City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land
The vote is an important step in the effort to ultimately remove the Estabrook Dam.
The vote is an important step in a collaborative effort between the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to ultimately remove the Estabrook Dam. Alderman James Bohl, Alderman Nik Kovac, and Alderman Russell Stamper, II were instrumental in passing the proposal through the zoning committee after weighing extensive public input and support for the rezoning. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is supportive of the Common Council’s decision as removing the Estabrook Dam is a major step forward in achieving a swimmable, fishable Milwaukee River.
Alderman Hamilton, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Kovac, Alderman Bauman, Alderman Bohl, Jr., Alderwoman Rainey, Alderman Donovan, Alderwoman Lewis, Alderman Murphy, Alderman Perez, Alderman Zielinski, and Alderman Stamper, II all voted in favor of rezoning. Alderman Borkowski and Alderman Witkowski voted in opposition. And Alderwoman Coggs abstained.
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