City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Patrick W. Heck

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Alder Patrick W. Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St. #303
Madison , WI 53703

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

Updates & Week of July 20 Meetings of Interest for District 2

July 18, 2020 4:25 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options.

Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association.

Stay healthy, stay home, stay in touch, and please practice physical distancing whenever outside your home. Details on face mask requirements are below.
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There are four sections to this week's update:
  1. Protests and Resources
  2. COVID-19 Updates
  3. Other District 2 Updates
  4. City Meetings of Interest to District 2

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1. PROTESTS AND RESOURCES
 
Several city meetings listed below include items that are being put forward in response to the protests or are related to law enforcement. See the agenda listings below for the Finance Committee, Common Council, Police and Fire Commission, and the Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details For MPD Independent Civilian Oversight.
 
Dane County Jail Project
In the context of turning a critical eye to our current law enforcement and criminal justice systems, County Supervisor Elizabeth Doyle has introduced a resolution to address systemic racism in the Dane County criminal justice system. The resolution calls for an immediate halt to the planning, design, architecture, and construction of a new jail facility along with a number of other items. The $150M jail project that was previously approved calls for the construction of a new facility with 922 beds. The current jail population is currently just under 550 and has been as low as 450. You can read the resolution here and see additional information from the sponsor here. While this is primarily a County matter, I support Supervisor Doyle's resolution. I encourage you to learn more about it and contact your county supervisor with questions and opinions. You can find your county supervisor's contact info here.
 
Links to a few resources and articles:
 
 
 
 
 
From the Central Business Improvement District to businesses: We'd like to share with you this list of resources from Urban Triage Inc. that we think would be helpful. Urban Triage Inc. and YWCA both offer training if you feel that would be most effective for you and your staff. Additionally, A Room of One's Own has an anti-racism reading list for adults along with a reading list for talking to children about race.
 
 

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2. COVID-19 UPDATES
 
COVID-19
 
Where to Get COVID-19 Information
 
- For information on Madison's responses visit the City's Coronavirus Website. There you will find links to City Service Updates, Resources for Businesses, and much more.
 
- Another key site is Public Health Madison and Dane County and their Data Dashboard.
 
- Español: COVID-19 and Hmoob: COVID-19.
 
- Public Health also is publishing COVID-19 updates. Subscribe to the City's COVID-19 email updates and/or text alerts here.
 
- Public Health's recommendations and guidance for ways to stay safe and healthy. Their FAQ page has additional information for common questions and ways to help.

Other COVID-19 Resources and Info
 

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Put your mask on; leave the enforcing to us

From Public Health: What to do if you're sick or exposed (updated)

From Georgia Tech: This map shows the COVID-19 risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Frequently Asked Questions - Face Masks

From Metro Transit: Mask Up Madison - Face Coverings Required to Ride

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Data Notes for the Week of July 13

From the Mayor: The Need for Federal Pandemic Relief

From the Mayor: Request to Public Service Commission to Extend Utility Shut-Off Moratorium

Current Public Health Order Frequently Asked Questions

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Free COVID-19 Community Testing Site - open at least until Aug. 31. Details on the new online registration system that has dramatically improved wait times. 

From Madison 365: Dane County partners with Boys & Girls Club to bring COVID testing to the community

From the City: Community Resources Section added to the city's COVID website.

WI Dept. of Health Services Cases by Neighborhood (Census Tract)

From Madison Public Library: Current Availability of Library Services
 

The Governor's Office compilation of all COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health.

From the City's Economic Development Division: Business & Non-profit Information Covid-19, including Streatery Program.

TLNA list of some area restaurants and retailers that need your business and support.
 
Information on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic at this site.
 
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3. OTHER DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
414 E Wash Proposal
 
Plan Commission Denies 400 Block E. Washington Proposal
 
At the July 13 Plan Commission meeting, a motion failed that would have approved the conditional uses and demolitions requested for the LZ Ventures proposal for a 10-story apartment building along E. Washington. The vote was 4-3 for approval, but 5 votes were needed so the motion failed. I voted against approval primarily because of the substantial negative impacts that the proposed building would have on the adjacent homes and neighborhood. Alder Rummel also voted against approval.
 
