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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

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. 21 Meetings of Interest for District 2

February 20, 2022 9:04 AM

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.
Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.

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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From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance.

Visit the City's Coronavirus Website for Madison's COVID responses and resources.

Dane County Food Pantry Network from Community Action Coalition.

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health

Info on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic.


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  • Funds Are Still Available for Small Businesses - Last year, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced the Main Street Bounceback Grant which provides $10,000 to new or existing businesses and non-profit organizations moving into vacant properties in Wisconsin's downtowns and commercial corridors. Funds are still available this year and WEDC is accepting applications until the funds runs out. Funds can be used to pay leases or mortgages, operational expenses and other business costs related to the newly opened location. Learn more here

  • WRTP/BIG STEP are hosting an in-person Latinx Construction Career Fair on Feb. 22 from 3pm-7pm at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., #106. Register here.

  • February is Black History Month, and Madison Public Library is celebrating this year's theme of Black Health & Wellness put forth by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Through their Live Well @ Your Library initiative, community partnerships, book lists, events and more, they aim to support Madison's Black community in finding and accessing health and wellness resources. They've got some great events coming up this month at the library that celebrate many different facets of the Black experience. Learn more here.

  • Common Council recently changed the order of business and procedures for registered speakers during Council meetings. These changes stemmed from policy recommendations made by the Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOGS). The new Common Council meeting format will go into effect on Feb. 22, 2022. Find more about the improved process here.
  • Senior Safety Programs: Madison Public Library is offering free online trainings for senior digital safety. Learn how to identify and protect against fake news, gets tips to help avoid becoming a victim of fraud and gain confidence on your journey to financial empowerment. More info on the Feb. 23 Senior Scams training from 1:00pm to 2:30pm is here.

  • The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison is soliciting submissions from artists for its 2022 sculpture exhibition on the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens and Olin Terrace. Art on the Rooftop is a free exhibit of public sculpture to help showcase the rooftop gardens and the facility as another "must see" Madison destination. Learn more here.

  • Save the Date: March 2, 7:00-8:00pm - Capitol Neighborhoods Virtual "Cookies with a Cop" 

  • Due March 15th by 11:59 p.m. - Madison Arts Commission annual grants of up to $3,000 to support art project are now open and a special grant program called "Artists at Work" in the amount of $15,000 - $29,000 to support job creation for the creative sector will soon be posted on this MAC webpage.

  • Due Feb. 28th by 5:00 p.m. - The City's 2022 Budget includes $50,000 in grant funds to be distributed by the Madison Food Policy Council. The Madison Food Policy Council is encouraging community groups to apply for SEED Grants. More information here.  


400 Block State Existing
Existing Buildings
400 State Block Revised Proposal Rendering
Proposed Building

Steering Committee on 400 Block of State Street Redevelopment Proposal to Meet Feb. 23 

At 5:30pm on Wednesday, Feb. 23, the Mansion Hill District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., (CNI) will host a first neighborhood steering committee meeting to evaluate the redevelopment proposal put forth by JD McCormick Properties for 428 to 444 State Street. The steering committee will be working with neighbors, the development team, and other interested parties. The committee's goals will include a report that will form the input on the proposal from CNI.

Virtual Steering Committee Meeting Info:
Feb 23, 2022, 5:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 830 3770 9869
Passcode: 487270
Find your local number here.

JD McCormick Properties proposes to demolish the three mixed-use buildings at 428 through 444 State Street (see image above) and construct a new a five- to six-story, mixed-use building with 23 to 26 dwelling units and first floor commercial spaces. The developer will be seeking Demolition Permits and will need formal approvals by the Urban Design Commission and Plan Commission. You can find the project plans and land use application here.

See my past Alder Updates for more information on the proposal and city processes, including last week's update available here.

Transit Network Redesign Citywide Virtual Community Meeting

Metro Transit has announced an upcoming community meeting on Thursday, Feb 24th at 6pm via Zoom, to discuss the recently released Metro Transit Network Redesign draft

Click here for the meeting Zoom link.

Or you may Dial In: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 810 2500 1890
Passcode: 887972
The meeting will be recorded.

This is a citywide meeting, one that will be supplemented by a series of 8 - 10 geographically-specific neighborhood meetings to get community input. City staff recently met with residents in Dudgeon-Monroe and Bay Creek at their respective neighborhood association meetings. The geo-specific meetings will be scheduled in addition to allow for additional feedback.

This draft plan was designed to achieve the Transportation Policy and Planning Board's objective of a new network centered on the "mostly ridership" goal – focusing on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage where it is needed most.

