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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 Feb. 22 Meetings of Interest for District 2

February 20, 2021 4:07 PM

Special Note: Due to a State law, alders running for reelection in the April 2021 election are advised not to use 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 three sections to this week's update:
  1. COVID-19 Resources & Information
  2. Other District 2 Updates
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2
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COVID
 
1. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 
 

COVID-19 Variant Strain B.1.1.7 Confirmed in Dane County

From UW University Health Services: UHS COVID-19 health alert – act now to avoid campus restrictions

NEW! - Dane CORE Rental Assistance Program 

New chance to get health insurance! Sign up from Feb. 15 to May 15. The federal government has reopened the HealthCare.gov marketplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Alder Prestigiacomo's Updates: COVID-19 Campus Resources, including Housing & Eviction Protection and Financial Resources.

From UW: Students begin receiving second round of emergency federal COVID-19 aid

From the Mayor: Emergency Rental Assistance: Local and Federal

From the Mayor: Supporting Small Business

Read about the temporary halt in residential evictions from the Tenant Resource Center - Note this has been extended to March 31.

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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2. OTHER DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
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12 N Few Proposal
 
12 N. Few Proposal at UDC on Feb. 24
 
An informational presentation on this proposal for 12 N. Few Street, currently the site of Scooter Therapy, will be heard by the Urban Design Commission at their Feb. 24 meeting that starts at 4:30pm. The proposal consists of 8 commercial spaces with 8 one-bedroom apartments above. Formal consideration by UDC is expected late in April with Plan Commission consideration of the requested demolition permit sometime in May. On Wednesday, the UDC will not be voting on the proposal, but will provide feedback.
 
The TLNA steering committee for the proposal earlier submitted a steering committee report to TLNA Council and TLNA Council subsequently voted to write a letter of support for the proposal. The proposal application and a staff report, as well as other materials as they come in, are posted here. The staff report mentions that a change will be needed to Urban Design District 8 requirements to allow the proposed building to project closer to Curtis Court at the corner of N. Few than currently allowed. The staff report also mentions that the proposed parking does not conform with UDD-8 requirements that parking be in the rear or to the side of new buildings.
 
Meeting participation details are listed in "City Meetings of Interest" below, but input can also be emailed to UDC (urbandesigncomments@cityofmadison.com). If you have additional thoughts, you are also always welcome to email me at district2@cityofmadison.com.
 

Zoning

March 1 Community Q & A on Proposed Housing Changes to Zoning

On Monday, March 1, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, there will be a Zoom-based Community Q & A Session regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments related to allowing greater residential densities and adjusting conditional use thresholds. There will also be a video presentation to provide an overview, and Planning Division Director Heather Stouder and Zoning Administrator Matt Tucker will be available for questions.
 
Read my earlier post about how those could impact District 2 here.
 
Street Trees
 

Zoning Changes Proposed to Promote Street Trees

Along with Alders Rummel, Verveer, and Furman, as well as the Mayor, I have been working on an update to our zoning code that will provide a bit more room for street trees in some zoning districts, mostly those that are not residential. This update will be introduced at Tuesday's Council meeting where it will then be referred to Plan Commission (see "City Meetings of Interest" below for more). The change is inspired by the recommendation of the Urban Forestry Task Force to increase the setbacks in order to allow more space for trees and canopy trees in particular to thrive.

In zoning districts for which there is currently a 0' front of street side setback required, this amendment increases the required setback to 5' in some cases. In instances where the distance between the curb and property line is greater than 15', the 0' required setback remains, but in instances where the distance between the curb and property line is less than 15 feet, buildings will need to be set back 5'. Thus, this amendment essentially eliminates 0' setbacks in places where there isn't sufficient space to support a street tree canopy, and will allow space for a wider variety of tree species, in many of the downtown and mixed-use districts where redevelopment is occurring. There will be an exemption for the "flatiron" blocks in the Downtown area, so that it would be possible for redevelopment on those blocks to have a 0' setback, regardless of the curb-to-property line distance.

