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 Nov. 16 Meetings of Interest for District 2

November 14, 2020 5:53 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.Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.

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
 
  • Common Council Executive Committee
  • Common Council
  • Public Safety Review Committee
  • Alcohol License Review Committee
  • Public Safety Review Committee Policy Subcommittee
  • Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee
  • Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee
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COVID during the holidays
 
2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 
 

UW-Madison now has rapid testing available to community members ages five and older. See their website for details.

Español: COVID-19 and Hmoob: COVID-19.

Free hotline to be connected with a "Financial Navigator".

New COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard that tracks Madison's long-term community and economic recovery from COVID-19.

Read about the temporary halt in residential evictions from the Tenant Resource Center

For information on Madison's responses visit the City's Coronavirus Website. There you will find links to City Service Updates, Resources for Businesses.
 
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
 
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Temporary Homeless Shelter for Men to Relocate to Vacated Fleet Services Building
 
This week the City announced the temporary use of the future Public Market facility, the Fleet Services Building, to provide overnight shelter to men experiencing homelessness this coming winter. The City shared the following timeline with the Madison Public Market Foundation:
 

December 2020: Close current shelter at Warner Park and open temporary shelter at the Fleet Building
October 2021: Open permanent shelter in new location and vacate Fleet Building
November 2021: Begin construction on the Public Market at the Fleet Building

Following this timeline, there should be no delay for the Public Market project. A Wisconsin State Journal article on the temporary plan is here. The City's Community Development Division has indicated that a community meeting will be held in the near future to discuss the plans and to address questions. I'll be sure to publicize any meetings once scheduled.

Active Enforcement of Peak Hour Lane Restrictions Resume Regular Enforcement Schedule

On Monday, Nov. 16, active enforcement of peak hour parking regulations will return to normal. Citations will resume for these restrictions. Though the restrictions were never officially lifted, leniency was given due to lower peak hour traffic rates since March. Note that in District 2, the peak hour lane along E. Johnson Street west of N. Blair is included in this enforcement area. Also note that Residential Permit Parking and 1-hr & 2-hr non-metered restrictions remain temporarily suspended for the time being. Details and more information here.

Budget

2021 Capital and Operating Budgets Approved

The 2021 Capital and Operating Budgets were finalized by Common Council at our Nov. 11 meeting. Council heard 5.5 hours of Public Comment on the 10th and spent the evening of the 11th deliberating and voting on all proposed budget amendments, as well as finalizing the budgets.
 
The 12 Capital Budget amendments and the 25 Operating Budget amendments considered earlier by Finance Committee and their disposition can be found here and here, respectively. The additional amendments to both budgets that were considered by Common Council on Nov. 11 and their disposition are below:
 
There were many difficult decisions to make when considering these amendments, both in terms of our fiduciary responsibilities and our desires to respond to residents' demands and requests. I appreciate that so many District 2 residents contacted me with input, particularly on matters related to racial equity and policing. Alders sometimes receive hundreds of email on a single day, so I do not always have the ability to respond if I know you live in District 2, but if you desired a response and did not receive one, please let me know.
 
You can read about some of items that were included or dispatched in this State Journal Article and get the Mayor's impressions in this release: City Passes 2021 Budget with Lowest Levy Increase in Five Years. As always, you can find full budget information here; the results of this week's considerations will eventually be posted there.
 

400 E Wash Proposal

400 Block E. Washington Proposal Approved by Plan Commission 

LZ Ventures' proposal for the 400 block of E. Washington was approved by Plan Commission at our Nov. 9 meeting on a 7-1 vote. Like when discussing the previous proposal version that was not approved by Plan Commission in July by a one-vote margin, commissioners struggled with the requested conditional use and demolition requests, but the majority eventually decided that the reduced height of the new proposal on two sides and other smaller changes were enough to merit approval.
 
It was a very difficult decision for me to change my vote from opposing the earlier version in July to supporting the revised proposal, but I felt that the changes to the proposal reduced enough of the negative impacts on the James Madison Park neighborhood to allow it to meet the standards of approval that Plan Commission must follow. That said, the disconnect remains apparent between the desires of many neighbors (affordable housing, a shorter building) and the vision laid out in the Downtown Plan, the City's Comprehensive Plan, and zoning, but Plan Commission's standards of approval focus a great deal on a proposal's alignment with the city's plans. District 6 Alder Marshal Rummel was the lone no vote; I greatly respect her concern for the demolition of the buildings on the site and the negative impacts on the neighborhood.
 
