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Alderman Bob Donovan thanks Sheriff Clarke on his years of dedication to public service
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Alderman Bob Donovan thanks Sheriff Clarke on his years of dedication to public service

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - September 1, 2017

The administration owes the residents of this city a public safety plan
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The administration owes the residents of this city a public safety plan

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - August 29, 2017

Alderman Bob Donovan calls assault on MPS teacher disturbing, and calls for criminal charges
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Alderman Bob Donovan calls assault on MPS teacher disturbing, and calls for criminal charges

Alderman Bob Donovan reacts to MPS teacher assault

The Fire & Police Commission Deserves Mayor Barrett’s Support
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The Fire & Police Commission Deserves Mayor Barrett’s Support

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - July 28, 2017

Eliminating community prosecutors very, very bad for Milwaukee
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Eliminating community prosecutors very, very bad for Milwaukee

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - July 24, 2017

Will the D.A. and MPD approach to prostitution make a difference? I have my doubts
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Will the D.A. and MPD approach to prostitution make a difference? I have my doubts

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - July 13, 2017

The scourge of out of control prostitution, drugs
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The scourge of out of control prostitution, drugs

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - June 29, 2017

Continued state cigarette subsidy for Native American tribes disappointing
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Continued state cigarette subsidy for Native American tribes disappointing

$68.7 million subsidy ought to go to bolster public safety, Alderman Donovan says

Additional state funding for foot and bike officers – a plus for Milwaukee
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Additional state funding for foot and bike officers – a plus for Milwaukee

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 18, 2017

Kansas City, KS reverses pursuit policy to address “skyrocketing crime
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Kansas City, KS reverses pursuit policy to address “skyrocketing crime

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 15, 2017

Time to create new local sales tax for public safety Statement
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Time to create new local sales tax for public safety Statement

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - May 10, 2017

Councilmen opposed to downgrade in preference points for military veterans
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Councilmen opposed to downgrade in preference points for military veterans

News release from Aldermen Bob Donovan and Mark A. Borkowski

The perfect storm: It could be one bad summer
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The perfect storm: It could be one bad summer

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan April 27, 2017

What in the world is going on?!
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What in the world is going on?!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan April 24, 2017

Thirteen Council members demand action from MPD, FPC
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Thirteen Council members demand action from MPD, FPC

Seek re-prioritization of traffic enforcement, immediate review of no pursuit policy

A bad day that worsened by the hour
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A bad day that worsened by the hour

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan April 19, 2017

Gun-toting ‘scary and prolific’ auto thief kept in broken juvenile justice system
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Gun-toting ‘scary and prolific’ auto thief kept in broken juvenile justice system

Disturbing video raises many questions about judge’s decision

Council Members Seek Help From Governor on Juvenile Justice System
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Council Members Seek Help From Governor on Juvenile Justice System

“Sadly, our current juvenile justice system has, with few exceptions, become little more than an undergraduate course for violent criminals.”

Decent and determined citizens prevail in court against alleged nuisance landlord
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Decent and determined citizens prevail in court against alleged nuisance landlord

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 27, 2017

A dedicated city worker we will miss
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A dedicated city worker we will miss

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 23, 2017

Board approves Operation Impact’s expansion into 14th Aldermanic District
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Board approves Operation Impact’s expansion into 14th Aldermanic District

Joint news release from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Tony Zielinski

Two more shootings – when will Milwaukee wake up?
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Two more shootings – when will Milwaukee wake up?

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 20, 2017

Fire house shooting sickens me
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Fire house shooting sickens me

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 17, 2017

City sues to shut down properties linked to drugs, prostitution
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City sues to shut down properties linked to drugs, prostitution

Landlord allegedly knew widespread illegal activities were taking place

Surveillance cameras, alley lighting to continue with Potawatomi grant
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Surveillance cameras, alley lighting to continue with Potawatomi grant

The grant will help continued funding for surveillance cameras monitoring business and residential areas.

