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File #: 67539    Version: 1 Name: Proclaiming October 15, 2021, as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/22/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: 10/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00657
Title: Proclaiming October 15, 2021, as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: 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, Keith Furman, 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
10/5/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/20211 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.

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Proclaiming October 15, 2021, as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.

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WHEREAS, blindness and severe visual impairment affect approximately 100,000 Wisconsin residents; and

 

WHEREAS, the majority of these persons use travel aids, such as a white cane or a service animal to get around public streets and sidewalks and places of public accommodation; and

 

WHEREAS, these travel aids are universally recognized as symbols representing vision loss; and

 

WHEREAS, Wisconsin's White Cane Law requires that motorists come to a full stop before approaching closer than 10 feet to a pedestrian who is using a white cane or service animal;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council do hereby proclaim October 15, 2021, as “White Cane Safety Day” in the City of Madison.