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File #: 25836    Version: Name: Landlord/Tenant Issues Comm.
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 4/10/2012 Final action: 6/12/2012
Enactment date: 6/21/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00076
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 32.03 of the Madison General Ordinances to separate the functions of the Housing Committee into two committees: the Housing Strategy Committee and the Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Scott J. Resnick, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required. Committee support will be provided with existing staff resources.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 32.03 of the Madison General Ordinances to separate the functions of the Housing Committee into two committees: the Housing Strategy Committee and the Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The Housing Committee, established under Sec. 32.03, MGO, is charged with a wide range of responsibilities. This includes overseeing the development of housing strategies within the City, addressing landlord-tenant concerns, and performing the functions formerly exercised by the Rent Abatement Oversight committee. This amendment, in conjunction with Legistar #25837, will separate the responsibilities regarding housing strategies from those related to landlord and tenant issues, and will establish a separate committee for each.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Section 32.03 entitled “Housing Committee” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“32.03 HOUSING LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE.
(1) Creation. There is hereby created a HousingLandlord and Tenant Issues Committee for the City of Madison.
(2) Composition.
(a) The HousingLandlord and Tenant Issues Committee shall consist of fifteen (15) nine (9) members ­plus one (1) citizen alternate member appointed by the Mayor and subject to approval by the Common Council. Two (2) members shall be alderpersons. The other members shall be citizen members. Members shall serve without compensation. The members shall elect annually from among their citizen members a chairperson and vice-chairperson; however, the initial chairperson shall be selected by the Mayor. In making appointments, the Mayor may consider for appointment a member of the Housing Strategy Committee.
(b) One (1) citizen member appointment sha...

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