Alder Marsha A. Rummel
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 March 2, 2020
Highlights: The future of the Committee on the Environment is at COE Monday. The City County Homeless Issues Committee gets a briefing and discusses the policy implications for the city of a recent Supreme Court ruling Monday. Join me for the second neighborhood meeting with Gorman & Co on Nexus at Union Corners. The meeting will be held in the community room of the new Generations building at 7p. At Tuesday's Council meeting, the ALRC recommends that Canopy's Class B combo and 21+ Entertainment license be denied. Also at Council is the ordinance changes to allow dogs on leashes in most parks and land use approvals for the Madison Public Market. Both a long time in the making. See the end of the update for an upcoming public information meeting March 19 about proposals for two potential new east side dog parks.
Metro public hearings on route changes March 11. Comments can be submitted at mymetrobus.com/feedback. Written comments can also be sent to: Metro Transit Public Hearing Comments, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 201, Madison WI 53703. Please share your comments with me as well. There are significant changes that may affect you so please take a look. Complete list of proposed route changes
This route chronically misses connections at transfer points, which causes large numbers of passengers to miss transfers and be late throughout the day. With a goal of reducing late buses to transfer points by 50%, a number of changes are being proposed to speed up the route including:
- Westbound service shift from MLK Jr. Blvd. to King St.
- Eastbound service shift from Winnebago St./Atwood Ave. to Eastwood Dr.
- "Via Division" segment eliminated - all trips operate "via Winnebago"
- Consolidated stops on Jenifer St., Atwood Ave., and Walter St.
Additional routes affected:
- Route 4: Westbound service shift from MLK Jr. Blvd. to King St.
- Route 7: Eastbound service shift from Winnebago/Atwood to Eastwood
- Route 37: Eastbound service shift from Atwood to Eastwood.
Select stops are proposed to close, shift or change on Odana, Mills, Regent, Gorham, Johnson, Hamilton, Milwaukee, Spaight, Rogers, Rutledge, and Oakridge.
Voting. With the Presidential Primary only six weeks away, the City of Madison Clerk's Office asks voters to help make sure their friends and family are prepared to vote with an acceptable voter ID.
Wisconsin law specifies the forms of identification that can be used for voting purposes:
- Wisconsin driver license – may be expired as long at the expiration date is after 11/06/2018
- Citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend Wisconsin driver license, issued within 60 days of the election
- Unexpired ID issued by the Veterans Health Administration
- Unexpired ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college--must contain issuance date, student signature, and expiration date within 2 years of issuance, along with proof of current enrollment.
- ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin, regardless of expiration date
- Unexpired ID receipt issued by the Wisconsin DOT through the ID Petition Process
- Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID receipt
- Certificate of naturalization issued within last 2 years
- Military ID card - may be expired as long as the expiration date is after 11/06/2018
- U.S. passport - may be expired as long as the expiration date is after 11/06/2018
- Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card - may be expired as long as the expiration date is after 11/06/2018
The ID does not need to show a voter's current address. Whether the voter's address is up-to-date with the DMV is not relevant to proving identity at the polls.
The ID does not need to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. If a Wisconsin driver license/ID has a "not for federal purposes" notation, it is not referring to federal elections.
Monday March 2, 2020
Committee on the Environment
4:30 room 103A CCB
1 59138 Repealing Section 33.11, amending Sections 33.23(2) and 33.31 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Committee on the Environment. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway and Grant Foster
I have posted about this proposal each time it appears on a Committee agenda. One of the recommendations from that Task Force on Government Structure was to reduce the number of city boards committees and commissions.
TFOGS Report: "[...T]he Task Force believes the City's current BCC structure better represents some districts than others, unfairly favors people with the time, resources, and knowledge to influence government decisions, and facilitates a system where some BCCs act with considerably more power and resources than others. Accordingly, the Task Force recommends that the Council create an organizational chart of all BCCs, an Office of Resident Engagement and Neighborhood Services and an Administrative Support Team to support the BCC structure, and organize the BCCs around lead committees. The Task Force necessarily believes this will require the Council to eliminate or combine current BCCs that are redundant or no longer necessary and to implement new procedures, policies, and resources to make it easier for residents to provide input to them."
I support a process to review the BCC structure and then make recommendations about changes to specific committees. But I don't support eliminating the COE at this time.
