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Accomplishments

This is a incomplete list of committees and projects I’ve been involved in and ordinances and resolutions I’ve officially sponsored from 2007 to 2012. I will continue to update it over the coming months of the campaign.


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2013

Atwood-Dunning Diagonal bike crossing, first in city, to be installed 2013
Requested plan for Capital City bike path improvements due from Traffic Engineering

2012

Appointed to 800 block North E Washington Ad Hoc Committee, issued RFP/request for proposal in December and will work to select developer in 2013.

Support of Council omnibus budget amendment to ensure that there would be no Metro cash bus fare increase and funding for county supported permanent homeless day shelter and Overture. Restored lifeguard for BB Clarke and funding for Olbrich ice rink in 2013 budget.

Appointed to Union Corners Ad Hoc Committee that reviewed RPF that incorporated community benefits and neighborhood plans. The committee selected Gorman and Company to purchase the property. City currently negotiating with Gorman and Company.

Transparent process for city land bank properties. After the initial round of Don Miller RFPs, there were community concerns that the process to select a developer established by former Mayor Cieslewisz was closed to the public. I worked with Alder Satya Rhodes Conway in establishing a more transparent process and created a template for an ad hoc advisory committee that Mayor Soglin subsequently adopted for the Union Corners property and now for the second round for the 800 Block North E Washington Commitee. It includes the alder and adjacent alder, neighborhood association appointed representatives, citizen member with commercial real estate experience and additional alders to balance local and city interests, appointed by the Mayor.

Accept ownership from MNA of a public art installation in the median of the 600 block of Williamson, a concept that came out of planning discussions for Willy St reconstruction.

Hudson Beach improvements completed. Concrete risers for seating that eliminates the “cliff”. Installed steps and boat ramp. Stay tuned for grand re-opening.

Remove parking meters at Schenks Corners to enhance access to local businesses.

Yahara Place Playground will get wood chips as a surfacing material. Neighborhood opposition to shredded rubber facilitated a sea change in Parks policy about use of shredded rubber. The city is developing an urban wood utilization program that will create certified wood chips from ash and other trees that can be used as a surfacing in playgrounds and landscaping material in other city owned land.

Resolution in support of 10th anniversary of the Thai Pavillion.

Sponsor contract with Kimley-Horn for Judge Doyle Square phase 2 planning that will recommend improvements to the John Nolen/Blair/Williamson/E Wilson intersection and also recommend a location for an intercity bus station.

Contract with Facility Engineering to provide professional architecture and engineering design services for the Garver Feed Mill Masonry Distress Study. The consultants will study the entire historic structure and make a recommendation on viability of structure.

Office of the Commissioner of the Railroad approves the Few St crossing for Central Park but also unfortunately rules in favor of closing Livingston and Brearly St. The city is appealing the closures.

Housing cooperative – friendly zoning incorporated into new zoning code.

Deleted Downtown Plan recommendations to expand Law Park by adding infill.

Honor Jeff Kuesel for his work on Blair St Gardens.

Crowley Station landscaping, sculpture and street furniture improvements completed

Distilleries allowed in M1 district as conditional use.

Worked with neighbors to improve Maple Ave intersection by Lowell School for Fair Oaks/Atwood intersection reconstruction in summer 2012.

Resolution to enforce Clean Air Act and reduce carbon in atmosphere to no more than 350 ppm.

Expand Façade Improvement Grant program to include all commercially zoned city designated historic landmarks.

Recognize Occupy Madison’s contribution to Madison and urge joint committee with County to pursue solutions for homeless residents of 800 block north E Washington.

Resolutions in support of the application for county and state grants for Madison Skate Park Fund.

City of Madison sponsored the first Madison Cooperative Business Conference, attended by over 150 people interested in cooperative entrepreneurship.

Baldwin St improvements at the lake.

