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File #: 60762    Version: 1 Name: Declaring a state of emergency
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/2/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: RES-20-00436
Title: Approving the Mayor's declaration that a state of emergency exists for the City of Madison pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 323.11 and Madison General Ordinances Section 3.19.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution ratifies a state of emergency is in existence for the City of Madison due to civil commotion, disturbances, looting and rioting. The state of emergency shall be in effect until June 3, 2020. The fiscal impacts of the actions causing the need for the state of emergency will not be known until after the emergency ends and the various agencies involved have had time to process the related costs.

Title
Approving the Mayor's declaration that a state of emergency exists for the City of Madison pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 323.11 and Madison General Ordinances Section 3.19.
Body
WHEREAS, on May 30, 2020, under Wis. Stat. § 323.11, the Mayor issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the City of Madison resulting from civil commotion, disturbances, looting and rioting;

WHEREAS, on May 30, 2020 three Madison Police vehicles were damaged and more than eighty-two businesses within the City were damaged from the looting and rioting; and

WHEREAS, the conditions necessitating a declaration of a state of emergency existed at the time of the Mayor’s declaration and continue to exist; and

WHEREAS, Wis. Stat. § 323.14(4)(b) provides that upon a Mayoral proclamation of a state of emergency, the proclamation shall be subject to ratification, alteration, modification, or repeal by the Common Council as soon as that body can meet, but the subsequent action taken by the governing body shall not affect the prior validity of the proclamation; and

WHEREAS Madison General Ordinance Section 3.19 provides that upon a Mayoral proclamation of a local state of emergency, the Common Council shall meet to ratify, alter or repeal, by resolution or ordinance, the state of emergency and may, on a prospective basis, modify the regulations issued pursuant to the state of emergency;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MADISON:

1. That the state of emergency proclaimed for the City of Madison by the ...

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