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Cavalier Johnson

Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson, Alderman in Milwaukee’s second district.

Campaign Finance Reports

2021 - January Continuing - $40,991 - 115 contributions

2020 - July Continuing - $1,739 - 13 contributions

2020 - January Continuing - $17,487 - 87 contributions

2019 - July Continuing - $15,777 - 94 contributions

2019 - January Continuing - $2,500 - 16 contributions

2018 - July Continuing - Report Not in System

2017 - July Continuing - $9,469 - 62 contributions

2016 - July Continuing - $8,969 - 68 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $8,454 - 71 contributions

2016 - Pre-Primary - $1,350 - 19 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $10,752 - 132 contributions

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Protecting against a new variant
Press Release

Protecting against a new variant

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson December 2, 2021

City Hall: Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor

Michael Sampson, 38 founder of SWARMM Events, vying to replace Tom Barrett.

President Johnson affirms right to vote for all eligible citizens
Press Release

President Johnson affirms right to vote for all eligible citizens

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 23, 2021

City Hall: The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer
City Hall

The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer

Lots of grumbling, but City Attorney scores wins in two of three battles Tuesday.

Nonprofit Seeks 75,000 Men to Help End Human Trafficking
Press Release

Nonprofit Seeks 75,000 Men to Help End Human Trafficking

HEMAD Campaign aims to raise awareness and seek an end to the commercial sex trade

Op Ed: ARPA Funds Should Help Community, Not Police
Op Ed

ARPA Funds Should Help Community, Not Police

City officials have made good decisions, but more community input needed.

Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Verdict
Press Release

Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Verdict

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 19, 2021

City Hall: Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenske Leaving For Private Sector
City Hall

Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenske Leaving For Private Sector

Three-decade government veteran "retiring" for private-sector employment.

State bill would erase city’s move to decriminalize marijuana possession, increase minimum penalty to $100
Press Release

State bill would erase city’s move to decriminalize marijuana possession, increase minimum penalty to $100

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

City Hall: Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit
City Hall

Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit

City Attorney Spencer knew outside counsel handling case exceeded authorized cost.

City Hall: Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney
City Hall

Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney

Council wants to hire its own attorney. City Attorney oppose this and Barrett vetoes proposal.

In recognition of Veterans Day
Press Release

In recognition of Veterans Day

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 11, 2021

Mayor Barrett and Common Ground Announce City of Milwaukee Joining National Gun Safety Consortium
Johnson Seeks ‘True Partnership’ With State Government

Johnson Seeks ‘True Partnership’ With State Government

Council president, who could soon become acting mayor, says city’s future depends on this.

Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Deliver for Milwaukee
Press Release

Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Deliver for Milwaukee

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 6, 2021

Three police recruit classes, 195 new officers approved
Press Release

Three police recruit classes, 195 new officers approved

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 5, 2021

City Hall: Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget
City Hall

Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget

No fee increases and small tax increase as city bolsters pension reserve fund in anticipation of fiscal cliff.

City Hall: Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police
City Hall

Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police

Norman has served as acting chief since Dec. 2020 while city sorted out botched Morales demotion.

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Mayor's nomination as Ambassador to Luxembourg reviewed by Senate committee.

Transportation: Van Buren Will Become Two Lane Street
Transportation

Van Buren Will Become Two Lane Street

New bike lanes and parallel parking added, as four lanes for cars reduced to two.

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

If Mayor Tom Barrett is quickly confirmed, mayoral election would occur alongside Spring elections.

City Hall: Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments
City Hall

Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments

No fee increases and few changes as council braces for next year's fiscal cliff.

Pres. Johnson successfully provides funding for 195 new police recruits in the 2022 City budget
Housing Authority employee target of attempted carjacking
Press Release

Housing Authority employee target of attempted carjacking

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W Stamper, II

City Hall: Police Department Tweets Lied To Public
City Hall

Police Department Tweets Lied To Public

Comptroller audit finds 2020 tweets misled public. Acting Chief Norman calls them "unacceptable."

Activists Oppose Johnson’s Push for More Police Near Schools

Activists Oppose Johnson’s Push for More Police Near Schools

Common Council president concerned about reckless driving. LIT wants less policing of schools.

Common Council approves of ARPA funding for MLK Library development
City Hall: Council Adopts $179 Million Rescue Plan Package
City Hall

Council Adopts $179 Million Rescue Plan Package

Compromise plan includes money for pension reserve, housing, lead abatement and child care providers.

Committee approves resolution for Milwaukee to join Gun Safety Consortium
Press Release

Committee approves resolution for Milwaukee to join Gun Safety Consortium

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 21, 2021

Get your flu shot today!
Press Release

Get your flu shot today!

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 20, 2021

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

But candidates are still lining up to replace him. Seven have filed candidacy already.

City Hall: Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor
City Hall

Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor

Alderwoman is the seventh individual in the race.

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial

Probable cause found to continue with felony charges.

City Hall: Council Strikes Deal On How To Spend $179 Million ARPA Allocation
City Hall

Council Strikes Deal On How To Spend $179 Million ARPA Allocation

Housing, lead abatement, child care, police recruits, violence prevention, a new MLK library and more.

Committee recommends approval of ARPA omnibus proposal
Press Release

Committee recommends approval of ARPA omnibus proposal

Includes funding for public safety and crime prevention, housing, lead abatement, continued COVID response and more

Black Business Boost Fund Targeted At Milwaukee Entrepeneurs

Black Business Boost Fund Targeted At Milwaukee Entrepeneurs

New fund targeted at supporting people of color launch and grow businesses.

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee violence prevention leaders for announcement.

State investment will help address local violence
Press Release

State investment will help address local violence

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 13, 2021

Black Business Boost announcement helps close economic opportunity gap
Press Release

Black Business Boost announcement helps close economic opportunity gap

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 13, 2021

City Hall: Common Council Has 7 Times The Ideas As It Has Funding
City Hall

Common Council Has 7 Times The Ideas As It Has Funding

82 ideas for how to spend $394.2 million federal grant. What will council choose?

Council looks to maximize positive benefits with ARPA-funded housing rehab and construction work
Council submitted ARPA proposals now public
Press Release

Council submitted ARPA proposals now public

Will be discussed at Finance and Personnel Committee meeting Friday

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Press Release

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 11, 2021

City Hall: Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs
City Hall

Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs

MPD Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman presents vision of community-centered approach to solving issues.

Our residents, children deserve safer shared spaces
Press Release

Our residents, children deserve safer shared spaces

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 5, 2021

Groups Call For Defunding the Police To Solve Milwaukee Pension Crisis

Groups Call For Defunding the Police To Solve Milwaukee Pension Crisis

Move would strip $78 million from MPD budget, leave others intact.

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

In her first court appearance alderwoman pleads not guilty to misdemeanor. Four felony charges yet to come.

Conference In Brookfield Seeks Transit Solutions

Conference In Brookfield Seeks Transit Solutions

Mayor says residents fear buses bring crime, but that it isn't true.

Council President Proposes New City Department of Transportation

Council President Proposes New City Department of Transportation

Ald. Cavalier Johnson thinks the department could better address reckless driving.

Council approves major ARPA-funded pedestrian safety/anti-reckless driving measure
Getting Milwaukee closer to better financial health, more stable housing, and improved public health and safety
Press Release

Getting Milwaukee closer to better financial health, more stable housing, and improved public health and safety

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 21, 2021

Council approves legislation in opposition to concealed carry changes
City Hall: Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office
City Hall

Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office

Resignation forms cite ethical violations, poor treatment of women & more by Tearman Spencer.

City Hall: How Can Milwaukee Avoid Becoming Detroit?
City Hall

How Can Milwaukee Avoid Becoming Detroit?

