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 Jan. 4 Meetings of Interest for District 2

January 2, 2021 11:37 AM

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.
 
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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 or are related to law enforcement. See the agenda listings below for:
 
  • Transportation Policy and Planning Board
  • Equal Opportunities Commission Executive Committee
  • City-County Homeless Issues Committee
  • Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee (2 meetings)
  • Common Council
  • Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • Community Development Block Grant Committee
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COVID Quarantine
 
2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 
 
 
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.
 
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
 
The Governor's Office compilation of all COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health
 
From the Downtown Madison Business Improvement District: Ways to Support Downtown Madison 
 
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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Updates on Current District 2 Development Proposals
 
126 Langdon Proposal
- 126 Langdon Street
A new proposal for 126 Langdon by Core Spaces has been submitted to the City. Application materials can be found here. I am in the process of organizing a virtual neighborhood meeting in January at which the development team will present the new proposal and neighbors can give input. Once that date is established, I'll be sure to publicize it in my updates, as I will with any subsequent steering committee meetings for the proposal. Because the site is within the boundaries of the new Campus Area Neighborhood Association, they will be leading the steering committee process with assistance from Mansion Hill Neighborhood District folks who were involved in the earlier proposal version that was not approved by Plan Commission in July.
 
 
12 N Few St Proposal
- 12 N Few Street
The proposal for a mixed-use building at 12 N. Few Street, currently the Scooter Therapy location, was discussed by a Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association steering committee in a Dec. 10 virtual meeting. It is not yet clear if there will be another steering committee meeting, but the organizers will let folks know if there will be another or when a draft committee report is available for review. I will also publicize any meetings and any consideration by the TLNA Council. The proposal may or may not change from the current version, but that is to be determined. The proposal has not yet been submitted to the city.
 

E. Gorham Resurfacing Project at Board of Public Works on Jan. 6

The East Gorham St. resurfacing project planned for 2021 between Baldwin and Butler Streets will be considered by the Board of Public Works on Jan. 6, 2021. The public hearing for this and several other street resurfacing projects will start at 5:30pm. See agenda item #5 for the BPW below in "City Meetings of Interest" for participation details. Please review the BPW agenda for the resurfacing item when registering if you plan to speak or give input at the meeting. Comments can also be emailed to boardofpublicworks@cityofmadison.com.

The project team has made several updates to the plan based on input received at the informational meeting, through emails, and from the Transportation Commission.  A summary of the project details and an updated plan can be found in the project overview section here. At that project webpage you can also sign up to receive future email updates.

The most remarked upon aspect of this resurfacing between N. Baldwin and N. Butler Streets is the plan to put in a bike lane between Baldwin and Brearly. The street is particularly narrow between Few and Brearly, so the city is proposing changing street parking there to accommodate the bike lane. See the Project Plans on the website for the latest version. From what I see, the number of street parking spaces available on the 1100 block of Gorham will be the same, although moved to the opposite side of the street. On the 1000 block, there will be fewer spaces but Engineering plans to add 5 spaces just to west of Brearly to make up for that loss.

Engineering's approach has been to minimize the loss of canopy trees, hence moving some spots to the other side of Gorham where power lines have already prevented the replacement of canopy trees as they die or have been compromised. On the 1000 block, the parking spaces that will be on the north side of the street will require removing some small trees that are non-canopy species, but larger trees will be saved by moving 5 stalls west of Brearly. Engineering just recently arrived at that part of the solution and I now believe that the need for bike network connectivity is important enough to give up the smaller trees that will be removed. In the 1000 block, it may be that some will have to walk further to park, but the benefits seem to outweigh those costs. Note that no assessments to property owners are anticipated for these changes to parking areas nor for the street resurfacing.

