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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 May 9 Meetings of Interest for District 2

May 7, 2022 9:14 AM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

City meetings are mostly virtual with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below.
 
Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.
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There are three sections to this week's update:
  1. District 2 Updates
  2. COVID-19 Resources & Information
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2
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1. DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
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  • From the Streets Division - If you have questions about the Resource Recovery Special Charge, there is an FAQ page on the Streets Division website explaining it here.

  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning - The Planning Division, in collaboration with Zoning staff, is working to implement a 2018 Comprehensive Plan call for implementation of "TOD overlay zoning" along planned BRT and other high-frequency transit corridors to "create development intensity minimums, reduce parking requirements, and support transit use." For more information, and to sign up for May 11th and May 16th public meetings on this effort, please visit the project web page

  • Make Music Madison is a free, citywide, outdoor day of music held annually on the summer solstice. Registration to perform or host a performance closes on May 25th at 11:59pm. Learn more here.      

  • The City is now accepting applicants for the first Youth Poet Laureate. The City of Madison, the Madison Arts Commission, and Madison Poet Laureate Angela Trudell Vasquez announce the establishment of a Youth Poet Laureate Program to recognize a youth under the age of twenty for their literary achievements. With this initiative, Madison will become a member of the National Youth Poet Laureate program, which honors talented poets from ages of thirteen (13) through nineteen (19) and provides for competitive opportunities for young people to showcase their literary art on the regional and national stage. Learn more here, and find the Youth Poet Laureate application here.

  • Save the Date: Fresh water is Earth's most precious resource. We all use it every day and can all have an impact on the ability to provide reliable supplies of clean water now and for future generations. On June 14 and June 21, participate in a two-session course to become a steward of our local waters. Water Steward is developed in partnership with Sustain Dane, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, the Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership, the Madison Water Utility, and the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department. Learn more and register here.

 

Night Markets 2022

The Madison Night Market Returns! 

Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) celebrates the return of the Madison Night Market for 2022! The first night market is Thursday, May 12, from 4-8pm. More than 50 businesses are participating in the market by staying open later and offering a wide variety of special events and sales. Visit www.madisonnightmarket.com to find out more about these participating retailers and their special offers. Another 90+ local vendors make for a great mix of shopping and entertainment. 

The market is in the heart of the city, on State and Gilman Streets. Information, performances and more are located at Lisa Link Peace Park at 452 State St.

FEATURED ARTIST 

Meet the 2022 featured artist Esperanza Tyson at her booth located near the intersection of State & Gilman Street. She shares, "I'm a local freelance artist and amateur bird enthusiast. (I am a) big fan of up-cycling and combining sustainability with beauty... I think the Night Market brings out a little wildness, whimsy, and wonder, and I hope you feel it too."  

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES 

In addition to a variety of buskers working throughout the market, the main stage at Lisa Link Peace Park features: 

LINE  4:30 – 5:30pm: LINE is a multi-genre, collaborative music project by artist Maddie Batzli. Maddie works as a solo artist and with bandmates to create songs ranging between reflective contemporary folk, moody indie rock, and electric synth pop.

Cash Box Kings 6 – 8pm: Alligator Recording artists the Cash Box Kings are bona fide blues royalty. Co-led by real-deal Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter Oscar Wilson and songwriter, harmonica giant and singer Joe Nosek, the band plays masterfully raw and unvarnished houserocking blues.

More on 2022 Property Assessments 

As you likely know, the city assessor has published the valuation of all assessable property in Madison and updated assessments were mailed to all property owners whose assessments changed. You can read more about the assessment process here and find the new assessed values here. The Wisconsin State Journal ran an extensive article explaining the assessments and Council President, Keith Furman, provided a comprehensive blog post on this topic. There is often confusion about the difference between an increase in assessed values and an increase in property tax and Alder Furman's post helps explain the difference. Anyone feeling that there is an error in their assessment can find information about the appeals process here

Traffic Medians Proposal Explained

The Wisconsin State Journal also ran an article about paving over medians that has generated a lot of feedback. It's encouraging to hear how strongly many residents support greening our city. As you can imagine, the situation is a little more complicated than simply choosing between greenscape and concrete and our Engineering division has put together an FAQ document that explains some of that detail here.

