Ald. Terry Witkowski

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Proposal allows strip clubs in over 200 possible sites and takes away public input!
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Proposal allows strip clubs in over 200 possible sites and takes away public input!

Statement of Alderman Terry L. Witkowski June 6, 2017

Aerotropolis Milwaukee informational session set for next week
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Aerotropolis Milwaukee informational session set for next week

Alderman Witkowski invites public to May 23 session at Tippecanoe Library

Historic Flooding with Three Pieces of Legislation
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Historic Flooding with Three Pieces of Legislation

City, county responding to increasing frequency of flooding.

“City of Milwaukee family” mourning the loss of a dedicated member
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“City of Milwaukee family” mourning the loss of a dedicated member

Statement of Alderman Terry L. Witkowski March 23, 2017

Ald. Witkowski invites residents to “Around the Corner” preview party
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Ald. Witkowski invites residents to “Around the Corner” preview party

“Around the Corner” is a Milwaukee Public Television program hosted by Milwaukee native and Emmy-winning actor John McGivern.

Milwaukee historian John Gurda to hold public talk next week
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Milwaukee historian John Gurda to hold public talk next week

Mr. Gurda, a Milwaukee-born writer and historian, has studied his hometown since 1972.

Committee action clears the way for sale of former “Dino’s Italian Restaurant”
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Committee action clears the way for sale of former “Dino’s Italian Restaurant”

The building had been vacant for a number of years before the city was forced to foreclose upon it.

Ald. Witkowski invites neighbors to meeting about future of S. 27th Street
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Ald. Witkowski invites neighbors to meeting about future of S. 27th Street

Future plans for five sites, including the Wildenberg Hotel, will be among the items discussed.

Council approves move to study property problems caused by LLCs
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Council approves move to study property problems caused by LLCs

“We are talking about landlords who own properties in some of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, and they have been gaming the system”

State rules hinder tax referendum on Milwaukee Police Dept. staffing surge
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State rules hinder tax referendum on Milwaukee Police Dept. staffing surge

Since 1989, budget cuts have reduced the number of city employees from more than 11,000 to fewer than 7,000.

Artist Market to be held in Garden District this weekend
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Artist Market to be held in Garden District this weekend

“I am excited to welcome this showing of our community’s creativity to the Garden District”

Alderman Witkowski invites residents to play music outdoors, celebrate life
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Alderman Witkowski invites residents to play music outdoors, celebrate life

“In times past it was common to hear live music emanating from porches, yards and street corners”

Alderman Witkowski invites residents to National Night Out event
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Alderman Witkowski invites residents to National Night Out event

National Night Out invitation from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Proposal seeks ballot measure on hiring 150 MPD officers
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Proposal seeks ballot measure on hiring 150 MPD officers

For city property owners, the total cost on their tax bill is estimated to be 47 cents per $1,000 of assessed value each year from 2017 to 2021.

Ald. Witkowski invites community to inaugural Taste of the Gateway
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Ald. Witkowski invites community to inaugural Taste of the Gateway

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Tippecanoe Library will offer Saturday hours for the first time in years
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Tippecanoe Library will offer Saturday hours for the first time in years

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Garden District Perennial and Seed Exchange a money saver
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Garden District Perennial and Seed Exchange a money saver

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Lies about the Archbishop
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Lies about the Archbishop

The following is a statement from Milwaukee Alderman Terry Witkowski:

Ald. Witkowski to host South Side Garden District history discussions
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Ald. Witkowski to host South Side Garden District history discussions

South Side residents with memories of the Airway Theater, the Palomar Roller Skating Rink, the pole sitter at Southgate or the days of the North Shore Line will have two unique opportunities in December to share their experiences and pictures and reminisce with their neighbors.

City storm water efforts making an impact
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City storm water efforts making an impact

News event Wednesday to tout newly constructed bioswales

Get rid of old books at the “Choose to Re-Use” book exchange
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Get rid of old books at the “Choose to Re-Use” book exchange

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Public Safety Committee to take up FPC executive director appointment
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Public Safety Committee to take up FPC executive director appointment

Public Safety Committee chair Alderman Terry L. Witkowski said the two hearings will allow the public to select the time that best fits their schedule.

Review of state juvenile justice system urged in Council file
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Review of state juvenile justice system urged in Council file

The Common Council’s Judiciary and Legislation Committee will hear a proposal Monday to ask the State of Wisconsin to conduct a full review of the state’s juvenile justice system. The committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13 in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Council file # 150104 (attached), sponsored by Alderman […]

An attack on the caregivers
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An attack on the caregivers

Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski July 6, 2015

Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski June 19, 2015
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Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski June 19, 2015

My thoughts are with the Wauwatosa police detective who was shot this morning on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

Garden District Urban Orchard project will be unveiled on Friday
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Garden District Urban Orchard project will be unveiled on Friday

Sustainable system likely the first of its kind in Milwaukee

South Side loses a true public servant
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South Side loses a true public servant

Statement of Alderman Terry L. Witkowski May 22, 2015

Local Business Action Team producing legislation to simplify city permitting
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Local Business Action Team producing legislation to simplify city permitting

The first two pieces of legislation to eliminate outdated laws and licensing requirements for Milwaukee business owners are advancing through the Common Council committee process.

