City of
Madison

District 6

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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

Tag: Judge Doyle Square

SASY and WPNA online newsletter

Union Corners Gorman & Co shared their proposal to construct 2 mixed-use buildings containing 18,000SF of retail, 90 apartments and underground parking at a neighborhood meeting October 27. The ground floor retail tenants are still to be determined. The buildings will be located on the … [read more]

Common Council 2/3/15 highlights

Tuesday 2/3/15 Common Council 6:30p Room 201 CCB Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for Big News... 3. 36326 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00153 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 2504 Winnebago Street, 6th Aldermanic District, from … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest 6/22-6/25/15

Monday June 22 4:30 Board of Estimates - room 260 MMB Special meeting about the Capital budget: presentations by Engineering and Traffic Engineering Wednesday June 24 4:30 Urban Design Commission - room LL 110 … [read more]

City and Neighborhood meetings of interest 6/27-6/29/16

Greetings - City items of interest this week include the first dive into the 2017 budget, assisting RPs Pasta to rehab the former Kohls grocery in Sherman Plaza, a potential agreement with the developer for Judge Doyle Square at Bd of Estimates on Monday. Also on Monday, a maintenance … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest July 5-7, 2016

The highlights of this post holiday week include the Council Org committee conducting an initial discussion of issues surrounding the community and MPD. There will also be a special presentation Tuesday at 5:45p of a report on Eastside library services. The Council meeting has several D6 … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 8 2016

Highlights this week. Two separate projects are seeking both rezoning and conditional use approval at Plan Commission on Monday. If you are interested in these items and plan to contact the Plan Commission or attend, you may want to review the Conditional Use standards. Please email Heather … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 22, 2016

August is a slow month for city meetings but I have lots to report! Mother Fools Coffee House was bashed up last night by a car crash, the building sustained significant damage. They are seeking $10K to get through the immediate period. Please check out the gofundme.com/motherfools campaign … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 30, 2017

Highlights: I hope many of you could attend the United We Stand Community Forum today along with the 2500 other Madison and Dane County residents. If you missed it, the video should be available to watch on City Channel. Many of you have contacted me in support of making Madison a Sanctuary City. … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 6, 2017

Highlights- Monday, the City-County Homeless Issues committee will review the ordinance to prohibit lying down or sleeping on public sidewalks in the Central Business District and the County resolution proposed by Sup Heidi Wegleitner to use the Messner's site for affordable housing. The Council … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 20, 2017

Highlights: Madison joins 34 other cities as part of an amicus brief challenging the President's travel ban. On Monday, Landmarks Commission gets an informational presentation on the Judge Doyle Square parking facility and new mixed use development adjacent to three Madison Landmarks. Also on … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 27, 2017

Highlights: Monday's previously scheduled meeting of the CCOC Subcommittee on Police and Community Relations had to be cancelled because MPD presenters were not available. The Use of Force presentation has been rescheduled to Thursday as a Common Council presentation since we could not confirm a … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of March 13, 2017

Highlights: Last week the Common Council approved the proposal by BKM LLC for the Olbrich Biergartern. I appreciate all the comments I received, both pro and con. The Mayor decided not to veto the proposal. In a letter to the Council he writes "I do plan to review with staff a considerable number … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of March 20, 2017

Highlights: Monday is the CCOC Subcommittee on Police and Community Relations with a presentation about IA software, a discussion of the subcommittee's draft report and final recommendations, and a discussion about policies/procedures about internal investigations after officer involved … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of April 3, 2017

Highlights: Banzo Shuk received their Class B Beer, Class C Wine license on 9/6/16 from ALRC. The license was never activated because the establishment is located in the NMX Zoning district which requires a conditional use permit to allow a licensed establishment and a conditional use for outdoor … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of April 24, 2017

Highlights: At last week's first Council meeting of the new term, I was elected Council President for a year. In addition to weekly Council leadership meetings with the Mayor, his staff and the Council Vice President Alder Samba Baldeh, I will become chair of the Common Council Executive … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 1, 2017

Highlights: On Monday, Imagine Madison Phase 2- the City seeks your input as we update our 10 year old Comprehensive Plan. On Tuesday, the Common Council will discuss the recent upsurge in gun shot incidents and armed robberies by convening a Committee of the Whole. The issue is how do we … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 12, 2017

