City of Madison

City Council blocks MPD funding for projectile launchers, approves civilian oversight committee

Three council members will sit on work group to appoint community members to oversight committee

City of Madison

City council, local police discuss police reform, reactions to Minneapolis police disbandment announcement

'Police are a band-aid to reasons people’s basic needs aren’t being met, and we need to start talking about the root causes' Common Council Alder says

City of Madison

Common Council attempts to reduce single-use plastic waste, passes plastic straw ordinance

Restaurants to receive citations upon plastic straw infractions after educational grace period

City of Madison

UW freshman launches campaign for common council

Max Prestigiacomo is running for District 8 alder, unopposed

City of Madison

Common Council accepts recommendations from MPD Policy and Procedure Ad Hoc Committee

Some in attendance said creation of independent auditor, civilian review board would be redundant

City of Madison

City council passes $40 wheel tax, effective Feb. 1

Mayor Rhodes-Conway says tax is only way to fund BRT

City of Madison

Four UW students, one alum apply for interim city council position

Accepted applicant to serve out remainder of Avra Reddy's city council term

City of Madison

Madison City Finance Committee recommends $4.1 million in funds for affordable housing projects

Recommendation pending approval by city council

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Banning straws is insufficient — corporations must do more to tackle climate change

Small actions from individuals are important, but ultimately won't solve our problems

City of Madison

Disability Rights Commission opposes new proposal to ban plastic straws

The proposed city ordinance will go before the sustainability committee at the end of October, before a final decision is made