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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Racial equity coordinator announces bid for mayor

Pettaway, who is running on a platform of housing reform, transportation accessibility and overall inclusivity, has spent the last several years thinking about those very issues in her position within the city’s Department of Civil Rights’ Social Justice Initiative.

City engineers were forced to re-close parts of the Capitol City Bike Trail Wednesday, after the pumps draining floodwater from the trail were stolen Tuesday night. 

Stolen water pumps delay flood recovery

Seven of the eight pumps being used to drain the yet-deluged Capital City Bike trail were stolen late Tuesday night, resulting in an additional eight inches of flooding on parts of the trail, according to a statement from Madison’s deputy mayor.

In some places, Madison is still underwater. The Dane County Emergency Management released damage estimates for last month's flooding totaling in the tens of millions. 

The high cost of high water

The Dane County Emergency Management estimates that August’s floods caused more than $39 million dollars of damage to public infrastructure, according to a department release Wednesday morning.

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