126 Langdon Proposal
 
Plan Commission Consideration of 126 Langdon Proposal Moved to March 8
 
Due to a lack of proper notification going to neighbors, Plan Commission will now consider Core Spaces' new proposal for the Hub II development at 126 Langdon St on March 8 rather than on Feb. 22. Since an earlier version of the redevelopment was rejected by Plan Commission, Core Spaces has altered the proposal in several ways, including a redesign of the Langdon Street section, two additional delivery parking stalls, and a reduction in bedrooms from 376 to 351. The below ground floors in the front have also recently been redesigned, including a reconfiguration of the parking area that changes the potential number of parking and moped stalls. Proposal details and other materials can be found here. Plan Commission will be considering several aspects of the proposal:
  1. Final plans for a site previously approved for demolition of a residential building with no proposed use;
  2. A conditional use in the Downtown Residential 2 (DR2) District for a multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units;
  3. A conditional use to allow outdoor recreation; and
  4. A conditional use to construct two additional stories in Area F of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO Section 28.071(2)(b).
The Campus Area Neighborhood Association's steering committee has completed its evaluation of the proposal and a steering committee report is forthcoming. I'll be sure to link to any new materials in next weekend's Alder Update, as well as meeting participation details. If you would like to provide input to Plan Commission, you can email pccomments@cityofmadison.com, but you are also welcome to email me.
 
The Beacon logo
 
The Beacon, our day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness at 615 E. Washington Ave., is holding their annual Beacon and Eggs event, which will be virtual this year, on Feb. 23 at 8:00am. As a member of The Beacon's Community Advisory Team, I encourage you learn more about the crucial services that they provide.
 

March 4 Meeting on Proposed Redevelopment of Shopping Center at 1st and E. Wash

Galway Companies is proposing a multi-family/commercial mixed-use project located at the corner of N. First St. and East Washington Ave. where the Washington Plaza shopping center is currently located. The project as proposed would have approximately 344 residences with 15,000 sq. ft. of commercial/retail space with seven stories stepping back from five stories along First St. and East Washington. In addition, walk-up townhomes are being designed along First St.

This site is in Alder Syed Abbas' district and he has kindly invited nearby neighbors from District 2 and District 6 to attend the virtual neighborhood neighborhood meeting on March 4 at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about this proposal. You must register in advance for the meeting at this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact info for Alder Syed Abbas: district12@cityofmadison.com, 608-572-6984

New Tenney Beach Shelter
 
Options for New Restrooms & Shelter at Tenney Beach Discussed
 
A neighborhood informational meeting was held on Feb. 16 for the 2021-22 project at Tenney Beach to replace the existing beach house with a new park shelter and restrooms. The building will also include a pump room as part of the Clean Beach system announced in August 2019, a joint project between the City of Madison and Dane County. Several options for the shelter were discussed - the slide presentation for the meeting, including info on the proposed beach exclosure system, can be found the Parks Division's website for the project
 
City Engineering has also established a project website for the project where you can subscribe to email updates.
 

Metro Bus

March 3: Metro Transit Network Redesign Phase One Public Information Meeting

Please attend a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, March 3 from 6:00 to 7:30pm to learn about Metro Transit's Network Redesign. Metro staff and national transit planning consultants, Jarrett Walker + Associates, will provide an overview of the project, discuss their analysis of the current system, and gather your input. Complete Info and Zoom Link.
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3. 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, Feb. 22, 2021
 
NEW BUSINESS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Accepting the Final Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Study from EcoEngineers. 
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Plan Commission: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
Zoning Text Amendments 
 
Agenda Item 3
Amending Table 28E-2 of Subsection (1) of Section 28.072 to add Live-work unit as a permitted use in the Downtown Core (DC), Urban Office Residential (UOR), and Urban Mixed Use (UMX) Districts.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
 
Agenda Item 4
Amending Section 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Keeping of Chickens as an Accessory Use for Recreation, Community or Neighborhood Centers.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance amends the supplemental regulations for Keeping of Chickens to allow the keeping of up to six (6) chickens as an accessory use to a recreation, community or neighborhood center.
 
Agenda Item 5
Amending Sec. 28.151 "Car Wash" and Secs. 28.065 (TSS), 28.066 (MXC), 28.067 (CC-T), 28.068 (CC), 28.084 (TE), 28.085 (SE) to allow vacuums outside of car washes in specified districts with supplemental regulations.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amends the zoning code to allow vacuums outside Car Washes in the Traditional Shopping Street (TSS) Mixed-Use Center (MXC), Commercial Corridor Transition (CC-T), Commercial Corridor (CC), Traditional Employment (TE) and Suburban Employment (SE). This ordinance also amends the supplemental regulations for Car Wash to require that any vacuums located outside a building must be located within the rear yard and building envelope, and at least fifty (50) feet from a residential zoning district. This will apply primarily to self-serve car washes.
 
