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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

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Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Alder Heck’s Updates

Updates & Week of July 25 Meetings of Interest for District 2

July 22, 2022 5:03 PM

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.

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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Half Marathon Course

Madison Mini Marathon To Impact Streets on July 23

The Annual Madison Mini-Marathon and 5K Race will impact downtown streets on Saturday, July 23 with setup for the race impacting some streets on Friday, July 22. The primary impact in District 2 will be the first part of the Mini-Marathon course early on Saturday morning. The Mini-Marathon course starts at the corner of Lake Street and Langdon Street at 7:00am when runners will proceed up Langdon to Wisconsin Avenue, run down Wisconsin to East Mifflin Street (the square), and then down the length of State Street to Lake St again where they will turn south until taking West Dayton outbound. A portion of the route is shown in the map above, but more details and full course maps can be found here

The accompanying 5K race course will be on N. Park Street and to the west, so will not impact District 2. Similarly, the remainder of the Mini-Marathon will be to the west of District 2, also finishing on N. Park Street at its intersection with the west end of Library Mall. The Mini-Marathon and 5K will also impact bus routes until 11am on July 23. - Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 13 will detour for the races - details on the bus detours here.  Route 80 will also be impacted.

For more information on the races, email

Monona Terrace 25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary Celebration of Monona Terrace on July 23

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a free community celebration on Saturday, July 23, from 6:30pm-9:45pm at its William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. The event will feature local and regional bands, dance performances, and conclude with a spectacular drone show over Lake Monona. More details here.


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Proposed New City Planning Framework at Housing Strategies Committee Thursday

On Monday, July 25, the Plan Commission will be considering a resolution that will empower city staff to implement a proposed Planning Framework - a new method for conducting and updating neighborhood and area plans. Details and participation options for Monday's meeting are in "City Meetings of Interest" below. 

As a cosponsor of the resolution supporting these proposed changes to the city's planning process, I believe it will simplify and standardize the City's sub-area planning and make it more equitable. The Planning Division proposes to focus on 13 higher-level "Area Plans" covering the entire City. These will be updated every 10 years, and be considered the guiding plan for future land use and infrastructure investment.

The City currently has nearly 70 adopted sub-area plans with a wide variety of content, all of which will be considered as a new Area Plan is created. Each Area Plan process will provide an opportunity to consider older sub-area plans for potential retirement, as outlined on page 126 of the Comprehensive Plan.

Quick Overview and Deeper Dive Review Materials

  • 8-minute video recording of the presentation staff will share with boards, committees, and commissions who will be reviewing this proposal in the coming weeks.

  • Links to detailed materials from the 1.5 year process to develop the Planning Framework which involved close coordination with Plan Commission and City agencies: March 24, 2022 Plan Commission meeting materialsvideo; Dec. 14, 2020 and July 8, 2021 Plan Commission meeting materials, 2020 video, 2021 video.

If you have any questions about the proposed framework, please feel free to contact: Brian Grady, Principal Planner, or Linda Horvath, Planner IV, at


Children's Museum Vaccination Clinic

July 28 Free Family COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Children's Museum

Madison Children's Museum is partnering with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to host two pop-up Covid vaccination clinics at MCM for ages 6 months & up. The next clinic is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 3–7 pm.

Now that vaccinations are available for younger children, MCM is offering these free family vaccination clinics outdoors in the museum's Wonderground. Children ages 6 months old and up can receive their covid vaccination or boosters and enjoy free playtime in the Wonderground. The clinics also serve adults, so the whole family can get what they need. Registration is strongly encouraged as doses are limited. Walk-ins will be accommodated as capacity allows.

About the free family vaccination clinics
Families can get covid vaccinations or boosters administered to children ages 6 months & up. Weather permitting, clinics take place in the Down Under, the covered portion of the Wonderground. Rain location is indoors, second floor. To take the sting out of the vaccination process, kids can enjoy free playtime at the museum. All vaccinations are free. Admission to the museum is free for anyone getting vaccinated or accompanying a family member getting vaccinated.

