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File #: 61459    Version: 1 Name: Calling for Emergency Money to the People
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Enactment date: 8/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00537
Title: Calling for Emergency Money to the People to provide critical relief to American families during the COVID-19 crisis and until our economy recovers; and calling on Congress to support and pass ongoing, direct cash payments.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Michael J. Tierney, Shiva Bidar, Marsha A. Rummel, Rebecca Kemble, Michael E. Verveer, Syed Abbas, Grant Foster
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
8/4/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/20201 Mayor's 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 fiscal impact.
Title
Calling for Emergency Money to the People to provide critical relief to American families during the COVID-19 crisis and until our economy recovers; and calling on Congress to support and pass ongoing, direct cash payments.
Body
WHEREAS, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in December 2019 and has spread throughout the world, and on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway declared a state of emergency to ramp up the city’s efforts to prepare for and respond to local cases of coronavirus; and,

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency to help the state prepare for a broader spread of COVID-19; and,

WHEREAS, On March 13, 2020, US President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency concerning the novel coronavirus outbreak; and,

WHEREAS, Madison and Wisconsin are responding in strong and definitive ways to slow the spread and save lives, ordering residents to shelter-in-place and cease non-essential activities as of March 24, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, In order to comply with Safer-at-Home orders for public health, many businesses have shut their doors, temporarily or permanently, and laid off or terminated thousands of employees; and,

WHEREAS, As of July 1, 32% of American families were unable to pay their housing costs, roughly 10.1% of white workers and 15.6% of Black workers were unemployed in June and nationally 24.5 million workers are out of work because of the coronavirus; and,

WHEREAS, These levels of unemployment are at historical highs , and economists have stated that despite the historic number of claims, they understate the extent of the economic crisis; and,

WHEREAS, the US Congress passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...

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