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Jim Bohl

Jim Bohl is an alderman on the Milwaukee Common Council. He represents the city’s 5th District.

Official Biography

Jim Bohl has served the residents of the 5th Aldermanic District for the past 13+ years and is in his fourth full term as 5th District Alderman following his re-election in April 2012.

Alderman Bohl, 42, is a native of Milwaukee’s northwest side. He graduated from Milwaukee’s Madison High School in 1989, before earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Marquette University in 1993 and 1996.

Alderman Bohl serves as Chair of the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee, along with the Public Safety, Public Works and Skywalk Design Committees. Because of his standing as chair, he is also a member of the Steering and Rules Committee. Previously, Alderman Bohl was a member on the board of VISIT Milwaukee, and serviced as the board Vice-President of the Milwaukee Survive Alive Foundation.

Alderman Bohl is consistently recognized for his efforts to lead the Council as a budget hawk and taxpayer advocate. Alderman Bohl has also been a strong fighter for efforts that promote the safety and welfare of his constituents and Milwaukee residents. He has consistently fought to put more police on the streets and led the police department’s recent efforts to realign police districts, allowing for greater police responsiveness in the 5th District. Alderman Bohl has also taken the lead to create a comprehensive plan to address improving road conditions in the city.

Alderman Bohl is firmly dedicated to Milwaukee neighborhoods. He organized his neighborhood’s block watch group and served many years as its leader. He also wrote the city’s “Neighborhood Association Tool Kit” and “Senior Guide” and has fought to keep neighborhoods safe by authoring legislation to restrict payday loan stores and slowing the proliferation of extended hour businesses.

Alderman Bohl enjoys serving as role model to Milwaukee’s youth, and has served as a confirmation instructor, Sunday school teacher and teen mentor. In his spare time, Alderman Bohl enjoys reading biographies, playing and watching sports and spending time with his family.

District homeowners for 18 years, Alderman Bohl and his wife, Calleen, have three daughters. They are active members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Prior to his election to office in April of 2000, Alderman Bohl taught at Madison University High School in Milwaukee and served as an aide to then-Milwaukee Congressman Tom Barrett.

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn

Requests state law giving them power to fire police and fire chiefs. Mayor promises a veto.

City Proposal Restricts Roadside Memorials

City Proposal Restricts Roadside Memorials

"Some of these turn into unpermitted block parties,” Ald. Johnson says

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Alderman Wants Madison Job
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Alderman Wants Madison Job

Jim Bohl is a finalist for Madison government job, could get up to a $40,000 raise.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Suburban-Style Store for Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Suburban-Style Store for Walker’s Point

Sherwin Williams paint store with ho-hum design will be plunked next to Cermak Market.

Alderman Bohl offers condolences to latest accident victim and calls for action
Press Release

Alderman Bohl offers condolences to latest accident victim and calls for action

Statement by Alderman James A. Bohl, Jr. - October 5, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ald. Hamilton’s City Hall Power Play
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ald. Hamilton’s City Hall Power Play

Michael Murphy now finds himself on the outside looking in. Why?

Miller Compromises on Gettelman Brewery

Miller Compromises on Gettelman Brewery

MillerCoors only wants to demolish half of historic complex after community push back.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Tower

Real test will come at the Common Council next week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sherman Phoenix Continues to Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sherman Phoenix Continues to Rise

Committee approves financing support for Sherman Park market.

City officers to provide key updates on moves to foster business growth
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City officers to provide key updates on moves to foster business growth

Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee will hear reports Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves BRT Route Restrictions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves BRT Route Restrictions

Learn more about what alderman Bauman claims is a route worth studying

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Gateway Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Gateway Approved

But not before Zielinski introduced an amendment that some claim would have derailed project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn

"Damn right hold it again" proclaims alderman Bob Donovan. Council wants more control of chief.

New Deal for Wangard on City Hiring

New Deal for Wangard on City Hiring

Company had violated residents preference program, will count employees at other projects.