Civic leaders from Detroit discuss Milwaukee's fiscal crisis, offer ideas and solutions

Attracting, retaining young professionals in Milwaukee will be topic of “On the Issues,” Sept. 10
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
State expects $319 million windfall, but MKE not allowed to raise a dime
Press Release

State expects $319 million windfall, but MKE not allowed to raise a dime

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 7, 2021

City Hall: Police Chief Search Has One Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Has One Candidate

Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman asked to apply for permanent post by FPC. Mayor, many alders back him.

FPC decision on Acting Chief Norman a step in the right direction
Press Release

FPC decision on Acting Chief Norman a step in the right direction

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 3, 2021

City Hall: Council Delays Action On ARPA Funds
City Hall

Council Delays Action On ARPA Funds

City has $193 million in the bank. But how to spend it still being debated.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Huge gathering of officials for project lauded as momentous, exciting and historic.

Murphy’s Law: Mayor’s Race Looks Like a Wild One
Murphy’s Law

Mayor’s Race Looks Like a Wild One

Wide open, with lots of candidates, no obvious favorites and so much at stake.

The State of Politics: Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience
The State of Politics

Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience

Exit of mayor and congressman makes room for new generation of leaders.

City Hall: Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs
City Hall

Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs

Former alderman, state senator lead pack of those likely to join Cavalier Johnson in special election.

Statement on the nomination of Mayor Tom Barrett as Ambassador to Luxembourg
Press Release

Statement on the nomination of Mayor Tom Barrett as Ambassador to Luxembourg

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 25, 2021

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mayor's appointment means Cavalier Johnson will serve as acting mayor, special election will be called.

Congratulations Colectivo workers
Press Release

Congratulations Colectivo workers

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderman Scott Spiker

Vaccine policy helps create a safe work environment for city employees
Press Release

Vaccine policy helps create a safe work environment for city employees

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

New grant programs can help Milwaukee build long-term economic sustainability
Press Release

New grant programs can help Milwaukee build long-term economic sustainability

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

Transportation: City Creating Zoning Code For EV Chargers
Transportation

City Creating Zoning Code For EV Chargers

City anticipates surge in electric vehicles and could get federal money for charging stations.

Grocery gift cards, free food available to those impacted by power outages
Statement on reckless and potentially deadly incidents at Marshall Campus
Press Release

Statement on reckless and potentially deadly incidents at Marshall Campus

From Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 19, 2021

Reckless driving leads to more unnecessary loss of life
Press Release

Reckless driving leads to more unnecessary loss of life

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 16, 2021

City Hall: FPC Restarting Police Chief Search
City Hall

FPC Restarting Police Chief Search

Jeffrey Norman remains a favorite among some city officials.

Major Milwaukee employers join forces to boost diversity in hiring, buying decisions
Press Release

Major Milwaukee employers join forces to boost diversity in hiring, buying decisions

Statement from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 10, 2021

City Hall: Proposal Requires Vaccinations for City Employees
City Hall

Proposal Requires Vaccinations for City Employees

More than 6,000 city workers would need to get vaccinated or face weekly testing.

Council approves legislation exploring use of ARPA funding to provide retroactive hazardous duty pay to certain city employees
Council adopts file urging cancellation of student debt
City Hall: Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules
City Hall

Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules

Push mayor for indoor mask mandate and mandatory vaccinations for city employees.

City Hall: Council Holds ARPA Spending Until September
City Hall

Council Holds ARPA Spending Until September

Mayor's $93 million "summer plan" delayed, along with proposals by alders.

Alicia’s Place FoodShare Resource Center now open at Midtown
City Hall: Morales Payout Rises Still Higher
City Hall

Morales Payout Rises Still Higher

City must also pay its private legal team. Total cost of lawsuit will exceed $668,000.

Committee approves file regarding student loan debt
Public Safety and Health Committee to discuss city’s lead abatement program on Thursday
Council Approves HaRUNbee Walk/Run For Healthy Birth Outcomes As Part Of Bronzeville Week 2021
International Nelson Mandela Day to include free MPM event, admission
Transportation: “Last Mile” Program Connects Workers to Jobs
Transportation

“Last Mile” Program Connects Workers to Jobs

WEDC, Waukesha County and United Way fund pilot program connecting city workers to suburban jobs.

Morales Potential Return As Police Chief Delayed Until July 12th

Morales Potential Return As Police Chief Delayed Until July 12th

Extension gives parties more time to negotiate settlement.

Let The City Win, Too!
Press Release

Let The City Win, Too!

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson.

Survey to gather remote work preferences now live
Press Release

Survey to gather remote work preferences now live

Results will help City develop strategies to bolster remote work in Milwaukee

Commit To Safe Driving Rally Set For Thursday
COVID-19 vaccination clinic and meal giveaway to occur June 23
New Hunger Task Force satellite location now open at Midtown Center
City Hall: Milwaukee’s Lead Program Fails Again
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Lead Program Fails Again

Scale of problem currently limited to one family in Bay View, but full review planned.

Enough is enough with MHD lead program mistakes
Press Release

Enough is enough with MHD lead program mistakes

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman José G. Pérez, and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett, Officials Celebrate Couture Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett, Officials Celebrate Couture Groundbreaking

Nine years after building was first proposed. 'Like making sausage. It's not pretty.'

Millennial Task Force report received and has first recommendation approved
City Agrees to Mediation With Morales

City Agrees to Mediation With Morales

Former police chief could get hefty settlement. City hopes to retain acting chief Jeffrey Norman.

City Hall: Police Again Enforcing Expired Plates
City Hall

Police Again Enforcing Expired Plates

Fair warning to drivers, who haven't had to renew license plates since COVID-19 health order issued.

Millennials Report Addresses City’s Brain Drain

Millennials Report Addresses City’s Brain Drain

Report makes recommendations to stem the steady annual loss of young professionals.

Let your voice be heard (and help shape history) by taking the survey!
Press Release

Let your voice be heard (and help shape history) by taking the survey!

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Abundance of opportunities exist for youth this summer
City Hall: Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job
City Hall

Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job

Potential move to smaller city a sign of issues in Milwaukee.

The time is now to make Jeffrey Norman permanent chief
Press Release

The time is now to make Jeffrey Norman permanent chief

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 3, 2021

With state of emergency winding down, enforcement of expired vehicle registrations must ramp up
Press Release

With state of emergency winding down, enforcement of expired vehicle registrations must ramp up

Joint statement from Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Millennial Task Force set for report to Community and Economic Development Committee
Local Officials Unveil Pride Bus, Streetcar

Local Officials Unveil Pride Bus, Streetcar

PrideFest canceled (for now), but rainbow designs added to local transit.

Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program now available for local businesses
Council approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act file
OWNS program aims to bring rental properties to local owners
Spectrum Reach’s “Pay It Forward” offers minority-owned businesses free advertising and marketing resources
Congratulations Chief Lipski!
Press Release

Congratulations Chief Lipski!

Joint Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Transparency, Insight and Dialogue Needed on Decision to Rescind Milwaukee’s Public Health Order
Press Release

Transparency, Insight and Dialogue Needed on Decision to Rescind Milwaukee’s Public Health Order

Statement of Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 20, 2021

Committee sets public hearing for next week on ARPA funding preferences
Press Release

Committee sets public hearing for next week on ARPA funding preferences

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Time is now for voters to be mindful of State effort to remove registered voters from rolls
Press Release

Time is now for voters to be mindful of State effort to remove registered voters from rolls

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson May 17, 2021

Bipartisan legislation a positive step forward for gun reform
Press Release

Bipartisan legislation a positive step forward for gun reform

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton May 17, 2021

Wheelin’ at Westlawn FREE bicycle tune-up events and family rides scheduled for 2021
Make plans to attend the MKE Virtual Collaborative Urban Investment Town Hall Meeting
Press Release

Make plans to attend the MKE Virtual Collaborative Urban Investment Town Hall Meeting

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, and Alderman Cavalier Johnson

We have great progress but also complex opportunities
Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

The group and other activists also protested the elimination of tuition aid for immigrant students.

