The Madison Common Council Public Safety Review Committee’s November meeting quorum quandary

On Tuesday Nov. 17, the Madison Common Council Chair of the Public Safety Review Committee decided to take the night off. The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

The members in attendance noted the group had four quorum members present and would need a fifth to log in to begin the Zoom meeting.

The meeting addressed public comments regarding agenda items like not having safe school grounds at Madison East and the ongoing issue with homelessness at Reindahl Park.

Parents of students at East High School showed up to speak about the fights breaking out on campus in fear of escalated violence.

The Madison chief of police, assistant chief of police and fire chief lost 15 minutes of their life they cannot get back. Email requests went out Thursday morning to interview these key figures regarding their frustration with the mayor’s absence. All parties ghosted the following day without their response for interview.

Where was the mayor? Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s office did not respond to a Madison Common Council interview request.

Looks like jaded patriotism is on the menu for the homeless this Thanksgiving, and Madison East High School will be put on hold in the meantime.

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