Ald. Bob Bauman

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“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony
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“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony

Annual preservation honors event to be held at Best Place at the Pabst

Paul Henningsen had a passion for service, neighborhood revitalization
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Paul Henningsen had a passion for service, neighborhood revitalization

Statement from Alderman Robert J. Bauman October 20, 2016

Overnight concrete operation at NML tower site
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Overnight concrete operation at NML tower site

Important NML construction site operation update from Alderman Robert Bauman

Walk with Ald. Bauman and Mayor Barrett previews Historic Concordia Tour of Homes
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Walk with Ald. Bauman and Mayor Barrett previews Historic Concordia Tour of Homes

News release from Alderman Robert Bauman

VISION 2050 workshop is Thursday, November 19 in Milwaukee
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VISION 2050 workshop is Thursday, November 19 in Milwaukee

Important regional planning workshop info from Alderman Robert Bauman

Event Invitation from Robert J. Bauman
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Event Invitation from Robert J. Bauman

I invite you to attend the 52nd annual Veterans Day Parade and Day of Honor on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Council committee recommends adding funds to bolster home repair program
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Council committee recommends adding funds to bolster home repair program

News release from Alderman Robert J. Bauman

Dr. Luis “Tony” Báez named winner of the 2015 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
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Dr. Luis “Tony” Báez named winner of the 2015 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

Dr. Báez will be presented with the Zeidler award during a special ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.

Ald. Bauman invites residents to attend neighborhood meeting on Monday
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Ald. Bauman invites residents to attend neighborhood meeting on Monday

Community members will be able to learn about neighborhood and citywide issues from a handful of city officials, including Alderman Bauman.

Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting
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Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting

Alderman Robert J. Bauman will host meeting; Mayor Barrett to deliver presentation on proposal for new downtown arena

Republican Leadership Fumbles the Ball on Arena Funding; Time for Plan B.
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Republican Leadership Fumbles the Ball on Arena Funding; Time for Plan B.

Statement from Alderman Robert J. Bauman July 2, 2015

Alderman Bauman and Alderman Stamper issue joint statement regarding bus driver work stoppage
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Alderman Bauman and Alderman Stamper issue joint statement regarding bus driver work stoppage

Joint statement from Alderman Robert Bauman and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Arena Funding Plan on Life Support; Time for Plan B
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Arena Funding Plan on Life Support; Time for Plan B

Statement of Alderman Robert J. Bauman June 2, 2015

Council approves fast-tracking tax foreclosures
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Council approves fast-tracking tax foreclosures

The City of Milwaukee will now be able to fast-track the tax foreclosure process on vacant and abandoned homes.

Ald. Bauman’s “One Percent Solution” to arena funding in committee on Monday
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Ald. Bauman’s “One Percent Solution” to arena funding in committee on Monday

“A one-cent sales tax would help complete the funding puzzle without putting an undue burden on our local governments, while also providing revenue to support other important institutions.”

Rail and state officials to testify during committee discussion of Bakken crude oil
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Rail and state officials to testify during committee discussion of Bakken crude oil

News release from Alderman Robert Bauman

A new funding approach is needed if we are going to retain the Bucks: The One Percent Solution
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A new funding approach is needed if we are going to retain the Bucks: The One Percent Solution

Statement of Alderman Robert Bauman

Committee to hear report on use of local rail lines to transport Bakken crude oil
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Committee to hear report on use of local rail lines to transport Bakken crude oil

“Given recent incidents that have demonstrated the potential for disastrous accidents along rail lines where crude oil is transported, this is an issue of great concern for our residents.”

Ald. Bauman Responds to ATU Local 998’s Anti-streetcar Letter
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Ald. Bauman Responds to ATU Local 998’s Anti-streetcar Letter

Letter to ATU Local 998 was released to the media by Alderman Robert Bauman.

City’s STRONG Homes loans offer options to those whose insurance is threatened
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City’s STRONG Homes loans offer options to those whose insurance is threatened

News release from Alderman Robert Bauman

Governor Walker wants to raise taxes on gasoline—say it ain’t so
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Governor Walker wants to raise taxes on gasoline—say it ain’t so

Statement from Alderman Robert Bauman October 16, 2014

Ald. Bauman calls Mayoral veto of home improvement loan program a “slap to the face” of Milwaukee homeowners
Common Council approves historic designation, rezoning for McKinley School property
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Common Council approves historic designation, rezoning for McKinley School property

News release from Alderman Robert J. Bauman

Housing stock, affordable housing get boost from Common Council
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Housing stock, affordable housing get boost from Common Council

The Common Council has approved a new Housing Stock Improvement Program

Resolution seeks equal treatment for projects that require moving utilities
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Resolution seeks equal treatment for projects that require moving utilities

