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File #: 72448    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing outside fundraising in support of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2022 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Enactment date: 8/8/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00524
Title: Authorizing outside fundraising in support of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program at the Top of State Street and accepting up to $30,000 from the Friends of the Madison Arts Commission to fund the pilot project.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer, Yannette Figueroa Cole

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes outside fundraising in support of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program. The first project is anticipated in August of 2022 and will be supported by private donations. Planning's 2022 operating budget was amended for this project through Legistar file #71802. No additional appropriation required.

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Authorizing outside fundraising in support of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program at the Top of State Street and accepting up to $30,000 from the Friends of the Madison Arts Commission to fund the pilot project.

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WHEREAS, on June 7, 2022 the Common Council passed resolution RES-22-00418, Legistar ID #71802, establishing the Madison’s LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program; and

 

WHEREAS, staff anticipate the first project to be installed at the top of State Street in August of 2022; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Common Council wish for staff to raise funds from third parties to defray the costs of the Rainbow Crossing; and

 

WHEREAS, the City ethics code provides that staff may solicit donations from third parties only if the solicitation has been approved by a resolution of the Common Council; and

 

​WHEREAS, the cost of the Rainbow Crossing at the top of State Street is estimated to be $30,000.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council recognizes that private fundraising for the purpose of funding the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program will be conducted through the Friends of the Madison Arts Commission with the support of City staff; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that City staff are permitted to encourage donations to the Friends of the Madison Arts Commission for the Rainbow Crossings project; and

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Mayor and the Common Council approves the acceptance of funds from Friends of the Madison Arts Commission for the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Murals and Crossings Art Pilot Program​.