In 2011 Madison’s Common Council approved the Madison Sustainability Plan: Fostering Environmental, Economic and Social Resilience.
Many of the changes we would like to see are goals Madison has already adopted as part of the Sustainability Plan. These are our favorite excerpts from the plan:
Natural Systems – Goal 7: Restore and Maintain Natural Habitat
5. Create a comprehensive tree program, with tree maintenance, tree preservation ordinance and species variation.
8. Minimize loss of tree cover and green space in public rights of way.
9. Promote, expand and replace tree canopy trees whenever possible and encourage landowner collaboration on strengthening tree canopy and woodlands.
10. Create a policy to facilitate underground placement of power lines and overhead wires.