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Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

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Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Martin’s Blog

Council Meeting Agenda Items 63 and 65

October 5, 2020 12:33 PM

Hello District 11 Neighbors!


Tomorrow's Common Council Meeting Agenda is taking up three items related to Policing, two specifically regarding the use of certain less lethal crowd control measures (such as teargas). 

If you would like to take a look at tomorrow night's agenda, please click here.

Item 63, Legistar Item 61250, SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 5.17 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from using tear gas, mace and impact projectile devices as crowd control measures. 

Item 64, Legistar Item 61252, ALTERNATE - Creating Section 5.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish procedures for the Madison Police Department to obtain property from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program.

Item 65, Legistar Item 61265, SUBSTITUTE. Prohibiting the use of tear gas as of February 2, 2021, and requesting a study of alternatives by the Madison Police Department.


Each of these items has either substitute or alternate versions, so please take care to check the information included in each link.


I've already recieved quite a bit of feedback from both sides on this issue, but there is still time to comment it you'd like. If you have thoughts you would like to share, either with just me, or the entire council, you can email me at, or the council at


Thank you!

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