After the 4-3 vote, I moved that the item be "placed on file without prejudice" and that motion passed unanimously. This means that should the developer modify the proposal to address some or all of the concerns mentioned by some Plan Commissioners, they could submit a revised application and ask that it be placed on a future Plan Commission agenda. Depending on the magnitude of any changes, the Urban Design Commission could need to see the proposal again. I will continue to recommend that working with the neighborhood steering committee and neighbors in general be a focus for any forthcoming proposal. The parcels in question, mostly along E. Washington, do present a redevelopment opportunity that could help to meet several city goals, so it is possible that LZ Ventures or another developer will be back with a revised proposal.
 

N. Ingersoll and Elizabeth St. Reconstruction Completed

According to City Engineering, all work is now complete on Ingersoll and the remaining terrace restoration work was to be completed on Elizabeth this past week. Following the terrace restoration work, City crews will work on installing the permanent signage. Contact and project information is here.

Many thanks to city crews and contractors who kept this project on schedule. Of course, the patience of neighbors along Ingersoll and Elizabeth, as well as on surrounding streets, is much appreciated.
 
E. Gorham Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project to Start
 

Construction for this project is scheduled to start around July 27. The project spans East Gorham Street between N. Butler and N. Livingston Streets. Vehicular traffic on Gorham may shift and the bike lane could be closed at times during portions of the project. This project is necessary because the sanitary sewer is old and is undersized for today's design standards. Project information and contacts. Note that the City plans to resurface E. Gorham Street in 2021, but most of the underground infrastructure will have already been replaced by then so 2021 will primarily see a resurfacing effort with few opportunities for street redesign.

MyVoteWI

July 22 is the Deadline for Registering Online or By Mail for Aug. 11 Primary

The deadline for registering online at MyVote.wi.gov or by mail is July 22 if you wish to vote in the Aug. 11 Partisan Primary. The City of Madison Clerk's Office encourages voters who will need to vote absentee by mail to submit their absentee requests soon. More details here.

Curbside voting, in-person absentee voting, and dropoff box availability starts July 28. Locations, dates, and hours here.

Metro Bus

Bus Service and Schedules to Expand and Change

Due to budget constraints and staffing limitations, Metro is not able to return to the same level of service that was provided pre-COVID-19. However, as businesses and college campuses make plans to open in the fall, Metro must increase its service level to accommodate as many riders as possible while still planning for reduced capacity limits to accommodate physical distancing guidance.

Metro's proposed plan focuses on increasing service to low-income riders and people of color. Capacity is also being added in the downtown area and core sections of the system, with buses running more frequently to allow people more options to travel during rush hour times. More details here.

The proposed changes will be presented at the Transportation Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 22 at 5 p.m. (see Meetings of Interest below). Once approved, the changes are expected to go into effect on Aug. 23 and will include a boost to the frequency of the #10 bus, but elimination of the #28 and some E. Washington bus routes. Read Plan Overview.

Hub II Proposal

Hub II Proposal at July 27 Plan Commission Meeting
 

Per the developer's request, Plan Commission is expected to consider the proposal by Core Spaces for an apartment building at 126 Langdon St. with 107 units, 373 beds, and 20 parking stalls on July 27. In May, the Plan Commission effectively approved the two additional stories that the developer is seeking for the rear section of the building, but delayed full approval until after they obtain more advisory input from the Urban Design Commission about the building's front massing and facade, as well as about circulation concerns (pedestrian, moped, delivery vehicles, etc).

UDC took up the proposal and Plan Commission's requests at their July 1 meeting. The UDC's input included their general preference for an earlier version of the front facade architecture and a lengthy discussion of the circulation concerns. The latest proposal plans, the neighborhood steering committee report, the city staff report, and materials submitted to the UDC are housed here. Plan Commission materials are available here. The development team has submitted a revised application and presentation materials that will appear at that link this week. They have reverted to a February front facade version (see picture above) while most details related to the circulation issues have not changed.

