City Projects Using RESJI Tools

The RESJI tool is used as part of the development of City policies, plans, programs and budgets. We use this tool to facilitate conscious consideration of equity and examine how communities of color and low-income populations will be affected by a proposed action/decision of the City.

  Agency/org. Project Tool(s) used Purpose & outcomes (if applicable)
1 Clerk’s Office 2014-15 and 2016-17 work plans Equity & Empowerment Lens (Mult. Co.); RESJI analysis Adopted new mission, vision, work plan and evaluation plan with racial equity goals.
2 Streets Division Analysis of neighborhood trash pickup RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Recommendations to adjust large item pickup schedule based on neighborhood & seasonal needs.
3 Madison Out of School Time (MOST) Coalition Strategic planning RESJI analysis.(fast-track) Adopted strategic directions, including target populations, informed by racial equity analysis. Madison Out-of-School Time locator.
4 Public Health Madison & Dane County Dog breeding & licensing ordinance RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Accepted recommendation to table initial legislation & develop better policy through more inclusive outreach; updated policy adopted.
5 Fire Department Planning for new fire station RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Recommendations for advancing racial equity and inclusive community engagement; development scheduled for 2016-17.
6 Metro Transit Succession planning for management hires RESJI equitable hiring checklist First woman of color promoted to Metro management position in over 20 years.
7 Human Resources Department 2015 & 2016 work plans RESJI analysis (fast-track & comprehensive) 2015 plan reflects staff input; 2016 work plan to include stakeholder input (est. 10/15).
8 Human Resources Department City hiring process RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Human Resources 2015 racial equity report
9 Economic Development Division Public Market District project RESJI analysis (comprehensive) 10 recommendations proposed to Local Food Committee for incorporation into larger plan.
10 Public Health Strategic planning RESJI analysis (fast-track) Incorporation of staff & stakeholder input, racial equity priorities, to guide goals & objectives (est. 11/15).
11 Planning, Community & Econ. Dev. Dept. Judge Doyle Square development (public/private, TIF-funded) RESJI analysis (fast-track); ongoing consultation Highlight opportunities for advancement of racial equity; identify potential impacts & unintended consequences; document public-private development for lessons learned and best practices.
12 Parks Division Planning for accessible playground TBD Ensure full consideration of decisions as informed by community stakeholders, with a focus on communities of color and traditionally marginalized communities, including people with disabilities.
13 Fire Department Updates to promotional processes TBD Offer fair and equitable opportunities for advancement (specifically Apparatus Engineer promotions).
14 NRT Embedded racial equity as core principle of NRT's RESJI analysis (fast-track) Subsequent projects and budgets focus on racial equity to neighborhoods. Admin. training. City resolution establishing RESJI.
15 Park Division Warner Park visioning session    
16 Human resources discussion series      
17 IT Department Digital divide conversation on going RESJI analysis (fast-track) Digital divide conversation on going.
18 Public Health Animal licensing policies. RESJI analysis Update of “Back-by” policy for animal licensing non-compliance penalty.
19 Metro Equitable Workforce Plan   Established equitable workforce team.
20 IT Department Hiring RESJI analysis (fast-track) Rethink how people enter City Of Madison.
21 Library. Outreach RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Library tell us community engagement tool.
22 Engineering Equitable Workforce Plan Equitable Hiring Tool Used new strategies for hiring and hired two non-white engineering (Inc. Woman).
23 TE& P Equitable Workforce Plan RESJI analysis (fast-track) Had conversation about testing/hiring process with Human Resources (ABC).
24 TE& P   RESJI analysis (fast-track) City’s Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motor-vehicle Commission –Policy Review Traffic Calming program.
25 Planning, Community & Econ. Devel. Dept. Judge Doyle Square development (public/private, TIF-funded) RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Incorporation of staff & stakeholder input, racial equity recommendations, to guide BOE’s RFP process (04/16).
26 Engineering Equitable Force Plan RESJI analysis (fast-track) Equity tool on sewer rates.
27 Metro Equitable Workforce Plan RESJI analysis (comprehensive) RESJI analysis of Jenifer St. detour – Metro. Starting Metro's equity team.
28 Water Equitable Workforce Plan RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Equity impact analysis of tiered water rate structure.
29 RESJI RESJI   Work with YWCA to indentify interns.
30 RESJI RESJI   Kicked Off Part 3 Training
31 RESJI RESJI   Second year as member of GARE – Scene as Municipality Leader in Racial Equity and Social Justice.
31 RESJI Poster Campaign   Why Focus on Race? And Bias Harms Lives – widely received and requested by non city agency for display (MMSD, Nehemiah, and several community centers).
