Common Council Election Results

On April 4, City of Madison residents elected seven new alderpeople* and secured additional terms for 12 incumbents, seven of whom faced challengers. Results for District 14 will not be confirmed until April 7.New alders will be sworn in the morning of April 18. They will participate in their first Common Council meeting later that day at 6:30 p.m.

Also on April 4, a majority of voters said yes to the municipal referendum to stagger alder terms. Alders in even-numbered districts (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will be up for election in even-numbered years and alders in odd-numbered districts (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will be up for election in odd-numbered years. The 2025 Spring Election shall include one-year terms for alders in even-numbered districts. In subsequent elections, the term for all alders shall be two years.

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life

The American Red Cross is making homes fire resistant through the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. At no cost, you can have the Red Cross visit your home and demonstrate some simple changes that will help protect your family against fires including:

  • Free smoke alarm installation if no working smoke alarms are present in your home
  • Guidance in developing a Family Disaster Plan
  • Valuable emergency preparedness tips and information

Visit the Red Cross webpage to learn more and to setup your free appointment.

Stormwater, Parks, Land Use and more at West Area Open House on May 10!

The West Area Plan team will host an Open House on May 10 at Lussier Community Education Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 55 S. Gammon Road. Individuals, families and other community members encouraged to drop in to hear short City agency presentations at 6:45 p.m. on projects spanning land use planning, transportation, stormwater management, water quality protection, parks and open space and more. Residents will then have the chance to talk with staff to learn more including how these projects may affect them and how they can be involved. FOOD and INTERPRETATION for SPANISH and ARABIC languages. Visit the West Area Plan webpage to learn more, and to sign up for the email list to receive regular West Area Plan updates.

Please update your Neighborhood Association profile on the City website by April 30

If your organization has been formally recognized, it will be listed with a descriptive profile that neighbors, businesses, community based organizations, and educational institutions use to find out about your group. Please find your group on our City website, review the information, and update only the information that needs to be changed here. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Madison Parks Earth Day Challenge

Join Madison Parks for this year’s Earth Day Challenge and volunteer to help clean up your neighborhood park on Saturday, April 22! For more than 20 years, Madison Parks has honored Earth Day by recruiting volunteers for the Earth Day Challenge. This year, Madison Parks is seeking more than 900 volunteers at 60+ parks to assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, removing sticks, and more. All ages are welcome to participate. Advanced registration is required for anyone 10 years and older. Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. REGISTER ONLINE

Streets Division Updates

  • Brush collection has started. Curious how to do it right? Check out our video! You get five curbside pickups opportunities. To learn the dates when you can set out your brush, go to
  • Yard waste collection starts for certain residents the week of April 16. We have a video for yard waste pickup, too. To get the dates when you should set out yard waste, go to
  • Drop-off sites are now on expanded hours. To get the drop-off site hours and locations, go to
  • Are you recycling right? How sure are you? 17.6% of what is placed into our recycling carts is trash that should not be in your recycling. You can brush up on your recycling rules by picking up a copy of the Recyclopedia today. They are available from any Madison Public Library, or you can contact the Streets Division to have one mailed to your home.

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