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 July 5 Meetings of Interest for District 2

July 3, 2021 12:40 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.
 
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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 Update
 
1. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 
 

Dane CORE Rental Assistance Program 

Read about the temporary halt in residential evictions from the Tenant Resource Center - extended through July 31, 2021

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.

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

Dane County Small Business Grants

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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East Washington - Can We Slow Traffic Down?

As has been reported in the media, the dangerous driving on E. Washington continues. Two tragic deaths, one a pedestrian and one a cyclist, in less than a week point to the need for changes to address safety and to the need to rethink our approaches to transportation in general. City staff and Mayor Rhodes-Conway detail some of what is being done here; there have been some successes, but those are difficult to appreciate when people are dying.

Many have asked that East Washington, aka US Highway 151, be entirely redesigned to make it less attractive to speed racers, drag racers, and everyday drivers who drive as fast as the road appears to be designed for. I entirely agree and that is exactly what the city's Vision Zero initiative aims to do, but unfortunately it will take funding, time, and patience to implement most of those infrastructure changes on E. Washington, more or less citywide. We simply do not have the resources to quickly change all of our road design and other infrastructure. The city's Traffic Engineering Division, however, has come up with some low cost and quick-to-implement traffic calming strategies and anticipate they will continue doing so.

I'm not at all arguing that someone's life is less important than other city budgetary needs, but there are many stakeholders involved in road design changes, some of whom may not agree with reducing traffic volumes on E. Wash and other dangerous city streets. Certainly, even those stakeholders will agree that speed kills, but despite the correlation between high speeds and road capacities, some redesign ideas that would also eliminate capacity could be unpopular. Fortunately, E. Washington capacity will be reduced anyway when Bus Rapid Transit is constructed, if all goes well. BRT will take a full lane in each direction, thereby dropping E. Wash from 3 lanes in each direction to 2 lanes. Hopefully, the small reductions in average speed along E. Washington that occurred after the speed limits were reduced last year, will be accentuated when the number of lanes drops even though rush hour is likely to retain a 3-lane capacity (most high speed incidents occur outside of rush hour).

Note too that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation dictates what infrastructure can and cannot be implemented on their highway in which they have invested many millions of dollars over the years. Madison can try to change infrastructure to slow things down, but it is anticipated that WISDOT will eventually say no to some changes. Madison could instead simply ask WISDOT to let us take over Hwy 151 and it would be come a local arterial - Hwy 151 could move elsewhere. While it may be that WISDOT would be amenable to that, Madison would then be responsible for tens of million of dollars for upkeep, reconstruction, and other ongoing infrastructure needs; money we do not have. For instance, John Nolen Drive, also part of Hwy 151 that desparately needs to be redesigned for slower speeds, is slated for reconstruction in the coming years - that will be a very expensive project that the city likely can't accomplish without the accompanying state funding. Another consideration is that if we are able to fully change E. Washington infrastructure by taking over, then the cars currently speeding and crowding E. Wash will simply divert to other nearby roads like Willy, E. Johnson, E. Gorham, etc., so a system wide rethink is in order - there are no easy fixes for the greater problem.

While traffic enforcement is another component of slowing folks down, it is not a panacea. As detailed below and in past Alder Updates, MPD has obtained special grants to underwrite traffic enforcement efforts and, as a result, for the last couple of months they have issued many citations and warnings along E. Washington and nearby streets. The well-documented racial disparities in traffic stops also needs to be a consideration, but fortunately MPD is not focusing on minor offenses along E. Wash. Burned out lights and expired registrations are not on their "radar" and those are the type of traffic stops that can escalate or result in inequitable treatment of BIPOC. An aside - issuing citations via redlight and speed cameras is not permitted in the state of Wisconsin, so that tool is not at play.

In summary, I believe we currently have some effective tools for improving the situation on E. Washington and surrounding streets, but it will not significantly improve until we implement more changes to the roadway infrastructure while simultaneously reducing vehicular traffic volumes. Both goals can be helped along by constructing BRT and bolstering transportation alternatives such as bike and pedestrian infrastructure (and their safety) asap.

