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Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin (Sunshine Review).
- Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin city websites
Last rated on November 18, 2012.
- The most current budget is listed.
- Budgets are archived for 14 years.
- Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.
- Meeting agendas are archived for 7 years.
- A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
- Meeting video is available.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- Administrative Officials
- Department heads are listed for each department.
- Building Permits and Zoning
- The most recent audit is posted.
- Audits dating back to 1998 are available.
- Bids and RFPs are posted online.
- Public Records
- The public information officer is identified and maintained by the City Clerk position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- Local Taxes
- Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
- Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
- Residents are able to pay taxes online.
- Administrative Officials
- Personalized emails are not provided for all administrative officials.
- Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
- If the city engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
- Public Records
- Public records request form and fee schedule not provided.
|Paul R. Soglin||Mayor|
|Lauren Cnare||Common Council President, 3rd District Alderman|
|Lisa Subeck||1st District Alderman|
|Bridget R. Maniaci||2nd District Alderman|
|Michael E. Verveer||4th District Alderman|
|Shiva Bidar-Sielaff||5th District Alderman|
|Marsha A. Rummel||6th District Alderman|
|Steve King||7th District Alderman|
|Scott J. Resnick||8th District Alderman|
|Paul E. Skidmore||9th District Alderman|
|Brian L. Solomon||10th District Alderman|
|Chris Schmidt||11th District Alderman|
|Satya V. Rhodes-Conway||12th District Alderman|
|Sue Ellingson||13th District Alderman|
|Tim Bruer||14th District Alderman|
|Larry Palm||15th District Alderman|
|Jill Johnson||16th District Alderman|
|Joseph R. Clausius||17th District Alderman|
|Anita Weier||18th District Alderman|
|Mark Clear||19th District Alderman|
|Matthew J. Phair||20th District Alderman|
- Main article: Wisconsin government sector lobbying
In 2011, Madison spent $15,487 on lobbying efforts. 
In the 2005-2006 Legislative Session, Madison spent roughly $30,000 lobbying the legislature arguing against concealed carry legislation, against the marriage amendment and in favor of embryonic stem cell research, among other things.
Public employee salaries
- Main article: Madison employee salaries
In December of 2010, the city agreed on a new bus contract. Some provisions of the contract stimulate that oder drives cannot increase their public pensions by taking overtime hours. The new contract is also expected to save the city $400,000 annually.
The highest paid bus drive in 2009 earned over $159,000, $79,000 which was in overtime, while seven other bus drivers made more than $100,000 that year.
- Madison, Wisconsin, Budgets, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Meetings, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Elected Officials, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Agencies, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Zoning, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Permits, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Audits, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Bids and RFPs, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, City Clerk, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin, Treasurer, Accessed: November 18, 2012
- Madison, Wisconsin - Open Secrets
- WISC TV, "Reality Check: Taxpayers Pay For Lobbying", February 21, 2007
- State Journal, New bus contract would 'substantially eliminate' possibility of drivers earning six-figure pay, Dec. 8, 2010