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 Oct. 5 Meetings of Interest for District 2

October 3, 2020 3:26 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. Racial Equity & Policing
  2. COVID-19 Resources & Information
  3. Other District 2 Updates
  4. City Meetings of Interest to District 2
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1. RACIAL EQUITY & POLICING
 
Several city meetings listed below include items that are related to racial equity, are being put forward in response to the protests, or are related to law enforcement. See the agenda listings below for:
 
  • Public Safety Review Committee Budget Subcommittee
  • Equal Opportunities Commission Executive Committee
  • Common Council
  • Public Safety Review Committee OIR Subcommittee
  • Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee

On Tuesday beginning at 6:30pm, the Common Council meeting will include consideration of the slate of proposed appointments to the new Police Civilian Oversight Board. See Agenda Item #16 in the Common Council agenda below for the list of appointees.

From the Mayor: Reimagining Public Safety - Progress and Budget Priorities

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COVID Testing Hours
 
2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 
From Public Health Madison & Dane County: How We're Assessing if UW Cases have Spread Beyond Campus
 
TESTING: Both the Alliant Energy Center testing site and the Public Health WIC Clinic at Village on Park will be open until at least Dec. 30. More testing sites and info here, including free testing for UW students and employees.  Alliant Energy Center COVID-19 Test Site Hours Change Beginning October 5
 
Public Health's Mask page and Governor Evers Emergency Order #1 extending the statewide mask requirements until Nov. 21.
 
 
For information on Madison's responses visit the City's Coronavirus Website. There you will find links to City Service Updates, Resources for Businesses (including winter updates to the Streatery Program) and much more.
 
Español: COVID-19 and Hmoob: COVID-19.
 
From Public Health: The latest data notes.
 
Current Public Health Order FAQ is here
 

From MMSD: Neighborhood Food Sites and from Community Action Coalition: Dane County Food Pantry Network

From the City: Community Resources Section on the city's COVID website, including housing and eviction information

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

The Governor's Office compilation of all COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health.
 
TLNA list of some area restaurants and retailers
 
From the Downtown Madison Business Improvement District: Updates From Downtown Businesses 
 
Info on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic at this site.
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3. OTHER DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
- Links of the Week -
 

400 E Wash Proposal

Neighborhood Steering Committee Forming For Proposed Redevelopment on 400 Block E. Washington

LZ Ventures presented their new proposal for the 400 block of E. Washington at an Oct. 1 virtual neighborhood meeting. If you'd like to be involved in the James Madison Park District steering committee that will be evaluating the proposal, please email me at district2@cityofmadison.com. Since the proposal is expected to be before the Urban Design Commission on Nov. 4 and Plan Commission on Nov. 9, the steering committee will be meeting soon, but the date was not yet set as of publication of this update.
 
As before, this proposal includes demolition of the Klinke Cleaners building, 3 multi-flat houses, and 2 single-story commercial buildings, all between 402 and 414 E. Washington, as well as multi-flats at 9 N. Hancock, 8 N. Franklin, and 12 Franklin Streets. The developer now proposes a 9-story (rather than 10-story) market rate 148-unit apartment building on E. Wash dropping to 6 stories in the rear along Hancock with 5 stories along Franklin. Several levels of parking would be underneath. One commercial space is planned at the corner of E. Washington and N. Franklin. Project plans and other materials can be found here.
 
The developer will be seeking one bonus floor along E. Washington (down from two) and, as before, various conditional use permits. Compliance with Urban Design District 4 guidelines will also be considered.
 

Update on E. Washington and Traffic/Speeding

I've received some feedback concerning the past week's implementation of reduced speed limits on E. Washington. A reminder that this speed limit reduction and the re-timing of the stoplights as part of the City's Vision Zero program has been in the works for a couple of years. Vision Zero is not a reaction to this year's uptick in dangerous and loud driving behaviors on E. Washington and nearby streets and is not necessarily expected to greatly reduce those problematic behaviors. Vision Zero's primary goal worldwide is to eliminate deadly vehicle crashes and greatly reduce crashes with severe injuries. It is not meant to address all forms of bad or illegal driving and is definitely not meant to address loud vehicles. It is meant to save lives and is a proven strategy in many cities and countries.