Tax Incremental District (to be considered after 5:45 p.m.)
 
Agenda Item 6
Approving the Amendment to the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District (TID) 36 (Capitol Gateway), City of Madison. Zoning Map Amendment
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Marsha A. Rummel and Syed Abbas
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a Third Project Plan Amendment for Tax Incremental District (TID) 36 (Capitol Gateway). This amendment highlights two projects, $7 million for the Public Market and $5 million for developer loans, which were included in the 2020 and 2019 Adopted Capital Budgets, respectively. No additional City appropriation is required with the adoption of this resolution.
Note: Any future land acquisitions (#2) would need to be vetted and approved by Common Council and appropriate committees.
 
Conditional Use Requests & Demolition Permits
 
Note: Item 9 should be referred to March 8, 2021 to allow public hearing notices to be sent 
 
Agenda Item 9
126 Langdon Street; 2nd Ald. Dist: Consideration of final plans for a site previously approved for demolition of a residential building with no proposed use; consideration of a conditional use in the Downtown Residential 2 (DR2) District for a multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units; consideration of a conditional use to allow outdoor recreation; and consideration of a conditional use to construct two additional stories in Area F of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO Section 28.071(2)(b), all to allow construction of a seven-story, 106-unit apartment building.
Note: As mentioned just above, this item will be referred to the March 8 Plan Commission meeting. More information can be found in "Other District 2 Updates" above.
 
SECRETARY'S REPORT
- Upcoming Matters
– March 8, 2021
- Zoning Text Amendment - Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C (Residential Districts) and 28D (Mixed-Use and Commercial Districts) of the Zoning Code to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts
Note: The item above is expected to be considered by Plan Commission on March 22 rather than March 8.
- Zoning Text Amendment - Modifications to required the front yard setback in various zoning districts related to street trees
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Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
 
UPDATE
 
Agenda Item 5
Update: PFAS Plan to be submitted to DNR (April 16 Deadline) - Deputy Mayor Christie Baumel
 
REFERRAL FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL 
 
Agenda Item 6
Report: Madison Police Department on Tear Gas Usage & Alternatives (As requested by RES-20-00707, Legislative File No. 61265)
PSRC 2/10/21 Recommendation: Place Report on File. Ban Tear Gas. (Roll Call Vote: 4:2:1:1:1 - Ayes: Heck, Mitnick, Anglim, Benford, Noes: Rickey, Harrington-McKinney; Abstained: Myadze; Non-Voting: Konkel; Excused: Albouras)
 
DISCUSSION / POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM
 
Agenda Item 7
Discussion Item: Communications Plan for Upcoming Referendum Questions
(requested by Ald. Kemble)
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Honoring those who have lost their lives and those who survived COVID-19 and declaring March 1, 2021 a Day of Remembrance and Recovery.
 
Agenda Item 2
Marking One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saluting Essential Workers.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 7
Creating Section 28.022 - 00490 and Section 28.022 - 00491 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend a Planned Development District to approve an Amended General Development Plan and Specific Implementation Plan at property located at 223 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Aldermanic District. 
Recent Legislative History
2/8/21 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Solheim, the Plan Commission found the standards met and recommended approval subject to the comments and conditions contained within the Plan Commission materials. The motion to recommend approval passed by voice vote/other.
Note: This item is the hotel proposed for the Judge Doyle Square location.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 8
Calling upon President Biden and the U.S. Congress to provide additional assistance to the rental housing community.
Legislative History
2/16/21 Mayor'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 FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 46
Amending the 2021 Capital Budget for Parks Division for the Olin Park Building renovation project.
Recent Legislative History
2/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The estimated cost for the improvements at the Olin Park Building is $3.95M. Currently, the City anticipates $400K in direct contributions to the City's project from a tenant in the building (in addition to longer term annual rental payments). Current budget allocations for the Olin Park Building Project and associated Park Facility Improvements projects have available expenditure authorization of $1.87M in City funding.
This budget amendment transfers $1.76M in existing expenditure authorization from various projects in the Parks Division's Capital Budget to the Olin Park Building Project program (MUNIS Project 17443). The below transfers utilize balances from existing capital accounts, the vast majority of which is the sum of residual balances from completed projects. Transferring the funds out of these major programs and closing the projects will provide a more efficient financial administration of the Capital Budget moving forward. The amendment does not require new expenditure authorization.
Major # Amount to Transfer Major Project Name
10605 $467,218.86 Beach and Shoreline Improvements
17421 $1,065,754.57 Park Land Improvements
17436 $13,461.21 Playground and Accessibility Improvements
19032 $16,373.12 Public Drinking Fountains
17184 $200,000.00 Vilas Park Improvements
 