Core Spaces is requesting approval of a demolition permit and the following conditional uses:

1) A multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units;
2) Outdoor Recreation (rooftop hot tub and amenity space); and
3) Two additional stories in Area F of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO §28.071(b), all to allow construction of a seven-story, 107-unit apartment building in the Downtown Residential – 2 (DR-2) Zoning District.
 
If you have input on this proposal, you can send an email to Sydney Prusak of the Planning Division (SPrusak@cityofmadison.com) who, if you request it, can make sure your email is included in the materials that Plan Commissioners will read and discuss. Please feel free to copy me (district2@cityofmadison.com).
 
Reminder: Some Parking Restrictions Remain Suspended
 
The Madison Parking Division is continuing the current suspension of some posted restrictions in non-metered parking areas and fee reductions in City parking garages, but will evaluate all changes on a week-by-week basis, making adjustments to best meet the needs of the community.
 
Mon-metered parking restrictions temporarily suspended citywide:
 
  • Street sweeping (Clean Streets-Clean Lakes Program) restrictions, including on Thursday & Friday mornings downtown
  • 1-hour and 2-hour time-limits in non-metered areas
  • Residential Permit Only areas

$5 daily maximum fee in all City-owned public-parking garages:

  • Temporary $5 daily maximum fee in all City-owned public parking garages and Brayton Lot.
  • The first hour of parking is free on Saturdays.

All other on-street metered and non-metered parking restrictions are in effect and enforceable. Current information about Madison parking and any future service changes can be found here.

Reynolds Park Alcohol Ban Approved
 
The permanent ban on alcohol at Reynolds Park and on the adjacent Water Utility property was approved by Common Council last week on a vote of 11-8-1. I did not anticipate opposition to the request for a park-specific ban, but some alders were concerned about the disparate impact of alcohol bans in City Parks on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). The concerns about equity relate to the enforcement of alcohol bans by MPD or Park Rangers likely disproportionally impacting BIPOC. I admit that this is still a big concern; I believe that on average, those who will report drinking activity in the park are less likely to report white people drinking, e.g., those playing sports, than they are BIPOC who are also enjoying the park. There is also the legitimate concern that getting law enforcement involved is adding to the criminalization of homelessness and addiction.
 
Last year, I received scores of complaints from those who live around Reynolds Park. This is in part due to an large increase in illegal activities in the park during the spring/summer of 2019 when there was no temporary ban on alcohol. Some of these activities included drug overdoses, drug dealing, sexual assaults, and aggressive behaviors. The number of complaints also went up because there are just many more neighbors living around the park than when alcohol was last allowed. My guess is that Reynolds Park now has by far more neighbors within perhaps 50 feet of it than any other park in the city and many of those neighbors have no front yards; the park operates as their front yards.
 
Parks Superintendent Eric Knepp provided me with data showing that enforcement activities in parks that have banned alcohol other than by permit, e.g., Reynolds, James Madison, and Tenney, are focused on education. The number of individuals who are permanently banned from a particular park due to citations for drinking has been steadily dropping. This is a result of Park Rangers and MPD focusing on education rather than writing citations. This doesn't fully address equity concerns, but it did convince me to support a full ban even though it is an imperfect solution to a complex problem.
 
Beaches
 
Reminder: Check Status of Beaches
 
According to Public Health Madison & Dane County, you should observe water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algal blooms. Information on water quality and status of each beach is here and information on how water quality monitoring reduces risk of illness for people and pets is here.
 
 
 
Census 2020
 
Complete the 2020 Census ASAP!
 
Census data determines how more than $675 billion in federal funds are distributed to communities across the country for healthcare, affordable housing, childcare, education, transportation, and more. That's over $2,000 per person for Madison and Dane County every year. In fact, public health experts, government officials, and first responders all rely on population data to make critical decisions in crises like the one we are currently experiencing.
 
Madison residents can fill out the census over the phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov.
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4. CITY MEETINGS OF INTEREST TO DISTRICT 2
 
Below are some pertinent agenda items from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click on meeting "Details" below, you will find participation and viewing options, and a link to the full meeting agenda. If you click on a item of interest from within an agenda, you will see all documents that relate to that item.
 
I appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern.
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Finance Committee: Details
4:30pm, Monday, July 20, 2020
Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 1
Amending the 2020 Adopted Budget to transfer the Sustainability program (operating and capital components) from the Engineering Division to the Mayor's Office.
Note: Recommendation is to place on file without prejudice
 
Agenda Item 2
Adopting and confirming the Labor Agreement between the City of Madison and Teamsters Union Local 695, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

Agenda Item 10
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 5307, 5337 & 5339 Super Grant, public transit capital, capital maintenance, and capital planning grant with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and the associated 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.
 
Agenda Item 11
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for CARES Act Stimulus Section 5307 Grant for public transit capital and operating assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and subrecipient agreements with entities included as pass through funds and the associated 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695
 
Agenda Item 13
Amending the 2020 Adopted CDA Housing Operating Budget to accept $433,215 as awarded to the CDA by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
 
Agenda Item 14
Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist immigrant communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19
 
Agenda Item 15
Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept the ESG-CV grant award of $1,887,265 from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with specific Dane County CoC agencies to provide services using the ESG-CV funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds and commensurate expenditures.
 
Agenda Item 16
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) subgrant from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to increase the City Clerk's Supplies budget by $198,200.
 
Agenda Item 17
SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 4.33 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Downtown Recovery Program Ordinance.
 
Agenda Item 18
SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $50 250,000 for the Downtown Recovery Program and $250,000 for the Downtown Equity Program by appropriating $105,000 from the Capital Revolving Loan Fund and transferring $395,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects.
 
Agenda Item 19
SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program.
 
Agenda Item 20
Creating Section 5.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from obtaining any property from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program.

Agenda Item 21
Authorizing the termination of the contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools.

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Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
Agenda Item 5
Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (7/21/20)

REFERRALS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 6
Creating new subsection 3.30(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to adopt an alternate method of removal of Alderpersons from City Boards, Commissions or Committees.
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 2
Creating Section 28.129 of the Madison General Ordinances requiring bird-safe vision glass treatment on specified buildings and structures. 
Recent Legislative History
7/13/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Ald. Rummel, the Plan Commission recommended to Common Council to adopt the zoning text amendment creating Section 28.129 MGO, with the following condition:
- That subsection 'C' of the proposed amendment be deleted.
The motion to recommend approval passed by voice vote/ other
Note: It is anticipated that a substitute measure will soon be introduced and that this item will likely be referred to a future meeting.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
Agenda Item 5
SUBSTITUTE - Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 7/14/2020; action 7/21/2020). (Note: Change to a Plan Commission appointment)
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Confirm to the COMMON COUNCIL
Confirm 7/21/20; 2/3 vote needed on Teresa Q. Holmes appointment to Digital Technology Committee
Note: This time includes the following -
 
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMITTEE
KRISTEN E. LUPPINO (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to the position of Adult City Resident. First appointed 4-10-2018.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-30-2023
 
LANDMARKS COMMISSION
DAVID W. J. MCLEAN (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Registered Architect. First appointed 7-19-2011.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-30-2023
 
MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
NICHOLAS S. LEETE (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a three-year term to the position of Community Garden Advocate. Mr. Leete serves as the Gardens Network Manager for Rooted WI, Inc. He succeeds Nan Fey.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-19-2022
 
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
DAVID P. WAUGH (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. First appointed 9-17-2019.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-18-2023

Agenda Item 7
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 7/21/2020; action 8/4/2020). Legislative History
7/15/20 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction
Confirm 8/4/20; 2/3 vote needed on Regina L. McConnell appointment to Digital Technology Committee
Note: This time includes the following -
 
URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION
LOIS BRAUN-ODDO (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Registered Architect. First appointed 7-21-2015.
TERM EXPIRES: 6-30-2023
 
RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 8
Calling for the Protection of the Community Reinvestment Act - To Ensure That Efforts To Modernize Regulations Do Not Undermine The Intent Of The Law.
Legislative History
7/16/20 Council Office     RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 9
Declaring that the City of Madison as Essential and in support of fair, direct Federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies.
Legislative History
7/16/20 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 29
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8349, E Dayton Street Assessment District - 2020. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
7/8/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICE
Note: This is the contract for the reconstruction of the 600 and 700 blocks of E. Dayton Street that is expected to begin in August.
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 32
Amending the 2020 Adopted Budget to transfer the Sustainability program (operating and capital components) from the Engineering Division to the Mayor's Office.
Recent Legislative History
3/23/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and recommendation will be to Place on File Without Prejudice.

