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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
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 20, 2020

July 19, 2020 11:44 PM

Highlights: The city's share of COVID relief funds from the federal government known as Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) is being allocated this week. It will be discussed first at Finance on Monday, then finalized at the Council meeting Tuesday. The city is distributing grants to assist immigrants, for eviction prevention, to provide homeless services including street outreach and shelter services, and to conduct safe elections. Dane County has received the bulk of federal CARES funds approximately $95M ($10M for eviction prevention, $10M for small business programs, $3M for childcare money and more). But the city funding is a drop in the bucket considering what the community is facing.

 

At Tuesday's Council meeting is a resolution Declaring that the City of Madison as Essential and in support of fair, direct Federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies.

The resolution calls on Congress to allocate fair and direct federal support to all of America's communities, regardless of population size. It states that this funding must be flexible and address not only the additional expenses incurred by communities to respond to the pandemic emergency, but also the dramatic budgetary shortfalls resulting from pauses in commerce, tourism, other economic engines. It will be sent to Senator Tammy Baldwin and Rep Mark Pocan. The Mayor has also sent statements to state and federal leaders seeking assistance.

 

We need a massive infusion of federal money to address the public health and economic fallout for the pandemic in order to avert more disaster and devastation.  $11 billion in aid to Wisconsin state and local government is included in the House relief package, but has been held up for months in the U.S Senate. The state moratorium on utility shut-offs ends on July 25 and could leave some households without electricity, air conditioning, and internet. The shutoff will affect individuals and families with the least resources and will add to the risk of spreading COVID-19 as people seek out public places to cool down. In addition, the $600 addition to federal unemployment compensation that has helped people pay their rent and other bills ends on July 31. The state moratorium on evictions has already expired and the federal moratorium on evictions for federally subsidized housing units will end July 24. The federal moratorium on mortgage foreclosures ends August 31.

 

Also at Tuesday's Council meeting will be the final vote to terminate the contract with the school district to provide officers to four of the city's high schools. I am a sponsor of the resolution. MPD has provided an update and response on the status of the 177 recommendations in the OIR/Ad Hoc Committee Reports OIR.  The Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan is before the Council for adoption. There are outstanding questions about environmental contamination of the Oscar Mayer site and nearby properties. Environmental contamination concerns taint Oscar Mayer redevelopment plan The ordinance to require bird-safe vision glass treatments on new structures of a certain size is also up for adoption. For introduction only is an ordinance to prohibit Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints.

 

On Wednesday, the Police and Fire Commission receives testimony from several community groups about hiring the next police chief. The PFC invites written comments from the community regarding what the Board should be looking for in the next Chief of Police. Written comments may be submitted electronically to PoliceChiefSearch@cityofmadison.com. The Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details For MPD Independent Civilian Oversight meets Thursday but the agenda has not been posted yet.

 

 

Monday July 20, 2020

Finance Committee

4:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to financecommittee@cityofmadison.com

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=726498&GUID=43766632-BA0A-4AAB-9854-B015D2A4A735

 

 

14. 61292 Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist immigrant communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19

 

Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution authorizes the disbursement of three grants of $50,000, one of which going to each the African Center for Community Development Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, on behalf of Latino Consortium for Action. These three grants are funded by reallocating the $150,000 authorized in the City's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget for the Emerging Opportunity Program (EOP). The grant funds are to be used to provide direct assistance to immigrant families and individuals to help cope with the consequences of COVID-19. No additional City appropriation is required. On April 21, 2020 the Common Council adopted RES-20-00313, Legistar File #60124, waiving the requirement, in 2020, under MGO 3.12 (11) (c) to conduct an annual Request for Proposals process for the Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP). Instead, the Council authorized the Director of the Community Development Division to reallocate Emerging Opportunity Program funding to other programs or activities to assist in the City's response and recovery efforts associated with COVID-19. Adopted RES-20-00313 requires any reallocation of EOP funds to be reviewed by the Community Services Committee (CSC) and/or the Finance Committee and approved by the Common Council. 

 

15. 61293 Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept the ESG-CV grant award of $1,887,265 from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with specific Dane County CoC agencies to provide services using the ESG-CV funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds and commensurate expenditures.