Welcome Goodwill!
Press Release

Welcome Goodwill!

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson May 6, 2021

Club Midtown isn’t a thing
Press Release

Club Midtown isn’t a thing

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson May 5, 2021

Council approves transparency file for receipt and distribution of ARPA funds
State effort to remove registered voters from rolls is routine maintenance, but voters need to be mindful
Press Release

State effort to remove registered voters from rolls is routine maintenance, but voters need to be mindful

Council President Cavalier Johnson and Election Commission director urge affected voters to look for notices from state

Projected loss of tourism revenue underscores need for structural change
Press Release

Projected loss of tourism revenue underscores need for structural change

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson April 26, 2021

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Pushes Council To Accept Milwaukee Tool Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Pushes Council To Accept Milwaukee Tool Deal

Council seeking labor agreement for contracted service workers.

Milwaukee Leaders Warn of Dire Consequences Without Additional State Aid

Milwaukee Leaders Warn of Dire Consequences Without Additional State Aid

Local government in Milwaukee will soon run out of local revenue for things like parks and public transportation.

Big cities and small towns sing the same tune at Joint Finance Committee hearing
Press Release

Big cities and small towns sing the same tune at Joint Finance Committee hearing

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson April 21, 2021

Murphy’s Law: Hot Democratic Contest for U.S. Senate
Murphy’s Law

Hot Democratic Contest for U.S. Senate

Several impressive candidates looking to defeat Ron Johnson. Who's the front runner?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Tool Deal Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool Deal Gets First Approval

But labor leaders call for community benefits agreement for service sector workers.

City Hall: City Must Decide How To Spend $405 Million
City Hall

City Must Decide How To Spend $405 Million

Latest federal COVID-19 stimulus plan creates pleasant challenge for mayor, council.

Celebrate Black Restaurant Week by visiting local eateries
Press Release

Celebrate Black Restaurant Week by visiting local eateries

Joint Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Cavalier Johnson 

Thank you, Reggie Moore
Press Release

Thank you, Reggie Moore

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson April 12, 2021

Celebrate Week of the Young Child with community events
Committee discusses trio of files aimed at transparency, inclusion for ARPA funding
Comprehensive, inclusive process should dictate how federal dollars get allocated
Press Release

Comprehensive, inclusive process should dictate how federal dollars get allocated

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson April 2, 2021

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee

But property owners will need to pay at least once.

City and County Leaders Call for ‘Purple Alert’ to Protect Domestic Violence Victims in Wisconsin
City Hall: Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate

Malik Aziz will become police chief in Maryland. Will this benefit Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman?

City Hall: City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement
City Hall

City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement

Residents left soaked with costs after settlement agreement falls apart. Their attorney thinks it might cost even more to sue.

Top Local Elected Officials Get Vaccinated

Top Local Elected Officials Get Vaccinated

County Executive and Board Chair and Common Council President urge everyone to get their shots.

Denouncing strongly all violence and hate against Asian American Pacific Islanders
Press Release

Denouncing strongly all violence and hate against Asian American Pacific Islanders

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson March 19, 2021

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves New Deal for The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves New Deal for The Couture

After infighting, City Hall clearing way for $188 million tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deal on The Couture Pending
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deal on The Couture Pending

Common Council will review revised agreement for $188 million tower Friday morning.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Redevelopment Authority Wants Riverfront Parking Lot Developed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redevelopment Authority Wants Riverfront Parking Lot Developed

Plus: Bucks get permission to continue to use Park East land for parking for two more years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Attorney Blocking The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Attorney Blocking The Couture

Spencer won't sign off on revised deal for downtown tower, saying Ald. Bauman overstepped his authority.

Finance and Personnel Committee to discuss receipt and distribution of federal relief funds
City Hall: Council Closes Gene’s Supper Club
City Hall

Council Closes Gene’s Supper Club

Multiple shootings in past year drive police, neighbors and alderman to seek bar's closure.

Committee moves forward key recommendations to tighten FPC records, protocols
Collaborative, community focused approach needed for stimulus fund allocation
Press Release

Collaborative, community focused approach needed for stimulus fund allocation

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Milwaukee Common Council Members Endorse Alex Lasry
City Hall: Another Council Committee Opposes Wilson
City Hall

Another Council Committee Opposes Wilson

Majority of council opposes Ann Wilson's reappointment to Fire & Police Commission.

Help Milwaukee Police catch hit-and-run suspect in fatal incident
Press Release

Help Milwaukee Police catch hit-and-run suspect in fatal incident

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 8, 2021

Gov. Evers Proposes Additional Investment in Early Childhood Initiatives
Common Council honors Dr. Joan Prince for decades of service to Milwaukee
Press Release

Common Council honors Dr. Joan Prince for decades of service to Milwaukee

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Pushes Century City to Make USPS Trucks
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Pushes Century City to Make USPS Trucks

Council members and mayor urge Oshkosh Corporation to consider Milwaukee location.

It’s Official, Old World Third Will Be MLK Drive

It’s Official, Old World Third Will Be MLK Drive

Barrett and council members reflect on racial division and what the renaming symbolizes.

DHS Grant Program Seeks to Promote Equity in Vaccine Administration
Press Release

DHS Grant Program Seeks to Promote Equity in Vaccine Administration

Joint statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Bucks VP is one of many Democrats interested in seat.

Wausau committee approves ban on conversion therapy
Press Release

Wausau committee approves ban on conversion therapy

Joint statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa February 16, 2021

City Hall: FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests
City Hall

FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests

Fallout and confusion from the Morales fiasco gets worse.

Sales Tax Proposal Would Increase Revenue Diversification, Support Local Communities
Press Release

Sales Tax Proposal Would Increase Revenue Diversification, Support Local Communities

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Jose G. Perez, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman Nik Kovac

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

City and county officials have been pursuing option for over a year.

City Hall: Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public
City Hall

Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public

Publication threatens the city's defense in Morales case argues Spencer.

DHS launches new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard
Press Release

DHS launches new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

Includes demographic data, vaccine distribution by county

Common Council approves renaming of MFD administration building for its architect
Press Release

Common Council approves renaming of MFD administration building for its architect

Building will be named in honor of city and state’s first African American architect

Emergency Rent Assistance Program Grant approved by Council
Council members to join ministers, legal experts and renters to urge funding remedy amid COVID housing crisis
Hunger Task Force Targets Food Deserts

Hunger Task Force Targets Food Deserts

Mobile Markets makes two stops every week day bringing fresh, affordable foods to neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Could Lose Control of Historic Preservation Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Could Lose Control of Historic Preservation Commission

Bauman and council committee support council president appointing HPC members.

