Alder Patrick W. Heck
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Heck’s Updates
Updates & Week of August 3 Meetings of Interest for District 2
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.
There are four sections to this week's update:
- Protests & Resources
- COVID-19 Resources & Information
- Other District 2 Updates
- City Meetings of Interest to District 2
- Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details For MPD Independent Civilian Oversight,
- Equal Opportunities Commission Executive Committee
- Police and Fire Commission
- Common Council Executive Committee
- Common Council
- Madison Arts Commission
From the City: Community Resources Section on the city's COVID website.
WI Dept. of Health Services Cases by Neighborhood (Census Tract)
There are a few ways you can vote early:
- Request an absentee ballot and mail it to the Clerk's Office
- Request an absentee ballot and drop it off in person
- Walk or drive up and vote in person
More info on all voting options, absentee ballot drop-off locations, and requesting a ballot here.
Curious About Madison's Public Works Contracts?
If you are wondering about which city public works projects are open for bidding to contractors; which contractors are bidding and for how much, and which projects are underway or coming up, visit this website. All recent public works projects are listed, including the E. Gorham Street sanitary sewer replacement, the E. Dayton Street reconstruction, two projects at Gates of Heaven in James Madison Park, and the acoustic tile installation at the Tenney Park Shelter.
- Street sweeping (Clean Streets-Clean Lakes Program) restrictions, including on Thursday & Friday mornings downtown
- 1-hour and 2-hour time-limits in non-metered areas
- Residential Permit Only areas
$5 daily maximum fee in all City-owned public-parking garages:
- Temporary $5 daily maximum fee in all City-owned public parking garages and Brayton Lot.
- The first hour of parking is free on Saturdays.
All other on-street metered and non-metered parking restrictions are in effect and enforceable. Current information about Madison parking and any future service changes can be found here.
Follow-up discussion on Pandemic Voting Access Equity Analysis, COVID and Homelessness Housing and Funding Assistance Report, and Homelessness and COVID Discussion with Public Health from 7/9 EOC meeting
Agenda Item 6
Amending the 2020 Mayor's Office and Direct Appropriations Operating Budgets and creating of the position of Independent Police Auditor, in the Mayor's Office as a 1.0 FTE in CG21, Range 18, in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 5.17 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from using tear gas, mace and impact projectile devices.
Creating Section 5.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from obtaining any property from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program.
Agenda Item 3
Honoring the life and legacy of Reverend C.T. Vivian.
7/29/20 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL Re-refer for Recessed Public Hearing to the COMMON COUNCIL]
Agenda Item 18
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 7/21/2020; action 8/4/2020).
7/21/20 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to Confirm to the COMMON COUNCIL
URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION
LOIS BRAUN-ODDO (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Registered Architect. First appointed 7-21-2015.
TERM EXPIRES: 6-30-2023
Calling for Emergency Money to the People to provide critical relief to American families during the COVID-19 crisis and until our economy recovers; and calling on Congress to support and pass ongoing, direct cash payments.
A Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to join, on behalf of the Mayor and City of Madison, an amicus curiae brief on behalf of local governments in support of the City of Philadelphia in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.
Report of the Common Council President submitting alder committee appointments to the President's Task Force on Critical Issues Impacting the Black Community.
Change of Agent
Agenda Item 43
Agenda Item 75
7/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
The proposed resolution authorizes the City's application to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for an Our Town grant. The grant amount is $75,000 for fiscal year 2021. The Urban Community Arts Network has agreed to raise funds to match the Our Town grant dollar for dollar as is required by the NEA. No City appropriation is required to apply for the proposed grant. A separate resolution amending the Planning Division's operating budget will be proposed if the grant is awarded to the City of Madison.
Under the proposed resolution, the City is authorized to apply to and participate in the Alliant Energy Corporation's Customer-Owned Parallel Generation program for all future photovoltaic-generated (PVG) power sites in Alliant territory. Under this program, the Alliant Energy Corporation would credit the City's PVG power at the current customer rate, which would reduce the net cost of electricity at installed facility sites. The City currently has 29 PVG sites, and will have 3 more installed by the end of 2020. The PVG sites are funded through Engineering's Sustainability and Energy Improvement budget, or through the budget for new buildings. No appropriation is required.
