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File #: 38469    Version: Name: Transit and Parking Commission composition
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 5/13/2015 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/19/2016 Final action: 1/19/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 3.14(4)(a), (b), (d) and (e) of the Madison General Ordinances to add an elected official from a Regional Transit Partner to the Transit and Parking Commission
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Chris Schmidt
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. DRAFT Substitute with markings, 3. DRAFT Substitute w/o markings
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 3.14(4)(a), (b), (d) and (e) of the Madison General Ordinances to add an elected official from a Regional Transit Partner to the Transit and Parking Commission
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment adds a tenth member to the Transit and Parking Commission. This member will be an elected official from a regional transit partner. Regional transit partners are those entities and communities that pay Metro Transit annually for transit services. Examples of regional transit partners include the Madison Metropolitan School District, MATC, Verona and Middleton. The amendment specifies that the regional partner member will serve a 1-year term and vote only on matters pertaining to transit.
The amendment also provides that one of the two alternate members must be an elected official from a regional transit partner. This alternate may only serve as an alternate for the regional transit partner member.
Finally, the ordinance sets out a process for nominating and appointing the regional transit partner member and alternate and clarifies that the regional transit partner counts toward quorum only for those matters on which they are able to vote.
The purpose of this amendment is to add a member to the TPC who represents the voice of those communities and entities that pay Metro Transit to provide transit services to that community or entity.
This amendment is in substitute form because the TPC requested certain changes to the original ordinance that was introduced.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
“(4) Transit and Parking Commission.
(b) Composition. The Transit and Parking Commission shall consist of nine (9) voting members to serve without compensation consisting of three (3) members of the Common Council, six (6) citizens from the City of Madison and one (1) elected...

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