New café and pastry shop opening this weekend
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New café and pastry shop opening this weekend

The café can seat 24 people inside and another 24 on an outdoor patio.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting County on Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting County on Rapid Transit

Council committee puts restrictions on BRT project, charges county acted in bad faith.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Members Blast Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Members Blast Chief Flynn

Demanding more input into Flynn's decision making, they refuse to allocate federal funds.

Biking: Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets
Biking

Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets

Big increase in city pedestrians killed while crossing the street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foreclosed Homes to Become Artist Havens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foreclosed Homes to Become Artist Havens

City aims to cultivate artistic community instead of demolishing homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marquette Updating Inflatable Dome
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marquette Updating Inflatable Dome

City panel approves design changes, despite snarking about Minnesota Vikings.

A. O. Smith to build new research center on Milwaukee’s northwest side
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A. O. Smith to build new research center on Milwaukee’s northwest side

The company plans to break ground for the project in September.

Mayor’s Design Awards All Over Map

Mayor’s Design Awards All Over Map

Big, little, new or renovated, award winners in 13 of 15 aldermanic districts.

Ethanol Shipping Fuels Worries

Ethanol Shipping Fuels Worries

U.S. Oil could also ship crude oil across local waters.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Strip Club Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Strip Club Approved

Lawsuit settled. "Everyone and their brother" can now open a club.

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

New Water Works director opposed by some aldermen, and faces tough lead pipes issue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City
Eyes on Milwaukee

How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City

New district-by-district reports on improving city for bicycling and walking.

Work is complete for Water Quality Task Force
Press Release

Work is complete for Water Quality Task Force

Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez April 28, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart
Eyes on Milwaukee

Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart

Deal would have ended suits against city if council okayed new club.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves The Couture

December groundbreaking likely; Barrett says second tower could be built.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Land Gets Protection
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Land Gets Protection

Council approves purchasing, protecting Bay View land near Lake Parkway.

City Proposal Protects Students

City Proposal Protects Students

Protections target for-profit colleges that leave students with huge debts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Buy Bay View Land
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Buy Bay View Land

Port of Milwaukee would buy 3-acres from state, open to public in perpetuity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Sell Land for Adams Garden Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Sell Land for Adams Garden Park

Former Walnut Way leaders moving forward on bold Lindsay Heights project.

City Approves Schlitz Park Upgrades

City Approves Schlitz Park Upgrades

$875,000 in new TIF spending for safety measures and better RiverWalk access.

City Could Sell Homes to Felons

City Could Sell Homes to Felons

Committee overturns current ban on sales but proposal needs full council approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Masonic Hotel Gets Key Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Masonic Hotel Gets Key Approval

Historic Preservation Commission clears downtown hotel tower to move forward

Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals
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Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals

Milwaukee could be the first city in the U.S. to officially declare its opposition to the travel ban.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clarke Square Apartments Advance
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clarke Square Apartments Advance

Unique apartment project, high-growth internet company and grocery move forward.

Council legislation would ban coal tar sealants in Milwaukee
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Council legislation would ban coal tar sealants in Milwaukee

The proposed ordinance is expected to be heard by the full Common Council at its Feb. 7 regular meeting at City Hall.

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

Plaza would be created by closing off 4th St., could include ice rink and farmers market.

Northwest side employer Concentrix in major hiring push
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Northwest side employer Concentrix in major hiring push

More than 170 positions to be filled; Council members encouraging residents to apply; Jan. 7 career fair set for prospective applicants

Lead Service Line Replacement Plan
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Lead Service Line Replacement Plan

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the Common Council’s vote on the lead service line replacement plan

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Help For Lead Pipes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Help For Lead Pipes

But not a lot. Program will replace 300 lead laterals a year, with help for homeowners.

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Council members blast the company for failure, call for tougher requirements.