7/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
The proposed resolution amends the Public Health Emergency Response Planning Service operating budget by $2,274,568 to increase personnel expenditures ($1,682,068) due to the COVID-19 health emergency and increase supplies and services to support contact tracing and community testing sites ($592,500).
The resolution increases the Emergency Response Planning Service Overtime budget for staff reassigned to contact tracing and testing ($300,000) and the Hourly Wages budget for 17 LTE Disease Intervention specialists ($440,000), 20 LTE COVID-19 Response Specialists ($440,000), and 20 LTE Bilingual COVID-19 Response Specialists ($490,000). The resolution also authorizes funding 0.35 FTE of an unfunded vacant position to increase a Medical Interpreter position from 0.65 FTE to 1.00 FTE ($12,068).
The increased budget will be funded from County COVID Relief Funding. In 2021, and beyond, the cost of the 0.35 FTE increase will be absorbed into the City and County operating budgets. The City and County share in the costs for Public Health (net of revenues received) based on equalized value. The current split is 44.82% City and 55.18% County.
The employment term for the LTEs is unknown at this time. The need and tenure length for these positions is dependent on the state of the coronavirus on the community. Extending this positions beyond what is funded here will require additional grants, use of Public Health fund balance, and/or additional General Fund appropriation from Dane County and the City.
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a five (5) year non-competitive service contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP)
Recent Legislative History
7/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
The proposed resolution authorizes a five (5) year sole source contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP). The Police Department 2020 Operating Budget includes $60,000 for LEAP contracted services with DAIS (Police Field Service - Community Agency Contracts). Subsequent year funding will be requested in the Police Department's Operating Budget requests and is subject to the approval by the Common Council.
Authorizing the City's execution of an Access Easement Agreement between the City and Madison Gas and Electric Company for access to an electric vault in the Capitol Square North Parking Garage located at 218 E. Mifflin Street. (2nd A.D.)
7/27/20 PLAN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for CARES Act Stimulus Section 5307 Grant for public transit capital and operating assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and subrecipient agreements with entities included as pass through funds and the associated 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695
7/22/20 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by LZ Ventures located at 402-414 E Washington Avenue, 8-12 N Franklin Street, and 9 N Hancock Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.
7/21/20 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
A Resolution amending the "Regulations Governing Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse" to eliminate the 2020 Fall Food Cart Review and create alternative procedures for Food Vending site assignments on the Mall/Concourse for the 2021-22 vending season, due to COVID-19
7/14/20 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL Adopt 8/4/20
Reconsideration of Legislative File No. 61060 requested by Ald. Lemmer, District 3
7/21/20 COMMON COUNCIL Place On File Without Prejudice
An Ordinance creating Sections 5.19 and 5.20 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and the Police Civilian Oversight Board.
Amending MGO 3.54(9)(b) to add the position of Independent Police Monitor as a Compensation Group 21 level employee.
Amending the 2020 Operating Budget, creating the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and creating of the position of Independent Police Monitor as a 1.0 FTE position in CG21, Range 18, and other positions, providing funding for a Police Civilian Oversight Board, and establishing funding support for individuals bringing complaints before the Police and Fire Commission in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Amending the 2019 Adopted Capital Budget to transfer the remaining funds from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) project to other current needs within the Streets Division.
A Resolution authorizing an Amendment to the Purchases of Services Agreement between the City and the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Creating an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City's BCC system.
Amending the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget; and authorizing the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept the FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $83,389 and to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives.
Approving roadway geometry for the reconstruction of S. Blair St. from John Nolen Dr. to E. Washington Ave., including the intersection of S. Blair St., John Nolen Dr., Williamson St. and E. Wilson St. (2nd, 4th and 5th AD) Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck and Marsha A. Rummel
Requesting the Wisconsin State Legislature pass a bill to create a refundable tax credit for home improvements to residents near Truax Field necessitated by the placement of F-35 fighter wing aircrafts.
Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget of the Economic Development Division to appropriate $750,000 for a Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER).
WHEREAS, in addition to response, the Common Council desires to begin the process of building a post-COVID-19 economy that is more equitable than the economy at the start of the crisis; and,"
SPECIAL ITEM OF BUSINESS
Agenda Item 9
Approval to Release Draft 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County for Public Review and Comment
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