Agenda Item 33
Amending the 2020 Adopted CDA Housing Operating Budget to accept $433,215 as awarded to the CDA by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA
NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor. 15 Votes Required

Agenda Item 34
Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program.
Recent Legislative History
6/22/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Madison seeks to make progress in equalizing economic quality of life indicators between white residents and residents of color. In particular, Madison needs to do more to support diverse business and property ownership. Data shows that while Communities of Color represent approximately 27% of the City of Madison's population, business ownership rates for People of Color are much lower (between 3-9% using varying metrics) within the City (Source: Reference USA Business Database).
Business and property ownership is a vital pathway to economic empowerment. For Madison to make meaningful progress in addressing racial disparities the City must go beyond programs focused on addressing basic needs, and direct more resources and strategies toward building wealth and economic empowerment among communities that are not sharing in the City's prosperity. The City designed this ordinance to address these inter-related issues by identifying, supporting, and capitalizing business owners seeking to purchase or develop commercial space.
 
Agenda Item 35
SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 4.33 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Downtown Recovery Program Ordinance.
Recent Legislative History
7/15/20 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    Referred to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor. 7/15/20 Economic Development Committee meeting was cancelled.
SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $250,000 for the Downtown Recovery Program and $250,000 for the Downtown Equity Program by appropriating $105,000 from the Capital Revolving Loan Fund and transferring $395,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects.

Agenda Item 36
SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $250,000 for the Downtown Recovery Program and $250,000 for the Downtown Equity Program by appropriating $105,000 from the Capital Revolving Loan Fund and transferring $395,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects.
Recent Legislative History
7/15/20 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    Referred to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor. 7/15/20 Economic Development Committee meeting was cancelled. 15 Votes Required
 
Agenda Item 37
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) subgrant from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to increase the City Clerk's Supplies budget by $198,200.
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA
NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor. 15 Votes Required
 
Agenda Item 39
Authorizing the termination of the contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools.
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
Note: This item will have no impact given that the School Board has already voted to terminate the SRO contract.
 
Agenda Item 43
Adopting and confirming the Labor Agreement between the City of Madison and Teamsters Union Local 695, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 45
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for CARES Act Stimulus Section 5307 Grant for public transit capital and operating assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and subrecipient agreements with entities included as pass through funds and the associated 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    Referred to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 46
Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist immigrant communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19
Recent Legislative History
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 47
Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept the ESG-CV grant award of $1,887,265 from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with specific Dane County CoC agencies to provide services using the ESG-CV funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds and commensurate expenditures.
Recent Legislative History
7/16/20 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Finance Committee will take this item up at their 7/20/2020 meeting and a recommendation will be made from the floor. 15 Votes Required
 
REPORT OF DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 
Agenda Item 49
Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by LZ Ventures located at 402-414 E Washington Avenue, 8-12 N Franklin Street, and 9 N Hancock Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.
Legislative History
7/15/20 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO PLACE ON FILE WITHOUT PREJUDICE -REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This is related to the 414 E. Washington redevelopment proposal by LZ Ventures. The Plan Commission did not approve the requested Conditional Uses, instead voting to place it on file without prejudice. This means that the developer could amend their application and return to Plan Commission sometime in the future.
 
