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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

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 Dec. 5 Meetings of Interest for District 2

December 3, 2022 7:22 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

City meetings are mostly virtual with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below. Common Council meetings are hybrid so the public can attend in person or via Zoom.
 
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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Run Santa Run Course Map

Run Santa Run to Impact Parking, Streets & Metro on Sunday Afternoon, Dec. 4

This year's Run Santa Run 5k run will take place the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 4. Streets marked with dashed green lines in the map above will be closed or partially closed Sunday afternoon. After starting at the Square, participants will run down E. Mifflin to N. Baldwin, take N. Baldwin one block to E. Dayton, E. Dayton to N. Blair, and then back up the E. Mifflin hill to the Square. The full route can also be found here. The Run will start at 3:00pm and runners should be off the course by 4:30, but setup and teardown could keep streets partially blocked outside of that window.

There will be temporary no parking signs on much of the route from 11am to 5pm, so those who park on the street should keep an eye out for those brightly colored signs on wooden stakes. Also, all day Sunday Metro buses will be operating on the outer loop of Capitol Square due to the run.

Updates on District 2 Redevelopment Proposals

Below are details on several redevelopment proposals in District 2. If you have input or questions about any of these proposals, feel free to contact me at district2@cityofmadison.com or contact the neighborhood steering committees as noted below.

------ Campus-State Street Parking Garage on Lake Street

State St-Campus Garage Proposal

This past week was busy with regard to the proposed redevelopment of the Campus-State Street Parking Garage at 415 N. Lake St. Mortenson Development is proposing a large student-focused apartment building with 248 apartments above a new city parking garage that will include a new intercity bus terminal.

UDC gave initial approval to the public portion of the construction - the new bus terminal and parking garage that will replace the existing garage between Lake Street and Hawthorne Court. This approval is related to the requested rezoning of the parcel from Urban Mixed-Use to Planned Development (PD).

UDC earlier gave initial approval to the overall design with a set of conditions related to their advisory input to Plan Commission on the Conditional Use Permit required for an elevator shaft that is proposed to project above the Capitol View Preservation Limit, Hawthorne Court's proposed reconfiguration and usage, and some design considerations. The proposal will be back at UDC for final approval after it is considered by Plan Commission on Dec. 12, assuming their applications are approved.

The Finance Committee, the Joint Campus Area Committee and the Transportation Commission all recommended approval of the resolution that would accept the development agreement negotiated between the City and Mortenson. You can see the text of the resolution here and a staff memo on the resolution here. One element of the agreement would require Mortenson to pay the City $18m for the "air rights" to build the residential component. That $18m would then be used by the City to help pay for the new parking structure. The resolution also recommends certain numbers of apartments to have some levels of reduced rents for students in need. The resolution will be considered by Common Council at our Tuesday, Dec. 6 meeting (see Agenda Item #66 for that meeting below in "City Meetings of Interest").

At Plan Commission's Dec. 12 meeting, we will be considering the demolition application, the rezoning request from Urban Mixed Use to Planned Development, and the Conditional Use Permit application. The project plans and public comment to date are located with the Conditional Use Permit materials, including project plans and the steering committee report from the Campus Area Neighborhood Association. The UDC's materials include a Transportation Department memo that addresses various issues and questions that were raised by the CANA steering committee and report, nearby business and property owners, and other stakeholders. The steering committee report identifies and reiterates several of those concerns related mostly to the planned vehicular (including bus) and pedestrian circulation, deliveries for businesses, and deeper affordability for the apartments.

------- St. John's Lutheran Church at 322 E. Washington Ave.

St John's Proposal


After receiving Finance Committee approval, the Common Council will consider awarding up to $8,950,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support three affordable housing development projects, including up to $3.5m to St. John's Lutheran Church in partnership with Urban Land Interests, for a 130-unit rental housing development with 108 units with rents affordable to households with incomes at or below 30%, 50%, or 60% County Median Income (see Common Council Agenda Item #57 below in "City Meetings of Interest"). This redevelopment of St. John's at 310-322 E. Washington Ave. proposes to demolish the current church and an addition to construct worship and social service/community spaces on the first floor of a new building with 9 stories of mostly affordable and workforce apartments above with underground parking below. 