Despite voting for this proposal, I do share the concerns of many neighbors about the potential for additional development activity that could endanger the JMP neighborhood's character and relative affordability. There are several different approaches that I believe have potential to provide some protection and I will be researching those options in the near future. One encouraging outcome of this process is that James Madison Park neighbors fully engaged in the steering committee and scores of residents were activated for the first time on a neighborhood issue. I believe that will continue.
 
Water Utility
 

Water Main Flushing Begins Monday, Nov. 16th, in Tenney-Lapham

Beginning this Monday, the Madison Water Utility will be conducting daytime water main flushing in District 2 between of N. Blair Street and the Yahara River (the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood). More information on what to expect in terms of water quality during and after flushing can be found here. Flushing Information Line: 261-9178.
 
Shared Streets Sign
 
Shared Streets Survey Open Until December 1
 
City Traffic Engineering will be using the winter to evaluate the Shared Streets Program to determine how to best move forward in 2021. The City is reaching out to the public to help gather information on the current program, so residents are encouraged to complete the Shared Streets Survey by December 1. The program included limiting non-residential motor vehicle access to streets such as Sherman Ave. and E. Mifflin to open the them to physically distanced walking and biking during COVID-19. More information on the suspension of Share Streets for the winter is here.
 
Reminder: Back-to-Back Neighborhood Meetings on Monday, Nov. 16
 
** Meeting 1: Nov. 16, 5:30pm - 2021 Gorham Resurfacing Project **
 
The City is planning to resurface the Gorham pavement in 2021 from Baldwin to Butler Streets. In most locations, this will involve a mill and overlay of the pavement surface and replacement of the pavement markings. The City is also proposing to install bumpouts at the pedestrian crossings nearest James Madison Park. The blocks between Brearly and Baldwin Streets are more narrow than the other blocks of Gorham, so there are currently no bike lanes on these blocks. Staff are currently reviewing options for how to continue the bike lane on Gorham to Baldwin.
 
A public information meeting on the Gorham project has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Nov. 16, 2020, via Zoom. Register here for the Nov. 16, 2020 meeting. Read more about the project here where you can also sign up to get email notifications about the project.

** Meeting 2: Nov. 16, 6:30pm - BRT Configuration Along E. Washington **
 
https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/bus-rapid-transit-e-washington-neighborhood-meeting
 
Please join Madison Metro for a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about the planned first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit system here in Madison - and in particular, some possible changes to East Washington Ave. The meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. City Department of Transportation officials will update participants on the progress of the BRT project.

Modifications to the East Washington Ave. corridor will be presented. For example, the project is considering the creation of bus-only lanes running down the center of the roadway, as opposed to the curb side of the street, to preserve parking and bike lanes for a portion of the day. Center-running bus lanes have several advantages, such as allowing on-street parking to remain during most hours of the day, allowing for better bicycle accommodations and fostering an improved pedestrian environment. The creation center-running bus lanes would also potentially restrict left turns by autos at up to 5 intersections on East Washington.

You can join the BRT virtual meeting using your computer, smartphone or tablet, or you can listen in via telephone. You will receive login information after registering at: https://madisonwi.link/ewavirtual

Reminder: Nov. 18 Beacon Community Meeting

The homeless day resource center at 615 E. Washington is hosting another community meeting on Nov. 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm via Zoom. Their staff will be providing a Beacon COVID-19 update, discussing community engagement, and address any concerns that are presented. Participation details are below, but email Michael Moody at The Beacon if you have questions.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 848 4469 7521
Passcode: 596072
 
12 N Few St Proposal
 
TLNA Steering Committee for N. Few Proposal to Meet Dec. 10
 

The Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association steering committee for the proposed redevelopment at 12 N. Few St., currently the site of Scooter Therapy, will hold its first meeting the evening of Dec. 10. The meeting start time is TBD, but I'll be sure to let you know once that is established. TLNA Development Chair Meghan Conlin and Andrew Horn will be leading the steering committee process. Contact Andrew andrewh989@gmail.com or Meghan mjconlin@gmail.com if you'd like to participate or stay informed.

