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File #: 59130    Version: 1 Name: Community Development Division Conference Committee--Emerging Opportunities Program
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2020 In control: COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Enactment date: 3/7/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00023
Title: Amending Sections 3.12(11) and 33.18(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to make the Community Development Division Conference Committee the final decision-maker for grants awarded under the Emerging Opportunities Program and making related housekeeping changes.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Zachary Henak, Arvina Martin
Attachments: 1. 2020 EOP Overview
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance amendment is primarily related to committee approval, eligibility, and grant award schedules of the Emerging Opportunities Program and does not include any changes to the program’s funding structure. No additional City appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Sections 3.12(11) and 33.18(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to make the Community Development Division Conference Committee the final decision-maker for grants awarded under the Emerging Opportunities Program and making related housekeeping changes.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amendment would make the Community Development Division Conference Committee the final body to approve awards under the Emerging Opportunities program. Currently, the Conference Committee makes recommendations to the Common Council and final awards must be approved through a full Council resolution process. This amendment also clarifies that individuals and unincorporated groups who are residents of the City are eligible for EOP funds as long as they have a fiscal agent, codifying current practice. This amendment also changes the number of times per year for soliciting proposals from two to one, but allows for awards at other times of year if funds are available.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

1. Subsection (11) entitled “Emerging Opportunities Program” of Section 3.12 entitled “Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(11) Emerging Opportunities Program. The Community Development Division (CDD), in concert with the Community Development Block Grant and Community Services Committees, and with the final approval of the Common Council Community Development Division Conference Committee established in Sec. 33.18 will allocates City resources to a resident, groups of...

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