The Madison Common Council held a meeting Tuesday night to discuss and vote on many important agenda points, including discussion on the Judge Doyle Square project and increasing parking fees. But the most prominent item of the night was the election of a new Common Council president.
Mayor Paul Soglin addressed the city’s Plan Commission Monday to urge support for a moratorium on food and drink establishments in downtown Madison until the completion of a retail study of the area.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said in a letter Monday he is prohibiting city government employees from traveling to North Carolina until further notice, citing “state-sanctioned LGBT discrimination.”
Madison has always been perceived as a biking community, and as the weather has started to turn this spring, that’s all the more evident, with thousands of bicyclists hitting the network of trails that interconnect most of the city.
The anti-vax movement gained traction in the news after the first Measles death in 12 years was reported last spring.
An accident at the corner of North Broom Street and West Johnson Street resulted in an SUV being flipped and a Madison Metro bus being damaged, according to Madison Fire Department Spokesperson Joe Seifert. The accident was reported at 11:04 p.m. and six emergency units responded, according to MFD.
Madison Fire Department is on Lake Mendota working to rescue a boat that lost engine power and started taking on water, according to a Dane County Public Safety Communications Duty Supervisor. The supervisor said a boat ran out of gas.
Management of the Orpheum Theater will soon change hands from a local family to Live Nation Entertainment, a national event and concert promotion company.
Emily W. Paul, now 17, vanished from Florida on April 13, 2013. Bay County investigators believe someone with whom she was acquainted picked her up in Southport on her own accord. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said they are renewing their plea for help to reunite Paul with her family and believe that she could be in Madison, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. The report said she was last known to be 4 feet 10 inches and about 100 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
The Capital Times held a panel discussion Tuesday evening to discuss inequities and reforms in the criminal justice system on both a national and state level.
Officials from Madison Area Technical College held a student and community forum Tuesday night to answer questions regarding the possible 50-year lease of the downtown campus.
Common Council held a discussion Tuesday night to discuss a proposal that would restructure several facets of city government that Ald. David Ahrens, District 15, and Ald. Mark Clear, District 19, announced March 16.
Parisi urges Walker not to sign any discriminatory bills, bans nonessential travel to Mississippi, North CarolinaBy Miller Jozwiak | Apr. 12, 2016
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi sent a letter to Gov. Scott Walker Monday in which he urged Walker not to sign any laws that allow for discrimination based on sexual orientation. Parisi also suspended all nonessential travel to states with these laws. Parisi stressed the business impacts other states have seen due to new laws that allow discrimination against the LGBT community on religious grounds. In the letter, he noted PayPal decided not to build its global operations center in North Carolina after the state passed the law.
The City of Madison Board of Estimates approved a proposal Monday to raise parking prices and made a final selection for a Judge Doyle Square development team.
Three people were arrested in Madison this weekend in separate incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Madison Police Department incident reports.
A series of six unsolved weapons violations throughout Madison plagued the city over the weekend, according to the Madison Police Department. The first occurred on the 1800 block of Helene Parkway around 6:30 Friday night.
Brian Primm called 911 to report his Mercedes Benz stolen around 1 a.m. Thursday, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. Primm told an MPD officer he last saw the car parked and locked on the 100 block of West Dayton Street, near the Capitol.
The Madison Police Department reported 167 employee recognitions for extraordinary service and two internal disciplines during the first quarter of 2016, according to a press release. The 167 positive recognitions included acknowledgement from inside the department and citizen thank-yous in the form of emails, letters and voice mails.