Also, a survey asking for feedback on Metro's draft network redesign plan is now online here. and in Spanish here.

Face Masks Still Required to Ride

Even though Dane County's Face Covering Order is set to expire on 3/1, remember that masks are STILL required on Metro buses!

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requiring all passengers and employees to wear face masks while utilizing all forms of public transit, including Metro Transit buses and paratransit vehicles. The federal order has been extended into March 2022.

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CNI Experts Featuring Stu Levitan's Virtual Presentation of Madison in the 60's!

On Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7:00-8:00pm, Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. invites residents of downtown and their guests to a virtual presentation on Madison in the 60's by award-winning print and broadcast journalist, Stu Levitan.

Stu Levitan will give an illustrated talk adapted from his book Madison in the Sixties, recapping the decade's highlights and lowlights -- antiwar protests, the civil rights movement, the bitter battle over the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace, the UW's expanding impact, plus a special portfolio of Lost Madison, downtown buildings razed since then. You'll learn about -- or relive -- ten years that changed the city forever! Stu Levitan is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, historian, long- time local official, and retired state employee.

Zoom Meeting at this link:
Meeting ID: 836 2128 2868
Passcode: 125260
Find your local number here.



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 an item from within an agenda, you will see all documents that relate to that item.
I appreciate hearing from you on any agenda items on which you have a particular interest or concern.
Plan Commission: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Staff update on "Housing Forward" initiatives
Agenda Item 3
2021 Planning Division Annual Report
Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
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.
Agenda Item 1
Consent Agenda (2/22/22 meeting)
Agenda Item 6
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments
(introduction 2/22/22; action 3/1/22).
Legislative History
2/15/22 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction Confirm 3/1/22
Note: This item includes the following -
Note: Per the Business Improvement District [BID] Operating Plan as approved by the Common Council, "Wisconsin Statutes section 66.1109(3) (a) requires that the Board be composed of at least five members and that a majority of the Board members shall either own or occupy real property in the District.  If the actual property or business owner is an entity, that entity shall designate a representative to act on its behalf."
HEATHER M. EWING (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of At-Large Central Downtown Representative.  First appointed 6-18-2019.
TERM EXPIRES: 1-18-2025
Agenda Item 8
Confirming the Madison Common Council meeting formats through May of 2022:
03/01/2022 - virtual
03/15/2022 - virtual
03/29/2022 - virtual
04/19/2022 - virtual
05/10/2022 - virtual
05/24/2022 - virtual
Legislative History
Agenda Item 11
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract for Purchase of Services (Design Professionals) with Saiki Design, Inc. to provide professional landscape architecture and engineering consultant design services and construction administrative services for the Madison Senior Center Courtyard project located at 330 W. Mifflin Street. (4th AD)
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 42
Amending the 2022 adopted operating budget for the Planning Division, Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section to accept $500,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts and authorizing the Madison Arts Commission (MAC) to issue an application and guidelines to initiate a competitive process to select "Artist at Work" subgrantees for the funds through the MAC annual grant process
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 43
Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a FY2021 USDOJ COPS Office Cops Hiring Program (CHP) grant for the purpose of hiring six police officers to help the Department enhance and improve upon the existing legitimacy and trust building efforts in the community; and any local funding match requirement and final acceptance of the grant will be determined during the 2023 operating budget process
Recent Legislative History
2/9/22 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
Agenda Item 44
Authorizing the amendment to the ground lease for the residential structure located at 704 East Gorham Street, within James Madison Park. (6th AD)
Recent Legislative History
2/9/22 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
Agenda Item 47
Authorizing the City of Madison, as the Collaborative Applicant on behalf of the Madison/Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept a planning grant award of up to $249,000 from HUD's FY20 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) competition; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc., to administer and carry out the goals of the grant; and amending the Community Development Division's 2022 Adopted Operating Budget, as appropriate.
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 50
Adopting the Greater East Towne Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan and directing staff to implement the recommendations contained in the plan.
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 61
Amending Section 32.04, Relating to Rent Abatement Procedures.
Legislative History
2/2/22 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee (3/17/22), Common Council (3/29/22)
Agenda Item 65
A resolution amending the 2022 Public Health Operating Budget to accept $300,000 from Dane County American Rescue Plan Act state and local recovery funds to support violence prevention unit and authorizing the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County to sign a sub-recipient agreement with Dane County for these funds, and to create a 1.0 Public Health Madison and Dane County Violence Prevention Grant Program Specialist-Project position
Legislative History
2/8/22 BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (2/28/22), Common Council (3/1/22)
Agenda Item 71
Approving a Cost Sharing Agreement with Dane County for a Historical Investigation of PFAS Use at the Airport. (12th AD) Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Legislative History
2/14/22 Engineering Division    Referred for Introduction
Board of Public Works (3/2/22), Common Council Executive Committee (3/1/22), Common Council (3/15/22)
Agenda Item 72
Designating City of Madison Polling Locations for the 2022 Spring Election
Legislative History
2/14/22 Clerk's Office   Referred for Introduction
Common Council (3/1/22)
Note: District 2 Ward Voting locations are proposed as:
46 Gates of Heaven, 302 E Gorham St
47 Bethel Lutheran, 312 Wisconsin Ave
48 Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St
49 Hillel at the University of Wisconsin, 611 Langdon St
50 Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave

Agenda Item 85
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) for pre-design planning, preliminary design, public participation support, final construction drawings and specifications, permitting, bidding, construction administration and commissioning for the Unit Well 19 Iron, Manganese and Radium Treatment System.
Legislative History
2/15/22 Water Utility   Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (2/28/22), Water Utility Board (2/22/22), Common Council (3/1/22)
Note: Radium and manganese have periodically exceeded Federal primary and secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels in Well 19 which serves portions of District 2 west of approximately Carroll Street (see map in presentation here). Currently, Well 19 is used at only 30% of its capacity to avoid the contaminant problems.
Agenda Item 86
BY TITLE ONLY: Authorizing the allocation of up to $700,000 of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) aid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to support community-based organizations (CBOs) serving undocumented immigrant residents, as the result of a competitive 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 designated programs and services.
Legislative History
2/16/22 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (2/28/22), Community Services Committee (2/23/22), Common Council (3/1/22)
Agenda Item 87
Adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan and directing staff to implement the recommendations in the plan. Legislative History
2/16/22 Traffic Engineering Division    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Policy and Planning Board (3/14/22), Transportation Commission (2/23/22), Finance Committee (2/28/22), Board of Public Works (3/2/22), Public Safety Review Committee (3/9/22); Common Council (3/15/22)
Street Use Staff Commission: Details
10:00am, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Agenda Item 5
600 N Block of Lake St and Mendota Ct
Friday, 4/29/22 10:00am - 11:00pm
Annual Event with All Campus Party.
Discuss location, activities, set-up, and schedule.
Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) / Grace Em Regala
Agenda Item 6
Sun. May 29, 2022 / 6:55am-11:30am event
Sat. May 28, 2022 / 8am setup begins
Start/Finish: Capitol Square & 100 Wisconsin Ave.
annual half-marathon/5k
Madison Festivals, Inc. / Abbey Vanvalkenburg
Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Agenda Item 5
630 E. Washington Avenue - Redevelopment of the Salvation Army Campus to Include Homeless Shelter with Support Services, Apartment Complex and Underground Parking in UDD No. 8. 2nd Ald. Dist.
Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Agenda Item 3
Adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan and directing staff to implement the recommendations in the plan.
20 mins
Agenda Item 5
Safe Streets Madison Program
60 mins
Vending Oversight Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Approval of the 2022-2023 Mall Concourse Vending Site Map.
Agenda Item 3
Creating Section 10.30 of the Madison General Ordinances to Create the Roadway Cafe Permit to Allow for the Expansion of Licensed Sidewalk Cafes into the Roadway, and Amending Sections 12.1425, 38.05(3)(e)1 and 1.08(3)(a) accordingly and 1.08(4) accordingly.
Agenda Item 4
Creating Section 9.135, Sidewalk Cafe and Roadway Cafe Expansion Licenses, to create a new Roadway Cafe Expansion License and make the Streatery program for sidewalk cafes permanent, creating Section 9.136, Street Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse, repealing Section 9.13, License for Selling on Public Streets and recreating Section 9.13 as Street Vending Licenses, and amending Sections 9.12, 1.08(3)(a), and 1.08(4), accordingly.
Agenda Item 5
SUBSTITUTE. A Resolution amending the "Regulations Governing Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse" to move the regulations for sidewalk cafes into new section 9.135 of the Madison General Ordinances, and to make updates consistent with new ordinances creating Roadway Cafes and making the "Streatery" program permanent.
Community Services Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Agenda Item 2
BY TITLE ONLY: Authorizing the allocation of up to $700,000 of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) aid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to support community-based organizations (CBOs) serving undocumented immigrant residents, as the result of a competitive 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 designated programs and services.
Agenda Item 3
Committee Reports
-Early Childhood Care and Education Committee
-Committee on Aging


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