Black History Month a time to celebrate our past, present and future
Press Release

Black History Month a time to celebrate our past, present and future

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson February 1, 2021

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fire Department HQ Being Renamed For Wisconsin’s First Black Architect
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fire Department HQ Being Renamed For Wisconsin’s First Black Architect

Alonzo Robinson was a trailblazing architect

Acceptance, expenditure of Emergency Rent Assistance Program Grant approved by committee
Committee recommends renaming of Milwaukee Fire Department Headquarters
2-year-old shooting a sobering reminder of the importance of gun safety
Press Release

2-year-old shooting a sobering reminder of the importance of gun safety

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 25, 2021

Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King
Press Release

Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 22, 2021

On the passing of Henry “Hank” Aaron
Press Release

On the passing of Henry “Hank” Aaron

From all members of the Common Council -- Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Another Step in a 1,000-mile Journey
Press Release

Another Step in a 1,000-mile Journey

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark Borkowski and Alderman José G. Pérez

Joint Statement on the Passing of Ms. Maria Monreal-Cameron
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Joint Statement on the Passing of Ms. Maria Monreal-Cameron

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant
Press Release

Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

City Hall: City Bans Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
City Hall

City Bans Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

In unanimous vote, Milwaukee passes local version of CROWN Act.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayoral Veto, Wants Power To Fire Police Chief
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayoral Veto, Wants Power To Fire Police Chief

Council wants Legislature to give it firing power. Mayor's veto of this fails.

Resolution creating interagency housing plan approved by Council
City Hall: Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission

But a potential issue awaits with looming rejection of Ann Wilson's reappointment.

City Hall: Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…
City Hall

Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…

Police department agrees to certain conditions for grant intended to reform operations.

Help catch those responsible for the murder of Nevaeha Ware
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Help catch those responsible for the murder of Nevaeha Ware

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson January 14, 2021

Resolution creating interagency housing plan approved by committee
Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House
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Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House

From Alderwoman Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Actions occurring in Washington, D.C. can only be described as despicable
Press Release

Actions occurring in Washington, D.C. can only be described as despicable

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 6, 2021

Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
Press Release

Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

FPC should halt selection of new police chief
Press Release

FPC should halt selection of new police chief

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 4, 2021

Recent reports highlight delicate position of libraries due to funding constraints
We All Know What “ZIP Code” is Code For
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We All Know What “ZIP Code” is Code For

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II,

Congratulations to new MFD Deputy Chief Sharon Purifoy
Press Release

Congratulations to new MFD Deputy Chief Sharon Purifoy

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson December 21, 2020

Statement on the passing of Shirley Abrahamson
Press Release

Statement on the passing of Shirley Abrahamson

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson December 21, 2020

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Milwaukee’s Traffic Fatalities Surge in 2020

Milwaukee’s Traffic Fatalities Surge in 2020

Despite big decrease in traffic. Do emptier roads encourage reckless driving?

City Hall: Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs
City Hall

Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs

Seeking changes to state law to give city's elected officials control.

City Hall: Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant

Means 30 fewer officers, leaving Milwaukee down by 150 officers in 2021.

Joint statement on the nomination of Amanda Avalos to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
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Joint statement on the nomination of Amanda Avalos to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Public Safety and Health Committee Chair Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Milwaukee Common Council President Chevy Johnson endorses Katie Kegel for Circuit Court
New Use of Force Standard Operating Procedure Reflects Community Desires
Press Release

New Use of Force Standard Operating Procedure Reflects Community Desires

Includes items from Eight Can’t Wait police practice reform campaign

City receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index
Press Release

City receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa December 9, 2020

Equal Rights Commission announces Municipality Equality Index score, International Human Rights Day celebration
Eyes on Milwaukee: Waukesha, Milwaukee Celebrate Huge Water Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Waukesha, Milwaukee Celebrate Huge Water Project

$286 million, 36-mile-long project begun, will bring Milwaukee water to Waukesha.

City Hall: Council Delays on Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Delays on Federal COPS Grant

Would fund 30 positions, prevent more police reductions, but presents future fiscal issues.

Turning down federal safety grant could hamstring efforts to curb deadly threats
Press Release

Turning down federal safety grant could hamstring efforts to curb deadly threats

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 23, 2020

Shooting erupts at Mayfair Mall
Press Release

Shooting erupts at Mayfair Mall

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 20, 2020

How Nate Hamilton Became a Leader

How Nate Hamilton Became a Leader

The late Dontre Hamilton's brother takes responsibility for his family and his city.

Northwestern Mutual and gener8tor partner to uplift Black-founded startups
Sacrifice and service of veterans resonates more deeply this year
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Sacrifice and service of veterans resonates more deeply this year

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 11, 2020

City Hall: Troubles at Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Troubles at Fire & Police Commission

12 staff vacancies, no director, three board vacancies. Committee grills Barrett aides for answers.

It’s time for America to move forward
Press Release

It’s time for America to move forward

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 9, 2020

City Hall: $1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police
City Hall

$1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police

City's fiscal challenges continue to mount under state restrictions, rising costs.

Amended 2021 budget addresses key community issues including public health and safety, housing and more
City Hall: Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations
City Hall

Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations

City struggles to find stability in police oversight body.

An Historic Response to an Historic Election
Press Release

An Historic Response to an Historic Election

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 4, 2020

Free 30-Minute Bublr Bike Rides on Election Day
Leaders to discuss final voting push before Tuesday’s Fall General Election
City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

Committee recommends approval of omnibus budget amendment
Press Release

Committee recommends approval of omnibus budget amendment

Amendment provides funding for healthy food access, lead abatement, CART teams and Community Collaborative Commission, among other initiatives

City Hall: Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes
City Hall

Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes

Footnotes call for a racial equity audit, benches in vacant lots, lead-safe property database and much more.

Make sure your absentee ballot is counted!
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Make sure your absentee ballot is counted!

To date, 157,687 absentee ballots have been issued (including early voting) with 124,614 returned.

Op Ed: Lead Poisoning and a Listening Session
Op Ed

Lead Poisoning and a Listening Session

More funds needed to protect city’s children. And more media attention to the issue.

SafeHomes initiative expands lead abatement efforts for a lead-free Milwaukee
Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

State's Democrats debut new "bus" today as part of get-out-the-vote push.

City of Milwaukee Expands Early Voting to 14 Locations for the 2020 General Election
In-person early voting starts today
‘On the Issues’: Reporter, common council president to discuss ‘Who owns the house next door’ in virtual conversation, Oct. 21
Communication file on social justice issues going before Steering and Rules Committee
Supreme Court decision on 2020 Census a disappointment
Press Release

Supreme Court decision on 2020 Census a disappointment

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 14, 2020

Online, by mail voter registration deadline is today
Files in support of election operations and federal COVID relief approved by Council
Council greenlights major expansion for 5xen Super Asian Market
City Hall: New Commission Seeks Police Reforms
City Hall

New Commission Seeks Police Reforms

Led by Nate Hamilton, Community Collaborative Commission will work with MPD and FPC.

Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Press Release

Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

New Community Collaborative Commission ready for important work on policing policy
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New Community Collaborative Commission ready for important work on policing policy

Joint news conference set for Monday to announce mission and its work, including steps to formulate city’s first co-created community oriented policing policy

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center hosting voter registration event this Friday
Committee passes files to support election operations and federal COVID relief
Census deadline extended to October 31
City Leadership Weak on Police Reforms?

City Leadership Weak on Police Reforms?

Serious reform of race-based stops by Milwaukee police not happening, report on federal court settlement finds.

Future for large numbers of Milwaukee students made brighter by key partners
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Future for large numbers of Milwaukee students made brighter by key partners

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 3, 2020

Communication file introduced to source community input on social justice issues
Office of Early Childhood Initiatives receives Outstanding Partnership Award
Press Release

Office of Early Childhood Initiatives receives Outstanding Partnership Award

LaundryCares Foundation award recognizes collaboration with local laundromats

Committee passes motion relating to protective services vacancies
Press Release

Committee passes motion relating to protective services vacancies

Would require MPD to explore possibility of filling openings by non-sworn employees

Wisconsin municipalities should be able to count mail-in ballots early
Press Release

Wisconsin municipalities should be able to count mail-in ballots early

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Virtual Doors Open Offers 85+ Online Building Tours, Neighborhood Experiences and More
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Virtual Doors Open Offers 85+ Online Building Tours, Neighborhood Experiences and More

Event guide, including links to scheduled events

Doors Open Milwaukee celebrates its 10th anniversary
Press Release

Doors Open Milwaukee celebrates its 10th anniversary

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 24, 2020

Step up and be counted in the 2020 Census
Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

City uses Voter Registration Day to encourage people to prepare for November election.

