• Jason Tish, Chair
  • Emily Dean
  • Dan Neff,
  • Ginny Jenkins
  • Megan Williamson
Committee’s charge:

The Green Spaces committee is an ad hoc committee created in 2015 as the ad hoc Jackson Street Plaza Committee. In 2018, its mission was expanded to include stewardship of other green spaces in the SASY neighborhood, and its name was changed to reflect the new charge.

 

The ad hoc Green Spaces Committee Identifies green spaces on publicly-owned land in the SASY neighborhood that have the potential, through design and landscape improvements, to become community-building public places that serve SASY residents, visitors, and businesses. The Committee  coordinates a public-input process to gather feedback from neighbors and users on usage patterns and preferences for future use of the space. The Committee then works with City of Madison agencies to plan the appropriate improvements, and secure all proper permits, agreements, and approvals.

The ad hoc Green Spaces Committee does not currently have a regular meeting time. We meet as needed, usually at a cafe on Atwood Ave.

Any upcoming initiatives or projects:

The Committee is currently working with the city and adjacent property owners to bring some design improvements to the small park next to the parking lot of Monty’s Blue Plate Diner at Atwood Ave. and Division St.

  1. The Green Spaces Committee shall consist of a Chairperson appointed by the Board of Directors from among currently serving Board members, and additional members as appointed by the Chairperson.
  2. The Green Spaces Committee shall:
    1. Identify green spaces on publicly-owned land that;
      1. are not designated as parks, wetlands, or natural spaces, and
      2. have the potential, through design and landscape improvements, to become community-building public places that serve SASY residents, visitors, and businesses.
    2. Prior to planning design or landscape improvements, coordinate a public-input process to gather feedback on usage patterns and preferences from neighbors and users, in order to plan improvements that meet the needs and desires of SASY residents.
    3. Work with City of Madison agencies to plan the appropriate improvements that emerge from a public input process, and secure all proper permits, agreements, and approvals
    4. If necessary and desirable, raise funding to help execute improvements stipulated between SASY and City agencies
    5. Coordinate the execution of stipulated improvements
    6. Negotiate and enter into Maintenance Agreements with City agencies if required in order to secure approval for design or landscape interventions