Donovan, Borkowski invite President-Elect Trump to Milwaukee
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Donovan, Borkowski invite President-Elect Trump to Milwaukee

Aldermen reach out to PEOTUS, feds for help with public safety issues

Ask for the records, please
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Ask for the records, please

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 17, 2016

Council members call on Chief to boost South Side officer staffing
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Council members call on Chief to boost South Side officer staffing

Members seek MPD officer increases in Police Districts Two and Six

Protests and Play-Doh therapy? Enough already!
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Protests and Play-Doh therapy? Enough already!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 11, 2016

Poll shows respect for police nears all-time high – go figure
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Poll shows respect for police nears all-time high – go figure

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 25, 2016

Ald. Donovan urges seven community meetings on public safety action plan
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Ald. Donovan urges seven community meetings on public safety action plan

Mayor, police chief, Fire and Police Commission members and Council members would be invited to attend

Mayor: Strongly urging owners, residents to install water filters for lead
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Mayor: Strongly urging owners, residents to install water filters for lead

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan---September 7, 2016

Abele’s “asinine” comment regarding Public Safety Action Plan way off base
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Abele’s “asinine” comment regarding Public Safety Action Plan way off base

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 6, 2016

Rahm Emanuel and Chicago get it—How about Milwaukee?
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Rahm Emanuel and Chicago get it—How about Milwaukee?

Chicago to hire hundreds of new officers to address deadly violence

MPD and DA must vigorously pursue charges following threats to officer
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MPD and DA must vigorously pursue charges following threats to officer

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan August 17, 2016

Mayor Barrett, I respectfully disagree
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Mayor Barrett, I respectfully disagree

Alderman Donovan calls for all-out curfew

Support the Blue Day rally to feature President Hamilton, Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski
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Support the Blue Day rally to feature President Hamilton, Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski

“I urge citizens to come out and show their support for our brave officers,” said Alderman Bob Donovan.

History ought to be a lesson for Milwaukee
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History ought to be a lesson for Milwaukee

City fails to net $20 million grant for streetcar extension

Final session in series of special Public Safety Committee meetings set for Monday
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Final session in series of special Public Safety Committee meetings set for Monday

The effort is part of a larger Common Council initiative to engage community members, civic leaders and police in combatting the epidemic of criminal activity in the City of Milwaukee.

Cops: The domestic guardians of our great democracy
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Cops: The domestic guardians of our great democracy

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan July 8, 2016

Citizens still not protected by the system
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Citizens still not protected by the system

Corrected/revised statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 16, 2016

County’s defensive reaction to committee testimony disappointing
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County’s defensive reaction to committee testimony disappointing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 7, 2016

Time to reopen Ethan Allen
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Time to reopen Ethan Allen

Alderman Donovan: “Why it was closed in the first place is beyond me”

Let’s get to the root of the problem
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Let’s get to the root of the problem

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 20, 2016

Offer of police substation laudable, but real problem remains scarcity of cops
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Offer of police substation laudable, but real problem remains scarcity of cops

Administration continues to pursue “magic bullets” that don’t exist

Milwaukee needs all hands on deck
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Milwaukee needs all hands on deck

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 6, 2016

Ald. Donovan to help dedicate memorial tree for late MPD officer
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Ald. Donovan to help dedicate memorial tree for late MPD officer

“As the longtime community liaison officer in District Six, Mark knew everyone and was well loved by businesses and residents in the community he served.”

Milwaukee auto theft epidemic out of control, sparking “street justice”
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Milwaukee auto theft epidemic out of control, sparking “street justice”

Ald. Donovan to hold Thursday news conference on near south side

Important New App Information from Alderman Bob Donovan
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Important New App Information from Alderman Bob Donovan

Milwaukee youth now have access to more than 200 after school programs and services at their fingertips

Skyrocketing auto thefts a symptom of larger issues
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Skyrocketing auto thefts a symptom of larger issues

Ald. Donovan blames officer shortage, no pursuit policy and lenient courts

Barrett’s Chief of Staff misses mark (and has a short memory!)
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Barrett’s Chief of Staff misses mark (and has a short memory!)

