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File #: 59138    Version: Name: Eliminate the Committee on the Environment
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2020 In control: COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT (ended 6/2020)
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/2/2020
Enactment date: 6/11/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00055
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Repealing Section 33.11 and amending Section 33.31 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Committee on the Environment.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster
Attachments: 1. Mayor Response Letter 012720, 2. Recommendations from the COE final, 3. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Repealing Section 33.11 and amending Section 33.31 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Committee on the Environment.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance would eliminate the Committee on the Environment. The Committee is currently tasked with making studies and recommendations relative to the City’s urban environment, including the water, land and air quality. The delegated responsibilities of the Committee on the Environment overlap and can largely be assumed by the Sustainable Madison Committee, or other Committees, or even ad hoc committees, as needed.

This substitute reflects the recent elimination of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and expands on the role of the Committee to specifically include taking a leadership role in the promotion of environmental protection.

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

1. Section 33.11 entitled “Committee on the Environment” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.

2. Subsection (2) of Section 33.23 entitled “Solid Waste Advisory Committee” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(2) The Solid Waste Advisory Committee shall consist of nine (9) voting members appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Common Council on the third Tuesday of April for a term of one year each commencing on that date, except that the terms of resident members and of the alderperson shall be two years with each term ending on the third Tuesday of April of the second year of such term. Appointees shall include one (1) alderperson, one (1) member of the Board of Public Works, one (1) member of the Committee on the Environment, and six (6) seven (7) resident members.
Appointments shall be made with consideration given to expertise in solid waste management, environmental health, public relations,...

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