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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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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
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Alder Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 11:18 PM

Highlights: I am focusing on Tuesday's agenda items. The Council will be meeting remotely for the first time using Zoom which has the capacity to allow public comment. The agenda links will have specific instructions for how to watch or participate. At CCEC, the council will convene as a Committee of the Whole to allow more free-form discussion about the role of the Council during this public health emergency. The Council meeting has several important issues to contend with:  declaring a state of emergency and determining what extraordinary powers the Mayor needs to act, resolution to reject the Final F-35 EIS because there is no significant change to the disproportionate impacts identified in the draft EIS, updating the tourist rooming house ordinance, and an appeal of the Plan Commission decision to reject the proposed use of 3630 Milwaukee St as an accessory parking lot to serve the proposed Amazon warehouse facility at 3650 Milwaukee St.


Please consider virtually attending the CCEC or Common Council meeting Tuesday night. At the last meeting, the Council decided to temporarily limit the number of city committee meetings, based primarily on IT staff capacity.


Take care.

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p virtual


5. 59845 Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. Sponsors: Shiva Bidar and Marsha A. Rummel


On 1/21/2020, the Common Council accepted the final report of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. The motion to accept the final report of the MPD 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. CCEC further recommended 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. The Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee will be formed in order to revisit the issue of whether MPD should establish a body-worn camera program through review of MPD Ad Hoc Committee recommendation #177 and provide recommendations to the Common Council regarding whether MPD should establish a body-worn camera program, and if so, provide recommendations on how it would be implemented, by the first meeting of the Common Council in January 2021. The committee will have members from the Public Safety Review Committee, the Equal Opportunities Commission, the co-chairs from the previous 

Body Camera Ad Hoc Committee, and members from the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.


6. 59848 Requesting that the Madison Police Department create a summary document of MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations. Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble, Marsha A. Rummel and Christian A. Albouras


7. 59242 Accepting the Final Report of the President's Work Group to Develop City-wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies. Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Paul E. Skidmore, Sheri Carter and Samba Baldeh 49217.


Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution accepts recommendations from the President's Work Group to Development Citywide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Practices. The report includes five recommendations outlined on page two of the report. In general, these recommendations call for Common Council approval to purchase new surveillance equipment. The recommendations also call for an Annual Surveillance Technology Report from City agencies detailing how surveillance technology is being used, shared, and protected, along with any complaints received and how those complaints were mitigated.

Currently, installation and maintenance of the City's camera system is managed by IT and Traffic Engineering. Three positions within IT spend a portion of their time (approximately 5-10% per position) managing the IT infrastructure for the current camera program. There are no positions in the City fully allocated to managing the camera network. The 2020 Operating Budget includes $25,000 in IT's purchased service budget for maintenance costs associated with the existing system. The 2020 Capital Improvement Plan anticipates $150,000 in 2021 to replace the IT infrastructure for the existing camera system (program-Enterprise Business Solutions). Following the upgrade, it is anticipated the annual maintenance cost will increase. Traffic Engineering spends approximately $55,000-$60,000 annually on the installation and maintenance of the actual cameras. Based on the recommendations contained in the report, impacted City agencies may require additional staff for implementation. Any new positions may be considered as part of future budget deliberations.


8. 59300 Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Samba Baldeh and Sheri Carter 3/11/20 Public Safety Review Committee rereferred to April (no meeting scheduled) Equal Opportunities Committee (no meeting scheduled) Digital Technology Committee (no meeting scheduled)


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance requires all Departments to provide notification to the Mayor and Common Council before obtaining or using new surveillance technology.  The ordinance requires all Departments to provide an annual report on its use of surveillance technology to the Common Council and public.  The ordinance creates several exceptions for the approval process outlined within the ordinance, including when there is an emergency or when the surveillance technology involves information that must remain confidential.  This ordinance establishes several definitions including surveillance data and surveillance technology. 