SEA Design proposes retention of the bulk of the Scooter Therapy building; demolition of a smaller and shorter section, and the construction a new building addition in the current parking lot area. Eight one-bedroom apartments would fill the second floor and with 8 garage spaces underneath that would be designed to promote live-work arrangements or be leased to a small business separately.

The biggest concern that neighbors have expressed so far is the relatively small amount of on-site parking and the potential impact on street parking on nearby streets. The steering committee will be discussing this and other observations with the developer starting at the Dec. 10 meeting.
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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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Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Complete, Green Streets Workplan Review - Toole
 
Agenda Item 3
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction resolution - review of progress collection methods 
 
Agenda Item 4
Discussion - On-street Parking Goals 
 
Agenda Item 5
Draft Bus Rapid Transit Locally Preferred Alternative Resolution update
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City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
6:00pm, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 2
Encampment current state and needs Brenda Konkel (MACH OneHealth), Sara Allee-Jatta (Sankofa Behavioral and Community Health), Tami Fleming (Friends of State Street Family), Karen Andro (First United Methodist Church)
 
Agenda Item 3
Eviction Moratorium Robin Sereno (Tenant Resource Center), Heidi Wegleitner (Legal Action of Wisconsin)
 
Agenda Item 4
Discussion and possible recommendations regarding encampment current state and needs
 
Agenda Item 5
Discussion and possible recommendations regarding eviction moratorium
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Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
 
Agenda Item 5
Update: Madison-Dane County Public Health Violence Prevention Unit - Janel Heinrich, MDCPH Director & Aurielle Smith, Director of Policy, Planning & Evaluation 
 
UPDATE
 
Agenda Item 7
Update: Ad Hoc Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOGS) Final Report Implementation Work Group - Update on Work Plan (11/17/20) - Ald. Keith Furman, Chair
 
DISCUSSION ITEM
 
Agenda Item 8
Discussion: Special CCEC Meeting to Discuss Council Chief of Staff Position / Position Description - Council President Sheri Carter
 - Possible Dates: Tuesday, November 24 @ 6:30 pm; Thursday, December 10 @ 6:30 pm
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
 
APPOINTING RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 1
Appointing Nasra Wehelie as Alderperson for District 7 to serve until the Spring 2021 election.
 
SWEARING IN OF NEWLY APPOINTED ALDERPERSON
 
HONORING RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 2
Commending Becky Steinhoff on her many achievements and contributions as Executive Director of the Goodman Community Center and congratulating her on her retirement.
 
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 4
SUBSTITUTE - 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 parking facilities are constructed or reconstructed to include a specified amount of Electric Vehicle Ready Spaces and Electric Vehicle Installed Spaces.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Max Prestigiacomo, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Patrick W. Heck and Michael E. Verveer
Recent Legislative History
11/9/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH CONDITIONS - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING
Agenda Note: RECOMMENDED ACTION: Recess Public Hearing and Re-Refer Legislative File No. 61929 to 12/1/20 Common Council meeting
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 11
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
Recent Legislative History
10/21/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - PUBLIC HEARING
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 14
SUBSTITUTE. Creating Sections 28.022 - 00468 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 1-19 North Pinckney Street, 120 East Washington Avenue and 22 North Webster Street, 4th Aldermanic District, from DC (Downtown Core) District to PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan), and creating and 28.022 - 00469 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of same from PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) District to PD(SIP) Planned Development (Specific Implementation Plan) District.
Recent Legislative History
11/9/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
 