Agenda Item 47
A Resolution authorizing a sole source contract authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business, nonprofit and affordable housing solar installations, through 2023.
Recent Legislative History
2/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a sole source contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business, nonprofit and affordable housing solar installations. The multi-year contract covers program activities for the period of calendar years 2021 - 2023. The 2021 contract amount is $125,000 and funding is available in the Sustainability Improvements capital project (Munis #13135). Funding for 2022 and 2023 is subject to appropriations in subsequent budgets.
 
Agenda Item 48
Awarding up to $1.7 million from the Affordable Housing Fund and up to $300,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds to help finance the development of affordable housing, and up to $360,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and up to $700,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to support four housing services programs, and up to $50,000 in City levy to support one homebuyer education program, as the recommended outcome of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process conducted by the Community Development Division; and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the specified development projects.
Recent Legislative History
2/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: The programs and amounts proposed are listed in the body of the resolution here.
 
Agenda Item 49
Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Community Development Division-Community Support Services to authorize and accept $200,000 from the Madison Metropolitan School District to distribute to community-based organizations offering virtual learning support through the School-Age Child Care Stabilization Fund process.
Recent Legislative History
2/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 50
Authorizing the City's execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and McAllen Properties Madison, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 3901 & 3829 Hanson Road ("Property") in the City of Madison for Metro Transit Satellite Facility purposes.(17th A.D.)
Recent Legislative History
2/10/21 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a purchase and sale agreement for the City's purchase of property located at 3901 and 33829 Hanson Road Metro Transit Satellite Facility purposes. The cost for the acquisition of the property is $16,220,000 plus an estimated $40,000 for environmental studies and closing costs. The property acquisition will be funded by the Metro Satellite Bus Facility capital project, which included $12,893,000 in the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget and will receive an additional $7 million of grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration for satellite facility purposes.
 
REPORT OF LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 51
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. 
Recent Legislative History
1/21/21 LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed waiving of the rent abatement application fee will likely result in less than $200 of foregone revenue in 2021. The average annual revenue for the past three years has been $163 with 2020 only realizing $30 in fee revenue. Application fees have historically been waived for any income-qualifying applicant.
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 57
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 5339 Buses and Bus Facilities Discretionary Grant with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and the 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695. Amending the 2021 Capital Budget to add $7 million in federal funding to Metro's Satellite Bus Facility project and changing project borrowing to General Fund-supported general obligation borrowing.
Recent Legislative History
2/10/21 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Excerpt from Fiscal Note:
Total funding for the Satellite Bus Facility project will be $19,893,000 ($12,893,000 city general obligation borrowing and $7 million federal funds).
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
 
Agenda Item 58
SUBSTITUTE - Amending Section 11.06 of the Madison General Ordinances to lower licensing and vehicle fees, regulate prepayment policies, allow taxicab companies to use coupons or discounts and make various housekeeping updates.
Recent Legislative History
2/1/21 TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT OF OFFICER
Recommendations: Leave the Appeal Subcommittee in place, removing the proposed changes to delete the Appeal Subcommittee from Sections (6)(c) and (13)(c); and modify the language in Section (13)(c) to read as follows:
"The Appeal Subcommittee shall consist of three (3) members or alternate members of the Transportation Commission as appointed by the Chair of the Transportation Commission."
 