2. 57098 Small Engine Tool Emissions and Lawn Tool Exchange Program
Monday March 2
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
5p room 215 MMB
E. 59777 MPO Transit Development Plan and TPPB Involvement (10 minutes, Bill Schaefer)
F. 59778 Proposed Bike Registration Changes (10 minutes Renee Callaway)
G. 59779 Complete Streets RFP (10 minutes, Renee Callaway)
Monday March 2
CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE
6p room 204 MMB
1. 59787 Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding Review of 2019 City of Madison and Dane County Affordable Housing Development Fund RFPs
Monday March 2
CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE
PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
6:30p room 206 MMB
C. PRESENTATIONS 59788 Summary of the Martin v. Boise case and potential implications for the City of Madison - City of Madison Attorney's Office
D. ACTION ITEMS 59789 Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Summary of the Martin v. Boise case and potential implications for the City of Madison
From the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty press release: (December 16, 2019, Washington, DC) – This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by the city of Boise to review the case Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise). This leaves in place earlier rulings by the 9th Circuit that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public property in the absence of adequate alternatives. People experiencing unsheltered homelessness--at least in the 9th Circuit--can sleep more safely without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets.
The Supreme Court's decision, issued without comment, means the April 2019 ruling is binding in the 9th Circuit, covering nine states including most of the western states, and carries national influence. The ruling also means that homeless individuals who have received criminal citations under Boise's policy can now proceed with their constitutional claims against the City.
...This case is part of a nationwide movement against the criminalization of homelessness, spearheaded by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and more than 1,000 groups and individuals who have endorsed the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign. Supreme Court Lets Martin V. Boise Stand: Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives
Monday March 2
Nexus at Union Corners neighborhood meeting
7p at Generations at Union Corners - 2531 Winnebago Street
(Community room in yellow brick building. Enter from the plaza side.)
You're invited to a second neighborhood meeting to discuss Gorman & Co.'s plans for Nexus, the final phase of development at Union Corners, located at the corner of E. Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street. Nexus is a proposed five-story, mixed-use building consisting of approximately 105 market-rate apartments (one-, two-, and three-bedroom) facing E. Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street over approximately 15,400 square feet of retail facing E. Washington Avenue. There would be 111 surface parking stalls, as well as 80 underground stalls for residents. Gorman's proposal would require Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) approval from the Plan Commission and final approval from the Common Council.
Tuesday March 3
COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
4:30p room 153 MMB
5. 58874 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (1/7/20)
- Task Force on the Structure of City Government Report
- Portfolios / Deputy Mayors
- Hiring Processes: Madison Metro Manager & Monona Terrace Director
6. 57712 Accepting the report from the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Marsha A. Rummel, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Rebecca Kemble and Sally Rohrer Attachments: 10/18/19 Final Report MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee
Public Safety Review Committee recommended adoption with a recommendation on 11/20/19: Form a committee to oversee the implementation of recommendations contained in the report. Equal Opportunities Commission recommended adoption with recommendations on 12/12/19: 1. Supported recommendation that an interim oversight committee be formed; 2. Recommend that a EOC member be a member of the interim oversight committee
Tuesday March 3
6:30p room 201 CCB
1.59447 Commending Marsha A Hacker, Program Assistant, with the City Engineering Division, upon her retirement after 40 years of dedicated service to the City of Madison.
2. 58773 Public Hearing - New License Bakahri • dba Canopy 924 Williamson St • Agent: Austin Carl • Estimated Capacity: 296 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 55% alcohol, 25% food, 20% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 2/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING
5. 59409 Public Hearing - New License Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant LLC • dba Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant 117 S Butler St • Agent: Felipe Francisco Juan Estimated Capacity (in/out): 104/10 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 30% alcohol, 70% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406 2/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
The conditions are: 1. Alcohol sales shall cease by 10pm, daily. 2. Patio must close by 10pm, daily. 3. No outdoor amplification permitted. 4. No live entertainment permitted. 5. Food must be available at all times. 6. Must meet the definition of a restaurant as defined by Madison General Ordinance 38.02, at all times
6. 59410 Public Hearing - New License Veg Table LLC • dba Green Owl Cafe 1970 Atwood Ave • Agent: Erick Fruehling Estimated Capacity (in/out): 49/16 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 6.7% alcohol, 93.3% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410 2/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - PUBLIC HEARING
13. 59306 Creating Section 28.022 - 00420 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend a Planned Development District at property located at 216 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Aldermanic District, to approve an Amended General Development Plan, and creating Section 28.022 - 00421 to amend a Planned Development District to approve a Specific Implementation Plan.
2/24/20 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Ald. Rummel, the Plan Commission found that the standards were met and recommended approval of the amended planned development (ID 59306) and approved the conditional use alteration (ID 58805) subject to the comments and conditions contained in the Plan Commission materials and following condition: - On a motion by Sundquist, seconded by Ald. Lemmer, that the applicant work with staff to explore improving the bird strike performance of the proposed building. The motion to add the condition passed by voice vote/ other. The main motion to recommend approval with the additional condition passed by voice vote/ other.
