City of
Madison

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 August 31, 2020

August 30, 2020 11:47 PM

Highlights: The Final Report of the Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details for Madison Police Department Independent Civilian Oversight, the ordinances establishing the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and the Police Civilian Oversight Board, and amendments to the budget to allocate funds for the new monitor position, administrative and investigative support staff and funding for the oversight board are back at Council Tuesday. The Council has received over a hundred emails in the last week, the majority of residents support establishing the Office of the Independent Monitor and the Civilian Oversight Board.  The package of Alder Work Group final report, ordinances, position description and budget authorizations was approved at Finance, Equal Opportunities Commission and the Public Safety Review Commission. But at last Friday's almost six hour Common Council Executive Committee meeting three of the four items failed on a 3-3 with the Council President choosing not the vote. The item that passed was the addition of the position as a Comp group 21 level employee. I am in support of the Alder Work Group report, the ordinance to create the Office of the Independent Monitor and Civilian Oversight Board,  amendments to 2020 budget to move forward and the position description.  If you want to provide comments, please email allalders@cityofmadison.com.

 

The proposed ordinance to establish an Office of the Independent Police Monitor and the Police Civilian Oversight Board represents a careful review of experiences from other communities in order to improve police accountability, develop a fair and impartial process for all stakeholders, and provide effective community control of the police.  The ordinance proposes a hybrid model of an oversight board and monitor to review complaints and look at policies, procedures and patterns based on the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee. During the drafting of the ordinance, position description and final report, the Alder Work Group relied on the expertise of representatives from the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) at https://www.nacole.org/. Brian Corr, Past President of NACOLE and Liana Perez, another NACOLE Board member attended the CCEC meeting and answered questions. They provided a lot of information about how other cities have arranged and organized police oversight systems at the beginning of the meeting CCEC meeting 8/28/20.  The following list is my summary of the issues I heard raised during the CCEC meeting

  1. The monitor and Civilian Oversight Board must be independent of the law enforcement departments they oversee and independent of elected officials. The Monitor would be recruited and appointed by a Board consisting of 11 members and 2 alternates. The Monitor, unlike most City of Madison department heads, will not report to the Mayor. In placing the Monitor under the supervision of the Board, the Alder Workgroup reviewed similar structures used in San Jose, Syracuse, and Eugene and is recommending this approach as the best method to hold the Monitor accountable to the community.
  2. The Monitor and the Oversight Board may conduct independent investigations of all Police Department personnel, including the Police Chief as well as monitor MPD programs, activities, investigations, and use-of-force incidents. The Monitor may, to the extent permitted by law, issue subpoenas for the purpose of compelling testimony or receiving documents necessary to fulfill the duties of the Office of the Independent Monitor. The enabling legislation allows the Monitor to retain investigators to assist the Board. The results of those processes would be recommendations and not final determinations since the Police and Fire Commission has that authority by state statute. The Board is also charged with conducting community outreach and completing an annual public report to the Mayor and Council containing an assessment of the performance of the Monitor, the Board and MPD.
  3. The Monitor shall have never been employed by the MPD, be an immediate family member of current or former MPD employees, or worked as a law enforcement officer within the State of Wisconsin in the ten years prior to appointment as Monitor.
  4. The Ad Hoc Committee recommended, and the proposed ordinance requires, that the Civilian Oversight Board membership include a diversity of membership, including racial and ethnic backgrounds, age, socioeconomic status, gender, geographic residence in the City, work experience, and lived experience with homelessness, mental health, substance abuse and/or arrest or conviction record. The ordinance states that no Member shall have ever been employed by the MPD, be an immediate family member of current or former MPD employees, or worked as a law enforcement officer within the State of Wisconsin in the ten years prior to becoming a Member of the Board. The draft ordinance provides that at least one member be Black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, a member of the LGBTQ community, as well as that at least one member be affiliated with organizations in the field of mental health, youth advocacy, and AODA, and at least one member have an arrest or conviction record. The draft ordinance incorporates those membership requirements but the Alder Workgroup has separately recommended in its Final Report that the Board consist of at least 50% members who are Black.
  5. In order to help foster diversity of the Civilian Oversight Board membership and effective participation in meetings, each board member will receive a $100 per month stipend, members of the board's executive committee shall receive an additional $25 per month in addition to the board member stipend; child care shall be provided during board meetings for board members that require that service; board members shall receive annual training; information technology hardware, software and training shall be provided to board members needing that service; and funding for attendance by elements of the board at national conferences.

