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File #: 66217    Version: 1 Name: Commending, honoring and expressing appreciation to Assistant City Attorney John Strange after 12 years of service to the City.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Enactment date: 7/26/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00488
Title: Commending, honoring and expressing appreciation to Assistant City Attorney John Strange after 12 years of service to the City.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
7/20/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/20211 Council 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 fiscal impact.
Title
Commending, honoring and expressing appreciation to Assistant City Attorney John Strange after 12 years of service to the City.
Body
WHEREAS, in 2009, John Strange, a recently arrived lawyer to Madison from North Carolina, by way of Alabama and Indiana, sought his next great challenge, and joined a divided City Attorney’s Office, which at that time was physically split in two; and

WHEREAS, months after John’s arrival at the City Attorney’s Office, the Office’s employees were reunited together in one office, which certainly was no coincidence and is emblematic of John’s ability to bring people and interests together for the City’s common good; and

WHEREAS, eventually, John became the City’s primary lawyer for the Planning Division and Madison Metro. John has provided invaluable professional counsel to the City during his tenure with the City, attending numerous after hours and overnight meetings, and even successfully arguing an unsuccessful case in the Wisconsin Supreme Court; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, John volunteered to be the staff attorney for the Task Force on the Structure of City Government Committee (TFOGS), spending countless hours working with that Committee and its members and helping to prepare the TFOGS Final Report on the City’s government structure, as well as subsequently working with the Council and the Ad Hoc TFOGS Implementation Workgroup on implementing the recommendations of that report; and

WHEREAS, John has authored numerous ordinances and resolutions over the years, making the City safer for birds, less affordable for Airbnb users, and ensuring that rezonings and conditional uses always follow the law, notwithstanding numerous complaints to the contrary; and

WHEREAS, in 2010, John’s passion for running and the outdoors led him to a chance encounter at Indian Lake County Park and the eventual founding of the Friends of Indian Lake, along with the establishment of an annual fundraising trail run event...

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