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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: redevelopment

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]

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]

Reminders: Neighborhood meeting on Speedway development THURSDAY, Glenway golf course CLOSED, COVID testing sites, free drop-in child care

Hello neighbors, A few reminders: Tomorrow, January 6 at 5:30pm there will be an online neighborhood meeting regarding the plans for the redevelopment of 3734 Speedway Road (the former Stop-n-Go). Please register in advance for the meeting. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time, or, … [read more]

Smoky's neighborhood meeting THURSDAY 1/13, please give blood, new ambulance and more

Hello neighbors, We have another online neighborhood meeting this week, Thursday, January 13 at 6:30pm, to discuss a proposed development at the current Smoky’s site on University Avenue. Please register in advance to join the meeting. You may send me your questions in advance, or of course, … [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]

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]

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]

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]

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