10 Most Popular Articles of 2020
Garbage pickup, a mask mandate, snow plowing. Readers care most about things right outside their door.
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.
Mayor insists, council agrees. Beginning in November, residents must again move cars each day. – Oct. 13th
As recently as February the city was planning to greatly expand it. – Aug. 10th
Special council committee to debate it. Outdoor requirement scaled back, minimum age raised. – July 8th
Inside look at how the city clears 1,475 miles of streets and 42,000 intersections. – Jan. 20th
Proposal requires a mask indoor and outdoors, fines up to $500 for repeated violations. – July 6th
Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices. – Jan. 15th
Council unanimously adopts indoor and outdoor mandate. Goes into effect Thursday. – July 13th
Mayor Barrett’s proclamation boosts hourly pay by $3.13 for front-line workers. – May 22nd
Milwaukee’s two drop-off centers are now open Sundays, with no fees through at least the end of May. – May 15th
$1 million grant from non-profit will kickstart program. Change would start in early 2021. – Mar. 10th
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