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 29, 2015

Barrett Administration misleading public on fire department staffing
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Barrett Administration misleading public on fire department staffing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 26, 2015

MFD brownouts diminish Milwaukee’s fire safety
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MFD brownouts diminish Milwaukee’s fire safety

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 22, 2015

MPD telecommunicators are scapegoats for poor policies, lack of management
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MPD telecommunicators are scapegoats for poor policies, lack of management

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 5, 2015

The “Donut Effect” and Milwaukee’s suffocating poverty
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The “Donut Effect” and Milwaukee’s suffocating poverty

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 17, 2015

Let’s give real credit where credit is due
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Let’s give real credit where credit is due

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 14, 2015

Police officers deserve our support always, and especially during these difficult days
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Police officers deserve our support always, and especially during these difficult days

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 8, 2015

Body cameras = more politics than policing
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Body cameras = more politics than policing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 31, 2015

Chief Flynn’s gun violence comments disappointing
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Chief Flynn’s gun violence comments disappointing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 28, 2015

Asking for Sheriff Clarke’s help to stem south side auto theft crisis
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Asking for Sheriff Clarke’s help to stem south side auto theft crisis

243% increase in 8th Aldermanic District in five years

Milwaukee’s public safety crisis increasing fear, frustration of residents
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Milwaukee’s public safety crisis increasing fear, frustration of residents

Administration’s own policies fueling more crime, violence and mayhem

Rash of morning street robberies on city’s near south side
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Rash of morning street robberies on city’s near south side

Joint statement from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman José G. Pérez July 22, 2015

Chief’s comments outrageous
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Chief’s comments outrageous

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 20, 2015

Disturbing car theft trend on south side – motorists beware
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Disturbing car theft trend on south side – motorists beware

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 15, 2015

Citizen victimized twice – first by bad guys, and then by the city
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Citizen victimized twice – first by bad guys, and then by the city

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 10, 2015

Alderman Donovan calls on mayor to mediate transit dispute
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Alderman Donovan calls on mayor to mediate transit dispute

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 1, 2015

Milwaukee a safe city? Utter nonsense
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Milwaukee a safe city? Utter nonsense

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 26, 2015

“All he did was shoot a cop”
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“All he did was shoot a cop”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 25, 2015

The loss of a dedicated public servant, south-sider and family man
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The loss of a dedicated public servant, south-sider and family man

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 22, 2015

Alderman Donovan asks for answers about secret MPD email system
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Alderman Donovan asks for answers about secret MPD email system

Alderman Donovan requested answers to specific questions about the purported secret e-mail system.

Alderman Donovan calls for DOJ audit of Milwaukee Police Department IT
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Alderman Donovan calls for DOJ audit of Milwaukee Police Department IT

Alderman says video data snafu part of a “pattern” of issues

For mayor, ignorance is bliss on MPD video snafu
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For mayor, ignorance is bliss on MPD video snafu

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 12, 2015

No new taxes!
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No new taxes!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 1, 2015

Crime and disorder forcing businesses to close
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Crime and disorder forcing businesses to close

The real story behind the closing of Mama Mia’s

Where does the buck stop in Milwaukee?
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Where does the buck stop in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee on target for 200 homicides in 2015

Officer injured in yet another car theft incident
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Officer injured in yet another car theft incident

Milwaukee’s auto theft rate 12 times higher than that of New York City

Milwaukee’s murder rate six times that of New York City
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Milwaukee’s murder rate six times that of New York City

“I’m asking the mayor where the buck stops, because to me it sure doesn’t look like it stops at his desk.”

Alderman Donovan asks for change in MPD vehicle pursuit policy
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Alderman Donovan asks for change in MPD vehicle pursuit policy

Current ‘no chase’ policy is emboldening criminals, Alderman Donovan says

One more streetcar route change threatens Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park
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One more streetcar route change threatens Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 30, 2015

Ald. Donovan calls news conference to address panhandling
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Ald. Donovan calls news conference to address panhandling

South side alderman also to address concerns about diminishing public safety

A good cop, and a bad Fire and Police Commission decision
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A good cop, and a bad Fire and Police Commission decision

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 24, 2015

Public Safety in Milwaukee approaching free-fall
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Public Safety in Milwaukee approaching free-fall

Continued deadly violence and other challenges affecting quality of life

Anti-streetcar petition will be revived this summer: Donovan
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Anti-streetcar petition will be revived this summer: Donovan

"Make no mistake, this is not a retreat but a strategic withdrawal. We will regroup, and we will live to fight another day," says alderman

Across the nation, a bad week for streetcars
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Across the nation, a bad week for streetcars

Cost overruns, low ridership, and a fire – is this where Milwaukee’s headed?

We’ve been lulled into complacency – where is the outrage?
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We’ve been lulled into complacency – where is the outrage?

