Madison City Council Passes 2022 Budget, Adds $ 51 in Tax to Average Home | Local government
Ultimately, the amendment was supported by Alds. Brian Benford, Juliana Bennett, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Patrick Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Mike Verveer, Regina Vidaver, Abbas, Evers and Furman.
Alds. Christian Albouras, Gary Halverson, Charles Myadze, Carter and Harrington-McKinney voted against the amendment. At the same time, council unanimously adopted an amendment to the capital budget for the purchase of a second CARES vehicle for $ 50,000.
On Thursday, the council also agreed to donate $ 200,000 to Focused Interruption for gun violence prevention efforts. The funds will be transferred from a yet to be created violence response team within the city and county joint health department to the nonprofit organization.
Focused Interruption, which offers peer support to people affected by gun violence, recently suggested a strategy used in several major cities to prevent gun violence by identifying those most at risk and connecting them with services. .
The operating budget amendment leaves $ 215,725 in city money for the Madison Public Health and Dane County Violence Response Team, which would be bolstered by $ 200,000 included in the 2022 budget of the Dane County.
Rhodes-Conway also voted for the creation of two part-time “community connector” positions within the Department of Civil Rights with the aim of providing translation, interpretation and community outreach services to Hmong-speaking communities and Chinese Mandarin.