REPORT OF POLICE CHIEF
 
Agenda Item 50
Madison Police Department's Response to OIR/Ad Hoc Committee Reports (7/13/20)
- Interim MPD Chief, Vic Wahl
Legislative History
7/13/20 Police Department    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
ITEMS REFERRED TO THIS MEETING
 
RESOLUTION

Agenda Item 55
Adopting the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan as a Supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan.
Recent Legislative History
6/29/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Sundquist, the Plan Commission recommended approval of the staff-recommended Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan to the Common Council on the following 5-3 vote: AYE: Ald. Heck, Cantrell, Solheim, Spencer, Sundquist; NAY: Ald. Lemmer, Ald. Rummel, Hagenow; NON-VOTING: Zellers, Burnette; EXCUSED: Statz
A motion to amend the motion by Ald. Rummel, seconded by Ald. Lemmer, to expand the "Hartmeyer" natural area significantly to the south and east failed on the following 3-5 vote: AYE: Ald. Lemmer, Ald. Rummel, Hagenow; NAY: Ald. Heck, Cantrell, Solheim, Spencer, Sundquist; NON-VOTING: Zellers, Burnette; EXCUSED: Statz
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 7/21/20
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 58
Creating Section 5.16 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints.
Legislative History
7/16/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee
 
Agenda Item 73
Amending the Public Health-Madison and Dane County Operating Budget to Increase Staff Due to COVID-19 Health Emergency and Add Funding to Support Testing Efforts
Legislative History
7/16/20 BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 74
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a five (5) year contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP)
Legislative History
7/14/20 Police Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Public Safety Review Committee
 
Agenda Item 76
A RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an 18-month competitively selected service contract with Toole Design for Complete Streets consulting services.
Legislative History
7/15/20 Transportation Department    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Policy and Planning Board, Finance Committee
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Police and Fire Commission: Details
12:00pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
WORKING SESSION ON POLICE CHIEF APPOINTMENT PROCESS
 
Organizations and Individuals may provide input into the hiring process using the contact information and links at www.cityofmadison.com/PFC
 
Input from MOSES Organization
Input from African-American/Jewish Friendship Group
Input from Voces de la Frontera Organization
Input from Oakbridge Community Services Association (Neighborhood)
Presentation on City of Madison Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative
Discussion of tentative timeline, scheduling, draft position announcement, and methods for community and stakeholder input.
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
Those numbers with an asterisk are consent agenda items.

ITEMS REFERRED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 8*
Authorizing the City's execution of an Access Easement Agreement between the City and Madison Gas and Electric Company for access to an electric vault in the Capitol Square North Parking Garage located at 218 E. Mifflin Street. (2nd A.D.)
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck E
Lead agency is Transportation Commission with additional referral of the Board of Public Works and Plan Commission.
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
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Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
COMMISSION BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Approval of Transportation Commission Resolution 20.54 thanking Natalie Erdman for her service as Interim Transit General Manager

ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 4
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 5307, 5337 & 5339 Super Grant, public transit capital, capital maintenance, and capital planning grant with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and the associated 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.
5 mins
 
Agenda Item 5
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for CARES Act Stimulus Section 5307 Grant for public transit capital and operating assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and subrecipient agreements with entities included as pass through funds and the associated 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695
5 mins
 
Agenda Item 6
Approval of Metro Transit Service Restoration Plan
30 mins

Agenda Item 9
Authorizing the City's execution of an Access Easement Agreement between the City and Madison Gas and Electric Company for access to an electric vault in the Capitol Square North Parking Garage located at 218 E. Mifflin Street. (2nd A.D.)
5 mins
 
Agenda Item 10
Status Update on Parking Division Recovery Plan
5 mins
 
Agenda Item 13
Update on Traffic Calming Subcommittee.
5 mins
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Housing Strategy Committee: Details
4:30pm, Thursday, July 23, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Housing Snapshot Report
Draft_Housing Recovery and Strategies
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Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details For MPD Independent Civilian Oversight: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, July 23, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
The agenda for this meeting was not available at publication time, but should be available at Details linked above.
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Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks: Details
6:00pm, Thursday, July 23, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 5
Task Force Deliberation, Discussion, and Possible Recommendations
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Task Force on Structure of City Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
3:15pm, Friday, July 24, 2020
Note: Virtual attendance and viewing instructions in Details linked above.
 
The agenda for this meeting was not available at publication time, but should be available at Details linked above.
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