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Alder Gary Halverson

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Alder Gary Halverson

Contact Information

Home Address:

1009 Glacier Hill Dr

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 Halverson’s Updates

Tag: Weekly City Updates

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 3, 2021

Homeless Issues Budget Recommendation Listening Session The City-County Homeless Issues Committee is holding a listening session to receive recommendations from the public for the 2021 budget on issues related to homelessness at its meeting on Monday. Find meeting details here Find … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 10, 2021

20 is Plenty The Transportation Commission will discuss the 20 is Plenty phase one plan at its meeting on Wednesday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Report on Recent Gun Violence The Public Safety Review Committee will receive a report on … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 17, 2021

Complete Green Streets The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing the results of preliminary outreach efforts regarding the Complete Green Streets program on Monday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Temporary Permissible … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 24, 2021

Bike Registration and Winter Bikeway Maintenance Updates The Transportation Commission will be receiving an update on the City’s bike registration program and an annual report on winter bike facilities maintenance at its meeting on Wednesday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 31, 2021

Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Taskforce The Madison Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Taskforce is kicking off its meetings on Tuesday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Accessibility and Equity Analysis of Allowing Video at Virtual Meetings The … [read more]

Proposed Men's Shelter Site Selection Criteria and other Event Highlights for the Week of June 7, 2021 CORRECTION

Proposed Men's Shelter Site Selection Criteria Monday June 7th 5:30p Meeting The City-County Homelessness Issues Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing site selection criteria for a new men's shelter at its meeting on Monday June 7th, 5:30p Meeting Details Meeting … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 14, 2021

Proposed Men’s Shelter Site Selection Criteria The Common Council Executive Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing site selection criteria for a new men’s shelter at its meeting on Tuesday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Final Report of … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 21, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds The Finance Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing allocation of ARPA funds at its meeting on Monday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment For additional information about … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 28, 2021

Parking Ordinance Changes The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing parking ordinance changes at its meeting on Monday. Meeting details Meeting agenda Register for public comment For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights

Special Meeting of the Plan Commission The Plan Commission will be receiving a presentation from City Planning Division staff on a potential new framework for land use/ sub-area plans at its meeting on Thursday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment For … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 26, 2021

City Employee Wage Increase Parity The Committee on Employee Relations will be discussing a resolution to provide wage increase parity for general municipal employees at its meeting on Wednesday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment For additional … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of August 2, 2021

Hope Village: Alternative Emergency Sheltering Discussion at CCEC The City Council Executive Committee will be discussing my resolution proposal to establish Hope Village, a tiny house alternative emergency shelter option to close the gap for individuals who are unable to use our existing … [read more]

Reindahl Park Discussions this week and other Events - Week of Aug 9

Both the Public Safety Review Committee and the Equal Opportunities Commission will be discussing issues around the Reindahl Park encampment. This is an opportunity for you to have your voice heard regarding your concerns at Reindahl Park. Reindahl Park Updates - Wednesday Aug 11th The … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of August 16, 2021

Rent Abatement and Tenant Protections The Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee will be discussing rent abatement and tenant protections at its meeting on Thursday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment For additional information about additional … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of August 23, 2021

Events, activities, seminars, etc. The African Association of Madison presents Africa Fest 2021, “Celebrating Africa’s Great Civilizations,” on Saturday, August 21, from 10am-10pm at McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll Street. This free event features onstage performances, Taste of Africa food … [read more]

Reindahl Park Update and other Highlights for the Week of August 30, 2021

Reindahl Park Resolutions at Common Council Meeting Tuesday August 31st 6:30p. On Tuesday, August 31 at 6:30pm, the Madison Common Council meeting will have two agenda items coming up for a vote regarding the encampment at Reindahl Park. Agenda item 66 and Agenda item 67 are Resolutions that … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 6, 2021

City administrative offices are closed on Monday, September 6, for Labor Day. Emergency services will be open. You may use Report a Problem for non-emergencies. More information can be found here. Temporary Permissible Encampments (TPE) criteria and Reindahl Park The Equal Opportunities … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 20, 2021

Redistricting Local redistricting is happening now! The City's Redistricting Committee seeks your feedback on two Alder District Concepts. BE ADVISED that both of these concepts have carved me out of District 17! If you have concerns about that, be sure to send in your feed back to … [read more]

Meeting and Events Highlights for the Week of September 27, 2021

City 2022 Executive Capital Budget The Finance Committee will be discussing the 2022 Executive Capital Budget at its meeting on Monday. · Meeting Details · Meeting Agenda · Register for Public Comment For additional information about additional meetings … [read more]

Streets Division Updates for October 1st

Streets Division Updates Brush collection is over. Do not set brush out to the curb for pickup. Collection will return in 2022. Take brush to a drop-off site. Drop-off site hours are different this year. Be sure you know what the hours are before loading your vehicle. Learn the hours and … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of October 4, 2021

Bartillon Drive and Zeier Road - Impacts District 17 The City-County Homeless Issues Committee is taking action on ordinances related to the Bartillon Drive and Zeier Road properties at its meeting on Monday at 5:30pm. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public … [read more]

2022 Operating Budget Meetings, Gun Violence Reduction Strategy and more for the Week of October 11, 2021

2022 Executive Operating Budget Want to learn how your tax dollars are being spent? Be sure to check out these meetings! The Finance Committee will be discussing the 2022 Executive Operating Budget at its meetings on Monday and Tuesday starting at 4:30p both days. Monday - … [read more]

Event Highlights for the Week of October 18, 2021

Events, activities, seminars, etc. Would your group or business like to provide more information on Metro's network redesign or bus rapid transit efforts to members and customers? Project staff would be glad to answer questions at your next virtual meeting or set up a table to answer … [read more]