9. 59433 Briefing by Mayor Rhodes-Conway on COVID-19 Response


10. 60105 Discussion: Role of Council and Communication during COVID 19 Emergency



Tuesday March 31

Common Council

6:30p virtual



9. 58895 THIRD 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. Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Shiva Bidar, Patrick W. Heck and Marsha A. Rummel


10. 59493 Appeal of Plan Commission action concerning 3630 Milwaukee Street, Legistar File 58787.

Agenda Note: 2/3 vote of the Common Council is needed to override Plan Commission decision on 1/27/20 (Legislative File No. 59493)


17. 60076 Allowing the Madison City Council to ratify all actions taken by the Mayor and City Attorneys related to elections law and allow the Mayor to exercise her sound judgment to make future decisions and to authorize the City Attorney to take further actions in litigation as may be necessary to fulfill the City's obligations to protect the voting rights of Madison's citizens. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway Proclamation of Emergency - 32320.pdf Emergency Proclamation Memo from Mayor 32320.pdf Attachments: Legislative History 3/23/20 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS


18. 60077 Declaring that a state of emergency is hereby in existence for the City of Madison pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 323.11 and Madison General Ordinances Section 3.19. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway Proclamation of Emergency - 32320 Emergency Proclamation Memo from Mayor 32320


53. 59138 SUBSTITUTE. Repealing Section 33.11 and amending Section 33.31 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Committee on the Environment


57. 59926 Amending the Police Department's operating budget, and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant award from the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice in the amount of $15,642 and a Dane County Narcotics Task Force subaward of $20,000 for overtime to address violence


67. 59962 The proposed resolution authorizes the reallocation of up to $110,738, of funds awarded to the City of Madison by the U.S. Department of Justice under an "Our Neighborhood - A Safe and Beautiful Place" grant, to seven community agency contracts to support the goals of the grant to provide youth mentoring, safe passages and support to families programming on Madison's South West side.


69. 59969 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business and a Backyard solar installations, through 2022.


71. 60021 Supporting Madison Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration for articulated buses and bus priority measures.


75. 59645 SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $40,000 $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.


77. 60043 Responding to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown.


WHEREAS, on September 17, 2019 the Madison Common Council adopted RES-19-00588, "Responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown"; and,


WHEREAS, in that resolution, the Madison Common Council requested that "the Air National Guard (ANG) reconsiders the selection of Truax Field as a preferred location until and unless the findings of the EIS are shown to misrepresent the significant environmental impacts to those living, working, and visiting the north and east sides of Madison"; and,


WHEREAS, the Final EIS released on February 18, 2020, confirms the significant environmental impacts identified in the Draft EIS, including substantially reduced quality and quantity of current affordable housing stock, decreased value of the property tax base, reduced opportunities for Transit-Oriented Development, ongoing soil, ground and surface water PFAS contamination violations by the ANG, significant adverse health effects that disproportionately affect children, residents who are low income and people of color; and,


WHEREAS, these impacts are contrary to the City of Madison's values of equity, sustainability, health and adaptability as codified in our Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2018, the City's Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative, and undermine multiple long-term goals of City policy makers,


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that based on the significant adverse impacts identified in the Final EIS to multiple neighborhoods in and around the north and east sides of Madison, the Madison Common Council opposes the selection of Truax Field in Madison, WI as a preferred location for the 5th Operational Beddown and requests that the Secretary of the US Air Force not move forward with a beddown of F-35A jets at Truax Field, and to remove Truax Field from future consideration; and,


BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Clerk forwards this resolution to the Secretary of the Air Force, US Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, Congressman Mark Pocan, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Wisconsin Senators Miller, Risser, Erpenbach, Wisconsin Assembly Representatives Sargent, Taylor, Hesselbein, Anderson, Subeck, Stubbs and Hebl, the Dane County Board & County Executive Parisi, and Dane County Airport Commission & Director.


78. 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

RECONSIDERATION of Legislative File No. 59710 requested by Ald. Paul Skidmore, District 9





88-106: The emergency waivers, extensions, temporary suspensions. Relates to item #18 above.