Milwaukee County on pace for a record-setting year of opioid overdose deaths
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Milwaukee County on pace for a record-setting year of opioid overdose deaths

Analysis from city’s new partnership with Medical College of Wisconsin also shows growing prevalence of fentanyl in overdose cases

Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds
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Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds

Multifaceted first-of-its-kind in the nation city partnership aimed at opioid and heroin epidemic; includes CVS Pharmacy, MMSD, City of Cudahy, DOJ, DEA, US Bank and USPS

Council Okays Garfield Development

Council Okays Garfield Development

City TID will help finance Bronzeville development including Black Holocaust Museum.

Court Watch: Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers
Court Watch

Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers

Common Council votes 9-6 to approve funding for new program.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam

MMSD will be responsible for removing the Dam once it obtains the necessary DNR permits.

City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land
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City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land

The vote is an important step in the effort to ultimately remove the Estabrook Dam.

City’s Lead Water Lines At Issue

City’s Lead Water Lines At Issue

Activist group demands more action, replacing all service lines could cost more than $700 million.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job

In a dramatic turnabout, the once-dead DCD head gains 11 of 15 council member votes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Kills Prospect Ave High Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Kills Prospect Ave High Rise

Impressive 27-story, $55 million project is dead, due to opposition of neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky

DCD head Rocky Marcoux once again endorsed at committee, but his fate is still uncertain.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Committee Approves Prospect Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Committee Approves Prospect Tower

5-0 vote in favor, but project may face significant challenge before full council.

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings
Press Release

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Murphy’s Law: Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble

New Common Council leaders want to ax the DCD leader. But why? Few will say.

Police peacekeepers again put in the line of fire while on a dangerous job
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Police peacekeepers again put in the line of fire while on a dangerous job

Statement of Alderman Jim Bohl July 18, 2016

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Panel Approves Bus Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Panel Approves Bus Rapid Transit

BRT line linking Downtown and Tosa moves forward, though some decry "the rush."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena

$40 million extension would add .75 miles to route, also connect convention center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy

Council majority votes no, but decision will get reconsidered. His chances look slim.

Plenty of Horne: Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?
Plenty of Horne

Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel opens in Third Ward, to cheers of city and civic officials.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Wins Committee Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Wins Committee Approval

DCD leader was thought to be in trouble, but city committee votes 4-0 to reconfirm.

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule
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Taking “Home” out of Home Rule

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Reimagined Hartung Park headed down final stretch
Press Release

Reimagined Hartung Park headed down final stretch

Park fulfilling vision of unique public space created by private, public collaboration

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

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

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Masonic Lodge Could Become Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Masonic Lodge Could Become Hotel

Plan would build addition atop historic building, but will preservation advocates block it?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hall’s Game of Thrones
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hall’s Game of Thrones

Hail Ashanti! Ald. Hamilton's route to the Iron Throne laid bare.

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

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders

“I am honored to have this support and look forward to continuing to collaborate with every level of government to improve our community.”

2016 State of the City
Press Release

2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

Important Burleigh/Lisbon Corridor planning information from Alderman Jim Bohl
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Important Burleigh/Lisbon Corridor planning information from Alderman Jim Bohl

During the past several weeks, residents have provided input on ways we can help revitalize the Burleigh Street and Lisbon Avenue business corridors (between N. 68th and N. 93rd Streets) and plan for their future.

Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs

Contribution to Jim Bohl of $25

Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs
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Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs

News release from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum
Press Release

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

After her opponent this week jumped to the Branch 31 race, Connolly is widely seen as the prohibitive favorite to be the next judge in Branch 44.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bucks Arena Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bucks Arena Approved

City completes final step of financing puzzle for new Bucks arena.