While none of the medians proposed for conversion are eligible for adoption by community members, it is a good opportunity to share information about our adopt-a-median program. You can find more info on that program here.

Existing Buildings at E. Johnson & N Butler
Existing Buildings
 

Recap of May 2 Neighborhood Meeting on Redevelopment Proposal for E. Johnson & N. Butler

On May 2, I hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting to take a first look at a proposed redevelopment at the corner of E. Johnson and N. Butler Streets. Kaba Baal LLC presented his team's proposal to demolish four buildings (301 & 305 E. Johnson and 145 & 149 N. Butler) and then construct a new a 4-story residential building with 32 to 48 dwelling units with parking underneath.

You can watch a recording of the neighborhood meeting here.

As described in the meeting, the developer is seeking City of Madison Forward Housing Rental funds that, if awarded, and other financing secured, could require most or all residents to have 60% of Dane County Median Income or less with rental rates reduced appropriately. The building is likely to be proposed with a mixture of studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units.

The developer will be seeking Demolition Permits and will need approvals from the Plan Commission, but formal applications have not yet been filed with the city. Any city funding proposed for the affordability component would have to be approved by the Community Development Block Grant Committee, the Finance Committee, and Common Council. According to city staff, applicants for the competitive Housing Forward Rental funds are being evaluated with committee and Common Council considerations expected in June. 

The James Madison Park District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., (CNI), will likely form a neighborhood steering committee sometime later this summer after the Forward Housing funding decisions have been made. In the meantime you are welcome to email me with your input and questions (district2@cityofmadison.com).

Metro Network Redesign Meeting

Metro Transit Network Redesign Public Engagement Opportunities

Final Public Meeting on Thursday, May 19

Metro is holding a final public meeting on Metro's draft Network Redesign on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 pm. It will be held in person at Madison Municipal Building in Room 215 and it will also be streamed live. People watching from home will be able to submit questions through a button on Mediasite so that they can be answered live during the meeting. Complete meeting details are here.

Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 31

A public hearing on the redesign is being set up in front of both the Transportation Planning and Policy Board and the Transportation Commission Thursday, May 31 at 6 pm. Complete details are here.

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Survey Available on State Street Safety Climate

The City of Madison received a $500,000 grant to support efforts to reduce violent crime in the downtown area over the next two years. An advisory council has been meeting for the last 8 months to discuss the issues and the options. That council would like YOUR input on where you feel unsafe and what you would like to see done about it. Please complete this very short survey found here.

There are a total of five questions about your opinion on safety downtown. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete it and if you like you can submit your email to enroll in a drawing for a giftcard. If you have any comments or questions, please reach out to Janae Goodrich or Abra Vigna at UW-Madison's Population Health Institute via avigna@wisc.edu or jgoodrich@wisc.edu.

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COVID Update

2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance. If you are a renter or landlord in need of financial assistance as a result of the pandemic, you can still access financial assistance.

Visit the City's Coronavirus Website for Madison's COVID updates, 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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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 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.
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Landmarks Commission: Details
5:00pm, Monday, May 9, 2022
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 4
Amending Sections 41.02, 41.03(5), 41.05, 41.11, 41.14(2)(b) and (c), 41.14(3), 41.15(1), 41.18(3); and Repealing and Recreating Subchapter 41G of the Madison General Ordinances.
 
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance constitutes the second phase of a comprehensive revision of the landmarks ordinance. The Common Council created the Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) in 2014 for the sole purpose of reviewing and drafting the first comprehensive revision to the ordinance. The work of LORC consisted of two phases (LORC 1 and LORC 2). LORC 1 restructured the ordinance, updated administrative provisions, introduced the demolition by neglect process, and specified how to review proposed work affected the 182 designated landmarks. That work was completed and adopted by Council in 2015. LORC 2 was tasked with updating the process for how the Landmarks Commission conducts project reviews in the City's five historic districts.
 
