City Council members have offered 11 more amendments to Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway's operating budget, including one to accept a federal COPS grant for a police Downtown Entertainment Zone Team that with a focus on the greater State Street area.
Final deliberations on the city’s 2021 Capital and Operating Budgets begin Nov. 10.
Wisconsin would join most states in adopting a full Medicaid expansion under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' budget.
Next up in the budget approval process is a a public hearing scheduled for the City Council’s Nov. 1 meeting.
Funding for a public market remains in Mayor Paul Soglin's proposed 2017 capital budget as well as a new fire station and the Midtown District police station.
The proposal would have made elected officials the sole members of the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems.
Update, 12:45 a.m.: The City Council adopted the 2011 capital budget early Wednesday after nearly seven hours of public testimony on amendments and discussion by alders.
Before the budget was adopted on a voice vote, additional amendments were passed late Tuesday and early Wednesday to add $5.6 million in funding to install an automated meter reading system for the Madison Water Utility's 65,000 accounts. The system will allow customers to closely monitor and control water use. An amendment to remove $5 million in funding for a land banking fund failed.
In the second round of budget amendments, even more alders have signed on to remove tax-increment financing funds for the Edgewater Hotel's redevelopment. will be part of next week's City Council meeting