Aldermen approve borrowing for the new arena
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Aldermen approve borrowing for the new arena

Disagreement on closing street could affect Bucks arena plan
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Disagreement on closing street could affect Bucks arena plan

City panel OKs $47 million for Bucks arena; opening may be delayed to 2018
Another job well done by MPD officers
Press Release

Another job well done by MPD officers

Statement from Alderman Jim Bohl September 10, 2015

Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announces committee changes
Press Release

Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announces committee changes

Alderman Borkowski, who won the August 18 special election, was appointed by President Murphy to the Community and Economic Development Committee.

Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik
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Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik

A memorial neighborhood walk and stepping stone dedication will be held on Saturday, August 29.

Common Council will review arena plan in series of meetings beginning August 31
Press Release

Common Council will review arena plan in series of meetings beginning August 31

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Ald. Bohl & Mayor Barrett join MPD for PD 7 National Night Out, neighborhood walk
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Ald. Bohl & Mayor Barrett join MPD for PD 7 National Night Out, neighborhood walk

News release from Alderman Jim Bohl

Common Council ready for substantive, public review of arena proposal
Press Release

Common Council ready for substantive, public review of arena proposal

The downtown arena proposal is nearing a full review and deliberation by the Common Council.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Expansion Urged
Plenty of Horne

Transit Expansion Urged

Milwaukee is far behind other cities, which will make it harder to attract young workers, experts at conference agreed.

Joe Dudzik was a blue-collar leader, a quintessential Milwaukeean
Press Release

Joe Dudzik was a blue-collar leader, a quintessential Milwaukeean

Statement of Alderman Jim Bohl May 22, 2015

Plats and Parcels: Bay View’s Golden Age?
Plats and Parcels

Bay View’s Golden Age?

A proposal for five new apartment buildings in Bay View. And will At Random be razed?

Council colleague cooking up absurdity over closing of Mama’s Italian Cuisine
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Council colleague cooking up absurdity over closing of Mama’s Italian Cuisine

Statement of Alderman Jim Bohl April 22, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Members of the Common Council Respond to Ald. Dudzik’s Remarks
Press Release

Members of the Common Council Respond to Ald. Dudzik’s Remarks

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Approved, but Held
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Takes No Action on Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Takes No Action on Streetcar

Public Works Committee votes to send streetcar proposal to full council, setting up a showdown Dec. 16th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar

Mayor offers historic address to council committee on streetcar and it gains their approval. Only one person speaks in opposition.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

Proposed Milwaukee Marathon gets early boost at committee
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Proposed Milwaukee Marathon gets early boost at committee

News release from Aldermen Jim Bohl, Willie C. Wade and Joe Davis, Sr.

RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council support
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RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council support

ews release from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Breaks Ground

"A beautiful day in Milwaukee" and for assembled power brokers as Northwestern Mutual's new skyscraper gets underway.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Uber and Lyft Legalized in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Uber and Lyft Legalized in Milwaukee

Taxis for anyone who wants to drive one. Uber and Lyft are legal. And someone will probably sue the city to stop this.

House Confidential: Hospital Tycoon Nick Turkal’s Lakeside Home
House Confidential

Hospital Tycoon Nick Turkal’s Lakeside Home

The Aurora CEO paid $1.5 million for his Whitefish Bay home, well less than his annual salary.

Eyes on Milwaukee: We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!
Eyes on Milwaukee

We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!

Common Council members all complain about the TIF for Boston Store, then pass it 11-3.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North End Phase Gets $2 Million in Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

North End Phase Gets $2 Million in Funding

And the Pedal Tavern gets approved, with caveats, in Common Council actions.

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address
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Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address

Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery

Plenty of Horne: Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments
Plenty of Horne

Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments

The changes aren't radical but big winner is Ald. Kovac, who becomes chair of Finance and vice-chair of Steering and Rules.

Strengths, experience reflected in changes in Common Council Committee Appointments
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Strengths, experience reflected in changes in Common Council Committee Appointments

President Murphy has appointed Alderman Nik Kovac to succeed him as the new chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

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.

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home
House Confidential

Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Bohl is under investigation and has lawyered up. But his home is awfully cozy.

Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.
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Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.

