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File #: 25837    Version: Name: Housing Strategy Committee
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 6/12/2012 Final action: 6/12/2012
Enactment date: 6/21/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00077
Title: SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 33.34 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a committee which will focus on housing strategy in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Scott J. Resnick, Sue Ellingson, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. 6.12.2012 registration
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required. Committee support will be provided with existing staff resources.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 33.34 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a committee which will focus on housing strategy in the City of Madison.
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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 #25836, will separate the responsibilities regarding housing strategies from those related to landlord-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 33.34 entitled “Housing Strategy Committee” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:
“33.34 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE.
(1) Creation. There is hereby created a Housing Strategy Committee for the City of Madison.
(2) Composition. The Housing Strategy Committee shall consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Mayor and subject to approval by the Common Council. Two (2) members shall be alders. 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 Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee.
(3) Terms. All members shall be appointed for three-year terms, however, the initial terms of three (3) of the citizen members shall expire on April 30, 2014. Initial terms of the remaining four (4) citizen members...

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