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Exploration of City Street Parking Policies at TLNA Council on Thursday

At last week's Transportation Policy and Planning Board meeting, members discussed a presentation concerning neighborhood parking management in the city. TPPB member Chris McCahill, Alder Grant Foster, city staff, and I have recently been meeting informally to learn about other cities' street parking policies, permit systems, etc., that are designed to make street parking policies more effective and equitable. A version of that same presentation and a subsequent discussion is expected to be on the July 8 TLNA Council monthly meeting agenda.

No parking policy changes have been devised or proposed, but we are hoping that the Tenney-Lapham (T-L) Neighborhood will engage on this subject since it sees a fair amount of competition for street parking spaces and could perhaps benefit from some policy changes. T-L sees various parking pressures including from:

  1. commuters who park in T-L to bike/bus/walk to work;
  2. high numbers of car-owning residents who do not have off street parking or choose not to avail themselves of what they do have access to;
  3. special event parkers, and
  4. parkers frequenting neighborhood businesses.

It is possible that the neighborhood could see some sort of pilot program in the future to test any new policies, so engaging through TLNA Council is a great way to contribute to the discussion. If you are unable to attend Thursday's meeting, I'll be sure to publish the details of any future neighborhood engagement opportunities on street parking matters.

Public Meeting on Alcohol License Changes for 7 Iron Social on State St.

On July 8 at 5pm, 7 Iron Social on the 2nd floor at 508 State Street, will hold an onsite public meeting to discuss their application for a change of premises for their existing alcohol license. 7 Iron Social is a virtual golf gaming center with food and alcohol that is able to be served until midnight on weekends and 11pm on weekdays. From what I understand, 7 Iron may also be exploring a change to their alcohol serving hours, but I do not yet know if that is the case. Generally, extensions of serving hours until bar time or closer to bar time in the State Street area, namely in the Downtown Alcohol Overlay District, are looked up with skepticism by the Alcohol License Review Committee and by MPD due to the well-documented drain on city staff and city resources that accompanies most businesses that cater to a more alcohol-fueled clientele later at night. I anticipate that 7 Iron Social's plans will be made clear at their July 8 meeting if not before.

S Blair St Reconstruction

S. Blair Street Reconstruction Almost Through City Process

The S. Blair Street reconstruction project will be presented to the Board of Public Works for final approval on July 7, 2021. In District 2, a portion of the block of E. Washington Avenue between Blair and Blount Streets will see pavement replacement and some curb/gutter/sidewalk work. The S. Blair portion of the project, which runs from E. Washington to E. Wilson will occur in 2022 with the E. Washington section expected in 2023.

The street geometrics were previously approved by the Transportation Commission, Board of Public Works, and the Common Council in the summer of 2020. See the Board of Public Works meeting details, and links to the agenda, including participation details, in "City Meetings of Interest" below. Stay informed by signing up for road construction email updates here.

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Let's Talk Streets Community Survey

The City of Madison wants to know what you think about the streets you use to work, live and play in the City of Madison. What do you value about our city streets, what worries you and what type of street user are you? Also, going forward, how can the City design streets around people? 

Please visit the City of Madison's Let's Talk Streets website. There, you can:

  • Take the Let's Talk Streets Community Survey.
  • Watch a video that explains how values and priorities related to streets changed over time, and why the City wants to change how it designs streets so that they are equitable for all residents.
  • Learn about three initiatives that will be guided by input from Let's Talk Streets survey and input: Complete Green Streets, Vision Zero, and Traffic Calming & Pedestrian/Bicycle Enhancements
 
Breese Stevens Field
 
Reminder: Fireworks at Breese Stevens on July 3
 

As many read in this Wisconsin State Journal article, a fireworks show will be included in an event at Breese Stevens Field the evening of July 3. From what I understand and as not detailed in the article, the fireworks are not expected to be nearly as powerful and lengthy as those used at Shake the Lake or similar events. According to Big Top, who manages Breese Stevens, the fireworks are the type that are used in arenas and stadiums, so they do not go as high and are not as loud. That said, there is no doubt that fireworks of any type can be disturbing to some pets and some humans, so I hope that folks can prepare. The fireworks should last 15 to 20 minutes and start around 9:30pm.

