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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 February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 2:34 AM

Highlights: The first discussion about the proposed permanent men's shelter is at the City-County Homeless Issues Committee on Monday. As was announced Thursday January 28, the property being acquired is located at 2002 Zeier Road across from the East Towne mall. "The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how critical it is for us to provide shelter for everyone," said Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. "Our goal is to develop a purpose-built shelter facility to support single homeless men that will offer a full range of supports that can lead its users to more stable long-term housing." The appeal of this property is that it provides both a structure that can fairly quickly be converted to use as an overnight shelter and is large enough to accommodate a broader array of services, potentially including laundry services, kitchen services and more. Decisions regarding the scope of services to provide, will be made collaboratively by the City, the County and other community stakeholders and will, in turn, inform the scale and design of a new facility. The City and the County have worked together cooperatively to rapidly house homeless families and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people out of cramped quarters and into hotels and other accommodations to increase social distancing and reduce spread and exposure to COVID-19 in the congregate shelter system. Homeless men are currently sheltering at the City of Madison's Fleet Building on First Street.

At Tuesday's Council meeting,  the rezoning of parcels along Milwaukee St and W Corporate Dr, to conform with adopted recommendations from the Milwaukee St Special Area Plan is on the agenda. A protest petition was filed so the Council needs ¾ vote to approve the rezoning. I am a co-sponsor and support rezoning the properties. See my comments below and check out Alder Grant Foster's blog on Milwaukee St rezoningThe reconsideration of Kwik Trip's Class A license at 2002 Winnebago is also on the agenda. At the last Council meeting, the license was denied. Mayor Rhodes-Conway and Alders Heck, Lemmer, Furman, and Evers are introducing proposed zoning changes to increase both the number and types of multi-family housing being constructed in Madison. Zoning ordinances across the country currently contain many barriers to the construction of multi-family housing, including outright prohibition in residential neighborhoods, low density requirements, and the application of generalized conditional use standards. These barriers often operate to keep low-income and, increasingly, middle-income earners from finding housing in or near neighborhoods of single-family homes, and were largely put in place decades ago in reaction to the abolishment of the racist practice of redlining. In conjunction with other ordinance changes under consideration related to cooperative housing and accessory dwelling units, these changes would start to remove barriers to multi-family housing that exist in Madison's zoning code. Press release RE Zoning changes to increase development by right


The spring primary election is Tuesday, February 16.  Find out everything you need to know about voter ID, voting absentee, voter registration, where you vote and more on the City Clerk's Elections & Voting page.  If you have election questions, please email


The Wisconsin  Superintendent Of Public Instruction primary is on the ballot February 16. All seven candidates for State Superintendent participated in a forum on Jan. 7, 2021 organized by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Public Education Network and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, watch the forum and read their questionnaire responses  WPEN/LWV forum and candidate questionnaires Here is Cat Capellaro's summary of the debate for the Wisconsin Examiner

MTI published questionnaires  MTI Spring 2021 elections


Neighborhood Grants due March 15 Perhaps you are noticing opportunities to beautify something in your area, or maybe you are getting more involved with your neighborhood group or business association. You may be feeling a deeper sense of place and a desire to get involved in making your neighborhood even better. The Planning Division's 2021 Neighborhood Grant Program may be able to assist you with a small grant. Check out the Grant Guidelines for more information. New this year, your neighborhood group or business association could earn up to 10 BONUS POINTS for incorporating a COVID-19 recovery initiative into your project proposal. Consider attending an OPTIONAL WORKSHOP on February 1st at 6:00 p.m. or February 15th at 6:00 p.m. for guidance on how to apply and to hear what other neighborhoods are considering doing.


Sale of Voit property in the news


DNR orders new plan to stop the spread of PFAS


Monday February 1, 2021


10a Live steamed at 21179b370085428bb093aff1a27999621d


Swearing-In of Police Chief Barnes to be held at the Madison Municipal Building (MMB), Room 215, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703 (room capacity limited).