News release from Alderman Robert J. Bauman

Public Works Committee signs off on measure to staff parking ramps fulltime
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Public Works Committee signs off on measure to staff parking ramps fulltime

News release from Alderman Robert Bauman

Ald. Bauman urges state to allocate more transportation funding to local projects
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Ald. Bauman urges state to allocate more transportation funding to local projects

News release from Alderman Robert Bauman

After lifting of cab cap, city will begin accepting applications for new taxi permits
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After lifting of cab cap, city will begin accepting applications for new taxi permits

For the first time in decades, applicants for a public passenger vehicle permit to operate a taxi in Milwaukee will be able to apply without regard for a cap on the number of permits issued, and receive provisional permission to begin operating the day of their application. On a unanimous vote, the Milwaukee Common Council passed legislation […]

Kenneth Germanson to receive 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
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Kenneth Germanson to receive 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

News release from Alderman Robert J. Bauman

Council hearing Wednesday on proposal to lift cap on taxicab permits, create legal path for network company vehicles
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Council hearing Wednesday on proposal to lift cap on taxicab permits, create legal path for network company vehicles

The Public Works Committee will hold a special meeting tomorrow to hear testimony on a proposed ordinance lifting the cap on taxicab permits and establishing provisions for vehicle inspections and driver licensing for “network companies.”

Public Transportation Review Board to take up lifting cap on taxicab permits, legal path for network company vehicles
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Public Transportation Review Board to take up lifting cap on taxicab permits, legal path for network company vehicles

The city’s Public Transportation Review Board will meet tomorrow (Friday, June 13) to discuss a proposed ordinance lifting the cap on taxicab permits and establishing provisions for vehicle inspections and driver licensing for “network companies” such as Uber and Lyft.

“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony
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“Cream of Cream City” to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony

Annual preservation honors event to be held at Best Place at the Pabst

Proposal would abolish taxi cab cap, allow mobile “rideshare” services
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Proposal would abolish taxi cab cap, allow mobile “rideshare” services

The new legislation will be introduced at the meeting of the Public Transportation Review Board that is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 9, in room 301-B of City Hall.

Council measure seeks changes to allow energy competition and savings
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Council measure seeks changes to allow energy competition and savings

Alderman Robert J. Bauman has introduced a resolution that seeks to change state law to allow the city and small businesses to seek alternative energy provider.

Nominees sought for 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
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Nominees sought for 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

Nominees are being sought for the 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award, according to Alderman Robert J. Bauman.

Lottery drawing for new cab permits will  take place Monday at Centennial Hall
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Lottery drawing for new cab permits will take place Monday at Centennial Hall

Lottery for 1,706 applicants to be held Monday morning.

Deadline this week for those seeking a shot at new taxicab permits
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Deadline this week for those seeking a shot at new taxicab permits

At 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, the City Clerk’s Office will hold a lottery to determine which applicants are allowed to continue in the licensing process.

City will fight last-ditch effort by cab companies to preserve unfair monopoly
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City will fight last-ditch effort by cab companies to preserve unfair monopoly

The City of Milwaukee will move forward with plans to issue 100 new taxi cab licenses, even as a group of current taxi owners and operators attempt to thwart the legislative process with a last-ditch federal lawsuit.

Public Works Committee to again discuss pedal tavern legislation
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Public Works Committee to again discuss pedal tavern legislation

Uber ride-sharing file, pothole policies/procedures and energy production measure also on tap for Wednesday’s meeting

Alderman Bauman proposes parking remedy for downtown businesses
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Alderman Bauman proposes parking remedy for downtown businesses

To alleviate a critical street parking squeeze affecting several downtown businesses, Alderman Robert J. Bauman has proposed rescinding a state Department of Transportation (WDOT) mandated traffic control plan.

Alderman Bauman letter to Governor urges nighttime quiet on Hoan project
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Alderman Bauman letter to Governor urges nighttime quiet on Hoan project

In his efforts to protect residents and businesses from the constant nighttime noise that accompanies ongoing work on the Hoan Bridge, Alderman Robert Bauman has sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker urging the Governor to intervene.

Third Ward shaking from disruptive after-hours Hoan Bridge work
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Third Ward shaking from disruptive after-hours Hoan Bridge work

News conference about the problem tomorrow at City Hall

Nearly 80 Submit “Intent to Apply” Forms for New Taxicab Permits
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Nearly 80 Submit “Intent to Apply” Forms for New Taxicab Permits

As of the end of business today, 79 “Intent to Apply” forms for the new taxicab vehicle permits have been received by the License Division of City Clerk’s office.

Public Works Committee to Hear Plans for New Taxicab Permits
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Public Works Committee to Hear Plans for New Taxicab Permits

Tomorrow’s meeting of the Common Council’s Public Works Committee will include testimony about the process for issuing 100 new taxicab vehicle permits – including a possible lottery for those permits if necessary.