As violence skyrockets, Milwaukee now second poorest large U.S. city

Alternative transit proposal gaining momentum
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Alternative transit proposal gaining momentum

Three Milwaukee County Supervisors voice support for Alderman Donovan’s proposal

<i>Moving Milwaukee Forward</i> is a smarter, greener, faster and cheaper transit option for our future
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Moving Milwaukee Forward is a smarter, greener, faster and cheaper transit option for our future

“Similar on-demand transit operations are used in Europe, and I believe they are the cutting-edge way of the future.”

Proposal to create inner city opportunities deserves a close look
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Proposal to create inner city opportunities deserves a close look

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan January 29, 2015

The Streetcar not desired
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The Streetcar not desired

Portland’s streetcar numbers inflated, so what can we expect in Milwaukee?

Representative Zepnick’s comments about local business way off base
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Representative Zepnick’s comments about local business way off base

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan January 21, 2015

It’s really hard to take JS, Mayor Barrett seriously these days
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It’s really hard to take JS, Mayor Barrett seriously these days

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Alderman Donovan to announce ‘full-court press’ on petition drive
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Alderman Donovan to announce ‘full-court press’ on petition drive

Alderman will hold Thursday morning news conference at grocery store

Aldermen join forces to launch streetcar referendum petition drive
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Aldermen join forces to launch streetcar referendum petition drive

News conference set for 1 p.m. TODAY at City Hall

Hamilton shooting a tragedy all around, but war on cops needs to end
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Hamilton shooting a tragedy all around, but war on cops needs to end

Police aren’t the problem, they’re part of the solution

City of Milwaukee: Government by elitists and the people don’t count
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City of Milwaukee: Government by elitists and the people don’t count

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 17, 2014

Mayor looking to shut down public vote on downtown streetcar
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Mayor looking to shut down public vote on downtown streetcar

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 8, 2014

Alderman Donovan will seek petition drive for streetcar referendum
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Alderman Donovan will seek petition drive for streetcar referendum

Alderman Bob Donovan to launch a citywide petition drive to trigger a binding referendum on the borrowing for the downtown streetcar project.

Article: MPD chief of staff now moonlighting in Pittsburgh
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Article: MPD chief of staff now moonlighting in Pittsburgh

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 21, 2014

Mayor’s doubling down on streetcar more about ego than good policy, leadership
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Mayor’s doubling down on streetcar more about ego than good policy, leadership

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 19, 2014

Operation Alley Cat initiative pays off with arrest
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Operation Alley Cat initiative pays off with arrest

News conference TODAY in alley where video footage captured suspect

Barrett administration public safety in disarray
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Barrett administration public safety in disarray

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 3, 2014

Cutting corners in police hiring may come back to bite us
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Cutting corners in police hiring may come back to bite us

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 23, 2014

Cop’s firing warrants more comment
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Cop’s firing warrants more comment

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 16, 2014

Firing of officer involved in Red Arrow Park shooting reeks of politics
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Firing of officer involved in Red Arrow Park shooting reeks of politics

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 15, 2014

Malcolm X fiasco could have been avoided
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Malcolm X fiasco could have been avoided

Barrett administration drops the ball once again

Politics and Policing Just Don’t Mix
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Politics and Policing Just Don’t Mix

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 25, 2014

Facebook can’t solve our infant mortality problem
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Facebook can’t solve our infant mortality problem

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 16, 2014

Juvenile justice system in shambles
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Juvenile justice system in shambles

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

And yes, the jury got it wrong with acquittal of suspected killer
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And yes, the jury got it wrong with acquittal of suspected killer

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Alderman Donovan issues statement on passing of Tom Nardelli
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Alderman Donovan issues statement on passing of Tom Nardelli

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Donovan accepts icy challenge from Chief Flynn
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Donovan accepts icy challenge from Chief Flynn

Alderman vows ice bucket challenge will create big splash but ‘won’t budge a single hair’

Donovan to Mayor Barrett: Quit deceiving the public – there are no extra patrols!
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Donovan to Mayor Barrett: Quit deceiving the public – there are no extra patrols!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Sheriff Clarke is right on the money
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Sheriff Clarke is right on the money

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 5, 2014

Juvenile crime problems go up, and curfew enforcement goes down
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Juvenile crime problems go up, and curfew enforcement goes down

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 1, 2014

Why we can no longer wait to remedy “The Wait”
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Why we can no longer wait to remedy “The Wait”

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan June 26, 2014

Mayor Barrett grasping at straws
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Mayor Barrett grasping at straws

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 17, 2014

Where’s the Plan?
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Where’s the Plan?

