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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 November 12, 2018

November 10, 2018 11:07 PM

Highlights: The election last week was a roller coaster of emotions, a nail biter that brought disappointment and joy.  There were some amazing firsts: the most women elected to Congress at 123, two Native American women (Kansas and New Mexico) and two Muslim women (one Palestinian-American, one Somali-American) elected to Congress. The first ever African-Americans were elected to Congress from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Two Latinx women elected to Congress from Texas for the first time. The youngest person ever elected to Congress (28). The first openly gay Governor elected in Colorado.  A big jump in turnout of 18-29 year old voters across the country. On the local level, Tenney-Lapham's Ward 45 had more than 100% turnout due to all the new voters! While the legislative balance of power did not change in our state, the election of Tony Evers to Governor will create opportunities to change the leadership and direction of state agencies and revamp budget priorities. Many of you worked hard to make sure every voter voted! As a result, we have a new governor, the first African American Lt Governor Mandela Barnes, Josh Kaul is the new attorney general and Tammy Baldwin was re-elected to the US Senate. We have a ways to go before our elected officials represent the diversity of our country but last Tuesday was the first sign of the demographic changes coming to the US. I welcome it.

On Monday, meet Vata Edari, to learn about her application for a liquor license for CocoVaa Chocolatier. The Council will spend Tuesday night and maybe Wednesday discussing the 2019 Capital and Operating budget.

I hope to see you Saturday at the Mayor's Neighborhood Conference, details below.

Monday November 12, 2018

Transportation Policy and Planning Board

5p room 354 CCB


F.1. BRT Update David Trowbridge

F.2. 53745 Winter Bike and bike lane usage characteristics


Monday November 12

Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee

5:30p room 1 Warner Park Community Center 1625 Northport


5. Owners Status Report

6. 53702 Analysis of Report Using the Racial Equity and Social Justice Tool

7. 53703 Approval of the Oscar Mayer Area Strategic Assessment Report

8. 53704 Advisory Recommendation on the Draft Resolution Adopting the Report

9. 53705 Advisory Recommendation on the Special Area Plan Request for Proposals Outline


Monday November 12

CocoVaa Chocolatier Information Session

6p 1915 E Washington, Suite 100


Syovata Edari proposes to open CocoVaa Chocolatier in The Marling.  Ms. Edari has applied for a Class B Combination Liquor and Beer License and a Class C Wine License.  Alcohol would not be the primary business of the chocolate shop, but it would be available for purchase and consumption on site.  You're invited to join Ms. Edari and me when she holds the required information session on Monday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m. at CocoVaa, 1915 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 100, to learn more about her plans.


Tuesday November 13

Common Council

5:30p room 201 CCB


Special Meeting - 2019 Capital & Operating Budgets 


NOTE: This meeting may be recessed and reconvened on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 354 of the City-County Building The Common Council will address the Capital and Operating Budgets on Tuesday, November 13, with testimony and deliberations. The Common Council may continue addressing the Capital and/or Operating Budget on Tuesday, November 14. Speaking Limits - Public Hearing: 5 minutes - Capital Budget 5 minutes - Operating Budget.  Other Items: 3 minutes


1.53530 Authorizing an Amendment to the Executed Development Agreement between the City of Madison and Beitler Real Estate Services LLC and Directing Further Actions as a Component of the Judge Doyle Development Project.  Note: Reconsideration requested by Ald. Steve King. Two alders were absent at the last meeting and the vote failed to get 11 votes.




2. 53746 Accepting $100,000 per year for four years from Urban Land Interests (ULI) and Findorff, beginning in 2020 to help the City move forward with employment initiatives in anticipation of generating more small, minority and women-owned


Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution accepts funding from Urban Land Interests and Findorff to support City initiatives surrounding small minority and women-owned businesses. These funds will be given to the City annually over the course of four years and handled as a General Fund appropriation. Specific expenditures funded by this revenue will be included in the 2020 budget (along with subsequent budgets).


3. 52870 2019 Executive Capital Budget


4. 53172 2019 Executive Operating Budget


I am proposing a capital budget amendment (#8) for $24,000 to add four cameras to the Cap City Bike Trail between Livingston and Thornton. At my request, the MPD community policing team has recommended locations based on a recent assessment at night.


Wednesday November 14

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB


2. 53750 Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative analysis of Street Use permit process – update


If you attended one of the several public information meetings about street use events earlier this year,  attached to this item is a consolidated list of feedback received.


Wednesday November 14

Common Council

5:30p room 354 CCB


Special Meeting - 2019 Capital & Operating Budget (Only If Needed)


*NOTE: If the Dane County Board adopts their budget on Monday, November 12, this meeting will be moved to Room 201 of the City-County Building.


There will be NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY at this meeting if public hearings were closed at the Tuesday, November 13, 2018 meeting. Please refer to the 11/13/18 Common Council Agenda for items continued to this budget meeting if recessed to reconvene.


Wednesday November 14

Nelson Institute Community Environmental Forum on Impacts of Climate Change

6:30p room 260 MMB


The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is holding a forum on The New Normal: What does climate change mean for Madison?


Join the Nelson Institute, community leaders and climate experts for a forum on climate change, where attendees will explore the impact climate change is having on the Madison area and what is being done to mitigate the causes. From the shorter periods of ice cover on the lakes to the flooding that has taken place in recent years, participants will discuss the challenges climate change has presented as well as what adaptations are needed to increase resiliency in these changing times. Participants will also learn more about renewable energy initiatives, vulnerability assessments and other ways that the city and county are preparing Madison and its residents for the future.


Panel Speakers: · Dan Vimont, Director, Center for Climatic Research (speaker &moderator) · Jon Meiman, Chief Medical Officer/State Environmental and Occupational Disease Epidemiologist (DHS) · Keith Reopelle, Director for Dane County's Office of Energy and Climate Change · Jeanne Hoffman, Facilities and Sustainability Manager, City of Madison


For more information on this meeting, please contact Alison Coulson, Forum Coordinator at (608) 263- 9289 or


Saturday November 17

Mayor's Neighborhood Conference

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center


Please join me at the annual Mayor's Neighborhood Conference  It's an opportunity to represent your neighborhood, meet neighborhood activists from around the city, get to know city staff and city alders, and discuss issues relevant to our city. Our local democracy is as strong as the people who show up.

Registration is $10 for the day. Lunch, Snacks, and Reception included. Fee waivers are provided to individuals who are residents of the City of Madison. If you want to come, but the cost is prohibitive, check the box on the registration form to waive the fee.


There will be childcare onsite and language interpretation (ASL, Hmong, and Spanish). Other languages upon request.

 Conference at a Glance

Check-in counter opens at 8:00 a.m. You will receive a conference packet upon arrival: updated details on the conference and other valuable information will be tucked inside.

 8-9am | Registration, Networking, Exhibits

9-9:30am | Mayor's Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 -10am|Summer Flooding 2018 – Community Impacts

10:15-12| Workshops and Neighborhood Conversations

12-1:15pm | Keynote, Lunch, Awards, & Networking

1:30-3:15pm | Workshops and Neighborhood Conversations

3:15-4:30pm | Tour of the NEWLY RENOVATED Madison Municipal Building and Reception

EXTRA EXTRA| Walk to the Top of State Street for the Lighting of State Street @ 6:08pm


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