Highlights: The Finance Committee will review CoHo Madison's request for HOME funds for 11 affordable owner occupied units as part of the Winnebago Street cohousing project on Monday. Finance will also discuss a contract with Nehemiah Community Development Corporation for peer support and crisis … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 26, 2017

Highlights: This week is packed with district related items and a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday. At Finance on Monday, three items on Garver, a lease between the city and Goodman Community Center for the Brasswork's buildings use of city right of way, and a facade improvement grant for the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 10, 2017

Highlights: Garver Feed Mill alert! It's at Council Tuesday for approval of environmental engineering services, a CSM map and a license to allow the provision of clean soil from Homburg Contractors (one of the developer's partners is offering free soil). But the most important item is at the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of September 11, 2017

Highlights: The Executive Capital Budget will be reviewed Monday and Tuesday by the Finance Committee. See Tuesday for budget items of interest. Also at Finance on Monday, WilMar is seeking a CDBG loan to assist in purchasing the parking lot across from the center. The City-County Homeless Issues … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 9, 2017

Highlights: Following the regular agenda, the Finance Committee will get presentations from city agencies about the 2018 Executive Operating budget on Monday and again on Tuesday. The budget includes funding to open the new Midtown Police station and funding staff for the new Fire Station #14, … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 23, 2017

Highlights: Operating budget amendments proposed by the Finance Committee will be voted on Monday. If adopted, they become part of the budget that is presented to the Council in November 13-14 for final approval. The Council has another chance to propose amendments for both the capital and … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 6, 2017

Highlights: The Plan Commission reviews 131 S Fair Oaks, the Kessenich site, as conditional use for demolition and new construction. The developer has made changes to break up the massing along Fair Oaks, increase the setbacks from Emmet St., and made the driveway entrance closest to the bike … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 20, 2017

Highlights: The Thanksgiving holiday means its a short week at the City. I hope everyone enjoys time with family and friends. On Monday, Parks will hold a public information meeting seeking input on playground equipment for Reger Park. ?At Tuesday's Council meeting, we will award Sheray Wallace … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 27, 2017

Highlights: Update- last week I mentioned a neighborhood meeting RE 210 S Dickinson for 12/4. The meeting has been cancelled. I am tentatively rescheduling for 12/12, I will send out separate email notice and postcard to nearby residents with final date and location. At Finance on Monday, the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of December 4, 2017

Highlights: The developer interested in redeveloping 210 S Dickinson has concluded that a smaller building is not financially feasible and is no longer planning to pursue redevelopment at that location. The Council on Tuesday will take up TID 37 funding for affordable housing at 134 S Fair Oaks … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 8, 2018

Highlights: A Union Triangle resident asked me to find out when the next public meeting for the F-35 aircraft base at Truax will be held, the Thursday January 11 meeting was cancelled. I reached out to Zach Brandon of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, they are advocates for the base. He … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 15, 2018

Highlights: Monday is a city and state holiday and there are lots of events being held to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's contributions. In the last few years, the rose colored glasses of racial progress have been replaced with a new laser sharp clarity about the work that still needs to be … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 22, 2018

Highlights: Reger Park is getting new playground equipment this year. There is a second public information meeting Monday with recommendations from Parks staff. Neighbors have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise additional funds for a natural play area. Also on Monday, Imagine Madison will be … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 5, 2018

Highlights: I am organizing a neighborhood meeting Monday about Gorman & Company's proposal for Grandfamily housing at Union Corners. Gorman was also awarded the county RFP for the Messners site, see upcoming meetings for info about a D2 neighborhood meeting for that project next week. At … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 7, 2018

Highlights: The Madison Comprehensive Plan "Imagine Madison" was introduced for referral last week and is now making the rounds. It is at Finance on Monday, at four committees on Wednesday -UDC, PSRC, TPC, and Parks Commission, and at EOC and Board of Health on Thursday. If you haven't taken a … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 14, 2018

Highlights: The Common Council will take up the Mayor's veto of the plans and specs for Winnebago St construction on Tuesday. To override the veto requires 14 votes. If you want to weigh in on reconsideration, email allalders@cityofmadison.com before 6:30p Tuesday or attend the meeting and … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 4, 2018

