Upcoming Neighborhood Events

  • 6 Nov 2017 10:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    High Noon Saloon, Nov 7, 6-7pm

    Madison is one of the most rapidly growing cities in Wisconsin, which puts pressure on city government, neighborhoods and developers to channel that growth to places not only with essential city services but also with crucial amenities like grocery stores. So, what’s the best way for Madison to build great neighborhoods?

    The Cap Times has assembled an outstanding panel to discuss that question. City government reporter Abigail Becker will moderate the panel, whose members are:
    • Michael Ford, an architect and instructor at Madison College whose work on the intersection of hip-hop culture and architecture has gained nationwide attention
    • David Mollenhoff, Madison historian and a key player in the 1960s revitalization of the Marquette neighborhood
    • Tariq Saqqaf, the city of Madison’s neighborhood resource coordinator
    • Heather Stouder, the city of Madison’s planning division director
    • Sheray Wallace, Meadowood neighborhood activist

    The event is free and the panel discussion portion of it will 6-7 p.m. Afterward, city of Madison staff will conduct small group discussion and listening sessions for those who want to stay to gather input for the Imagine Madison project, which seeks community opinions about how and where the city should grow.

    The panel talk is the latest installment in the 2-year-old Cap Times Talks discussion series.

  • 26 Sep 2017 21:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2017 Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable will take place at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on Saturday, October 7th from 8am until noon. Everyone is welcome to this free event. If you know of someone who wants to be more active in their neighborhood, meet community leaders, city officials and staff, and community organizations, or simply would like to get to know how the City of Madison or other organizations could better serve your community, please come and bring others to this event! There will be various workshops, networking opportunities and more.

    Registration is required, but registration accepted at the door starting at 8 a.m.


  • 13 Sep 2017 16:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 5 Sep 2017 17:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:21am

    Addressing Safety, Equity and Opportunity Issues in 2018 Budget

    It has often been the case that cities create solutions to our society’s most pressing challenges. In this time of unprecedented national uncertainty, and political divisiveness at the state level, Madison must once again take the lead. Our local challenges mimic those at the national and state levels. The difference is we are ready to lead. Over the past few months, we have listened closely to our constituents’ concerns, apprehensions and demands. Consistent themes emerge across the city and provides an increased emphasis on work that the Common Council has long valued. While we will never abandon our commitment to quality basic services like snow removal, trash pickup and road maintenance, we believe it is time to strongly, and intentionally, codify our residents’ feedback into a long-term vision for the city of Madison that provides higher levels of safety, equity and opportunity for all of our residents.

    Through a series of 2018 budget listening sessions, we want to hear from as many of our constituents as possible. We hope to hear from people how they believe our city can and should be prioritizing, safety, equity and opportunity for all residents. We look forward to a robust discussion through this budget process. Dates and locations for these budget listening sessions will be maintained on the city council website, and we look forward to collaborating with our colleagues on the Madison Common Council and Dane County Board to ensure your voice is heard.

    We must build and maintain safe neighborhoods via both immediate and long-term investments designed to prevent violence and crime.

    • Madison requires smart investments into equipping law enforcement to adequately address gun violence and other crime.

    Example: The Council supported a DOJ grant proposal submitted to fund 15 new officers. If this is not funded, we will work with command staff to ensure we can responsibly invest in supporting their work to make our community safe from gun violence. 

    • We need to implement a sustainable public health strategy or violence prevention.

    Example: Establish a new “Office of Violence Prevention within Department of Public Health”.

    • Modern solutions need to be pursued regarding serving people who require mental health services or are otherwise in crisis.

    Example: Work with County officials and other stakeholders to begin an exploratory phase of the development of a Restoration Center. 

    We must take bold actions to improve access to housing, promote family supporting jobs, and invest in well-connected communities.

    • Madison needs to seriously improve access to quality affordable housing.

    Example: Acknowledge our housing cost crisis, and double our capital investments intended to spur affordable housing development.
    Example: Pursue recommendations from the 2016 Housing Development Toolkit presented by the Obama White House.
    Example: Ensure that the homeless day resource center has funding to succeed.

    • Madison should be a model for other cities, and for businesses in our community with a funded Paid Family Leave policy.
    • We ought to pursue imaginative neighborhood resources that bring together agencies and resources while creating community-gathering spaces. The Meadowridge Library, Neighborhood Center and Commons is a successful and replicable model for neighborhood centers.

    In order to ensure that economic opportunities exist in our regional and global economy for today’s Madisonians, as well as our children, investments in people and infrastructure are both essential.

    • We must prioritize youth mentoring as a community development funding objective in order to spur the success of our next generation.
    • We need to train people with the skills necessary for a new economy.

    Example: Invest in public and nonprofit programs that provide STEM skills or computer programming training for youth and adults.

    • Our city must push to improve access to quality affordable transportation via better connectivity, more routes and more efficiency. Aggressively pursuing federal funds, and other funding options for Madison Metro.
    • Madison should focus investments that support small businesses and entrepreneurs. Providing emphasis on supporting early stage women-owned or minority-owned businesses.

    The first two dates and locations for the 2018 Budget Listening Session are:

    Wednesday September 6, 2017
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Meadowridge Library
    5726 Raymond Road
    Madison, WI 53711

    Saturday September 9, 2017
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sequoya Library
    4340 Tokay Blvd
    Madison, WI 53711


  • 6 Jul 2017 14:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I hope you enjoyed our 2017 July 4th Parade and Picnic on a perfect day. Thanks to everyone for attending, and thanks to Bob and Katherine Keller for agreeing to be our Grand Marshalls. 

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