aware of the following: Langdon Street and surrounding streets will start to close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29 for the UW Homecoming Parade. Langdon Street between North Lake Street and Wisconsin Avenue will … [read more]

Redistricting, budget, events, etc.

Hello neighbors, Whew! Things have been really busy for the Common Council these days. Last Tuesday, we passed the updated redistricting maps. District 5 will largely remain the same, with a slight extension of the western boundary to Midvale Blvd., shifting District 11's boundaries also … [read more]

Accessory Dwelling Units, notices, events

Hello neighbors, In case you haven't been following the news, both the City and County passed 2022 budgets. Notably, the Monroe Street library will be able to return to 5 day/week service by March, 2022. Upcoming issues of interest: Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, are second dwelling … [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]

Council updates, planned developments, events, and transportation updates

Hello neighbors, Some updates from last night’s Common Council meeting that may be of interest: The declawing of cats in Madison will be banned. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) will be allowed as a permitted use rather than a conditional use. Bicycle parking will be allowed in front, … [read more]

Keep sidewalks clear, large item collection, independent police monitor, kudos, and events

Hello neighbors, With the recent dusting of snow turning to ice, it seems appropriate to remind everyone of the requirement to clear your walk by noon the day following precipitation. If it can’t be cleared, you must sand it; sand is provided by the City throughout our neighborhood in green … [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]

Redevelopments in the District, Landmarks Ordinance Review public meetings, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, If you missed the neighborhood presentation on the redevelopment proposed at the Smoky’s location, you can review the recording at your leisure. During the presentation, there was a question regarding some dimensions, which the developer and architect didn’t have readily on … [read more]

Snow emergency through 1/25, volunteer for MMSD, speeder's hotline, new business in the neighborhood, announcements and events

Hello neighbors, We still have a snow emergency tonight, so please remember to park on the odd side of the street (morning of 1/25). If you park on a street that only has parking on one side, your car can remain there. However, if you have the opportunity to move it, it will really help the … [read more]

Metro Redesign, Landmarks Ordinance Revision, Campground Success, Frozen Assets, Announcements, Staff Shout-outs

Hello neighbors, A few meetings of interest coming up: Monday, January 31, 5pm: The Transportation Policy & Planning Board will be reviewing the draft recommendations for the updated Metro transit plan. This plan will affect all bus routes for the city. Meeting … [read more]

Black History Month, announcements, meetings, fun stuff

Hello neighbors, A couple of weeks ago I highlighted an upcoming talk by the author of the 1619 Project in my weekly update. A constituent berated me for promoting such a divisive topic. While I understand there are some concerns about some of the historical accuracy of the 1619 Project … [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]

Put your cans on the curb, not the street, Meetings, Housing bills help, Events and Announcements

Hello neighbors, With it being Wisconsin, spring is coming with fits and starts right now. We had especially warm weather last week, allowing our street sweepers to get out and start pulling sand and dirt from our streets, and then the plows were out yesterday – in some cases followed by … [read more]

Upcoming meetings, voting info, yard waste pickups, other announcements

Hello neighbors, Spring is definitely trying to come in, and that’s a welcome sight. Please be aware that we are predicted to get rain later this week followed by freezing temps at night. That could make for slippery sidewalks and roads, so do take care when walking and traveling in the … [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]

Sidewalk assessments, Recycling Recovery Charge, Listening sessions, Announcements and events

Hello neighbors, It was lovely to see so many of you at the polls at Blessed Sacrament the other day. I appreciate everyone who came out to vote in this election, as I know it wasn’t “high stakes”. The more people participate, the stronger our democracy. So, thank you again for voting! Here … [read more]

COVID community level is medium, info meetings on airport, University Ave reconstruction, and Glenway Golf Park, events & announcements

Hello neighbors, It sure seems like spring is trying it’s darndest to come through. Though it is Wisconsin, after all, so this meme really resonates: The Midwest has 12 seasons: Winter Fool’s Spring Second Winter Spring of Deception Third Winter The Pollening Actual … [read more]

Teacher appreciation May 1, Meetings, Property Assessments, Medians, Events & Announcements

Hello neighbors, Chalking in appreciation of Franklin & Randall teachers will be happening at each school Sunday, May 1 from 2-4pm. Come out and show your creative side for the start of Teacher Appreciation Week to let our teachers know how much you appreciate them and connect with other … [read more]

Meetings of interest, events, reminders, and announcements

Hello neighbors, Here are meetings of potential interest this week: Monday: Landmarks, 5pm – presentation of drafted updates to Landmarks Ordinances, which will impact the University Heights area. Tuesday: Common Council, 6:30pm Appeal of Plan Commission’s Conditional Use Approval … [read more]

Busy weekend ahead!

Hello neighbors, A brief update regarding events around town (in addition to regular offerings) this busy weekend: Tonight (Friday): UW Madison Commencement for graduate and professional degrees. Kohl Center, 5:30pm. Dear Evan Hansen. Overture Center for the Arts, 8pm. Tomorrow … [read more]

West High reconstruction, potholes, water main flushing, metro redesign, planning and zoning, events and announcements

Hello neighbors, Several of you have contacted me wondering about the construction happening at West High. The most consolidated information has been posted to the MMSD site. But if you really want to dig into the details, all of the plans are available through legistar: Main … [read more]

West High & University Ave construction updates, announcements, meetings & events

Hello neighbors, I can’t say it was a result of our requests, but MMSD did post a great update on what’s happening at West. Also, if you didn’t see it, this article describes how busy Goodman pool will be this summer, trying to absorb all the high school pools being closed (including West’s) … [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]

March for our lives, Metro Transit Redesign, West High construction, Development update, Events and announcements,

It’s not what you say. It’s what people hear. – Frank Luntz In my last message, I wrote something that, unfortunately, some people perceived as a statement that I did not support or believe in our country’s Constitution. Nothing could be further from the truth. Part of my oath of office was to … [read more]

Happy summer! Events & announcements

Hello neighbors, Summer is here, so it’s Make Music Madison time! Enjoy concerts all around town tomorrow. Also tomorrow is a day I’ve been waiting for: the launch of Madison’s Guaranteed Income pilot program, the Madison Forward Fund. This evidence-based program will provide 155 eligible … [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]

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