• My Position on PFAS Posted 12/16/2019

    I’ve received several emails from residents worried that I am not sufficiently concerned about PFAS in Madison’s waterways. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more »
  • Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable 2019 Posted 10/31/2019

    Over the past 22 years, the Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable has been a great platform for those of us who want to learn and share ideas that motivate us to work collaboratively for a more thriving and equitable place to live. This is why I would like to invite you to attend the Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable, scheduled for Saturday, November 2, at the Madison Central Library from 9:00 am to noon. Read more »
  • Not My Kind of Tea: Keeping Leaf Tea from Entering Our Lakes Posted 10/28/2019

    Anybody who has been to one of my “Meet Your Mayor” coffee shop chats knows that I love a hot cup of tea. But there is one kind of tea I don’t like: leaf tea. Leaf tea is the result of fall leaves mixing with rainwater. The leaves leach phosphorus into the water and the resulting brew travels through our storm sewers and into our lakes. In fact, 50% of the phosphorus that reaches our lakes from urban areas is from leaf tea, and the high phosphorus loads in our lakes can result in toxic algae blooms, low oxygen levels and green murky waters. Read more »
  • MetroForward>> a Rapid Transit Plan to Decrease Congestion, Combat Climate Change and Build the Backbone for a Vibrant Economy Posted 09/19/2019

    ­ This week, I unveiled my rapid transit plan called MetroForward>> a major investment in transit which will speed workforce transportation, reduce congestion and drive times, and build the transportation backbone of a vibrant regional economy. Read more »
  • 2020 Executive Capital Budget & Capital Improvement Plan Posted 09/03/2019

    Every budget is a statement of our values. My capital budget is rooted in my vision of how Madison can be a great city for everyone. A place where individuals and families thrive. A place where businesses start up, grow and prosper. A place where many come to study and play. Read more »
  • 100+ Days Posted 08/20/2019

    It’s been four months since I was sworn in, and honestly – it’s been a whirlwind. During this time, I’ve been focused on building a team and laying the groundwork for collaborations that will help us build a city where everyone can thrive. Read more »
  • City of Madison Update on Downtown Power Outage Posted 07/19/2019

    The City of Madison is working to keep our community safe during this power outage. Updates will be provided as soon as information is available. Traffic Safety There are a number of intersections running on generators, and we’re working to identify which intersections are still in need. Right now, there are a number of intersections running on generators. Power is being restored in a number of areas so the situation is improving. When an intersection is dark, not flashing, those intersections should be treated as a four-way stop. Read more »
  • Spotlight on One of Our AASPIRE Interns Posted 06/11/2019

    On April 29, 2019, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) established a 100% renewable energy resolution, becoming the largest school district in the U.S. to make this commitment. Behind this movement was Charles Hua, who helped launch and organize the 100% Renew Madison campaign. A student at Harvard College, Charles is interning this summer with the City of Madison Engineering Division to help implement the City’s own 100% renewable energy resolution. Read more »

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