Monday February 1


5p You can send comments on agenda items to


3. 63914 Update on Public Involvement Plans for Complete Green Streets, Vision Zero and Metro Network Redesign

4. 63956 Fleet Vision Zero Efforts

5. 63955 Bus Rapid Transit and Mineral Point Road Left Turns

6. 63913 RP3 Parking Ordinance Options



Monday February 1


5:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


2. 63939 COVID-19 vaccination plan for people experiencing homelessness Tess Ellens, Public Health Madison & Dane County

3. 63940 Discussion and possible recommendations regarding the COVID-19 vaccination plan for people experiencing homelessness

4. 63975 Site selection of permanent men's shelter

5. 63941 Questions for the Homeless Services Consortium's Shelter Providers Committee and Committee to End Youth Homelessness for future presentations

6. 63544 Emergency shelter updates

7. 63944 COVID-19 response updates



Tuesday February 2

Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership Meeting

2P City of Madison Zoom (


A long list of local governments and others gathering to discuss storm water topics...



Tuesday February 2


4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to



5. 59967 Introduction: Madison Police Department's New Police Chief, Shon F. Barnes



6. 63135 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (2/2/21) - Federal update - Guaranteed Income Pilot - Violence Prevention



7. 62867 Presentation: MAC/WIC City of Madison Workplace Climate Report Update - Carla Garces-Redd and Tory Larson (Human Resources Department) MAC/WIC Workplace Climate Report Update.pdf MAC/WIC Progress Report Jan 2021.pdf Attachments:



8. 62965 Update: Ad Hoc Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOGS) Final Report Implementation Work Group - Update on Work Plan (2/2/21) - Ald. Keith Furman, Chair



Tuesday February 2


6:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


2. 63929 Recognizing February 2021 as Black History Month in the City of Madison.


3. 63931 Expressing sincere appreciation to Madison Police Department Assistant Chief Victor Wahl for his years of dedicated service and 16 months service as Acting Chief of Police.


4. 63933 Honoring our public health and health care heroes.


8. 62174 SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 28.022 - 00461 of the Madison General Ordinances to rezone properties located at 3614-3700 Milwaukee Street and 102-122 West Corporate Drive, 15th Aldermanic District, from CN (Conservancy District), TR-C1 (Traditional Residential-Consistent 1 District), SE (Suburban Employment) and IL (Industrial-Limited District) to TSS (Traditional Shopping Street) District,; creating Section 28.022 - 00462 to rezone portions of those properties from CN, TR-C1, and IL to TR-U1 (Traditional Residential-Urban 1) District.


Agenda Note: 3/4 of the Common Council voting in the affirmative is required due to Zoning Protest Petition filed on 11/30/20. (Legislative File No. 62174)


I support rezoning these properties. The property owners can continue the existing uses. Technically the use becomes nonconforming but that does not take away property rights or the opportunity to make improvements. With rezoning, the property owner retains land use rights and an expectation of predictability that the use can continue. The existing use can be extended or expanded as long as the improvements do not create 50% in new value. Under existing IL zoning, Amazon improved the building at 3630-3650 Milwaukee St and resurfaced the parking lot at 3618 Milwaukee St to create a state of the art facility. They explicitly stated they were not interested in building a parking structure. They can continue the distribution center as it currently exists, but a different industrial use or a significant redevelopment of the facility is not permitted.  If the rezoning is approved as proposed, the new zoning will reflect the future land use of the adopted Milwaukee St Area Plan not the existing use. If we go through the process of public engagement and adopt a neighborhood or special area plan, then we should empower the recommendations we adopt with zoning.


11. 63494 Public Hearing - New License I/O Arcade Bar, LLC • dba I/O Arcade Bar 924 Williamson St • Agent: Mitchell Turino • Estimated Capacity: 300 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 75% alcohol, 15% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 application 924 Williamson St



1. Amplified sound restricted to 60 db limit at the property line

2. Establishment shall close by midnight Sunday through Thursday

3. Capacity is the lesser of 300 or as determined by Building Inspection

4. The sale of alcoholic beverages shall account for 75% or less of the establishment's gross receipts.

5. Food served until 90 minutes before closing 6. Promote use of outdoor designated smoking patio on side of building


12. 63436 Amending Section 28.102 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend and replace maps for Well 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, and repealing Sections 28.102(9) and 28.102(20).


15. 63457 SUBSTITUTE - Repealing and Recreating Subsection entitled "Housing Cooperative" of Section 28.151 of Madison General Ordinances. Amending the definition of "Housing Cooperative" in Section 28.211, amending Table 28C-1, Table 28D-2, Table 28E-2, Table 28F-1 and Table 28G-1 of Madison General Ordinances.


29. 63712 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Helena Street, Jenifer Street, and Russell Street Assessment District - 2021. (6th AD)


43. 62678 Accepting the final report and recommendations of the President's Work Group to Review Council Communication Tools & Processes.