Highlights: The comp plan, known as Imagine Madison will be discussed at a public hearing of the Plan Commission on Monday and again on Thursday at a special session. The annual renewal of alcohol licenses happens at the Council meeting on Tuesday. See agenda item #11 and #47 for a list of … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 11, 2018

Highlights: At Finance on Monday, the committee will go into closed session to discuss the city's litigation strategy in response to the lawsuit filed by the developer of the Judge Doyle Square project. The Plan Commission continues their review of comments on the comprehensive plan on Monday. … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 18, 2018

Highlights: Please take precautions in this extreme heat- stay cool, stay hydrated and stay connected! On Monday, Plan Commission will review a zoning text amendment to allow food carts as a permitted use in TSS and NMX zoning. At Council Tuesday, we are appointing the new Transportation … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 9, 2018

Highlights: Landmarks has several topics of interest for D6 and downtown residents Monday including a certificate of appropriateness for St Bernards lighting, the proposed podium at Judge Doyle Square and the latest iteration for the hotel at the top of State St. At the Common Council Tuesday is … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 16, 2018

Highlights: The Comprehensive Plan is at Plan Commission for adoption on Monday. It's been a huge undertaking and it will frame our future growth. On Tuesday, the Common Council Executive Committee interviews six candidates seeking to be appointed D16 alder after the resignation of Alder Denise … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 23, 2018

Highlights: The Confederate Rest memorials are at Landmarks on Monday for Certificates of Appropriateness to officially remove them. The c1982 plaque extolling the Confederate soldiers was already removed by Mayor Soglin. The Council approved removing the c1906 monument in May. This resolution … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 6, 2018

Highlights: I am going on vacation this week. I'll be hanging out at my family's cabin near the BWCA in northern Minnesota. I will not attend Landmarks, the Common Council Executive Committee or the Common Council meeting. At Monday's Landmarks Commission meeting, Grampa's Pizzeria has informed … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of Sept 17, 2018

Highlights: Last week the Finance Committee held two meetings on the 2019 Capital budget. Agencies presented 2019 projects and their 5 year capital improvement plans to the committee which consists of the Mayor and six alders. The 2019 Executive capital budget added, delayed, and removed some … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of September 24, 2018

Highlights: The Finance Committee offers amendment to the 2019 Executive Capital budget on Monday. I am seeking $250K to underground utilities as part of the Winnebago St reconstruction that is just getting bid. I propose reimburse TID 37 once the tax increment grows as more of the Union Corners … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 1, 2018

Highlights: Flooding, lake level and storm water management will be discussed at a 5:30p informational presentation to the Council on Tuesday. It's short Council agenda this week since we had a meeting last week. The Council will consider an appeal of the Landmarks Commission's decision not to … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 8, 2018

Highlights: The Finance Committee meets on Monday and Tuesday to review the 2019 Executive Operating budget. The MPD Policy and Procedures Committee meets Thursday to continue their review of the OIR Group report in order to make recommendations to the Common Council. Flooding update Friday … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 22, 2018

Highlights: Early voting has begun at local libraries around the city, the UW and Edgewood College and the City Clerk’s office. The Clerk was able to fill the 3000 volunteers spots needed. Thank you everyone who responded to the call! Amendments to the operating budget are at Finance on Monday. … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 29, 2018

I stand with my family, friends, fellow workers and neighbors to condemn racist assaults and murder, the daily misogyny and queer/trans phobia, hatred of Jewish and Muslim religion and people, anti-immigrant bigotry and the inhumane separation of families, and the calculated incitements to … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 5, 2018

Highlights: Fall General Election: Tuesday, Nov 6. Public information meeting on Wednesday about Starkweather streambank repair and street reconstruction project. Mayor’s neighborhood conference Saturday November 17 will include a session on community impacts from flooding (see details at the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 12, 2018

Highlights: The election last week was a roller coaster of emotions, a nail biter that brought disappointment and joy. There were some amazing firsts: the most women elected to Congress at 123, two Native American women (Kansas and New Mexico) and two Muslim women (one Palestinian-American, one … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 19, 2018

Highlights: On Monday, join me at a neighborhood meeting to learn more about Joe Krupp’s proposed plans to redevelop 1936-1938 Atwood. He proposes to demolish the house at 1936 Atwood and redevelop it with the adjacent Monona State Bank parking lot. What is different about this project is that … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 7, 2019