Wisconsin’s funding formula is clearly broken
Press Release

Wisconsin’s funding formula is clearly broken

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson

We have your back, Colectivo workers
Press Release

We have your back, Colectivo workers

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Virtual joint public hearing on proposed 2021 city budget set for Oct. 6
Eyes on Milwaukee: Admiral’s Wharf Project Targeting December Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Admiral’s Wharf Project Targeting December Groundbreaking

RACM approves $1.5 million loan for environmental cleanup.

Committee moves first pieces of emergency housing initiative forward
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Committee moves first pieces of emergency housing initiative forward

A new program aimed at providing emergency housing for families going through crises took a key step forward today when the Zoning, Neighborhoods, and Development Committee recommended selling two city-owned homes to be used by the program. The committee recommended for approval Council file #200600, a resolution approving the sale of two city-owned homes to Community Advocates, Inc. and a city expenditure of $17,724 (in the form of forgivable loans) to be used toward rehab costs so that the homes may be used as emergency housing in the 2nd and 9th Aldermanic Districts (there are other homes that are expected to be sold as part of this project in the coming months). The file is sponsored by Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, and co-sponsored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman Cavalier Johnson. Alderwoman Lewis, the author of the legislation, said the homes would be a part of an emergency housing program that was created by a 2020 city budget amendment last November. Alderwoman Lewis was the primary sponsor of the budget amendment, which was co-sponsored by Alderman Stamper and Alderwoman Coggs. “Providing our families with basic needs such as housing should always be a top priority, and that’s especially true when families are facing homelessness because of lead hazards, domestic violence, and other tragic circumstances and crises,” Alderwoman Lewis said. “With winter approaching and in the midst of a pandemic, our housing shortage crisis is serious, and there’s a vast need for more housing support. This first piece is a start, to help give families the dignity they deserve, and I want to thank my colleagues for their support,” she said. File #200600 is expected to go before the full Common Council during its virtual meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22.

Creation of deputy director position within Election Commission moves forward
In recognition of unions on Labor Day
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In recognition of unions on Labor Day

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Additional CARES Act funding to be made available for early care and education
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Additional CARES Act funding to be made available for early care and education

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 3, 2020

Wisconsin communities continue to enact conversion therapy bans
Press Release

Wisconsin communities continue to enact conversion therapy bans

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa September 2, 2020

Census Bureau Says 92% of State Households Counted

Census Bureau Says 92% of State Households Counted

But Milwaukee count much lower. AG Josh Kaul joins lawsuit to block Census Bureau from quitting early.

West Allis approves ban on conversion therapy
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West Allis approves ban on conversion therapy

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 2, 2020

Common Council approves Miller Park and Fiserv Forum voting sites
There is still time to be counted in the 2020 Census
Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Pro sports facilities will serve as two of the city's 18 early voting sites.

Milwaukee athletes take a stand in support of racial justice
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Milwaukee athletes take a stand in support of racial justice

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Scott Spiker

Northwestern Mutual making an impact in Milwaukee neighborhoods
Press Release

Northwestern Mutual making an impact in Milwaukee neighborhoods

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2020

Lamar refuses billboard ads with Black Lives Matter content
Press Release

Lamar refuses billboard ads with Black Lives Matter content

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman José G. Pérez 

Young people stepping up to support our democracy
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Young people stepping up to support our democracy

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 19, 2020

Police Cuts Could Hit Minority Officers

Police Cuts Could Hit Minority Officers

Milwaukee Police Department’s Black and Hispanic officers tend to have less seniority.

Milwaukee has an opportunity to usher in lasting change
Press Release

Milwaukee has an opportunity to usher in lasting change

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Leaders from some of the highest offices in the area call it a disrespectful, cynical move.

Google Arts & Culture highlights all that Milwaukee has to offer
City efforts against reckless driving to include restriping of Grantosa Drive
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City efforts against reckless driving to include restriping of Grantosa Drive

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 29, 2020

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

Council approves resolution seeking to provide greater broadband access throughout Milwaukee
Council approves election grants to help provide voting access, security
Citizen Group Unhappy with MPD’s Community-Oriented Policing

Citizen Group Unhappy with MPD’s Community-Oriented Policing

Community Collaborative Commission says MPD's latest report falls short of recommendations.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA
Press Release

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 24, 2020

Two-year-old girl shot, killed last night
Press Release

Two-year-old girl shot, killed last night

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 22, 2020

Committee moves forward with grants to help bolster voting access, security
White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary
Press Release

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 20, 2020

Remembering John Lewis
Press Release

Remembering John Lewis

Joint statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 20, 2020

Resolutions urging Fire and Police Commission to adopt new reform policies recommended for approval
Public comment wanted for next set of cabinet-level appointees
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Public comment wanted for next set of cabinet-level appointees

Leadership for Public Works, Water Works, Port, Health Department and Emergency Management & Communications Director set for this week

Serve our democracy and your city: Become a poll worker!
Milwaukee Youth Council funding recommendations highlight important needs
Press Release

Milwaukee Youth Council funding recommendations highlight important needs

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 13, 2020

City Hall: City Announces Upgrades for Fall Election
City Hall

City Announces Upgrades for Fall Election

Steps to improve voting by mail, higher pay for poll workers, plan for 171 polling places.

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent
Press Release

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Caviler Johnson

City Hall: Mask Mandate Passes Committee
City Hall

Mask Mandate Passes Committee

Proposal would require masks indoors and outdoors, but with limited enforcement.

City Hall: Black Members Blast Council President
City Hall

Black Members Blast Council President

Chevy Johnson won't take on 'status quo and complacency,' says former president Hamilton and six others.

City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Scaled Back
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Scaled Back

Special council committee to debate it. Outdoor requirement scaled back, minimum age raised.

Change – to make or become different
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Change – to make or become different

Joint statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

Council approves ‘weapon drawn’ legislation for FPC to review
Council effort to create lead-safe program moves forward
Statement on confirmation of Claire Woodall-Vogg as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission
City Hall: Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed
City Hall

Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed

Approved by 8-7 vote, with council members charging she lied during approval process.

City Hall: What Is And Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate
City Hall

What Is And Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate

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

Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate Has Doubled

Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate Has Doubled

86 homicides already in 2020, versus 43 at same point in 2019.

Statement on the nomination of Claire Woodall-Vogg as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission
City Hall: Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?
City Hall

Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?

MPD says it's a paperwork burden. Alderman says he's not looking for a Master's thesis.

Committee passes resolutions urging Fire and Police commission to enhance community outreach and diversity
Fireworks harm the quality of life in our neighborhoods
City Hall: Dimitrijevic Introduces Mask Mandate
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Introduces Mask Mandate

Mayor Barrett and council President Johnson endorse a city-wide mandate.

75 Businesses Demand a City Mask Mandate

75 Businesses Demand a City Mask Mandate

Pabst Theater Group, Colectivo, Fiserv Forum, Bartolotta join call for action.

Committee passes resolution supporting Gov. Evers’ policing accountability and transparency reforms
Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful
Press Release

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council - Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements
Press Release

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements

Elected officials from across Milwaukee County, state, support Ramón

Work to improve equity for communities of color starts from within
Press Release

Work to improve equity for communities of color starts from within

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 22, 2020

Friday Photos: Villard Commons Rises
Friday Photos

Villard Commons Rises

New apartment building rises on Old North Milwaukee main street.

