Madison City Council: Hey, Occupy Madison, thanks for being awesome!

The Madison City Council voted unanimously to support a resolution thanking local Occupiers for their creativity and code of conduct. Oh, and for not calling the police too frequently.

Model citizens, those Occupiers. We should all live responsibly in tent cities that violate public health and safety conditions. Funny, the resolution didn’t thank Occupy Madison for the public masturbation.

Here are some choice snippets from the Madison City Council’s expression of gratitude (PDF):

WHEREAS, Occupy Madison has developed a creative response to the growing poverty and homelessness caused by the economic crisis; and

WHEREAS, at Occupy Madison, formerly homeless persons run the encampment, have developed a code of conduct and have been able to deal with personal conflicts without the use of force or the need for frequent calls to Madison police, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City of Madison thanks the residents of Occupy Madison for showing us a successful model of self-organizing and welcomes them to the ongoing community efforts to address poverty and homelessness.

The Dane County GOP sums it up:

Occupiers in Madison are now moving on to another Righteous Struggle™ to avoid being tossed out of their encampment:

  • Scott Meyer

    Not sure how busy these comments sections are, but I thought I’d toss my 2 cents in.

    For people that think this is just a small version of OWS, you are only partially correct.  While the tent and community atmosphere are similar, these people have been far from disruptive.  They’ve stayed off our capitol area, and really haven’t been a nuisance to the general public since relocating.  They’ve given some shelter to the less fortunate, and promoted their causes via signs on one of our main entrances to downtown.  They’re just using space that wasn’t serving any function, so I have no problem with their occupation.

    • Alaskan

      Yeah. And that public masturbation thing is no problem.