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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

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 Heck’s Updates

Week of November 5 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

November 4, 2018 11:43 AM

The week of November 5 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, the City-County Homeless Issues Committee, the Board of Public Works, the Board of Park Commissioners, the Public Safety Review Committee, Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee and the Task Force on Structure of City Government. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in.  I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call.

Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda.  If you have something you want to share with a committee or commission, you can use the Public Comment time to do so.

Landmarks Commission
5:00 November 5, 2018
Rm 111 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 7
Review of Historic Preservation Plan Draft Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

Plan Commission
5:30 November 5, 2018
Rm 201 City County Building

Zoning Map Amendments & Related Requests

Note: Items 6 and 7 are related and should be considered together.

Agenda Item 6
Creating Section 28.022 -- 00341 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 1314 and 1318 East Washington Avenue, 2nd Aldermanic District, from CC-T (Commercial Corridor - Transitional) and TR-V1 (Traditional Residential-Varied 1) Districts to TE (Traditional Employment) District.

Agenda Item 7 
Consideration of a demolition permit and conditional uses to allow two commercial buildings and a three-family dwelling to be demolished and construction of a five-story mixed-use building with 5,000 square feet of commercial space, including a counseling and community service organization tenant, and 59 apartments at 1314-1326 E. Washington Avenue; Urban Design Dist. 8; 2nd Ald. Dist.

Conditional Use & Demolition Permits

Agenda Item 10 

REVISED - Consideration of a demolition permit and conditional use to allow demolition of a two-family residence and four-unit apartment building and construction of a four-story, 31-unit apartment building at 119-125 N. Butler Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.

Zoning Text Amendment

Agenda Item 10 

SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 28.211, 28.151, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.091 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Tasting Room as a use and to amend the supplemental regulations of Restaurant-Nightclub and make Restaurant-Nightclub a conditional use in all districts where it is allowed.

City-County Homeless Issues Committee
6:30 November 5, 2018
Rm 357 City County Building

Agenda item 2

Recommendations on Addressing Barriers to Housing and Tenant Screening Procedures in  CDA/DCHA Housing


Agenda item 4

Dane County Housing Authority - Addressing Barriers to Housing, Tenant Screening Procedures: Rob Dicke, Director, Dane County Housing Authority


Agenda item 6

The Beacon Update

Board of Public Works
4:30 November 7, 2018
Rm 108 City County Building


Agenda Item 15

Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the N. Ingersoll Street, Elizabeth Street, and Jean Street Assessment District - 2019. (2nd AD)



Agenda Item 21

Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 8229, E. Washington Avenue Permanent Pavement Marking Replacement - 2018, to Mega Rentals, Inc., for a time extension of 243-days. (2nd, 6th, 12th & 17th ADs) REPORT BY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING


Agenda Item 25

Change Order No. 10 to Contract No. 7951, Capitol East District Parking Structure, to Miron Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $230,822.36. (6th AD)



Agenda Item 27

Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 8190, 2018 Parking Garage Maintenance, to ProAxis LLC, in the amount of $16,565.00 with 28-days of additional time. (2nd & 4th ADs)


Board of Park Commissioners
6:30 November 7, 2018
Warner Park Community Recreation Center
1625 Northport Dr.

Agenda Item 7

Superintendent's November 2018 Report


Selected excerpt:

Future Commission Items

--James Madison Park Master Plan – will be on the agenda in December. Sarah Lerner has led this intensive planning effort to set a vision for this loved downtown park for the next 50 years.

--Urban Forestry Taskforce – The Urban Forestry Taskforce is likely to have a completed report with recommendations in early 2019.

--IPM Taskforce – The IPM taskforce has begun meeting and will have recommendations for consideration in 2019.

--Dog Policy – Parks staff feels that updates need to occur prior to the spring of 2019 in relationship to policies regarding dogs in parks. Staff is working on some early concepts to review with the Commission, subcommittee, and the public.