Report of the President's Work Group to Review Council Communication Tools and Processes


44. 63217 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Black Excellence & Culture (CBEC) and allocate $250,000 from the $2.5 million 2021 Small Business Equity & Recovery (SBER) program in the Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development Capital Budget to be used for CBEC predevelopment costs.


45. 63644 Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Planning Division, Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section to accept $7,000 from Arts Wisconsin, Inc. for the Greater Madison Music City Effort.


55. 62957 Public Hearing - New License Kwik Trip Inc • dba Stop-N-Go 1515 2002 Winnebago St • Agent: Paul Thurston Class A Beer, Class A Cider Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410



1/19/21 COMMON COUNCIL Reconsider and refer to a future meeting Common Council 2/2/21





61. 63902 Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C and 28D of Madison General Ordinances in order to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts.


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance makes changes to the conditional use thresholds and allowable densities in most multi-family residential districts. Similarly, this ordinance makes changes to the conditional use thresholds and the standards for lot area, maximum height, and usable open space for most mixed-use districts. These changes will allow for the construction of more multi-family dwelling units ("higher densities") as permitted uses ("by right"). In that way, this ordinance takes one step toward removing barriers in the zoning code that have historically tended to exclude the construction of multi-family housing in areas of the City that are otherwise appropriate for it. For further information related to the changes contained in this ordinance, please see the Planning Division Staff Report. 63902 text


62. 63904 Amending 5.20(6) of the Madison General Ordinances related to the Police Civilian Oversight Board Executive Subcommittee.


63. 63905 Amending Section 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to allow Recreation, Community or Neighborhood Centers as an Accessory Use for Keeping of Chickens.


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance amends the supplemental regulations for Keeping of Chickens to allow the keeping of up to six (6) chickens as an accessory use to a recreation, community or neighborhood center.


66. 63857 Extending the Streatery Program and all approvals granted until April 14, 2022


69. 63899 Approving the Amendment to the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District (TID) 36 (Capitol Gateway), City of Madison. Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Marsha A. Rummel and Syed Abbas


71. 63901 Authorizing an amendment to RES-20-00144 that awarded a loan of up to $1,800,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support an 150-unit affordable rental housing development at 1402 S. Park St., proposed by Rule Enterprises LLC and Movin' Out, Inc., to decrease the loaned funds to up to $300,000 and restructure of the allocation of funds from the Affordable Housing Fund for this development.


76. 63920 Authorizing the City's execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and BIP Enterprises, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 2002 Zeier Road in the City of Madison for homeless shelter purposes. (17th AD)


78. 63932 Accepting the Final Report and Model Policy from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee. Final Report and Model Policy from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee



Thursday February 4


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2. 63977 MPD Chief Shon Barnes Self-Introduction

3. 63978 Outline of City of Madison HR's Recruitment Process for Independent Monitor & Staff

4. 63979 Training: Equitable Hiring Tool

5. 63980 Review of Independent Monitor Position Description


Thursday February 4


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3. 63936 Awarding up to $1.7 million from the Affordable Housing Fund and up to $300,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds to help finance the development of affordable housing, and up to $360,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and up to $700,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to support four housing services programs, and up to $50,000 in City levy to support one homebuyer education program, as the recommended outcome of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process conducted by the Community Development Division; and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the specified development projects.


4. 63901 Authorizing an amendment to RES-20-00144 that awarded a loan of up to $1,800,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support an 150-unit affordable rental housing development at 1402 S. Park St., proposed by Rule Enterprises LLC and Movin' Out, Inc., to decrease the loaned funds to up to $300,000 and restructure of the allocation of funds from the Affordable Housing Fund for this development. 



Upcoming meetings

On Wednesday, February 10 at 6pm, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a virtual public hearing to review and discuss proposed Metro service adjustments proposed for later in the year.  Passengers are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposal. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all phone and written comments.  Maps and complete information can be found here.


On Wednesday, March 10 at 5pm, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will be reviewing the planned bus stop changes occurring in 2021.  Changes include bus stops closing, opening, the addition of concrete bus stop pads and/or the addition of an amenity. Full List/ Maps of Changes  Passengers and stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting or give feedback. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed as well as to all phone and written comments received.  Complete information can be found here.





Marsha Rummel

District 6 Alder

City of Madison


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