Agenda Item 17
Creating Section 28.022 - 00477 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 4502 Milwaukee Street, 15th Aldermanic District, from SR-V2 (Suburban Residential-Varied 2) District to CC-T (Commercial Corridor-Transitional) District.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Marsha A. Rummel, Patrick W. Heck and Tag Evers
Recent Legislative History
11/9/20 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
Note: This item proposes a zoning change for the former Karmenta site that has the potential to be used as a temporary location for providing housing and services for families experiencing homelessness (See Agenda Item 117). In 2024, it is expected that a new family shelter will open at the Salvation Army site at 630 E. Washington where they are redeveloping a family and women's shelter in addition to a new affordable housing apartment building. It is not yet clear how long the Karmenta site will be used for these purposes should the site be leased and subsequently subleased to the Salvation Army or if the site will be purchased.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 20
Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget for the Economic Development Division to create a Healthy Community Food Systems capital program, authorizing the transfer of available budget authority from the Healthy Retail Access Program, and authorizing the repurposing of SEED Grant funds in the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to complement the Healthy Community Food Systems capital program, all of which will support the (1) Community Food Access Competitive Grants Program, (2) Rapid Food Access and Food Entrepreneur Support Program, and (3) provide funding to the Madison Food Policy Council to begin a regional food systems planning process.
Legislative History
11/9/20 Mayor's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
Agenda Item 21
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 11/17/2020; action 12/1/2020).
Legislative History
11/9/20 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction Confirm 12/1/20
Note: This item includes the following -
 
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
OUSMAN DARBOE (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a three-year term to the position of Low/Moderate Income Representative. Mr. Darboe is a financial specialist with the State of Wisconsin. He is involved with several groups including the Urban League of Greater Madison-Young Professionals, Progressive Turnout Project and the Madison-Kanifing Sister City Committee. Mr. Darboe succeeds Monya A. Choudhury.
TERM EXPIRES: 10/1/2023
 
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
SUSAN BALLIETTE (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a three-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. Ms. Balliette is active with local organizations and her church. She has served on several committees including the Cable Regulatory Committee and Paratransit Oversight Committee. Ms. Balliette succeeds Jeffrey S. Buhrandt.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-30-2023
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
 
Agenda Item 35
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Second Amendment to the Use Agreement with the Northwoods League Inc. and the Madison Mallards LLC for nonexclusive use of Warner Park Stadium. (AD#12)
Recent Legislative History
11/4/20 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 43
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA) for continuing efforts on the project known as Yahara Clean 3.0. Also authorizing the City of Madison, through the City Engineer, to provide direct funding to the CLA in the amount of $50,000 for this project. (City Wide)
Recent Legislative History
11/4/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 44
Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Resurfacing 2021- Assessment District. (1st, 2nd, 12th, 17th, and 19th AD)
Recent Legislative History
10/21/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This item includes the expected resurfacing of E. Gorham Street between N. Baldwin and N. Butler.
 
REPORT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
 
Agenda Item 51
Amending the 2020 Adopted CDA Housing Operating Budget to accept $286,245 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
11/5/20 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF DOWNTOWN COORDINATING COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 53
Approving the 2021 Operating Plan for Madison's Central Business Improvement District.
Recent Legislative History
11/9/20 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction Confirm 12/1/20
10/15/20 DOWNTOWN COORDINATING COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 54
Amending the 2020 Mayor's Office and Direct Appropriations Operating Budgets and creating of the position of Independent Police Auditor, in the Mayor's Office as a 1.0 FTE in CG21, Range 18, in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee
Recent Legislative History
8/12/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on File to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
Note: The Independent Police Auditor position was created earlier via a different avenue, so this item is obsolete and will be placed on file.
 
Agenda Item 56
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter in a City-Sponsored Bicycle-Sharing Program Operating Agreement with B-Cycle LLC (2021-2040)
Recent Legislative History
10/26/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 57
SUBSTITUTE - 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.
Recent Legislative History
10/26/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 64
SUBSTITUTE - Adopting and confirming modifications to the Employee Benefits Handbooks for the General Municipal Employees, the Madison City Attorneys' Association (MCAA) and the Madison Professional and Supervisory Employee Association (MPSEA) for the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, and forwarding the CER's recommendations for achieving wage equity for all General Municipal Employee groups. 
Recent Legislative History
10/26/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 66
Amending the 2020 Public Health Operating Budget to Accept $3,653,125 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program for COVID-19 Testing at the Alliant Energy Center
Recent Legislative History
10/26/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 67
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the 2020 Community Development Division to plan and implement a Homeless Shelter project
Recent Legislative History
10/26/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The substitute amendment authorizes Engineering to issue an RFP to hire an architectural/engineering firm to prepare plans for renovation/conversion or construction of a Men's Shelter.  The resolution anticipates adoption of an amendment to the 2021 executive capital budget by the Common Council to create a Men's Shelter capital project funded with $3 million GO borrowing. Dane County has proposed including $3 million in its 2021 capital budget for a Men's Shelter project, in partnership with the city.
 
REPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 74
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.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Max Prestigiacomo, Zachary Henak, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Sheri Carter, Keith Furman, Tag Evers, Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Arvina Martin, Christian A. Albouras and Syed Abbas
Recent Legislative History
10/14/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 75
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.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Max Prestigiacomo, Zachary Henak, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Sheri Carter, Keith Furman, Tag Evers, Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin and Syed Abbas
Recent Legislative History
10/14/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 76
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.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Max Prestigiacomo, Zachary Henak, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Sheri Carter, Keith Furman, Tag Evers, Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin and Syed Abbas
Recent Legislative History
10/14/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

REPORT OF SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 79
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
Recent Legislative History
10/5/20 SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 84
Amending Sections 7.07(8)(g), 7.08(7)(b), 7.15(6)(e), 7.52(4), and 7.53(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to decrease various fee schedules.
Legislative History
11/9/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Board of Health for Madison and Dane County
Fiscal Note
The 2020 Adopted Operating Budget included increasing Public Health's licensed establishment fees by 17%. A portion of this revenue was intended to fund two newly created positions (1.0 Sanitarian and 1.0 Supervisor). Due to the COVID pandemic and related mandates, many licensed establishments were closed temporarily and the fee increase was suspended due to the financial impacts of COVID on these establishments. As a result, filling the two positions was also put on hold.
The 2021 Executive Budget includes revenue that assumes the 17% fee increase along with maintaining funding for the newly created positions. An amendment was adopted during the Finance Committee deliberations to remove the positions and to reduce budgeted revenue from this fee to be in line with the current rates. This legislation codifies the lower fees in the City's ordinances.
Licensed Establishments is a revenue based service within Public Health, meaning that any excess of revenue over expenses for this service at yearend is restricted for use within the Licensed Establishment service. At the end of 2019, the restricted fund balance was $466,775. It is anticipated that $335,000 will be added in 2020.
There is no impact on the City General Fund appropriation with this change.
 
Agenda Item 86
Amending sec. 9.13(6)(l)6. and 9.13(6)(l)1. to add Sidewalk Cafes and Merchant Vendors to the Snowfall Procedures for Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Vending Area, expand the snow removal procedures, and establish an early closing time for sidewalk cafes when needed for snow removal.
Legislative History
11/12/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council (12/1/20)
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 88
Approve the 2021 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
Legislative History
10/14/20 Streets Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 89
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to enter into an agreement with the State of Wisconsin and required terms to accept the Volkswagen Mitigation Program/Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program Award of funds not to exceed $7,522,500 to purchase 15 replacement diesel buses and dispose of the corresponding older fleet in 2022.
Legislative History
10/16/20 Metro Transit    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Commission, Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 94
Supporting and directing implementation of the City of Madison Inclusive Workplace Policy
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Tag Evers, Keith Furman, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Shiva Bidar and Arvina Martin
Legislative History
11/11/20 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council (12/1/20)
Note: This item refers to various aspects of making the City an inclusive workplace by addressing various issues for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary employees. Full text here.
 
Agenda Item 96
Establishing the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee to recommend new Ward and Aldermanic District boundaries.
Legislative History
10/27/20 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee (12/1/20), Common Council (1/5/21)
Note: Ward and Alder district boundaries are redrawn after each census due to population changes.
 
Agenda Item 100
Authorizing a four-year memorandum of understanding between the Madison Police Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to continue a proactive co-responder police-mental health program serving individuals with mental illness.
Legislative History
11/6/20 Police Department    Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee (11/18/20)
 
Agenda Item 101
Authorizing the execution of a contract with MSA Professional Services, Inc. and the expenditure of up to $100,000 for Survey of Condition ("Blight Study") Services for the creation of Tax Increment Districts ("TIDs") and Redevelopment Districts.
Legislative History
11/9/20 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/30/20)
 
Agenda Item 103
A Resolution authorizing the placement of advisory referendum questions related to the structure of city government on the Spring 2021 general election ballot.
Legislative History
11/9/20 Attorney's Office   Referred for Introduction
Common Council (12/1/20)
Note: This item is in response to recommendations from the Task Force on Government Structure. If this resolution passes Common Council as is, it would direct City staff to take the necessary steps to place four advisory referendum questions on ballot in the Spring 2021 general election related to Common Council structure. Those questions are listed in the resolution.
 
