There are three major steps for plan implementation:
Step 1 - Adoption of the University Hill Farms Neighborhood Plan by the Madison Common Council.
The University Hill Farms Neighborhood Plan will be introduced to the Common Council for adoption as a supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan. During the adoption process, City Boards, Committees and Commissions will review the plan recommendations.
Step 2 - Inclusion of Projects in City of Madison Operating and Capital Budgets.
The University Hill Farms Neighborhood Plan and Implementation Strategy will be used to address and implement the prioritized plan recommendations. Plan implementation of neighborhood projects and programs is contingent upon available resources. Policy makers are responsible for the allocation of resources for the entire City and thus funding for the plan recommendations will be weighed against other worthy projects citywide. Securing funding from outside sources, leveraging funding with other available funding, or dovetailing proposed new projects with planned projects will help in implementing the desired activities and projects.
Step 3 - Monitoring of Plan Recommendations by Alderpersons and Neighborhood Association.
As part of the adoption process, the Department of Planning and Community & Economic Development (Planning Division) will submit status reports to the Common Council on plan recommendation implementation. It will be important for the neighborhood to strategically campaign for plan implementation. It is crucial that neighborhood associations develop a strategy for plan implementation. Governmental officials, City departments, and non-profit organizations must be strategically approached for funding during their annual budget cycles.