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  • Building Resilience in the Face of Extreme Weather

    In the last five years, the City has invested almost $50M into making our stormwater systems more resilient. This stormwater work is vital to address flood-prone areas across the city in a more equitable way.

    Category: Sustainability

  • City Staff Monitoring Flood Watch

    Flood Watch Dane County is under a flood watch, which is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

  • Madison Listed as Top Midsized Metro Area for Advancing Sustainability Goals

    I have two major sustainability accomplishments to share today.

    Category: Sustainability

  • National Recognition for Madison’s Efforts to Embrace Nature Everywhere

    Last August, the Madison Region was named a

    Category: Sustainability

  • Make Music Madison Returns June 21st

    June 21st is the first day of summer, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to embrace the rhythm of community and creativity. Make Music Madison, our annual one-day, free city-wide event is returning, so let’s come together with…

  • City Employees Shine After Severe Weather

    The storms that rolled through Madison on Tuesday evening were incredibly destructive. The good news is there were no injuries. The clean-up however, will take not just days, but in some cases, weeks. Our City teams, though, anticipated the event…

  • Help Craft Destination Madison's Vision

    Destination Madison is conducting a Resident Sentiment Study to get a pulse on perceptions of the tourism industry from people living throughout the Madison area.As someone who lives in Madison, you are familiar with what the City has to offer, what…

  • May 2024 #TEAMCITY Award Remarks

    I want to share my remarks for our recent #TeamCity Awards.Continuing our tradition launched in 2020, we are gathered here to celebrate 7 outstanding City of Madison employees and 5 outstanding City Teams of various backgrounds for their excellent…

  • Property Tax Assessments vs Property Taxes

    Recently, property tax assessments were mailed to property owners in Madison. I thought it would be useful to share some information about the relationship between assessments, taxes, and the City’s budget.

  • Taking Care of Our Trees

    As we welcome the spring weather, we also welcome the new leaves budding out and the daffodils and tulips emerging from the ground.The City of Madison is a city that values and protects its trees. We provide over 96,000 street trees throughout the…

    Category: Sustainability

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