Agenda Item 106
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an Amendment to the Structural Agreement with Overture Center Foundation, Inc. and an Annual Performance Contract for the 2021 operations of the Overture Center, and providing for a grant from the City.
Legislative History
11/10/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Madison Arts Commission
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the 2021 contract between the City of Madison and the Overture Center. The 2021 budget adopted by the Common Council in November 2020, includes $1,500,000 as the City's subsidy to support Overture operations, a $300,000 increase from the $1.2 million subsidy provided in 2020. The original 2020 subsidy amount of $2,095,000, approved in November 2019 was reduced to $1.2 million in July 2020, due to the impact of the economic effects of the global pandemic on room tax collections in 2020. The City's contribution is authorized by the Room Tax Commission and fully funded through the Room Tax Fund.
 
Agenda Item 110
A Resolution amending the 2020 Public Health Operating Budget to accept $100,000 from the WI Department of Health Services and authorizing the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County to sign a non-competitive contract with Harambee Village Doulas, LLC to pilot a prenatal care and doula program for women at high risk of adverse birth outcomes in Dane County.
Legislative History
11/12/20 BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Board of Health for Madison and Dane County
 
Agenda Item 113
BY TITLE ONLY - Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget and Accepting Funding through the Routes to Recovery Grant Program.
Legislative History
11/11/20 Finance Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/30/20)
 
Agenda Item 114
BY TITLE ONLY - Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate funds awarded to Madison Metro through the CARES Act Program.
Legislative History
11/11/20 Finance Department     Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/30/20)
 
Agenda Item 117
BY TITLE ONLY - Amending the City's 2021 Adopted Capital Budget by increasing the General Land Acquisition Fund Budget by $3,000,000 and authorizing its use to support the execution of a six-month Lease Agreement between the City of Madison and Watson Smith LLC for the City's lease of the property located at 4502 Milwaukee Street (the "Property") for a temporary family shelter operation, with the option to purchase the property prior to the end of that lease, and authorizing the City to enter into a sub-lease of the Property with the Salvation Army for the purpose of supporting the provision of temporary family shelter services.
Legislative History
11/12/20 Planning Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/30/20), Common Council (12/1/20)
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item 17 above.
 
APPEAL
 
Agenda Item 120
Appeal of Conditional Use approval for 429 North Paterson Street
Legislative History
11/13/20 Planning Division    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Public Hearing (12/1/20)
Note: This appeal has been withdrawn at the request of the appellants.
 
LICENSES
 
Agenda Item 122
Public Hearing - New License
Madison Food Mart Inc • dba Madison Food Mart
902 E Johnson St • Agent: Abdullah M Akhun
Class A Beer, Class A Liquor
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Note: The Madison Foor Mart has applied for a new license to sell wine in addition to beer. The owner accepts a condition on the new license that will explicitly state that hard liquor sales will not be allowed. See Alcohol License Review Board Agenda Item 14 below.
 
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE INTRODUCED FROM THE FLOOR AT THE LAST COMMON COUNCIL MEETING AND ARE ON THIS AGENDA PURSUANT TO SEC. 2.05(1) (B), MGO, SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING ADDITIONAL REFERRALS.
 
Agenda Item 140
Amending Section 32.04 of the Madison General Ordinances relating to adding additional Rent Impairing Violations to the Rent Abatement Ordinance.
Recent Legislative History
10/20/20 LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE    Refer to the PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This proposal makes additions to the Schedule of Rent Impairing Violations contained in Sec. 32.04(4) of the Madison General Ordinances.  Under this proposal, a tenant may abate rent for uncorrected violations for failure to abate lead paint on the exterior and in the interior of a rental unit.  Failure to correct a health nuisance caused by mold on interior surfaces and failure to install carbon monoxide detectors is made subject to abatement.  Finally, the maximum total abatement authorized under this ordinance is increased to 100% where the premises have been vacated pursuant to an order of the Director of the Building Inspection Division
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Public Safety Review Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 1
Authorizing a four-year memorandum of understanding between the Madison Police Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to continue a proactive co-responder police-mental health program serving individuals with mental illness.
 
