What: City of Madison Listening Session about Street Use Events with Neighborhoods & Residents
When: Thursday, April 5, 6-8 pm
Where: Goodman Parks Facilities Building, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway (off Olin Av), First floor meeting room. Google Maps: Goodman Parks Facilities Building
This facility is served by Metro Transit Route 13: http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/schedules/Route13/index.cfm
The City of Madison is fortunate to have an abundance of festivals, runs, concerts, marches, and other outdoor activities planned on the isthmus each year. However, that also brings challenges for City staff, budgets, Metro bus riders, neighbors, and visitors. The City of Madison is engaged in an analysis of special events in the downtown area and your feedback is requested.
Who should attend? Anyone who attends or is impacted by City Street Use Events, Festivals, and Marches – especially those downtown on the Isthmus. City staff will give an overview of concerns about events reaching a “maximum capacity” and facilitate a discussion to learn your concerns and ideas for the future of events downtown. This includes festivals, races, parades, marches, and demonstrations that close down a City street in the downtown area. (This meeting is not focused on events that are just held in City Parks.) This is part of a Racial Equity and Social Justice Analyses of the permitting process for special events on City streets.
We look forward to a continued collaborative effort as we plan for the future of outdoor activities in downtown Madison. You are an important voice in this process and we want to hear from you. Our discussion will consider issues such as the number, location, size, and length (time and number of days) of events, particularly those on the isthmus, and the impact this has on residents, businesses and city services, staff, and resources. We look forward to your insights.
Please use this email, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions or comments. Hope to see you April 5!
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