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File #: 61124    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2020 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Enactment date: 7/20/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00471
Title: SUBSTITUTE: Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget for the Clerk's Office, and authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a $10,000 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life distributed by the City of Racine, Wisconsin for planning safe and secure election administration.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Lindsay Lemmer, Syed Abbas, Grant Foster, Rebecca Kemble, Michael E. Verveer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Shiva Bidar, Max Prestigiacomo
Attachments: 1. 61124 v2.pdf, 2. 61124 v1.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
7/14/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24 & 2.25 - 15 Votes RequiredPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/20201 Clerk's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25 - (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City Clerk to accept a $10,000 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life to support election planning actitivites. The proposed resolution also amends the City Clerk's 2020 operating budget, increasing the Purchased Services line by $10,000. The City Clerk anticipates using this funding to provide support to community organizations participating in election planning activities. No additional appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE: Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget for the Clerk's Office, and authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a $10,000 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life distributed by the City of Racine, Wisconsin for planning safe and secure election administration.
Body
WHEREAS, The City of Racine, Wisconsin has accepted a grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is distributing $10,000 of the grant to the City of Madison for planning safe and secure election administration, and

WHEREAS, The City of Madison prides itself on holding fair and transparent elections, and

WHEREAS, The City of Madison Clerk's Office considers racial equity and impact in all its decisions relating to elections, and

WHEREAS, The City Clerk's Office strives constantly to create an environment where all eligible voters can vote and have that vote counted, and

WHEREAS, the public has a right to safe and secure elections, and

WHEREAS, election security planning requires time and resources,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison City Clerk shall accept the planning grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life as distributed by the City of Racine, Wisconsin.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk's 2020 Operating Budget Purchased Service budget is increased by $10,000.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute grant agreement(s) as needed with the Center for Tech and Civil Life to accept the grant.
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