City of

District 6

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 March 9, 2020

March 7, 2020 11:39 PM

Highlights: This week has a lot of important meetings. The tourist rooming house ordinance changes will be at Plan Commission Monday.  If you have been following the future of the Monona Golf course then you will want to attend Tuesday's public input meeting sponsored by the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks at 6p at the Goodman Maintenance Facility. There will be informational presentations Wednesday at Urban Design Commission about the proposed Moxie Hotel at 825 E Wash and a proposed new mixed use development at 414 E Wash (D2) with demolitions of six buildings. Also Wednesday a public hearing about proposed Metro route changes including route 3 and proposed closings of bus stops in D6. The Public Safety Review Committee is starting to do some heavy policy lifting on Wednesday. And to top off the array of meetings on Wednesday is a joint meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners and the Madison Public Library Board to discuss the very exciting proposed Imagination Center at Reindahl Park.


East side dog park meeting. Parks staff are holding a public meeting 6p on March 19th at Olbrich Botanical Gardens to review potential east side dog park options with area residents and park users. OB Sherry Park and Eastmorland Park are the locations under consideration, with the potential for one of the two sites to become Madison's next off-leash dog exercise area.


Coronavirus. In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is recommending all travelers from places with level 3 travel health notices for COVID-19 follow a limited self-quarantine for 14 days. Level 3 travel health notice means a country has widespread, ongoing transmission of COVID-19. Currently those countries include China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains the list of countries with travel health notices on their website .


Limited self-quarantine includes:

Staying home

Not using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis

Postponing travel and appointments

Taking your temperature twice a day

Watching for symptoms like fever, cough, and difficulty breathing


See the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' website  (Self-Quarantine and Self-Monitoring Guidance section) for more details on how to self-quarantine.  


The rapid spread of coronavirus has resulted in a run on commercial hand sanitizers - empty shelves at local stores and exorbitant prices online. The shortage has spurred people to begin making their own hand sanitizer, using recipes from TwitterRedditPinterest and countless blogs. Using soap and water and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is the most effective way  to clean your hands.


Monday March 9, 2020

Finance Committee

4:30p room 215 MMB


5. 59650 City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane's Accelerate Sustainability Workshops, Green Team Roundtables, and Sustain Dane Membership.


6. 59296 Amending the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget and authorizing the Chief of Police to accept up to $10,000 for two years in overtime funds from the Wisconsin Department of Justice to allocate additional resources to the Dane County Narcotics Task Force for conducting methamphetamine investigations.


8. 59645 SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $50,000 from private donation to create Madison's LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program ("RMCAPP") authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract between the City of Madison and a vendor to install decorative rainbow markings at specific pedestrian and roadway locations.


The proposed resolution seeks to create the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program. As proposed, this pilot program will be fully funded by private donations budgeted. The pilot program will include two locations: four crossings on the Capital City Bike Path near Monona Terrace and the crosswalks at the Top of State Street. It is anticipated the cost of these crossings will be $40,000 $50,000. The crossings are anticipated to last five to eight years.

Alder comments: I saw a street crossing painted as a rainbow last year in Boy's Town in Chicago, so cool! I talked with other alders and we are doing a pilot.


10. 59833 Amending the 2020 Planning Division Budget to accept a grant of up to $10,000 from the National League of Cities Rapid Response Grant Program for 2020 Census "Get Out The Count" (GOTC) activities to reach historically undercounted communities.


11. 59798 Accepting the Community Development Division's (CDD) policy paper for older adult services and directing CDD to conduct a Request for Proposals process, and formulate funding allocation recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council, around older adult services for use of funds beginning on January 1, 2021.


12. 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


Per the terms of the agreement, Milwaukee will reimburse the City for equipment and salary and benefit costs of all Madison Police Department (MPD) officers providing law enforcement services and will provide lodging, transportation and meals for MPD staff. MPD estimates that the reimbursable costs will range between $975,000 and $1,000,000. Milwaukee will not reimburse the City for any administrative costs. MPD estimates these costs, largely related to scheduling and payroll processing, will be $7,000 to $10,000. The Department will make an effort to absorb the unreimbursed expenses within their 2020 operating budget.


