For more information on the committees you can contact the
office of the mayor at (608) 266-4611. Information can also be found on their
. If you would like to join a committee you complete an application and
statement of interests and submit them to the mayor’s office. These forms can
be found on the city website or you can call the mayor’s office to request the
What they do: Advisory to
the Transit & Parking Comm. It is the duty of the subcom to monitor
compliance by Metro Transit in providing complementary paratransit/transit
service in the Metro Transit service area in accord with Americans with
Disabilities Act and regulations. The Subcom. shall regularly assess the
provision of ADA
complementary paratransit & fixed route services to persons with
disabilities in the Metro Transit service area, maximizing transp options for
everyone. The Subcom. shall identify issues & recommend policies to the TPC
to address them, taking into account budget & service capacity limits &
complaints. The body has an affirmative duty to seek public input &
consultation with persons with disabilities & their reps in the Metro
Transit service area.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
What they do:Reviews, approves and recommends the
city-wide affirmative action plan as proposed by the Affirmative Action
Director; advises affected and/or other under-represented groups of their
rights under the Affirmative Action Program; disseminates information and
educates citizens to a greater understanding and practice of affirmative action
employment for all affected and/or other under represented groups; renders,
from time to time, but not less than once a year, written reports of its
progress, activities and recommendations to the mayor and Common Council;
recommends and reviews such rules and regulations as may be necessary to promulgate
the city's Affirmative Action Program.
Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
What they do: The Community
Development (the "CDA") is deemed to be a public body & a body
corporate and politic, exercising necessary public powers, and having all the
powers, duties and functions conferred on housing authorities, redevelopment
authorities and housing and community development authorities by applicable
Contact Information: Bill Clingan(608) firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
What they do: Establishes
policies to be followed by the Office of Community Services; investigates
new/innovative methods for delivery of human services; recommends policies to
Mayor/Common Council in area of community services; makes recommendations to
Mayor/Supervisor of Community Services re: budget for community services &
human services purchased by the City from private non-profit agencies;
stimulate coordinated inter-community/ intra-community planning for delivery of
human services; seeks ways to involve citizens in assessment of human service
needs; cooperate with Plan Comm & Dept. of Plng & Cmnty & Econ
Devel; seek to improve accessibility of human services to citizens who have
language/other barriers... (Title of body changed from commission to committee
per MGO 33.16.)
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
What they do: a) Recommend
policy to Mayor, Council & Dept of Civil Rights in all areas that affect
people w/ disabilities and their families; b) study/make recommendations to all
city depts/boards/committees & commissions on proposals to provide better
access to facilities & services for people w/ disabilities & their
families; c) monitor & report violations of city ordinances and state laws
pertaining to citizens w/ disabilities to the approp. agency; d) solicit
comments/suggestions from citizens & organized groups regarding the
concerns of citizens w/ disabilities; e) establish close working relationships
with other city boards/commissions & committees whose activities may affect
people w/ disabilities.
Meetings: No regular meetings but members invited to
attend PCPD meetings
What they do: The Disabled
Parking Enforcement Assistance Council is authorized for the purpose of
reporting certain disabled parking violations and misuse of disabled parking
privileges. Each member of the EAC shall be trained by the Chief of Police or
designee. The EAC shall consist of a maximum of 30 members and 5 alternates,
all of whom shall be residents of the city and shall serve on a volunteer basis
for a 3-year term.
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m.
What they do: Advises and
makes recommendations to the Community Services Committee and to the Office of
Community Services on policy and guidelines for the Madison Child Care Program;
duties include, but shall not be limited to: evaluating programs and assessing
community needs; establishing eligibility criteria for approved child care
centers, tuition aid grants and loans; implementing the Child Care Program. The
committee shall conduct hearings and make determinations in appeals from
actions of the Community Services Supervisor pursuant to Sec. 3.18(3)(c)3 of
the Madison General Ordinances.
Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
What they do: Studies
existence, character, causes & extent of denial of equal opportunity
because of sex, race, religion, color, natl. origin or ancestry, age, handicap,
marital status, source of income, arrest or conviction record, less than
honorable discharge, physical appearance, sexual orientation, domestic
partnership, familial status, political beliefs retaliation, Social Security
Number, or fact that person is student; formulates policy re: processing of
complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accomodations, city
facilities & credit; formulates policy re: educational outreach programming
& adminsters policy; reviews cases on appeal from decisions issued by EOC
Hrg Examiner & appeals of admin. dismissals issued by EOC Dir. on
complaints filed under Ord.
Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
What they do: Created in
1966 to assist the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission in fulfilling its
mission of enabling all individuals to live and work free of employment
discrimination by acting as an advisor on fair employment issues; and by
further developing and supporting the community's understanding of and
commitment to fair employment and to the value of diversity in the work place.
City of Madison
residency not required.
Meetings: First Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
What they do: Encourage the
development and preservation of affordable housing in the city of Madison; serve as focal point for housing issues,
including landlord-tenant issues; oversee coordination of City of Madison housing policies;
make recommendations to Mayor/CC on all aspects of housing policy; create
subcom. to carry out its functions; hold public hearings on, and recommend to
CC specific policies and programs to encourage and assess the city's housing
efforts; and they shall have such other powers, duties and functions related to
housing as are conferred on it by the mayor or the Common Council from time to
Parking Council for
People with Disabilities
Contact Information: Bill Putnam(608) email@example.com
Meetings: Third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
What they do: The Council
shall give advice and recommendations on the location of those spaces reserved
for use by a motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person that are
subject to any time limitations imposed pursuant to Sec. 346.50(3m)(b).
Wis.Stats. The council may authorize specific persons to place on a vehicle
education material relating solely to the parking privileges of the physically
disabled if that person(s) has a good faith belief that the vehicle is
violating state or local law on parking for motor vehicles used by the
physically disabled. The council may also hear and investigate matters
concerning the quality and availability of parking within the city for persons
with disabilities and shall report its findings/recommendations to the Council.
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