At their Dec. 14 meeting, the Urban Design Commission is expected to focus on this proposal's initial and/or full approval of their request to change the zoning from Urban Mixed Use to Planned Development, compliance with Urban Design District #4 guidelines, and related design matters. Materials from the developer's earlier informational presentation to UDC can be found here. Note that Plan Commission's consideration of the proposal is expected on Jan. 9, including the proposed demolition, rezoning, and Conditional Uses.

A neighborhood steering committee from the James Madison Park District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., has been meeting with the development team to evaluate the proposal and provide input. If you'd like to participate please email bob.klebba@gmail.com.

------- 428-444 State Street

400 Block State Street Revised

JD McCormick Properties' proposal to redevelop 428 to 444 State Street is expected to be back before the Urban Design Commission on Dec. 14 and at Plan Commission on Jan. 9. At their June 29 meeting, UDC referred the proposal to a future meeting rather than making recommendations to Plan Commission due to various concerns about the proposed building. The report from that meeting can be found here. The newly revised project plans and related materials can be found here.

UDC raised concerns about the proposal's impact on the adjacent Lisa Link Peace Park, the height and massing of the building's front facade, and establishing the precedent of replacing State Street buildings. If the UDC eventually does make a recommendation, Plan Commission will consider the Demolition Permit and requested Conditional Uses. Back in January, the Landmarks Commission considered the requested demolitions of the three buildings and found in part in their advisory opinion to Plan Commission that 432-436 and 428-430 State Street (the two easternmost buildings) have historic value based on architectural significance, cultural significance, or historic significance.

The steering committee of the Mansion Hill District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) that has evaluated the redevelopment proposal submitted a report to UDC, and may submit a separate report to Plan Commission as their consideration draws nearer.

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COVID Update

2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance.

Get Free COVID Tests at Home

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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Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
 
AGENDA ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Creating Section 16.03 establishing a Transportation Demand Management Program and amending 33.56(5) of the Madison General Ordinances.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This proposed Ordinance creates the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program designed to decrease demand on Madison's transportation infrastructure for motor vehicle travel by single occupancy vehicles and increased support for transportation oriented land use development.
Applicants submitting a site plan for review or who are seeking a zoning certificate in the City will submit a TDM Plan with their site plan zoning certificate application which uses options selected by the developer to meet TDM requirements based upon the project's land use, size, proposed parking capacity, and proximity to alternative transportation. The Plan will be reviewed and approved by the City of Madison Department of Transportation.
Every TDM Plan must meet a set number of TDM mitigation points during the Plan's two year period, as required by the proposed Ordinance. Mitigation points are calculated as a function of the steps taken to by the property owner to mitigate transportation demand. The TDM plan expires 2 years after the approval of the initial TDM plan and must be updated and renewed by the property owner and/or business operator.
Specific references to parking ratios - defined as the number of parking spaces relative to dwelling units or use square footage - and point values are contained within the Transportation Demand Management Program and could be modified by the Transportation Commission at a later date, so long as the modifications are consistent with Madison Ordinances and state law.
This process would apply to new development, as well as existing properties in which uses expand, parking expands, or uses change between major land use categories or subcategories, as defined in the Program. The Program also creates a two-tier appeals process for requesting a reduction in the requirements for mitigation points for existing properties. Department of Transportation staff may provide up to five points of relief from mitigation points requirements and applicants would have the ability to seek further relief via the Transportation Commission, if desired.
Note: For more on this item, see Common Council Agenda Item #82 below.
 
Agenda Item 3
Amending Sections within Chapter 28 of the Madison General Ordinances to implement the new Transit Orientated Development ("TOD") Overlay District.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Grant Foster, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This proposed ordinance changes several sections of Chapter 28 to implement the new Transit Orientated Development ("TOD") Overlay District. An overlay district modifies the underlying zoning regulations of the base district, here for the intent to intensify land use and economic value around transit stations. As recommended by the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, the TOD District increases development intensity, reduces parking requirements, and supports transit use. The TOD District improves pedestrian connections, traffic and parking conditions and increases mobility choices in the overlay area to enhance the livability of station areas.
The largest change is the repeal and replacement of MGO Sec. 28.104, the TOD Overlay District section. In order to support increased density, the new TOD District allows more dwelling units as permitted uses, allows for additional height in select underlying zoning districts and requires a minimum of two stories for new buildings in employment, mixed-use, and multifamily residential zoning districts. Tables 28C-1 "Residential District Uses" and 28D-2 "Mixed-Use and Commercial District Uses" are modified to reflect the change to permitted base zoning uses once overlaid by the TOD District. A new supplemental regulation for "Accessory Dwelling Units in the TOD Overlay District" is added to MGO Sec. 26.151 to help clarify how accessory dwelling units operate in the TOD District.
To promote transit over automobile use, the new TOD District eliminates car parking minimums, reduces maximums, and implements more stringent building form and site layout regulations for auto-oriented uses. In addition to the language in the new MGO Sec. 28.104, Tables 28I-2, 28I-3 and 28I-4 in Sec. 28.141 "Parking and Loading Standards" are modified to support this change.
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City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
 
