Hello neighbors,

I have been getting lots of questions from folks about the referendum on the ballot regarding Alder terms. The sponsoring Alder, Alder Paulsen, and our City Attorney spoke to WORT FM about this change, and provided an excellent explanation. This referendum is binding, so please do investigate it fully prior to voting!

And, speaking of voting, in person absentee voting begins Tuesday, March 21. If you requested an absentee ballot by mail, that should arrive to you this week, if it has not already. You are also invited to vote at your local polling place on Election Day, which is Tuesday, April 4. Sample ballots are available.


  • Northeast Area Plan Open House – March 29, 6-7pm, Madison College, Truax Main Building, 1701 Wright St., Rm D1630: The City of Madison’s Planning Division is excited to announce an Open House for its Northeast Area Plan. The Open House is part of ongoing community outreach efforts to engage with residents about land use, housing, transit, streets, bike, paths, and other community facilities in the region.
  • Madison Parks Earth Day ChallengeApril 22, 10am-12pm. Madison Parks is seeking more than 900 volunteers at 60+ parks to assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, removing sticks, and more. All ages are welcome to participate. Advanced registration is required for anyone 10 years and older.


Take care,

Regina Vidaver