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File #: 47713    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the City-County Liaison Committee to gather public input and make recommendations to the City of Madison and Dane County on possible locations to rename in honor of President Barack Obama.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 12/5/2017 Final action: 12/5/2017
Enactment date: 12/11/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00936
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the City-County Liaison Committee to gather public input and make recommendations to the City of Madison and Dane County on possible locations to rename in honor of President Barack Obama. Calling for the renaming of the City-County Building as the President Barack Obama City-County Building for the City of Madison and Dane County.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, David Ahrens, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. 47713 v 1.pdf
Fiscal Note
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Title
SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the City-County Liaison Committee to gather public input and make recommendations to the City of Madison and Dane County on possible locations to rename in honor of President Barack Obama.
Calling for the renaming of the City-County Building as the President Barack Obama City-County Building for the City of Madison and Dane County.
Body
WHEREAS, President Obama ended his second term as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, he served the state and nation with dignity and grace for eight years; and,

WHEREAS, he advocated for the principles held dear by our community: equality, social justice, and stewardship for our neighbors, communities, and environment; and,

WHEREAS, President Barack Obama is the only sitting President of the United States to visit the City-County Building. The President held an event outside the building on November 5, 2012, drawing tens of thousands of people to downtown Madison. The City-County Building was chosen by the President’s staff because of the iconic view it provided and because of the confidence in a Madison welcome. Indeed, it was the largest attendance of any of the President’s events that year; and,

WHEREAS, through its many years as the central home of government for the County of Dane and City of Madison, the City-County Building has never had a formal name, other than the generic designation, which describes its function; and,

WHEREAS, President Obama ended his second term as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. He served the state and nation with dignity and grace for eight years. He advocated for the principles held dear by our community: equality, social justice, and stewardship for our neighbors, communities, and environment; and,

WHEREAS, as Americans we benefited from the grace and wisdom of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and watched their daughters, Malia and Sasha, grow...

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