The city of Madison is pushing to shut down a community fridge on East Johnson street, citing violations of zoning policy. The fridge, which offers free food and drinks to food insecure Madisonians, is a grassroots initiative organized by residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Located just up the street from Burnie’s Rock Shop, […]
At a meeting last October, the Madison Common Council rejected a proposed ban on tear gas. Instead, alders ordered the Madison Police Department (MPD) to conduct an internal review on their historical use of the chemical suppressant, and to research and recommend alternative methods for crowd control and de-escalation. The report was released in January, […]
In District 2, Benji Ramirez is running against incumbent Patrick Heck. Tune in to see where the candidate stand on issues facing Madison and this district on the Isthmus. You can watch the debate on WORT’s Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. We are taking your questions for this debate— head to this form to submit a question […]
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During its meeting Monday night, the City of Madison’s plan commission advanced an ordinance that would impose stricter regulations on short-term tourist rentals like Airbnb operations. The City first created regulations for these operations in 2013 to prevent out-of-town owners from turning Madison’s affordable housing stock into “party houses.” But, City of Madison Zoning Administrator […]
Nina Kravinsky sat down with the candidates running to represent District 2 on the Madison City Council: Patrick Heck and Jim White.