On October 31st, 2022, the Town of Madison will dissolve and become absorbed into the cities of Madison and Fitchburg. That means the Town of Madison’s assets and liabilities will soon become distributed between the two cities. The Town of Madison, the City of Madison, and Fitchburg outlined the town’s dissolution and attachment back in […]
The Madison City Council’s Task Force on Structure of City Government has been meeting for nearly two years. They’ve been charged with examining whether changes to city government could help make the City work more effectively for all of its residents, and, particularly, for people of color and low income backgrounds. One task force member, […]
As part of its 2020 capital budget deliberations, the City of Madison adopted Alder Grant Foster’s Vision Zero Traffic Safety amendment. The amendment sets aside $350,000 to fund an analysis of traffic conditions and crash history and implement recommendations that will reduce the severity of specific crashes in west, south, and downtown Madison. Specifically, it […]
Firefighter Union President Mahlon Mitchell was one of nearly fifty union members who attended the City Council’s 2020 budget deliberations last night to voice their support of a proposal to staff a ninth ambulance. Mitchell noted that the union was not seeking increased wages or reduced hours, but rather the City’s support to protect the […]
Abigail Becker, local government reporter for The Cap Times, explains the latest on the Madison capital budget, initiatives in the Dane County budget, and the findings of a jail construction investigation.
Karin Wolf, who oversees the City of Madison’s arts grant programs as an arts administrator, wrote in the latest issue of Our Lives Magazine about the tension between rigid city rules and the unsanctioned spontaneity of street art. Wolf’s story also previews the Momentum Urban Arts Fest, taking place August 24 and organized by Momentum […]