2022 Budget Meetings and other Event Highlights for the Week of October 25, 2021

2022 Operating Budget Hearings at Finance Committee Monday, October 25th, at 4:30p The Finance Committee will be discussing amendments to the 2022 Executive Operating Budget at its meeting on Monday at 4:30p. The discussion will include three amendments (17, 18, and 19) that look to reduce MPD … [read more]

Budget Deliberations and other highlights for the week of November 8

2022 Council Budget Deliberations The Common Council will be taking public comment on the 2022 capital and operating budgets at its 5:30 PM meeting on Tuesday and deliberating the budget on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (if needed). Tuesday - November 9, 5:30p Meeting … [read more]

Accessory Dwelling Units, GETAP and other Highlights for the Week of Nov 15

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) ADUs are second dwelling units on properties with single-family homes, can be a great opportunity to provide additional housing options in neighborhoods across our growing city. ADUs have been allowable in Madison since 2013, and many growing cities across the … [read more]

Event Highlights for the Week of November 22, 2021

Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc. City administrative offices are closed on November 25 and 26. Emergency services will be open; please call 911. Use Report a Problem for non-emergencies. As the City works to plan reconstruction on an iconic passage into the City … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of December 6, 2021

Staff Reports on Reindahl Park and the Men’s Shelter The City-County Homeless Issues Committee will receive City staff updates on Reindahl Park and the men’s shelter at its meeting on Monday December 6th, 5:30p. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of December 13, 2021

South Madison Plan The Plan Commission will be discussing the South Madison Plan at its meeting on Monday December 13th at 5:30pm. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Independent Police Monitor Hiring Decision The Police Civilian Oversight Board … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of December 20, 2021

Announcements The Streets Division is happy to announce that as of December 10, you will now have more opportunities every month to set out large items for collection when you submit a large item work order. Learn more here. The Engineering Division reminds you to pay attention to … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of January 3, 2022

Events An 89-foot diameter temporary walking labyrinth will be constructed from recycled holiday tree branches this winter, and will be free and open to the public. How Lovely Are Thy Branches is coming to Olbrich Park Beach in Madison WI, January 2 through March 1, 2022. Read more here, … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of January 10, 2022

Greater East Towne Plan The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing adoption of the Greater East Towne Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan at their meeting on Monday at 5pm. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment The Board … [read more]

Events and Highlights for the Week of January 17, 2022

Imagination Center at Reindahl Park Preliminary Design Community Meeting You are invited to see preliminary designs for the new Imagination Center at Reindahl Park, 6-8 p.m., January 27, 2022, via Zoom. Registration prior is required to receive the Zoom link in advance. Community members are … [read more]

Events and Highlights for the week of January 24

Events On Tuesday, January 25, join in community for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the … [read more]

Events and Highlights for the week of January 31

Draft Metro Transit Network Redesign The Transportation Policy and Planning Board is discussing the draft Metro Transit Network Redesign Plan at its meeting on Monday at 5pm. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Fire Chief Hiring Process The Police and … [read more]

Events and Highlights for the Week of February 7, 2022

Greater East Towne Plan The Plan Commission will be discussing adoption of the Greater East Towne Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan at its meeting on Monday at 5:30p. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Metro Redesign Plan Now … [read more]

Meeting and event highlights for the week of February 14

Roadway and Sidewalk Café Permits The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing a proposed new Roadway Café permit at its meeting on Monday at 5pm. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment The Downtown Coordinating Committee will be … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of February 21, 2022

Roadway and Sidewalk Café Permits The Vending Oversight Committee will be discussing several items related to roadside cafés, sidewalk cafes, and the Streatery program at its meeting on Wednesday at 5pm. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment ARPA Funds … [read more]

Metro Network Redesign Neighborhood Meeting and other Updates

Transit Redesign Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday, March 23 at 6pm We are hosting a virtual neighborhood meeting to present the current Metro Network Redesign plans. You can join the meeting here https://cityofmadison.zoom.us/j/83755802784?pwd=NHZmeGZUOTNqVlI5R0RjdXBSVlo1Zz09 Join by … [read more]

Volunteers Needed and other Highlights for the Week of April 4, 2022

Volunteers Needed for Park Cleanup Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10am to 12pm. Join this community-wide volunteer effort to help make a difference. The Parks Division is seeking 850 volunteers at … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of April 18, 2022

Events Monday, April 18th, 6:30pm Neighborhood meeting regarding the permanent men's shelter at 1902 Bartillon Dr. This is a virtual meeting and you can register here. https://cityofmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocemprjkqEtcRJGCpshD-j8dP2Tx9I4d8 Madison College’s 2022 Annual … [read more]

Concrete Medians, Transit-Oriented Development Overlay Zone and other Highlights this Week

Transit-Oriented Development overlay zone The Planning Division, in collaboration with Zoning staff, is working to implement a 2018 Comprehensive Plan call for implementation of "Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) overlay zoning" along planned BRT and other high-frequency transit corridors … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 9, 2022

This Week's Meetings The Planning Division, in collaboration with Zoning staff, is working to implement a 2018 Comprehensive Plan call for implementation of “Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) overlay zoning” along planned BRT and other high-frequency transit corridors to “create … [read more]

Recycling Fee, Metro Redesign and more for the week of May 16

Resource Recovery Special Charge aka Recycling Fee The Finance Committee will discuss the Resource Recovery Special Charge and get an overview of City agency 2023 Capital Budget requests at its virtual meeting on Monday, May 16, at 4:30pm. Meeting details Meeting agenda Watch … [read more]

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