13. 59712 Accepting the financial management and planning practices audit conducted for the Madison Water Utility Madison Water Utility Audit report


Executive Summary: Madison Water Utility (MWU) and Madison City Finance (MCF) engaged Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. and Wegner CPAs to conduct a financial management and planning practices audit. The motivation for the audit came from the cash shortfall that the water utility experienced at the end of 2017. This cash shortfall happened for several reasons, including increased capital expenditures, timing of large operations and maintenance projects, and decreases in consumption without rate increases that matched spending. One of the immediate consequences of this shortfall was a shift to negative outlook on the rating of the City's debt, which was recently restored to stable due to progress made on MWU's financial stability.


Those we interviewed within both MWU and MCF [Madison City Finance] believe that the water utility is improving its financial health thanks to new measures it has undertaken, along with the aid it has received from MCF. The measures taken to forestall another cash shortfall include actions such as hiring a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In the wake of the shortfall, MCF has provided oversight of the water utility to monitor the utility's financial health. The monitoring should continue to ensure the utility keeps moving in the right direction. The high level of debt the utility has incurred will not be reduced quickly, so the utility will need to sustain its efforts over the years to come.


14. 59551 Amending the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget and authorizing the Chief of Police to accept additional donations from Capital K-9 and Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol for Canine and Mounted costs related to the acquisition of three (3) new police K9 dogs and one (1) new police Mounted horse in 2020.


Monday March 9

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


  1. 59575 Adopting the Historic Preservation Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan, directing staff to implement the recommendations contained in the plan, and dissolving the Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee.


Detailed objectives and strategies were developed to achieve the six goals and prioritized by the HPPAC, with the following identified as the 14 highest priority strategies (in no particular order)


•             Place plaques at existing buildings and places, lost buildings, and cultural sites to identify significant historical events and locations.

•             Develop tourism marketing and branding materials that highlight historic attractions in the city.

•                     Coordinate an urban design program to visually promote City-owned historic buildings and places.

•                     Determine which types of buildings and places are underrepresented in the current historic resources inventory.

•                     Develop a "Top 10 Historic Buildings and Places to Preserve" exhibit or program.

•                     Develop a database of properties that are eligible for historic tax credits.

•                     Encourage adaptive reuse as an affordable housing option.

•                     Develop a document that outlines the development proposal review process and criteria for historic properties to educate staff, departments, committees, and the public.

•                     Prepare illustrated design guidelines for buildings and places within historic districts, including those outside period of significance.

•                     Consider properties with existing National Register of Historic Places designation and those identified through future survey work for local designation.

•                     Utilize a variety of tools, both digital and in-person, to gather and post information about Madison's history, diversity, and culture.

•                     Reach out to local underrepresented groups to gather additional information about buildings, places, or events that should be part of Madison's story.

•                     Utilize social media to announce events and engage the public on historic preservation practices, events, policies, and projects.

•                     Create interactive websites, online articles, exhibits, and tours on the benefits of preservation


2. 58780 944 Williamson Street, 6th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a conditional use in the Traditional Shopping Street (TSS) District for an accessory vehicle access sales and service window for a financial institution to allow an existing multi-tenant commercial building to be converted into a credit union with a vehicle access sales and service window.


Staff comments: The existing one-story multi-tenant commercial building is 5,302 square feet and was originally built in 1987. The building currently has four storefronts, but, if approved, Heartland Credit Union will renovate the building and occupy all interior spaces. An existing non-conforming drive-through window exists on the southwest side of the building, accessed via a drive that goes around the perimeter of the building and exits onto Williamson Street. The applicant intends to occupy the entire building and build two drive through lanes within the footprint of the existing building. The most westerly tenant spaces will be converted to an under-building drive-through. The habitable area of the building would be reduced to 3,590 square feet, plus 350 square feet of storage and utility space.


4. 59133 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00419 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 935 West Johnson Street, 8th Aldermanic District, from TR-U2 Traditional Residential - Urban District 2) District to CI (Campus Institutional) District. And, 5. 59810 935 W Johnson Street, 8th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish a single-family residence to accommodate a future University of Wisconsin-Madison academic building.


Staff comments: The University of Wisconsin–Madison is requesting to rezone an approximately 3,400 square-foot parcel located at the southeastern corner of W Johnson and N Brooks streets to CI and to amend various pages of their approved CI zoning district campus master plan to incorporate the recently acquired property. The subject site is developed with a two-story single-family residence, which the University also requests approval to demolish.