Agenda Item 2
Accepting the final report and recommendations of the President's Work Group to Review Council Communication Tools & Processes.
 
Agenda Item 3
Amending Section 32.04 of the Madison General Ordinances relating to adding additional Rent Impairing Violations to the Rent Abatement Ordinance.
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 4
Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing a Ban on the Use of Face Surveillance Technology.
 
Agenda Item 5
"8 can't wait policy review"
 
REPORTS
 
Agenda Item 6
OIR recommendations subcommittee report
 
Agenda Item 7
Report from Anglim and Amoah on further research efforts - Our response to other community demands and initiatives (Breonna's law, 8 to abolition, NAACP and WSJ article)
 
Agenda Item 8
Report from the Chair of the Budget Subcommittee
 
Agenda Item 9
Report from Chair of the Policy Subcommittee
 
Agenda Item 10
Report from the Madison Fire Department
 
Agenda Item 11
Report from the Madison Police Department
 
Agenda Item 12
Recent gun violence
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Transportation Commission Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Operational and COVID Related Updates from Metro Transit, Traffic Engineering, Parking, and Traffic Safety
45 mins
 
Agenda Item 3
2021 Public Works Transportation Projects Review and Feedback
30 mins
Resurfacing updates: Gorham Street, Odana Road, Nelson Road
Private development project updates: Acacia Ridge/regional path crossing of Reddan, Grandview Commons/Sharpsburg Drive back in parking
 
Agenda Item 5
Review/Approval of updated Parking Division recovery plan
15 mins
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Alcohol License Review Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
 
New License - Public Hearing
 
Agenda Item 14
Public Hearing - New License
Madison Food Mart Inc • dba Madison Food Mart
902 E Johnson St • Agent: Abdullah M Akhun
Class A Beer, Class A Liquor
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item 122 above. 
 
Discussion and Possible Action Items 
 
Agenda Item 24
Discussion regarding operator license equity analysis, including possibly creating subcommittee for operator license approvals between regular ALRC meetings. 
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Community Services Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Agenda Item 1
2021 Budget - COVID Relief RFP
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Task Force on Structure of City Government Ad Hoc Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
12:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Agenda Item 3
Discussion of Next Steps on Resident and Community Engagement (Budget Vote Results) and Admin Staff Team
 
Agenda Item 4
Continue Discussion of TFOGS Recommendations
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Public Safety Review Committee Policy Subcommittee: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
 

NEW BUSINESS/DISCUSSION

Agenda Item 1
Joel DeSpain to answer questions on public relations
 
Agenda Item 2
Subcommittee to consider suggested police and subcommittee edits to the SOPs (News Media, Mutual Aid) that was discussed at the October 1, 2020 meeting.
 
Agenda Item 3
Vote on recommendations 
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Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
 

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item 7
Amending Section 32.04 of the Madison General Ordinances relating to adding additional Rent Impairing Violations to the Rent Abatement Ordinance.
The Public Safety Review Committee will be making a recommendation on this item at their 11/18 meeting, per referral from the Common Council
 
Agenda Item 8
Discussion of rent abatement application fee
 
Agenda Item 9
Alternatives to awarding rent abatement by room (and thus by apartment size)
 
Agenda Item 10
Center racial equity and social justice in the process of revising the Rent Abatement impairing list percentages located in MGO 32. Committee will identify organizations and/or individuals who can inform the process.
Next steps, including who we think needs to be part of the conversation
 
Agenda Item 11
Review AHAA recommendations, specifically how the city can help prevent evictions, operationalizing the Landlord and Tenant's Gold Star program, and the role of nonprofits
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Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
 

NEW BUSINESS/DISCUSSION

Agenda Item 2
Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance
Parking Lot" Issues (as time allows)
-Standards for Accessory Structures
-Commercial and Mixed-Use Buildings
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Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee: Details
6:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Agenda Item 2
Updates from Captain Brian Austin 
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion of Draft Policy on Body-Worn Cameras
 
Agenda Item 4
Discussion of Body-Worn Camera Pros and Cons Document
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