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

City flies flag for the first time as county and state follow suit.

Council passes resolution seeking Juneteenth Day become a federal holiday
Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change
Press Release

Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change

Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Council passes resolution seeking greater accountability for officers involved in homicides
Homicides Way Up In County This Year

Homicides Way Up In County This Year

Up from 47 to 80 at this time last year, with most (73) in the city.

City Hall: Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut
City Hall

Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut

11 council members back $30 million cut and investing in other programs.

City Hall: Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate
City Hall

Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate

Department uses official account to say budget cuts driving murder rate higher. Data doesn't prove link.

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

Move expands early voting access from three to 16 sites.

MPD Twitter statement a misguided dig at local leaders
Press Release

MPD Twitter statement a misguided dig at local leaders

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 11, 2020

The Milwaukee County Human Rights Commissions Denounces Police’s Extrajudicial Killings of Unarmed Black Citizens and the Violent Repression of Protestors
Back in the News: Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?
Back in the News

Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?

Council members ask for citizens' views in preparation for performance review of police chief.

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

State, City Elected Officials Call for Police Reform

State, City Elected Officials Call for Police Reform

Activists, Alders, lawmakers and the governor are calling for policy changes.

Council President Chevy Johnson Joined the Protest
Murphy’s Law: Are Police Overreacting to Protests?
Murphy’s Law

Are Police Overreacting to Protests?

So says ACLU, others. Others want a tougher response. What’s the proper balance?

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Demands push for more racial equity, major changes in state, local and police policies.

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Community leaders, politicians release statements, Common Council calls for Milwaukee Police reforms.

In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability
Press Release

In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 1, 2020

Op Ed: 8 Ways to Democratize Milwaukee
Op Ed

8 Ways to Democratize Milwaukee

There never was a better time to think big for this city.

Kick-starting our economy starts with helping small minority owned businesses
Press Release

Kick-starting our economy starts with helping small minority owned businesses

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson May 18, 2020

Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee’s communities of color
Press Release

Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee’s communities of color

From Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Property assessments to be discussed at special Judiciary and Legislation Committee meeting
Press Release

Property assessments to be discussed at special Judiciary and Legislation Committee meeting

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

City Hall: Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs
City Hall

Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs

Not every supporter rewarded. New council president says picks reflect experience, not politics.

Murphy’s Law: Up From 53206
Murphy’s Law

Up From 53206

New generation of leaders in their early 30's, Crowley, Nicholson, Johnson, all raised in poorest ZIP code.

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson announces 2020-2024 committee assignments
City Trails State, Nation in Census Response

City Trails State, Nation in Census Response

Each non-response could cost Milwaukee $1,600 per year for next decade.

Statement on the passing of SDC Commissioner George Matthews
Press Release

Statement on the passing of SDC Commissioner George Matthews

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson April 23, 2020

City Hall: 7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?
City Hall

7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?

Likely to rise as Health Department reviews all data. Council pushes for absentee voting.

City Hall: The Rise of Cavalier Johnson
City Hall

The Rise of Cavalier Johnson

Up from poverty and getting crushed in his first two runs for office, he's the upstart winner for council president.

City Hall: City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition
City Hall

City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition

Nikiya Dodd leads charge to replace Jim Owczarski with Theodore Lipscomb.

Alderman Cavalier Johnson elected Common Council President
City Hall: Five Women Make Council History
City Hall

Five Women Make Council History

The Milwaukee Common Council now looks more like the city it represents.

City Hall: Johnson Elected Council President
City Hall

Johnson Elected Council President

Second-term Ald. Cavalier Johnson defeats Ashanti Hamilton and Milele Coggs.

City Hall: Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms
City Hall

Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms

Proposal from incoming Dimitrijevic would make it easier for people to vote in November election.

City Health: White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout
City Health

White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout

Health department employee's claims involve former interim commissioner Patricia McManus.

City Hall: Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?
City Hall

Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?

As of yesterday, city restaurants and bars must obey. Which is the least of their concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal

Expansion approved and could pay $1 million per year to Milwaukee. But Bauman, others doubt it.

“Stay-at-Home” order calls for more adaptability
Press Release

“Stay-at-Home” order calls for more adaptability

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 25, 2020

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Convention Expansion?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Convention Expansion?

9-4 vote seeks to prevent convention center expansion during pandemic.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Cut Down 900 of Its Ash Trees
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Cut Down 900 of Its Ash Trees

Federal grant funds replacement of trees ravaged by Emerald Ash Borer.

Be on the lookout for city workers cleaning our streets
Press Release

Be on the lookout for city workers cleaning our streets

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 11, 2020

City Hall: Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions
City Hall

Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions

City rescinds its referendum question after Milwaukee County passed a similar measure.

City Hall: Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate
City Hall

Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate

Ald. Bob Bauman's amendments attempt to set baseline, grow value of deal.

MTEA Announces Endorsements in Milwaukee Spring Elections
Murphy’s Law: Crowley Rising in County Exec Race
Murphy’s Law

Crowley Rising in County Exec Race

He and Chris Larson look likely to make it through the February primary.

City Hall: Meet the City’s Millennial Task Force
City Hall

Meet the City’s Millennial Task Force

Presenting the 15 members and challenges (Millennial brain drain!) they must address.

City Hall: Is Tire Disposal Fee Causing Illegal Dumping?
City Hall

Is Tire Disposal Fee Causing Illegal Dumping?

Council wants data, raises concerns.

Milwaukee Alderman Cavalier Johnson endorses David Crowley for Milwaukee County Executive
City Hall: Committee Debates Snow Plowing Performance
City Hall

Committee Debates Snow Plowing Performance

Are the city's strategies working? Council members want changes.

MKE County: Proposal Targets “Forever Plastics”
MKE County

Proposal Targets “Forever Plastics”

Proposal by Supervisors Dimitrijevic and Nicholson bans use of non-biodegradable plastics in county facilities.

City Hall: Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income
City Hall

Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income

Proposal will create a framework, needs philanthropic support.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

City Hall: Officials Advance $500/Month Basic Income Plan
City Hall

Officials Advance $500/Month Basic Income Plan

Are you low-income and want $500 per month? The city has a pilot plan, almost.

Back in the News: Could Strauss Plant Deal Be Revived?
Back in the News

Could Strauss Plant Deal Be Revived?

Ald. Johnson working to save deal, Barrett holds out hope, community meeting planned.

Council approves resolution creating Millennial Task Force
Press Release

Council approves resolution creating Millennial Task Force

News Release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Council Bans Most Plastic Straws
City Hall

Council Bans Most Plastic Straws

Use by bars and restaurants prohibited unless customers request them.

City Hall: Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto

Without debate Common Council overrides mayor, keeps 59 amendments to budget

Eyes on Milwaukee: 117-Year-Old School Getting Transformed
Eyes on Milwaukee

117-Year-Old School Getting Transformed

Developer will turn MPS school he once attended into 40-unit apartment complex.

City’s Millennial “Brain Drain” Raises Concerns

City’s Millennial “Brain Drain” Raises Concerns

State reports shows Milwaukee has problem. Alderman proposes task force to find solutions.

Statement on closure of Midtown Starbucks
Press Release

Statement on closure of Midtown Starbucks

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson November 15, 2019

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

Would prevent restaurants from providing straws, unless customers request them.

Committee recommends approval of resolution creating Millennial Task Force
City Hall: Aldermen Push Gender Neutral Bathrooms
City Hall

Aldermen Push Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Council members working with Equal Rights Commission to advance inclusive policy.

