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File #: 61255    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Enactment date: 7/20/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00472
Title: SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a $1,271,788 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life for the implementation of a safe voting plan for the remainder of 2020, and amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to increase the Clerk's Office budget by $1,271,788, including increasing the Salaries budget by $683,788, Supplies budget by $279,500, Purchased Services by $308,000, and Interdepartmental Charges by $500.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Keith Furman, Syed Abbas, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Tag Evers, Michael J. Tierney, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Grant Foster, Marsha A. Rummel, Patrick W. Heck, Paul E. Skidmore, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Max Prestigiacomo
Attachments: 1. 61255 v2.pdf, 2. Approved Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan 2020, 3. 61255 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
7/7/20201 Clerk's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the City Clerk to apply for and accept a $1,271,788 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life. The proposed resolution also amends the 2020 adopted budget of the City Clerk by increasing the Salaries line by $683,788, Supplies line by $279,500, Purchased Services line by $308,000, and Interdepartmental Charges by $500. The additional budget amounts will be used to pay for additional costs associated with the August and November elections including mobile hots spots for voter outreach, storage space and PPE, incentive payments for polling locations, voter outreach, supplies for curbside voting, translation, and additional poll worker pay to incentivize working the elections.

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SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the City Clerk to apply for and accept a $1,271,788 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life for the implementation of a safe voting plan for the remainder of 2020, and amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to increase the Clerk's Office budget by $1,271,788, including increasing the Salaries budget by $683,788, Supplies budget by $279,500, Purchased Services by $308,000, and Interdepartmental Charges by $500.

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WHEREAS, The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a drastic effect on elections, including those in the City of Madison, and

 

WHEREAS, The elections remaining in 2020 are expected to draw very high voter turnout, and

 

WHEREAS, The nature of the pandemic and the resulting changes necessary to conduct a safe election will require an expansion of current voter education and outreach efforts, and

 

WHEREAS, The Center for Tech & Civic Life, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization is offering a safe elections grant to the Wisconsin Cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine, and

 

WHEREAS, The portion of the grant for the City of Madison totals $1,271,788, and

 

WHEREAS, The grant will allow the City of Madison to provide equitable access to voting as it expands voter assistance efforts such as absentee voting, Election Official recruitment, safe and efficient election day administration, voter education and voter outreach,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Madison City Clerk shall apply for and accept the $1,271,788 grant from the Center for Tech & Civic Life

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget is amended to increase the Clerk's Office Salaries budget by $683,788, Supplies budget by $279,500, Purchased Services by $308,000, and Interdepartmental Charges by $500.

 

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.