Another weekend of violence leaves two more innocent children wounded

Alderman Donovan seeks public safety plan, strategy and vision from Mayor Barrett
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Alderman Donovan seeks public safety plan, strategy and vision from Mayor Barrett

In a letter (attached) sent today to Mayor Barrett, Alderman Bob Donovan asks the mayor to provide the leadership necessary to guide Milwaukee out of its ongoing public safety challenges. In the letter, Alderman Donovan states: “Specifically, I am asking you to develop a vision, strategy and plan for public safety in Milwaukee. This plan must give the beleaguered citizens of this community hope, provide them with some light at the end of the tunnel, and foster their belief in a better, more prosperous future.”

News release from Alderman Bob Donovan
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News release from Alderman Bob Donovan

The South Side’s Neighborhood Ambassadors will return to the area, Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan said, with a news conference scheduled for Monday. Wearing brightly-colored shirts, the W-2 participants gain job training and work experience while picking up litter, removing graffiti and keeping an eye out for possible criminal activity.

While Milwaukee Slept
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While Milwaukee Slept

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 7, 2014

Operation Alley Cat initiative launches Wednesday
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Operation Alley Cat initiative launches Wednesday

Pilot project will outfit selected alleys with surveillance cameras

Alderman Donovan offers real alternative to mayor’s “plan ”
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Alderman Donovan offers real alternative to mayor’s “plan ”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Five shootings in two hours – and it’s only April
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Five shootings in two hours – and it’s only April

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan April 9, 2014

Mayor needs to put our money (streetcar) where his words are
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Mayor needs to put our money (streetcar) where his words are

I see that our mayor has his hands out, asking Governor Walker to hand over some of the state surplus to fix Milwaukee’s crumbling roads.

Emergency personnel will soon be visible for miles
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Emergency personnel will soon be visible for miles

Donation of wearable emergency lighting to be announced Wednesday

Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority
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Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority

Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman
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Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman

Anonymous donor pledges $10,000 in matching funds to help orphans
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Anonymous donor pledges $10,000 in matching funds to help orphans

An anonymous member of the Milwaukee-area community will give up to $10,000 to match funds that are being collected to benefit the children orphaned by a tragic murder-suicide that took place earlier this month.

Happy Holidays: Fired transit worker gets Scrooged
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Happy Holidays: Fired transit worker gets Scrooged

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 27, 2013

Fund for orphans left in wake of murder-suicide to be announced today
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Fund for orphans left in wake of murder-suicide to be announced today

Alderman Bob Donovan will help announce a special fund that has been established for three young children who lost both parents in a murder-suicide.

City employees and retirees deserve the truth
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City employees and retirees deserve the truth

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 12, 2013

Attack gives Milwaukee a bloody, broken nose
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Attack gives Milwaukee a bloody, broken nose

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan December 5, 2013

Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”
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Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 3, 2013

Murder milestone signals a tipping point
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Murder milestone signals a tipping point

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 19, 2013

New anti-prostitution initiative meeting with success on South Side
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New anti-prostitution initiative meeting with success on South Side

News release from Alds. Bob Donovan and Jose G. Perez

Public deserves open process on Malcolm X sale and sales of other public buildings
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Public deserves open process on Malcolm X sale and sales of other public buildings

Alderman Donovan seeks public process involving RFPs

Alderman Donovan to Host Town Hall Meetings
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Alderman Donovan to Host Town Hall Meetings

Alderman Bob Donovan will hold three separate town hall meetings for the 8th District next week.

Mayor urges Alderman Donovan to run for DA
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Mayor urges Alderman Donovan to run for DA

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan October 10, 2013

Twelve infants die in co-sleeping deaths in 10 months in Milwaukee – where is the outrage?!
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Twelve infants die in co-sleeping deaths in 10 months in Milwaukee – where is the outrage?!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 8, 2013

Barrett’s 100 cops just won’t cut it
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Barrett’s 100 cops just won’t cut it

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 30, 2013

Time for County Executive to urge reallocation of streetcar funds
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Time for County Executive to urge reallocation of streetcar funds

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 11, 2013

Nothing substantive has changed, and nothing substantive will change
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Nothing substantive has changed, and nothing substantive will change