President Hines statement about Alderman Jim Bohl.

Milwaukee taxpayers can avoid parking headaches and long lines
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Milwaukee taxpayers can avoid parking headaches and long lines

Pay your taxes at US Bank.

New system for contracting police services will benefit business, public safety
Press Release

New system for contracting police services will benefit business, public safety

Statement of Alderman Willie C. Wade November 26, 2013

Murphy’s Law: Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?

The board's resolution got media play, but will probably accomplish nothing.

Council approves Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week
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Council approves Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week

The Common Council today approved a resolution establishing Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week in Milwaukee every year during the first week in May.

Floated County Taxi Takeover Ill-Conceived
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Floated County Taxi Takeover Ill-Conceived

Statement of Alderman Jim Bohl September 27th, 2013

Time Warner’s digital conversion benefits Time Warner, not Milwaukee
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Time Warner’s digital conversion benefits Time Warner, not Milwaukee

Joint Statement from Common Council members Jim Bohl, Robert Bauman and Tony Zielinski

Wauwatosa/Milwaukee construction project will impact traffic along N. 100th St.
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Wauwatosa/Milwaukee construction project will impact traffic along N. 100th St.

Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl noted that residents of the Cloisters Northwest condominiums and other single- and multi-family homes in the area will be impacted by this project.

Common Council members call on state to house sex offenders elsewhere
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Common Council members call on state to house sex offenders elsewhere

Members of the Milwaukee Common Council sharply criticized a state program that houses dangerous sex offenders in residential neighborhoods this week, calling it “disruptive to neighborhoods” and a “foolish waste of taxpayers’ money.”

Global Anti-Bigotry Campaign Makes U.S. Debut in Milwaukee
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Global Anti-Bigotry Campaign Makes U.S. Debut in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Jewish Federation collaborates with U.S. Department of State to launch Hours Against Hate

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement

City committee approves spending $100,000 on bike sharing in Walker’s Point, and the MMSD will experiment with permeable pavement.

New legislation targets predatory schools, protects students
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New legislation targets predatory schools, protects students

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs June 11, 2013

Make Way for Wisconsin’s Largest Building!

Make Way for Wisconsin’s Largest Building!

Plan for new NML building has been expanded to make it the state's largest building.

Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl
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Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Former Kohl’s store to be converted to Asian market
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Former Kohl’s store to be converted to Asian market

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address
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Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address

Monday, February 25, 2013, Pritzlaff Building

A conversation about changing local government: A response to state lawmakers’ plan to restructure the Milwaukee County Board
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A conversation about changing local government: A response to state lawmakers’ plan to restructure the Milwaukee County Board

Alderman Jim Bohl of the Milwaukee Common Council and Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander meet regularly to discuss issues of mutual concern to their overlapping districts.

Quiet Company Could Build City’s Tallest Building

Quiet Company Could Build City’s Tallest Building

An examination of the who, what, where, and when of the new Northwestern Mutual office tower.

Books Aren’t Banned Here

Books Aren’t Banned Here

Little free libraries are welcome in Milwaukee -- unlike in Whitefish Bay.

CWNA annual meeting Thursday to feature elected official town hall
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CWNA annual meeting Thursday to feature elected official town hall

Aldermen Michael J. Murphy and Jim Bohl invite residents to the Annual Meeting of the Capitol West Neighborhood Association at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall.

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
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Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures

Several Council members met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday (Sept. 28) to discuss concerns related to the Derek Williams case.

The Saga Continues

The Saga Continues

Once again, a city committee approved -- after disagreeing -- the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux.

Murphy’s Law: City Defies Journal Sentinel
Murphy’s Law

City Defies Journal Sentinel

Fire & Police Commission will hire consultant the newspaper repeatedly claims is biased.

Murphy’s Law: The Journal Sentinel’s Attack Dog
Murphy’s Law

The Journal Sentinel’s Attack Dog

Two stories this week continue its relentlessly biased coverage of Chief Flynn and the police department.