Under this proposed ordinance, consistent standards and procedures are proposed across the City's five historic districts. The individual historic district sections are repealed and a subchapter on historic districts standards is created. Instead of geographically individualized preservation practices, the standards for maintenance, repairs, alterations, additions, and new structures will be universal. A section on the safe management of lead paint is added to address community concerns about the prevalence of lead paint in historic structures. Finally, this ordinance contains other edits including gender neutral pronouns and consistent definitions between zoning and historic preservation.
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Plan Commission: Details
5:30pm, Monday, May 9, 2022
 
Conditional Use Requests, Demolition Permits & Related Requests
 
Agenda Item 7
114 N Blount Street; 6th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish single-family residence.
 
SECRETARY'S REPORT
 
- Upcoming Matters – May 23, 2022
- Election of Chair and Vice-Chair, and appointments to the Transportation Planning and Policy Board and Joint Campus Area Committee
- Zoning Text Amendment - Amend Table 28C-1 to create a column 'Multi-Family Dwelling (37-60) Units', and amend the tables in Section 28.051
- Zoning Text Amendment - Repeal Sec. 28.182(5)(c) regarding protest Petitions and amend Sec. 28.182(5)(b) to require a two-thirds favorable vote by the Common Council to pass zoning map amendments
 
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City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
5:30pm, Monday, May 9, 2022
 
D. ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 1
2023 Budget Recommendation Listening Session
 
Agenda Item 2
Homeless Bill of Rights
 
E. PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 3
Doubled Up Work Group Presentation (by HSC Doubled Up Work Group)
 
F. REPORTS TO COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 4
Men's Shelter Updates
 
Agenda Item 5
Covid-19 Response Update
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2022
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Recognizing May as Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.
 
PRESENTATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
 
Agenda Item 2
Consent Agenda (5/10/22 meeting)
Legislative History
2/22/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
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.
 
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS AT 6:45 PM
 
PUBLIC COMMENT AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 12
Public Hearing - New License
McCunes Edible Spoons LLC • dba Sookie's Veggie Burgers
502 State St • Agent: John McCune • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 50/0 Class B Beer • 10% alcohol, 90% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Recent Legislative History
4/20/22 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
The condition:
1. Alcohol service shall cease by 10pm.
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 19
Amending Section 28.022(3)(c) of the Madison General Ordinances to Update City Floodplain Maps.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
 
Agenda Item 20
Amending MGO 28.151 Supplemental Regulations for "Nightclub," "Restaurant-Nightclub" and "Restaurant-Tavern" are amended; MGO 28.211 Definitions for "Nightclub, "Restaurant-Nightclub," "Restaurant-Tavern," and "Tavern" are amended to allow food in taverns and nightclubs; amending Table 28D-2 in MGO 28.061 to change "Brewpub," "Catering," "Incidental Alcohol Sales," "Restaurant-Tavern," and "Tavern" from conditional to permitted uses in NMX district.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
 
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    MGO 28.151 Supplemental regulations for the following categories are amended to allow food in nightclubs and taverns: Nightclub; Restaurant-Nightclub; Restaurant-Tavern. MGO 28.211 Definitions for "Nightclub," "Restaurant-Nightclub," "Restaurant-Tavern" and "Taverns" are amended for the same goal. Currently, only pre-packaged food is allowed in taverns and nightclubs. Taverns and nightclubs are also not allowed to have kitchens. In addition, the changes distinguish bona-fide restaurants with seating and low capacity from taverns and nightclubs, which allow standing and have a higher capacity. Finally, Table 28D-2 in MGO 28.061 is amended for change Brewpub, Catering, Incidental Alcohol Sales, Restaurant-Tavern and Tavern from conditional use to permitted use in the Neighborhood Mixed Use ("NMX") District. The use for those five categories does not change in any other mixed-use and commercial district.

