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File #: 62441    Version: Name: Complaint filed by Shadayra Kilfoy-Fores against Alder Skidmore
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Enactment date: 10/13/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00690
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Establishing the steps for analyzing the recording of the September 1, 2020 Common Council meeting.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman, Rebecca Kemble, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Christian A. Albouras
Attachments: 1. 62441 v2.pdf, 2. Complaint, 3. City Attorney Memo re Kilfoy-Flores complaint, 4. Ltr to City Atty from Attorney Joseph Humphrey, 5. 62441 v1
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/6/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt As Amended Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24 & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/20201 Attorney'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
The proposed resolution authorizes an investigation utilizes forensic IT analysis. Funding for this contract will be funded through existing appropriations.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Establishing the steps for analyzing the recording of the September 1, 2020 Common Council meeting.
Body
Drafter’s Note: This Substitute Resolution directs the City Attorney’s Office to contract with data and voice analysis experts to review the recording of the September 1, 2020 Common Council meeting and submit the results to the Common Council.
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WHEREAS, on September 15, 2020, Ms. Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores filed a Complaint, a copy of which is attached, alleging that Alder Paul Skidmore directed a gender-based vulgarity at her during the September 1, 2020 meeting of the Common Council and requesting his removal from the Council; and

WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes establish a process for the Common Council to hold a public hearing in the event that verified charges have been filed by a resident taxpayer.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of Madison shall hold a public hearing to accept testimony and evidence related to the Complaint filed by Shadayra Kilfoy-Fores against Alder Skidmore, and that the hearing shall include the following steps and processes:

1. The hearing shall occur at 5:30 p.m. on October 22, 2020 and, if necessary, shall recess and continue at 5:30 p.m. on October 27, 2020. The presiding officer of the hearing shall be Council President Sherri Carter who may rely on the counsel of the City Attorney regarding any procedural questions which arise during the course of the hearing.

2. The hearing shall be held via Zoom and shall be livestreamed and broadcast through the City’s customary outlets.

3. The City Attorney and Common Council staff shall provide administrative support in conducting the public hearing, incl...

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