Highlights: Monday is Inauguration Day for Governor Evers! I know many of us welcome the Governor’s new appointments to head state agencies and different budget priorities. The spring election season for Mayor and Council has officially begun. I do not have an opponent and I look forward to … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 28, 2019

Highlights: Last week's Common Council meeting was canceled due to snow, we are scheduled to try again. This week's forecast is for dangerously cold temperatures. Be careful. The city, county and our nonprofit partners are preparing for the bitter temps and will make sure homeless residents and … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 4, 2019

Highlights: Several city meetings were canceled due to last week's dangerous cold. Now temps are in the 30-40 degree range and the new concern is with melting snow and flooding. If you live close to a storm water inlet, please remove snow and ice to allow it to capture melting snow. One of the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 11, 2019

Highlights: On January 29, members of the Alliance of the American Dream convened in Phoenix for a pitch competition that included 12 teams from 4 universities – Arizona State University, Ohio State University, University of Utah, and University of Wisconsin–Madison. Two teams from Wisconsin … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 25, 2019

Highlights: If you are following the Task Force on Structure of City Government, two of the subcommittees meet on Tuesday. Also Tuesday, the Council meeting has two agenda items that may generate a large turnout: services and safety for Tree Lane residents and how to best provide services for … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of March 25, 2019

Highlights: The recent legal issues surrounding Judge Doyle Square will be discussed in closed session at Monday's Finance Committee meeting. Also Monday at Plan Commission is the next phase of the redevelopment of the Mautz block, 901-929 E Washington. The Korb family and Curt Brink propose to … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of April 15, 2019

Highlights: Tuesday is the last meeting of the old council, the swearing in of the new council and new mayor, election of council leadership, and the first meeting of the new term. We start at noon and then reconvene at 6:30p. It will be an emotional day full of goodbyes and reminiscences, and … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of April 29, 2019

Highlights: The Council meets this week. Several important resolutions to start the meeting include Affirming the principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women in our community and supporting the United States ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 6, 2019

Highlights: The McGrath Group proposal for the East End (the Essen Haus properties) will be at Landmarks on Monday and Urban Design on Wednesday for informational presentations. Also Monday at Plan Commission is 929 E Washington. The glare study (a first apparently in a city land use application) … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 13,2019

Highlights: The topic of dogs in parks will be at Monday’s Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee. Creating the special task force on PFAS will be at the Common Council Executive Committee on Tuesday. Also on the Common Council agenda for final approval Tuesday is the ordinance to expand … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 27, 2019

Madison East High School begins a public campaign for a major renovation to its Field House this summer. The upgraded Milton McPike Field House will become a focal point for Principal Mike Hernandez’s vision for providing a hub for eastside families and the community. The redesign will enable … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 10, 2019

Highlights: The Finance Committee may select a developer to construct a mixed use building on Judge Doyle Square- Block 88 on Monday. At Tuesday’s Common Council meeting all alcohol licenses are renewed for the coming year. Lots of D6 info below. After years of budget requests… the plans and … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of June 24, 2019

Highlights: The East End development proposal. The proposal for the East End (134-140 S Blair St and 506-518 E Wilson St) AKA the Essen Haus block is at Landmarks Commission on Monday. The preservation planner does not believe that the proposal meets the standards for construction of a new … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 8, 2019

Highlights At Plan Commission Monday, accepting three Sid Boyum sculptures to be located along the bike path between Livingston and Eastwood. At Landmarks Monday, buildings proposed for demolition include the c1922 terra cotta buildings at 119-125 W Mifflin. More details below. Also Monday, the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 29, 2019

Highlights: The Winnebago Arts Café conditional use application will be referred until August 12 at Monday’s Plan Commission meeting. Read a summary of last week’s meeting below. On Tuesday, LORC (the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee) will be meeting. At Wednesday’s Urban Design … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 12, 2019

Highlights: The Winnebago Arts Café proposal to increase capacity increase and add outdoor patio service is at Plan Commission on Monday. If you want to share comments, send them by 3p to Sydney Prusak at sprusak@cityofmadison.com. Excerpts from the staff report and my comments are below. On … [read more]

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