ITEMS REFERRED TO THIS MEETING
 
RECONSIDERATION(S)
 
Agenda Item 59
Public Hearing - New License
Kwik Trip Inc • dba Stop-N-Go 1515
2002 Winnebago St • Agent: Paul Thurston
Class A Beer, Class A Cider
Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
Recent Legislative History
2/2/21 COMMON COUNCIL    Reconsider and refer to a future meeting Common Council 2/23/21
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 60
Extending the Streatery Program and all approvals granted until April 14, 2022
Recent Legislative History
2/2/21 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 2/23/2021
 
Agenda Item 61
Creating the Madison Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Advisory Task Force to provide community-sourced input, guidance, and expertise in assisting the management of Madison's Guaranteed Income Pilot Program.
Recent Legislative History
2/2/21 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 2/23/2021
 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE

ORDINANCES

Agenda Item 63
Amending portions of Madison General Ordinances Sections 28.063, 28.064, 28.065, 28.066, 28.067, 28.068, 28.074, 28.076, 28.084, 28.085, 28.087, 28.088, 28.089, and 28.097 to change the front yard setback, if it is less than 15 feet, from 0 feet to 5 feet to support a street tree canopy, and creating Madison General Ordinance 28.071(2)(e) to establish a Downtown Setback Exceptions Map.
Legislative History
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman and Michael E. Verveer
2/15/21 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission (3/8/21)
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  In zoning districts for which there is currently a 0' front of front yard setback required, this amendment increases the required setback to 5' in some cases. In instances where the distance between the curb and property line is greater than 15', the 0' required setback remains, but in instances where the distance between the curb and property line is less than 15 feet, buildings will need to be set back 5'. Thus, this amendment essentially eliminates 0' setbacks in places where there isn't sufficient space to support a street tree canopy, and will allow space for a wider variety of tree species, in many of the downtown and mixed-use districts where redevelopment is occurring. These districts are:
  • LMX, NMX, TSS, MXC, CC-T, CC (all of the Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts)
  • DC, UMX (some Downtown Districts)
  • TE, SE, EC, IL, IG (most of the Employment Districts)
  • CI
Note: See more on this item in "Other District 2 Updates" above.
 
Agenda Item 65
Repealing and Recreating Section 2.27 entitled "Council Action on Solitary Reports" of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify options for acting on reports to the Common Council.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Max Prestigiacomo and Michael E. Verveer
Legislative History
2/17/21 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council (3/2/21)
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance is repealed and recreated to clarify the options for the Common Council with regard to reports received from City agencies, boards, commissions and committees. The recreated ordinance removes ambiguous language regarding the definitions of a Solitary Report and of the disposition of reports, and states that any action to be taken resulting from the report be stated in a resolution, ordinance or separate legislative action.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 69
Authorizing a new contract with Pellitteri Waste Systems for the sorting, processing, and marketing of recyclables collected by the City of Madison Streets Division and that the contract shall be for five years. Legislative History
1/29/21 Streets Division   Referred for Introduction Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 75
Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 415 N. Lake St., the State Street Campus Garage, (the "Property") and establishing a process for the review of responses to the RFP and selection of a development team for the Property
Legislative History
2/16/21 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Transportation Commission, Transportation Policy and Planning Board
Note: It is anticipated that this item will see an additional referral to the Downtown Coordinating Committee
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Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 4
12 N. Few Street - Addition and New Construction for 8 Commercial Spaces and 8 Residential Units Located in UDD No. 8. 2nd Ald. Dist.
Owner: Jeremy Knudsen
Applicant: John Seamon, SEA Design
Informational Presentation
Note: See more on this item in "Other District 2 Updates" above. Participation options are at the "Details" link just above.
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Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 4
Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 415 N. Lake St., the State Street Campus Garage, (the "Property") and establishing a process for the review of responses to the RFP and selection of a development team for the Property
5 mins
 
Agenda Item 5
Operational and COVID related updates from Parking, Traffic Engineering and Metro
30 mins
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Community Services Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
COVID Relief-Housing Assistance Update
 
Agenda Item 3
COVID Relief-Violence Prevention RFP
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Housing Strategy Committee: Details
4:30pm, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
 
ACTION ITEMS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C and 28D of Madison General Ordinances in order to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts.
Note: See more on this item in "Other District 2 Updates" above. Participation options are at the "Details" link just above.
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Madison Public Library Board: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
 
ACTION ITEMS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Director's Report - February 2021
Note: Director's Report can be found here and includes some discussion of reopenings the return of library services.
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