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Terry Witkowski

Terry Witkowski is an alderman on the Milwaukee Common Council. He represents the city’s 13th District.

Campaign Finance Reports

2016 - July Continuing - $3,162 - 23 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $17,985 - 131 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $14,363 - 127 contributions

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Ald. Witkowski to kick off 4th Annual Play Music on the Porch Day at Ronald Reagan High School
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Ald. Witkowski to kick off 4th Annual Play Music on the Porch Day at Ronald Reagan High School

This is the first time Play Music on Your Porch Day will take place in the City of Milwaukee and it is happening in the Garden District.

Find your local flavor at Taste of the Gateway
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Find your local flavor at Taste of the Gateway

The event will feature food tastings, live music, artists, and raffles.

Celebrate the 3rd Annual Garden District National Night Out Event
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Celebrate the 3rd Annual Garden District National Night Out Event

This event includes an array of activities for children and adults.

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.

50 Years After the Marches: Common Council More Diverse Today, But…
50 Years After the Marches

Common Council More Diverse Today, But…

Other cities have done better at embracing diversity.

Op Ed: Unsexy South Side Area Makes Progress
Op Ed

Unsexy South Side Area Makes Progress

Area just west of prosperous Bay View has needed help and is getting it.

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.

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

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

New plan released for municipalities near airport. Will they seize the future?

Murphy’s Law: Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?
Murphy’s Law

Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?

Common Council says yes. Chief Flynn says no. Who’s right?

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

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.

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 urges Legislature to introduce fair property tax assessment policy bill
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Council urges Legislature to introduce fair property tax assessment policy bill

"Homeowners in Wisconsin already pay 70% of the total statewide property tax levy."

Court Watch: Municipal Court Cases Drop By 54%
Court Watch

Municipal Court Cases Drop By 54%

Court handles 75,000 fewer cases than 5 years ago. Are fewer judges needed?

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”

Murphy’s Law: The Council’s Battle Over Police
Murphy’s Law

The Council’s Battle Over Police

Donovan and several aldermen demand more, Hamilton slaps them down. Who’s right?

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.

Blacks Slammed by Municipal Court Fines

Blacks Slammed by Municipal Court Fines

73% of municipal court fines hit city’s African Americans, totals $23 million over four years.

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

News release from Alds. Ashanti Hamilton & Bob Donovan

Mayor Barrett’s 2017 Executive Budget Address
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Mayor Barrett’s 2017 Executive Budget Address

As Delivered

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

City Takes Stance Against Panhandling

City Takes Stance Against Panhandling

Ald. Witkowski's initiative urges people to give to charitable groups, not panhandlers.

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.

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

Alderman Zielinski co-sponsors measure, which is scheduled for hearing Monday

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.

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings
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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.

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

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.

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

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

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Hamilton and 11 other aldermen call for “holistic approach” to gun violence.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2016 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects from every corner of the city.

South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only Communications
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South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only Communications

Zepnick wants owner Ron Schneider to immediately rescind the policy and establish a reasonable set of expectations that addresses both customer service efficiency and treating everyone with respect regardless of their ethnic background.

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

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

Murphy’s Law: Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?
Murphy’s Law

Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?

Race could be wide open and Ashanti Hamilton might have surprising supporters.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

Lies about the Archbishop
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Lies about the Archbishop

The following is a statement from Milwaukee Alderman Terry Witkowski:

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

Contribution to Michael Murphy of $100

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

He would easily win the April election. But could he take third in Tuesday’s primary?

2016 State of the City
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2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Sells Another Foreclosed Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Sells Another Foreclosed Home

Graphic designer buys what may be the 531st home sold by city. It needs work.

Candidates cut ties to exec after change in plan to house sex offenders
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Candidates cut ties to exec after change in plan to house sex offenders

Murphy’s Law: Does Milwaukee Need More Police?
Murphy’s Law

Does Milwaukee Need More Police?

Mayoral candidate Bob Donovan thinks so. How does this city compare to others?

Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $50

Citation

Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Hard Hat Tour: Inside Tippecanoe Library
Hard Hat Tour

Inside Tippecanoe Library

Renovated library set to reopen Dec. 12th, looks drastically improved.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

Plenty of Horne: Donovan Wants Fewer Police “Chiefs”
Plenty of Horne

Donovan Wants Fewer Police “Chiefs”

And "more Indians." Alderman and mayoral candidate proposes to redo police staffing to cut higher-ups.

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

Convicted alderman returns to politics as unpaid campaign adviser

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $50

Convicted alderman returns to politics as unpaid campaign adviser
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Convicted alderman returns to politics as unpaid campaign adviser

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

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

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

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

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Municipal Court Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Municipal Court Under Fire

It imprisons debtors and seems bloated with staff. Will city demand changes?

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Man Behind Bob Donovan
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Man Behind Bob Donovan

Steve Schumacher handles all social media for mayoral hopeful. He also has a criminal record.

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

Ald. Witkowski’s District Goes Green

Ald. Witkowski’s District Goes Green

The new Urban Orchard is latest project in his "Garden District."

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

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Politics of Anti-Streetcar-ites
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Politics of Anti-Streetcar-ites

So when is that referendum coming, and where are those aldermanic opponents?

Arena funding plan would kill convention center expansion, officials say

Contribution to Josh Zepnick of $296

Arena funding plan would kill convention center expansion, officials say
Plenty of Horne: Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated
Plenty of Horne

Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated

Will anti-streetcar group get involved? And did Journal Sentinel exaggerate the number of candidates?

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

Alderman Davis asks for investigation into MPD records failure
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Alderman Davis asks for investigation into MPD records failure

News release from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.

MPD lost video report requires action, immediate response
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MPD lost video report requires action, immediate response

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. May 11, 2015

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

Contribution to Josh Zepnick of $100

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.

Mayor Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address
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Mayor Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Alverno College

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

Packing House Owner Announces Run for Milwaukee Alderman 13th District
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Packing House Owner Announces Run for Milwaukee Alderman 13th District

The second-generation owner of Milwaukee’s famous The Packing House Restaurant has announced his candidacy to run for alderman in the Milwaukee district that is home to the popular restaurant.

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.

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: Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes

Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.

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

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

News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

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.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for East Library Opening
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for East Library Opening

It was a truly an East Side event, and a crowd with tons of notables celebrated history in the making.

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.

Plenty of Horne: City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort
Plenty of Horne

City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort

With some creative use of grant money, the Greater Milwaukee Committee is helping neighborhoods update their image by ‘Urban Placemaking’

Murphy’s Law: Why Bob Donovan Can’t Beat Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Why Bob Donovan Can’t Beat Barrett

No alderman will back him. Why he’s so disliked -- and so certain to lose.

Proposal to lift cap on taxicab permits, create legal path for network company vehicles gets second look Tuesday
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Proposal to lift cap on taxicab permits, create legal path for network company vehicles gets second look Tuesday

“The Council is poised to adopt ground-breaking legislation that in my opinion will be looked at by other large cities and communities across the nation.”

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

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.

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.

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

Under new configuration, Finance and Personnel Committee will continue precedent of fiscal responsibility
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Under new configuration, Finance and Personnel Committee will continue precedent of fiscal responsibility

I would like to thank Common Council President Michael Murphy for entrusting me with the responsibility of chairing the City of Milwaukee’s Finance and Personnel Committee.

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.

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

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.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party

Lots of politicians, journalists, lobbyists and others glad-handed each other and drank free beer to salute the city's 168th birthday.

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.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

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.

Photo Gallery: East Library Groundbreaking
Photo Gallery

East Library Groundbreaking

Photos capture groundbreaking for new mixed-use development combining East Library, retail and apartments. Take that, Bayshore.

Ald. Witkowski, City Negotiate Concessions from WallyPark;
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Ald. Witkowski, City Negotiate Concessions from WallyPark;

Restaurant/Retail/Hotel In Plans for Property at Howell and Layton

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

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

Statement from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski May 9, 2013

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

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

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Murphy’s Law: Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power
Murphy’s Law

Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power

Council appears to back radical change, Barrett seems lukewarm.

