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Alder Evers’ Blog

District 13 Updates: When to Call 911, Annie Stewart Fountain, Badger Football Redux

September 19, 2020 5:43 PM

When to Call 911

Dudgeon-Monroe's Anti-Racism Committee has published a Guide for When to Call 911. The purpose is to minimize unnecessary calls to the police and reduce the possibility for unintended harm. The cover story in this week's Cap Times discusses the phenomena of calls for service rooted in bias amounting to what's referred to in police circles as "profiling by proxy." The Committee has scheduled a Community Dialogue Forum for Tuesday, September 22, from 7:00 - 8:30, to discuss people's reaction to the Guide and talk about how we can move forward from here as a community. If you would like to join in the dialogue, you can register here:

Annie Stewart Fountain

Rumors abound about plans to remove the Annie C. Stewart Fountain. The marble statue atop the Fountain is rapidly deteriorating. Wisconsin winters have caused damage with each succeeding year. The City is exploring the possibility of removing the statue this fall and storing it safely for restoration.  Prior to any removal, a neighborhood meeting with Parks staff and City Arts Administrator Karin Wolf will be held. As soon as a date is determinined, I will let you know.

Badger Football Games

Several of you have reached out to me with concerns about the announced schedule of Badger home football games at a time when local Covid cases are on spiking. I share these concerns, and have made them known publicly. The Big Ten Conference has adopted stringent protocols to protect the health of student athletes. It's imperative we adopt similarly stringent protocols to protect against community spread. This means strict and enforceable restrictions on tailgating and house parties.

The Nation Mourns the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

One way to honor the legacy of RBG is by voting. Democracy In The Park is planned for September 26 and October 3. These events include absentee ballot drop-off sites including the following District 13 parks: Bernie's Beach, Brittingham, Vilas, Olin, Midland, Wingra, Dudgeon School Park, and Glenwood Children's Park. 

Downtown Madison Celebrates Hispanic Awareness Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Downtown will run from September 15 through October 18. This celebration will include a variety of elements including a fun, safe way to shop and to enjoy downtown while celebrating Latinos. 

Announcing the Brand New Yard Waste Collection Schedule for 2020

The Streets Division will be using a brand new leaf collection schedule for the fall of 2020. Madison residents will have assigned days when you should set leaves to the curb for collection. (This is something I've been calling for since I was elected.) The new system will begin the week of October 11, 2020.

Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, September 21

The weather is nice this weekend. Good days for yard work. All residents who need curbside brush collection service this year should have their brush to the curb prior to September 21. If you place brush out for collection after September 21, it may not be picked up until regular brush collection operations begin again in the spring of next year. When the final brush collection round ends, the collection personnel will be assigned to leaf/yard waste collection and other duties.

Clean Streets/Clean Lakes Parking Enforcement Resumes October 5 

Clean Streets/Clean Lakes prohibits parking for one side of a street for a four hour window of time. The parking restriction allows for street sweeping, snow plowing, and other maintenance work. This is a year-round restriction in most areas of Madison.

Visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Parking Service Updates to stay up-to-date on all parking and service changes.

The following non-metered parking restrictions will continue to remain temporarily suspended citywide until further notice, and will not be enforced:

  • Residential Permit Only areas
  • 1-hour and 2-hour time limits in non-metered areas

Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Truckload Sale Oct. 10

The annual Madison compost and rain barrel sale is back at a new location. This year's sale will be held at the Garver Feed Mill on Saturday, October 10th. The new location provides easy pick-up and experts will be on hand to answer questions.

When it comes to easy, cost-effective ways to lessen your impact on the planet, rain barrels and compost bins provide an eco one-two for your home! Harvesting rainwater for your plants saves money and reduces stormwater run-off into local waterways.

Compost bins and 50 and 100 gallon rain barrels with diverters are available at discounted prices. Supplies are limited and due to Covid restrictions, pre-ordering is strongly recommended. Pre-orders must be in by October 2. Pre-order at

Upcoming Meetings:

Budget Meetings Continue - The Finance Committee is meeting on Monday, September 21, to consider the 2021 Capital Budget.

  • Find meeting details here
  • View the agenda here
  • Watch the meeting live online here

I am busy working with city staff, fellow alders, county supervisors and local community leaders to develop an emergency response to our growing homeless population.  CARES Act funds will run out by the end of the year, assistance which has covered housing our homeless in hotels. There's a rather porous moratorium on evictions under the auspices of the CDC, but that's set to expire by year's end as well. The Warner Park Community Shelter is currently being used as a temporary Men's Shelter, but that is a situation that cannot last forever. Very preliminary conversations are being held about purchasing a hotel, which will require a capital budget amendment. City and county facilities, as well as private properties vacant due to Covid, are all being considered for additional sites.

Winter will soon be upon us. This is a moral issue. Lives are at stake.

Police Chief Search Continues - The Police and Fire Commission is meeting on Tuesday, September 22, to discuss the community input they have received so far

  • Find the meeting details here
  • View the agenda here
  • Join the meeting online here

(I mentioned in my last post that I'm a big fan of former Madison police chief David Couper. Couper has his own blog, and his most recent post entitled "We're in a mess -- what should we do?" is very informative and worth your time.)

Gun Violence Prevention - The Community Services Committee will be discussing current City funding for gun violence prevention, intervention, and interruption on Wednesday, September 23. 

  • Find the meeting details here
  • View the agenda here
  • Register to speak at the meeting here

I am in regular conversations with both our police captains, Capt Hanson of South District and Capt Freedman of Midtown, on this topic. If you're interested in learning more current approaches, let me recommend Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets.  This past week Anthony Cooper of Focused Interruption Coalition invited me to a meeting at Inspire Barber College in East Towne Mall, for a community discussion with at-risk youth. No easy answers. I was there to listen and learn and work with other leaders in our community.

Continued Discussion on Body-Worn Cameras - The Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee will be discussing the Milwaukee Police Department's body-worn camera program on Thursday, September 24.

  • Find the meeting details here
  • View the agenda here
  • Register to speak at the meeting here

Other city meetings: There are a number of other city meetings of possible interest this week and you can find a full schedule here:

Shana Tova. 

Take care and stay safe.


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