August 11 Update

We’ve reached the dog days of summer and I hope everyone has been able to take advantage of all the fantastic summer events available in Madison. Our District 15 Alder, Grant Foster, always shares upcoming events on his blog and even has a Google calendar of events you can subscribe to- sign up for his updates (even if you aren’t in District 15!) by visiting his city web-page here.

The County Board only meets once in July, so next week is the first meeting since our July 11 meeting. For a review of July 11’s meeting, you can find my agenda summary and the official minutes on the County Board Agendas & Minutes page. You can also find an overview of August 15’s agenda on that same page. At the July 11 County Board meeting, my appointment by the County Board Chair to the City-County Homelessness Issues Committee was unanimously approved. I am grateful and fortunate to be able to serve on this committee addressing such an important issue facing our county. Stay tuned later this month for a special issues-based update on some of the committee’s current work and other initiatives in Dane County addressing the issue.

Current Events Updates:

Ace Apartments The Ace Apartments is the mixed-use development that has been proposed for the Sentry site on Cottage Grove Road, and includes 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and affordable housing for people with disabilities. Movin' Out's The Ace Apartments proposal has received the needed tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration (WHEDA). They have been awarded the tax credits because Heartland Housing returned the credits they were awarded for their project on South Park Street.

Meeting dates/locations: Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 pm, Door Creek Church, Room 108, 602 Dominion Dr, Madison, WI 53718.

F-35s / Truax Field Read the most recent memo with information on the new Environmental Impact Statements. You can view the summary report from the Air Force Air National Guard by clicking here. The EIS and accompanying information covers five potential sites, Madison being one of them. For even more information, visit their website. Please note, the county does not have a decision-making role regarding this project. While there will be an update at the next Airport Commission meeting, there is no decision item. The decision on where to house the F35s will be made by the National Guard Bureau on the federal level.

Meeting dates/locations: The National Guard Bureau will hold a public hearing regarding the EIS at the Alliant Energy Center on September 12th from 5-8 PM.

How to contact me: 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. If I cannot answer it, I will do my best to find someone who can. I talk regularly with your City of Madison alders and we keep each other informed of issues and concerns for our community. 

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