Alder Brian Benford
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Benford’s Updates
Week of July 12th things to consider!
Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 12, 2021
Reindahl Park Encampment and Alternative Emergency Sheltering
The City-County Homelessness Issues Committee will be discussing a resolution directing City staff to enforce ordinances at Reindahl Park and a resolution on a proposed emergency shelter tiny house village at its meeting on Monday.
For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here
Events, activities, seminars, etc.
- Downtown Madison businesses are excited to share the return of Maxwell Street Days to State Street. This year's event, now in its 44th year, expands from three days to four, July 15 – July 18. Click here for hours and a list of the 60+ participating businesses.
- The Madison Senior Center welcomes guests back to the building on July 13, 2021, at reduced capacity. Read more here.
Upcoming, public-facing COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics, as organized by Public Health Madison & Dane County:
Friday, July 9: Cambridge Concerts in the Park, 4pm-8 pm
Monday, July 12: Jason Glenn Hair Salon, 12pm-7 pm
Monday, July 12: Mercado Marimar, 11 am-1 pm
Thursday, July 15: Lussier Community Center, 2pm-4 pm
Vaccination appointments and walk-ins are also available at multiple public health clinic locations. Please see the Public Health website for details. You can find details and see a map of all upcoming public clinics on the Public Health website. Public Health Madison & Dane County's COVID-19 Data Snapshot is released every Thursday. You can read their weekly blog post for a summary of the week's data. For a weekly summary of talking points around COVID-19 in Dane County, please check out Public Health's hot topics document in their Google Drive.
Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.
The City of Madison is rapidly restoring in-person access to City services, while maintaining increased access online and via phone.To learn more, read this update on opening of City service desks.
The City of Madison is excited to announce the launch of the Carts in Parks Vending Pilot Program this summer into fall! This program will provide daily food cart vending in 20 parks around Madison, support community-driven micro vending markets, reduce the barriers to vending in city parks, provide greater food access, and enhance our community gathering spaces.Read more here.
The food scraps recycling program at the Streets Division drop-off sites will end on July 17, 2021.After that date, residents who had been using the food scraps program should instead place the food scraps into the trash, or find alternative composting options, such as available private services or composting appropriate scraps in backyard bins.Read more here.
Save the Date
After a year of virtual events, the Madison Night Market is returning, and this year the event moves ONTO State Street!Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. The Market will run from 4pm – 9pm on August 19, September 16, October 22, and December 16.Learn more here.
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