Last week Mayor Rhodes-Conway issued a statement with a summary of changes underway Update on City Work Related to Criminal Justice Reform, Crime Prevention, and Racial Disparities

The police shooting of Kenosha resident Jacob Blake in front of his children is unacceptable. Council leadership statement on shooting of Jacob Blake The disparate treatment by police and right wing media of Jacob Blake who may have carried a knife and was shot in the back seven times by police and the 17 year old vigilante from Illinois who carried a weapon without a permit, crossed state lines twice, brandished the AK-47 like weapon in a crowd, violated curfew and allegedly shot at three and killed two people because he was supposedly defending property with a group of vigilantes is dizzying.

On Tuesday, the Mayor introduces her 2021 Executive Capital budget. It should be available in legistar at some point on Tuesday.

Hiring Police Chief On Wednesday, the Police and Fire Commission is hosting a virtual community conversation with the help of the Local Voices Network. These conversations will be recorded and used as a way to collect public input into what we should be looking for in a new Police Chief. These recordings will be transcribed, indexed and shared with journalists, public officials, and the public via the lvn.org webpage. The PFC may have one or more commissioners present for each conversation in a listening role.  Participants must pre-register at https://lvn.org/PFC

Voter ID The City of Madison Clerk's Office encourages voters to help make sure misconceptions about voter ID do not prevent their friends and neighbors from casting a ballot this November. The following types of ID are acceptable as long as they expire after the last November election, which was Nov. 6, 2018:

  1. Wisconsin driver license
  2. Military ID card
  3. U.S. passport
  4. Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card

The ID does not need to show a voter's current address.  Whether the voter's address is up-to-date with the DMV is not relevant to proving identity at the polls. The ID does not need to comply with the federal REAL ID Act.  If a Wisconsin driver license/ID has a "not for federal purposes" notation, it is not referring to federal elections. Voter ID requirements for the Presidential election



Monday August 31, 2020

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD

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

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=749833&GUID=B82E6C37-F9B6-463F-8827-A14F77ACAD96

 

5. 61904 Draft resolution (ID 61589) amending the Official Map (area north of Milwaukee Street and east of Fair Oaks)

Amending the City of Madison Official Map to establish mapped reservations for future Streets and Highways in the current and future City of Madison generally located north of Milwaukee Street between N Fair Oaks Avenue and West Corporate Drive consistent with recommendations in the adopted Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan. Body

 

6. 61899 Discussion of Residential Parking Permit Program (RP3) and potential expansion of Residential Parking Only (RPO) Program

 

7. 61900 Key points in the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) submittal application to Small Starts Program (August 28)

8. 61901 Refinements being considered to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Locally Preferred Alternative



Monday August 31

EOC Executive Committee

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

https://www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/city-of-madison/clerk/meeting-schedule/200831_eoc_exec_agenda.pdf

3. Housing Issues in Madison: What can the EOC do and who can they partner with to address the continuing problems?

4. Who can the EOC reach out to for thoughts on body-cam effectiveness and concerns?



Tuesday September 1

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=724056&GUID=B9A6470F-E752-4C39-8D20-323E5E2E507F

 

10. 61541 Creating an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City's BCC system.

 

Fiscal Note The proposed resolution creates an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee (BCC) staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City's BCC system. The Team will be housed in the Common Council Office and include staff from the Common Council, Mayor's Office, Human Resources, City Attorney, and City Clerk, who are already involved in BCC support. It is expected that the Team can carry out their duties with existing resources. No additional appropriation is required.



Tuesday September 1

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://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/documents/committees/CouncilAgenda.pdf

 

1. 61886 Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary

 

3. 61686 Appeal of Plan Commission action on Demolition Permit-Final Plan Approval and Conditional Use requests for 126 Langdon Street, Legistar ID 58786.

Common Council Public Hearing 10/6/2020

 

6. 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.