Following demolition, the subject site will remain undeveloped until an academic building planned for the block is developed in the future. A detached garage located across the southern property line shared with an adjacent four-unit apartment building located at 219 N Brooks Street is proposed to remain following demolition of the subject residence.


The building to be razed was constructed in 1854 and includes 1,384 square feet of floor area according to City records. The residence incudes four bedrooms and two bathrooms on a full first floor and partial second floor. Photos of the interior and exterior of the residence are included in the application materials. The letter of intent indicates that the residence has been vacant since 2016 prior to the University's acquisition in 2019. ...The Landmarks Commission informally reviewed the proposed demolition at its February 17, 2020 meeting. During their discussion, it was noted by members and staff that the house looked intact, and that even an addition to the house subsequent to 1854 was "pretty old." Given the age of the house alone, the Landmarks Commission voted to recommend to the Plan Commission that the building at 935 W Johnson Street has historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, but the building itself is not historically, architecturally, or culturally significant, which passed by voice vote/other.


Given the condition of the residence, which appears to be in below average to poor condition based on the photos provided, and the likelihood that the block on which the residence sits is likely to be redeveloped with other than residential uses at some point in the future, staff believes that the standards may be met to allow its demolition. However, given the age of the structure and its longstanding place in the City's landscape, staff would support a reasonable delay in the issuance of raze permits to allow the structure to be marketed for relocation to another site. In other such cases, a 60-day delay has been imposed to allow parties an opportunity to explore relocation before permit issuance so that the historic resource might be preserved at another location. In the event that the home cannot be related within a reasonable period of time, staff recommends that it be photo-documented for posterity.


Alder comments: I hope the building can relocated. The pictures provided in the application are not a condition report.  If this Civil War house is demo'ed without finding a new home, it will be the second c1850 house the Plan Commission agreed to raze in the last few weeks. I find that distressing.


11. 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.


Alder comments: The Public Hearing was recessed on February 10, 2020. If you spoke at that meeting, you can't speak again since it's the same public hearing. Lots of comments received have been attached to the legislative file (ID 58895).


Drafter's Analysis: 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. The ordinance shall be effective April 15, 2020.


City Attorney memo (February 10, 2020): Since the enactment of the original TRH zoning regulations, staff has encountered challenges identifying TRH operators, confirming that TRH operators use the TRH as their primary residence, and ensuring that TRH operators occupy the TRH at the time of rental for all but 30 or less rentals. As a result, Madison has experienced some of the issues faced by other cities, including properties being purchased or leased for the sole purpose of renting as a TRH. Meanwhile, because there are three regulatory pieces to TRH operation in Madison (Health, Treasurer, and Zoning) there is no single agency residents and operators can look to for purposes of TRH questions, concerns, or administration.


As the City's handling of TRHs has evolved, so too has the State's. For example, in 2017, the state enacted Wis. Stat. § 66.01014 to preempt, with a few exceptions, cities from regulating TRHs renting for individual stays of more than six (6) but fewer than twentynine (29) consecutive days. This legislation was primarily targeted at vacation areas where the majority of rentals are for a full seven (7) day week. Since the state law does not require that a TRH used for stays of more than six (6) days be the operator's primary residence, the City cannot impose that same requirement for such rentals. Within this type of rental, though, cities can still require such operators to obtain a TRH permit. A city may also limit the number of seven (7) day plus stay rentals to no more than 180 days in any consecutive 365-day period. Further, cities may identify that the 180 days must run consecutively.


In addition to enacting Wis. Stat. § 66.01014, the State also recently enacted a law, effective on January 1, 2020, requiring all lodging marketplaces to collect and remit room tax from TRH operators to municipalities. City staff continues to monitor how the various lodging marketplaces will comply with this new law. Meanwhile, the City continues to collect room tax pursuant to a Voluntary Collection Agreement with Airbnb and from individual hosts who use rental platforms other than Airbnb.


The purpose of this new TRH law is to address some of the challenges staff has faced in enforcing the original regulations while incorporating the new state laws. It does so in the following key ways, the order of which is based largely on how they are presented in the ordinance.


