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File #: 47707    Version: Name: Creating a special task force on city governance to examine the structure and powers of the Common Council and its committees and the structure and powers of the Mayor's office.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 6/20/2017 Final action: 9/5/2017
Enactment date: 9/8/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00714
Title: AMENDED 3rd SUBSTITUTE - Creating a special task force on city governance to examine and make recommendations on elected officials; the structure and powers of the Common Council and its committees and the structure and powers of the Mayor's office.
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich
Attachments: 1. 47707 v 1.pdf, 2. 7/11/17 Eskrich Memo: Governance Task Force CCEC.pdf, 3. 7/18/17 Email_C Landsness.pdf, 4. 47707 v 2.pdf, 5. 47707 v 3.pdf, 6. 2nd Substitute Legislative File No. 47707_Clean Copy.pdf, 7. 47707 Memo D 18.pdf, 8. Amendments to 47707 2nd Substitute D 18_15.pdf, 9. 47707 Version 4.pdf
Related files: 59671
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the creation of a Task Force to examine the City of Madison’s governance structure. The work of the Task Force will culminate with their recommendations by December 31st, 2018. Operating costs associated with the Task Force are anticipated to be $30,000; these costs may include public engagement, language interpretation and translation, facilities rental and any other research-related costs. Funding for these costs are subject to appropriation in the 2018 Operating Budget.
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AMENDED 3rd SUBSTITUTE - Creating a special task force on city governance to examine and make recommendations on elected officials; the structure and powers of the Common Council and its committees and the structure and powers of the Mayor's office.

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WHEREAS, increases in the size and diversity of Madison’s population over the past three decades have brought new challenges and opportunities for the City; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison places a high value on democratic civic engagement with a long tradition of resident participation in City government through its committees, commissions, and boards as well as planning councils, neighborhood and business associations; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison has made a commitment to and has invested resources in the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative, which aims to eliminate racial and social inequities in municipal government; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison has not had a formal committee to examine and report on the best structure of City government since the 1980’s when the population of Madison was much lower and less diverse; and,

WHEREAS, the impending challenges of legislative redistricting based on the upcoming 2020 census and the annexation of the Town of Madison in 2022 provide further impetus to review the structure of City government,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council create a Task Force on Structure of City Government with a total of 11 1...

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