 
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More Traffic Enforcement Activities on E. Washington Ave.
 

From MPD: On Friday, 6/26, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave focussing on OWI and other hazardous driving behaviors.

From 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. officers conducted a total of 13 stops for speeding.  The high speed stopped was for 88 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, with all vehicles stopped for going at least 15 MPH over the limit. One vehicle's speed was measured at 109 MPH but officers were unable to safely catch up to the vehicle in question.

Please slow down and drive sober. Tragically, just minutes after this project was completed a fatal vehicle vs pedestrian crash occurred on a separate section of E Washington Ave. That crash resulted in the 6th fatality on Madison streets so far in 2021.

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Downtown Summer Concert Series to Feature Diverse Artists and Revitalize State Street

Mad Lit is a new series of free outdoor events happening this summer on the 100 block of State Street. Events will take place on every other Friday evening from 8pm to 11pm and are open to all ages. Mad Lit will from from July 2 through October 8.

Mad Lit highlights music, art, and small businesses run by people of color, using the outdoor spaces around the 100 block of State Street for fun inclusive events designed to bring the community together. "These events will provide opportunities for musicians, visual and performance artists and dancers to showcase our excellence," said Rob Franklin aka Rob Dz, Community Engagement Coordinator for UCAN. "We want to intentionally combine arts and culture with commerce by giving people a safe and fun way to enjoy downtown and support local business."

Mad Lit aims to increase foot traffic downtown and put the spotlight on local businesses run by people of color. Pop-up shops will use sidewalk space to showcase unique products from local, lesser-known small businesses that appeal to all.

The 100 block of State Street will be lit up with strings of LED lights and entertainment will include a DJ along with a lineup featuring multiple genres of music led by diverse performers from around the city. The Philosopher's Grove area will be set up as a space for diverse artistic experience featuring various visual art exhibits.

Performances will include J. Vocal, Orquestra Sal Soul, Natty Nation, The Adem Tesfaye Band, A Spoken Word and Comedy Showcase, Rey Cruz, Supa Friends and more. For the full calendar of events, visit here.

Mad Lit is presented in partnership with Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN) and The Greater Madison Music City Project and is sponsored by The City of Madison, American Family Insurance, Dane Arts, Madison Arts Commission, Madison Central Business Improvement District (BID), Great Dane, and 107State.

The Mad Lit event series will adhere to public health guidelines on outdoor gatherings, and attendees are encouraged to continue using preventative Covid-19 measures such as hand-washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask according to public health guidelines.

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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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** Monday, July 5 - no city meetings due to holiday **
 
Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, July 6, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Task Force on Structure of City Government Ad Hoc Final Report Implementation Work Group Update
 
Agenda Item 3
Men's Homeless Shelter Update
 
REFERRED FROM COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 4
Establishing Purpose Built Fulltime Men's Shelter Search Criteria
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, July 6, 2021
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Recognizing June 20, 2021, as World Refugee Day
 
Agenda Item 2
Celebrating Madison's Immigrant Communities
 
PRESENTATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
At this time, a consent agenda will be moved with the recommended action listed for each item EXCEPT:
1) items which have registrants wishing to speak. 2) items which require an extraordinary (roll call) vote and are not included on the consent agenda by unanimous consent. 3) items which alderperson(s) have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.
 