 

Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. - Up to $2,000 for street outreach services targeting youth experiencing homelessness

 Porchlight, Inc. - Up to $37,000 to cover case management services costs for the men's shelter

The Salvation Army Dane County - Up to $5,000 to cover case management services costs for the family shelter; up to $15,000 to cover operation costs at the family shelter; up to $5,000 to cover case management services costs for single women's shelter; and up to $83,448 to cover the operation costs for the family shelter

Tenant Resource Center, Inc. - Up to $171,045 for eviction prevention rental assistance; and up to $30,000 for housing relocation and stabilization services

YWCA of Madison, Inc. - Up to $16,783 to cover operation costs for family shelter

The remaining $1,521,989 in ESG-CV funds will be allocated through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Up to $45,660 of these funds will be retained by the City's Community Development Division for administration costs associated with the management of ESG-CV funded contracts.

 

 

16. 61070 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) subgrant from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to increase the City Clerk's Supplies budget by $198,200.

 

The proposed resolution authorizes the City Clerk to apply for and accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) subgrant from the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Under a formula established by the WI Elections Commission, grant amounts are determined by providing a $200 base plus $1.10 for each registered voter. Based on this formula, Madison will receive $198,200. Eligible costs under the grant program include: additional ballot supplies, printing, postage, personal protective equipment, and polling location cleaning. The Clerk's Office is planning to utilize the increased funding for postage costs driven by increased levels of absentee voting. The 2020 Adopted Budget included $60,000 for postage costs, as of June 30, 2020, the Clerk's Office spent nearly $145,000 on postage, largely driven by April absentee ballot mailing costs.

 

17. 60995 SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 4.33 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Downtown Recovery Program Ordinance.

 

18. 61060 SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $250,000 for the Downtown Recovery Program and $250,000 for the Downtown Equity Program by appropriating $105,000 from the Capital Revolving Loan Fund and transferring $395,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects.

 

19. 60944 Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Madison seeks to make progress in equalizing economic quality of life indicators between white residents and residents of color.  In particular, Madison needs to do more to support diverse business and property ownership.  Data shows that while Communities of Color represent approximately 27% of the City of Madison's population, business ownership rates for People of Color are much lower (between 3-9% using varying metrics) within the City (Source: Reference USA Business Database). Business and property ownership is a vital pathway to economic empowerment.  For Madison to make meaningful progress in addressing racial disparities the City must go beyond programs focused on addressing basic needs, and direct more resources and strategies toward building wealth and economic empowerment among communities that are not sharing in the City's prosperity.  The City designed this ordinance to address these inter-related issues by identifying, supporting, and capitalizing business owners seeking to purchase or develop commercial space.

 

20. 61252 Creating Section 5.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from obtaining any property from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program.

 

21. 61137 Authorizing the termination of the contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools.

 

Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution terminates the contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools. The Police Department 2020 operating budget includes $360,000 in revenue from MMSD. The Department has received $158,310 in 2020, leaving a budget shortfall of $201,690. Given the budgetary impacts of the COVID-19 virus and the multiple protests that have occurred this summer, the Department will likely need an additional appropriation to cover various budgetary impacts. These, along with the loss of the MMSD funding, will be evaluated in the 2nd and 3rd quarter projections and a budget amendment may be brought forward at that time.

The four officers that served as the School Resource Officers have been reassigned to Patrol.

 

Tuesday July 21

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to lveldran@cityofmadison.com

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=797783&GUID=6B87DE43-EB66-469B-8ADB-A00827585913

 

5. 61439 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (7/21/20) - Economic Development Programs - Federal Updates - Weekly Briefings

 

 

Tuesday July 21

Common Council

6:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to allalders@cityofmadison.com

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=715273&GUID=DB3C6CFB-A210-4C42-B1C6-243ED90E28B1

 

2. 60888 Creating Section 28.129 of the Madison General Ordinances requiring bird-safe vision glass treatment on specified buildings and structures.

 

8. 61434 Calling for the Protection of the Community Reinvestment Act - To Ensure That Efforts To Modernize Regulations Do Not Undermine The Intent Of The Law.

 

9. 61430 Declaring that the City of Madison as Essential and in support of fair, direct Federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies.

 

34. 60944 Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program.

 

35. 60995 SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 4.33 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Downtown Recovery Program Ordinance.

 

36. 61060 SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $250,000 for the Downtown Recovery Program and $250,000 for the Downtown Equity Program by appropriating $105,000 from the Capital Revolving Loan Fund and transferring $395,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects.

 

37. 61070 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) subgrant from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to increase the City Clerk's Supplies budget by $198,200.

 

39. 61137 Authorizing the termination of the contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools.

 

46. 61292 Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist immigrant communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19

 

47. 61293 Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept the ESG-CV grant award of $1,887,265 from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with specific Dane County CoC agencies to provide services using the ESG-CV funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds and commensurate expenditures

 

50. 61151 Madison Police Department's Response to OIR/Ad Hoc Committee Reports (7/13/20) - Interim MPD Chief, Vic Wahl https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8665307&GUID=8AF33DAF-5252-46E3-80A8-BD198C6D1428

 

55. 59745 Adopting the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan as a Supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan.

