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Tony Zielinski

Tony Zielinski is an Alderman in Milwaukee that represents the 14th District (Bay View) on the Milwaukee Common Council.

 

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2016 - July Continuing - $10,166 - 43 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $10,538 - 43 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $16,860 - 133 contributions

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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.

Milwaukee To Be Built With U.S. Steel?

Milwaukee To Be Built With U.S. Steel?

Zielinski's ordinance requires this for developers getting city funds.

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.

Friday Photos: Booming Bay View
Friday Photos

Booming Bay View

Three projects will reshape the north end of the neighborhood.

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 Won’t Delay Streetcar for County
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Won’t Delay Streetcar for County

Ald Zielinski's attempt to delay streetcar for county only gets his own vote.

Resolution by Ald. Zielinski seeks tougher laws for violent offenders
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Resolution by Ald. Zielinski seeks tougher laws for violent offenders

Additional legislation would direct DOA to create emergency assistance plan for city employees who are on the job

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.

Murder of city worker hits close to home
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Murder of city worker hits close to home

Statement from Alderman Tony Zielinski March 24, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar

Despite long odds against winning, county will submit bid to the city.

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.

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

Joint news release from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Tony Zielinski

City to Acquire Green Space on Conway Street in Bay View
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City to Acquire Green Space on Conway Street in Bay View

Land Provides a Buffer between Port and a Residential Neighborhood

Will South Korea Partner With City?

Will South Korea Partner With City?

Daegu, South Korea wants to be a water tech sister city. City panel says yes.

Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force
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Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force

The task force will launch a birth-to-school literacy initiative.

Friday Photos: Bay View’s New Vue
Friday Photos

Bay View’s New Vue

A new gateway for the south side neighborhood is taking shape.

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.

Bar Exam: Lee’s Luxury Lounge Has Blessed Beer
Bar Exam

Lee’s Luxury Lounge Has Blessed Beer

Bay View bar is oddly sprawling place with unique history and ritually blessed bar.

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.

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?

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

Members seek MPD officer increases in Police Districts Two and Six

Kinn micro-hotel eyes January open in Bay View’s KK business district
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Kinn micro-hotel eyes January open in Bay View’s KK business district

The location takes advantage of the walkable neighborhood and the many nearby dining, tavern and theater options.

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.

City Outlaws Panhandling on Medians, Ramps

City Outlaws Panhandling on Medians, Ramps

Violators could be fined or imprisoned.

Bar Exam: Urban Bay View Is Unique
Bar Exam

Urban Bay View Is Unique

Very urban, newly remodeled, with great views and interesting history.

City of Milwaukee Announces An Organics Collection Pilot Program
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City of Milwaukee Announces An Organics Collection Pilot Program

Residents in selected Milwaukee neighborhoods encouraged to participate

Bar Exam: Puddler’s Hall, 144 Years of Union History
Bar Exam

Puddler’s Hall, 144 Years of Union History

It will be celebrating History Channel's "Milwaukee Blacksmith" show on Tuesday.

Common Ground and Common Council Leaders Commit to For Neighborhoods & Youth in  2017 City Budget
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Common Ground and Common Council Leaders Commit to For Neighborhoods & Youth in 2017 City Budget

Leaders asked elected officials to commit to up to $7 million in capital investment for the funding of an indoor sports complex on the South side for youth sports as well as other recreational, educational and cultural activities.

Breakfast and lunch eatery coming soon to Bay View
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Breakfast and lunch eatery coming soon to Bay View

Mr. Sanchez said the building will be restored to highlight the cream city brick used in its original construction, and an outdoor patio will also be created.

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.

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.

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.

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

Op-Ed: Towards a Greater Bay View
Op-Ed

Towards a Greater Bay View

Neighborhoods west of I-94 need better connections to Bay View, which would improve entire area.

Bar Exam: Burnhearts Builds on 122-Year History
Bar Exam

Burnhearts Builds on 122-Year History

Mixing hipster vibe and drinks in old working-class bar from the 1890s or earlier.

House Confidential: Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage
House Confidential

Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage

Small is beautiful for Bill Sell, a fervent advocate for transit and bicycle-friendly policies.

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

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

Bar Exam: Tonic Tavern Was Old Livery Stable
Bar Exam

Tonic Tavern Was Old Livery Stable

And owner Paul Jonas did a good job of selective restoration.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Boss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Boss

Ashanti Hamilton is new Common Council president, but how did he get the votes?

Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President
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Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President

A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.

Bublr to open in Bay View
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Bublr to open in Bay View

Bublr Bikes has 30 stations, and has plans to build more than 100 bike share stations in at least four municipalities by 2018.

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: County Pension Scandal Poster Boys
Murphy’s Law

County Pension Scandal Poster Boys

Six veterans seeking re-election voted for infamous pension plan that ripped off taxpayers.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements

After propelling State Sen. Chris Larson to a surprise win against County Exec. Abele, Wisconsin WFP works to establish progressive voting bloc in Milwaukee

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

House Confidential: Ald. Kovac’s “Adult” Home Is Very Modest
House Confidential

Ald. Kovac’s “Adult” Home Is Very Modest

The 1893 Riverwest home has just 1.5 stories and one bathroom with 10% ventilation.

Now Serving: The Resurrection of Karl Ratzsch’s
Now Serving

The Resurrection of Karl Ratzsch’s

German restaurant will have new owner. Plus a new small-plates restaurant coming.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

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Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

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.

Alderman Zielinski budget amendment would add 50 police officers
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Alderman Zielinski budget amendment would add 50 police officers

“We need every single police officer and position to wage the daily fight against crime in the city, and I don’t believe in cutting cops so we can add cops,” Alderman Zielinski.

City ordered to pay strip club’s legal fees
New micro-hotel planned for Bay View’s KK business district
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New micro-hotel planned for Bay View’s KK business district

Alderman Zielinski says upscale development to open next year

Ald. Zielinski, MPD ready enforcement strategy for “Miltown Throwdown”
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Ald. Zielinski, MPD ready enforcement strategy for “Miltown Throwdown”

News release from Alderman Tony Zielinski

Groundbreaking set for addition to MPS’ top-performing Fernwood Montessori School
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Groundbreaking set for addition to MPS’ top-performing Fernwood Montessori School

Tied to MPS' Regional Development Plan, which works to grow strong academic programs

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.

City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club
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City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club

Plenty of Horne: Architectural Review Board for Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Architectural Review Board for Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski has raised question and a KK Ave. BID member makes inquiries about starting ARB.

Two apartment projects advance on northern edge of Bay View neighborhood
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Two apartment projects advance on northern edge of Bay View neighborhood

Sheriff Clarke offers support for plan to address motorcycle issues
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Sheriff Clarke offers support for plan to address motorcycle issues

News release from Alderman Tony Zielinski

“Miltown Throwdown” Disrupts Community
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“Miltown Throwdown” Disrupts Community

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski

Bar Exam: Bay Street Pub May Underwhelm You
Bar Exam

Bay Street Pub May Underwhelm You

It's definitely old Bay View, not the "other East Side." But the beer garden has charm.

Plenty of Horne: Redoing Gateway to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Redoing Gateway to Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski and designer of proposed 5-story, 72-unit complex on Kinnickinnic offer new version.

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

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?

Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?
Plenty of Horne

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

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?

$40 million development moves forward
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$40 million development moves forward

This $40 million project will result in the addition of 307 housing units.

Combination grocery store, restaurant and bar opening in Bay View
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Combination grocery store, restaurant and bar opening in Bay View

“What we’re hoping for in Bay View is similar excitement for this very new, very different concept.”

Meeting next week about future of At Random in Bay View
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Meeting next week about future of At Random in Bay View

Alderman Tony Zielinski will hold public meeting on Monday, May 11

Floral-form sculpture planned for Zillman Park
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Floral-form sculpture planned for Zillman Park

Neighborhood bar “Revel” planned for former Studio Lounge in Bay View
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Neighborhood bar “Revel” planned for former Studio Lounge in Bay View

Sean Pliss, owner of the Oak Lounge, plans to open his new business “Revel” sometime in May or June.

Plats and Parcels: Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?
Plats and Parcels

Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?

New $40 million, 307-apartment proposal for Bay View offered only a rendering of an Indianapolis project by the developer. When do we get the full package?

Possible $40 million development eyed for Bay View
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Possible $40 million development eyed for Bay View

Alderman Tony Zielinski will hold public meeting Monday on project proposal

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Boos Building
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Boos Building

Some pan the design of proposed Bay View "gateway" project. Meanwhile, the Dover Street School project hits a snag.