Many enhancements are also planned related to traffic calming and pedestrian/bike safety as part of the project. New sidewalk bumpouts that will shorten pedestrian crossing distances are planned wherever possible. Bumpouts also have been shown to slow vehicular traffic as the street narrows at these intersections. Continental crosswalks that are more visible and also have been shown to slow traffic will be painted on at least one side of almost all unsignalized intersections. A Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon will be installed at N. Blair and Gorham for pedestrians crossing to/from James Madison Park.

It is true that speeding and rude driving on E. Gorham will not be eliminated by these changes and that biking on E. Gorham will still not feel safe to all, but these improvements should help.
 
BRT
 
Bus Rapid Transit on TPPB and Common Council Agendas This Week
 

The "Preferred Local Alternative" for first phase of the City's proposed Bus Rapid Transit system is on the agendas of the Transportation Policy and Planning Board (Monday, Agenda Item #3) and Common Council (Tuesday, Agenda Item #60). See the agenda listings below in "City Meetings of Interest" for more information, participation options, and how to weigh in via email.

Madison Metro is fine-tuning the PLA as they prepare for full submittal to the Federal Transit Administration for a Small Starts grant to fund BRT infrastructure costs. The TPPB and Common Council will be considering these changes, including the center-running BRT concept and center stations along E. Washington (and elsewhere); station locations at State Street, Capitol Square, Blair, Paterson, and Baldwin, and potentially removing eastbound left turns by vehicles at Paterson and Baldwin to accommodate the stations in the middle of E. Wash. Banning those left turns will be helpful for BRT, but has the potential to increase cut-through traffic on other streets. In the future, the City will be considering traffic calming features and how to keep vehicular traffic off the E. Mifflin bike boulevard, as well as retaining access to businesses. 

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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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Task Force on Structure of City Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
10:30am, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Debrief on ORENS (Office of Resident and Neighborhood Engagement) and Discussion of Next Steps
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion of Next Steps on the Administrative Services Staff Team
 
Agenda Item 4
Planning Schedule and Topics for CCEC and Committee of the Whole Discussions
 
Agenda Item 5
Continue Discussion of TFOGS Recommendations
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Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
 
Agenda Item 3
Adopting the recommendations for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) east-west corridor described in the report entitled "Revised Locally Preferred Alternative".
Note: These recommendations include the center-running BRT concept and center stations along E. Washington (and elsewhere), station locations at State Street, Capitol Square, Blair, Paterson, and Baldwin, and potentially removing eastbound left turns at Paterson and Baldwin. More details in this document.
 
Agenda Item 4
Review and Approve Traffic Calming Subcommittee Summary Report and Request for Extension
Note: From the report: "Purpose: To update the Transportation Policy and Planning Board and Transportation Commission on progress and initial findings of the Joint Traffic Calming Subcommittee and to request a deadline extension for the final report.". This subcommittee is studying ways to streamline and better organize the processes and programs related to traffic calming and requests for such. Matters of equitable distribution of traffic calming resources are also addressed.
 
Agenda Item 5
Transportation Department 2020 Report - Comprehensive Plan Review
Note: This report summarizes many transportation initiatives from 2020 and looking forward to 2021. Matters of equitable distribution of transportation resources are also addressed.
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Equal Opportunities Commission Executive Committee: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
 
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
Reverend Wright Award
 
Agenda Item 4
How has COVID-19 impacted City Services
 
Agenda Item 5
Vaccination Plan for the Vulnerable Population
 
Agenda Item 6
Independent Police Monitor position
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City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
 
ACTION ITEMS 
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion and possible recommendations regarding the roles of the City-County Homeless Issues Committee
 
REPORTS
 
Agenda Item 5
Follow up on the ordinances affecting vehicle campers discussion 
 
Agenda Item 6
Emergency shelter updates
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Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee: Details
6:00pm, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
 
DISCUSSION and POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion of Final Recommendation and Report
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Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
 
REFERRALS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 6
Establishing the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee to recommend new Ward and Aldermanic District boundaries.
 