Tragedy in Oak Creek
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Tragedy in Oak Creek

Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

A Really Rocky Road

A Really Rocky Road

Opponents succeed in delaying the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, sending a message to Marcoux and Mayor Barrett.

Proposal seeks change to allow water negotiations with Waukesha for wider service area
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Proposal seeks change to allow water negotiations with Waukesha for wider service area

A Common Council resolution to be considered for immediate adoption tomorrow would amend a resolution approved earlier this month by the Council to allow negotiations with the City of Waukesha for water service to the city’s existing service area and to the area beyond its service area.

One big cavity in Journal Sentinel PolitiFact piece on fluoride
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One big cavity in Journal Sentinel PolitiFact piece on fluoride

When Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Jim Nelson asked me this question in an email during his lead up to today’s PolitiFact Wisconsin article, I knew the truth COULD be the victim in a faulty verdict by our city’s “Judge and Jury” news media outlet.

Murphy’s Law: Rocky Road
Murphy’s Law

Rocky Road

Some aldermen want to dump DCD head Rocky Marcoux, but Mayor Barrett disagrees.

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.

Watching the Watchdog – Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council
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Watching the Watchdog – Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s recent investigations into the police department have misled the public about important facts relevant to the safety of our community.

Murphy’s Law: “Indignant” Police Chief Defends Department’s Integrity
Murphy’s Law

“Indignant” Police Chief Defends Department’s Integrity

Chief Flynn provides data that calls into question the Journal Sentinel’s reporting.

Common Council to Mull Audit of MPD Crime-Reporting Practices
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Common Council to Mull Audit of MPD Crime-Reporting Practices

According to the resolution, a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found more than 500 cases in which serious assaults were misclassified by the MPD as lesser offenses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tour the Talgo Trains You Might Never Ride
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tour the Talgo Trains You Might Never Ride

Downtown block parties are coming, use of bike racks on MCTS buses doubles year-over-year, explore the Historic Concordia neighborhood with HMI, UWM gets a zoning change, The Moderne is meeting hiring requirements, and kids can ride free on the Amtrak Hiawatha this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Common Council Committee Appointments, Milwaukee County Attraction Pass, The Moderne Lands a Restaurant, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Common Council Committee Appointments, Milwaukee County Attraction Pass, The Moderne Lands a Restaurant, and More

Eyes on Milwaukee this week focuses on the committee appointments by Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines, Supervisor Haas' efforts for a Milwaukee County attraction pass, the restaurant coming to The Moderne, and more.

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Council committee moves forward with the streetcar.

M.O.R.E. – Common Council March 25th, 2009 Meeting Notes

M.O.R.E. – Common Council March 25th, 2009 Meeting Notes

The M.O.R.E ordinance was the most widely debated action taken at this Common Council meeting.

Contentious M.O.R.E Debate Continues

Contentious M.O.R.E Debate Continues

The controversial M.O.R.E ordinance was the primary item of discussion at this meeting of the Common Council.  This ordinance proposed new requirements related to hiring City of Milwaukee residents, the utilization of emerging small businesses, and the paying of prevailing wages for all City of Milwaukee projects and private developments that receive $1 million or […]

Committee Plans to Lobby UWM to Expand Downtown

Committee Plans to Lobby UWM to Expand Downtown

In April 2008 Alderman D'Amato, as one of his last acts in office, brought forward a resolution that stated the City of Milwaukee's position that the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee should locate its College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well asUWM's other satellite campuses, within the City of Milwaukee.

Common Council Retains Five Member Firefighter Crews

Common Council Retains Five Member Firefighter Crews

The most notably items on the agenda were the Common Council's actions regarding Mayor Barrett's vetoes.

Committee Requests Federal Government Not Re-certify SEWRPC

Committee Requests Federal Government Not Re-certify SEWRPC

Alderman Bauman lead the efforts to bring forward a resolution that would have the City of Milwaukee request that Milwaukee County withdraw from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission ("SEWRPC").