Excerpt From Staff Memo:
Additionally, this amendment modifies the NMX district, to allow brewpubs, catering, incidental alcohol sales, restaurant-taverns, and taverns as permitted uses. These uses are permitted uses within the TSS and CCT districts, so this change will better align the NMX district use list with these similar districts. Other alcohol related uses, including Nightclub, Restaurant-Nightclub, and Tasting Room remain conditional uses in this district like TSS and CCT.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 31
Chief of Police 1st Quarter Report: Chief Shon F. Barnes, Madison Police Department
Legislative History
4/6/22 Council Office   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 32
Standing in Solidarity with Immigrant Families in Calling Upon President Biden to Abolish 287(g), and Pass Citizenship for All.
Legislative History
4/14/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT
 
Agenda Item 33
Appointments to the Common Council Executive Committee 2022-2023.
Recent Legislative History
5/4/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO CONFIRM
Note: This item includes the following -
COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Members appointed by the Common Council President:
ALD. PATRICK HECK, District 2
TERM EXPIRES 4/18/23
 
Agenda Item 34
Confirming the Madison Common Council meeting formats through June 7, 2022.
05/24/2022 - virtual
06/07/2022 - virtual Legislative History
Legislative History
5/3/22 Council Office   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 35
Proclaiming May 2022 to be "Low" Mow May and Promoting Pollinator-Friendly Lawn Height Year-Round
Legislative History
5/4/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF MGO 2.055
Introduce and adopt at 5/10/22 Common Council meeting
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY AGENDA
 
NOTE: This item is to be re-referred to the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County meeting of 6/1/2022, returning to Common Council on 6/7/2022
 
Agenda Item 52
SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 23.65 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit commercial selling of cats or dogs for the purpose of experimentation, and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to update and revise bail deposits for violations thereof, and amending Section 1.08(4) to provide Director of Public Health Madison Dane County enforcement authority to issue citations for violations thereof.
Recent Legislative History
2/1/22 COMMON COUNCIL    Re-refer to the BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 66
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with MSA Professional Services for engineering services for the Near West Watershed Study. (2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 13th ADs)
Recent Legislative History
4/20/22 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 77
Approving a land sale and agreements with Dane County to sell and develop portions of the Yahara Hills Golf Course as a future landfill, compost site and sustainable business park, and entering into a new solid waste agreement.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 79
Amending the Police Department's 2022 Operating Budget and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept up to $20,000 in funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Beltline flex lane traffic safety enforcement.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 81
Amending the 2022 Adopted Capital Budget to transfer $265,000 GO Borrowing from the Reconstruction Streets Program to Right-of-Way Landscaping Program, to allow conversion of medians with planting beds to turf and concrete. (Citywide)
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 86
Providing Progress Center for Black Women a $35,000 grant for their Fundamentals, Opportunities, Consistency, Understanding, Success (F.O.C.U.S.) program using Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER) funds and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an agreement with Progress Center for Black Women or their fiscal sponsor for that purpose.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE     RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 88
A Resolution authorizing a sole source contract authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a service contract with the Center for Patient Partnerships to provide services for the City of Madison - Citywide Implementation of COVID-19 Education Program that is being funded through a US EPA Environmental Justice Grant.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE     RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 89
Approving Program Parameters for a New City Program Offering Assistance to Develop Accessory Dwelling Units
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE     RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The Community Development Division's Accessory Dwelling Unit Financing capital program (Munis Project # 13943) was created in the 2022 Adopted Capital Budget, which appropriated $400,000 of general obligation borrowing in 2022. The following resolution requests approval of program parameters to administer the funds. No additional appropriation is required.
 
Agenda Item 91
Authorizing the City of Madison to accept $75,000 in matching funds from Dane County to support the costs of a consultant-led effort to update the Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, amending the Community Development Division's 2022 Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds and commensurate expenditures; and authorizing the Community Development Division to issue an RFP to solicit proposals from organizations to provide consultant services. 
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 92
Directing City Engineering staff to proceed with renovations to the structure located at 2002 Zeier Road necessary to convert it to temporary use as a shelter for single men experiencing homelessness, and amending the City's 2022 Adopted Capital Budget to authorize an additional $500,000 of general obligation borrowing to complete that work.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 94
Adopting and confirming the Labor Agreement between the City of Madison and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311 (IAFF Local 311) for the period January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.
Recent Legislative History
4/25/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE     RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
ITEMS REFERRED TO THIS MEETING
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 104
Amending 5.20 of the Madison General Ordinances related to the Police Civilian Oversight Board.
Recent Legislative History
4/19/22 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 5/10/2022
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance modifies the method for selecting members of the Police Civilian Oversight Board.
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 115
City of Madison Commits to the Five Principles of Responsible Outdoor Lighting and Strengthens Lighting Ordinance
Legislative History
3/22/22 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Sustainable Madison Committee (4/27/22); Building Code, Fire Code, Conveyance Code and Licensing Appeals Board (5/17/22); Common Council (5/24/22)