Public Works Committee to take up pedal tavern legislation
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Public Works Committee to take up pedal tavern legislation

The Public Works Committee will take up a proposed ordinance Wednesday allowing for either the complete prohibition of alcohol on so-called pedal taverns, or allowing for tight regulations on alcohol use for the often noisy “rolling parties.”

Report details special event permit data, including scofflaws
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Report details special event permit data, including scofflaws

The newly released Special Event Permit Office 2013 Report issued by the Department of Public Works shows the city took in $436,360 in fees last year.

Legal opinion: City cannot delegate regulation of taxicabs to county
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Legal opinion: City cannot delegate regulation of taxicabs to county

The City of Milwaukee may not legally delegate its authority to regulate and license taxicabs and taxicab operators to Milwaukee County, according to an opinion released this week by the Office of City Attorney Grant F. Langley.

Transit system bidders will address Public Transportation Review Board
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Transit system bidders will address Public Transportation Review Board

Veolia, MV Transportation to make their pitches.

Bike-sharing program moves forward with committee approval
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Bike-sharing program moves forward with committee approval

A public bike-sharing system for the City of Milwaukee picked up the endorsement of a key Common Council committee on Wednesday.

Committee recommends plan to provide foreclosure alternatives
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Committee recommends plan to provide foreclosure alternatives

Under a proposal sponsored by Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman, some Milwaukee homeowners facing foreclosure due to unpaid city fees on their tax bill would have the option of paying on an installment plan instead of losing their homes.

Nominees sought for 2013 Frank P. Zeidler  Public Service Award
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Nominees sought for 2013 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

Nominees are being sought for the 2013 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award, according to Alderman Robert J. Bauman.

Federal judge’s decision on Zoo Interchange Environmental Impact Statement creates opportunity for new direction in transportation investment
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Federal judge’s decision on Zoo Interchange Environmental Impact Statement creates opportunity for new direction in transportation investment

Alderman Bauman calls for new alternative for I-94 rebuilding project that would invest in freeway rebuilding, local road reconstruction and expansion of Milwaukee Streetcar

Streetcar project to be addressed during Saturday rail event
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Streetcar project to be addressed during Saturday rail event

Rail advocacy effort will be announced during news event tomorrow at 11 a.m. at downtown Intermodal Station

Historic Preservation Honored Wednesday at Cream of Cream City Awards Ceremony
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Historic Preservation Honored Wednesday at Cream of Cream City Awards Ceremony

Annual preservation honors event to be held at Best Place at the Pabst

Proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits, improve taxi service to get Thursday committee hearing
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Proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits, improve taxi service to get Thursday committee hearing

A proposed city ordinance introduced by Alderman Robert J. Bauman seeking to repeal the city’s cap on issuing new public passenger vehicle permits and to establish new requirements aimed at improving taxicab services in the city will be discussed TOMORROW (Thursday, April 18) during a public hearing before the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Consumer voices sought on proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits
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Consumer voices sought on proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits

Public hearing continues on Friday, March 8 at City Hall

Alderman urges caution as Milwaukee County considers the sale and disposition of county facilities
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Alderman urges caution as Milwaukee County considers the sale and disposition of county facilities

Statement from Alderman Robert J. Bauman

Proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits gets Friday hearing
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Proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits gets Friday hearing

Measure also calls for more frequent vehicle inspections, vehicle upgrades

Ceremony at Lynden Hill will mark National Public Lands Day
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Ceremony at Lynden Hill will mark National Public Lands Day

The 19th annual National Public Lands Day will be celebrated in Milwaukee tomorrow (Saturday, September 29) morning at Lynden Hill.

PSC indicates in favor of City of Milwaukee on Milwaukee Streetcar utility issue
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PSC indicates in favor of City of Milwaukee on Milwaukee Streetcar utility issue

A majority of the members of the Public Service Commission expressed support today for the City of Milwaukee’s position that the Milwaukee Streetcar is a public works project just like roads, sewers and water main projects.

Green Named 2012 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
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Green Named 2012 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

The Milwaukee Common Council will honor Mr. Green on Tuesday, September 25 prior to the start of its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.

Bike-sharing program pedals to Public Works Committee
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Bike-sharing program pedals to Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee will discuss a resolution Wednesday (July 11) to create a bicycle-sharing program in Milwaukee that if approved could start up in spring 2013.

Letter to City of Waukesha regarding the City’s request for water service
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Letter to City of Waukesha regarding the City’s request for water service

The attached letter was sent today by Alderman Robert J. Bauman, chair of the Public Works Committee, regarding the scheduling of Council file# 120230: Resolution directing negotiations with the City of Waukesha regarding the City’s request for water service.