8/24/20 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH CONDITIONS - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING

 

19. 61676 Interim Chief of Police 2nd Quarter Report: Interim Chief Vic Wahl, Madison Police Department

Chief of Police Quarterly Report 2020 2nd Qtr

 

20. 61108 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery LLC • dba Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery Current Capacity (in/out): 85/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 85/84 2827 Atwood Ave • Agent: Daryl Sisson Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 7% alcohol, 90% food, 3% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602

8/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

22. 61493 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise Atwood Restaurant LLC • dba Bar Corallini Current Capacity (in/out): 98/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 98/12 2004 Atwood Ave. • Agent: Richard Layton Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 60% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel ) • Police Sector 410

8/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

37. 61510 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise 2089 Inc. • dba Monty's Blue Plate Diner Current Capacity (in/out): 99/36 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/48 2089 Atwood Ave. • Agent: Noelle Luce Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel ) • Police Sector 410

8/19/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

63. 61576 Approving roadway geometry for the reconstruction of S. Blair St. from John Nolen Dr. to E. Washington Ave., including the intersection of S. Blair St., John Nolen Dr., Williamson St. and E. Wilson St. (2nd, 4th and 6th AD) Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck and Marsha A. Rummel

 

71. 61763 Assessing Benefits - Winnebago Street, Atwood Avenue and Linden Avenue Assessment District - 2018 (6th AD) Sponsors: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

72. 61764 Assessing Benefits - Williamson Street and East Wilson Street Assessment District - 2019 (6th AD) Sponsors: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

74. 61777 Assessing Benefits - S. Bryan Street, Daley Drive, James Street and Thorp Street Reconstruction District 2018 (6th AD)

 

81. 61790 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8922, McPike Park Fence Installation and Site Restoration (6th AD)

 

84. 61667 Adopting the Final Report of the Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details for Madison Police Department Independent Civilian Oversight.

Alder Workgroup Report

 

The Alder Workgroup to Develop the Logistical and Operational Details for MPD Independent Civilian Oversight met ten times between June 25 and August 3, 2020. Over the course of this five week period, the Workgroup crafted an ordinance establishing the Civilian Oversight Board and Office of the Independent Monitor; a position description for the Independent Monitor; a resolution delineating the use of the $200,000 allocated in the 2020 budget for the establishment of a Civilian Oversight Board, which will then hire the Independent Monitor; created the ordinance that establishes the Independent Monitor position classification; and identified the inaugural designated set of community organizations who will nominate nine members of the Civilian Oversight Board.

 

The Alder Workgroup proposes the following designated set of nominating organizations pursuant to proposed M.G.O. § 5.20(3)(a)3., which requires that a designated set of nine community-based organizations submit Board member nominations to the Mayor and Common Council, with priority given to organizations with budgets of less than $1.0 million: 1. Freedom Inc -budget over $1.0 million 2. JustDane -budget over $1.0 million 3. YWCA -budget over $1.0 million 4. Urban Triage -budget under $1.0 million 5. UNIDOS -budget under $1.0 million 6. Community Response Team -budget under $1.0 million 7. NAACP of Dane County -budget under $1.0 million 8. Sankofa -2020 budget under $1.0 million 9. OutReach -budget under $1.0 million

 

85. 60617 Amending the 2020 Operating Budget, creating the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and creating of the position of Independent Police Monitor as a 1.0 FTE position in CG21, Range 18, and other positions, providing funding for a Police Civilian Oversight Board, and establishing funding support for individuals bringing complaints before the Police and Fire Commission in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. (15 vote item)

 

86. 61593 An Ordinance creating Sections 5.19 and 5.20 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and the Police Civilian Oversight Board.

Ordinance

Memo from City Attorney

87. 61595 Amending MGO 3.54(9)(b) to add the position of Independent Police Monitor as a Compensation Group 21 level employee.

 

88. 61060 ALTERNATE - Amending Resolution Substitute Resolution No.61179 relating to the purposes of the Façade Improvement Grant Fund add a stated purpose of Downtown Recovery.

 

89. 60689 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by Refine Jenifer, LLC located at 909-915 Jenifer Street; Third Lake Ridge Historic District; 6th Ald. Dist

 

93. 61605 Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget of the Economic Development Division to appropriate $750,000 for a Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER).

 

Fiscal Note Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget of the Economic Development Division to appropriate $750,000 for a Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER) by appropriating $750,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects. This program will be funded by transferring $750,000 of GO Borrowing from existing capital projects. Under this proposal GO Borrowing will be transferred from the following projects:

- CCB 4th Floor Remodel: $303,000
- Midtown Police Station: $250,000
- North Side Public Safety Campus Planning: $197,000

 

96. 61194 A RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a two-year competitively selected service contract with Jarrett Walker and Associates for Metro Transit Network Design Study consulting services.

 

98. 61433 Authorizing the Community Development Division to accept grants from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Inc (known as the CFE Fund) to plan for and implement a Summer Jobs Connect youth employment program ($20,000), and create a Financial Navigator program ($80,000), and amend the Division's 2020 Operating Budget, as needed, to receive and expend the funds.