Plenty of Horne: The New Gateway to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

The New Gateway to Bay View?

Development proposed at neighborhood meeting would include 5 stories, 3,000 square feet of first floor retail and 72 apartments on 4 floors above this.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?

Money is being spent and wild rumors are flying. So what’s the truth?

Plats and Parcels: A Week of Ground-Breaking News
Plats and Parcels

A Week of Ground-Breaking News

Announcement of Johnson Controls' 50-story lakefront tower is week's biggest development.

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

In Public: The Bus Stop That Isn’t
In Public

The Bus Stop That Isn’t

The Bay View “art stop” is neither art nor a good bus stop. For one-tenth the price, the city could have done far better.

S. 13th St. – W. Oklahoma Ave Business Improvement District Begins Operations
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S. 13th St. – W. Oklahoma Ave Business Improvement District Begins Operations

Businesses, property owners, and civic leaders are proud to announce that beginning in 2015BID #50 will begin enhancing the S. 13th St. and W. Oklahoma Ave area.

Plenty of Horne: The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich

The City’s Historic Preservation Officer had an unmatched knowledge of and commitment to the preservation of historic buildings.

Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner

Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner

Barrett salutes the theater’s and Bay View’s redevelopment, but is upstaged by the facility’s lovely redesign.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Bizarre Politics of Ald. Tony Zielinski
Murphy’s Law

The Bizarre Politics of Ald. Tony Zielinski

Once a hard core conservative, he’s now a Bay View liberal. Except when opposing things like the streetcar.

Friday Photos: Bay View ArtStop Opens
Friday Photos

Bay View ArtStop Opens

It's a bus stop, art work, and urban island. Grand opening is tonight, but we've already got photos of the new amenity.

Alderman Zielinski to host Art Stop Unveiling event Friday
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Alderman Zielinski to host Art Stop Unveiling event Friday

Mayor Barrett, County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic also scheduled to participate

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors

Why East Side development can move so slowly. And when developers can bypass the neighbors.

Alderman Zielinski seeks halt to ‘anti solar, anti-renewable energy’ We Energies rate hike
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Alderman Zielinski seeks halt to ‘anti solar, anti-renewable energy’ We Energies rate hike

News release from Alderman Tony Zielinski

Ald. Zielinski: Body cameras should be included in city’s 2015 budget
Press Release

Ald. Zielinski: Body cameras should be included in city’s 2015 budget

Wearable body cameras for Milwaukee police officers should be included in Mayor Tom Barrett’s proposed 2015 executive budget

Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance
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Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance

Joint news release and file from Alderman Hamilton, Alderman Kovac and Alderwoman Coggs

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.

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.”

Bay View bike and skate shop to upgrade its space
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Bay View bike and skate shop to upgrade its space

The Bigfoot Bike and Skate store in Bay View has signed a lease for a new storefront.

Humboldt Park Beer Garden One Step Closer to Reality
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Humboldt Park Beer Garden One Step Closer to Reality

Beer Garden Scheduled to Open This Month

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."

Photo Gallery: Bay View Dog Park Opens
Photo Gallery

Bay View Dog Park Opens

A mini-city of dog lovers finally has a park for their critters to roam.

More apartments proposed in Bay View
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More apartments proposed in Bay View

City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View
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City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View

A True Partnership for the People

Proposed ordinance would ban “puppy mills”
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Proposed ordinance would ban “puppy mills”

Proposed ordinance would ban “puppy mills”

Lazy Susan MKE set to open in Bay View
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Lazy Susan MKE set to open in Bay View

Culinary entrepreneur A.J. Dixon will open a new restaurant – Lazy Susan MKE – at 2378 S. Howell Ave. in Bay View.

Cesar Chavez city worker holiday proposal to be heard by Finance and Personnel Committee
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Cesar Chavez city worker holiday proposal to be heard by Finance and Personnel Committee

City employees would have the option of taking off on March 31 annually as a holiday observing the birthday of American labor and civil rights champion Cesar E. Chavez.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

Traffic Safety Art Project
Press Release

Traffic Safety Art Project

Meeting announcement from Alderman Tony Zielinski

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.

Legislature’s wage proposal tramples on working families, local control
Press Release

Legislature’s wage proposal tramples on working families, local control

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski February 12, 2014

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.

New Business Opening Just Days Away
Press Release

New Business Opening Just Days Away

Lakeview Vapor, 2915 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., will be opening in the next week.

