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 June 15, 2020
The Council has received over 2000 emails demanding the creation of an MPD Independent Civilian Oversight Board and Independent Monitor as recommended in the MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee report (adopted in October 2019).
I am a co-sponsor of the 60764 Second Alternate.
We are in an historic moment for our city and country. Residents are asking that the Madison Common Council make a commitment to racial justice and reallocate city funds away from MPD and towards efforts that will dismantle racial and class inequality with a focus on living wages, access to healthcare, educational opportunity, and stable housing.
I am committed to revisioning how we provide community care, safety and human rights. We must dismantle white supremacy and systems of economic inequality if we are going to achieve racial justice.
Monday June 15, 2020
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
5p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting
4. 60375 Accepting the report titled "Comprehensive Plan - 2020 Progress Update".
5. 60908 DOT Work Plan - Status Update
6. 60909 Using Metro to Transport National Guard
7. 60910 Traffic Calming Subcommittee Update
Tuesday June 16
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting
6. 60764 SECOND ALTERNATE - Creating MPD Independent Civilian Oversight. Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Marsha A. Rummel, Grant Foster, Donna V. Moreland, Patrick W. Heck, Tag Evers, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Christian A. Albouras, Max Prestigiacomo and Syed Abbas
NOTE: CCEC recommendation will need to be made from the floor on 6/16/20. Finance Committee recommended approval on 6/9/20. Additional Note - Public Safety Review Committee discussed and recommended Common Council approve second alternate on 6/10/20
FISCAL NOTE: The proposed resolution creates the MPD Civilian Oversight Board as recommended in the MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee report (adopted in October 2019). Creation of the Civilian Oversight Board will require a companion ordinance. It is anticipated the Board will require ongoing staffing and operating expenses that are undetermined at this time. The 2020 Adopted Operating Budget includes $200,000 for the creation of a Police Auditor position but does not include additional operating costs associated with creating the Civilian Oversight Board.
ALDER NOTES: The cost to create a new agency that houses the Independent Monitor and the Civilian Oversight Board is going to be an issue that needs ongoing community attention. There is money to hire the Independent Auditor this year but the impacts of COVID-19 on the 2021 budget are going to be extraordinary. Alders and advocates will need to think strategically about how to fund administrative staff for a new agency in 2021 and beyond. Originally, the Mayor proposed to locate the Auditor in the Mayor's office but she has heard the concerns that it should not be located in the office of a politician. I understand she will be offering an amendment to move the position to the City Attorney's office. In my opinion, it could be a reasonable option for the short term, but we need to ensure the 2021 budget offers a effective path towards independence.
The Second Alternate is now the preferred version with a majority of alders in support. It provides a process, an alder work group, to revise the ordinance for the Independent Monitor position description, create an ordinance to establish the Civilian Oversight Board as recommended by of the MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee report, with the directive to create the Independent Civilian Oversight Board by October 6, 2020.
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an Alder Workgroup is hereby created charged with working on the logistics and operational details as follows:
1. Creating an ordinance to establish independent civilian oversight of MPD, including provisions for the Civilian Oversight Board and Independent Monitor
2. Identifying budget and other support needed to ensure effective functioning of the Civilian Oversight Board and Independent Monitor, including drafting budget amendments, proposed staff support, training needed
3. Identifying the community organizations who will nominate some of the Civilian Oversight Board members 4. Creating a timeline and process for recruitment of Civilian Oversight Board members and hiring of Independent Monitor
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the members of the Alder Workgroup will be comprised of Ald. Shiva Bidar, Ald. Rebecca Kemble and Ald. Donna Moreland and that said workgroup will finish its work by August 4, 2020."
There are 14 sponsors, including me, only 11 votes are needed to adopt, so hopefully any amendments to change the charge or composition of members that may be proposed by CCEC will be rejected by the Common Council.
Tuesday June 16
6:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting
3. 60646 Appeal of Plan Commission action on Conditional Use request for 2219 Monroe Street, Legistar ID 60001. Edgewood Appeal_05-21-20 Link to Cond Use File_ID 60001 Attachments: Legislative History 5/21/20 Clerk's Office Referred for Introduction Common Council Public Hearing (7/14/20)
10. 60504 Submitting the appointment of Michael R. Haas for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Attorney
16. 60593 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for McPike Park Fence Installation and Site Restoration. (6th AD)
33. 60764 SECOND ALTERNATE - Creating MPD Independent Civilian Oversight
35. 60451 Approving the 2020 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations made by the Staff Review Team
Capitol Neighborhoods Inc. - First Settlement District 1) Submit detailed scope and budget; 2) Water Utility must approve project; 3) Planning Division must review and approve screen - must be able to see into and out of the space. $ 2,000.00 Placemaking at Crowley Station Public Gathering Space - bring neighbors together to create a destination place on the 2nd tier platform over the Madison Water Utility Building at 201 S. Hancock St. Explore adding seating, art and other elements that will enhance this raised community garden space
49. 60695 Temporarily suspending various sections of Madison General Ordinance sections 9.13, 10.055, Chapter 12 and Chapter 28 to allow staff to approve new or expanded restaurant sidewalk cafes and outdoor eating areas on a temporary basis, to facilitate compliance with applicable health orders including those regarding capacity and physical distancing. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway and Michael E. Verveer Streatery Proclamation
A substitute will be introduced from the floor to add taverns, nightclubs, distilleries, and tasting rooms to the program; require city staff to notify alders when applications are received and approvals issued; and require signage explaining the program to be posted on the outdoor premises.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE ORDINANCES
50. 60888 Creating Section 28.129 of the Madison General Ordinances requiring bird-safe vision glass treatment on specified buildings and structures. Sponsors: Keith Furman and Marsha A. Rummel
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Nationwide research has shown that large predominantly glass buildings heighten the risk of bird collisions and deaths, especially within the first sixty feet of a building. This is also true for corner windows, glass railings, sky-bridges, and upper-level landscape elements. Therefore, this ordinance creates Section 28.129 of the Madison General Ordinances (Zoning Code) to require bird-safe vision glass (window) treatment on certain buildings and structures. Specifically, this ordinance applies to buildings or structures greater than 10,000 square feet in size, measured as a sum of the floor area on all above-grade stories. The ordinance then sets out requirements for how much of the vision glass on such buildings must be treated. Further, the ordinance provides examples of the type of bird-safe vision glass treatment that must be used in order to reduce the number of bird strikes on a building. Finally, the ordinance provides that all glass railings, sky-bridges, and upper-level landscape elements must be treated with bird-friendly vision glass.