88. 60085 Authorizing the suspension of CDA late lease payment fees.

89. 60086 Waiving late fees and penalties associated with licenses and permits issued by the Madison City Clerk's office, including late fees for alcohol beverage renewal applications

90. 60087 Authorizing the suspension of late fees for parking violations.

91. 60090 Extending the licensure expiration date to August 31, 2020 of all City licenses issued pursuant to MGO Sec. 9.02

92. 60107 Authorizing the execution of real Estate documents for the occupancy of buildings for the purpose of quarantine.

93. 60108 Extending time periods for conveyance permits issued under Madison General Ordinance Section 40.08(3).

94. 60109 Authorizing Public Health to reduce fees for numerous licensed establishments to the 2019 rate, and authorizing waiving late fees and offer renewal fee deferment where permitted

95. 60111 Extending time periods for work permits for fire protection systems

96. 60112 Authorize the Office of Business Resources the discretion to refund banner permit fees under Madison General Ordinance Section 31.075(2)(a)

97. 60113 Allow for refund of certain Street Use Permits granted or issued, and waive deadline for street use permit decision-making under Madison General Ordinance Section 10.056

98. 60114 Authorizes Departments to accept an appropriate donations to the City for response to the COVID-19 emergency without prior approval, subject to Council ratification

99. 60115 Permitting Director Of Planning, with Alder input, to approve an extension of conditional use and demolition approvals for an additional 12 months under Madison General Ordinance Sections 28.183(9) & 28.185(9)(b)

100. 60116 Establishing procedures to negotiate and execute emergency leases, contracts and contract amendments during the emergency situation

101. 60117 Waive all Street Vending License fees under MGO 9.13 for the 2020-2021 vending season, except Camp Randall High Density Vending and UW Game Day Vending licenses, and authorize refunds for fees already paid for the 2020-2021 vending season.

102. 60120 Authorizing the Director of the Department of Civil Rights to suspend application of any rule in the Rules of the Equal Opportunities Commission

103. 60121 Temporarily suspend the enforcement of Madison General Ordinance Section 33.56(5) to allow the Director of Transportation, Transit Manager, Traffic Engineer, and Parking Manager to take actions related to transportation issues identified in Madison General Ordinance Section 33.56(5)(a)-(c)

104. 60122 Suspend the requirement that developers hold a pre-application presentation with the Urban Design Commission pursuant to Madison General Ordinance Section 28.098(5)(a)2.

105. 60123 Waive the sixty(60) day requirement in Madison General Ordinance Section 31.043(1) that mandates the Urban Design Commission make a final decision on an appeal from the Zoning Administrator under the sign code, and authorize the Secretary of the Urban Design Commission to refer or defer sign code matters that must be reviewed by the Urban Design Commission under Madison General Ordinance Sections 31and 33.24, until a meeting of the Urban Design Commission can be scheduled pursuant to Madison General Ordinance Section 33.01(10) (c).

106. 60124 Waiving the requirement to conduct an annual RFP for the Emerging Opportunities Program under MGO 3.12(11)(c) for 2020 and reallocating the 2020 EOP funding to other contracts or programs.


107. 60125 BY TITLE ONLY - Defining the Common Council's Policy-Making and Oversight Responsibilities During Officially Declared Emergencies. Sponsors: Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble and Marsha A. Rummel Legislative History 3/26/20 Council Office Referred for Introduction Common Council Executive Committee


108. 60126 Authorizing departments to transfer to other departments up to $50,000 from the operating budget and up to $250,000 from the capital budget in response to the COVID-19 emergency Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway


116. 59665 Adopting the recommendations of the Transportation Policy and Planning Board for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Downtown Routing and West Side Routing and incorporating the recommendations into the BRT east-west corridor Locally-Preferred Alternative (LPA), and recommending that LPA enter into project development and the next phases of planning, preliminary engineering, design and environmental evaluation

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