Note: The body of this resolution includes -

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison commits to the Five Principles of Responsible Outdoor Lighting, set forth by the International Dark-Sky Association and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Lighting should be:

1. Useful: All light should have a clear purpose
2. Targeted: Light should be directed to only where needed
3. Low Light Levels: Light should be no brighter than necessary
4. Controlled: Light should be used only when useful
5. Color: Use warmer color lights where possible.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Madison will apply for designation as an International Dark Sky Community through the International Dark-Sky Association.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that, in order to further reduce light pollution, the Madison Common Council adopts changes to MGO 10.085 (3)(a)2 of the outdoor lighting code so that "all fixtures greater than 500 initial lumens (equivalent to 40 watts incandescent or 10 watt LED) shall be full cutoff, or shall be shielded or installed so that there is not a direct line of sight between the light source or its reflection and a point five (5) feet or higher above the ground at the property boundary. The light source shall not be of such intensity so as to cause discomfort or annoyance."
 
Agenda Item 120
Authorizing the Planning Division's shift to a Planning Framework with 13 higher level Area Plans to be updated every 10 years
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster And Christian A. Albouras
Legislative History
4/26/22 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission (6/27/22); Board of Park Commissioners (5/11/22); Equal Opportunities Commission (5/12/22); Housing Strategy Committee (5/26/22); Transportation Policy and Planning Board (6/20/22); Common Council (7/12/22)
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Planning Division's shift to a planning framework with 13 higher level area plans to be updated every 10 years. No additional City appropriation is required with the authorization of this framework. Any costs associated with public engagement or implementation of plans created through the framework will be included in future budget requests and subject to Council approval.
 
Agenda Item 124
Authorizing the Negotiation and Execution of a Contract with HNTB for Passenger Rail Study Services.
Legislative History
4/28/22 Streets Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (5/16/22), Board of Public Works (5/11/22), Common Council (5/24/22)
 
Agenda Item 125
Approving the 2022 Resource Recovery Special Charge
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Keith Furman, Tag Evers And Patrick W. Heck
4/28/22 Streets Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (5/16/22), Board of Public Works (5/11/22), Common Council (5/24/22)
Note: The Resource Recovery Special Charge has already been approved by Common Council. This item establishes the dollar amounts of the charges for the remainder of 2022, starting on July 1. You can find those proposed monthly charges on an annual (or monthly) basis here.
 
Agenda Item 126
Approving the Resource Recovery Special Charge Policy
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Keith Furman, Tag Evers And Patrick W. Heck
Legislative History
4/28/22 Streets Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (5/16/22), Board of Public Works (5/11/22), Common Council (5/24/22) 
Note: The Resource Recovery Special Charge has already been approved by Common Council. This item, related to Item 125 above, establishes the policies for which properties are charged, the apportionment methods, and how the annual charges are computed.
 
Agenda Item 130
Adopting the Metro Network Redesign Plan
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Grant Foster And Patrick W. Heck
Legislative History
5/3/22 Metro Transit    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Policy and Planning Board (5/16/22); Transportation Policy and Planning Board (6/6/22); Common Council (6/7/22)
Note: Metro has developed amendments to the Draft Network Redesign in response to public input. This resolution would move those amendments and the draft network forward, but the above committees will continue to evaluate the draft and the amendments, potentially develop additional modifications, and take more public input.
 