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 9, 2013

Donovan urges merger of MPS public safety with MPD
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Donovan urges merger of MPS public safety with MPD

Alderman says move could put hundreds of additional officers on city streets during summer months

Mayor’s MPD overtime math doesn’t add up
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Mayor’s MPD overtime math doesn’t add up

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan August 12, 2013

Where’s the Outrage? Wake Up Milwaukee!
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Where’s the Outrage? Wake Up Milwaukee!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 29, 2013

Barrett & Council to Walker and Legislature: “Give me my ball, I’m going home”
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Barrett & Council to Walker and Legislature: “Give me my ball, I’m going home”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 1, 2013

Operation Harden the Target aims to help cut crime in near south side area
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Operation Harden the Target aims to help cut crime in near south side area

News conference set for Monday, July 1st at the Burnham Park Pavilion

Business moving from Milwaukee = wake up call
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Business moving from Milwaukee = wake up call

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan May 31, 2013

Common sense prevails on downtown streetcar project
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Common sense prevails on downtown streetcar project

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 9, 2013

Alderman Donovan calls for increasing police overtime funding, adding 20 new officers
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Alderman Donovan calls for increasing police overtime funding, adding 20 new officers

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan

Blaming and criticizing job creating businesses is a dumb thing to do
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Blaming and criticizing job creating businesses is a dumb thing to do

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

News conference will announce Sunday rally at Serb Hall
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News conference will announce Sunday rally at Serb Hall

10 a.m. Friday, March 22

Alderman Donovan calls for hiring 300-400 new police officers; points to New York City’s example
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Alderman Donovan calls for hiring 300-400 new police officers; points to New York City’s example

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan March 11, 2013

In Derek Williams case, “justice” is in the eye of the beholder
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In Derek Williams case, “justice” is in the eye of the beholder

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 22, 2013

If residency requirement is lifted, Mayor Barrett needs to look in the mirror to see who’s to blame
Two more reasons to say “NO!” to the downtown streetcar
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Two more reasons to say “NO!” to the downtown streetcar

Alderman Donovan outlines potential huge cost overruns

Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”
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Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”

A Plan to Revitalize and Grow Milwaukee’s Downtown: Minus the Downtown Streetcar

Instead of lifting residency requirement, let’s expand school choice and fix the “funding flaw”
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Instead of lifting residency requirement, let’s expand school choice and fix the “funding flaw”

As a city leader, I recognize how critically important it is that we have a city that is not only attractive, but that is also a place where people truly want to live.

Enough is enough with co-sleeping deaths
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Enough is enough with co-sleeping deaths

Alderman Donovan calls for charges in recent infant death

FPC’s change of heart in Schoen case sets dangerous precedent
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FPC’s change of heart in Schoen case sets dangerous precedent

Today’s reversal by the Fire and Police Commission on the reinstatement of Officer Richard Schoen should be very troubling to Milwaukee residents.

Commission’s decision to reconsider should not be based on pressure
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Commission’s decision to reconsider should not be based on pressure

I am very disappointed that a mob of angry citizens has apparently persuaded the Fire and Police Commission to reconsider its decision to reinstate Police Officer Richard Schoen.

Be careful calling the MPD – you could be the one getting the ticket
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Be careful calling the MPD – you could be the one getting the ticket

My grandfather was a proud Milwaukee police officer for 43 years, serving with the department from 1922 until his retirement in 1965.

Alderman Donovan to recognize heroic efforts of police aide, citizens
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Alderman Donovan to recognize heroic efforts of police aide, citizens

Alderman Bob Donovan to present citations to citizens who helped pull victims from a wrecked vehicle following a hit-and-run crash

Alderman Donovan backs MPD, Chief Flynn on Williams case
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Alderman Donovan backs MPD, Chief Flynn on Williams case

While it appears to now be open season on the Milwaukee Police Department and its leader, I, for one, am standing squarely behind the dedicated and hard working men and women of the MPD and Chief Flynn with regard to the Derek Williams case.

How will Milwaukee Police Department handle extra work?
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How will Milwaukee Police Department handle extra work?

I’m disappointed the Mayor didn’t find it necessary to brief more Council members on his plans.

Thanks to rally attendees, and Mayor Zeidler’s position on streetcars
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Thanks to rally attendees, and Mayor Zeidler’s position on streetcars

I firmly believe the big turnout is indicative of how strong the public opposition is to the massive boondoggle and waste of public money that is the proposed downtown streetcar.

