City of
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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 Dec. 21 Meetings of Interest for District 2

December 19, 2020 3:46 PM

Special Note: Due to a State law, alders running for reelection in the April 2021 election are forbidden from using city resources to communicate with constituents using mass emails and posts. For that reason, I am sending this update from my personal email and via non-city social media. Until this interpretation of the law changes or I am re-elected, I'll be sending mass communications via these means. Please continue to use district2@cityofmadison.com to contact me with input and questions on city issues.
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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. Meetings are limited during the next two weeks due to the holidays.
 
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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

The 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
 
  • Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee (2 meetings)
Police and Fire Commission Chooses Shon Barnes as New Police Chief
 
On Friday Dec. 18, the Police and Fire Commission announced their selection of Dr. Shon F. Barnes to be the next Chief of Police. As is standard practice, the PFC will issue a Conditional Offer of Appointment. The PFC has statutory authority to hire and fire the Chief of Police per Wis Statutes 62.13 (3). More details from the Wisconsin State Journal here and from Madison365 here. The PFC's website contains information on their search process and the candidates. It also includes links to the candidates' Q&A sessions with the PFC and to PFC meetings at which public input was taken.
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COVID Update
 
2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

  • Stay Updated on COVID-19 Vaccines

Public Health has launched a new COVID-19 vaccine webpage that outlines the authorization process and prioritization as rollout of vaccines begins. The first vaccine has been authorized for use, and some front line healthcare workers in Dane County received vaccinations this week. 

Even though a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, there will not be enough doses right away to vaccinate everyone. Stay tuned to the COVID-19 vaccine webpage and sign up for blog updates to stay informed on availability. Take a look at the latest update and subscribe here.
 

New Order Issued as COVID-19 Cases Decline in Dane County

Public must remain vigilant even with vaccinations underway

Public Health Provides New Guidance as Local Schools Consider Re-Opening

City of Madison Announces New Healthy Community Food Systems Fund

Free hotline to be connected with a "Financial Navigator".
 
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: Note this ends on Dec. 31!
 
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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Winter

Where to Get Info on Winter Streets, Parking, Plowing, and Snow

When should sidewalks be cleared? Are snowplows out? Is there a Declared Snow Emergency? Where can I park during a Snow Emergency? The City of Madison winter website has a plethora of useful winter information on these subjects and more. You can learn the locations of where to get free sand for your sidewalks and driveways. You can learn about winter recreation opportunities like ice skating and snowshoeing. And you can learn about the proper way to spread salt to help minimize the effect it has on our environment and drinking water. The City's winter website is www.cityofmadison.com/winter.

MMSD Family Survey and Student Survey on Reopening - Dec. 20 Deadline
 
Madison Metropolitan School District has a parent survey and a student survey to gather input on the rest of school year plans. Both surveys can be found at the Reopening Plan website. The deadline for completing either is Dec, 20.
 
Hub II New Version
 
Core Spaces Submits New Proposal for 126 Langdon St.
 
This past week Cores Spaces submitted a new application to the city for their Hub II development proposal planned for the empty lot at 126 Langdon Street, the former location of a now-demolished private dormitory, The Langdon. In July, an earlier proposal by Core Spaces that sought several required Conditional Use Permits was denied by Plan Commission on a 7-1 vote. The new version will seek the same Conditional Uses.

The new proposal is similar to the previous version, but the number of bedrooms has been reduced from 376 to 353; an additional two onsite parking stalls for delivery vehicles have been included; the front massing and facade have been redesigned with larger inset areas, and several other minor changes were made. It is anticipated that after a neighborhood meeting and consideration by a yet-to-form Campus Area Neighborhood Association (CANA) steering committee, the proposal will go before Plan Commission as soon as February. Members of the Mansion Hill Neighborhood steering committee that considered the earlier proposal are expected to be invited to participate in the process given that they led the earlier evaluation prior to CANA's formation.
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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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Sustainable Madison Committee: Details
4:30pm, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Dane County – Climate Action Plan Presentation & Discussion
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Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS and POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion of Draft Policy on Body-Worn Cameras
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion of Final Recommendation and Report
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Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee: Details
4:00pm, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS and POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion of Draft Policy on Body-Worn Cameras
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion of Final Recommendation and Report
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