After an informational hearing on Madison’s sister city of Kanifing, The Gambia, the Common Council met for over five hours last night, voting to allow more unrelated renters to live […]
What’s the deal with zoning?
A proposed ordinance change would alter the definition of a “family” renting a house zoned as a single family home. The current ordinance defines a family as no more than […]
Proposal To Axe Public Safety Review Committee Introduced to Common Co...
Several bodies have oversight over policing in Madison. Under state statute, the notoriously opaque Madison Police and Fire Commission is tasked with discipline, hiring, and firing of any officers in […]
Council Votes to Shelve Landmark Designation for Filene House
Located at 1617 Sherman Avenue near Tenney Park, the nondescript building is known as the Filene House. It’s named for Edward Filene, founder of the Credit Union National Association, or […]
Plan Commission Approves Amendment to TOD Overlay Districts
The city’s Plan Commission has approved a plan to increase housing density and allow more flexibility around zoning requirements along the city’s bus lines. In practice, the proposal would allow […]
District 2 Alder Patrick Heck Not Seeking Reelection
Last month, District 2 alder Patrick Heck announced that he won’t be seeking reelection this spring. Heck is one of five Madison alders who have announced they won’t be running […]