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 8
Public Hearing - New License
Delicacies of Asia LLC • dba Delicacies of Asia
506 State St • Agent: Ting Cai Zhou • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 100/0
Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 20% alcohol, 80% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Recent Legislative History
6/16/21 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
The conditions are:
1. Must meet the definition of a restaurant as defined by MGO Section 38.02, at all times.
2. Alcohol service shall cease at midnight, daily
 
Agenda Item 14
Public Hearing - New License
502 State St LLC • dba Koi Sushi
502 State St • Agent: Jing Xun Jiang • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 90/12
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food 
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Recent Legislative History
6/16/21 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
The conditions are:
1. Must meet the definition of a restaurant as defined by MGO Section 38.02, at all times.
2. Alcohol service shall cease at 11pm, daily.
3. Food shall be available at all times.
Premises will be: -3000 sq ft restaurant on main floor, and sidewalk cafe. Alcohol stored in cooler and behind bar
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
CONFIRMATION HEARING
 
Agenda Item 19
Submitting the appointment of Heather E. Stouder for confirmation of a five-year term as the Planning Division Director. 
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
Agenda Item 20
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 7-6-2021; action 7-20-2021)
Legislative History
6/25/21 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction
Confirm 7-20-2021
Note: This item includes the following - 
MADISON AREA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD (MPO)
MARGARET M. BERGAMINI (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a two-year term to the position of Transportation-Related Member. First appointed 9-3-2019.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-30-2023
 
Agenda Item 21
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 6-15-2021; action 7-6-2021).
Recent Legislative History
6/15/21 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to Confirm to the COMMON COUNCIL
Confirm 7/6/2021
Note: This item includes the following - 
MICHAEL S. DONNELLY (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. First appointed 9-18-2012.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-16-2024
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 22
Directing City Staff to Enforce Ordinances Within Reindahl Park
Legislative History
6/30/21 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS 
Note: This item would force out the campers at Reindahl Park and open up space (for those who wish to go) in an industrial area on Dairy Drive, not far from the Dutch Mill Park and Ride. Full text of resolution is here. I tend to think moving these campers yet again is not a humane option despite some of the problems at Reindahl.
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 24
Temporary Class B Retailer License
Concurrent with Street Use Permit
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Event Location: Capitol Square between corner of S Carroll & W Main and corner of E Mifflin & N Pinckney
Event Date: July 7, 14, 21, and 28; and August 4. (Rain dates each Thursday following) 4pm - 9pm
Aldermanic District 4 (Alder Verveer) Police District: 406
Event: Concerts on the Square
Legislative History
6/16/21 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO PLACE ON FILE WITHOUT PREJUDICE -REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: these events have moved to Breese Stevens Field for 2021 so this item will be Placed on File. The Chamber Orchestra anticipates moving back to the square in 2022.
 
REPORT OF COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
 
Agenda Item 80
Accepting the Final Report and Model Policy from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee.
Recent Legislative History
3/10/21 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s) to the COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Recommendation: The Public Safety Review Committee read the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee's report but recommended that Common Council recognize that there are disputed report components. The committee also recommended that the Common Council not pursue the pilot program described in the report nor a full deployment of body-worn cameras.
Roll Call Vote: 4:2:1:2 - Ayes: Benford, Anglim, Mitnick, Heck; Noes: Rickey, Albouras; Non-Voting: Konkel: Excused: Harrington-McKinney, Myadze 3/11/21
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION    Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s) to the COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Recommendation: In the event a Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program is adopted the City utilize the recommendations within the BWCFRC Report.
Roll Call Vote: 8:2:3 Ayes: Wehelie, Ramey, Andrae, Matson, Esparza, McDowell, Madden, Rainey-Moore; Noes: Lemmer, Schieve; Excused/Absent: Wallace, Trost, Neugent
6/15/21 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 82
Amending the 2021 adopted operating budget for the Planning division ($110,000), Economic Development Division ($100,000), and Department of Transportation ($80,000), authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 20005(b) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning 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.
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 86
Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Parkwood Partners, LLC, for the City's acquisition of the property located at 1901 and 1915 South Park Street for land banking purposes. (14th AD)
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the $1.5 million acquisition of property located at 1901 and 1915 South Park Street. The estimated acquisition cost for the property is $1,440,000 plus $40,000 in additional real estate costs for environmental site assessment, title work, and miscellaneous closing costs. Additionally, an estimated $20,000 for property holding costs are needed. Funding for the purchase of the property and associated holding costs are to come from the Land Banking Fund, which has approximately $4.1 million in available budget authority. No additional City appropriation is required.
 
