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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Contact Information

Home Address:

1029 Spaight St # 6C
Madison , WI 53703

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 Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 17, 2017

July 16, 2017 10:50 PM

Highlights: The Public Market Development Committee will discuss the conceptual architecture for the public market at a special meeting Monday. On Tuesday the Common Council Exec Committee discusses two proposals for how to approach the structure of the Common Council in advance of 2020 redistricting.

Currently the position of alder is part time with a salary of about $12,000/yr. The Madison Common Council has 20 districts which is larger than comparable cities. We have a robust city committee structure with approximately 98 permanent and ad hoc committees powered by resident volunteers and alders.  The Council is staffed by an administrative assistant, secretary and a legislative analyst and is in the process of hiring a Chief of Staff for the first time. The Mayor has a staff of 11. We have a strong Mayor system where the Mayor is the CEO and directs daily operations of the city, prepares the annual budget and has veto power over legislative actions. As the city grows, Council members have struggled to manage all the demands on their time given that the majority have a full time job in addition to their alder duties. We have been seeking ways to build our capacity within the current system by adding staff and reviewing pay and benefits in order to make running for office more appealing to a more diverse segment of residents.  Alders and the Mayor have both made proposals to create a process to review local governance and make recommendations for the future. There is some overlap and shared values but also differences in approach. The Mayor wants a 17 person committee composed of 15 residents and 2 alders. Alder Eskrich is the main sponsor (I am a co-sponsor) of a smaller committee with 4 alders and 3 citizen experts that includes an active public engagement process. Tuesday is the first discussion of how we want to organize our local democracy. Presumably whatever approach is adopted will look at maintaining a part time 20 person council, a smaller full time council, or something in between and look at the standard and unique duties of the Mayor in our current system. Also on Tuesday is a special Council presentation on Human Trafficking in Madison. At the Council meeting Tuesday, Chief Koval gives his first quarterly report, the reports are one of the recommendations of the President's Work Group on Police and Community relations.  The report should be in legistar soon. At ALRC Wednesday, several Atwood area alcohol licenses are being proposed.


Monday July 17, 2017

Sustainable Madison Committee

4:30p room 351 CCB


1. 47645 Approval of Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Madison and Madison Gas and Electric. Attachments: Updated MOU- CLean (A2838370x9DEB4).pdf 


2. 47689 Establishing an Urban Forestry Taskforce to make recommendations to the Mayor and the Common Council regarding the promotion of a vibrant, healthy and sustainable urban forest and tree canopy. 


Monday July 17

Public Market Development Committee

5p room GR 27 CCB (enter on S Carroll St)


1. 27499 Public Market Discussion - Discussion of Conceptual Architecture


Tuesday July 18

Common Council Exec Committee

4:30p room 201 CCB


5. 47503 Creating a special committee on government organization to examine and make reccomendations on elected officials, the structure of the common council, and the position of Mayor for the 21st century. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin Lead Referral: Finance Committee 


6. 47707 SUBSTITUTE - Creating a President's Task Force to Review Local Governance Models and make recommendations to the Council and Mayor. Sponsors: Sara Eskrich, Marsha A. Rummel, David Ahrens, Larry Palm, Denise DeMarb, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Steve King, Matthew J. Phair, Amanda Hall and Mark Clear 47707 v 1.pdf 7/11/17 Eskrich Memo: Governance Task Force CCEC.pdf


Tuesday July 18

Common Council Special Presentation

5:45p room 201 CCB


Madison Police Detective Roger Baker and Jan Miyaski, Executive Director of Project RESPECT, will present information to members of the Common Council on human trafficking in the city of Madison. 


What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is the recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting or obtaining a person for the purposes of commercial sex through fraud, force or coercion. Its usage has increased in recent years as people in law enforcement and social service have sought to draw a distinction between prostitution in which the person selling sex is more or less freely choosing to do so and the more common situation in which a pimp is controlling and profiting from the person who is delivering the sex. (source MPD) 


What is Project RESPECT? Project RESPECT is a women's center that provides advocacy, case management, counseling, crisis intervention, transitional housing and peer support group services for women with prostitution histories that have changed or want to change their lives. We provide a safe and non-judgmental place to meet and talk with other women with similar histories. We assist women to have increased options available to them and reach their goals. Women served include: survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, women with chemical dependency and vocational issues. 