D. PRESENTATIONS
 
Item 1
Regional Housing Strategy & Affordable Housing options outside the City of Madison
-Olivia Parry, Senior Planner, Dane County Planning and Development
 
Item 2
City-County Homeless Issues Committee: 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Work Plan
-Presentation by Kristina Dux and Sarah Lim
 
F. REPORTS TO COMMITTEE
 
Item 1
Men's Shelter Update
 
Item 2
Covid-19 Response Updates
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Board of Health for Madison and Dane County: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 3
Communicable Disease Update for December 5, 2022
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Dane County Board Resolutions
 
Agenda Item 6
2022 RES-235 Authorizing approval of the fee schedules increasing licensed establishment fees by 20%
 
Agenda Item 7
Amending Several Sections of Chapter 7 and Section 9.23(4)(d)3. and 4. of the Madison General Ordinances to remove embedded annual license fees and assign the Board of Health to establish annual license fees.
Fiscal Note
The proposed change removes the embedded annual license fees administered by Public Health Madison Dane County from the ordinance. The fee schedule will be approved by the Board of Health each year and be publicly available in the Clerk's Office and other locations. The change is based on the recommendation of the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. No appropriation is required.
 
Board of Health Resolutions
 
Agenda Item 9
Board of Health for Madison and Dane County Resolution #2022-30 Authorization to accept additional funds from the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System for HIV outreach, education, and testing.
 
Agenda Item 10
Board of Health for Madison and Dane County Resolution #2022-31 Authorization to accept additional funds from The Roots and Wings Foundation, Inc. to support Maternal and Child Health Population from Pregnancy through age four
 
Agenda Item 11
Board of Health for Madison and Dane County Resolution #2022-32 Authorizing approval of the fee schedules increasing licensed establishment fees by 20%
 
Agenda Item 12
Board of Health for Madison and Dane County Resolution #2022-33 Authorization to Create Grant Funded Limited Term Employee Positions to Support the COVID-19 Response
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
 
Presentation: Poetry recitation by Madison's Poet Laureate, Angie Trudell Vasquez - "The Land Speaks"
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 2
Awarding the 16th Annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Alexis London
 
Agenda Item 3
Commending and thanking Alder Syed Abbas for his dedicated service to his constituents in District 12 and to the City of Madison.
 
PRESENTATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
 
Agenda Item 1
Consent Agenda Document (12/6/22)
Legislative History
11/28/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - 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 alderperson(s) have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
Public comments will not be taken on items which are listed on the consent agenda for referral and the Council adopts the referral as part of the consent agenda OR when the Council has heard public comments on an item at a previous meeting and the item is on this agenda for discussion and action only. The Council may allow public comments in either instance by a majority vote.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 15
Creating Section 28.022-00596 of the Madison General Ordinances to rezone property located at 415 North Lake Street, 2nd Alder District, from UMX (Urban Mixed Use) District to PD (GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) and creating Section 28.022-00597 to approve a Specific Implementation Plan.
Recent Legislative History
11/21/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the PLAN COMMISSION
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Mendez, the Plan Commission recommended that the zoning map amendment be referred to December 12, 2022 at the request of the applicant. The motion passed by voice vote/ other.
11/29/22 JOINT CAMPUS AREA COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the PLAN COMMISSION
Note: See more on this item above in "District 2 Updates" and below for Common Council Agenda Item #66. This item will not be discussed but instead will be referred to the Plan Commission meeting of Dec. 12. On 11/29, the Joint Campus Area Committee recommended approval and returned the item to the Plan Commission.
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 17
Confirming the Madison Common Council meeting formats through February 28, 2023:
1/3/23 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
1/17/23 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
2/7/23 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
2/28/23 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
Legislative History
11/28/22 Council Office   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORTS OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
 