Murphy’s Law: Crystal Ball for 2014
Murphy’s Law

Crystal Ball for 2014

25 predictions that are certain (well, maybe) to come true this year.

Streetsblog: The Rise of Parking-Free Apartment Buildings
Streetsblog

The Rise of Parking-Free Apartment Buildings

Cities across America are slashing the cost of housing by reducing parking in new construction, how about Milwaukee?

Indoor entertainment center slated for 14th Aldermanic District
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Indoor entertainment center slated for 14th Aldermanic District

Attractions will include an inflatable sports arena, laser tag, rock climbing, inflatable obstacle courses with giant slides and free vintage arcade games.

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

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

Taverns: More New Bars Opening
Taverns

More New Bars Opening

A brew pub, a southern style saloon, a wine bar. The list of new places planned is long.

Neighbors, educators invited to meeting about MPS’ proposal for an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility
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Neighbors, educators invited to meeting about MPS’ proposal for an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility

Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting neighbors and educators to a Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting to share input on the district’s Request for Proposals to redevelop the former Dover Street School in the city’s Bay View neighborhood into an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility.

Priorities and services maintained in Council-approved 2014 budget
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Priorities and services maintained in Council-approved 2014 budget

The 2014 amended city budget approved today by the Milwaukee Common Council addresses key priorities and maintains quality city services at current levels.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Authority Okays New Beerline Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Authority Okays New Beerline Buildings

RACM approves two apartment buildings with 113 units that will increase density on N. Commerce St.

Plenty of Horne: Jon Richards Will Run for Attorney General
Plenty of Horne

Jon Richards Will Run for Attorney General

Like Abe Lincoln, Richards has been practicing law all across the state in preparation for his run.

Group looking to open new restaurant in Bay View
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Group looking to open new restaurant in Bay View

A small group of investors is in the process of buying the former Home Bar property, located at 2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View, Alderman Tony Zielinski said.

Photo Gallery: Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail
Photo Gallery

Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail

Despite rainy weather, Mayor Barrett and a host of politicians celebrated the new bike trail.

House Confidential: Ald. Tony Z’s Odd Little Home
House Confidential

Ald. Tony Z’s Odd Little Home

From his Bay View home surrounded by history, Tony Zielinski is a master fundraiser and seldom-active attorney.

New addition coming to Kinnickinnic Ave. business district
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New addition coming to Kinnickinnic Ave. business district

Cream City Swirl, a new business featuring an assortment of frozen yogurt, crepes and gelato, will be opening in Bay View in Business Improvement District #44 along S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Alderman Tony Zielinski said.

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

Bay View residents fight back against assault with night walk
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Bay View residents fight back against assault with night walk

Alarmed and angered by a recent sexual assault, residents of Bay View will take back the night on Monday, joining together as a community to encourage neighbors to look out for one another and demonstrating their commitment to maintaining Bay View as one of Milwaukee’s safest neighborhoods.

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.”

King Drive Owner Under Fire, Taxpayers Could Lose $212,000

King Drive Owner Under Fire, Taxpayers Could Lose $212,000

Ald. Coggs assails company for promising local grocery and leasing to Dollar Tree instead.

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

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

Common Council committee signs off on support for Local First Milwaukee
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Common Council committee signs off on support for Local First Milwaukee

Sponsored by Alderman Tony Zielinski, the resolution pledges Milwaukee’s backing of the effort, and appropriates $100 for the city’s 2013 Local First Milwaukee membership fees.

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

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard
Press Release

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Plenty of Horne: Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights
Plenty of Horne

Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights

Gay activist Daniel Choi comes to Milwaukee three days before his trial for protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Avalon Theater auctioning off vintage production equipment, seating
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Avalon Theater auctioning off vintage production equipment, seating

The renovation of the Bay View neighborhood’s historic Avalon Theater will take another step forward this week, as the owner of the building makes way for improvements by auctioning off vintage production equipment, projectors, lighting, popcorn machines and seating, according to Alderman Tony Zielinski.

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.

Stunned by bribe allegation, Milwaukee panel rejects liquor license
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Stunned by bribe allegation, Milwaukee panel rejects liquor license

Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013
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Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 15, 2013

Common Council adopts “Buy Milwaukee/Buy American” proposal
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Common Council adopts “Buy Milwaukee/Buy American” proposal

The Milwaukee Common Council took a significant step toward reinvesting in the local economy Tuesday, passing Alderman Tony Zielinski’s proposal that will require the city to purchase certain Milwaukee-made goods when it’s fiscally feasible.

