Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

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Council President Hamilton will be hosting a Promise Zone Bike Ride next Saturday, June 17
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Council President Hamilton will be hosting a Promise Zone Bike Ride next Saturday, June 17

The slow paced, 5-mile ride is a family-friendly event suitable for anyone who can ride a bike.

A safe summer in Milwaukee is within reach
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A safe summer in Milwaukee is within reach

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton May 4, 2017

Milwaukee loses an old-school entertainment icon
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Milwaukee loses an old-school entertainment icon

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton April 25, 2017

President Hamilton to take part in gun safety panel discussion on April 24
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President Hamilton to take part in gun safety panel discussion on April 24

"I am committed to promoting responsible gun ownership and taking strategic approaches to reduce gun related crime and violence."

City’s commitment to police reforms persists in the face of flagging federal interest
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City’s commitment to police reforms persists in the face of flagging federal interest

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton April 7, 2017

A citywide effort is needed to quell Milwaukee’s senseless violence
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A citywide effort is needed to quell Milwaukee’s senseless violence

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton March 24, 2017

Launch of key Promise Zone effort to be announced Tuesday
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Launch of key Promise Zone effort to be announced Tuesday

City Hall event Jan 31 to be hosted by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

Public Safety Survey results ready for viewing
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Public Safety Survey results ready for viewing

Joint Media Alert from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Bob Donovan - December 16, 2016

Pres. Hamilton blasts council members for divisive and irresponsible press release
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Pres. Hamilton blasts council members for divisive and irresponsible press release

Statement of President Ashanti Hamilton November 17, 2016

Common Council refocuses on neighborhoods in amended city budget
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Common Council refocuses on neighborhoods in amended city budget

News release from Alds. Ashanti Hamilton and Milele A. Coggs

Onyx surrenders licenses
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Onyx surrenders licenses

The club was licensed by the City of Milwaukee to serve food, to serve alcohol, and to provide entertainment.

Dr. Driver & MPS Deserve Due Credit for MPS Turnaround Efforts
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Dr. Driver & MPS Deserve Due Credit for MPS Turnaround Efforts

Statement of President Ashanti Hamilton

City hearings on public safety issues to be held throughout October
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City hearings on public safety issues to be held throughout October

News release from Alds. Ashanti Hamilton & Bob Donovan

Eric Von: A Smooth Voice, a Good Man
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Eric Von: A Smooth Voice, a Good Man

Statement from Common Council President Hamilton

300+ Strong Movement to host 2nd Annual Community Rally at Sherman Park
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300+ Strong Movement to host 2nd Annual Community Rally at Sherman Park

The free 300+ Strong Movement Rally – hosted by a collective of grassroots and youth serving organizations – will take place Saturday (September 10) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sherman Park.

The only path to justice involves peace and patience
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The only path to justice involves peace and patience

Statement of President Ashanti Hamilton August 15, 2016

Hamilton applauds Senator Baldwin’s Stronger Way Act legislation
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Hamilton applauds Senator Baldwin’s Stronger Way Act legislation

Statement from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton July 15, 2016

Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort
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Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort

Council president and members issue “All Hands Call” for peace

President Hamilton Supports MPS Black Lives Matter initiative and My Brother’s Keeper
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President Hamilton Supports MPS Black Lives Matter initiative and My Brother’s Keeper

Statement from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton May 26, 2016

Thurston Woods playground rehab effort set for Saturday
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Thurston Woods playground rehab effort set for Saturday

News release from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

My Brother’s Keeper Youth Forum hosted by President Ashanti Hamilton and Mayor Tom Barrett
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My Brother’s Keeper Youth Forum hosted by President Ashanti Hamilton and Mayor Tom Barrett

The topics of discussion will be unlawful driving, how to prioritize problems, the pressing issues they face as youth and how the community can best support them.

Council President Hamilton urges community support for “Violence Prevention Month”
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Council President Hamilton urges community support for “Violence Prevention Month”

News release from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Hamilton to launch effort to raze blighted properties in Milwaukee’s central city
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Hamilton to launch effort to raze blighted properties in Milwaukee’s central city

The new blight-fighting endeavor will advocate public/private partnerships that will demolish abandoned, dangerous and unsanitary properties in the city’s Promise Zones.

Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments
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Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments

News release from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Ald. Hamilton announces alley snow plowing pilot program
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Ald. Hamilton announces alley snow plowing pilot program

DPW will assess if additional pilot demonstration areas are necessary after the 2015-2016 snow season.

Alderman Hamilton Invites Residents to Participate in Vacant Lot Challenge
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Alderman Hamilton Invites Residents to Participate in Vacant Lot Challenge

The challenge is a pilot project that will showcase creative ideas and strategies for transforming Milwaukee’s vacant land into an asset that contributes to a community need.

Mix of intensity, loyalty and devotion helped define Ald. Joe Dudzik
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Mix of intensity, loyalty and devotion helped define Ald. Joe Dudzik

Statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton May 22, 2015

Exploring state lawmakers’ “New Opportunities for Milwaukee”
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Exploring state lawmakers’ “New Opportunities for Milwaukee”

Statement of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton January 30, 2015

Seeing beyond the streetcar: Just one part of strategy to create opportunities
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Seeing beyond the streetcar: Just one part of strategy to create opportunities

Statement of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton January 23, 2015

Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms
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Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms

Joint Statement from Common Council members Ashanti Hamilton, Russell W. Stamper II, Milele A. Coggs, Willie C. Wade and José G Pérez

Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods
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Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods

News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital
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Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital

Statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton December 5, 2014

Public can learn about network vehicle driver job opportunities at event TONIGHT
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Public can learn about network vehicle driver job opportunities at event TONIGHT

Network vehicle driver information session

Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance
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Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance

Joint news release and file from Alderman Hamilton, Alderman Kovac and Alderwoman Coggs

A Community Desperate for Change
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A Community Desperate for Change

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will host a Black Male Achievement Advisory Committee (BMAAC) meeting with Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, May 19th.

Statement: “Why we can’t wait”
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Statement: “Why we can’t wait”

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton selected as co-chair of Black Male Achievement Advisory Council April 3, 2014

Milwaukee residents deserve a Milwaukee hearing on MPS buildings bill
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Milwaukee residents deserve a Milwaukee hearing on MPS buildings bill

Statement of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton October 9, 2013

Community violence concerning, proposed solutions lacking
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Community violence concerning, proposed solutions lacking

Ald. Hamilton offers alternative to Mayor’s plan

Proposal deserves a closer look…and perspective
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Proposal deserves a closer look…and perspective

Statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton May 9, 2013

Milwaukee Jobs Act components get boost from Council
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Milwaukee Jobs Act components get boost from Council

The Common Council has approved changes that will make it easier for groups and businesses to help implement key components of the Milwaukee Jobs Act, which could help put dozens of city residents in new jobs this summer.

Important meeting information from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton
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Important meeting information from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Important meeting information from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Ashanti Hamilton Community Meeting
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Ashanti Hamilton Community Meeting

Community meeting to be held on Sweetz.

Governor’s continued attempts to disenfranchise voters warrant arrest
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Governor’s continued attempts to disenfranchise voters warrant arrest

Statement of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Villard Avenue Day Festival is Saturday
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Villard Avenue Day Festival is Saturday

The Villard Avenue Business Improvement District #19 will be holding its free 2012 neighborhood street festival on W. Villard Ave. between N. 35th and N. 38th Streets on Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia Festival is Saturday
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Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia Festival is Saturday

The Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia (ACT) Business Improvement District #29 will be holding its free 2012 neighborhood celebration on the triangle at Capitol Dr. and Atkinson Ave. on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.