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This ordinance requires owners of rental dwellings to annually provide the Building Inspection Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development with contact information for at least two people who can exercise control and care over the property. The requirement would not apply to all properties that are owned and operated by local, state, or federal government agencies or a subdivision or agency of government
This ordinance requires landlords to provide new tenants with voter registration forms at the time the tenant begins their residency. This obliges landlords to make new residents to the area as well as new tenants who have previously not registered to vote aware of voter registration practices in the municipality.
This ordinance adds three protected classes (gender identity, genetic identity, citizenship status) and expands three protected classes (family status, social security and domestic partners). This means that Madison residents are entitled to equal opportunities in employment, housing, public accommodations and city facilities without being discriminated against based on membership in any of these classes. These are in addition to already established protected classes in Madison such as age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, etc. In addition this ordinance protects credit history under employment.
This ordinance amends the Downtown and Urban Districts section of the Madison zoning code. The ordinance establishes design standards; establishes building material standards and use; lists all permitted and conditional uses, including allowing community and market gardening, and farmers market; establishes certain standards and procedures for the downtown core district, including design review and alterations to approved designs; and establishes standards and uses for zoning districts.
This resolution requires municipal funds to divest from fossil fuels and evaluate alternative investment strategies for the future. This resolution prevents government agencies from investing in fossil fuels in the future and urges other municipal and public institutions and agencies to divest from fossil fuels and unsustainable resources.
This ordinance adopts certain procedures commonly known as Best Value Contracting to be used in certain City public construction contracts and to developments obtaining TIF financing or other loans or grants from the city. Best Value Contracting (BVC) adopts a procedure where bids are weighted both on price and whether the contractor meets certain other desired criteria, such as providing apprenticeship programs, meeting certain wage scales or seeking to obtain certain levels of diversity in the workforce. The ordinance requires that subcontractors also meet these requirements before they commence work on a City contract. This ordinance extends the requirement that only bidders meeting the best value contracting standards may be used on a city public construction project to any development that obtains TIF assistance from the city. The ordinance also requires that the city engineer report on the effects of the ordinance after two years.