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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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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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COVID-19 and its Effects on Near-Future City Committee and Commission Meetings

March 18, 2020 8:22 PM

Hello neighbors – I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe out there,


I am sending you an important update: Last night, the Common Council took up the following agenda item which was voted to adopt:

File #:    59958    Name: Prohibit meetings in a declared emergency

Creating subdivision (c) of 33.01(10) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit meetings during an officially declared emergency or at the direction of the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County unless authorized by the Mayor and Common Council President

"No Sub-unit shall hold a meeting whenever there has been an officially declared city, county, state or federal emergency or when the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County has determined it is reasonable and necessary for the prevention or suppression of disease to limit public gatherings, unless the Mayor and Common Council President determine the meeting is necessary to provide essential functions or support to the operations of the City."


This means the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan public input process will be delayed. At the moment, all the referred committees have been cancelled until further notice, besides the Plan Commission. There is a high probability that the Transportation Policy and Planning Board Meeting will be held on March 30th, 5:00 PM. I will keep you posted as those details are confirmed.

I invite you to watch the deliberations of the Common Council on this item here on the City Channel starting at hour:minute mark 1:05. This was a decision that was not taken lightly. However, in these unprecedented times, the City is working to find solutions to continue essential operations under stressed resources while keeping our community healthy and safe. 

In the near term, I am sharing with you resources to stay abreast of information on Coronavirus COVID-19:


Please reach out if you have any questions.


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