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File #: 34441    Version: 1 Name: Directing city staff to develop an implementation plan to promote transit-oriented housing options for older adults.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 12/2/2014 Final action: 12/2/2014
Enactment date: 12/3/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00906
Title: Directing city staff to develop an implementation plan to promote transit-oriented housing options for older adults.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick, Lauren Cnare, Anita Weier, Matthew J. Phair, Chris Schmidt, Lisa Subeck, John Strasser, Michael E. Verveer, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Ledell Zellers, Steve King, Shiva Bidar, Lucas Dailey, David Ahrens, Marsha A. Rummel
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/2/20141 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/18/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/20141 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING COMMITTEE (ended 6/2018) Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/5/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/31/20141 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/20141 COMMITTEE ON AGING Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/1/20141 Council Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/17/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Withdrawn  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/20141 Council Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The City currently funds a number of programs that are aimed at helping older adults achieve independence, gainful employment, access to health services, and other support programs. The Resolution recommends the development of an implementation plan to promote transit-oriented housing options for older adults, including development of a transit-oriented housing project for seniors. The 2015 City operating and/or capital budgets may include requests for additional appropriations related to transit-oriented senior housing, subject to levy limits and Council approval. No additional appropriation is currently required.
Title
Directing city staff to develop an implementation plan to promote transit-oriented housing options for older adults.
Body
WHEREAS, Madison older adults age 65 and over are the fastest growing age group; and,

WHEREAS, age projections indicate that over 20% of all Dane County residents will be age 65 and over by the year 2040; and,

WHEREAS, older adults are an increasingly diverse group, and Madison is becoming an increasingly diverse city; and,

WHEREAS, seniors of all income brackets require tailored housing and transportation accommodations; and,

WHEREAS, each year 600,000 Americans age seventy and over stop driving, which can lead to isolation and reduced access to health services, employment, recreation, fellowship and daily necessities; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison senior center’s vision is to help seniors:
1. live as independently as possible,
2. maintain health and well being, and
3. reduce isolation of seniors; and

WHEREAS, cities that are actively planning and preparing for seniors have become more desirable places to live for people of all ages; and,

WHEREAS, the Common Council resolved to implement policies to address the shifting demographics of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the Common Council has accepted the Interim Demographic Change Report and Recommendations,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Coun...

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