That said, there is some hope that making E. Washington less attractive to cruising, rude driving, etc., by slowing speeds, re-timing lights, etc., could reduce the behavior problems. Traffic Engineering, however, will continue its more direct efforts to make E. Washington less attractive by continuing to use messaging, lane closures, etc., and MPD will do enforcement when they can. The police do have grant funding to conduct some weekend enforcement along E. Wash, but as I have mentioned, MPD does not have the capacity to conduct traffic enforcement during many of the hours when rude or illegal driving is at its worst. Unfortunately, those times tend to coincide with the times when MPD is often extremely busy and on "priority calls only" - evening hours and weekends. Like any other city agency, MPD must also be mindful of their budget and cannot pay overtime to patrol officers for traffic enforcement efforts unless they have the funds to do so.

Some neighbors want more traffic enforcement, but that would require an increase in the police budget, which as you know, is not particularly likely due to the City's approximately $20M operating budget shortfall expected in 2021 due to COVID-19 and other issues. MPD is also not interested in pulling resources from other efforts to devote them to traffic enforcement. Another factor is that there are some residents asking for reductions to and/or redirecting of MPD's budget. There are also inequities in traffic enforcement; research has shown that people of color are stopped and ticketed at overly high rates, which should be considered when asking for more enforcement.

I hope Traffic Engineering and MPD can continue to find ways to address the problems and also find ways to prevent bad driving on other nearby streets. I am working with City Engineering and Traffic Engineering to see if next year's resurfacing of E. Gorham St. can include some curb bump-outs, more visible crosswalks, more Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, etc. We should all work together with our neighborhood associations and other organizations to identify and prioritize traffic calming efforts - there is not city funding available to put a stop sign at every intersection nor would that be wise from a safety and traffic engineering perspective. It also is not equitable to expect District 2 to receive an inordinate amount of attention and funding compared to less engaged and less empowered portions of the city. Together we need to evaluate the most highly impactful options that are also the most feasible, including advocating for more Vision Zero implementation citywide.

Census

City of Madison Issues Plea for All to Complete the Census Despite Confusion

The deadline for completion of the 2020 Census count remains uncertain as a federal judge's temporary restraining order directs the bureau to pause plans to complete the count by September 30. The Trump administration had extended the deadline to October 31 in April, then rescinded the extension in July. A court decision just this week extended the deadline again, but it is not certain, so please fill out census ASAP and encourage others to do the same. More info here, but go online at my2020census.gov  or call 844-330-2020 to complete the Census.
 

Reminder: 126 Langdon Appeal Referred to Dec. 1 Common Council Meeting

Core Spaces, the developers of the proposed Hub II development at 126 Langdon Street, has asked that their appeal of Plan Commission's July 27 denial of their Conditional Use Permits be referred until the Dec. 1, 2020, Common Council meeting. This means that no consideration of the appeal will occur until then. The developer may choose to submit a new application with a revised proposal rather than pursue their appeal, but that is to be determined.

Halloween Information

Public Health guidance for Halloween and other information:

Reminder: Webpages for Ongoing District 2 Street Construction Projects

Click on the projects below for information:

Operating and Capital Budgets

2021 City Budgeting Process Continues

The Mayor will submit her Executive Operating Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Common Council's consideration of the 2021 Executive Operating Budget will start at the Finance Committee meetings of Oct. 12 and 13 with Finance Committee amendments to the Operating Budget offered on Oct. 26. The Operating Budget will be finalized on Nov. 10 and 11 at the same meetings as the Capital Budget. Both the Capital and Operating Budgets for each city department throughout the budgeting process can be accessed here.