More on Financial Empowerment Fund Grants

 

100. 61552 Approving the Amendment to the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District (TID) #39 (Stoughton Rd), City of Madison. (16th AD)

101. 61553 Approving the Amendment to the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District (TID) #42 (Wingra), City of Madison. (13th AD & 14th AD)

 

100/101. The proposal to amend the project plans for two TIDs to allow them to do additional projects, allow TID 42 in South Madison to accept donor funds of tax increment from TID 39, and use the half mile rule to include projects in a larger boundary. This initiative is in preparation for the coming annexation/dissolution of the Town of Madison in 2022. In addition, the city is planning to create a new TID once the Town of Madison comes into the city.

 

102. 61562 Amending the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget; and authorizing the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept the FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $83,389 and to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives.

 

Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution and authorizes the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept a FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Should the grant be awarded, the resolution also amends the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget in the amount of $83,389 to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives. The terms of the grant require that Dane County and the City of Madison submit a joint application under one agency. Dane County will receive $20,460. MPD will use their $62,929 portion of the award for a radio base station, monitors, chairs ($32,929) and strategic planning ($30,000). There is no matching requirement or impact on the levy.
 

103. 61569 Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Eastside Ventures, LLC for a project located at 210 S. Dickinson Street. (6th AD)

 

110. 61431 Creating Section 5.16 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints.

8/12/20 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

114. 61390 A RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an 18-month competitively selected service contract with Toole Design for Complete Streets consulting services.

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE

 

119. 61929 Amending Sections 28.211, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.091 and Creating Section 28.141(8)(e) of the Madison General Ordinances to create a new use, Electric Vehicle Charging Facility, and to require that certain future parking facilities are constructed to include a specified amount of Electric Vehicle Capable and Electric Vehicle Ready spaces.

 

123. 61679 Dedicating the City Engineering Rain Garden Program in Honor of Roger Bannerman and Naming it the "The Roger Bannerman Rain Garden Initiative".

 

142. 61902 Amending the Economic Development Division's 2020 Adopted Capital Budget and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a development agreement to fund a $200,000 grant to the Urban League of Greater Madison ("ULGM") to assist lower income households to acquire homes within the geographic areas of Tax Incremental Financing District ("TID") #42 (Wingra) and within a half mile of TID 42, as shown on the attached map.

 

143. 61903 Authorizing the City to participate in the preparation of an amendment to the Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan to allow for an alternate means of development of the "Cooperative Development Property" Sponsors: Grant Foster and Marsha A. Rummel

 

On June 21, 2006, the City and the Town of Blooming Grove (the "Town") entered into the "Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan under Section 66.0307, Wisconsin Statutes" the Cooperative Plan was approved by the Department of Administration, as required by Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0307(5), on October 3, 2006. Under the terms of the Cooperative Plan, the Town will dissolve at 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2027 and all territory remaining in the Town at that time will attach to the City while the City takes over all jurisdiction and responsibility over the dissolved Town's territory (the "Final Attachment"). The Cooperative Plan identified a specific 70-acre area north of Milwaukee Street and along and including the East Branch of Starkweather Creek as the "Cooperative Development Property", [the VOIT property] with the intent being that this property, would be developed in a joint manner by the Town and the City, with the City-approved development initially occurring in the Town, with City services, and eventually transitioning into the City. Due to various reasons and contrary to the original expectations of the City, the Town and the property owners, the Cooperative Development Property has not yet redeveloped and the provisions in the Plan pertaining to the property significantly restrict the development potential of the location by impacting the site's marketability, eliminating the potential of TIF funding of public improvements, and adding complexity to any development review. The owners of the Cooperative Development Property would like the City and the Town to allow for an alternate procedure to redevelop the property and are supportive of amending the Cooperative Plan to allow this. It is in the City and the Town's interests to amend the Cooperative Plan to allow for an alternate procedure for the redevelopment of the Cooperative Development Property so that this parcel may potentially be redeveloped prior to Final Attachment in 2027.

 

154. 61932 Modifying Res 20-00439 (Legistar 60695) to extend the end date of the Streatery program from October 25, 2020 to April 14, 2021.

 

155. 61936 Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks.

 

157. 61947 Authorizing staff to apply for and accept Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding to support the construction of the Madison Public Market and if awarded, committing city matching funds for the construction of the Madison Public Market and draw down funding from TIF District 36.