Agenda Item 26
Amending Several Sections of Chapter 7 and Section 9.23(4)(d)3. and 4. of the Madison General Ordinances to remove embedded annual license fees and assign the Board of Health to establish annual license fees.
Recent Legislative History
11/22/22 COMMON COUNCIL    Re-refer to the BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
AGENDA NOTE: File 74301 will be taken up by the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County on 12/5/22 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
REPORT OF COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 40
SUBSTITUTE: Amending 1.01(2) and creating 1.01(14) of the Madison General Ordinances to update gender-inclusive language.
Recent Legislative History
11/22/22 COMMON COUNCIL   Refer to the COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Common Council Executive Committee did not take up file 74744 at the 11/30 meeting. The recommended action is approval.
 
Agenda Item 41
Amending Section 3.01(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to Change Alder Terms and Elections.
Recent Legislative History
11/30/22 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE     RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance modifies Alder election terms to stagger start and end dates and establish a transition period.
Note: The full text of this proposed ordinance amendment is here. If approved, alder terms would still be 2 years, but even-numbered alder districts (2, 4, 6, etc.) would have elections in even years with odd-numbered alder districts (1, 3, 5, etc.) having elections in odd years.
 
REPORT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 43
SUBSTITUTE Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Madison/Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept an aggregate Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grant award of up to $2,293,291 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with specific Madison/Dane County CoC agencies selected by the CoC's Youth Action Board (YAB) to receive the YHDP funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2023 Adopted Operating Budget as appropriate.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/22 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 44
Authorizing the allocation of up to $150,000 from Community Development Division's 2022 Operating Budget to The Center for Common Concerns, Inc. (DBA Homebase) to support the costs of a consultant-led effort to update the Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Purchase of Service Agreement.
Recent Legislative History
12/1/22 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 49
Approve the 2023 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 50
Approving the 2023 Resource Recovery Special Charge
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 51
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a development agreement and authorizing a funding appropriation in the 2023 Capital Budget to fund a $2,350,000 Tax Incremental Finance Loan to WHPC Acquisitions, LLC or its assigns. (12th AD)
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
This resolution would authorize a $2,350,000 loan to WHPC Acquisitions LLC or its assigns ("Developer"). Funding for this project requires approval of an upcoming amendment to the 2023 Executive Capital Budget. TIF funding is also contingent upon the creation of a new TID #52 (E. Washington and Stoughton Rd.) in 2023.
The Project consists of approximately 245 affordable apartment units, 4,000 square feet of commercial space and 282 parking stalls ("Project"). The TIF Loan would be repaid through incremental taxes generated by the Project and represents 55% of the present value of all incremental taxes anticipated from the Project over the proposed TID's 27-year life.
While it is anticipated that the incremental taxes generated by the Project will be sufficient to repay the loan within approximately 9 years, the Developer is required to guaranty a minimum payment if sufficient future tax increment is not available.
The increment guarantee is secured by a subordinated mortgage on the property. The TIF Loan also requires that Developer be prohibited from selling or transferring the Property prior to repayment of the TIF Loan. If Developer sells or transfers the Property to a tax-exempt entity, Buyer shall pay an annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) in the amount of the property tax paid as of the date of sale, frozen, until 2050.
Note: The 2023 Capital Budget that was passed in November did include the referenced amendment.
 
Agenda Item 57
Awarding up to $8,950,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support three affordable housing development projects, selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will support construction of approximately 500 units of new rental housing in Madison, 344 of which will be affordable, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute loan agreements with the developers of those projects.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This resolution includes the following:
Developers, Projects and Loan Amounts

Up to $3,500,000 to St. John's Lutheran Church, in partnership with Urban Land Interests, or an affiliate LLC, for St. John's Lutheran Church Redevelopment, a 130-unit rental housing development with 108 units with rents affordable to households with incomes at or below 30%, 50%, or 60% CMI

which is the proposed redevelopment of St. John's Lutheran Church at 310-322 E. Washington Ave. See more on this redevelopment proposal above in "District 2 Updates".