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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 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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Public Safety Review Committee Budget Subcommittee: Details
1:30pm, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS/DISCUSSION ITEM
 
Agenda Item 1
Subcommittee to discuss possible recommendations from the budget report that will be brought back before PSRC
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Sustainable Madison Committee: Details
4:30pm, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
 
ITEMS REFERRED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 2
Amending Sections 28.211, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.091 and Creating Section 28.141(8)(e) of the Madison General Ordinances to create a new use, Electric Vehicle Charging Facility, and to require that certain future parking facilities are constructed to include a specified amount of Electric Vehicle Capable and Electric Vehicle Ready spaces
Lead agency is Plan Commission with additional referral of Sustainable Madison Committee.
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
 
Agenda Item 3
Authorizing the execution of agreements and associated easements with Madison Gas and Electric Company relating to the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electric vehicle charging stations at the Wilson Street Garage.
Lead agency is Sustainable Madison Committee with additional referral of Transportation Commission (9/16).
Transportation Commission returned to lead with the recommendation of approval.
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
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Landmarks Commission: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
 
REGULAR BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 6
Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2020
-621 N Lake Street
-619 N Lake Street
-1359 Fish Hatchery Road
-1355 Fish Hatchery Road
Note: The Lake Street addresses are contributing buildings in the Langdon Street National Historic District and are proposed for demolition. Landmarks will be making a recommendation to Plan Commission who will potentially take up the demolition application and a land use application and proposal that is likely to be submitted later in the week for an 8-story building on the site of the 2 historic structures. Information on emailing Landmarks Commissioners or for making public comment at/for the meeting are in the Details above.
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Equal Opportunities Commission Executive Committee: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Housing Issues in Madison: What can the EOC do and who can they partner with to address the continuing problems?
 
Agenda Item 3
Pandemic Voting Access Equity Analysis
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Proclaiming October 15, 2020 as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.
 
Agenda Item 2
Honoring the life and legacy of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
 
Agenda Item 3
Proclaiming the second Monday in October 2020 as " Indigenous Peoples Day" in Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Agenda Item 4
Recognizing that September 2020 was "National African Immigrant Heritage Month".
 
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 7
2021 Executive Capital Budget
Recent Legislative History 
9/21/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL WITH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
Re-Refer and Recess Public Hearing: Common Council (11/10/20)
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
APPEAL
 
Agenda Item 9
Appeal of Plan Comission action on Demolition Permit-Final Plan Approval and Conditional Use requests for 126 Langdon Street, Legistar ID 58786.
Recent Legislative History 
9/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer For Public Hearing to the COMMON COUNCIL
Accept 10/6/20
Note: This appeal of the Hub II proposal that was not approved by Plan Commission will be referred to the Dec. 1, 2020, Common Council meeting, so no discussion is expected before then.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
Agenda Item 16
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments.
Legislative History
9/30/20 Mayor's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS Confirm 10/6/20
Note: This item includes the following -
 
POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION
WILLIAM GREER (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a five-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. Mr. Greer is a mental health consultant. He is a licensed professional counselor and clinical social worker with more than 40 years of experience as a mental health professional, consultant and trainer. He is the former CEO of Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. Mr. Greer is also an author who recently wrote and published a historical fiction novel. Mr. Greer has served on numerous boards including 100 Black Men of Madison and Kojo Productions. He succeeds Nia Trammell.
TERM EXPIRES: 5-1-2025
 
POLICE CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT BOARD
*Note: per Madison General Ordinance 5.20, "Members shall have staggered four-year terms, except when the Board is initially created and filled, five (5) members shall be appointed for four-year terms, three (3) members shall be appointed for three-year terms, and five (5) members, including the two (2) alternate members, shall be appointed for two-year terms."
SHADAYRA KILFOY-FLORES (6th A.D.) - appoint to a four-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores was nominated by the Community Response Team.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2024
ANANDA DEACON (4th A.D.) - appoint to a two-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Ananda Deacon was nominated by Freedom, Inc.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2022
JOSHUA HARGROVE (9th A.D.)  - appoint to a four-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Joshua Hargrove was nominated by JustDane.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2024
ISADORE KNOX, JR. (14th A.D.) - appoint to a three-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Isadore Knox, Jr. was nominated by the NAACP.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2023
RACHEL KINCADE (12th A.D.)  - appoint to a four-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Rachel Kincade was nominated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2024
ANKITA BHARADWAJ (4th A.D.) - appoint to a two-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Ankita Bharadwaj was nominated by OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2022
YESENIA VILLALPANDO-TORRES (1st A.D.) - appoint to a four-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Yesenia Villalpando-Torres was nominated by UNIDOS.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2024
MAIA PEARSON (14th A.D.) - appoint to a three-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Maia Pearson was nominated by Urban Triage.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2023
JACQUELYN HUNT (7th A.D.) - appoint to a three-year term to the position of Community-based Organization Representative. Jacquelyn Hunt was nominated by the YWCA.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2023
KEETRA BURNETTE (17th A.D.) - appoint to a four-year term to the position of Mayoral Appointee. Keetra Burnette is director of stakeholder engagement for the United Way of Dane County.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2024
ANTHONY B. COOPER, SR (16th A.D.) - appoint to a two-year term to the position of Common Council Appointee. Anthony Cooper, Sr. is the vice-president of Strategic Partnerships & Reentry Services at Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and the CEO of the Focused Interruption Coalition.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2022
KEITH FINDLEY (9th A.D.) - appoint to a two-year term to the position of First Alternate - Mayoral Appointee. Keith Findley is the founder of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2022
SHERAY L. WALLACE (20th A.D.) - appoint to a two-year term to the position of Second Alternate - Common Council Appointee. Sheray Wallace is a community resource educator with the Center for Patient Partnerships at UW-Madison.
TERM EXPIRES: 9-30-2022
 
