Jeramey Jannene
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10 Most Popular Articles of 2020

Garbage pickup, a mask mandate, snow plowing. Readers care most about things right outside their door.

By - Dec 30th, 2020 09:38 am
A garbage truck in a Milwaukee alley. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A garbage truck in a Milwaukee alley. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

It’s been a busy year at City Hall, despite the fact that the building was vacant for much of the year. A global pandemic changed both the way the city conducts its business and what decisions it makes. There was a contentious local election in April, and the most difficult budget debate in at least a decade.

But which of the 115 city government columns did our readers click on the most? Things that directly impact their day-to-day lives. Three of the articles involved waste pickup, another tackled snow plowing and three more dealt with a mask mandate.

10. The Return of Alternate Side Parking

Mayor insists, council agrees. Beginning in November, residents must again move cars each day. – Oct. 13th

Vehicles parked on a Milwaukee street. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Vehicles parked on a Milwaukee street. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

9. Milwaukee End’s Compost Program

As recently as February the city was planning to greatly expand it. – Aug. 10th

A compost bin (right) sits alongside Milwaukee trash and recycling bins. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A compost bin (right) sits alongside Milwaukee trash and recycling bins. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

8. Mask Mandate Scaled Back

Special council committee to debate it. Outdoor requirement scaled back, minimum age raised. – July 8th

Customers and employees wearing masks at Allie Boy's Bagels. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Customers and employees wearing masks at Allie Boy’s Bagels. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

7. How the City Plows Snow

Inside look at how the city clears 1,475 miles of streets and 42,000 intersections. – Jan. 20th

Nabor Trujilla operates a city salt truck. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Nabor Trujilla operates a city salt truck. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

6. What Is and Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate

Proposal requires a mask indoor and outdoors, fines up to $500 for repeated violations. – July 6th

Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic meets with County Supervisor Ryan Clancy. Photo from the alderwoman.

Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic meets with County Supervisor Ryan Clancy. Photo from the alderwoman.

5. Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices. – Jan. 15th

Milwaukee City Hall. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee City Hall. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

4. Milwaukee Adopts Mask Mask Mandate

Council unanimously adopts indoor and outdoor mandate. Goes into effect Thursday. – July 13th

Workers wearing face masks. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels.

Workers wearing face masks. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels.

3. City Workers Will Get Hazard Pay Bonus

Mayor Barrett’s proclamation boosts hourly pay by $3.13 for front-line workers. – May 22nd

A garbage truck in a Milwaukee alley. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A garbage truck in a Milwaukee alley. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

2. Bring Your Tires and TVs, Drop Off Centers Are Still Free

Milwaukee’s two drop-off centers are now open Sundays, with no fees through at least the end of May. – May 15th

The south side drop-off center. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The south side drop-off center. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

1. Milwaukee Moving to Biweekly Recycling Pickup

$1 million grant from non-profit will kickstart program. Change would start in early 2021. – Mar. 10th

A compost bin (right) sits alongside Milwaukee trash and recycling bins. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A compost bin (right) sits alongside Milwaukee trash and recycling bins. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

 

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