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File #: 48043    Version: 1 Name: Accepting the Community Development Division Day Jobs Report
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 11/21/2017 Final action: 11/21/2017
Enactment date: 11/27/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00918
Title: Accepting the Community Development Division Day Jobs Report
Sponsors: Maurice S. Cheeks, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. Day Jobs Report with Appendix A.pdf, 2. Day Jobs Rpt Overview.pdf
Related files: 44027
Fiscal Note
No city appropriation is required with acceptance of the Community Development Division’s Day Jobs Report. City costs associated with a possible day jobs program will be included in future operating and capital budgets subject to Common Council approval.

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Accepting the Community Development Division Day Jobs Report
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Summary
In January of 2017, the Common Council adopted resolution RES-17-00039 declaring Madison’s intent to investigate day jobs as an alternative for panhandlers and those in need and directed Community Development Staff to prepare a related report. The attached Day Jobs Report includes describes the findings of national and local research into day jobs programs and their effectiveness. It also identifies local needs associated with a possible day jobs program, national best practices related to such programs, and offers advice with respect to the structure of a day jobs program should the Common Council choose to pursue one.


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WHEREAS substitute resolution RES-17-00039 adopted by the Common Council in January of 2017 declared Madison’s intent to investigate day jobs as an alternative for panhandlers and those in need; and

WHEREAS the resolution directed Community Development Division staff to investigate Albuquerque, New Mexico’s “There’s A Better Way Campaign” and similar programs in other cities; and

WHEREAS Community Development Division staff was directed to prepare a comprehensive report and strategic implementation plan for a similar program in the City of Madison to provide day jobs and other supports to panhandlers and those in need; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison previously adopted broad restrictions to panhandling near ATMs, doorways, sidewalk cafes, and intersections, were determined to be unconstitutional and unenforceable; and,

WHEREAS, Community Development staff undertook a comprehensive day jobs-focused research process that included a specific focus on four noteworthy day jobs programs in four...

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