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File #: 64671    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing a $75,000 contract with Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/12/2021 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action: 3/30/2021
Enactment date: 4/1/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00254
Title: Authorizing a $75,550 contract with Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) for $75,550 to fund the continuation of the Downtown Activities Program focused on existing plazas around the Capitol Square and State Street (2nd, 4th and 8th AD), and to support the administration of a Downtown BLINK temporary art program.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
This resolution authorizes an agreement between the City of Madison and Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) for programming at locations on State Street and the Capitol Square. The Planning Division’s 2021 Adopted Operating Budget includes $65,500 to support the (BID) programming and $10,050 from the Room Tax Commission to support temporary art downtown. No additional City appropriation is required.
Title
Authorizing a $75,550 contract with Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) for $75,550 to fund the continuation of the Downtown Activities Program focused on existing plazas around the Capitol Square and State Street (2nd, 4th and 8th AD), and to support the administration of a Downtown BLINK temporary art program.
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison and Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID have been partners in implementing a successful placemaking and activities programming at the Top of State Street and other public spaces throughout the Downtown during each summer since 2015; and

WHEREAS, this partnership has created the “Summer in Your City” program that includes, but is not limited to the popular programs such as “Kids Create at the Top of State”, “Summer in Your City Café”, and the “Madison Night Market”, among other activities; and

WHEREAS, 2020 was a difficult year for downtown businesses and the BID was able to successfully pivot many of their planned programming activities into virtual events, and other supportive activities throughout the district, and

WHEREAS, the City would like the BID to continue programming activities, as allowed by Public Health Madison Dane County Public Health orders for mass gatherings, both at the “Top of State” as well as other public open spaces and plazas along State Street and the Capitol Square, including, but not limited to, Rotary Plaza, Lisa Link Peace Park, North Frances Plaza, and the intersection of State Street Mall and the Library Mall; and

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