14. 59387 Creating Sections 28.022 - 00426 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 202 North First Street, 12th Aldermanic District, from TE (Traditional Employment) and CN (Conservancy) Districts to PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan), and creating and 28.022 - 00427of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of same from PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan)District and PD(SIP) Planned Development (Specific Implementation Plan) District.
19. 59043 21+ Entertainment License Bakahri • dba Canopy • Capacity: 296 924 Williamson St • Agent: Austin Carl Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 55% alcohol, 25% food, 20% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 LICENT-2019-01252 App.pdf Bakahri revised security plan.pdf 2/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - REPORT OF OFFICER
29. 59294 Creating Sec. 8.195 and amending Sections 8.19, 23.32 and 1.08 of the Madison General Ordinances to create Dog Recreation Areas and to reorganize and recreate a unified ordinance relating to dogs on City property and dog recreation areas.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance will reorganize and recreate the City's patchwork of ordinances that address on- and off-leash dog use of City property, consistent with the Board of Park Commissioners October 2, 2019 approval of the Statement of Policy and Guidelines for On-leash Dog Access to the Madison Park System (Legistar File No. 57578), which document was prepared following extensive public input and discussion.
Current ordinances (Sections 8.19 and 23.32) prohibit dogs generally from City parks and any City-occupied buildings, while also allowing for 26 specific on-leash dog parks and 9 specific off-leash dog parks. As part of this ordinance, dogs will generally continue to be prohibited from City buildings, but City agencies will now be able to designate whether any other City property under their control (such as City golf courses, Forest Hill Cemetery, the Public Market, Monona Terrace, etc.) should be dog-free, and under what conditions.
In addition, under the ordinance change, all City parks and greenways (stormwater properties) will now, except where specifically designated as dog-free, allow for leashed dogs. Greenways are already treated like park open space by many, so creating a mechanism to regulate the use of these open spaces, and treating them like parks for the purposes of this ordinance, is appropriate. The current off-leash dog park list will remain, but temporary dog recreation areas will be allowed as well-which will give the City some flexibility in testing and establishing other areas where regulated use by dogs may be appropriate. Finally, the definition of "service dog" is being updated to align with the current usage under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of note, the main effect of these combined changes are that all parks will now allow leashed dogs except where otherwise specified, which is different than the existing status where dogs are banned unless allowed.
74. 58656 SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the Final Report of the Task Force on the Structure of City Government and Making Referrals to City Committees and Departments for Determination of Next Steps. Sponsors: Keith Furman, Rebecca Kemble, Paul E. Skidmore and Syed Abbas TFOGS Report
75. 59152 Informational Report - City of Madison Workplace Climate Survey Report, prepared by the Multicultural Affairs Committee and Women's Initiatives Committee.
76. 59513 Amending the deadline for the President's Work Group on Administrative Procedure Memoranda and revising the charge to the Group. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel and Shiva Bidar
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
87. 59710 Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Milwaukee to provide law enforcement services during the 2020 Democratic National Convention for a 10 day term, beginning July 10, 2020 through July 20, 2020
88. 59712 Accepting the financial management and planning practices audit conducted for the Madison Water Utility
95. 59745 Adopting the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan as a Supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer and Marsha A. Rummel https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8095927&GUID=0C8C0CF7-0191-4BB2-8B8A-EAF2A981979E
100. 59694 Public Hearing - New License Feast Modern Cuisine • dba Feast 904 Williamson St • Agent: Qiyu Wang • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 100/20 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 10% alcohol, 90% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
101. 59695 Public Hearing - New License The Tinsmith LLC • dba The Tinsmith 828 E Main St • Agent: Jessica Wartenweiler • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 470/30 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 0% food, 60% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
Wednesday March 4
BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
5p The Atrium Community Rooms; Villager Mall 2300 S. Park St
6a 58895 SECOND SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 9.29, amending Section 28.151, amending and creating portions of Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an annual permit for tourist rooming houses, to amend the supplemental zoning regulations applicable to tourist rooming houses, amend the definition of Tourist Rooming House and Bedroom, and create a definition for Primary Residence.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance creates a new requirement that individuals operating a tourist rooming house (TRH) obtain an annual TRH permit from the City. In the years since the City permitted tourist rooming houses the tourist rooming house agency has expanded and changed. With this expansion, staff has experienced challenges enforcing TRH regulations, including specifically the requirement that TRH operators obtain a public health license, pay room tax, and comply with applicable zoning regulations. Moreover, prospective TRH operators have expressed confusion over what regulations apply and who is responsible for enforcing them. By creating an annual permit requirement, this ordinance centralizes TRH requirements in one ordinance. Moreover, it requires TRH operators to submit documentation confirming compliance with applicable regulations and requires TRH operators to update this information on an annual basis. Under the ordinance, failing to do either of these things can result in permit denial or revocation. Further, this ordinance specifically provides for TRH inspections so that the Zoning Department can ensure that a TRH is being operated in a manner that is consistent with the documentation the operator has provided. In the event that the operator violates any of the requirements in this permitting ordinance, the ordinance contains a process for revoking the TRH operator's TRH permit.