Mr. WEBO’s restaurant will serve up new take on Mexican to Bay View neighborhood
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Mr. WEBO’s restaurant will serve up new take on Mexican to Bay View neighborhood

A new restaurant serving Mexican food and even delivering to residents’ doors is the latest addition planned for the Bay View culinary scene, according to Alderman Tony Zielinski.

“Buy Milwaukee/American” proposal passes committee, headed for Common Council vote
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“Buy Milwaukee/American” proposal passes committee, headed for Common Council vote

The full Milwaukee Common Council will vote October 16, 2012 on a proposal that would require the City of Milwaukee to purchase certain Milwaukee-made goods.

Restaurant will be another high quality addition to Bay View and Milwaukee
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Restaurant will be another high quality addition to Bay View and Milwaukee

Alderman Zielinski said Ciervo Blanco will be another high quality development and dining option for the neighborhood, the 14th Aldermanic District, and the city.

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.

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation
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U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation

We are respectfully requesting that the office of the U.S. Attorney conduct an investigation into the case of Derek Williams, who died last year while in the custody of Milwaukee police.

Four More Years

Four More Years

The Common Council approves the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux for another term.

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.

Tragedy in Oak Creek
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Tragedy in Oak Creek

Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

Common Council approves Milwaukee Jobs Act initiative
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Common Council approves Milwaukee Jobs Act initiative

The Common Council today approved creation of the Milwaukee Jobs Act -Transitional Jobs Program – a multifaceted effort to create employment opportunities for city young people and job seekers from areas of the city that have been particularly hard-hit economically.

New Bike Transit System?

New Bike Transit System?

A city committee votes to support a system of bike-sharing kiosks. Other cities have cut auto traffic this way.

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

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

Council paves way for Bay View art bus shelter
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Council paves way for Bay View art bus shelter

The Common Council today accepted a bequest from the estate of a former Department of Public Works (DPW) employee, paving the way for a portion of the money to be used to construct the Art Stop bus shelter at the triangle where S. Kinnickinnic Ave., E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Howell Ave. meet in Bay View.

Neighborhood business chips in to help Boulevard Theatre
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Neighborhood business chips in to help Boulevard Theatre

The din of busy shoppers, pedestrians and outside diners on the soon-to-be expanded sidewalks of S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood will have minimal impact on the quiet ambience of the Boulevard Theatre.

Public Safety Meeting
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Public Safety Meeting

This is one of the safest and best neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee.

Restaurant expansion another positive for Kinnickinnic Ave. business district
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Restaurant expansion another positive for Kinnickinnic Ave. business district

The owner of Guanajuato Restaurant, located at 2301 S Howell Ave., has purchased the vacant building at 2317 S. Howell Ave.

Murphy’s Law: Rocky Road
Murphy’s Law

Rocky Road

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

Biking Takes Spotlight this Summer

Biking Takes Spotlight this Summer

Highlights include 76 miles of new or improved bike lanes, and a raised bike lane for Bay View.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hines for Mayor, Coggs for Life, Thomas for 34%, and More City Politics
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hines for Mayor, Coggs for Life, Thomas for 34%, and More City Politics

Welcome to the seventh installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week the focus is all on City of Milwaukee elected officials following yesterday's election. I explore the likelihood that Willie Hines runs for Mayor, how the new Common Council will resemble the old Common Council, the wide disparity in vote totals between districts, Bob Donovan winning the war, the shocking number of votes Johnny Thomas got, and Spencer Coggs' new job.

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.

Dimitrijevic, Buresh duke it out in 4th Supervisory District

Dimitrijevic, Buresh duke it out in 4th Supervisory District

Newcomer Bill Buresh vs. Sup. Marina Dimitrijevic. “He’s a fake Democrat,” she says. She’s in the “pocket of some special interest groups,” Buresh responds.

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

At yesterday's meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Jackson Street Management LLC won an appeal of the Historic Preservation Commission's ruling regarding their request to demolish five buildings within the East Side Commercial Historic District to make way for a new Marriott Hotel.

