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File #: 50110    Version: Name: Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 1/10/2018 In control: ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 1/16/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison and establishing a Task Force on Downtown violence.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Alcohol License Moratorium Area_Density Map With Establishments.pdf, 3. Version 1, 4. Map for Revised Area - Substitute, 5. 9/26/18 CA Memo Options for ALRC Moratorium.pdf, 6. Analyzing Alcohol Outlet Density Substitute Resolution.pdf, 7. Downtown Madison opposition.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/4/20182 COMMON COUNCIL Place On File Without PrejudicePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/20182 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO PLACE ON FILE WITHOUT PREJUDICE -REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/8/20182 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/8/20182 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20182 DOWNTOWN COORDINATING COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/20182 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE TablePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/20182 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/20182 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Take Off The TablePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/20182 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalFail Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/20182 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION    Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/20182 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/4/20182 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/20182 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION    Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20182 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/18/20182 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/12/20182 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION    Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/20181 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/20181 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE Re-refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/20181 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/21/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/21/20181 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ReferredPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/20181 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/6/20181 COMMON COUNCIL Add Referral(s)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/16/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/16/20181 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/16/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/10/20181 Attorney's Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
Fiscal note pending.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison and establishing a Task Force on Downtown violence.
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WHEREAS, there is an increasing number of and concentration of bars, taverns, restaurants, and other establishments that serve alcohol in the downtown Madison area; and

WHEREAS, that concentration has led to increasing numbers of violent fights and injuries, particularly at closing time for the bars and taverns, and particularly on weekends; and

WHEREAS, videos of incidents show violent fighting between inebriated persons, between inebriated and sober persons, with injuries to them and to innocent bystanders watching the crowds, who are sometimes attacked, and incidents between all persons congregating outside bars and taverns and the Madison Police Department officers, all of which show the extreme risk of injury to citizens, residents and MPD officers; and

WHEREAS, the City has not adopted a policy to deal with the problems caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, the density of bars and taverns, and the risk to MPD officers and other persons in the downtown area; and

WHEREAS, the increasing number of calls to MPD for incidents in the downtown area often means other areas of the City have fewer MPD officers available, especially on weekends when there may be a greater need for officers; and

WHEREAS, studies have shown the health and social impacts of excessive consumption of alcohol extend beyond the users to others in the area impacted; and

WHEREAS, the City needs to develop long term policies and solutions to the problems presented by the density of bars, taverns, restaurants and other places serving alcohol beverages.; and

WHEREAS, including stakeholders concerned with the success of the downtown provides the best opportunity for defining such policies; and

WHEREAS, establishing a moratorium on issuance of new al...

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