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File #: 67373    Version: 1 Name: Repeal Digital Technology Committee
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action: 11/2/2021
Enactment date: 11/18/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-00075
Title: Repeal Section 33.53 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Digital Technology Committee.
Sponsors: Keith Furman

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.


Repeal Section 33.53 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Digital Technology Committee.


DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance would eliminate the Digital Technology Committee.



The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:


                     Section 33.53 entitled “Digital Technology Committee” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.


EDITOR’S NOTE:  Section 33.53 currently reads as follows:




(1)                     Digital Technology Committee. The Digital Technology Committee is created and shall be governed by this ordinance.


(2)                     Membership.


(a)                     The Digital Technology Committee shall consist of nine (9) voting members appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Common Council on the third Tuesday of April for a term of three (3) years. Two (2) of the members shall be alderpersons who shall serve a term expiring concurrent with their terms as alders. The remaining seven (7) members shall be adult resident appointees.


(b)                     When the Digital Technology Committee is first constituted, the initial appointments shall be staggered as follows: Two (2) resident appointees shall be for a term of three (3) years; and two (2) resident appointees shall be for a term of two (2) years; and three (3) resident appointees shall be for a term of one (1) year.


(3)                     Staffing. The Information Technology Director, or his or her designee, shall serve the Digital Technology Committee as its nonvoting Executive Secretary. All matters to be considered by the Committee shall be submitted to the Executive Secretary who shall prepare the notice, agenda and minutes of all Committee meetings and perform such other duties as the Committee shall direct.

(4)                     Duties. The Digital Technology Committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Common Council on the deployment and use of digital technology consistent with industry and governmental standards including: making studies and recommendations relative to the facilitating the provision of internet access to all residents with special attention to low income families, realizing additional benefits from and expand utilization of the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network, exploring the technological needs of existing and startup businesses, assisting in the provision of digital infrastructure needs, facilitate communication with the local information technology community, assisting in providing high speed, no-cost access for travelers and commuters and exploring the feasibility of other public and private investments in 21st century telecommunication technologies, including fiber optics to the home.”