Development Committee Hears Southeast Side Area Plan

Development Committee Hears Southeast Side Area Plan

The Southeast Side Area Comprehensive Plan was presented for approval by the Department of City Development. It included site specific recommendations for each district based on smart growth principals such as promoting dense mixed use projects that preserve the unique character and qualities of the neighborhood. District plans were laid out for the Port of Milwaukee District, Kinnickinnic River District, Bay View District, South of Morgan, General Mitchell International Airport, Airport Gateway Area and the Airport Neighborhoods.

Common Council Allocates Funds for Low-income Housing Development

Common Council Allocates Funds for Low-income Housing Development

Resolution 080196 proposed requiring taverns with three or more criminal incidents within a years time frame to install security cameras that cover both the interior and exterior of the establishment.  Alderman Jim Bohl attempted to do his due diligence by asking a series of questions regarding enforcement, when it would go into effect, and the […]

Common Council Approves New Berlin Water Deal

Common Council Approves New Berlin Water Deal

This meeting included three highly debated resolutions, the “Wheel Tax”, the 9to5 direct legislation regarding sick pay, the water sale to New Berlin and the retirement of one of the most highly respected government officials.  Marty Collins the outgoing Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood Services gave a heartfelt farewell speech stating “I’m proud to […]

Ald. Bohl Pushes Commission To Deny Density

Ald. Bohl Pushes Commission To Deny Density

A land division request to create twelve lots for single-family housing on the South Side of W. Bobolink Ave and West of W Appleton Ave met criticisms of being to dense and not being consistent with the neighborhood. Although this development is not indicative of the urban development happening throughout the City of Milwaukee it […]

Public Works Committee Approves Water Deal

Public Works Committee Approves Water Deal

Resolution 071440, sponsored by Alderman Jim Bohl, requested an exception to city requirements that sidewalks be developed during the repaving of Good Hope Rd. It specifically requested that the area between 91st St. to 107th St. be excluded from the requirement because this area is more rural than urban. It was pointed out during the […]

Committee Appoints Whitney Gould to Planning Commission

Committee Appoints Whitney Gould to Planning Commission

Approving Whitney Gould‘s appointment to the City Plan Commission was the highlight of this meeting. The Committee made it clear that in her former position as the Journal Sentinel’s architecture writer she played an important role in improving Milwaukee’s urban environment and hoped she would bring her enthusiasm and knowledge to the Commission. The Committee […]

Zoning Committee Hears the Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan

Zoning Committee Hears the Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan

The Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan, resolution 070933, was presented to the ZND committee seeking approved but it faced multiple criticisms that needed addressing. First Alderman Bauman explained that the northwest side has significant rail infrastructure and because of this there is “tremendous potential on the Northwest side” for transit oriented development, improved mass transit […]

The Roundup: How Did Peggy Know?
The Roundup

How Did Peggy Know?

Over Cocktails in 2001, then-A.G. Candidate Peg Lautenschlager Said Rival would be Indicted

The Roundup: On the Fundraiser Trail
The Roundup

On the Fundraiser Trail

David Riemer held a fundraiser and art auction to advance his bid for County Executive. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was the place, and over a hundred people showed up to look at the art (a Guido Brink retrospective) and to meet with the candidate March 8th. Wine was served, and the food was […]

The Roundup: Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year
The Roundup

Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year

Two other Mayoral candidates eligible soon

The Roundup: Bobot Calls for Term Limit
The Roundup

Bobot Calls for Term Limit

Vince Bobot plans to request a change in the City Charter to limit the term of Milwaukee Mayor to two consecutive terms.

Murphy’s Law: Why the State Doesn’t Hate Tom Ament Any More
Murphy’s Law

Why the State Doesn’t Hate Tom Ament Any More

Time was when Milwaukee County was a favorite whipping boy of the state.