Alder Marsha A. Rummel,
Council President Pro Tem
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Rummel’s Updates
D6 Items of Interest Week of February 20, 2017
Highlights: Madison joins 34 other cities as part of an amicus brief challenging the President's travel ban. On Monday, Landmarks Commission gets an informational presentation on the Judge Doyle Square parking facility and new mixed use development adjacent to three Madison Landmarks. Also on Monday, Engineering is holding the second Public Information Meeting on the Starkweather creek phosphorus treatment proposal at the Voit farm. On Tuesday be sure to VOTE! An informational presentation about the Cap East Garage will be the first item at Urban Design Commission on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday Ped-Bike gets an update on Judge Doyle Square bike center, proposed bike lanes on W Wilson and Bassett and a new draft policy on bike and ped safety at construction sites.
Friday February 17, 2017
Cities and Counties File Amicus Brief Challenging President's Travel Ban
34 Cities and Counties, Including Madison, Sign On in Darweesh v. Trump Amicus Brief in the Eastern District of New York to challenge the President's Executive Order on the Travel Restrictions from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries. Signatory Cities & Counties Represent 23 Million People Nationwide. Amicus Brief Filing Here: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/home/downloads/pdf/press-releases/2017/Darwee... PDF
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin "We are confident - confident in our Constitution, confident in our legal position, confident in our diverse immigrant community. We are confident in our efforts to thwart the chaos, foolishness and cruelty fostered by President Trump."
I am a proud that Madison signed on to the amicus brief with over 30 other cities to challenge the travel ban. I was a proud sponsor of legistar 45903 A Resolution Condemning Recent Executive Orders, Reaffirming the City of Madison as an Open and Welcoming City, and Confirming the City's Policies on Federal Immigration Laws? adopted by the Madison Common Council February 7, 2017. I look forward to representing all of our city's residents unapologetically and unambiguously. Doing so is the only way to truly keep our community safe for everyone. While the administration backed off of the Dept Homeland Security draft memo reported in the press last week that proposed to mobilize 100,000 National Guard in 11 states to deport 'unauthorized immigrants'. If such a directive were adopted, it would be an unprecedented expansion of the legal responsibilities of the National Guard and likely lead to court challenges.
Monday February 20, 2017
Transportation Ordinance Review Committee
4p room 104 Central Library 201 W Mifflin St
TORC is reviewing draft language to create a Department of Transportation. (1) Purpose. There is hereby created a Department of Transportation for the purpose of managing, operating, controlling, and maintaining the city's transportation system, which consists of the following elements: (a) bicycles; (b) bus, freight, and automobile traffic; (c) parking; (d) pedestrians; (e) street, curb and right-of-way use; (f) transit; and (g) and any additional transportation elements as identified by the Common Council by resolution. ....The Department of Transportation shall be managed collectively by the City Transit Manager, City Traffic Engineer and Parking Manager, and City Transportation Policy and Planning Manager, who, in addition to managing their respective divisions, shall work together to fulfill each duty of the Department listed in sub. (2) above. At any time, the City may hire a Director of Transportation to ensure that the duties in sub. (2) above are fulfilled, in which case the City Transit Manager, City Traffic Engineer & Parking Manager, and City Transportation Policy and Planning Manager shall continue to manage and supervise their respective divisions, but shall report to the Director of Transportation for day-to-day administrative purposes instead of the Mayor.?
Monday February 20
Sustainable Madison Committee
4:30p room 103A CCB
This committee is taking the lead on several important topics and this agenda reflects their work. In particular, they have created a Street Tree Subcommittee that has put together an excellent list of resources including contributions from District 6 residents active on tree canopy protection.
7. 44959 Street Tree Policies
Monday February 20
4:45p room GR 27 CCB (enter on Carroll St)
3. 46063 200 S Pinckney St (Block 88 & 105), Informational Presentation - Judge Doyle Square - New (Underground) City Parking Facility & New Mixed-Use Development adjacent to a Landmark
The project is close to three Madison Landmark buildings: the historic Madison Municipal Building 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, the Bellevue Apartment Building 29 E Wilson Street and the Fess Hotel (Now the Great Dane Brewery) at 123 Doty Street.
Monday February 20
Starkweather Creek Public Information Meeting #2
6-8p Olbrich Gardens - Atrium room
?This is follow up to the first PIM meeting held in July 2016. Engineering has had the consultant Brown and Caldwell do some additional work based on comments received at the last meeting and they will present the results of their analysis including some significant design changes.
Tuesday February 21
7a-8p at your polling place
VOTE Today! There are two local school board seats and State Supt of Instruction election that need your attention.
Wednesday February 22
Urban Design Commission
4:30p room 351 CCB
1. 46095 211 South Livingston Street - Public Project, New Development of the Capitol East Parking Garage. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: City of Madison Parking Utility Applicant: Rick Gabriel, BWBR Informational Presentation
Wednesday February 22
Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission
5p room 201 CCB
G.1. Judge Doyle Square Bike Center update by David Trowbridge from City Planning Division.
G.2. 46176 2017 Projects: West Wilson and Bassett St.
Bike lanes are being reviewed for these major downtown connector streets.
G.3. 46131 Construction Accommodation of Bicycles and Pedestrians
SAFE ACCOMMODATION FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS IN AND AROUND WORK ZONES draft policy. Each applicant submitting a street occupancy permit application which will result in the blockage of a sidewalk, cycle lane, or other public use path, shall submit for approval by the City Traffic Engineer, a temporary traffic control plan that addresses safe accommodation for pedestrians and cyclists that meet the goals of this policy before the issuance of a permit. Additional information may be required (for example a Transportation Management Plan). For proposed sidewalk or bike lane closures on Arterial or Collector classified streets, the applicant shall notify the Alderperson a minimum of five working days prior to the proposed closure. Closures shall not occur until there is a demonstrated need to do so. ?
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