- All Agencies
- Building Inspection
- Civil Rights
- Common Council
- Community Development
- Economic Development
- Employee Assistance Program
- Goodman Pool
- Housing Authority
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Madison City Channel
- Madison Public Library
- Madison Senior Center
- Mayor's Office
- Metro Transit
- Monona Terrace
- Municipal Court
- Office of Business Resources
- Office of Economic Revitalization
- Office of Real Estate Services
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Parking Utility
- Planning, Community & Economic Development
- Public Health Madison & Dane County
- Public Works
- Streets & Recycling
- Traffic Engineering
- Warner Park Community Recreation Center
- Water Utility
eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin April 2016
Project SOAR Kickoff
Recently I joined 100 Black Men of Madison President, Dr. Floyd Rose; Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Cheatham; United Way of Dane County President and CEO, Renee Moe; Police Chief Mike Koval; County Executive Joe Parisi; Journey Mental Health Executive Director, Bill Greer; and CUNA Mutual Executive Director, Steve Goldberg, to kick off the 100 Black Men's new initiative, Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness or Project SOAR. Read more »
City News & Updates
Congratulations Madison Public Library!
I was pleased to hear that the Madison Public Library has been placed among the 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! The National Medal, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Service, recognizes institutions that have shown a commitment to innovative public service in their community.
For years the Madison Public Libraries have provided accessible facilities for learning, activities, children's programming, and internet access. I could not be more proud of the work they have done thus far and will continue to do to serve our Madison community and am confident that they are deserving of this recognition. Congratulations on this achievement and thank you for all you do!
City Spring Services
- Get your Spring Leaf and Garden Waste ready for collection starting on Monday, April 4. Each household will receive two collections during Spring.
- Volunteer for the Earth Day Challenge.
- Drop off your yard waste at one of the drop off sites.
- Use Report a Problem to let City staff know about a pothole, a down street sign, or to report graffiti.
- Parks Athletic Fields, Open or Closed? The best and ONLY way to know if your field is open for play is to call the Rainout Line (608)267-8787. Weekdays the line will be updated by 2:00pm, weekends and holidays the line will be updated by 9:00am. The line will be updated if fields are questionable, if no update by times listed, fields are open for play.
It's not too soon to be thinking about Make Music Madison!
June 21, 2016 is the city's first mid-week event, so think about the new possibilities for venues and musicians, and join me in planning your day accordingly. Coffee shops, restaurants, and businesses all over Madison will be looking for musicians to fill their locations with song. Coffee with a choral group, breakfast serenaded by a banjo, the possibilities are endless.
If you have questions, want to participate, donate, or volunteer, check out the event website at makemusicmadison.org. There are hundreds of area residents who have been volunteering and organizing this event for months and I am grateful for their involvement.
It's going to be another great event!
The City of Madison Forestry Section has confirmed multiple infestations of Emerald Ash Borer in neighborhoods not previously impacted. New infestation sites are shown in the most current EAB Infestations Map
As of December 2015, over 9,800 ash trees on the terrace have been treated, over 2,200 ash trees on the terrace have been removed; 744 trees have been replanted and more than 1,000 additional trees are scheduled to be planted in 2016.
Join the Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) at the Madison Bird & Nature Festival featuring a live Snowy Owl and Peregrine Falcon. A perfect, free event for the whole family! Come out from 1-4 pm, Sunday, April 17!
EITCs help families and individuals who earn low-to-moderate incomes keep more of what they earn. They lower taxes, add to wages and make work more affordable. An Earned Income Tax Credit can result in thousands of extra dollars to families - yet every year, many families who think they're not eligible fail to claim them.
If you have earned income but don't think you need to file, it may be beneficial to file to see if you qualify for the credit.
Free tax assistance is available at the Richard Dilley Tax Center located in the Villager Mall, at 2300 South Park Street. Open every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday through April 15, no appointment is required.
The information can also be accessed by contacting 2-1-1 or the Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center at (608) 261-5077, or by reading the "Would You Like Free Help With Your 2015 Taxes?" Spanish and Hmong brochure.
Madison's first ever Maker Faire will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center! This family friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers-anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
Go to makerfairemadison.com for more information about the event and to purchase tickets.
Get Ready for Summer!
- There are lots of fun things to do and see in Madison!
- Register your child for Swimming Lessons at Goodman Pool, on Olin Avenue
- Sign your child up for MSCR Summer Classes and Camps at Warner Park Community Recreation Center
- Enjoy Ride the Drive - July 31, 2016
- Check out the many Summer Kids Programs at your Madison Public Library
- Plan to attend one or all of the Monona Terrace Rooftop Concert series
- Spend time in the various gardens at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Come to Monona Terrace for Lakeside Kids on Wednesday mornings and enjoy this eclectic and educational program designed for children ages four and up.
April Events Calendar Highlight
Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Rooftop Garden, Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop, topped off with crossed fingers for a crystal clear Madison evening! Young and old alike are invited to view celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Activities include short kid-friendly presentations on the moon and other celestial phenomena, and a kid's fun zone with educational games and prizes! Fun for the whole family!
In the case of inclement weather, please call (608) 261-4000 after 5 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.
Go to the City Event Calendar for more fun City and Community events!
- Project SOAR Kickoff
- March is Voter ID Month!
- Congratulations Madison Public Library!
- Madison Unpaid Ticket Resolution Day
Go to Mayor Soglin's Blog.