Agenda Item 7
A Resolution authorizing the placement of advisory referendum questions related to the structure of city government on the Spring 2021 general election ballot.
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the placement of advisory referendum questions to the spring 2021 ballot regarding the structure of City government. Additionally, the resolution instructs City officials to develop plans for informing the public and evaluating the results of the referendum questions. If the proposed referendum questions increase the ballot length, the City will incur additional costs from the County Clerk. The City Clerk has begun discussions with the County Clerk to determine potential costs. However, these conversations have been delayed as the County is currently conducting a recount of the presidential election ballots. Historically, ballot printing costs have varied by approximately $3,000. Any dramatic increases associated with ballot or planning costs may require additional appropriation.
Resolution #58656, which accepted the final report of the Task Force on Government Structure, discusses initial estimates associated with structure changes and estimates an additional $1m in costs from transitioning to a full-time council.
Note: Recommendation will need to be made from the floor at 1/5/21 Council meeting.
 
Agenda Item 9
Repealing Section 33.09(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the City-County Liaison Committee.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance would eliminate the City-County Liaison Committee.  The Committee is currently tasked with maintaining a relationship between the Common Council and the Dane County Board for the purpose of conferring on matters of mutual interest and to provide a forum to resolve matters where there may be a difference in interest between the city and the county.
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
 
PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS APPEALS
 
Agenda Item 3
Appeal of the Plan Comission action on the Conditional Use request for 619-621 N Lake Street, Legistar ID 62598.
Legislative History
12/4/20 Clerk's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Public Hearing (1/19/21)
Note: this appeal should be considered at the Jan. 19 Common Council meeting so no public comment will be taken until then.
 
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
APPEAL
 
Agenda Item 5
Appeal of Plan Commission action on Conditional Use request for 2219 Monroe Street, Legistar ID 60001.
Agenda Note: Requested Action: Recess public hearing and re-refer Legislative File No. 60646 to the 1/19/21 Common Council meeting.
Note: This is the appeal of the Plan Commission's 7-1 vote not to grant a Conditional Use Permit to Edgewood High School for outdoor lights for their athletic field.
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 10
2nd 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, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Patrick W. Heck, Max Prestigiacomo, Michael E. Verveer and Sheri Carter
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Re-refer for Recessed Public Hearing to the COMMON COUNCIL
Common Council 1/5/21
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance addresses charging stations and charging facilities for electric cars.  Because of the different needs associated with them, this ordinance does not address electric bicycles, which will have to be addressed in a separate ordinance.  That is consistent with recent state law changes that exclude electric bicycles from the definition of "motor vehicle". More from the proposed text and Drafter's Analysis here.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 11
Public Hearing - New License
Hone LLC • dba Hone
708 1/4 E Johnson St • Agent: Michael Parks • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 40/20
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Recent Legislative History
12/16/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
The condition is: 1. Alcohol service shall cease by midnight, daily.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
RESOLUTIONS 
 
Agenda Item 22
Establishing potential in-person absentee voting locations for the 2021 Spring Primary and Spring Election.
Legislative History
12/28/20 Clerk's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution establishes potential in-person absentee voting locations for the 2021 Spring Primary and Election. The 2021 Adopted Budget includes $915,550 in funding for the Clerk's Office for these elections.
Note: The proposed locations are listed here and the body of the resolution includes this: "If Public Health Madison & Dane County advises that curbside voting would be a safer option for voters, given the county's COVID-19 data and metrics, the Clerk's Office will work with other city agencies, community centers, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Edgewood College, and places of worship to establish curbside voting locations throughout the City of Madison, weather permitting."
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 
 
Agenda Item 23
Dissolving the President's Task Force on Critical Issues Affecting (Impacting) the Black Community
Sponsors: Sheri Carter
Legislative History
12/8/20 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
Note: This resolution includes the following text - 
"WHEREAS, the task force held a meeting and determined that in order to have free flow and private communications among the members they wished to be dissolved to work independently on identifying issues,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council dissolves the President's Task Force on Critical Issues Affecting (Impacting) the Black Community and that African American community residents are encouraged work independently to identity the issues that impact them specifically around policing, health, affordable housing, economic development, gentrification, and any other barriers they identify."
 