Public Safety Review Committee
5:00 November 8, 2018
Madison Police Department, Midtown Station Community Room
4020 Mineral Point Road


Agenda Item 1

SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison and establishing a Task Force on Downtown violence.

Agenda Item 2

Acknowledging the City of Madison inter-disciplinary staff team tasked with analyzing alcohol outlet density, to identify issues related to excessive alcohol consumption that result in disproportionate calls for service, and propose steps to address such problems.


Agenda Item 3

Madison Police Department Mission Statements

Agenda Item 4

Discussion on the preparation of the OIC recommendation from the Policy and Procedure Ad Hoc Committee

Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee
5:30 November 8, 2018
Goodman Maintenance Facility
1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy


Agenda Item 1

Review and discussion of action items number 2 and 11 located in the President's Work Group on Police and Community Relations report

Agenda Item 2

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 107 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"MPD should change its current SOP to require presentation and signature of the consent to search forms prior to executing a voluntary search."

Agenda Item 3

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 117 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review "MPD should consider whether using Academy class rank for purposes of seniority places outsized importance on such criteria, or whether there are alternatives for determining the "seniority" of students from the same class."

Agenda Item 4

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 126 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"MPD should change its policy so that all interviews of victims, witnesses, or complainants to internal investigations that could result in discipline are recorded unless the situation proves impossible or if a civilian witness declines."

Agenda Item 5

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 128 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"MPD should consider whether there is sufficient accountability in its disciplinary process regarding violations of integrity and force."

Agenda Item 6

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 129 found in OIR's

Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"MPD should expand its restorative justice disciplinary program to authorize and address courtesy violations or other low-level violations involving police/civilian contacts."

Agenda Item 7

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 135 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"Before a body-worn camera pilot project in implemented, MPD should seek the input of stakeholders--including City leaders, prosecutors and defense attorneys, civil rights litigators, privacy advocates, the community at large, and rank-and-file officers--to identify and prioritize, to the extent possible, the intended benefits and potential drawbacks of any body-worn camera adoption."

Agenda Item 8

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 136 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"Before a body-worn camera pilot project is implemented, MPD should work with stakeholders to develop policies for that implementation consistent with the principles set out in this Report, and with intended benefits identified and prioritized in a manner consistent with the prior Recommendation."

Agenda Item 9

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 139 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"If MPD adopts body-worn cameras, it should commit to periodic evaluations (e.g., a one-year, three-year, and five-year review) to assess the qualitative and quantitative impact of the technology on the agency and stakeholders. Such periodic reviews should seek to identify whether the agency should continue its program and, if so, whether policy revisions are necessary to achieve or maximize the identified benefits."

Agenda Item 10

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 140 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"While retaining the ultimate determination on selecting the Chief, the PFC should consider ways to involve the Madison community in the selection process through community panels and interviews."

Agenda Item 11

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 141 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"The city should institute protocols calling for a performance evaluation process for the Chief of Police at fixed intervals, with the evaluation being a potential basis for a finding of 'cause' should the Chief's performance fall significantly below community expectations."

Agenda Item 12

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 142 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"The City should consider whether to consult with its state legislative representative to propose amending the PFC statute so that the Chief of Police serves a fixed term, subject or renewal by the PFC."

Agenda Item 13

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 143 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"MPD and the independent auditor should continue to review the MPD disciplinary decisions on significant discipline to determine to what degree the PFC post-disciplinary process is impact those decisions."

Agenda Item 14

Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 144 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review

"The PFC should consider the routine use of hearing examiners for any complaints received by the community or MPD to conduct any hearings emanating from those complaints."

Task Force on Structure of City Government - CANCELLED

6:00 November 9, 2018
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
5701 Raymond Road

Agenda Item 7


Common Council Subcommittee 11/2/18 at 2:00 p.m. in GR-27, CCB Boards, Commissions and Committees Subcommittee 11/6/18 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 108, MMB

Agenda Item 9


*Consent agenda--The consent agenda includes many agenda items that come to a vote without testimony or Council discussion.  Should anyone register and wish to speak, the item would be taken off the consent agenda.


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