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{{Muni scope update|Month=October 2013|Reason=Needs full update}}{{tnr}}'''Madison''' is the capital city of [[Wisconsin]].
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{{cityinfobox
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|Image =Madison Seal.jpg
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|City =Madison
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|State =Wisconsin
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|City website =http://www.cityofmadison.com/
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|Mayor =Paul Soglin
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|Mayor image = Paul Soglin 2011.jpg
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|Mayor party = Non-partisan
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|Last mayoral election =2011
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|Next mayoral election =2015
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|Last city council election =2013  
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|Next city council election =2015
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|City council seats = 20
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|City budget= $275,775,570
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|Budget year= 2014-2015
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|Population = 243,344
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|Gender = 50.8% Female
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|Race = White 78.9%<br>Hispanic or Latino 6.8<br>African American 7.3%<br>Asian 7.4%<br>Two or More 3.1%
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|Ethnicity =
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|Unemployment = 6.5%
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|Median income = $53,958
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|High school = 94.8%
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|College = 53.3%
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|Other offices =[[United States congressional delegations from Wisconsin|Wisconsin Congressional Delegation]]<br>[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]<br>[[Wisconsin state executive offices]]
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}}{{tnr}}{{tnr}}'''Madison''' is a city in [[Dane County, Wisconsin]], and is the capital city of [[Wisconsin]]. As of 2013, its population was 243,344.<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55/5548000.html U.S. Census "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 18, 2014]</ref>
  
==Elected Officials==
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==Office of the Mayor==
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Paul Soglin is the current mayor of Madison.<ref>[http://www.cityofmadison.com/city-hall/mayors-office City of Madison, "Office of the Mayor," accessed on August 18, 2014]</ref>
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==City Council==
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The Madison City Council - called the Common Council - is the city's primary legislative body. It is also responsible for approving and adopting the city budget.
| Paul R. Soglin || Mayor
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===Commissions, Boards and Committees===
| Lauren Cnare || Common Council President, 3rd District Alderman
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The city council is assisted by several commissions, boards and committees, which are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and commenting upon city policies and legislation. In addition to elected city council members, non-elected citizens may also sit on select advisory boards.<ref>[http://www.cityofmadison.com/city-hall/committees City of Madison, "Committees," accessed on August 18, 2014]</ref>
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| Lisa Subeck || 1st District Alderman
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For a full list of Madison's commissions, boards and committees, see [https://madison.legistar.com/Departments.aspx here]
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| Bridget R. Maniaci || 2nd District Alderman
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===Membership===
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The city council consists of twenty members, who go by the title of "alders." Each alder is elected by one of Madison's twenty districts.<ref>[http://www.cityofmadison.com/Council/councilMembers/alders.cfm City of Madison "Common Council: Members," accessed on August 18, 2014]</ref>
| Michael E. Verveer || 4th District Alderman
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A full list of city council members can be found [http://www.cityofmadison.com/Council/councilMembers/alders.cfm here]
| Shiva Bidar-Sielaff || 5th District Alderman
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==Budget==
| Marsha A. Rummel || 6th District Alderman
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Madison's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2014 was $275,775,570.<ref>[http://www.cityofmadison.com/finance/documents/2014OpBud/Adopted/005-OpSums.pdf "City of Madison FY 2014 Adopted Operating Budget Summaries," accessed on August 18, 2014]</ref>
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| Steve King || 7th District Alderman
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==Contact Information==
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To contact the mayor's office, see [https://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/contact/index.cfm here]
| Scott J. Resnick || 8th District Alderman
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To contact Madison's city council, see [http://www.cityofmadison.com/Council/contact/ here].
| Paul E. Skidmore || 9th District Alderman
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| Brian L. Solomon || 10th District Alderman
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| Chris Schmidt || 11th District Alderman
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| Satya V. Rhodes-Conway || 12th District Alderman
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| Sue Ellingson || 13th District Alderman
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| Tim Bruer || 14th District Alderman
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| Larry Palm || 15th District Alderman
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| Jill Johnson || 16th District Alderman
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| Joseph R. Clausius || 17th District Alderman
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| Anita Weier || 18th District Alderman
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| Mark Clear || 19th District Alderman
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| Matthew J. Phair || 20th District Alderman
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==Lobbying==
 
==Lobbying==
 
:''Main article: [[Wisconsin government sector lobbying]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Wisconsin government sector lobbying]]''
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By August, the city of Madison had spent a total of $15,868 on lobbying in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000048989&year=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "City of Madison, WI," accessed on August 18, 2014]</ref>
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For a list of lobbyists registered with the city of Madison from 2001-2013, see [http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/lobbyist/lobbyistRegistered.cfm here].
  