 

158. 61827 2021 Executive Capital Budget

 

160. 61970 Public Hearing - New License CocoVaa LLC • dba CocoVaa Chocolatier 1815 E Washington Ave • Agent: Syovata Edari • Estimated Capacity: 15 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 10% alcohol, 90% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410

 



Wednesday September 2

AD HOC TASK FORCE ON THE STRUCTURE OF CITY GOVERNMENT (TFOGS) FINAL REPORT IMPLEMENTATION WORK GROUP

3:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to TFOGS2@cityofmadison.com

http://legistar.cityofmadison.com/meetings/2020/9/23181_A_AD_HOC_TASK_FORCE_ON_THE_STRUCTURE_OF_CITY_GOVERNMENT_(TFOGS)_FINAL_REPORT_IMPLEMENTATION_WORK_GROUP_20-09-02_Agenda.pdf?id=58d4fd12-210b-429f-8fb9-86ffaf9144d1

 

2. 61972 Update on Administrative Services Staff Team work plan

3. 61973 Discussion: Assistant City Attorney John Strange's presentation to Council; referendum planning process

4. 61664 Continue discussion of TFOGS recommendations

5. 61663 Discuss research on other cities' offices of resident engagement

 



Wednesday September 2

MADISON ARTS COMMISSION

5:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to MadisonArtsCommission@cityofmadison.com

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=747087&GUID=9D79CF4A-C588-4E49-8275-6F6515F0BD90

 

4. 55290 Thurber Park Artist-in-Residence - Review Call for Next Resident Artist

 



Wednesday September 2

POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION

5:30p Virtual Community Conversation via Zoom. Participants must pre-register at https://lvn.org/PFC

 

Local Voices Network will host small facilitated group conversations to discuss the role that police can or should play in our community. These conversations will be recorded and used as a way to collect public input into what we should be looking for in a new Police Chief. These recordings will be transcribed, indexed and shared with journalists, public officials, and the public via the lvn.org webpage. The PFC may have one or more commissioners present for each conversation in a listening role.

 



Wednesday September 2

BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS

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

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=724818&GUID=9A1F3D5D-8F69-45D8-B13B-8E128E41910C

 

7 61943 September 2020 Superintendent's Report

 

The Goodman Pool has officially closed for the season after having been open for only 37 days. This was no small feat given the efforts required to safely provide these services. While attendance at 15,553, or approximately 63% less than 2019, was significantly lower than normal, we recognize that this is a valuable asset to the community and not having it available for use would have disproportionate impacts to some residents. What we learned this year will be very beneficial in preparing for the 2021 season.

 

While peaceful protests have been ongoing at the Mall Concourse on a constant basis since late May, the most recent officer-involved violence has escalated the intensity and frequency of the protests and has led to additional damages and criminal activity. The Visitor Center at Peace Park was recently opened and nearly all businesses had removed the boards from their store fronts, actions which have been reversed since August 23. For staff, normal work has continued to be severely disrupted in recent days due to the need to address broken glass, graffiti and fire damage as well as take additional preventative measures. These events further amplify the need for our community to pull together to address issues around systemic racism. One way to do so is by participating in elections and we are working with the Clerk's Office to ensure equity in voting by providing spaces where residents of historically underrepresented and disenfranchised groups can register and vote easily within their community.

 

Golf continues to produce favorable results year-to-date, though we are still uncertain of what the comprehensive net income will be. Rounds are up 18.3% and revenue from rounds is up 28%, with overall program revenue increasing by about 15% over this time last year. We are hopeful for a successful fall season as many traditional fall recreational and entertainment outlets will not be available due to the pandemic and we may continue to fill that need.

 

East Side Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area · Parks staff posted an online presentation and survey to continue the community engagement process for the two potential east side dog park options. The survey is available until September 26. Parks will review the survey results and project correspondence record with the District Alder and determine if there is sufficient support for one of the two options to continue in the approval process.

 

Through the efforts of Kristin Mathews, East Parks Supervisor, Parks received approval from the Ho Chunk Nation for new effigy mounds signage to be used throughout the Parks system. The purpose of the signs is to educate park users of the historical significance of the mounds and of the updated Madison Parks policy in regards to maintenance. The signs also ask, on behalf of Ho Chunk, that people treat the mounds with the respect that they deserve.

 

15 61887 Request from Olbrich Botanical Gardens to temporarily increase admission fee and adjust revenue sharing for Bolz Conservatory in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

17 61936 Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks.

 

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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