City of Madison, Wisconsin | Legislative Information Center
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 65316    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE: Updating TPE citeria and permitting the continued use of Reindahl Park until a suitable alternative site is established
Type: Resolution Status: Items Referred
File created: 5/4/2021 In control: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE: Updating Temporary Permissible Encampments (TPE) criteria and permitting the continued use of Reindahl Park until a suitable alternative site is established. Prohibiting the eviction of temporary encampments in Reindahl Park.
Sponsors: Juliana R. Bennett, Grant Foster, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Patrick W. Heck, Jael Currie, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Christian A. Albouras
Attachments: 1. Substitute.pdf, 2. Reindahl Park 65316 version 1.pdf, 3. 5-18-21 written public comment 65316.pdf, 4. Memo to Council re File 63516.pdf, 5. Memo Regarding TPE Order (06.04.21).pdf, 6. Reindahl TPE Public Comment.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution would authorize the ongoing use of public parks as temporary permissible encampments (TPEs), and prohibit the eviction of individuals taking shelter in TPEs.

Parks currently has two operating contracts for cleanup at McPike Park and Reindahl Park. The McPike contract totals $20,000 and expires on 5/31/21, and the Reindahl contract totals $15,000 and expires on 6/15/21. The scope of these contracts includes transportation, documentation, and storage of abandoned personal property, as well as cleanup of unwanted structures, human waste, hazardous materials, and other disposal as necessary.

The Parks Division estimates an additional $50 per week in cleanup costs per park with a TPE. Over the course of a year, this cost would total to $2,600 per park with a TPE. This cost does not include cleanup at restroom facilities, which are not currently open. If restroom facilities are opened, that would result in an additional $117 per week, or a total cost of $8,700 per park per year.
Title
SUBSTITUTE: Updating Temporary Permissible Encampments (TPE) criteria and permitting the continued use of Reindahl Park until a suitable alternative site is established. Prohibiting the eviction of temporary encampments in Reindahl Park.
Body
WHEREAS, the July 2019 Point in Time Count of Homelessness Madison/Dane County
() stated by the Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County identified 650 people experiencing homelessness in Dane County on a single night in July 2019 and an estimated 800 people in July 2020; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County announced that community spread of COVID-19 was occurring in Dane County, with the first confirmed community death being reported on March 25; and

WHEREAS, individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergencies have needed ...

Click here for full text