In 2011, Madison spent $15,487 on lobbying efforts.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000048989&year=2011 Madison, Wisconsin - Open Secrets]</ref>
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==Ballot measures==
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::''See also: [[Dane County, Wisconsin ballot measures]]''
  
In the 2005-2006 Legislative Session, Madison spent roughly $30,000 lobbying the legislature arguing against concealed carry legislation, against the marriage amendment and in favor of embryonic stem cell research, among other things.<ref name=lob>[http://www.channel3000.com/politics/11077047/detail.html ''WISC TV'', "Reality Check: Taxpayers Pay For Lobbying," February 21, 2007]</ref>
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The city of Madison is in [[Dane County, Wisconsin|Dane County]]. A list of ballot measures in Maricopa County is available [[Dane County, Wisconsin ballot measures|here]].
  
==Public employee salaries==
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===Initiative process===
:''Main article: [[Madison employee salaries]]''
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::''See also: [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Wisconsin]]''
  
In December of 2010, the city agreed on a new bus contract.  Some provisions of the contract stipulate that older drives cannot increase their [[Wisconsin public pensions|public pensions]] by taking overtime hours.  The new contract was also expected to save the city $400,000 annually.<ref name=bus/>
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The city of Madison's initiative process follows [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Wisconsin| Wisconsin state law]].  
  
The highest paid bus driver in 2009 earned over $159,000, $79,000 of which was in overtime, while seven other bus drivers made more than $100,000 that year.<ref name=bus>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_257059de-0285-11e0-8d22-001cc4c03286.html ''State Journal'', New bus contract would 'substantially eliminate' possibility of drivers earning six-figure pay, Dec. 8, 2010]</ref>
 
 
==Website evaluation==
 
==Website evaluation==
 
: ''See also: [[Evaluation of Wisconsin city websites]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Evaluation of Wisconsin city websites]]''
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* Public Records
 
* Public Records
 
** Public records request form and fee schedule not provided.
 
** Public records request form and fee schedule not provided.
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==See also==
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*[[Cities in Wisconsin]]
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*[[Dane County, Wisconsin]]
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*[[Largest 100 U.S. cities by population]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
{{wikipedia entry}}
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*[http://www.cityofmadison.com/ Madison official site]
* [http://www.cityofmadison.com/ Madison official site]
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*[http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/ Office of the Mayor]
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*[http://www.cityofmadison.com/city-hall/common-council City Council]
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*[https://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=50000 Madison Municipal Code]
  
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==References==
 
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{{Wisconsin}}
 
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[[Category:Cities in Wisconsin]]
 
[[Category:Cities in Wisconsin]]
 
[[Category:Rated Wisconsin cities]]
 
[[Category:Rated Wisconsin cities]]
 
[[Category:Top 10 project]]
 
[[Category:Top 10 project]]
 
[[Category:100 largest United States cities by population]]
 
[[Category:100 largest United States cities by population]]

Revision as of 18:31, 18 August 2014

Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Seal.jpg
General information
Paul Soglin 2011.jpg
Mayor:Paul Soglin
Mayor party:Non-partisan
Last mayoral election:2011
Next mayoral election:2015
Last city council election:2013
Next city council election:2015
City council seats:20
2014-2015 FY Budget:$275,775,570
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:243,344
Gender:50.8% Female
Race:White 78.9%
Hispanic or Latino 6.8
African American 7.3%
Asian 7.4%
Two or More 3.1%
Unemployment:6.5%
Median household income:$53,958
High school graduation rate:94.8%
College graduation rate:53.3%
Related Madison offices
Wisconsin Congressional Delegation
Wisconsin State Legislature
Wisconsin state executive offices
Madison is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, and is the capital city of Wisconsin. As of 2013, its population was 243,344.[1]

Office of the Mayor

Paul Soglin is the current mayor of Madison.[2]

City Council

The Madison City Council - called the Common Council - is the city's primary legislative body. It is also responsible for approving and adopting the city budget.

Commissions, Boards and Committees

The city council is assisted by several commissions, boards and committees, which are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and commenting upon city policies and legislation. In addition to elected city council members, non-elected citizens may also sit on select advisory boards.[3]

For a full list of Madison's commissions, boards and committees, see here

Membership

The city council consists of twenty members, who go by the title of "alders." Each alder is elected by one of Madison's twenty districts.[4]

A full list of city council members can be found here

Budget

Madison's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2014 was $275,775,570.[5]

Contact Information

To contact the mayor's office, see here

To contact Madison's city council, see here.

Lobbying

Main article: Wisconsin government sector lobbying

By August, the city of Madison had spent a total of $15,868 on lobbying in 2014.[6]

For a list of lobbyists registered with the city of Madison from 2001-2013, see here.

Ballot measures

See also: Dane County, Wisconsin ballot measures

The city of Madison is in Dane County. A list of ballot measures in Maricopa County is available here.

Initiative process

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Wisconsin

The city of Madison's initiative process follows Wisconsin state law.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Wisconsin city websites
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 14 years.[7]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 7 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[8]
    • Meeting video is available.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[9]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[10]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[11]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[12]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 1998 are available.[13]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[14]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the City Clerk position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[15]
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[16]

The bad

  • Administrative Officials
    • Personalized emails are not provided for all administrative officials.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the city engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed, nor is the total cost of lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
  • Public Records
    • Public records request form and fee schedule not provided.

See also

External links


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