1. Creates a permitting ordinance in Section 9.29, MGO, administered by the Zoning Department. Under this permitting process, TRH operators will be required to confirm compliance with all relevant regulations before receiving an initial or renewal permit. A failure to comply with all regulations could result in revocation of the permit. Under the ordinance, which would take effect on April 15, 2020, all hosts must be permitted by July 1, 2020.

2. Clarifies the TRH definition to state that a TRH is contained in a single dwelling unit. This change will prevent operators from attempting to use multiple dwelling units in a single building or portion thereof as a single TRH. 

3. Creates a definition for primary residence to assist in the administration and enforcement of the primary residence regulation that has been a regulation since 2013.

4. Reaffirms that only the owner of the property may operate a TRH, except that a renter may do so if explicitly provided for in the lease.

5. Creates a new regulation stating that if the dwelling unit proposed to be used as a TRH is part of a condominium association, then the owner or lessee may only operate as a TRH if explicitly allowed by the condominium association.

6. Adopts the strictest regulations allowed under state law for rentals of more than six (6) but less than twenty-nine (29) days. Under the proposed law, such operators must still get a TRH permit and are limited to a total of 180 days, which must run consecutively in a 365-day period. This means that such TRH operation can operate for no more than 180 days of any 365-day calendar year.

7. Reaffirms that for stays of one (1) to six (6) days the TRH must be the operator's primary residence.

8. Reaffirms that if an operator occupies the TRH at the time of rental there is no limit to the number of days it can be rented.

9. Reaffirms that if an operator does not occupy the TRH at the time of rental, then they may only rent the TRH for 30 or less days per permitting year.

10. Creates a new regulation that states if an operator is going to rent to multiple unassociated parties at the same time, then the operator must occupy the TRH at the time of rental. The purpose of this new regulation is to address situation where a TRH operator rents to different parties at the same time and then is not present at the property to facilitate the stay.

11. Creates an easier to apply occupancy limit by stating that it is the lesser of two times the number of legal bedrooms in the dwelling unit or twelve (12), rather than referring to the maximum occupancy rules in the underlying zoning district. Children under the age of 12 do not count toward the maximum tourist occupancy.

12. Creates a new requirement that all advertisements for the TRH, including those contained on the website of a Lodging Marketplace, must contain a clearly displayed valid TRH permit number. Failure to comply with this regulation may result in zoning enforcement and revocation of the TRH permit.


Tuesday March 10

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee

5:30p room 153 MMB


1. 56516 Additional Public Engagement

2. 56918 Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance -"Parking Lot" Issues (as time allows) -Visible from the Street -Spectrum of Standards for Review -Expedited Tax Credit Review Process

3. 54448 Discussion of Next Steps and Schedule


Tuesday March 10


Public Input Meeting

6p - 8p Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway


Wednesday March 11


10a room 108 CCB


Here are some harbingers of Spring and Summer. Click on the link for more events


2. 59832 ISTHMUS PADDLE & PORTAGE Sat., June 20, 2020 / 5am - 11am route: James Madison - Capitol Square - Law Park see attached for route details Annual canoe race Discuss location, schedule and route Katie Zamzow / Isthmus Publishing Co.


4. 59859 FIFTY YEARS OF EARTH DAY Sat. April 25, 2020 / 9:30am-2:30pm No Closure: The Forum (30 on the Square) Earth Day performance Discuss schedule, activities, setup Russell Bennett


5. 59897 RIDE THE DRIVE Sunday, May 17, 2020, 8:30am - 4:00pm John Nolen Dr. - see attached map for complete route Request for parking at Law Park for handicap parking only Annual family friendly Bike Event. Discuss route, schedule and activities Madison Parks / Tracey Hartley


Wednesday March 11


4p room 206 MMB


1. 57166 STAFF UPDATE ON CITY 2020 CENSUS ACTIVITIES a. Census Jobs Publicity b. Internet Access Sites Map c. Community Partners Update d. Timeline e. Events f. National League of Cities Census Grant


2. 58601 COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE CENSUS OUTREACH DISCUSSION a. CCC member updates on outreach to community groups, business groups, and other organizations b. Strategies/coordination on further 2020 Census outreach c. April CCC Meeting Date; May Meeting Needed?


Wednesday March 1

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 153 MMB


2. 59849 Report of the Facade Grant Staff Team - 1402 Williamson Street. 6th Ald. Dist.