City Hall: Snow Delays Leaf Collection Until 25th
City Hall

Snow Delays Leaf Collection Until 25th

Snow storms extend cutoff. You now have 11 more days to sweep leaves into the street.

Alderman Cavalier Johnson on Running for Milwaukee County Executive
Press Release

Alderman Cavalier Johnson on Running for Milwaukee County Executive

I believe that my focus should remain on the work at hand in City Hall at this time.

Help Milwaukee Police catch hit-and-run suspect
Press Release

Help Milwaukee Police catch hit-and-run suspect

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson November 8, 20

City Hall: Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget
City Hall

Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget

Council wrestles with huge fiscal challenges due to rising police costs, declining state aid.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays St. Augustine’s $30 Million Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays St. Augustine’s $30 Million Plan

One of city's fastest-growing schools plans substantial expansion.

Remembering Mildred Harpole

Remembering Mildred Harpole

Beloved activist for education equity, equal rights, dies in her 80s.

Local business leaders step up to support community assets
Press Release

Local business leaders step up to support community assets

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson October 29, 2019

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Run for County Executive?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Run for County Executive?

The list is long and could get longer. Handicapping the favorites. 

Eyes on Milwaukee: RACM Approves Land Use for Meat Processing Plant
Eyes on Milwaukee

RACM Approves Land Use for Meat Processing Plant

While council stalled financing package, RACM okays land use change affecting Strauss Brands.

City Hall: City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum
City Hall

City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum

Common Council adds question on nonpartisan legislative districts to the April ballot.

City Hall: Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches
City Hall

Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches

"Crime doesn't pay, but Crime Stoppers does," says Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

City Hall: Council Debates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
City Hall

Council Debates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be forced to defend the Catholic Church," Donovan thundered.

City Hall: Is The City Ready to Plow Snow?
City Hall

Is The City Ready to Plow Snow?

City has 28,405 tons of salt and 414 pieces of equipment ready to clear 1,472 miles of city streets.

Riverworks Coin Laundry’s New Read, Play, and Learn Space
Press Release

Riverworks Coin Laundry’s New Read, Play, and Learn Space

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Legislation on redistricting ballot issue moves forward
Press Release

Legislation on redistricting ballot issue moves forward

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?

Some alderman seem in favor. It's one of the few single-use plastics the city could ban.

City of Glendale takes action to ban conversion therapy
Press Release

City of Glendale takes action to ban conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 27, 2019

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court  Announces List of Early Endorsements
Press Release

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Announces List of Early Endorsements

“I am so honored to have earned the support of these great leaders.”

Superior the latest Wisconsin city to take action to ban conversion therapy
Press Release

Superior the latest Wisconsin city to take action to ban conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 23, 2019

Alderman Urges Gun Control After Attack

Alderman Urges Gun Control After Attack

Ald. Cavalier Johnson’s car struck by reckless gun fire, cites emotional trauma for his child.

Gunfire too common and too close for comfort – time for action on firearms
Press Release

Gunfire too common and too close for comfort – time for action on firearms

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 21, 2019

City Hall: Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council
City Hall

Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council

Legislative aide Scott Spiker will replace his former boss Terry Witkowski.

Council approves resolution calling for restrictions on firework sales
Press Release

Council approves resolution calling for restrictions on firework sales

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission
City Hall

Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission

Attorney, third FPC leader in three years, brings diverse background to challenging job.

City Hall: Take It EZ, Donovan Urges
City Hall

Take It EZ, Donovan Urges

New public-private initiative targets reckless driving in the city.

Alderman Seeks Fireworks Restrictions

Alderman Seeks Fireworks Restrictions

Citing rampant fireworks use, Johnson pushes state law to prevent sales across county lines.

Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee
Press Release

Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee

News conference set for Monday at 11 a.m. to launch unique public-private partnership called Operation Take it EZ Milwaukee

City Hall: Aldermen Blast City’s Call Center
City Hall

Aldermen Blast City’s Call Center

Should you call 286-City to report a pothole? Don't bother, some aldermen say.

Racine takes action to ban conversion therapy
Press Release

Racine takes action to ban conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 17, 2019

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

State funding for youth summer jobs wisely restored by Governor Evers
Press Release

State funding for youth summer jobs wisely restored by Governor Evers

A statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 3, 2019

Transportation: Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020
Transportation

Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020

City hopes to maintain free rides to keep up ridership but this could leave funding gap.

Condolences for off-duty Milwaukee officer death
Press Release

Condolences for off-duty Milwaukee officer death

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson June 18, 2019

Resolution to adopt a Green Infrastructure Plan for the City of Milwaukee advances to the Common Council
Press Release

Resolution to adopt a Green Infrastructure Plan for the City of Milwaukee advances to the Common Council

“The Green Infrastructure Plan will reduce the amount of rainwater that flows into the sewerage system following a wet-weather event.”

Transportation: City Confident Couture Won’t Block Streetcar
Transportation

City Confident Couture Won’t Block Streetcar

Federal grant at risk if lakefront extension to The Couture isn't running by end of 2020.

Event to mark placing of plaque to remember fallen officer
Press Release

Event to mark placing of plaque to remember fallen officer

"Officer Irvine was killed in the line of duty while working to protect the citizens of the City of Milwaukee..."

Council approves resolution supporting creation of federal Green New Deal legislation
Press Release

Council approves resolution supporting creation of federal Green New Deal legislation

News release by Alderman Nik Kovac and Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee
City Hall

Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee

Fire and Police Commission appointee gives "petulant" presentation, rejected by council.

Bold, bipartisan measure could help needy families while boosting our state economy
Press Release

Bold, bipartisan measure could help needy families while boosting our state economy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 21, 2019

City Hall: Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags
City Hall

Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags

Council debates what to do with bags that clog up recycling process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Town Square for Downtown Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Town Square for Downtown Milwaukee

City proposes Vel R. Phillips Plaza along W. Wisconsin Ave. with cafe and streetcar stop.

Small shared revenue increase dies in party-line vote
Press Release

Small shared revenue increase dies in party-line vote

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 13, 2019

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Says Marcus Center Not Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Says Marcus Center Not Historic

Votes down designation and compromise to save Kiley grove with a friends group.

Mayor Barrett: Secure Our Neighborhoods, Fix Our Streets, and Enough with Your Damned Streetcar
Press Release

Mayor Barrett: Secure Our Neighborhoods, Fix Our Streets, and Enough with Your Damned Streetcar

Aldermen urge citizens to voice their opposition to the streetcar by saying “Enough is Enough!’ Joint statement from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski May 6, 2019

Congratulations to the State of Maine for its stewardship in protecting our environment
Press Release

Congratulations to the State of Maine for its stewardship in protecting our environment

A statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 3, 2019

Transportation: 11 Key Facts About Streetcar Extensions
Transportation

11 Key Facts About Streetcar Extensions

Love the idea? Hate it? Either way we have all the details.

City Hall: The Cold War With We Energies
City Hall

The Cold War With We Energies

Bauman, other aldermen believe city is charging too little for utility's use of city land.

City Hall: Meet the City’s Pothole Patrol
City Hall

Meet the City’s Pothole Patrol

Turns out those frequently maligned parking checkers do more than issue tickets.

Earth Day more urgent today than ever before
Press Release

Earth Day more urgent today than ever before

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson April 22, 2019

Council unanimously passes resolution to study feasibility and costs of an environmentally friendly purchasing program
Two charged in attack on Parking Enforcement Officer
Press Release

Two charged in attack on Parking Enforcement Officer

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson April 8, 2019

Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
Press Release

Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of so many strong leaders in the City of Milwaukee."