Agenda Item 24
Extending the deadline for a final report and recommendations from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee to January 27, 2021.
Legislative History
12/22/20 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
 
Agenda Item 29
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.
Recent Legislative History
11/30/20 BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Section 7.07(8)(g) is amended to decrease annual permit fees for food and drink permits.  Section 7.08(7)(b) is amended to decrease the annual fee for a temporary restaurant.  Section 7.15(6)(e) is amended to decrease the annual fee for a tattoo or body-piercing establishment.  Section 7.51(3) is amended to decrease fees for hotels, motels and tourist rooming houses.  Section 7.52(4) is amended to decrease fees for recreational and educational camps.  Section 7.53 is amended to decrease campground license fees.  This ordinance reduces annual fees for Food and Drink Permit, Tattoo and Body Piercing Fees, Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfast Establishments and Tourist Rooming Houses, Recreational and Educational Camps and Campgrounds.  These businesses have been heavily affected by COVID-19 and the reduction lowers the fees to pre-pandemic amounts.
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
 
Agenda Item 30
Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks.
Recent Legislative History
11/30/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
Note: Details and the final report are available here.
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 39
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8480, Tenney Park Lagoon Biostabilization. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
12/16/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes awarding the contract for Tenney Park Lagoon Biostabilization at a total cost of $81,586.73 including contingency. Sufficient budget authority for the proposed contract is included in Munis account 13357-51-130. No additional appropriation is required.
Note: This project will involve lagoon shoreline stabilization, including more appropriate vegetation that will better withstand future flooding events.
 
REPORT OF COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 49
Establishing the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee to recommend new Ward and Aldermanic District boundaries.
Recent Legislative History
11/17/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Referred to the COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Agenda note: The Common Council Executive Committee will be meeting on 1/5/21 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 50
SUBSTITUTE. A Resolution authorizing the placement of advisory referendum questions related to the structure of city government on the Spring 2021 general election ballot. 
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Re-refer to the COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Common Council Executive Committee 1/5/21, Common Council 1/5/21
Agenda note: The Common Council Executive Committee will be meeting on 1/5/21 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
Note: This resolution would place advisory-only referendum questions on the April 6 election ballot. The resolution details and the resolution language can be found here. The questions related to alder salaries, the number of alders, the length of alder terms, and term limits.
 
REPORT OF MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT
 
Agenda Item 56
Report: Madison Police Department on Tear Gas Usage & Alternatives (As requested by RES-20-00707, Legislative File No. 61265)
Legislative History
12/29/20 Police Department    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This report was requested by Common Council in a resolution sponsored by Alders Bidar, Furman, and me that was passed on 10/2/2020. The report was not available as of publication of this update, but should be available here. Any actions taken as a result of the information in the report are to be determined.
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 57
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.
Recent Legislative History
12/9/20 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
 
Agenda Item 59
Repealing Sections 12.78, 12.781(3), (4) & (5), amending Sections 12.79 and Sec. 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the City bicycle registration system.
Recent Legislative History
12/7/20 TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution would eliminate the City's bicycle registration system. Revenues from bicycle registrations averaged $21,000 per year across 2018 and 2019. Bicycle registration revenues are a General Fund revenue source and the loss of this revenue may require expenditure reductions or increases in other revenue sources. The elimination of fines associated with violating bicycle registration requirements is not expected to have a fiscal impact.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Wis. Stat. § 349.18(2) authorizes municipalities to choose whether to have an ordinance requiring local bicycle registration. Sec. 12.78 set up a City bicycle registration system that required owners and operators to register their bicycles with the City and required bicycle dealers to register bicycles purchased from their dealership. The repeal of this ordinance eliminates mandatory City bicycle registration. Instead of requiring registration with the City, the City will encourage bicycle owners to voluntarily register their bicycles through free national bicycle registrations services.
 