53. 60903 Creating Section 28.022 - 00446 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 909 Jenifer Street, 6th Aldermanic District, from TR-V1 (Traditional Residential-Varied 1l) District to TR-V2 (Traditional Residential-Varied 2) District. Sponsors: Planning Division Legislative History 6/10/20 Attorney's Office Referred for Introduction Plan Commission; Public Hearings: Plan Commission (7/27/20); Common Council (8/4/20)
64. 60895 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Addendum No. 1 for additional consulting services to the Contract for Professional Services with SmithGroup, Inc. for the Law Park - Preliminary Report project.
65. 60918 Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $3.0 million in GO Borrowing for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit project in the Transportation project in order to comply with FTA funding requirements necessary to enter project development. Being accepted by FTA into Project Development is a prerequisite for FTA's Small Starts project evaluation.
66. 60919 Modifying Res-19-00160 (Legistar 54496) to extend the end date of the Complete Count Committee from 7/31/20 to 10/31/20
67. 60920 Authorizing the City to retain special outside counsel on a non-competitive basis to assist the Office of the City Attorney in representing the City's interests related to environmental risks at the Oscar Mayer site.
69. 60922 Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Zachary Henak, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney and Paul E. Skidmore Legislative History 6/10/20 Mayor's Office Referred for Introduction Transportation Policy & Planning Board (7/6/20), Transportation Commission (6/24/20), Board of Public Works (6/17/20), Common Council (7/14/20)
70. 60924 Approving the Proposed Vision Zero 2020 Project List Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Zachary Henak, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney and Paul E. Skidmore Attachments: 2020 Vision Zero Project List.pdf Legislative History 6/10/20 Traffic Engineering Division Referred for Introduction Transportation Commission (6/24/20), Common Council (7/14/20) Vision 2020 Project List
71. 60944 BY TITLE ONLY - Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program
Wednesday June 17
Board of Public Works
4:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting
7. 60922 Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Zachary Henak, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney and Paul E. Skidmore Lead is Transportation Policy & Planning Board (7/6) with additional referrals of Transportation Commission (6/24), and the Board of Public Works. REPORT BY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Wednesday June 17
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
5p remote meeting - call - 1.855.947.8255 passcode - 7333439#
5.a. 60983 Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-13 Authorization to Accept Funds from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
PHMDC proposes accepting the following:
- $242,965 for Public Health Emergency Preparedness to support activities that align with any prioritized COVID-19 activities in the following capability domains: Incident Management for Early Crisis Response, Jurisdictional Recovery, Information Management, Countermeasures and Mitigation, Surge Management, and Biosurveillance.
- $30,000 for CARES COVID19 Preparedness Pandemic Planning to update PHMDC Preparedness Pandemic Plans for COVID-19 to match Wisconsin's statewide "Box it In" Strategy.
- $665,300 for CARES COVID19 Local Testing Coordination to coordinate adequate testing and provide access to testing for all members of the community who need a test, in alignment with state testing strategy.
- $4,476,675 for CARES COVID19 Contact Tracing to support contact tracing (and subsequent isolation and quarantine) as an essential follow-up to testing.
- $102,300 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity to conduct surveillance to detect transmission that may be occurring in the community beyond travel and contact-related cases.
Wednesday June 17
Economic Development Commission
5p remote meeting – call - (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free) webinar ID: 963 1482 8065
2. 60987 Discussion with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway regarding City response and recovery related to COVID-19 pandemic and recent Downtown events.
3. 60944 BY TITLE ONLY - Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program
4. 60990 Equitable Economic Response and Recovery 1) City efforts underway 2) Economy and Culture Recovery Team 3) Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy implementation 4) Open discussion regarding Economic Development Committee and Economic Development Division related goals and work
Wednesday June 17
Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting
Change of Licensed Premise
33. 60509 Change of Licensed Premise Musonics LLC • dba Cafe Coda Current Capacity (in/out): 99/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/8 1224 Williamson St • Agent: Hanah Jon Taylor Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 60% alcohol, 40% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Request to extend premises for outside seating during seven hours of an operating day from June 1 through October 31.
38. 60751 Change of Licensed Premise Garver Events LLC • dba Garver Events Current Capacity (in/out): 530/280 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 530/280 3241 Garver Green • Agent: Bryant Moroder Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602 Request to temporarily expand outdoor service area through October 31, 2020.
44. 60979 Change of Licensed Premise - Streatery Extension Next Door Brewing LLC • dba Next Door Brewing Current Capacity (in/out): 99/16 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/48 2439 Atwood Ave • Agent: Aric Dieter Class C Wine • 45% alcohol, 54% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 601 Request to temporarily increase outdoor premises to 48.
54. 60709 Public Hearing - New License MadSweetPea LLC • dba Taco Local 811 Williamson St • Agent: David Rodriguez • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 50/50 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 75% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
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