5. 59005 849 E. Washington Avenue - Outdoor Patio within the Required Setback Area in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: Andrew Hysell Applicant: Steve Shulfer, Sketchworks Architecture

Place on File


8. 58980 414 E. Washington Avenue - New 8-10-Story Mixed-Use Building Containing 4,000 Square Feet of Commercial Space, 152 Dwelling Units and Underground Parking in UDD No. 4. 2nd Ald. Dist. Owner: John Leja, LZ Management Applicant: Randy Bruce, Knothe & Bruce Architects, LLC

Informational Presentation


Staff comments: The applicant proposes to construct an 8-10 story mixed use building over lower level parking on a site in Urban Design District No. 4. The development team will be requesting (2) bonus stories above the allowed 8 stories in the Downtown Plan. The new development will include 152 apartments and 4,000 s.f. of commercial space with two levels of underground parking stalls.

The UDC is an approving body on this request. The site is located in Urban Design District 4 ("UDD 4"), which requires that the Urban Design Commission review the proposed project using the design standards and guidelines for that district in MGO Section 33.24(11). The UDC is an advisory body to the Plan Commission regarding the "bonus stories."

Staff recommends that UDC review and comment based on the specific Guidelines and Standards of UDD 4, UMX district guidelines, Madison's Downtown Plan, and Downtown Urban Design Guidelines.

Per MGO Ch28.183 – a conditional use application requesting bonus stories must meet the following criteria. When applying the above standards to an application for height in excess of that allowed by Section 28.071(2)(a) Downtown Height Map for a development located within the Additional Height Areas identified in Section 28.071(2)(b), the Plan Commission shall consider the recommendations in adopted plans, and no application for excess height shall be granted by the Plan Commission unless it finds that all of the following conditions are present:

a. The excess height is compatible with the existing or planned (if the recommendations in the Downtown Plan call for changes) character of the surrounding area, including but not limited to the scale, mass, rhythm, and setbacks of buildings and relationships to street frontages and public spaces.

b. The excess height allows for a demonstrated higher quality building than could be achieved without the additional stories.

c. The scale, massing and design of new buildings complement and positively contribute to the setting of any landmark buildings within or adjacent to the projects and create a pleasing visual relationship with them.

d. For projects proposed in priority viewsheds and other views and vistas identified on the Views and Vistas Map in the City of Madison Downtown Plan, there are no negative impacts on the viewshed as demonstrated by viewshed studies prepared by the applicant.  


10. 59850 825 E. Washington Avenue - New 8-Story, 81,232 Square Foot Hotel with 151 Guest Rooms in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: 825 E. Washington, LLC Applicant: Josh Wilcox, GBA Architecture/Design

Informational Presentation on The Moxie


Wednesday March 11

Transportation Commission

5p room 215 MMB


E.2. 59645 SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $50,000 from private donation to create Madison's LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program ("RMCAPP") authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract between the City of Madison and a vendor to install decorative rainbow markings at specific pedestrian and roadway locations.


E.3. 59698 Supporting an application to WisDOT for Federal funding under the 2020-2024 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

This application includes four (4) proposed bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects, and based on input from the Transportation Commission, these projects have been prioritized on the application in the following order: 

1.                     Autumn Ridge Path - shared use path between Stein Ave. and STH 30 (east of Stoughton Rd. and west of Swanton Rd.)

2.                     Tancho Dr. Path - shared use path between Tancho Dr. and STH 151, where there is an existing path and underpass of the highway

3.                     West Towne Path - extension of shared use path between Commerce Dr. and S. Junction Rd.

4.                     W. Main St. bike boulevard improvements and E. Main St. and S. Blount St. bicycle and pedestrian improvements.


E.4. 59858 Approving Personal Delivery Device (PDD) routes recommended by the City Traffic Engineer


G.1. 6:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING: to hear public comment on Metro Transit's proposed annual service changes for 8/2020 including on-time performance of Route 3

59839 Public Hearing on Metro Transit's proposed annual service changes for 8/2020 including on-time performance of Route 3. The link will take you to public comments and maps/descriptions of the service pack proposed changes


Routes 3, 7 & 37 – Reroute eastbound buses from Atwood Ave. to Eastwood Dr. Staff propose moving eastbound buses to Eastwood Dr. for quicker, more direct service. • New stop will be added at the pedestrian crossing on Eastwood at Russell St. • Reduces travel time by 2 minutes. • All trips travel via Winnebago, to Eastwood. Spaight, Rutledge and Division streets will continue to be served by Route 38 during peak periods only.


