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Transportation Committee

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This five-member committee consists of four citizens and one Council member. The committee's purpose is to study the City's transportation problems, to evaluate alternatives to and solutions for such problems, and to make related recommendations to the City Council. The Engineering Division staffs the Transportation Committee.

Desirable Characteristics and Qualifications for Committee Members (per staff liaison)

  • Able to consistently make quarterly meetings (and on time)
  • Some knowledge of committee meeting protocol (i.e. relationship between citizens, Committee, and staff and who should speak when and to who)
  • Patient, courteous, thorough, willing to speak up
  • Some knowledge of traffic laws
  • Some familiarity with the City street network
Number of Members  5 Members:
Council Members (1)
Citizen Members (4)

Barry Badertscher

Lisa Buchanan

Meghan Fredel 

Ellyn Subak

Paul Williams, Councilmember

Term of Office Council Member (1 year)
Citizen Members (3 years)
Commencement of Term First Monday of May each year 
Appointment by Whom
  • Council Member by Council President
  • Citizen Members by Council President
  • The Council President will take into consideration  the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Appointments when appointing
    citizen members to this committee.
Approval or Confirmation by Common Council
Residency Requirements of Citizen Members  Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. 
Duties and Responsibilities Make recommendations on City traffic  regulations (traffic lights, stop signs, etc.) and the  need for school crossing guards (CPS Nos. 43 & 53).
To What Authority Do They Report City Council and City Manager
When Meetings are Held Quarterly
Who Calls Meetings Chairperson
Responsibility for Minutes Engineering Staff
Location of Filed Minutes Engineering Division