AMENDING CHAPTER 7 OF THE DANE COUNTY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, AMENDING BOARD RULES
Karin Peterson-Thurlow gave an update on the amendments to Chapter 7.
- The default for the hybrid meeting format is that members of a body would be physically
present at the meeting unless given prior permission by committee chair to attend
- Changes reflect a desire to have hybrid meetings in order to continue providing the
increased public access afforded by having a virtual format, as well as an in-person
- A pilot of the new protocols will likely happen in late January or early February in order
to have the bugs worked out by the next board seating in April 2022.
- Training for staff on protocols and technology will need to occur before it is rolled out.
A motion was made by ERICKSON, seconded by DeGARMO, that the Ordinance
Amendment be recommended for approval. The motion carried by a voice vote.
CALLING FOR THE STATE OF WISCONSIN AND FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TO LEGALLY END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, ENABLING
CIVIL LAWSUITS AGAINST LAW ENFORCERS FOR MISCONDUCT
GRAY, CHAWLA, WEGLEITNER, RITT, HATCHER, DOOLAN and HAASL
Members of the public registered to comment as well as to speak on this resolution.
Supervisor Gray spoke in support of the resolution, as did Supervisor Chawla.
Supervisor Bayrd spoke indicating she did not think it is appropriate as written because
the resolution singles out law enforcement while there are other government actors who
benefit from qualified immunity. She would support a change to qualified immunity that is
15 people registered in opposition
16 people registered in support
The tally above includes the following people who spoke to the committee:
In support: Tyler Vitale and Erika Bach
In opposition: Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett, Brian Teuscher with Dane Co. Deputy
Sheriffs Association, Jim Palmer with WPPA, George Silverwood, Bonnie Roe, James
Please refer to the registrations list attached to the file with these minutes for a detailed
listing of all registrants, their positions, and any organizational affiliations.
A motion was made by BAYRD, seconded by DeGARMO, that the Resolution be
postponed indefinitely in committee. The motion carried by the following vote:
Supervisor BAYRD, Chair EICHER, Supervisor DeGARMO, Vice Chair ERICKSON
and Supervisor PETERS
2 - Supervisor CHAWLA and Supervisor HAASL