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Alder Tag Evers

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Alder Tag Evers

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2329 Keyes Av

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Evers’ Blog

Tag: Policing

Defunding The Police, Refunding The Body Politic

Hi Everyone. Defund the police? What does this even mean? As a white male of privilege, I'm trying hard to listen, learn, and speak out. Here's my process on the topic of "defunding the police." In response to the murder of George Floyd, there's a cultural and political movement … [read more]

Important Finance Committee Meeting Today -- 4:30 PM

Hi Everyone. Today at 4:30 PM the Finance Committee meets. Council members will be getting an update on our budget picture for 2021. It goes without saying this next budget will be extremely difficult. The revenue side of the equation has been severely crimped by COVID-19, yet at the same … [read more]

As We Move Forward

Hi Everyone, A lot has happened in a short period of time. There's been a deep shift in perspective across the country. Regardless of where you stand today, chances are you are at a different place than you were three weeks ago. Serious discussions about real change are taking place, and … [read more]

Let's Talk About Violence

Hi Everyone, Early Wednesday morning, in a case that's just now getting attention, a young black woman named Althea Bernstein was waiting at a traffic light downtown when she was viciously attacked. Her assailants called her the N-word, sprayed lighter fluid on her and lit her on fire. She … [read more]

The Death of an Innocent 11-year-old Girl

Hi Everyone, Today is a very sad day. This morning at 11:11 am, 11-year-old Anisa Scott was disconnected from life support. The tragic loss of this young life, the pain her family is feeling, the sense of loss we have as a city in mourning, all call out for a response. I attended … [read more]

Police Accountability and Independent Community Oversight

Hi Everyone, (A tip of my hat to Alder Rummel for her post on this subject. Much of what follows I've borrowed from her excellent summary.) The Final Report of the Alder Work Group to Develop Logistics & Operational Details for Madison Police Department Independent Civilian Oversight, … [read more]

District 13 Updates: New Police Chief, Camp Randall, Leaf and Brush Collection

Looking for our New Police Chief When I moved to Madison in 1988 for grad school, David Couper was Madison's Police Chief. Couper served as Chief from 1972 to 1993 and set a high standard for progressive police policy. Couper now serves as an Episcopal priest, which sheds light as to the … [read more]

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

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 … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Police Budget, Law Park, Affordable Housing and the CDA

Hi Everyone, Happy Equinox! Here are more updates to keep you posted. Public Safety Review Committee Invites Public Input on Police Department Budget We are in the midst of a national reckoning on race, and part of that discussion is centered on reimagining public safety. The PSRC … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Public Safety Summit

Here is the flyer for the Public Safety Summit scheduled for Nov 19 on Zoom. Hope you can make it for this inmportant conversation: Take care and stay safe, Tag [read more]

Public Safety Summit This Thursday!

You are invited to attend a Public Safety Summit on Thursday, November 19th Starts at 6:30pm. This is a zoom meeting, please register at Upon registering, you will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting on … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Summit Recap, 1224 South Park, Annie Stewart Fountain

Hi Everyone, Public Safety Summit Recap Thursday evening District 14 Alder Sheri Carter and I hosted the Public Safety Summit. It was powerful evening with lots of great content from our distinguished panel consisting of Judge Everett Mitchell, Anthony Cooper, Aurielle Smith, Kaleem Caire … [read more]

Hiring a New Police Chief: Make Your Voice Heard

The Police and Fire Commission takes public comment on the candidates for Chief of Police tonight at 5:30. TAKE ACTION: Make Your Voice Heard Members of the public who wish to offer comment during the public comment period must register in advance using the City of Madison’s … [read more]

Office Hours, Earth Day, New Term

Hi Everyone. I'm holding office hours tomorrow morning at 8am. Feel free to show up with your questions and concerns. Here is the Zoom invite: Tag Evers (he/him) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Office Hours Time: Apr 23, 2021 08:00 AM Central Time (US and … [read more]

Reindahl Park, 18-Story Bldg goes to UDC, and more

Hello friends and neighbors. Reindahl Park Encampment and Alternative Emergency Sheltering The City-County Homelessness Issues Committee will be discussing a resolution directing City staff to enforce ordinances at Reindahl Park and a resolution on a proposed emergency shelter tiny house … [read more]

2022 Operating Budget, Violence Prevention, Truman Olson Groundbreaking

Hi friends and neighbors, Here are meetings and events you may find worth checking out. 2022 Operating Budget The Finance Committee will be discussing amendments to the 2022 Executive Operating Budget at its meeting today at 4:30. I am cosponsoring several amendments: Expanding Monroe … [read more]

Bay Creek Bikeways Tonight, Dog Park Cleanup This Saturday, MPD Listening Sessions

TONIGHT: Bay Creek Bikeways Improvements Public Information Meeting Reminder: A virtual public information meeting is scheduled for 6 pm. this evening, March 31st, via Zoom. Prior registration is required. Click here to register in advance and the Zoom link will be sent to you. For more … [read more]

Two Virtual Meetings This Week, MPD Focus Groups, Election Day

Hi Everyone, Here are this week's updates: Two Virtual Neighborhood Meetings This Week Wednesday, April 6: You are invited to the virtual neighborhood meeting to learn more about McGrath Property Group's proposed 12-story, 200 unit, mixed-use development project for 222-232 E. Olin … [read more]

Men's Homeless Shelter, Recycling User Fee, Beltline Corridor Study

Hi Everyone, Here are this week's updates: 1902 Bartillon Drive -- Proposed Permament Men's Homeless Shelter The Finance Committee will meet at 4:30pm todayt to discuss the selection of the property at 1902 Bartillon Drive as the site for a permanent shelter serving men experiencing … [read more]

Resource Recovery Charge, Body-Worn Camera Pilot, Earth Day

Hi Friends and Neighbors, Spring is being unusually bashful. A year ago, all my dafodils were in full bloom. This year they've sprouted but the blossoms are decidedly tardy. Yes, I know warmer weather is slated for later this week, yet awaking to a smattering of snow this morning was a test of … [read more]

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