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Alder Brian Benford

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Alder Brian Benford

Contact Information

Home Address:

2722 Center Ave

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 Benford’s Updates

May 10th Things to Ponder

May 10, 2021 1:41 PM

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 10, 2021



20 is Plenty

The Transportation Commission will discuss the 20 is Plenty phase one plan at its meeting on Wednesday.


Report on Recent Gun Violence

The Public Safety Review Committee will receive a report on recent gun violence from MPD at its meeting on Wednesday.


For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here.



Events, activities, seminars, etc.

  • May is Historic Preservation Month.All month, City Engineering will focus on one of the oldest surviving synagogue buildings in the nation, Gates of Heaven.  Throughout May, Engineering will focus on different parts of the Gates of Heaven restoration work on their Facebook and Twitter pages.  Expect to discover things you've never seen before!  Read the press release here.

  • Madison Public Library, The Wisconsin Book Festival and the All of Us Research Program at UW-Madison , are offering two free, virtual events focused on women's physical and mental health as it relates to pregnancy and motherhood. The events will cover similar content, but an English-speaking panel will lead the discussion at the first event, and a Spanish-speaking panel will do so the following day. Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: A Conversation with Community Women about Motherhood will take place on May 12, 6pm-7pm.  El embarazo, Nacimiento, y más allá: Una Conversación con Madres de nuestra comunidad will take place on May 13, 6pm-7pm.  Learn more about these events here.


Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • On May 3, Mayor Rhodes-Conway announced that local donors have contributed over $300,000 to Madison's Guaranteed Income Pilot.Read more here.

  • On May 3, Public Health Madison & Dane County released an update to Emergency Order #16 , which went into effect on May 5, 2021 at 12:01am.  A provision for restaurants and taverns was inadvertently omitted.  Read more here.

  • The 2021 spring yard waste collection is complete.You should not place yard waste at the curb.Read more about what you should do with yard waste now that curbside collection is over.

  • On May 4, the Madison Common Council passed a resolution recognizing May 5 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day.  The Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., will be lit red the week of May 5 to bring awareness to this issue and to honor the victims and their families throughout the country.  Read more here.

  • The Streets Division announces a new schedule for large item collection.Beginning June 1, when residents need large item pickup, they will need to schedule the collection via a work order system that can be accessed on the Streets Division's website. Residents will also use the work order system to pay recycling fees that are necessary for certain items, like appliances or televisions. Read more here.

  • On May 6, 2021, the Madison Public Library Board voted to reopen Madison Public Libraries beginning May 24.  Expanded services will include in-person library browsing, self-pickup holds and checkout, and access to basic desk services in person.Read more here.  Click here to see current availability of library services.

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