Register for Vaccination here. If you have any difficulty with the sign-up process, please call the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at (844) 684-1064.


COVID Update


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.



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.
Finance Committee: Details
4:30pm, Monday, July 25, 2022
Agenda Item 15
Amending the 2022 Adopted Operating Budget for the Planning Division to accept a $26,500 grant from the Certified Local Government Program and authorizing the Planning Division to retain a consultant to undertake the work pursuant to the terms of the grant
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the Planning Division's 2022 adopted operating budget to accept a Certified Local Government grant award, which is administered by the National Park Service. The City will receive this award as a subgrant from the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office. The award will be used to survey known archaeological sites within the City. The grant will reimburse the City for 100% of expenses up to the award amount of $26,500. The final reimbursement request must be submitted on or before September 15, 2023. Planning's 2022 operating budget will be amended to appropriate $26,500 within its purchased services budget supported by federal sources.
Agenda Item 16
Authorizing outside fundraising in support of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program at the Top of State Street and accepting up to $30,000 from the Friends of the Madison Arts Commission to fund the pilot project.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes outside fundraising in support of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program. The first project is anticipated in August of 2022 and will be supported by private donations. Planning's 2022 operating budget was amended for this project through Legistar file #71802. No additional appropriation required.

Agenda Item 18
Accepting the policy paper prepared by the Community Development Division (CDD) outlining steps to carry out the plan developed by the Advisory Council formed to implement the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant Isthmus Safety Initiative (ISI), and directing CDD to conduct a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to solicit proposals to utilize available funds, and to formulate funding allocation recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council, for their approval, for use beginning in September 2022.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
The City of Madison applied for and received a USDOJ Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant of $1,000,000 for a 3-year implementation period. The Community Development Division, which will be administering funds, developed a policy paper in partnership with multiple stakeholders to outline the parameters for allocating grant funding. The proposed resolution approves the policy paper and directs CDD to formulate funding recommendations based on the results of an RFP process that is currently being developed. CDD will present funding recommendations to the Council for approval and anticipates the use of funds to begin in September 2022. No additional appropriation is required.
Agenda Item 19
SUBSTITUTE: Awarding up to $1.5 million in HOME Investment Partnership funds and up to $551,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to help finance the development of affordable housing, as the recommended outcome of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process conducted by the Community Development Division; and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the specified development projects.
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes awarding up to $1.5 million in HOME Investment Partnership funds and up to $551,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to help finance the development of affordable housing. The proposed HOME funding is included in the Community Development Division's (CDD) 2022 adopted operating budget for Community Development Grants. The proposed AHF funding is included within the Affordable Housing - Development Projects capital program (Munis # 17110). No additional City appropriation is required with adoption of this resolution.
Note: The proposed affordable housing development referred to as Johnson-Butler Junction - a site-specific new construction proposal submitted by Kaba Bah - will not receive funding through this resolution. However, not all funds were awarded and it is anticipated that the remaining funding could be awarded in the future to either or both the Johnson-Butler Junction proposal and the Velma Apartments, which is a site-specific new construction proposal submitted by Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp. for a portion of the old MATC downtown site. City staff noted that "Additional Committee recommendations regarding the two proposals submitted but not addressed in this resolution may follow as those proposals continue to move toward project readiness."
Agenda Item 21
Authorizing the City of Madison to serve as the Lead Agency for the HUD's FY20 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Planning Project; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Center for Community Stewardship to serve as a fiscal agent for the Planning Project.
Agenda Item 22