Agenda Item 58
Awarding up to $1.65 million from the City's Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) to help finance the development of affordable housing, up to $1.25 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and up to $1.1 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to support seven housing services programs, and up to $100,000 in City levy to support two homebuyer education programs; and authorizing the sale of five lots, as the recommended outcomes of a competitive "Housing Forward: Financing for Homeownership" Request for Proposals (RFP) process conducted by the Community Development Division; and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the specified development and services projects.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 62
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a sole source contract with the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System, on behalf of the University of Wisconsin's Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, Applied Population Laboratory (APL) to maintain, update and refine the Neighborhood Indicators Project as needed, from 2023-2026.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 66
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Development Agreement with Mortenson Development, Inc, and its assigns, for the reconstruction of the Lake Street portion of the State Street Campus Garage at 415 N. Lake Street (2nd A.D.).
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: See more on this item above in "District 2 Updates" and above for Common Council Agenda Item #15. 
 
Agenda Item 67
SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an Amendment to the Structural Agreement with Overture Center Foundation, Inc. and an Annual Performance Contract for the 2023 operations of the Overture Center, and providing for a grant from the City.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 69
A Resolution approving the selection of Dane County Parent Council, Inc. to provide child care accreditation and technical support services to family child care providers located in the City of Madison, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with the selected agency for the provision of these services.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 70
Authorizing the allocation of up to $1,750,000 to support community-based organizations (CBOs) in their work to deliver a continuum of services that respond to the post pandemic economy and meet the changing workforce needs of residents while focusing on youth, young adult, and adult employment services, 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.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
CONFIRMATION HEARING
 
Agenda Item 74
Submitting the appointment of Ayodeji Arojo for confirmation of a five-year term as the Transit Chief Operating Officer.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 75
Adopting and approving the Director of Human Resources contract for confirmation of a five-year term.
Recent Legislative History
11/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 80
Direction to Implement the Metro Network Redesign in summer 2023
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Tag Evers And Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Recent Legislative History
11/30/22 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 81
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with Transit Solutions, Inc., Badger Bus Lines, Inc., and Quality Transit, Inc. for the purpose of providing Paratransit Services to Metro Transit for a term of two and one half years (2.5) years from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025 with two one-year options exercisable by the City, to extend the term. If so exercised, option year one would be from July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026, and option year two would be from July 1, 2026 to June 30, 2027. Each option shall be exercised in writing by the Metro Transit General Manager at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of the original contract term.
Recent Legislative History
11/30/22 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
 
Agenda Item 82
Creating Section 16.03 establishing a Transportation Demand Management Program and amending 33.56(5) of the Madison General Ordinances.
Recent Legislative History
11/30/22 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
AGENDA NOTE: The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will meet on 12/5/22 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
Note: For more on this item, see Transportation Policy and Planning Board Agenda Item #2 above.
 
ITEMS REFERRED TO THIS MEETING

RESOLUTIONS

Agenda Item 85
Accepting the 2022 Agency Annual Surveillance Technology Reports for the 2021 Calendar Year
Recent Legislative History
11/10/22 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council to adopt (12/6/22)
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 88
Creating Section 28.022-00602 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 310-322 East Washington Avenue, 2nd Alder District, from UMX (Urban Mixed-Use) District to PD (GDP) (Planned Development-General Development Plan) District and creating Section 28.022-00603 to approve a Specific Implementation Plan.
Legislative History
11/28/22 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission (Public Hearing - 1/9/23); Common Council (1/17/23)
Note: See more on this item above in "District 2 Updates".
 
Agenda Item 89
Amending Supplemental Regulations within Section 28.151 MGO and Definitions within Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to Update Definitions of "Family".
Legislative History
11/29/22 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission (1/9/23); Common Council (1/17/23)
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This proposed ordinance amends several sections of MGO Chapter 28 in order to change the current definition of "family" in the zoning code. The family definition restricts the number of people who can live in an apartment or house together based on the zoning district, their ownership status or their relational status. The original intent of the family definition was to protect single family neighborhoods from college student renter households and was added to Madison's zoning code in 1966. Today, the restrictive family definition negatively impacts Madison's goals of increasing housing supply and equity. This proposed ordinance change expands the definition of family in order to expand housing options and equity.
Currently, over one third of land area in Madison is zoned to prohibit more than two unrelated renters from living together. In these same areas, owner-occupied housing units can house up to five unrelated individuals. These zoning districts are primarily lower density districts with single family houses. Other zoning districts allow a maximum of five unrelated individuals. A family could also be related individuals with up to four unrelated roommates. People of color and lower income residents are disproportionately affected by the current zoning definition of "family" because they are more likely to be renters and more likely to need to share a housing unit to afford rent.
This proposed ordinance change removes the distinction between owner-occupied households and renter-occupied households; allows two related families with children/dependents to live together as one household; removes the distinction between some zoning districts and others by creating the same occupancy standard for all zoning districts which allow housing; and updates the family language discussing people with disabilities. Finally, references to "Dependency Living Arrangement" are removed throughout Chapter 28 since they are no longer needed with the change to the family definition. Dependency Living Arrangement allowed for two kitchens in a dwelling unit if not owner-occupied, but that carve-out is no longer needed as it will now be allowed.
 
