October 2019
IN THIS EDITION
  • AGMV: a winning initiative
  • Water Resources: water quality actions for every season
  • Plan Amendments: Dane USA + SSA expansion data
  • Community Events: Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable, Sustain Dane Summit, Climate Crisis Forum
  • We're moving!
REGIONAL UPDATES
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NEWS FROM AROUND
THE REGION
Stay up to date with our roundup of planning and development news from around the region.
AGMV: A WINNING INITIATIVE
AGMV received an APA-WI Chapter Award in Planning Excellence at the Upper Midwest Planning Conference this month. AGMV was recognized in the Best Practice category, which emphasizes results and how innovative planning practices help create better, more resilient communities. 

Looking for a refresher on key survey findings? Click below to view the recently released detailed survey report.
WATER RESOURCES
LEAF-FREE STREETS
Did you know that more than 50% of phosphorus in urban stormwater can come from leaves in the street? When it rains, stormwater flows through leaf piles in streets creating a phosphorus rich “leaf tea” that travels through storm drains to our lakes. The excess phosphorus leads to toxic algae blooms, low oxygen levels and green murky water in our lakes.

The good news: there are lots of things you can do to help keep streets leaf-free, like signing up for alerts that remind you to rake before it rains.
WI SALT WISE PARTNERSHIP
Wisconsinites are seeing increasing salt levels in our lakes, streams and drinking water. These increased levels threaten our fisheries, tourism, economy, quality of life, and the health of our waters. Fall is the perfect time to refresh our winter salt management knowledge before the snow and ice arrive.

WI Salt Wise is a coalition of organizations from across Dane County working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams, and drinking water.
PLAN AMENDMENTS
DANE URBAN SERVICE AREA
AMENDMENT
Planning done well brings together different perspectives and interests to find solutions for mutual benefit and the common good. The Village of Dane's recent application to amend the Dane Urban Service Area offered CARPC staff just such an opportunity, in this case to balance residential growth, regional water quality, and agricultural production.
SEWER SERVICE AREA PLANNING BY THE NUMBERS
If you were to walk through our front door today, you would be in for a surprise. After roughly twelve years in the City-County Building, CARPC is moving to a new location at 100 State Street. The stacks of old maps and reports all around our office cover over a half century of planning. Sifting through these documents has been quite the history lesson. As it turns out, a number of milestones are aligning for our office and for planning this year.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ROUND TABLE
The City of Madison's Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable will bring together hundreds of the most thoughtful, conscious, and caring people involved in neighborhoods across the city. Residents, neighborhood groups, nonprofits, faith-based leaders and local elected officials will join Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway on November 2 at the Madison Central Library.
SUSTAIN DANE SUMMIT
The 11th annual Sustain Dane Summit will take place on November 19 at Promega. Join in for a day of sustainability learning, connection, inspiration and action. Gain new skills, relationships, and ideas for creating a stronger, more resilient community. Featuring speakers Dayna Cunningham (MIT CoLab), Gyasi Ross (storyteller from the Blackfeet Nation), local elected officials, and Live Forward awardees.
CLIMATE CRISIS SERIES:
WHY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MATTER
The League of Women Voters of Dane County is hosting a forum at the Capitol Lakes Health Center Auditorium at 7pm on November 6. The second in LWVDC's Climate Crisis Series, "Why Local Governments Matter" will feature local government experts exploring solutions and strategies to address climate crisis problems. This event is free, open to the public, and will also be live streamed on LWVDC's Facebook page.
CARPC NEWS
WE'RE MOVING!
On October 28, CARPC will officially make the move to 100 State Street. We look forward to closer collaboration with our new roommates, the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (as well as closer proximity to Ian's Pizza).

Please excuse any delays or technical difficulties as we work to pack and update our file storage systems over the next several weeks.
UPCOMING EVENTS
NEXT RPC MEETING
November 14, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Madison Water Utility Office
119 E Olin Avenue
Madison, WI 53713