31 MPD Midtown RESJI analysis (comprehensive) Four (4) phase the design/build of the midtown police station.
32 MPD Madison Police Review Committee Equity Discussion Ongoing
33 Outside Request Outside Request RESJI Tools/ Trainings City of St Louis
34 Outside Request Outside Request RESJI Tools/Trainings Catholic Charities – Madison
35 Outside Request Outside Request RESJI Tools/Trainings Goodman Center
36 Community Common Council RESJI Tools Bussing Issues & introduction to racial equity tools.
37 Mayor Office Mayor's NH Conference RESJI Tools Mayor's NH Conference –Tools Training presentation
38 Library Staff Day RESJI Tool/Training Speak to everyone about the city's racial equity and social justice initiatives.
39 Park Department Park Impact Fee Policy RESJI review RESJI analysis (comprehensive) RESJI analysis done on the proposed impact fee policy.
40 Outside Request Outside request RESJI Tools University of California, Berkeley, Interdisciplinary Studies – International Economic Development
41 Park Engineering, and Olbrich Gardens Olbrich Gardens Expansion RESJI analysis (fast-track) Staff from Engineering, Parks, and Olbrich Gardens to facilitate a racial equity analysis on the first phase of an expansion of Olbrich Gardens.
42 Outside Request Outside Request RESJI Tools City of Boston – Public Health Commission: adopted parts of our Racial Equity Tools.
43 Economic Dev. Div   Presentation to Core Team – Equity infused City’s Economic Development Strategy (now dubbed “Connect Madison)
44 WI Dept of Health Services Outside Request RESJI training content, tools Training & technical assistance with DHS Health Equity Team and Tobacco Prevention & Control Program.
45 Public Health Management training RESJI training content & tools Monthly trainings scheduled from Sept. – Nov.
46 Brookline, MA Outside Request RESJI Framework & Tools Sharing Madison’s approach to racial equity and social justice; experience with GARE.
47 GARE & Member Cities Outside Request Webinar presentations Sharing Madison’s approach to racial equity and social justice with other GARE jurisdictions, including 2016 learning cohorts in Northern & Southern CA & MN.
48 Public Health Tobacco-free parks & beaches ordinance draft RESJI analysis Assessment of potential benefits, burdens & unintended consequences of ordinance; recommendations for maximum benefit & minimal burdens on marginalized groups.
49 Public Health Increase in forfeiture fee for tobacco sales to minors RESJI analysis Assessment of potential benefits, burdens & unintended consequences of policy change; recommendations for maximum benefit & minimal burdens on marginalized groups.
50 Water Utility Residential tiered water rate structure RESJI analysis Assessment of potential benefits, burdens & unintended consequences of rate structure; recommendations for maximum benefit & minimal burdens on marginalized groups.
51 Public Health Health & Racial Equity professional development series RESJI training content, tools Monthly training & discussion series for management and staff; utilizing current content, research & tools; ongoing since January 2015.
52 Public Health Baseline assessment BARHII toolkit
CCC exec. assn’t
GARE org. assn’t.
Quantitative and qualitative analysis of organization-wide readiness, current application, assets and opportunities for growth; will re-assess annually.
53 Madison Police Department Presentation to Management Team RESJI Overview RESJI Overview in connection with Judgment Under the Radar.
54 Madison Police Department Racial Disparities Impact Committee (RDIC) RESJI Overview RESJI Overview in connection with Judgment Under the Radar.
55 Madison Police Department Police Staffing Study RESJI analysis (fast-track) Develop a methodology for selecting “comparable cities”.
54 Mayor’s Office/ City Attorney Pedestrian Highway Safety Ordinance RESJI analysis (fast-track) The purpose of the pending amendment is to bring MGO 12.325, Solicitations on the Highway.
55 HR HR Request RESJI Training Creation of Council RESJI session, Implicit Bias on regular training calendar, and session entitled Communicating Around Race and Oppression.
56 HR HR Request RESJI Training Department training on racial equity and impact to it’s work at all staff training.
57 HR HR Request RESJI Training Incorporation of racial equity into employee engagement model and inclusion of demographic information toward better understanding of workplace culture issues.
58 Metro Equitable Workforce Plan Equitable Hiring Tool Equity analysis of complete hiring process for Transit Operations Supervisor.