Alderman Witkowski schedules report on MPD records failure
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Alderman Witkowski schedules report on MPD records failure

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Downtown, south side Local Business Action Team public sessions on tap
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Downtown, south side Local Business Action Team public sessions on tap

The public forum on Friday, March 13 will be at 9 a.m. in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.

Helping small businesses thrive: Local Business Action Team to hold public forums
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Helping small businesses thrive: Local Business Action Team to hold public forums

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

News conference Tuesday to explore proposals for eventual, extended streetcar routes
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News conference Tuesday to explore proposals for eventual, extended streetcar routes

Several members of the Milwaukee Common Council and a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a news conference Tuesday.

Council asks state to study merger of Bradley Center, Wisconsin Center boards
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Council asks state to study merger of Bradley Center, Wisconsin Center boards

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Fire department trucks, 911 calltakers recommended for addition to budget
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Fire department trucks, 911 calltakers recommended for addition to budget

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Public Safety Committee to take up ShotSpotter expansion, pot penalties
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Public Safety Committee to take up ShotSpotter expansion, pot penalties

A proposal to significantly expand the ShotSpotter gunshot detection area in Milwaukee will be discussed by the Public Safety Committee.

Join Ald. Witkowski and Mayor Barrett for a Garden District walk
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Join Ald. Witkowski and Mayor Barrett for a Garden District walk

Alderman Terry L. Witkowski will be joined by Mayor Tom Barrett for a walk in the Garden District.

Bradley Center, Wisconsin Center efforts should go hand-in-hand
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Bradley Center, Wisconsin Center efforts should go hand-in-hand

Alderman Witkowski news conference will call for changes in board structures

Ald. Witkowski: Proposed sex offender residency ordinance “badly off-balance”
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Ald. Witkowski: Proposed sex offender residency ordinance “badly off-balance”

"This ordinance is badly off-balance and unworkable."

Committee, police department to discuss 9-1-1 automated messages
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Committee, police department to discuss 9-1-1 automated messages

Representatives from the Milwaukee Police Department will address questions about how emergency calls are handled tomorrow (June 12) during the meeting of the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Milwaukee police hit right notes and a treasure is recovered
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Milwaukee police hit right notes and a treasure is recovered

Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski February 7, 2014

Committee to review effects of administrative driver’s license suspensions
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Committee to review effects of administrative driver’s license suspensions

The significant impact administrative driver’s license suspensions will be discussed tomorrow (Thursday, January 30) during the meeting of the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Alderman: Milwaukee as top 2014 destination shows we’re doing many things right
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Alderman: Milwaukee as top 2014 destination shows we’re doing many things right

Milwaukee has made Jetsetter magazine’s list of top recommended travel destinations in 2014 – further validation that the city is headed in the right direction on many fronts, said Alderman Terry L. Witkowski.

Ordinance to improve taxicab service in Milwaukee passes
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Ordinance to improve taxicab service in Milwaukee passes

An ordinance meant to improve taxicab service and increase the availability of cabs throughout Milwaukee was recommended for approval Tuesday on a 5-0 vote before the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee

Hearing set for ordinance to improve taxicab service in Milwaukee
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Hearing set for ordinance to improve taxicab service in Milwaukee

An ordinance proposing changes meant to improve taxicab service and to better ensure taxicab service availability throughout Milwaukee will get a public hearing next week before the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Slight traffic jam, but we are making progress on taxicab service improvements
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Slight traffic jam, but we are making progress on taxicab service improvements

Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski May 9, 2013

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

Committee chair invites hospitality industry reps to provide input

FPC confirmation starts with committee hearing tomorrow
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FPC confirmation starts with committee hearing tomorrow

For the first time in city history, on Thursday citizens will be able to indirectly ask questions of and comment on an appointee to the Fire and Police Commission.

Volunteers to plant flower bulbs near Mitchell Interchange
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Volunteers to plant flower bulbs near Mitchell Interchange

News media invited to event tomorrow morning

Green Corridor news event Wednesday looks at progress made, plans to come
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Green Corridor news event Wednesday looks at progress made, plans to come

So what has happened in the past year since the City Of Milwaukee Common Council declared S. 6th St. from Howard to College to be Milwaukee’s “Green Corridor”?

Milwaukee Sustainability Planning and Homeowner Resource Event
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Milwaukee Sustainability Planning and Homeowner Resource Event

Residents are invited to attend a free City of Milwaukee sustainability planning and homeowner resource event on Thursday evening.

Ribbon cutting Saturday for Garden District Farmers Market
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Ribbon cutting Saturday for Garden District Farmers Market

The grand opening of the farmers market sponsored by the Garden District Neighborhood Association will take place on Saturday, July 7 at S. 6th and W. Norwich (near Howard Ave.).

Extreme dry conditions, fireworks bad combination
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Extreme dry conditions, fireworks bad combination

Possession of fireworks is against the law in Milwaukee and can result in fines ranging from $500 to $1,000.

Garden District Farmers Market Starts Saturday
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Garden District Farmers Market Starts Saturday

Sponsored by the Garden District Neighborhood Association, the farmers market will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will operate each Saturday through October 20.