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE

 

58. 61431 Creating Section 5.16 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints.

 

73. 61356 Amending the Public Health-Madison and Dane County Operating Budget to Increase Staff Due to COVID-19 Health Emergency and Add Funding to Support Testing Efforts

 

 

Wednesday July 22

POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION

Noon virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to Attorney Jenna Rousseau at 844.833.0828 or jrousseau@strangpatteson.com.

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=794522&GUID=3EA4ABD4-B240-43DD-8C11-46158E7B62F6

 

 

WORKING SESSION ON POLICE CHIEF APPOINTMENT PROCESS Organizations and Individuals may provide input into the hiring process using the contact information and links at www.cityofmadison.com/PFC

61418 Input from MOSES Organization

61419 Input from African-American/Jewish Friendship Group

61420 Input from Voces de la Frontera Organization

61421 Input from Oakbridge Community Services Association (Neighborhood)

61422 Presentation on City of Madison Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative

61423 Discussion of tentative timeline, scheduling, draft position announcement, and methods for community and stakeholder input.

 

 

Wednesday July 22

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

4:30p  virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to boardofpublicworks@cityofmadison.com

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=718263&GUID=E7F35CB3-961F-4BBE-AEC0-B4C1F5460C35

 

7. 61269 Adopting the Recommendations contained in the Wilson Street Corridor Study, including the design recommendations for South Broom Street and the 300 block of West Wilson Street (to be constructed in 2021).

 

11.* 61403 Approving plans and specifications for public improvements necessary for the project known as 2524 Winnebago Street and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 8942 (6th AD)

 

This project located at 2524 Winnebago Street requires a Private Developer Agreement for sidewalk work in the Public Right of Way, private utility connections to public utilities and pavement repairs related to lateral connections.

 

13.* 61395 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Dunning Street, Jackson Street, and Lafollette Avenue Reconstruction Assessment District - 2020. (6th AD)

 

19. 61393 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for design oversight of the John Nolen Drive-Olin Avenue to North Shore Drive project. (4th, 13th and 14th AD)

 

 

Wednesday July 22

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

5p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to TransportationCommission@cityofmadison.com

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=739141&GUID=F4554A3E-FC89-4C6D-9DFE-0BED51CEA76A

 

6. 61406 Approval of Metro Transit Service Restoration Plan

10. 61407 Status Update on Parking Division Recovery Plan

13. 61410 Update on Traffic Calming Subcommittee

 

 

Thursday July 23

Housing Strategy Committee

4:30p  virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to HousingStrategy@cityofmadison.com.

http://legistar.cityofmadison.com/meetings/2020/7/23139_A_HOUSING_STRATEGY_COMMITTEE_20-07-23_Agenda.pdf?id=df1d85d3-cf8d-406b-92e7-24a0cad27289

 

61451 Draft Housing Recovery and Strategies https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8676132&GUID=F2B0141D-6AC5-43B3-B923-9D4E676A9F69

 

 

Thursday July 23

Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details For MPD Independent Civilian Oversight

5p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to oversightWG@cityofmadison.com

 

no agenda has been posted yet

https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/meeting-schedule/alder-workgroup-to-develop-logistics-operational-details-for-mpd-4

 

 

Thursday July 23

TASK FORCE ON MUNICIPAL GOLF IN MADISON PARKS

6p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to golftaskforce@cityofmadison.com.

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=797919&GUID=1C52CF36-1F3B-4BB3-9A4F-E954ACD8D49E

 

5 59227 Task Force Deliberation, Discussion, and Possible Recommendations

 

 

You may have noticed you are no longer receiving emails from me sharing this blog or other city news that is not covid related. As an elected official who is now a candidate for a state office, I am following state ethics guidelines that prohibit me from sending more than 50 identical messages using public resources. You will have to come find my weekly updates on my alder website which I usually post on Sundays.

 

 

Marsha Rummel

District 6 Alder

City of Madison

 

You can fill out the census from home. Everyone living in your household should be counted. Census data determines how more than $675 billion in federal funds are distributed to communities across the country for affordable housing, childcare, healthcare, education, transportation, and more.  That's over $2,000 per person for Madison and Dane County every year.  Please remind friends and family to be counted. By law your answers are confidential. Respond online at my2020census.gov, by phone, or by mail--without having to meet a census taker.

 




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