Sponsor of Emerald Ash Borer Taskforce recommendations

Sponsor Transportation Master Plan RFP

2011

Convened meetings with DNR, Madison Kipp Corporation, Madison Dane County Public Heath, Wisconsin Dept of Health, Madison Water Utility, City Engineering and neighborhood stakeholders to ensure that the process to review and address remediation of industrial contamination of soil, air and groundwater at MKC and surrounding streets was open and accountable to all interested residents and requested a map of the contamination.

Central Park expanded with city purchase of surplus land from Research Products. Central Park Master plan amended to incorporate the Arts Approach design of environmental artist Lorna Jordan using the NEA grant.

Common Wealth Development purchases and rehabs properties on Jenifer/Cantwell Court with CDBG assistance.

Resolution in support of Wisconsin Workers Rights to Organize and Collectively Bargain.

BB Clarke beach improvements. Rip rap and vegetation added to combat erosion of the shoreline.

Sustainability Plan adopted.

Madison Sustainability Commerce Center gets HUD grant via CARPC. 2012 Feasibilty Study is underway.

E Wilson/Schley Pass/Dewey Court Conservation District Study report adopted.

Appointed to Local Food/ Public Market committee created by Mayor Soglin.

25th anniversary of Madison- Arcatao El Salvador Sister City resolution.

Housing is a Human Right resolution adopted.

Honeybee Ordinance adopted.

Information tables and vending expressive items ordinance passed.

Resolution to require contractors provide benefits to employees with domestic partners equal to benefits offered to married employees.

Support of the Dream Act.

Resolution in support of in state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

2010

Central Park Design and Implementation Taskforce final report adopted which included Art Path concept in addendum. Center for Resilient City gifts the land to the city and city applies for and receives NEA grant to pursue art opportunities.

Report of Dane County Taskforce on Racial Disparities.

Government East parking ramp on Pinckney St selected as site for Madison Public Market.

East Side Dog Park initiative results in two new dog parks.

Yahara Parkway historic properties purchased by city.

Tree protection ordinance to protect public and private street trees during street construction projects.

Block 88/105 master planning for Government East and Municipal building gets federal TIGER grant to plan for high speed rail station downtown and 14 block area.

Council adopts High Speed Rail resolution in support of locating station at 1st and E Washington.

BB Clarke beach deflectors installed to improve water quality and minimize blue-green algae dangers

Landbank policy adopted and Union Corners and Don Miller properties purchased by the city.

Snow Policy improvements

2009

Common Wealth Development selected to conduct study of Madison Public Market

Capital East District RFP for consultants to assist with positioning and marketing

Farmers Markets allowed in residential districts with Conditional Use permits. East Side Farmers Market moves to Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center parking lot.

Conservation District study for E Wilson/Schley Pass/Dewey Court is authorized

30th anniversary of the Bascom Hill Pink Flamingo installation is commemorated by proclaiming the plastic pink flamingo as Madison’s ‘official’ city bird.

ALRC license notifications required to be mailed to residents as well as a sign posted in establishment.

Urban Design District 8 established to create bulk and massing standards for Capital East District.

Metro small business bus pass program created

Honor artist Harry Whitehorse for Effigy Tree sculpture and work with neighborhood to create a bronze sculpture.

Petition Office of Commissioner of the Railroad to permit Central Park crossing at Few St.

2008

Common Wealth Development proposal for Arts Incubator selected by Garver Reuse and Rehab committee.

Hunden Strategic Partners selected to conduct Downtown Hotel Feasibility study

Comprehensive Design package ordinance adopted

Public Participation Process for Water Utility facilities adopts use of Citizen Advisory Panels

Expand chicken keeping ordinance for multifamily units up to four units

Solar/Wind zoning ordinances updated to conform to state legislation

Capital Revolving Fund grant to restore Harvester Building 301 S Blount

Snow Policy improvements

2007

Member E Washington Capitol Gateway Plan Advisory Committee

WDNR Brownfield grant for Garver Feed Mill

Platinum Bike City Plan co-sponsor

Adopt Recycling Plan for Street Use permits