Agenda Item 90
Repealing and recreating Section 8.18 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) and 1.08(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a uniform parking policy for all City parks, and to update the bond schedule and enforcement authority accordingly.
Legislative History
11/29/22 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Board of Park Commissioners (12/14/22); Common Council (1/3/23)
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance will create a uniform parking policy for all City parks, eliminating the different standards that currently apply to nine specified parks and parts thereof, and those parks not currently named in the ordinance. By making a consistent three-hour parking policy for each park during park open hours and making it only enforceable when posted by the Parks Division, and by also making an express prohibition on afterhours parking, the public will have a clearer understanding of what parking laws apply within the City's parks. Additional provisions are being created to apply general parking rules to park lands, including parking regulations applicable to persons with physical disabilities.
As a result of these changes, the Parks Division itself will be better able to enforce parking regulations within the park system, enabling Park Rangers to respond to parking-related problems within the Parks more efficiently and effectively rather than rely upon parking enforcement or the police department for assistance. Moreover, the ordinance provides the Parks Division the ability to issue permits to allow persons to exceed the three-hour limitation. This will allow for activities such as special-event parking. The ordinance also allows for the possible creation and implementation of a commuter parking program in certain parks (subject to the review and approval of the Board of Parks Commissioners). Such a permit system, if created, would allow the City to generate revenue off of the existing commuter use of unregulated Parks parking lots, while preserving parks parking spaces for actual parks users. This ordinance would also allow for the formal creation of Parks Division employee parking areas, consistent with current operations, and give the Parks Superintendent the ability to make Parks parking lots available for off-street parking during declared snow emergencies. This ordinance will continue the Parking Utility's current operation of the Blair Parking Lot within Law Park. Finally, a general exception is being created to give the Parks Superintendent the authority to grant limited exceptions to the parks parking restrictions. This will be important to provide the Parks Division continued flexibility regarding the use of parks lands and will allow existing parking arrangements associated with unique park uses (for example with the Madison Mallards and the Mad-City Ski Team) to continue.
In light of these changes, the bond schedule for violating parks related parking restrictions will be updated and made consistent with other similar offenses. A University of Wisconsin-Madison football game day enhanced penalty will also be created and apply to parks near campus. Enforcement on those days has historically been a challenge, and a Parks ticket has been cheaper than lawfully parking elsewhere. The penalty and bond schedule for violating the disabled parking restrictions are being set consistent with state statute. Finally, enforcement authority for the Blair Lot is being officially delegated to the Transportation Director to coincide with the relocation of Parking Enforcement from the Police Department to the Parking Division of the Transportation Department.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 95
BY TITLE ONLY - Appointing XXXXX as Alder for District 12 to serve until the Spring 2023 election.
Legislative History
11/29/22 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee (12/22/22), Common Council (1/3/23)
 
Agenda Item 98
This resolution approves a Complete Green Streets Policy to incorporate Complete Green Streets principles of street design for all modes of transportation into public way improvements and project phases.
Legislative History
11/30/22 Transportation Department    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Policy and Planning Board (12/19/22), Plan Commission (12/12/22), Board of Public Works (12/14/22), Transportation Commission (12/14/22), Common Council (1/3/23)
 
LICENSES
 
Agenda Item 107
Public Hearing - New License
McCunes Edible Spoons LLC • dba Sookie's Veggie Burgers
502 State St • Agent: John McCune • Estimated Capacity: 50
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Legislative History
11/30/22 Clerk's Office    Referred for Introduction
Alcohol License Review Committee Public Hearing (12/21/22), Common Council Public Hearing (1/3/23)
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INTRODUCTION OF ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
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Plan Commission: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
 
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PLAN COMMISSION
 
SPECIAL ITEMS OF BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion: Landmarks Commission's role in reviewing demolition requests
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion: Downtown building heights and affordable housing
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Equal Opportunities Commission: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 4
Truth & Reconciliation Process
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