Alder Patrick W. Heck
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Heck’s Updates
Updates & Week of March 8 Meetings of Interest for District 2
There are three sections to this week's update:
- COVID-19 Resources & Information
- Other District 2 Updates
- City Meetings of Interest to District 2
- Timetable for Vaccinating Dane County Educators Moved Up
- Public Health Releases New Measures for Assessing Progress, New Public Health Order
- What's Allowed in Emergency Order #14?
- Which Vaccine Should I Get? The One You're Offered!
- COVID-19 Data Dashboard
- COVID-19 vaccine webpage
- The latest Data Notes
- Current and Past Public Health Orders
- Testing Sites and Info
- Español: COVID-19 and Hmoob: COVID-19
From Alder Prestigiacomo: COVID-19 Campus Resources, including Housing & Eviction Protection and Financial Resources.
COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard that tracks Madison's long-term community and economic recovery from COVID-19.
From the City: Community Resources Section on the city's COVID website, including housing and eviction information
From the Downtown Madison Business Improvement District: Ways to Support Downtown Madison
Info on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic at this site
From Engineering: Women in Construction Week 2021
March 15 deadline: 2021 grants to beautify your neighborhood or build capacity!
Get Involved with the Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County (includes how to donate)
- Final plans for a site previously approved for demolition of a residential building with no proposed use;
- A conditional use in the Downtown Residential 2 (DR2) District for a multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units;
- A conditional use to allow outdoor recreation; and
- A conditional use to construct two additional stories in Area F of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO Section 28.071(2)(b).
If you would like to provide input to Plan Commission, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, but you are also welcome to email me. Meeting participation details are listed below in "City Meetings of Interest", as is a link to the meeting's agenda, also available here.
Recording of March 1 Community Q & A on Proposed Housing Changes to Zoning
On Monday, March 1, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, there was a Community Q & A Session regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments related to allowing greater residential densities and adjusting conditional use thresholds. You can watch a recording of that session here.
Planning Division Director Heather Stouder and Zoning Administrator Matt Tucker answered many excellent questions from residents who attended. There was both support and opposition expressed with opposition focusing mostly on situations when opportunities for neighborhood input would be less than in the past. From what I understand, city staff is exploring options for assuring that alders and neighbors are notified of development proposals more regularly whether these proposed changes are enacted or not.
Read the proposed amendments here
Read the Staff Report/Memo here
Explore the city's zoning map here, including the ability to see the parcels where the changes are proposed.
Read my earlier post about how those could impact District 2 here. Note that the proposed changes are expect to considered by Plan Commission on March 22 and by Common Council on March 30. If you have questions about the proposed changes, feel free to contact me.
Friends of James Madison Park Meeting March 10
The next Friends of James Madison Park monthly Zoom meeting will be on March 10 at 6:30pm. If you wish to join the Friends email list for more group conversations, please email David Waugh at email@example.com.
Absentee Ballot Info for April 6 General Election
Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, April 6 General Election will be mailed starting on March 16, so if you do not plan to vote in-person on April 6 or vote in-person at the Clerk's Office, please request your ballot soon! Absentee ballots can be requested at https://myvote.wi.gov, and you can registration to vote there too.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00pm the Thursday before the election, but the City Clerk recommends making your request as early as possible so there is adequate time to mail the ballot back to the Clerk's Office. More info on Voting Absentee and Registration.
For Madison voters, this election will include all 20 Common Council seats, the State Superintendent of Schools election, and an advisory referendum on the structure of Common Council (see CNI Forum below for an opportunity to learn more about the advisory referendum).
CNI Community Engagement Forum on Restructuring City Government
You are invited to the Capitol Neighborhoods Community Engagement Forum on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. City of Madison voters will be presented with questions on the spring election ballot regarding the restructuring of city government. Eileen Harrington, who chaired the Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOGS), will provide a presentation on the structure of city government.
The TFOGS, a City of Madison ad hoc committee, was created by the Common Council and former Mayor Paul Soglin. The committee met for two years to study the city's government structures and processes. Its report, which makes forty-four separate recommendations for modifications to the structure of Madison's city government, can be found here.
A great workshop "Pay It Forward: Generational Wealth, Homeownership, and You" is coming your way, hosted by the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, on March 27 (Saturday) from 10:30 am-noon. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about and join in a growing effort to make the Madison community more equitable for all. Attendees will learn from our guest presenter about how generational weight accumulates, and how laws and policies have systematically boosted wealth-building for white people, while blocking opportunities for wealth-building among people of color.
The proposed resolution authorizes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sustain Dane for continued collaboration on shared sustainability interests. The MOU covers the years 2021-2023 with an option of a 3-year renewal for 2024-2026. The City will provide $40,000 annually to the program. Funding for the 2021 payment is included in the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget for Engineering - Facilities Management as GO Borrowing under the Sustainability Improvements program (MUNIS 10563). Payments beyond 2021 are subject to appropriations in future years. No additional appropriation is required at this time.
The proposed resolution would waive license and permit fees for Public Passenger Services through December 31, 2021. Public Passenger Service fees include a license for the business ($1,750 for a 2-year renewal), vehicle fees ($65 per vehicle), and driver's permits ($25 per driver). The anticipated revenue loss from waiving the business and vehicle fees is $5,000 and $11,000 respectively.
Fees from driver's permits averaged $19,000 per year in 2018 and 2019. However, 2020 saw fewer driver's permit applicants with fee revenues around $11,000. Assuming driver's permit application numbers similar to 2020, the estimated revenue loss from waiving all Public Passenger Service fees in 2021 is $27,000. These fees represent a general fund revenue source.
Additionally, the Madison Police Department conducts background checks on applicants for driver's permits, which includes an in-state check and an out-of-state check for any state the applicant has lived. Police is charged $7 for each in-state and out-of-state check. These costs will continue to be incurred to administer the driver's permit applications.
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.
- 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)
Agenda Item 5
Regional Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Work Group - March 2021
Police Civilian Oversight Board Executive Subcommittee: Details
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