Agenda Item 60
Adopting the recommendations for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) east-west corridor described in the report entitled "Revised Locally Preferred Alternative".
Recent Legislative History
12/16/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
Agenda Note: The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be meeting on 1/4/21 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
Note: See TPPB Agenda Item 3 above for more information.
 
ITEMS REFERRED TO THIS MEETING
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 61
SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 28.022 - 00461 of the Madison General Ordinances to rezone properties located at 3614-3700 Milwaukee Street and 102-122 West Corporate Drive, 15th Aldermanic District, from CN (Conservancy District), TR-C1 (Traditional Residential-Consistent 1 District), SE (Suburban Employment) and IL (Industrial-Limited District) to TSS (Traditional Shopping Street) District,; creating Section 28.022 - 00462 to rezone portions of those properties from CN, TR-C1, and IL to TR-U1 (Traditional Residential-Urban 1) District.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
Agenda Note: 3/4 vote required of Common Council members voting due to Zoning Protest Petition filed on 11/30/20.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance proposes to rezone properties at 3614-3700 Milwaukee Street and 102-122 West Corporate Drive consistent with the land use recommendations in the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.
 
Agenda Item 62
Amending Section 2.03 of the Madison General Ordinances by creating a new Subsection (8) allowing the Council President to appoint an Alder from an adjacent district to a district with a pending vacancy.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
 
Agenda Item 63
Amending Sec. 3.53(3)(b) and creating Section 3.53(10) of the Madison General Ordinances
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance establishes rules for the approval of furlough programs, which will now require Common Council approval in order to implement mandatory furloughs for City employees. Currently, administration of furloughs is overseen by the Mayor's Office through establishing APMs. The ordinance does not establish or alter any specific furlough program and therefore does not have a fiscal impact.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 64
Accepting the 2020 Early Childhood Plan for Madison
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
 
Agenda Item 65
Confirming Mayoral Emergency Order #2 and providing a COVID-19 response for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness by allowing temporary use of specified City Lands, Terminable at any time by the City in order to support safe outdoor space practices
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
Note: This resolution has been practice since May, 2020, when the Mayor issued an Emergency Order to enact this and other pandemic-related responses. Because City-County Homeless Issues Committee did not meet for many months, final approval was awaiting their consideration, which has occurred. The resolution language is here. It provides ground rules for the establishment of Temporary Permissible Encampments on some city-owned land. Despite this practice and because of the pandemic's disastrous impact, there are many additional encampments that are outside the scope of this resolution.
 
Agenda Item 66
SUBSTITUTE. Directing City Staff to Address Encampments in the City Parks and to Investigate Other Temporary Housing Options for the Unsheltered Homeless Population.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Place on File to the COMMON COUNCIL
Place on File 1/5/21
Note: This resolution's Fiscal Note includes this - "The proposed resolution requires City staff to prioritize identification of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness, and make efforts to connect them with suitable housing. Once an individual is offered an alternate legal housing option, they would no longer be permitted to use the TPE." I voted against this in committee and will vote against it again because I feel it is penalizing persons experiencing homelessness.
 
Agenda Item 67
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.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
 
Agenda Item 68
Establishing a policy on furlough.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 1/5/21
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 69
Amending Section 32.04(4)(e)(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to waive the rent abatement application fee for tenants who apply prior to June 30, 2021.
Legislative History
12/7/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Landlord Tenant Issues Committee
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposal waives the ten dollar Rent Abatement Application Fee for all tenants who apply for rent abatement prior to June 30, 2021. This proposal is introduced at the request of the Landlord Tenant Issues Committee and is a response to hardships caused by COVID-19.
 
