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File #: 33381    Version: Name: City-County Homeless Issues Committee
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Enactment date: 5/8/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00090
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending the title of Section 33.09 and creating Section 33.09(3) of the Madison General Ordinances establishing the City-County Homeless Issues Committee.
Sponsors: John Strasser, Larry Palm, Marsha A. Rummel, Shiva Bidar
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Amending the title of Section 33.09 and creating Section 33.09(3) of the Madison General Ordinances establishing the City-County Homeless Issues Committee.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance creates the City-County Homeless Issues Committee.  It is meant to match a similar enactment by the County.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      1.      Section 33.09 entitled "City-County Commissions" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"33.09      CITY-COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES."
      2.      Subsection (3) entitled "City-County Homeless Issues Committee" of Section 33.09 entitled "City-County Commission" of the Madison General Ordinances is created as a committee to read as follows:
"(3)      City-County Homeless Issues Committee.
(a)       The City-County Homeless Issues Committee is created and shall be governed by this ordinance.
(b)       Membership; Terms.  
1.       The City-County Homeless Issues Committee shall consist of thirteen (13) members.
a.      City Members.  Two (2) members shall be City of Madison Alders, one (1) member shall be a Madison Police Department officer, one (1) member shall be a representative of a downtown business or community organization, one (1) member shall be a current or former homeless person who has used homeless services, and one (1) member shall be from the Homeless Services Consortium or other persons experienced in homeless services or advocacy.  All City members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.  Alders shall have a term coextensive with their terms on the Common Council.  Other members shall serve staggered three-(3) year terms ending on June 30.  
b.      County Members.  Three (3) members shall be Dane County Board Supervisors, appointed by the County Board Chair, whose terms shall be coextensive with their terms on the County Board.  Two (2) members shall be current or former homeless persons who have used homeless services, and two (2) persons shall be from the Homeless Services Consortium or other persons experienced in homeless services or advocacy.  The citizen members shall be appointed by the County Executive.  All persons who are not elected shall serve three-(3) year terms.  
2.       When the City-County Homeless Issues Committee is first constituted, the initial appointments for three year terms shall be staggered such that two (2) members have a one year term, three (3) members have a two year term, and three (3) members have a three year term.                 .  
(c)       Chairperson. The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected by the Committee, and shall serve rules adopted by the Committee.
(d)       Powers and Duties.  The Committee shall examine, report and make recommendations to the Madison Common Council and the Dane County Board of Supervisors on issues related to homelessness.  This includes housing for the homeless, jobs and job training, availability of public toilets and showers, access to storage lockers, and the provision of mental health, drug and alcohol services. The Committee may adopt rules for the operation of the Committee.
(e)      Reporting.  The Committee shall report at least annually, by August 1, to the Common Council and County Board.
(f)      Staffing.  The Committee shall be assisted by the Dane County Human Services Department and the City of Madison Community Development Division."