47179 PowerPoint: 7/18/17 Human Trafficking Presentation to Council Attachments:


Tuesday July 18

Common Council 

6:30p room 201 CCB


11. 47922 Supporting the University of Wisconsin-Madison's application for a federal grant for a city-scale advanced wireless project called MadNEST, and indicating the City of Madison's intention to cooperate in the project.


13. 47570 Chief of Police 2nd Quarter Update: Chief Mike Koval, Madison Police Department


14. 47492 SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 7.10 and amending Sections 1.08(3)(a) and 1.08(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit particulate matter to become airborne and establish bail amounts and grant the ability to issue citations for certain violations of the ordinance.


20. 46294 Accepting the report entitled, "Ensuring a Vibrant Downtown Retail Destination: A Retail Assessment and Strategy for Downtown Madison", directing staff to begin implementing key recommendations of the report, and repealing resolution RES-15-00206 (Legislative File # 36697)




26. 47998 Amending Section 12.129 and 28.141(13)(g), and creating Section 12.1291 of the Madison General Ordinances to impose restrictions on property owners, motor vehicle owners, and City motor vehicle drivers for motor vehicle idling, amending Section 1.08(3)(a) to establish bail amounts for enforcement, and repealing 12.915(7)(f) and RES-07-00576, the City of Madison Vehicle Idling Management Policy.


33. 47895 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute Amendment #4 to the Professional Services Agreement with Mead and Hunt Inc. for public participation support, the preparation of final construction drawings and specifications, permitting, bidding, and construction administration for additional design and construction administration services for the Water Utility Operations Center located at 110 S. Paterson Street. And amending the adopted 2017 capital budget to provide a net-neutral transfer of $83,000 of revenue bond funding from the Water Utility's Facility Improvements capital program and $267,000 of revenue bond funding from the Water Utility's Pump Station Improvement capital program to provide the necessary $350,000 of additional funding for Amendment #4 and other anticipated costs to the Paterson Street Operations Center Remodel project.


41. 47999 Accepting the Community Development Division staff paper entitled "Building Human Capital: Youth and Adult Employment Initiative" as the basis for developing a Request for Proposals process, and authorizing CDD to undertake that process in 2017 to allocate funds authorized by the Common Council for use beginning in 2018. 


43. 48015 Accepting the Community Development Division staff paper entitled, "Peer Support Initiative 2017" as the basis for developing a Request for Proposals process, and authorizing CDD to undertake that process in 2017 to allocate funds authorized by the Common Council for use beginning in 2017. 


47. 48036 Authorizing the City's Information Technology Director to sign a Facility Use Agreement with WYOU Community Television, Inc. to allow WYOU to utilize the City of Madison production studio.


48. 48039 Creating Madison's Utility Box Art Program and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract between the City of Madison and a vendor selected through a competitive bidding process to provide vinyl art wraps for City-owned utility boxes.


53. 48044 Seeking Common Council approval of funding award to the Madison Public Library Foundation, Inc to support a collaboration between Madison Public Library's Bubbler program and the Madison Arts Commission to create Mural Alley behind Hawthorne Library at the Madison East Shopping Center


Wednesday July 19

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB



3. 48073 IRONMAN WISCONSIN Sunday, September 10th 6:40am - 12:00am Discuss locations, route, setup, closures Triathlon World Triathlon Corporation Ryan Richards Attachments: 9.6-9.11 Ironman app.pdf VI 



1. 48076 CrossFit Games 2017 August 3-6th, 7:30am-9:30pm parking request - 200 block of Carroll & 100 block of W. Wilson Reebok CrossFit, Danny Rodgers & Billy Rodgers Attachments: 8.3-8.6 Crossfit - parking meter app.pdf 


2. 48078 GREAT TASTE OF THE MIDWEST Closure: 300 E Lakeside and Lakeshore Ct No Parking: Olin-Turville Ct., Edgewater Ct., Sayle St., 10 block Van Deusen St Sa, August 12, 6a-6p Annual beer tasting event at Olin Park. Discuss location, set-up, schedule and activities. Thomas P. Jones, Madison Homebrewers & Tasters Guild Attachments: 8.12 Great Taste - street closure - app.pdf


Wednesday July 19

Board of Public Works

4:30p Engineering Training room 1600 Emil St


7. 47509 Adopting the Darbo-Worthington-Starkweather Neighborhood Plan as a Supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan. 