Agenda Item 17
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 10/6/2020; action 10/20/2020).
Legislative History
9/30/20    Mayor's Office Referred for Introduction
Confirm 10/20/20
Note: This item includes the following -
 
HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE
BRENDA K. KONKEL (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a three-year term to the position of Resident Member. Ms. Konkel is the executive director of Madison Area Care for the Homeless OneHealth. She is the former executive director of the Tenant Resource Center, where she served for 23 years; and is a former alder, having served on the City's Common Council from 2001-2009. Ms. Konkel succeeds Sharon L. McCabe.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-18-2023
 
PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
For Information Only - Not Subject to Council Confirmation
BRIAN D. BENFORD (6th A.D.)  - appointed to the position of Mayor or Designee. Mr. Benford is a success coach & family advocate with the UW-Madison Odyssey Project. He is a longtime community activist and is a former alder, having represented district 12 from April 2003 - April 2007. Mr. Benford succeeds Brenda K. Konkel.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-18-2023
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 19
Establishing the steps and processes for a public hearing to accept testimony and evidence related to a Complaint filed by Shadayra Kilfoy-Fores against Alder Skidmore
Legislative History
9/30/20 Attorney's 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 44
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into various master license agreements using the standard master license agreement ("Standard MLA") with telecommunication providers ("Licensees") allowing for the use of City-owned traffic signal poles and street light poles within the City's right-of-way for the attachment of small cell infrastructure equipment providing small cell communications service.
Recent Legislative History 
9/24/20 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 45
Determining a Public Purpose and Necessity and adopting Relocation Orders for the acquisitions of land interests required for the construction of improvements for the reconstruction of S. Blair Street and the S. Blair Street Intersection with John Nolen Drive. Located in part of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ (Government Lot 4) of Section 13, T7N, R9E, in the City of Madison. (2nd, 4th and 6th AD's)
Recent Legislative History 
9/16/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This item is in regard to the street reconstruction project that includes the Blair Street and E. Washington Ave. intersection and the resurfacing of E. Washington between Blair and Blount Streets.
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 59
SUBSTITUTE - Creating a Deputy Director position and amending the 2020 operating budget in Public Health Madison-Dane County due to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Recent Legislative History
9/21/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 60
SUBSTITUTE - Creating a Project Position to combat opioid abuse and amending the 2020 operating budget in Public Health Madison-Dane County
Recent Legislative History
9/21/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 61
SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the Wisconsin State Legislature pass a bill to create a refundable tax credit for home improvements to residents near Truax Field necessitated by the placement of F-35 fighter wing aircrafts.
Recent Legislative History
9/24/20 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution requests that the Wisconsin State Legislature create a tax credit program to assist residents impacted by the placement of F-35 aircrafts at Truax Field. No City appropriation is required.
 
REPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 63
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.
Recent Legislative History
9/16/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL WITH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT OF OFFICER
Motion to Approve FAILED on Roll Call Vote: 3:4:2 - Ayes: Konkel, Mitnick, Myadze, Noes: Heck, Anglim, Rickey, Harrington-McKinney; Absent: Albouras, Amoah
 
Agenda Item 64
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.
Recent Legislative History
9/16/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The National Defense Authorization Act, through its 1033 Program, allows law enforcement agencies to acquire military property. Some of the items the 1033 Program disburses to the Madison Police Department (MPD) include night vision equipment, rifles, flashlights, respirator masks and first aid kits. This ordinance authorizes the Madison Police Department to obtain said property. Under this ordinance MPD is prohibited from using any individual item valued over $50,000 without first obtaining approval of said use from the Common Council. It also requires MPD to provide a bi-annual report to the Common Council of all property received from this program. The ordinance prohibits MPD from obtaining tear gas, bayonets, grenade launchers, grenades, explosives, armor-piercing firearms and ammunition, tracked combat vehicles and weaponized drones from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program.
 
Agenda Item 65
SUBSTITUTE. Prohibiting the use of tear gas as of February 2, 2021, and requesting a study of alternatives by the Madison Police Department.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Shiva Bidar and Keith Furman
Recent Legislative History
9/16/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Roll Call Vote: 5:2:1 - Ayes: Konkel, Heck, Anglim, Mitnick, Myadze; Noes: Harrington-McKinney, Rickey; Absent: Albouras
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution prohibits the use of tear gas as of February 2, 2021 and requests a study of alternatives by the Madison Police Department (MPD). The resolution defines tear gas as various chemical agents. Costs fluctuate from year to year in correspondence with usage, training needs or expiration. In 2019, the department spent approximately $3,600 on chemical sprays. While there would be savings associated with not purchasing these items, an alternative could consume some or all of these savings or require additional funding from the Common Council. Staff time (including overtime) would be involved in order to produce this study. With the major events impacting MPD's overtime budget (shots fired incidents, COVID, protests), the Department will likely need an additional appropriation to cover overtime costs.
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 73
Creating Section 4.33 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Small Business Equity and Recovery COVID Grant Program Ordinance.
Legislative History
9/29/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/12/20); Common Council (10/20/20)
Fiscal Note
No additional City appropriation is required with approval of the proposed ordinance. Adopted RES-20-00613 (File 61605) amended the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $750,000 to the Small Business Equity and Recovery capital program. The 2021 Executive Capital Budget includes an additional $2.5 million for the Small Business Equity and Recovery capital program.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: As the City of Madison, residents, business owners and development community continue to adjust to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, we recognize the need to invest in supporting our small business community. Many small businesses face the real prospect of permanently closing. We recognize the historic and current inequities in funding and support for small businesses owned by people of color. The Small Business Equity and Recovery COVID Grant Program aims to focus on businesses owned by people of color.
 
Agenda Item 75
Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing a Ban on the Use of Face Surveillance Technology.
Legislative History
9/29/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee
 
Agenda Item 76
To suspend the issuance of Camp Randall High Density Vending Licenses under sec. 9.13(7) and Football Game Day site assignments under sec. 9.13(11) for public health reasons due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, for the 2020-2021 street vending season and UW football season.
Legislative History
9/30/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council (10/20/20)
 
Agenda Item 77
Repeal and recreate Section 23.20 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to update regulations concerning cannabis and revise bail deposits for violations thereof.
Legislative History
9/30/20 Attorney's Office Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee
 
Agenda Item 78
Amending Section 23.201(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to create an exception for possession of drug paraphernalia for cannabis and cannabis derivatives use.
Legislative History
9/30/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee
 
Agenda Item 79
Amending Subsection (1) of Section 23.05 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a definition of cannabis and cannabis derivative and includes these terms in the definition of smoke-free and smoking.
Legislative History
9/30/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee
 