Agenda Item 89
Amending the 2021 Sustainability Improvements capital project budget to add $10,000 of grant funding, approving the City of Madison's application to the Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) grant program to support the research, engagement, and implementation planning steps necessary to incorporate mold and lead abatement into energy efficiency retrofits in affordable housing, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with HBBF.
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 90
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City's Economic Development Division to accept a grant for $50,000 from NACTO Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, A Bloomberg Philanthropies grant opportunity for NACTO members, for the use of the funds; and to amend the Economic Development Division's 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to accept and appropriate these funds.
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 91
Authorizing the City of Madison to accept an allocation of 2021-2023 Housing Cost Reduction Initiative (HCRI) funds from the State of Wisconsin DOA's Division of Housing in the amount of $286,666 to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to low and moderate-income homebuyers.
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 92
Providing a One-Time Emergency Stimulus Payment to General Municipal Employees
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO PLACE ON FILE WITHOUT PREJUDICE -REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: While well-intentioned, this usage of American Rescue Plan Act funds for what would be effectively bonuses for most city employees, the City Attorney opined that these payments would not follow the federal policies that govern the usage ARPA funds.
 
Agenda Item 93
SUBSTITUTE: Accepting and allocating American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for the City of Madison and amending the 2021 Adopted Operating and Capital Budgets to appropriate $4,995,000 of ARPA aid to the operating budget and $3,265,000 to the capital budget.
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: See the resolution text for the details of where these funds are proposed for allocation.
 
Agenda Item 94
Authorizing a Grant Commitment to Luna's Grocery and amending the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget to transfer six hundred and ten thousand dollars ($610,000) from the Economic Development Division's Small Business Equity and Recovery Program to the Healthy Retail Access Program and to establish an additional one hundred seventy thousand dollars ($170,000) of budget authority from the Madison Capital Revolving Loan Fund to the Healthy Retail Access Program to fund the total seven hundred and eighty thousand dollar ($780,000) Grant Commitment.
Recent Legislative History
6/21/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
 
Agenda Item 104
Authorizing the contribution of the Brayton Lot and the Junction Road parcel to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project as local match in lieu of cash contribution. 
Recent Legislative History
6/14/21 TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 105
A Resolution authorizing the negotiation of a noncompetitive contract with New Flyer to purchase Bus Rapid Transit vehicles as a sole source provider.
Recent Legislative History
6/14/21 TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 109
Amending Section 8.075 of the Madison General Ordinances to incorporate equity concepts, and economic feasibility review.
Legislative History
6/23/21 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment is made in an effort to incorporate equity concepts, and to clarify definitions. Importantly, the amendment requires an equity analysis prior to the disposition of surplus property, and a diverse committee to review proposed uses for surplus property.
 
Agenda Item 112
Amending Section 2.01(4), Section 3.32(7)(b), Section 3.32(9)(b) and (c), and Section 3.38(b)5.a. and Section 12.01 of the Madison General Ordinances to add June 19 (Juneteenth Independence Day) to the list of City paid holidays in recognition of the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States and to rename the day after Thanksgiving as Ho-Chunk Day.
Legislative History
6/30/21 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21)
 