Tony Zielinski to Run for Lieutenant Governor

Tony Zielinski to Run for Lieutenant Governor

Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski will announce his candidacy for the position of Lieutenant Governor on Friday. Zielinski had been rumored to be interested in the Attorney General position, but appears to have loftier goals with the announcement that Jim Doyle will not run again.

$100 Million Worth of Development Approved by the Common Council

$100 Million Worth of Development Approved by the Common Council

The $11 million Hide House project was the most hotly debated development project at the July 28th meeting of the Common Council, though the most significant action in terms of dollars was the approval of the Rivianna.

Hide House Developer Wins Partial Appeal of Historic Designation

Hide House Developer Wins Partial Appeal of Historic Designation

At the Thursday July 23rd meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee the appeal of he interim historic designation of the Hide House complex in Bay View was heard.

Historic Preservation Commission Delays Hide House Project With Quick Adjournment

Historic Preservation Commission Delays Hide House Project With Quick Adjournment

The development team of General Capital Group and Joseph Development was before the Historic Preservation Commission to request a certificate of appropriateness which would allow them to demolish a portion of the Hide House complex, a former tannery at 2625 S. Greeley St. in Bay View.

Northeast Side Area Plan Held at Committee

Northeast Side Area Plan Held at Committee

The Northeast Side Area Plan which will lay out the vision and guidelines for development within this a large portion of the city was brought forward for approval.  ‘ Alderman Bob Bauman proposed two amendments both of which impacted the location of future University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee expansions.  One amendment would of made it part of […]

East Side Apartment Proposal Held by Committee

East Side Apartment Proposal Held by Committee

New Land Enterprises was before the committee requesting a change in zoning to construct a 5-story apartment building to be located on North Farwell Avenue and East Kenilworth.

Zoning Committee Approves Multiple Land Sales

Zoning Committee Approves Multiple Land Sales

Resolution 080271 would authorize the land sale of nineteen City of Milwaukee (RACM) properties to create three mixed-use developments within the Haymarket Square neighborhood. These three development would consist of the Sixth Street Market, Vineyard Place, and Walnut Hill.

Common Council Expands BID Board

Common Council Expands BID Board

To begin the proceedings Don Smiley the CEO of Summerfest gave a presentation regarding this year’s Summerfest during which he pointed out two items of interest. First, they have demolished the Harley Davidson Roadhouse and constructed a new stage that will open on June 26th. They’ve opened up that stage to the lakeside and created […]

Breaking Down the 2008-2012 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

Breaking Down the 2008-2012 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

The 2008-2012 Common Council committee appointments were announced this week and it appears Common Council President Willie Hines, Jr. put together a qualified group to sit on the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee. Alderman James Witkowiak, Chair Alderman Willie Wade, V-C Alderman Michael Murphy Alderman Robert Bauman Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski The biggest change comes […]

Alderman D’Amato’s Parting Gift to Milwaukee

Alderman D’Amato’s Parting Gift to Milwaukee

City of Milwaukee essentially came to end on Wednesday April 9th, 2008. Despite what some residents of the 3rd district may believe this is a significant loss for the City of Milwaukee. Over the years Alderman Michael D’Amato has had conflicts with UWM students and certain residents groups over specific issues but more importantly he […]

City Plan Commission Approves Empowerment Village

City Plan Commission Approves Empowerment Village

One item of note was the request for a changing in zoning from Industrial Heavy and Park to General Planned Development that had been held at the last City Plan Commission meeting. The approval of this resolution would be next step in allowing the Empowerment Village low income housing project to be built on a […]

City Plan Commission Approves Downer Avenue Plan

City Plan Commission Approves Downer Avenue Plan

The first item on the agenda, Resolution 070963, was the heavily debated Downer Avenue Redevelopment Phase II project. The resolution would recommend a change of zoning from General Planned Development to Detailed Planned Development and include a 7-story hotel, an 11-story residential tower, 5 town homes, and a 4-story addition to the Mulkhern building. Architect […]

The Roundup: Let My People Shop!
The Roundup

Let My People Shop!

Ald. Zielinski is upset, because Jewel Osco has taken steps to prevent a new grocery store in his district.

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

Murphy’s Law: Which County Board Members Only Work Part-Time?
Murphy’s Law

Which County Board Members Only Work Part-Time?

It was 9 a.m. on a Friday morning in late October of last year when I began calling county supervisors for a story in Milwaukee Magazine.