Consolidation of stops on Jenifer, Atwood & Walter Consolidating stops will greatly reduce travel times and missed transfers. All proposed stop locations abide by Metro's adopted bus stop spacing guideline of ¼ mile between stops.


Proposed bus stop changes: Milwaukee St. Even out bus stop spacing on Milwaukee St. between E. Washington and Fair Oaks. • Close bus stops on Milwaukee at: Farwell, Waubesa, Oak, the railroad crossing and eastbound at Fair Oaks. • Open new stops on Milwaukee at: Corry and the Starkweather Creek Path.


Proposed bus stop changes: Spaight, Rutledge and Oakridge Improve on-time performance and even out bus stop spacing. • Close bus stops on: westbound Spaight at Baldwin, northbound Rogers at Spaight, Rutledge at Russell, and Oakridge at Dunning. • Open new stops on: westbound Rutledge at Rogers.


Wednesday March 11

Public Safety Review Committee

5p room 204 MMB


1.59878 Madison Police Department Attrition Presentation UNFINISHED BUSINESS/DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEM


2. 59242 Accepting the Final Report of the President's Work Group to Develop City-wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies. 49217.pdf 1/16/20 Final Report of President's Work Group to Develop City-Wide Surveillance.pdf Attachments:


3. 59300 Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments


4. 59771 Discussion / Possible Action: Regarding summary of the Martin v. Boise case and potential implications for the City of Madison.


5. 59597 Draft report discussion from the February 3, 2020 PSRC meeting  Review of Mission per President's Workgroup on Police and Community Relations


6. 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


9. 59845 Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.


The proposed resolution establishes a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee to revisit the issue of whether MPD should establish a body-worn camera program. The review committee will be staffed by a Common Council Office legislative analyst. It is anticipated that any costs associated with the committee's work can be absorbed with existing resources.


The motion to accept the final report of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee included a recommendation by the Common Council Executive Committee to implement MPD Ad Hoc committee recommendation #177, which recommends that the Common Council appoint a new committee to undertake a study of looking into the issues raised in OIR recommendations #135, #136, #137, #138, and #139 regarding the feasibility of implementing a body-worn camera program by the Madison Police Department, and recommends that the new committee revisit the findings of the 2015 Community Policing and Body Camera Ad Hoc Committee in the context of the discussion provided in MPD Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation #177 and OIR recommendations #135-139.

10. 59848 Requesting that the Madison Police Department create a summary document of MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations.


The Madison Police Department will create a summary document that will consist of a matrix of information on the implementation status, responsible agencies, whether there is a fiscal impact, and relative priority level (high, medium, low) of each of the 177 Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee recommendations and this summary document will be submitted to the Common Council for acceptance on May 5, 2020.


Wednesday March 11

Board of Park Commissioners

6p Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Ave


7 59893 March 2020 Superintendent's Report


Future Commission Items • IPM Taskforce – The IPM taskforce has started active work again after a brief pause to realign the group. Staff will present on the current status as a part of a land management update in April/May. • Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks – The Task Force has been working diligently towards their goal of completing a report and recommendations by May 1st. The public engagement portion of the work is ongoing includes public meetings, a survey, and focus groups. Staff anticipates this timeline to be met and the Commission to review the recommendations in May and/or June. • Staff is working with both Brittingham Boats and the Madison Mallards to extend their current agreements to ensure continuity for the future.


Recreation Services • Ride the Drive is officially scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020. Preparations and planning are underway! Reserve your volunteer spot today online. 80+ volunteers are needed to support the event.


Park Rangers • We are currently completing hiring for summer Rangers and will begin training the first week in April. We are happy to be entering the summer season without a vacancy in permanent staff for the first year since 2016. Off-leash dog contacts have been a major focus through our relatively mild winter and will continue to be a priority as we move into spring.


Aquatics • Hiring is in the works to replace what was a great 2019 Aquatics team and we hope to have those positions filled by mid-March. Swimming lessons are available online and have been filling up pretty early this year. Preparations are underway for the 2020 All City Dive meet which is scheduled to the hosted at the Goodman Pool.