RESOLUTIONS

Agenda Item 84
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter in a City-Sponsored Bicycle-Sharing Program Operating Agreement with B-Cycle LLC (2021-2040)
Legislative History
9/21/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 85
Rescinding Emergency Order #2 and Directing City Staff to Enforce Ordinances Against Encampments in the City Parks and to Investigate Other Temporary Housing Options for the Unsheltered Homeless Population
Legislative History
9/28/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee (10/20/20), Board of Parks Commissioners (10/14/20), Community Development Block Grant Committee (10/8/20)
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution rescinds Emergency Order #2, issued on May 6, 2020, under which City staff were permitted to create temporary permissible encampments (TPEs) in parks and greenways to which City ordinances that prohibit camping would not apply. This order was intended to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, which recommended that municipalities refrain from breaking up TPEs, and instead encourage sanitation and social distancing at TPEs. City staff have reported problems at TPEs, including police calls for service. This resolution would rescind this order, meaning TPEs would no longer be permitted. No additional appropriation is required.
Note: I am skeptical of this item because I do not believe that the city and county currently have the capacity or funding to accommodate housing all of the unsheltered. I hope that housing comes to be, but forcing people out of their only shelters, albeit woefully inadequate ones, should not be considered until bona fide housing is available.
 
Agenda Item 88
Amending the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan to revise the land use recommendation for the block bounded by East Washington Avenue, South Brearly Street, East Main Street, and South Paterson Street from "Employment" to "Employment/Residential."
Legislative History
9/25/20 Planning Division    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission, Urban Design Commission
From the Planning Staff Report:
This request has been sponsored by Ald. Rummel. Staff supports the amendment and believes approval of a plan amendment is necessary in order for the Plan Commission to find that the residential development proposed at 920 East Main Street meets their various approval standards related to plan consistency.
Note: I support this change which is specific to this block only.
 
Agenda Item 92
Approving the 2021 Operating Plan for Madison's Central Business Improvement District.
Legislative History
9/29/20 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Downtown Coordinating Committee (10/15/20)
 
Agenda Item 94
Awarding up to $5.77 million from the Affordable Housing Fund to support five affordable housing development projects, selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will support construction of approximately 320 units of new rental housing in Madison, about 240 of which will be affordable, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute loan agreements with the developers of those projects.
Legislative History
9/30/20 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/12/20), CDBG Committee (10/8/20)
Note: This item includes a $500k award ($800k was requested) to The Shield, the Salvation Army's already approved apartment building that is expected to be constructed along E. Mifflin at N. Blount Street beginning sometime in 2021. The timing of the their new shelter project is still to-be-determined.
 
Agenda Item 95
Amending the apportionment policy for the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Special Charge to approve the schedule of Special Charges for the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse for 2019/20 Maintenance Charges. Legislative History
9/30/20 Parks Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Downtown Coordinating Committee 
 
Agenda Item 96
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), for up to $1,472,134 Emergency Solutions Grant Program Supplemental Funds (ESG-CV) allocated to the State of Wisconsin by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Legislative History
9/30/20 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/12/20), CDBG Committee (10/8/20)
 
Agenda Item 97
Authorizing the allocation of up to $1,943,882 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program Supplemental Funds (ESG-CV) granted to the City of Madison from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to community agencies; and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with those agencies to implement the designated programs. Legislative History
9/30/20 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/12/20), CDBG Committee (10/8/20)
 
LICENSES
 
Agenda Item 102
Public Hearing - New License
Cork 'n Bottle Liquor Inc • dba Cork 'n Bottle
855 E Johnson St • Agent: Chad Vogel
Class A Beer, Class A Liquor, Class A Cider
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Legislative History
10/1/20 Clerk's Office    Referred for Introduction
Alcohol License Review Committee Public Hearing
Note: This item is scheduled to considered by ALRC at their Oct. 21 meeting. I anticipate no opposition to this license for Cork 'n Bottle's new owner, Chad Vogel, who also owns Robin Room on E. Johnson, but if you have input please email me.
 
OPERATING BUDGET
 
Agenda Item 103
2021 Executive Operating Budget
Legislative History
9/21/20 Clerk's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (Public Hearings 10/12/20, 10/13/20, 10/26/20); Common Council (Public Hearings 10/20/20, 11/10/20, 11/11/20, 11/12/20)
Note: This item is the formal introduction of the Mayor's Executive Operating Budget. It will be referred to the committee meetings mentioned above and later be considered by Common Council on Nov. 10, 11, and possibly 13, if necessary.
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Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
 
SPECIAL ITEM OF BUSINESS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Amending the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan to revise the land use recommendation for the block bounded by East Washington Avenue, South Brearly Street, East Main Street, and South Paterson Street from "Employment" to "Employment/Residential."
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item #88
 
PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 8
1-19 N. Pinckney Street & 120 E. Washington Avenue - PD, Redevelopment of Block 101, American Exchange Bank for Retail and Office Space with Underground Parking Located in UDD No. 4. 4th Ald. Dist.
Owner: ULI Properties, LLC
Applicant: Mark Binkowski, Urban Land Interests
Initial/Final Approval is Requested
*Refer to November 4, 2020 Meeting*
 
Agenda Item 9
920 E. Main Street - Archipelago Apartments in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Curt Brink, Archipelago Village, LLC
Applicant: Doug Hursh, Potter Lawson, Inc.
Initial/Final Approval is Requested
 
Agenda Item 10
929 E. Washington Avenue - Minor Alteration to a Previously Approved Planned Multi-Use Site in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Curt Brink, Archipelago Village, LLC
Applicant: Doug Hursh, Potter Lawson, Inc.
Final Approval is Requested
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
 
RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS
 
Agenda Item 20
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Tenney Park Lagoon Biostabilization. (2nd AD)
Project may receive funding from FEMA to repair vegetation damaged resulting from the August - September flooding. The estimated cost is $100,000.
REPORT BY CITY PARKS    RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
 
CHANGE ORDERS TO PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
 
Agenda Item 21
Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 8304, E Washington Avenue Permanent Pavement Marking Replacement - 2020, to Century Fence Co in the amount of $60,900.00 and an addition of 259 days. (over contingency amount for project) (2nd and 6th AD)
REPORT BY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING    RECOMMEND APPROVAL
 
APPROVAL OF BIDS OPENED BY CITY ENGINEERING 
 
Agenda Item 27
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8916, Gates of Heaven Exterior Restoration. (2nd AD)
RECOMMEND AWARD TO BUILDING RESTORATION CORPORATION OF WI
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Board of Health for Madison and Dane County: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

NEW BUSINESS

Agenda Item 5 PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 5.a
COVID-19 Response Update for October 7, 2020
 
Agenda Item 5.b
Violence Prevention Update for October 7, 2020
 
Agenda Item 6 NEW BUSINESS
 
Board of Health Resolutions
 
Agenda Item 6.a
Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-21 Authorization to Accept Funds from Dane County to Provide Isolation Support
 
Agenda Item 6.b
Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-22 Authorization of Budget Transfer of Overdose Data to Action Grant Funds
 
Agenda Item 6.c
Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-23 Authorization to Accept Funds from Dane County for COVID-19 Community Test Site
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Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): Details
6:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS 
 
Agenda Item 6
MPO 2020 Resolution No. 1 Adopting the 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County
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Golf Subcommittee: Details
4:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 5
2020 Season Overview
 
Agenda Item 6
2021 Golf Fees
 
Agenda Item 7
Task Force on Municipal Golf Final Report 
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Public Safety Review Committee OIR Subcommittee: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS/DISCUSSION ITEM
 
Agenda Item 1
Subcommittee to review OIR report
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Community Development Block Grant Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
 
ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Awarding up to $5.77 million from the Affordable Housing Fund to support five affordable housing development projects, selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will support construction of approximately 320 units of new rental housing in Madison, about 240 of which will be affordable, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute loan agreements with the developers of those projects.
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item #94
 
Agenda Item 3
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), for up to $1,472,134 Emergency Solutions Grant Program Supplemental Funds (ESG-CV) allocated to the State of Wisconsin by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
 
Agenda Item 4
Authorizing the allocation of up to $1,943,882 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program Supplemental Funds (ESG-CV) granted to the City of Madison from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to community agencies; and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with those agencies to implement the designated programs.
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 5
Housing Forward RFP
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Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee: Details
6:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Presentations and Discussion: NAMI Dane County, Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, and Dane County District Attorney's Office
 
Agenda Item 3
Updates from Captain Brian Austin 
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Common Council - Committee of the Whole: Details
7:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
 
The agenda for this meeting was not available as of publication, but should later be available at Details link above.
 
Note: Common Council President Sheri Carter has scheduled this meeting to discuss the Ad Hoc Task Force on the TFOGS Final Report Implementation Work Group Recommendations and Reorganizing the Structure of the Common Council.
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