Agenda Item 133
Providing Urban Community Arts Network, Ltd. (UCAN) a $25,000 grant for a "MadLit" program on the 100 Block of State Street using Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER) funds and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an agreement with UCAN for that purpose. (4th AD)
Legislative History
5/3/22 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (5/16/22), Economic Development Committee (5/18/22), Common Council (5/24/22) 
 
Agenda Item 148
Repealing MGO Sec. 28.182(5)(c) ("Protest Petition") and amending MGO Sec. 28.182(5)(b) to include a two-thirds (2/3) favorable vote by Common Council to pass zoning map amendments.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Yannette Figueroa Cole And Patrick W. Heck
Legislative History
4/19/22 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the PLAN COMMISSION
Plan Commission Public Hearing (5/23/22); Common Council (6/7/22)
 
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance repeals the provision allowing for a protest petition to be filed associated with zoning map amendments and amends the vote threshold from a simple majority to two-thirds (2/3) of Common Council for all map amendments. Currently, whenever a zoning map amendment (also commonly known as a "rezoning") is under review, the provision in  MGO  Sec. 28.182(5)(c) allows for 20% of property owners or registered electors within 100 feet of the subject property to file a protest petition. If the petition is deemed valid, the Common Council would need a supermajority (3/4) favorable vote in order to pass a zoning map amendment.
 
Historically, protest petitions were a tool for landowners to have more power - the protest petition was included in the nation's first comprehensive zoning ordinance. Protest petitions became standard in model zoning codes adapted in the 1920s and 30s throughout the United States. Wisconsin state law used to require municipalities to protest petitions procedures in their local ordinances. That requirement was eliminated in 2017 WI Act 243, which went into effect January 1, 2019. Madison may lawfully remove the protest petition procedure from MGO Sec. 28.182.
 
Under Madison's current ordinance, protest petitions delay the Common Council vote until the next council meeting and require a supermajority (3/4) favorable vote to pass. This change does not restrict public comment and meeting participation, residents impacted by the zoning map amendment are still able to participate Plan Commission and the Common Council meetings where the amendments are voted on and discussed.
Finally, the ordinance amends the vote threshold for map amendments from a simple majority of Common Council to two-thirds (2/3) vote.
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2022
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 3
COVID-19 Update for May 4, 2022
 
ITEMS REFERRED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 7
Approving the 2022 Resource Recovery Special Charge
Lead agency is Finance (5/16) with additional referral to Board of Public Works (5/11)
REPORT BY STREETS DIVISION
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item 125 above for more information.
 
Agenda Item 8
Approving the Resource Recovery Special Charge Policy
Lead agency is Finance (5/16) with additional referral to Board of Public Works (5/11)
REPORT BY STREETS DIVISION
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item 126 above for more information.
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Public Safety Review Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2022
 
FIRE REPORT
 
Agenda Item 2
Report from the Madison Fire Unit/CARE's unit update
 
POLICE REPORT
 
Agenda Item 5
Report from the Madison Police Department including information on recent gun violence and an update on strategic planning
 
Agenda Item 6
Amending the Police Department's 2022 Operating Budget and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept up to $20,000 in funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Beltline flex lane traffic safety enforcement. This is for information only. Presentation of information from Madison Police Lieutenant Tony Fiore
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 6
Amending the Police Department's 2022 Operating Budget and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept up to $20,000 in funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Beltline flex lane traffic safety enforcement. This is for information only. Presentation of information from Madison Police Lieutenant Tony Fiore
 
Agenda Item 8
Amending the Police Department's 2022 operating budget, and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a New Blue Project grant award of $10,000 for promoting women in policing and advancing transformative policing
 
Agenda Item 9
Supporting the reasonable regulation of firearms to assist in helping to remedy public health concerns stemming from firearms violence in the City of Madison, and authorizing the City Attorney, in consultation with the Mayor, to join the City as amicus in cases related to firearm regulation which promote or impact Madison's policies and programs to help combat firearms violence.
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Equal Opportunities Commission: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, May 12, 2022
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Developing of Transit Corridors - How do the new traffic designs and BRT impact marginalized communities?
Staff from Metro and Transportation have been invited to provide an update on questions/concerns raised at the April meeting.
 
Agenda Item 3
Authorizing the Planning Division's shift to a Planning Framework with 13 higher level Area Plans to be updated every 10 years
Staff from the Planning Division have been invited to provide a presentation on this item
 
Agenda Item 4
Truth and Reconciliation Process Proposal
Alder Benford will provide an update
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