Agenda Item 117
A resolution to provide a plan for wage increase parity to general municipal employees.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman, Arvina Martin, Patrick W. Heck, Jael Currie and Syed Abbas
Legislative History
6/18/21 Human Resources Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21), Committee On Employee Relations
Legislative History 6/18/21 Human Resources Department Referred for Introduction Finance Committee (7/12/21), Committee On Employee Relations
Partial Fiscal Note:
This resolution establishes a wage increase equity schedule for all General Municipal Employees. General Municipal Employees total approximately 1,400 permanent positions and include employees that are not in Police, Fire and Teamsters bargaining units. While Police and Fire commissioned staff and Teamsters employees can continue to collectively bargain and have various mediation/arbitration options for resolving impasses during contract negotiations, General Municipal Employees lost most of those bargaining rights when state laws were changed in 2011 Wisconsin Act 10.
General Municipal Employees are 6% behind protective service employees (Police and Fire commissioned staff) when comparing the total percentage of wage increases over the past several years. The intent of this schedule is to bring the wage increases for General Municipal Employees to parity with protective service employees by July 2024, assuming no increase for protective service employees during that period of time. The resolution provides for exploration of additional wage increase steps above those described in the resolution through the meet and confer process if protective service employees receive a wage increase prior to 2025 that increases the wage parity gap.
Full Fiscal Note, including the proposed raise schedule and amounts available here.
 
Agenda Item 119
Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #35 (West Beltline Highway).
Legislative History
6/22/21 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21)
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required. TID #35 will terminate as of January 1, 2022 and the City will collect an extra year's tax increment, estimated at $1.3 million, for affordable housing funding in 2023.
 
Agenda Item 120
Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #25 (Wilson Street Corridor)
Legislative History
6/22/21 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21)
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required. TID #25 will terminate as of January 1, 2022 and the City will collect an extra year's tax increment, estimated at $4.9 million, for affordable housing funding in 2023.
 
Agenda Item 124
Adoption of an updated Emergency Management Plan for the City of Madison
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
Legislative History
6/29/21 Fire Department    Referred for Introduction
Public Safety Review Committee (7/14/21), Common Council Executive Committee
 
Agenda Item 126
Urging Landlords to Forgive Penalties and Late Fees
Legislative History
6/29/21 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Landlord Tenant Issues Committee
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution urges landlords to forgive penalties and late fees. This resolution does not require any City funding. No appropriation is required.
 
Agenda Item 130
Approving the allocation of funds authorized by the Common Council in the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for use in expanding housing-focused street outreach services and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with Catalyst for Change and MACH OneHealth to provide those services. 
Legislative History
6/30/21 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21), Community Development Block Grant Committee (7/8/21)
Fiscal Note
No additional City appropriation required. Following an RFP process, a staff review panel recommends funding Catalyst for Change in the amount of up to $137,000 and MACH OneHealth in the amount of up to $33,000.
 
Agenda Item 131
Approving submission of the City of Madison's required 2021 Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Legislative History
6/30/21 Community Development Division   Referred for Introduction
Finance (7/12/21), Community Development Block Grant Committee (7/8/21)
 
Agenda Item 132
Approving and authorizing the submission, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, of a second Substantial Amendment to the City's FY19 Annual Action Plan necessary to reflect receipt of additional supplemental CDBG-CV grant funds awarded to the City of Madison through the 2020 CARES Act; and amending the adopted 2021 Operating Budget of the Community Development Division to recognize the additional grant revenue and commensurate expenditure authority.
Legislative History
6/30/21 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21), Community Development Block Grant Committee (7/8/21)
 
Agenda Item 133
Relating to 2021-2023 Commercial Quadricycle Licensure of Capitol Pedicycle DBA Trolley Pub
Legislative History
6/30/21 Traffic Engineering Division    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Commission (7/14/21)
Note: The proposed Trolley Pub route map is here.
 
Agenda Item 134
Authorizing the City to execute an operating agreement with The Madison Ultimate Frisbee League use of certain athletic fields in City parks as set forth in the Agreement for MUFA's ultimate leagues, and continue contributions to established segregated non-reverting fund and a fee structure that supports the shared goals of supporting the volume use of the City's park space and providing quality maintenance of the City's athletic fields for the years of 2021-2025.
Legislative History
6/30/21 Parks Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12), Board of Park Commissioners (7/14)
Partial Fiscal Note:
Over the potential five-year term of this agreement, it is anticipated that the MUFA will pay the City approximately $445,000. Approximately $259,000 of this amount is for field use and reservation charges. Of the estimated $259,000, 80% of the amount will be credited to the Park Use Charges in the General Fund Revenues portion of the Operating Budget. The remaining 20% will be credited to the Parks Division's Operating Budget to offset extraordinary scheduling, planning and reservation work created under this agreement. The remaining $185,000 is the estimated value of a per player surcharge to be remitted by MUFA to the City for the maintenance, restoration, and improvement of specified fields. The segregated non-reverting fund will be appropriated through the Parks Division's Budget.