Park and Street Use Events • The Street Use Racial Equity Social Justice Initiative (RESJI) team continues work on the First Amendment policy for the City. Staff are in the process of drafting a "Park Events" ordinance and a permit enforcement policy for community events, and we continue to update and "tweak" the Community Event website and the on-line application (Accela) for Street Use permit applications.


East Side Dog Park Public Meeting • Parks staff are holding a public meeting on March 19th to review potential east side dog park options with area residents and park users. OB Sherry Park and Eastmorland Park are the locations under consideration, with the potential for one of the two sites to become Madison's next off-leash dog exercise area.


Basketball Courts • Parks will be undertaking the replacement of basketball courts at Flad, Greentree, Portland, Sherman Village, Sunset, Walnut Grove, and Yahara Place parks in 2020. These courts are all rated a 3 out of 10 or less for condition. This generally means the asphalt has reached a point where it is no longer playable.


Wednesday March 11



6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3300 Atwood Ave


4 59811 Report on Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Imagination Center at Reindahl Park scoping study


In 2016, Madison Public Library completed a plan for library service on Madison's eastside called Communities Inspiring Libraries: A Strategic Plan for Eastside Growth. The plan guides the Library's growth and makes significant recommendations about the Library's future. Communities Inspiring Libraries' central recommendation is the construction of a new public library, Madison's tenth, at Reindahl Park. While assembling the plan, Madison Public Library discovered that northeast Madison is in need of expanded library service as well as other civic services and public amenities. The Library identified Reindahl Park as the place to address these services gaps, and the concept of the Imagination Center was created.


The Reindahl Park region has a higher percentage of children than the city of Madison as a whole. Approximately 8.0% of northeast Madison residents are children under the age of five, compared to 6.4% living on the eastside, and 5.2% living in the city at large. Even more telling is the amount of children between the ages of five and 18 years old. Close to 25% of the population is under 18 years old, compared to around 20% of east side residents and only 17% of Madison residents. This suggests that in addition to many young children, there are quite a few tweens and teens living near the park. While there is an older adult presence, the percentage of seniors (age 65+) is slightly lower than the eastside and Madison, comprising about 10% of the population. In addition to skewing younger, the population living near Reindahl Park is more ethnically diverse than that of Madison generally. More immigrants in particular live in the neighborhoods surrounding Reindahl Park. Around 13% of area residents were not born in the U.S., which is notably higher than the percentage of immigrants living on the eastside (8.7%) and living in Madison (11.7%). The vast majority of immigrants residing in the area were born in Latin America, Asia, or Africa. As a result, there are more limited English speaking households than other areas of Madison's eastside; however, the number of households that speak little English is similar to Madison overall. The racial makeup of the area is also more diverse than typical in Madison given the high proportion of immigrants. The region has a larger percentage of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian residents than the rest of the city. An estimated 8.0% of area residents identify as African-American, compared with 6.5% of Madison residents. Similarly, Asian-Americans comprise 9.4% of the population in northeast Madison, which is higher than the rate of 8.8% in the city of Madison. Adding to the area's diversity, there is also a significantly higher Latinx population. Approximately 9% of area residents are of Hispanic origin compared to 7% of residents on the eastside and the city of Madison.


Furthermore, the [planning process] identified five critical roles the Library must prioritize when planning new facilities and services for Madison's eastside. SOCIAL FORUM Madison Public Library is a social hub for the community and should work to become a more intentionally inclusive space for social interaction. CIVIC INNOVATOR Madison Public Library should encourage participation in public life and provide a space for civic engagement and connection. HOLISTIC HEALTH ADVOCATE Madison Public Library should promote access to health care opportunities and should prioritize health literacy. CULTURAL PLATFORM Madison Public Library should provide a platform for expression, education, and celebration. The library must increase culturally diverse and relevant educational and recreational opportunities. ECONOMIC ENGINE Madison Public Library should provide resources and tools to enhance workforce development and otherwise support library visitors.


Thursday March 12


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1. 57423 Discussion Item: EOC's role relating to impacting policy changes and community training


2. 59242 Accepting the Final Report of the President's Work Group to Develop City-wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies.


3. 59300 Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments


4. 59845 Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure


5. 53601 Housing Issues in Madison: What can the EOC do and who can they partner with to address the continuing problems? Update on Inter-Agency Housing Team

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