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.

Council President Hines & Ald. Witkowski to announce process changes for FPC confirmations
Common Council approves long-awaited Historic Preservation revisions
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Common Council approves long-awaited Historic Preservation revisions

The Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday morning signed off on revisions to the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance aimed at clarifying and streamlining the process for obtaining permission to do work on historic sites, as well as updating other procedures.

Major Revisions proposed for City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance
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Major Revisions proposed for City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance

Major Revisions proposed for City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance

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

Milwaukee Public Schools Promotes Fire Safety Awareness
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Milwaukee Public Schools Promotes Fire Safety Awareness

Survive Alive House will host fire safety kick-off and 20th anniversary celebration on October 8.

Murphy’s Law: Why Voter Fraud Is So Rare
Murphy’s Law

Why Voter Fraud Is So Rare

What the experts know that the scaremongers are deliberately ignoring.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Abele Under Fire

Has the Johnny Thomas situation poisoned relations between the county exec and county board?

Tragedy in Oak Creek
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Tragedy in Oak Creek

Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

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.).

Potential Sydney HIH Savior Comes Forward with Proposal

Potential Sydney HIH Savior Comes Forward with Proposal

Preliminary renderings of what a restored Sydney HIH complex surface.

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.

Last Days for the Sydney Hih

Last Days for the Sydney Hih

Unless a savior comes along before July 6th, it truly will have been the last days for the Sydney Hih.

Murphy’s Law: Rocky Road
Murphy’s Law

Rocky Road

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

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.

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.

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.

Are Milwaukee’s Historic Preservation Laws Too Strong or Too Weak?  Yes

Are Milwaukee’s Historic Preservation Laws Too Strong or Too Weak? Yes

Are Milwaukee's historic preservation laws too strong or too weak? Should the entire ordinance be re-written, or is just a revision in order? Alderman Witkowski's proposed overhaul to Milwaukee's historic preservation ordinance sparked these very questions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation, Miller Park Sales Tax, The War on Bob Donovan, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation, Miller Park Sales Tax, The War on Bob Donovan, and More

Welcome to the sixth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week I take an initial look at Alderman Witkowski's attempt to redefine Milwaukee's historic preservation ordinance, the Miller Park sales tax's sunset, the ugly turn Juarez versus Donovan has taken, and more.

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan was presented to the Public Safety Committee at the September 16th, 2010 meeting.

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 […]

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by Committee

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by Committee

The Milwaukee Opportunities for Restoring Employment ordinance was the primary reason behind this special meeting of the Community & Economic Development Committee.  The ordinance intends to increase the required percentage of City of Milwaukee residents hired to work on city projects and development projects receiving more than $1 million in TIF assistance.  Additionally it mandated […]

Small Changes Coming to Preservation Ordinance

Small Changes Coming to Preservation Ordinance

One item of interest was a proposed change to how appeals of Historic Preservation Commission actions were to be handled. Alderman Bob Bauman explained that most issues related to actions by the Historic Preservation Commission are handled by the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee or the Common Council.  It was pointed out that during a […]

New Land Enterprises’ East Side Proposal Faces No Objections

New Land Enterprises’ East Side Proposal Faces No Objections

The most notable item on the agenda was New Land Enterprises' proposal for Farwell Avenue and Kenilworth Place.

Common Council Approves Snow and Ice Fee

Common Council Approves Snow and Ice Fee

This Common Council meeting was called to handle the Mayor’s proposed 2008 and 2009 snow and ice removal fee increases as well as a proposed increase to the solid waste fee for 2009. Resolution, 080483, proposed an increase to the 2008 snow and ice removal fee to pay for cost overruns due to the record […]

Common Council Votes Away Its Dark Shadow?

Common Council Votes Away Its Dark Shadow?

As few resolutions were returned to committee and only minimal discussions occurred on any individual resolution the highlight of this fairly mundane Common Council meeting was the passing of resolution 080042. This resolution brought forward by Alderman Terry Witkowski will cut off funding of an Alderperson’s transportation allowance if they have a month’s worth of […]

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