Wednesday July 19

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 201 CCB


6. 47976 Temporary Class B Retailer License Concurrent with Street Use Permit Schenks Corner Society and Tenant Resource Center Event Location: 1900 Atwood Avenue Event Date: August 18 (4pm - 10pm) & 19 (2pm - 10pm) Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Police District: 410 Event: Schenks Corner Block Party


16. 47947 Change of Licensed Premise Fuegos Steak & Tapas LLC • dba Fuegos Steak Tapas Vegan Current Capacity: 136 • Proposed Capacity: 202 904 Williamson Street • Agent: Sandra Wegner Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 75% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Moving outdoor seating around & zoned for more parking. 


17. 47950 Change of Licensed Premise Table Wine LLC • dba Table Wine Current Capacity: 13 • Proposed Capacity: 14 2045 Atwood Avenue • Agent: Molly Moran Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 99% alcohol, 1% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410 Add small cafe seating area outside


29. 47827 Public Hearing - New License Arts & Literature Laboratory, Inc. • dba Arts + Literature Laboratory 2021 Winnebago Street • Agent: Jolynne Roorda Estimated Capacity: 200 Class B Beer • 100% alcohol, 0% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410


Jolynne Roorda provided this information:  Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) is a nonprofit contemporary art center that has been open for the past year and a half. Our core programs are monthly art exhibitions in three galleries, the monthly Watershed Reading Series, write-ins, craft talks and other professional development programs for writers and artists, performances, a lending library of small press publications, and various arts outreach programs like Bike the Art and CSArt Madison. ALL is a community arts organization that primarily serves emerging local and regional artists. Most of our programming is free or low-cost. You can see some of our current and past programs at, as well as a press page if you're interested in reading about some of our work. 

We have applied for a beer license so that we can serve and sometimes sell beer at some of our events. It will involve low quantities and limited time periods (specific events only, generally between 7-10:30pm). We're an arts organization first and foremost. Having a beer license would be for the benefit of arts patrons who like to have a beer during an evening out enjoying the arts, and it would provide a small amount of additional income to help support our programs.?


30. 47845 Public Hearing - New License Farnsworth Technologies LLC • dba Bodega 2334 Atwood Avenue • Agent: Joshua M. Swentzel Class A Beer, Class A Liquor Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 601?


The applicant also received a cigarette/tobacco license in June.


37. 47928 Public Hearing - New License Four Pond LLC • dba MintMark 1929 Winnebago Street • Agent: Chad Vogel • Estimated Capacity: 46 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 45% alcohol, 55% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410


Wednesday July 19

City-County Liaison Committee

6p room 351 CCB


1. 46757 Dane County Resolution - 111 - Calling for the Renaming of the City-County Building as the President Barack Obama City-County Building for the City of Madison and Dane County Attachments: Dane County 2017 RES - 111.pdf 


2. 47713 Calling for the renaming of the City-County Building as the President Barack Obama City-County Building for the City of Madison and Dane County. 


There was some community push back about the city and county initiatives to name the CCB after President Obama because it includes the Dane County Jail where a disproportionate number of African Americans are incarcerated. County Sup Sheila Stubbs introduced Res 151 to do a community survey. Alder Baldeh who serves on the committee and was the lead sponsor for the city resolution, legistar 47713, will likely ask for the city version to be placed on file and wait for community input before taking further action.


3. 47600 Dane County Resolution - 151 - Public Engagement Process to inform approach to honor President Obama Attachments: Dane County 2017 RES - 151.pdf


17 A resolution currently being considered by the Dane County Board suggests naming the City 

18 County Building for Obama. The Madison Common Council is considering the same topic. 

19 Dane County residents rightly take pride in President Obama's accomplishments and they 

20 deserve the opportunity to weigh in on the best way to honor him locally. 


22 In order to gauge public sentiment, an online survey, hosted by POLCO, is now available asking 

23 residents whether they favor naming the City County Building for President Obama. The survey 

24 further allows residents to indicate whether any of the following should be named for President 

25 Obama: 1) a government building, 2) a public park, 3) a public school, 4) a public street or 

26 highway, 5) a topographical feature (such as a lake), or 6) other. 


Here is a link to the survey:


Thursday July 20

Plan Commission

5p room GR 27 CCB (enter on S Carroll St)



44190 Planning Division staff update on Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Madison Review comments on the Draft Generalized Future Land Use Map

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