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File #: 61541    Version: 1 Name: Create an Administrative Services Team to support BCC staffing
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/21/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00657
Title: Creating an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City’s BCC system.
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Grant Foster, Syed Abbas, Keith Furman
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution creates an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee (BCC) staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City’s BCC system. The Team will be housed in the Common Council Office and include staff from the Common Council, Mayor’s Office, Human Resources, City Attorney, and City Clerk, who are already involved in BCC support. It is expected that the Team can carry out their duties with existing resources. No additional appropriation is required.
Title
Creating an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City’s BCC system.
Body
WHEREAS, on September 8, 2017 the City of Madison created the Task Force on Government Structure (“TFOGS”) (RES-17-00714) to examine and make recommendations related to the structure of the Mayor’s Office, Common Council, and the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees (“BCC”); and,

WHEREAS, the TFOGS Resolution specifically asked whether the City’s existing government structure provides adequate avenues for resident participation in government without privileging decision-making on having the time, resources, and ability to attend meetings; and,

WHEREAS, the TFOGS Resolution specifically sought recommendations that could improve the ability of people of color and those living with lower incomes to participate and engage with City government; and,

WHEREAS, the TFOGS and its subcommittees met ninety (90) times over an almost two-year period to examine and discuss these issues; and,

WHEREAS, the TFOGS identified that, historically, the City’s BCC system was constructed to be the primary venue for residents to provide direct input into City decision making; and,

WHEREAS, the TFOGS studied the structure of the City’s nearly 100 BCCs, including their jurisdictions, pr...

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