Approving the Business District Support Program, authorizing Economic Development staff to manage the program, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign grant agreements with the selected organizations and/or their fiscal sponsors.
Agenda Item 23
Authorizing the City to execute a $250,000 contract with Shared Capital Cooperative to fund loans to Madison-based business cooperatives; and authorizing the City to execute an amendment to an existing contract with Madison Development Corporation to direct repayments of an outstanding business cooperative loan to their Business Loan Program.
Agenda Item 29
Supporting and approving the application to the US DOT by the City of Madison for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Safety Improvements, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with US DOT, if awarded the grant (Citywide)
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution supports and approves the City of Madison submission to the US DOT for a Railroad Crossing Elimination Program grant, which can be used for crossing safety improvements. The resolution also approves the acceptance of the grant if awarded and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter a grant agreement with the US DOT if awarded the grant. The requested grant amount is anticipated to be up to $5 million. This resolution commits to providing the required 20% matching funds, up to $1,000,000, should the proposed grant be awarded to the City of Madison. Funding for the local match would need to be included in the 2023 Capital Budget.
Agenda Item 31
Supporting and approving the City of Madison's application to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) by the Vision Zero team for a Safe Streets and Roads for All implementation grant, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with USDOT or its designee, if awarded the grant.
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves the application and commits local match funding for a Safe
and Roads for All Implementation Grant. The requested grant amount is anticipated to be $20 million. The local match is 20% or up to $4 million over 2023 and 2024. The local match is included in Traffic Engineering's 2023 capital budget request pending adoption.
Agenda Item 38
Discussion of the City's 2022 debt sale
Sustainable Madison Committee: Details
4:30pm, Monday, July 25, 2022
Agenda Item 3
Sustainability Plan Update
Plan Commission: Details
5:30pm, Monday, July 25, 2022
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
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster
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.
Note: See more on this item above in "District 2 Updates".
Lake Monona Waterfront Ad Hoc Committee: Details
6:00pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2022
Agenda Item 5
Review Initial Interview Scoring
Agenda Item 6
Discuss Design Challenge Scope of Services and Public Engagement
Street Use Staff Commission: Details
10:00m, Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Agenda Item 4
Monday, August 15, 2022 / 10:30am- 5:00pm
Lane Closure: left lane 400 block of W Gorham (10am-5pm)
Parking Request: 300 block of N. Broom & 400 block of W. Gorham
Annual Move In Day for 409 and 420 W Gorham
Discuss location, schedule, and setup
Madison Property Management / Lindsey Kramer
Preview upcoming events
- July 27 - August 10, 2022
July 27 - August 10, 2022 JULY 27-Aug 10, BID Summer in Your City Programming, cafes & programming
28, Thu, 5p-7p, Live and Local, Lisa Link Peace Park
29, Fri, 4pm-11pm, MadLit, 100 State Street
30, Sat, 5pm-9pm, Wood, The Forum, pa permit
4, Thu, 5p-7p, Live and Local, Lisa Link Peace Park
5, Fri, 7pm-9pm, Classical Guitar Night, Lisa Link Peace Park
Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Update and Discussion: Transit-Oriented Development Overlay Zoning
Agenda Item 3
Equitable Economic Response and Recovery
Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2022


At this time a consent agenda may be moved including certain items regardless of their placement on the agenda. Items where there are registrants wishing to speak would not be included on the consent agenda. Commissioners may request that any item proposed for the consent agenda be separated out for discussion/debate.
Items with an asterisk are proposed for consent agenda
Agenda Item 2*
Supporting and approving the application to the US DOT by the City of Madison for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Safety Improvements, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with US DOT, if awarded the grant (Citywide)
5 mins
Agenda Item 3*
Supporting and approving the City of Madison's application to Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) for Federal funding under the 2022-2023 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Supplemental Solicitation for Safe Routes to School Planning Grant program, the acceptance of the grant if awarded, and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with WisDOT if awarded the grant.
5 mins
Agenda Item 4*
Supporting and approving the City of Madison's application to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) by the Vision Zero team for a Safe Streets and Roads for All implementation grant, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with USDOT or its designee, if awarded the grant.
30 mins
Agenda Item 5
Walking School Bus Program
30 mins
TIF Review Board: Details
12:00pm, Friday, July 29, 2022
Agenda Item 2

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