City of
Madison

District 6

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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

Tag: Affordable Housing

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 31, 2016

Highlights this week: The Development Agreement for the Cosmos/Spark (#46) is at the Council meeting along with the proposed lot division to allow American Family and Gebhardt to divide the lot into two parcels. I am organizing two neighborhood meetings - the first to get an update from Operation … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 7, 2016

Highlights include excellent news about three new affordable housing projects, On Monday the Board of Esitmates will approve allocating $3.5M in affordable housing funds. Two projects are located in District 6 at 134 S Fair Oaks and at Union Corners. Also Monday at Landmarks Commission is a … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 21, 2016

A short week with the upcoming holidays. On Monday there are several meetings that may be of interest. At Plan Commission, staff is requesting a referral of the conditional use application for Fuegos Steak and Tapas at 906 Williamson for a parking reduction and outdoor seating requests until the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 28, 2016

Highlights this week include the quarterly Garver Feed Mill update at Monday's Board of Estimates meeting. The item may go into closed session. On November 17, the Dept of Treasury announced that 120 community development financial institutions/CDFIs were selected to receive a record $7B in … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of December 12, 2016

Highlights this week- Plan Commission The Cosmos/Spark, 134 S Fair Oaks and the Homeless Day Resource Center on Monday. Rep Chris Taylor shares her research on police use of force standards with the CCOC Subcommittee on Police and Community Relations Tuesday at the Goodman Community Center. The … [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 13, 2017

Highlights: At Board of Estimates Monday, a TIF application for $343,000, for Stone House's affordable housing proposal at 134 S Fair Oaks; a $2M budget request to purchase the Sands property for Central Park; and the lease agreement with BKM for the Olbrich Biergarten. At ALRC Wednesday, … [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 May 29, 2017

Highlights: The second neighborhood meeting for CoHo, the proposal for cohousing and artist/commercial space at 2048 Winnebago is Tuesday. If you have been following the Public Market discussion, Thursday's meeting will offer more options for the site, after continued engagement with the shopping … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of May 29, 2017

Highlights: The second neighborhood meeting for CoHo, the proposal for cohousing and artist/commercial space at 2048 Winnebago is Tuesday. If you have been following the Public Market discussion, Thursday's meeting will offer more options for the site, after continued engagement with the shopping … [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 19, 2017

Highlights: Approval of Working Draft Beer Company conditional use application to open a brewery in the former RP's Pasta space at 1139 E Wilson at Plan Commission Monday. There are several big items on Tuesday's Council agenda: Reconsideration of mayoral override of Council Chief of Staff … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 14, 2017

Highlights: The City is about to embark on a two year long process to complete phase 2 of the revision of the Landmarks ordinance as part of a process to create a Historic Preservation Plan. We re-established the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) on which I serve and I continue … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of October 2, 2017

Highlights: The Mayor introduces his 2018 Executive Operating budget on Tuesday. It is on the Council agenda for introduction, #115, but it will not be in legistar until noon on Tuesday. This week starts with Landmarks Commission on Monday. Of note is review of proposed demolition of a building … [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 16, 2017

Highlights: 131 S Fair Oaks (Kessenich's site) is at Plan Commission Monday for demolition and approval of 5 story mixed use building. Also Monday is a presentations by RFP applicants for peer support program funds at Community Services Commission with a decision at a meeting Wednesday. I am … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 13, 2017

Highlights: Monday is the first and possibly final day of 2018 budget deliberations. The hot issues are likely to be the proposed change to Public Market funding source and competing proposals for how much the matching funds for the federal COPS grant should be if we are awarded a federal grant … [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 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 January 29, 2018

Highlights: On Tuesday, the Landmarks Commission, Equal Opportunities Commission and the Board of Park Commissioners will hold a joint meeting to discuss the fate of the Confederate Monument in Forest Hill Cemetery erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. There is also a special … [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 February 19, 2018

Highlights: Tuesday is Election Day! Make your plan to vote. After you vote, join me at a neighborhood meeting to learn about the proposal for 2901 Atwood. The Grandfamily housing at Union Corners proposal is at Urban Design Commission on Wednesday. See the UDC listing for my report on the … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of March 12, 2018

Highlights: The comprehensive plan update known as Imagine Madison will be the subject of a special Plan Commission meeting Monday. Public testimony is welcome. MNA has submitted extensive comments that address the proposed Future Land Use maps for the neighborhood. I've included a link to their … [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 July 2, 2018

Highlights: The holiday week is light on city meetings. At Plan Commission on Monday, there will be a public hearing on the Comp Plan and the Madison Circus Space seeks a conditional use to move into their temporary home on Bryan St while the Winnebago co-housing project they are sharing space … [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 30, 2018

Highlights: The Grandfamily project at Union Corners, now named Generations, is at Finance Monday, see the agenda below for more info. The Comprehensive Plan is at the Plan Commission Monday for final adoption. Also at Plan, Grampa's Pizzeria asked for referral of their conditional use … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 13, 2018

Highlights: The proposal to authorize a motor vehicle registration fee is at Finance on Monday. Mayor Soglin is proposing to create a $17 fee. Also on Monday, check out the new Mural Alley at the back of the Madison East Shopping Center Monday starting at 5p. Movies, food and more! Tuesday is … [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 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 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 26, 2018

Highlights: The Marquette Bungalows begins Round 3 of meetings to discuss possible changes to Madison's historic district ordinances on Monday. The consultant's report is now available. Please read if you are a resident or interested in the update to our historic district ordinances. Are you a … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of December 3,2018

Highlights: The Common Council Executive Committee will meet with the co-chairs of the MPD Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee to discuss the status of the draft report on Tuesday. At the Council meeting later, the Mayor's proposal for an alcohol moratorium will be placed on file and … [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 14, 2019

Highlights: Selection of the architecture team for the Madison Public Market, funding for programing and improvements at Goodman Community Center, and Garver Lot 2 development agreement at Finance Monday. Two mayoral forums this week – Tuesday at the downtown library (or live streaming on City … [read more]

D6 Items of Interest Week of January 21, 2019

Highlights: No snow emergency has been declared. The Streets Division will plow all City of Madison Streets beginning January 19. All Madison streets should have had their initial plowing within 14 to 16 hours, though plowing operations are expected to continue until noon on Sunday, January 20. … [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 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 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 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 3, 2019

Highlights: The McGrath team submitted their land use application as promised on May 29, here is a link https://drive.google.com/file/d/19t-ryLzPzbAMq0_umL2zGq-vs-rkN3QZ/view They will be at Landmarks on June 24th. In the interim, residents and other stakeholders have requested to meet with Lance … [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]

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 19, 2019

Highlights: PFAS and the future of Well 15 will be discussed Monday by the Water Quality Technical Advisory Committee. Both the Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee and the Historic Preservation Plan Committee meet this week. A white paper from Planning Division staff “Equitable Development in … [read more]

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