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File #: 61886    Version: 1 Name: Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00586
Title: Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Zachary Henak, Grant Foster, Syed Abbas, Lindsay Lemmer, Marsha A. Rummel, Keith Furman, Michael J. Tierney, Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/1/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/20201 Clerk'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 appropriation required.
Title
Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary
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WHEREAS, the novel type of coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to over 100 countries, infected millions world-wide, over 5 million in the United States alone, and has a current death toll in the US of over 170,000, and
WHEREAS, the appearance of the novel Corona Virus, COVID-19, has uprooted the idea and practice of “business-as-usual,” and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 has complicated public and private operational practices throughout the country, and
WHEREAS, it has placed strains on employees, volunteers, customers and clients from all walks of life, and
WHEREAS, the response to COVID-19 has been a patchwork of complimentary and competing guidelines from county, state and federal authorities, and
WHEREAS, the City of Madison’s 86 polling places for the 2020 Partisan Primary run the gamut from churches to schools, from fire stations to grocery stores, from bowling alleys to community centers, and
WHEREAS, managers and staff at all of these locations responded to the Clerk’s Office’s urgent requests to be a polling place thoughtfully and compassionately, and
WHEREAS, the managers and staff at all 86 venues across the City of Madison replied to the Clerk’s request to be a polling place with a resounding “Yes,”
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison recognizes, thanks and elevates every venue that served as a polling place for the August 11th Partisan Primary, as examples of civic and community pride and true examples of democracy in action.
In recognition:
Alicia Ashman Library
American Family Insurance
American Family Insurance Applied Learning Center
Asbury United Methodist Church
Attic Angel Association
Badger Rock Neighborhood Center
Bethany United Methodist Church
Blackhawk Church
Blackhawk Middle School
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Bridge-...

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