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File #: 62005    Version: 1 Name: White Cane Safety Day
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Enactment date: 10/13/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00684
Title: Proclaiming October 15, 2020 as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, 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, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/6/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Unanimously Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/2/20201 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

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Proclaiming October 15, 2020 as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.


WHEREAS, blindness and severe visual impairment affect approximately 100,000 Wisconsin residents; and,


WHEREAS, the majority of these persons use travel aids, such as a white cane or a service animal to get around public streets and sidewalks and places of public accommodation; and,


WHEREAS, these travel aids are universally recognized as symbols representing vision loss; and,


WHEREAS, Wisconsin's White Cane Law requires that motorists come to a full stop before approaching closer than 10 feet to a pedestrian who is using a white cane or service animal,


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council do hereby proclaim Thursday, October 15, 2020 as “White Cane Safety Day” in the City of Madison.