Referendum push will be key focus at tonight’s anti-streetcar project rally at Serb Hall
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Referendum push will be key focus at tonight’s anti-streetcar project rally at Serb Hall

Alderman Bob Donovan will introduce an item for immediate adoption at Tuesday’s full Common Council meeting that (if approved) would require city employees to cease and desist from performing any tasks related to the downtown streetcar project until a majority of Milwaukee voters approve a referendum question asking whether they support construction of the massive public project.

DCD’s Rocky Marcoux is cleared by DA’s Office
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DCD’s Rocky Marcoux is cleared by DA’s Office

Today I received correspondence from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, notifying me that the investigation of my inquiry into possible criminal wrongdoing on the part of Commissioner Rocky Marcoux of the Department of City Development had been completed.

Protests at Palermo’s not good for business
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Protests at Palermo’s not good for business

Future business grand openings in Milwaukee could depend on it.

Silver City Neighborhood Hosting InterNational Food & Art Walk This Weekend
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Silver City Neighborhood Hosting InterNational Food & Art Walk This Weekend

The activities run from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and will be taking place all along National Ave. between S. 34th St. and S. 39th St.

Alderman Donovan to announce two crime prevention efforts on city’s near south side
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Alderman Donovan to announce two crime prevention efforts on city’s near south side

The news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 5.

Where my loyalties rest
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Where my loyalties rest

I feel compelled to respond today to the comments about me that came from Jeff Fleming on behalf of the Barrett administration.

Alderman Donovan to announce new efforts in fight against streetcar
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Alderman Donovan to announce new efforts in fight against streetcar

Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, August 16) to announce new efforts in his bid to derail the proposed downtown streetcar project.

We need a real public safety strategy, not another street roll call
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We need a real public safety strategy, not another street roll call

We need to fill the MPD officer vacancies and create a real public safety strategy for Milwaukee.

Alderman Donovan to Mayor: Start paying attention to Milwaukee
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Alderman Donovan to Mayor: Start paying attention to Milwaukee

How did the first moments of my first day of vacation begin (today)?

WeTip has made a difference in Milwaukee
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WeTip has made a difference in Milwaukee

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with WeTip’s chief executive officer, Susan Aguilar, and Sue Mandell, WeTip’s national director. Very simply, I want to take this opportunity to give credit where credit is due.

FREE art activities for kids in the 8th District!
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FREE art activities for kids in the 8th District!

Join A.W.E. artists to create paintings, masks, sculptures and many other imaginative projects to take home!

West Allis votes to oppose the Downtown Streetcar
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West Allis votes to oppose the Downtown Streetcar

On Tuesday, July 3, the Common Council of the City of West Allis voted unanimously to oppose Milwaukee’s downtown streetcar project.

Neighborhood Ambassadors to again tend  to near south side neighborhoods (news conference tomorrow a.m.)
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Neighborhood Ambassadors to again tend to near south side neighborhoods (news conference tomorrow a.m.)

Neighborhood Ambassadors – W-2 participants who gain job training and work experience while tidying up neighborhoods and business strip areas on the near south side – will be introduced during a news conference Thursday morning, Alderman Bob Donovan said. The news conference will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (June 28) at the intersection of S. […]

Statement on hearing regarding MPD crime statistics
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Statement on hearing regarding MPD crime statistics

To his credit, Chief Flynn put together an impressive presentation yesterday. The police department apparently reviewed more than 34,000 crime reports.

Operation Impact 2012 ready for launch
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Operation Impact 2012 ready for launch

Now in its fifth year, Operation Impact will install additional surveillance cameras and will allocate up to $85,000 in 2012 to help put additional patrol officers on the street in an effort to reduce crime on Milwaukee’s near south side, Alderman Bob Donovan said.

Letter to the Mayor
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Letter to the Mayor

I am persistent and believe in getting to the bottom of important matters and to the residents of Milwaukee.

Alderman Donovan will hold streetcar project rally, petition drive Saturday
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Alderman Donovan will hold streetcar project rally, petition drive Saturday

Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a rally and news conference at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.

We’re Reaping the Harvest We’ve Sown
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We’re Reaping the Harvest We’ve Sown

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Joe Dudzik August 5, 2011