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File #: 61430    Version: 1 Name: City of Madison as Essential
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Enactment date: 7/27/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00504
Title: Declaring that the City of Madison as Essential and in support of fair, direct Federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
7/21/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/16/20201 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appopriation required.
Title
Declaring that the City of Madison as Essential and in support of fair, direct Federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies.
Body
WHEREAS, America’s cities, towns and villages face unprecedented threats due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency; and,

WHEREAS, municipalities are essential to America’s economic recovery and without funding support for local governments, municipalities may go from being a critical part of the economic solution, to becoming a major obstacle to long-term stabilization and recovery; and,

WHEREAS, America’s cities, towns and villages will experience budgetary shortfalls of up $134 billion in fiscal year 2020 alone, and the negative effects of the pandemic emergency on local communities will continue long after this year; and,

WHEREAS, three million critical municipal worker jobs are at risk, threatening cuts to basic community services, including 9-1-1 response, sanitation, and maintenance; and,

WHEREAS, communities have taken extraordinary measures to protect health, safety, and the continuation of essential services throughout the emergency; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison has spent over $5 million in Covid relief costs this far contributing to a deficit of about $30 million in the City’s budget due to the crisis; and,

WHEREAS, America’s rural communities and small towns are struggling just as much as big cities and risk being left behind or wiped out entirely,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison calls on Congress to allocate fair and direct federal support to all of America’s communities, regardless of population size; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this funding must be flexible and address not only the additional expenses incurred by communities to respond to the pandemic emergency, but also the dramatic budgetary shortfalls resulting from pauses in commerce, tourism, other economic engines; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED th...

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