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File #: 58656    Version: Name: Accepting the Final Report of the Task Force on Government Structure
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/10/2019 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action: 3/3/2020
Enactment date: 3/6/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00181
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the Final Report of the Task Force on the Structure of City Government and Making Referrals to City Committees and Departments for Determination of Next Steps.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Rebecca Kemble, Syed Abbas
Attachments: 1. FINAL REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE, 2. 58656 v1.pdf
Related files: 59671
Fiscal Note
The final report of the Task Force on the Structure of City Government includes over 40 recommendations for future action. Accepting the report does not have an immediate fiscal impact but implementing the recommendations may result in the need for increased funding in the future.

Some of the proposals in the report could make a number of significant changes to city government. These proposals, if considered in subsequent separate resolutions or budgets for adoption by the Mayor and Council, will require further review, including identification of possible reallocation of existing staff and changes to existing service levels. The report’s recommendations could result in costs and benefits that could be realized through proposed process and structural changes. Some of the elements of the report, such as the reduction in the number of committees, may result in savings; however these savings are not determinable at this time due to limitations in tracking the amount of staff time currently spent on the existing committee structure.

It is anticipated that transitioning to a full-time Council with ten members with higher salaries could result in an estimated cost of approximately $1 million. Other organizational changes and outreach approaches could also add costs and realize potential savings that will require further analysis in future budgets if considered for implementation by the Mayor and Council.

The resolution makes no appropriation to fund the proposals in the report.

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SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the Final Report of the Task Force on the Structure of City Government and Making Referrals to City Committees and Departments for Determination of Next Steps.
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WHEREAS, By Resolution 17-00714, Legistar 47707, adopted September 5, 2107, the City of Madison established the Task Force on the Structure of City Government (Known by the acronym TFOGS); and,

WHEREAS, On February 6, 2018, Legistar 50388, the following persons were confirmed as me...

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