Agenda Item 70
Amending Section 28.102 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend and replace maps for Well 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, and repealing Sections 28.102(9) and 28.102(20).
Legislative History
12/14/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction Plan Commission
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance amends maps of the Wellhead Protection Zone which restricts certain uses that may introduce contaminants into the City's drinking water system.
Note: This item includes a redefinition of the Protection Zone around Well #24 adjacent to Reynolds Park. Details are here
 
Agenda Item 73
Repealing and Recreating Subsection entitled "Housing Cooperative" of Section 28.151 of Madison General Ordinances. Amending the definition of "Housing Cooperative" in Section 28.211, amending Table 28C-1, Table 28D-2, Table 28E-2, Table 28F-1 and Table 28G-1 of Madison General Ordinances.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Grant Foster and Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Legislative History
12/17/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    First, this ordinance repeals and recreates the supplemental regulations for Housing Cooperatives. The primary change to the supplemental regulations is with respect to how to calculate occupancy limits.  The proposed occupancy calculation in this ordinance treats occupancy limits in housing cooperatives similarly to occupancy limits in equivalent residential dwelling units. Second, this ordinance expands the number of zoning districts in which Housing Cooperates can be established as a permitted use.  Third, this ordinance amends the definition of Housing Cooperative to clarify that areas like kitchen, living rooms, and dining rooms within an exclusive individual living area do not qualify as "common areas". Combined, these three changes create an easier and more equitable treatment of Housing Cooperatives, which staff believe will aid in the availability of affordable housing for Madison's residents, and provides clarification to the existing definition of Housing Cooperatives. 
 
Agenda Item 102
A Resolution waiving all Street Vending fees under MGO 9.13 for the 2021-2022 vending season and extending existing vending licenses for vendors in good standing from the 2020-2021 season to the 2021-2022 season. 
Legislative History
12/23/20 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (1/11/21)
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
 
PUBLIC HEARING OF RESOLUTIONS AND SCHEDULE OF ASSESSMENTS
 
Agenda Item 5
Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For Resurfacing 2021 - Assessment District. (1st, 2nd, 12th, 17th, and 19th AD)
The Board of Public Works is scheduled to hold Public Hearings virtually on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.
Note: This item includes the 2021 resurfacing project for E. Gorham. See "Details" just above for participation and input options as well as the meeting agenda. See "Other District 2 Updates" for more project details.
 
CHANGE ORDERS TO PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
 
Agenda Item 21
Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 8864, E. Gorham Street Resurfacing: Utilities, to Speedway Sand & Gravel Inc in the amount of $22,491.00 and an additional 5 days. (2nd AD)
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING    RECOMMEND APPROVAL
Note: This item is actually a change order from this past summer's project on E. Gorham and involves addressing several issues related to storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and the water main.
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Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): Details
6:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
 
Agenda Item 5
MPO 2021 Resolution No. 1 Approving Amendment #2 to the 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County
  • Dane County Safe Routes to School Program (advance from 2022 to 2021, cont. in '22)
Agenda Item 6
MPO 2021 Resolution No. 2 Approving the 2021 Public Participation Plan for the Greater Madison MPO
 
Agenda Item 8
Presentation on Survey of Local Pedestrian and Bicycle Related Infrastructure Requirements
 
Agenda Item 9
Presentation on Analysis of Travel from Environmental Justice Priority Areas to Major Employment Areas
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Community Development Block Grant Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 2
Presentations from Applicants in the 2020 Housing Forward RFP Process
January 7 Presentations:
5:30pm - Madison Community Cooperative
6:05pm - Project Home, Inc.
6:40pm - RefineJenifer, LLC
7:15pm - Urban League of Greater Madison
7:50pm - Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Inc.
(Remaining presentations to be heard at next committee meeting)
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 3
COVID Relief Fund RFP and Update on the Violence Prevention Plan Priority Areas as it Relates to the RFP
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Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee: Details
6:00pm, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
 
DISCUSSION and POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion of Final Recommendation and Report
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