This ordinance also makes several changes to existing TRH supplemental regulations contained in Sec. 28.151, of the Zoning Code. These amendments are necessary because as the TRH industry in Madison has expanded, it has become increasingly difficult for staff to enforce certain key provisions of the TRH regulations. For example, two critical provisions of the current TRH ordinance are that 1) the TRH must be the operator's primary residence, and 2) a TRH operator may only rent the TRH for 30 days per calendar year if they are not present at the time of the rental. The combined purpose of these two provisions is to ensure that the TRH operator is on premises the majority of the time a dwelling unit is being rented as a TRH and to prevent investors from purchasing properties for the sole purpose of renting out the entire unit as a TRH. However, increasingly, staff is encountering situations where TRH operators either do not understand or purposely mislead staff with regard to whether a specific dwelling unit being used as a TRH is their primary residence. Other TRH operators have either failed to keep a guest registry or have been reluctant to share the required guest registry, making it difficult or impossible for staff to determine if TRH operators are exceeding the 30 days of rental days per year when the TRH operator may be absent from premises. Finally, other TRH operators appear to be purchasing or leasing properties in Madison for the sole purpose of renting it as TRH.
Staff believes that the combination of the permitting ordinance and changes to existing zoning ordinances will lead to more effective enforcement of TRH regulations.
A substitute ordinance was created to delay the effective date of the ordinance until April 15, 2020 and to set a compliance date of July 1, 2020 for the permitting process. This will allow staff and operators time to administer and comply with the permit requirements contained in Sec. 9.29. This substitute also requires condominium owners who propose to use a condominium as a TRH to get permission from their condominium association before doing so. In this way, the ordinance treats condominium associations similarly to renters, who are required to provide proof that their lease allows them to use their apartment as a TRH. In addition to these two changes, this substitute also makes a number of typographical and stylistic changes.
This second substitute ordinance was created to implement changes suggested by the Plan Commission and sponsoring alders, including removing the requirement to identify all guests and provide for the make, model, and license plate number associated with a TRH guest. The substitute also adopts the maximum regulations allowed by state law for individuals operating a TRH for stays of more than 6 but less than 29 days. Finally, this ordinance specifies that a TRH host may not rent to multiple unassociated parties at the same time unless the host is going to occupy the TRH at the time of rental.
Thursday March 5
President's Work Group on Administrative Procedure Memoranda
5:15p room 417 CCB
Agenda will be posted by Tuesday.
Thursday March 5
TASK FORCE ON MUNICIPAL GOLF IN MADISON PARKS
Public Input Meeting
6p – 7:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens Evjue Commons
3330 Atwood Avenue
The City of Madison has a unique opportunity to evaluate both the golf and non-golf uses for its four golf courses through the work of the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks. Madison Parks is hosting two community engagement meetings and offering an online survey to gather public input for the purposes of informing the Task Force. At the community meetings, staff will provide an overview of the purpose and goals of the Task Force, as well as the work completed to-date, including potential course closure scenarios. While the Task Force has agreed that affordable and accessible municipal golf within the City of Madison is important to the community, it is working to determine the proper amount and location of holes to be offered, while at the same time considering other users and uses of the public space. The meetings and online survey provide a forum for both golfers and non-golfers to voice their opinions.
Information gathered at the community engagement meetings and through the online survey will be considered by the Task Force as the team develops recommendations to be completed by May 1, 2020.
The survey is open February 28 - March 31, 2020.
Take ONLINE SURVEY
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Goodman Maintenance Facility
1402 Wingra Creek Parkway, 53715
EAST SIDE DOG PARK MEETING
The City of Madison is seeking public input on the location of a future off-leash dog exercise area on the city's east side. Two potential locations are under consideration, one may be selected:
City staff will present the proposed options and seek input from area residents, park users and dog owners.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Commons Room
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Additional information is available on the Park Projects website. If you are unable to attend and would like to comment on the options, please contact Mike Sturm at (608) 267-4921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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