Agenda Item 135
Establishing rules and procedures for Common Council deliberations on the City of Madison's 2022 Capital and Operating Budgets. See draft budget calendar here.
Legislative History
6/30/21 Finance Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (7/12/21)
 
Agenda Item 136
Submitting the appointment of David P. Schmiedicke for confirmation of a five-year term as the Finance Director.
Legislative History
7/1/21 Human Resources Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance (7/12/2021) Council (7/20/2021)
 
LICENSES
 
Agenda Item 140
Public Hearing - New License
824 E Johnson LLC • dba East Johnson Family Restaurant
824 E Johnson St • Agent: Kyle Johnson • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 37/62
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 72% food, 3% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector
Legislative History
6/23/21 Clerk's Office Referred for Introduction    Alcohol License Review Committee Public Hearing
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Street Use Staff Commission: Details
10:00am, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
 
STREET USE PERMITS FOR SPECIAL
 
Agenda Item 2
JAZZ ON STATE
Wednesday:, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19/2021 / 4pm-8:30pm
Street Closure: 100 State St.
Parking Request: meters, 100 N. Carroll
Jazz concert series.
Discuss location, schedule, set-up and activities.
Jazz on State, LLC / Cathy Sullivan
 
Agenda Item 3
MADISON NIGHT MARKET - ON STATE
Thursdays: 8/19, 9/16, 11/18, 12/16/2021 / 2pm-12am Friday: 10/22/21 (in conjunction with Science on the Square) / 2pm-12am
Street Closure: 100-600 blocks of State St., 200-400 blocks W. Gilman St., 400 block of N. Broom St.
Madison's Central Business Improvement District to host Night Markets with vending, performers and activities.
Discuss location(s), schedule, set up and activities.
Madison's Central Business Improvement District / Tiffany Kenney 
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
 
PUBLIC HEARING OF RESOLUTIONS AND SCHEDULE OF ASSESSMENTS
 
Agenda Item 5
Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For South Blair Street Assessment District - 2022. (2nd, 4th, and 6th AD)
The Board of Public Works is scheduled to hold Public Hearings virtually on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.
Note: This item includes some parcels between Blair and Blount on E. Washington within District 2.
 
PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT - PUBLIC CONTRACTS
 
Agenda Item 14
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Tenney Park Beach Shelter. (2nd AD)
The Tenney Park Beach Shelter project funds demolition of the existing structure, architecture, mechanical, electrical/lighting, plumbing, site work and the beach exclosure system at Tenney Park Beach, located at 1330 Sherman Ave.
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
 
CHANGE ORDERS TO PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
 
Agenda Item 18
Change order No. 1 to Contract 8916, Gates of Heaven Exterior Restoration Project, to Building Restoration Corp for $0 and 144 days. (2nd AD)
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING
RECOMMEND APPROVAL
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Task Force on Structure of City Government Ad Hoc Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
4:00pm, Thursday, July 8, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 3
Continue Discussion of TFOGS Recommendations
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Community Development Authority: Details
4:30pm, Thursday, July 8, 2021
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 5
Approve Program Summary and Guidelines for the Madison Pop Up Shop Program.
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Plan Commission: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, July 8, 2021
 
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PLAN COMMISSION
 
SPECIAL ITEM OF BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Planning Division presentation of a potential new framework for land use/ sub-area plans.
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Police Civilian Oversight Board: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, July 8, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Independent Monitor Job Posting Status Update
 
Agenda Item 3
Office of the Independent Monitor 2022 Operating Budget Agency Request
 
Agenda Item 4
Next Steps: PCOB Member Responsibilities with Stakeholder Engagement
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