Violence unacceptable against parking checker just doing his job
Press Release

Violence unacceptable against parking checker just doing his job

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson April 2, 2019

Puerto Rico bans conversion therapy
Press Release

Puerto Rico bans conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 29, 2019

Common Council passes resolution to establish the Growing Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (GEM) initiative
Press Release

Common Council passes resolution to establish the Growing Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (GEM) initiative

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs: Council approves establishment of GEM initiative

Remembering Noelani Robinson
Press Release

Remembering Noelani Robinson

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 18, 2019

Will Mayor’s Veto of Food Truck Ban Stand?

Will Mayor’s Veto of Food Truck Ban Stand?

Council could override but two aldermen have switched to Barrett’s side.

City Hall: City Approves DNC Contract
City Hall

City Approves DNC Contract

City expects $50 million from federal government to pay for security.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Any City Progress on Affordable Housing?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Any City Progress on Affordable Housing?

Has Barrett's 10,000 homes initiative had an impact? Council members give mixed grades

In Honor of International Women’s Day
Press Release

In Honor of International Women’s Day

I urge my fellow citizens to reach out today and thank (and/or hug if it’s someone close!) the women who make a difference in making your lives and our world better every day.

Now Serving: New Cafe Opening in Silver City
Now Serving

New Cafe Opening in Silver City

Plus: Kitt's to reopen, Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea comes to Yankee Hill, but no more food trucks for W. National Ave.

City Hall: An Extra Four Days to Pay Parking Tickets
City Hall

An Extra Four Days to Pay Parking Tickets

City extending grace period on parking ticket payments.

City Hall: Littering Will Now Cost $500
City Hall

Littering Will Now Cost $500

Council raises minimum fine from $25 to $500. "Our streets are dirty," says Ald. Stamper.

Now Serving: New Burger Emporium Opens Downtown
Now Serving

New Burger Emporium Opens Downtown

Plus: another Third Ward Camp Bar. Phobruary returns. Kitt's Custard closing?

Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History
Press Release

Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer
Press Release

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez, Alderman Robert Donovan, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works

Committee puts veteran engineer through the ringer before endorsing her appointment.

Council approves legislation concerning the Milwaukee Health Department’s lead reporting processes and water filter distribution plans
Press Release

Council approves legislation concerning the Milwaukee Health Department’s lead reporting processes and water filter distribution plans

"The health, safety and well-being of Milwaukee’s residents are our highest priorities, especially concerning our children."

City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials
Press Release

City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials

The full list of elected officials to have endorsed Bob Peterson for MPS school board represents a broad span of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.

Another city takes action on conversion therapy
Press Release

Another city takes action on conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - January 4, 2019

Prime mixed-use development opportunity for Capitol Library
Press Release

Prime mixed-use development opportunity for Capitol Library

"With the new library being a catalytic community economic development project, this is an exciting opportunity for a developer to help shape the future of this neighborhood."

Council approves measure to fight resident displacement in areas near downtown
Press Release

Council approves measure to fight resident displacement in areas near downtown

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Praise for HACM exemplary hiring and contract gains for low-income residents
Press Release

Praise for HACM exemplary hiring and contract gains for low-income residents

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - December 18, 2018

Leading Men Fellows program offers promising impact for young Milwaukee children
Press Release

Leading Men Fellows program offers promising impact for young Milwaukee children

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - December 13, 2018

Milwaukee YMCA Changes Its Focus

Milwaukee YMCA Changes Its Focus

160-year old organization wants to serve 60,000 people, with emphasis on children.

Advocate Aurora Health increases wages to $15 per hour
Press Release

Advocate Aurora Health increases wages to $15 per hour

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - December 5, 2018

City Hall: Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes
City Hall

Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes

Legislative body rejects all five vetoes by Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: 10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget
City Hall

10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget

A city store? No more alley repairs? Cutting tree trimming? The $1.5 billion budget has it all.

City Hall: Council Adopts 2019 City Budget
City Hall

Council Adopts 2019 City Budget

Average homeowner will see $51.88 increase, no change in total fire and police officers.

City Hall: Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat
City Hall

Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat

Political veteran could have a big impact on upcoming city budget debate.

City Hall: Pay Hike for City Politicians Is On Hold
City Hall

Pay Hike for City Politicians Is On Hold

Ald. Chantia Lewis delays vote on 13.6% raise she and some other colleagues want. Mayor threatens veto.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 11 Things to Know Before You Ride The Hop
Eyes on Milwaukee

11 Things to Know Before You Ride The Hop

How many people will ride it? How is it free? Oh so many questions, all answered here.

City Hall: Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy

Mayor, city officials and activists gather to celebrate new legislation.

Regional transit approach needed to help workers keep jobs, fill abundant vacancies
Press Release

Regional transit approach needed to help workers keep jobs, fill abundant vacancies

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 19, 2018

City Hall: Council Passes Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Council Passes Complete Streets Policy

Streets for all, not just cars, is now the law of the land.

City Hall: Barrett Vetoes Inspector General
City Hall

Barrett Vetoes Inspector General

Council, Mayor at odds over how independent new position should be.

Special ceremony to mark naming of Vel R. Phillips Ante Chamber
Press Release

Special ceremony to mark naming of Vel R. Phillips Ante Chamber

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Op Ed: Tommy Could Help Create Prison Reform
Op Ed

Tommy Could Help Create Prison Reform

Thompson, former Republican governor, regrets increase in incarceration, could team with Democratic reformers.

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors
Press Release

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors

Elected Official, MPS Parent, and Educational Assistant Will Put the Students First

Newly renovated Midtown Center Pick ‘n Save provides big boost
Press Release

Newly renovated Midtown Center Pick ‘n Save provides big boost

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - August 15, 2018

Women’s March WI Endorses Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman
Press Release

Women’s March WI Endorses Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

"I am so humbled to have earned the endorsement of Women's March WI."

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin

"I’m thrilled to have earned the endorsements of so many local elected officials throughout our great state."

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman
Press Release

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

"As a State Senator and a County Supervisor I proudly stood with workers and their unions."

Rhythm & Blooms concert Thursday at Green Tree Community Garden
Press Release

Rhythm & Blooms concert Thursday at Green Tree Community Garden

6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 2

Job opening: A pivotal position for early childhood education in Milwaukee
Press Release

Job opening: A pivotal position for early childhood education in Milwaukee

Joint statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson and Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton - July 23, 2018

City Hall: All Hail The “People’s Flag”
City Hall

All Hail The “People’s Flag”

Huge version of flag installed a block from City Hall just before vote on whether to adopt it.

Madison approves ban on conversion therapy – and now it’s time to outlaw the practice across Wisconsin
Press Release

Madison approves ban on conversion therapy – and now it’s time to outlaw the practice across Wisconsin

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - July 13, 2018

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Elect Police Chief?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Elect Police Chief?

Alderman Rainey's proposal gets discussion, but not much support.

City Hall: Domino’s Will Pay to Pave Potholes
City Hall

Domino’s Will Pay to Pave Potholes

But pizza chain offering Milwaukee only $5,000 in what some see as a publicity stunt.

Committee a unanimous ‘yes’ on proposal to rename anteroom in honor of Vel Phillips
Common Council passes e-cigarette measure
Press Release

Common Council passes e-cigarette measure

Latest move caps off public health package

Newly enacted state law yet another power grab
Press Release

Newly enacted state law yet another power grab

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - June 12, 2018

City Hall: Will People’s Flag Become Official Milwaukee Flag?
City Hall

Will People’s Flag Become Official Milwaukee Flag?

Trio of council members introduce resolution to change city flag.

Join Danica Roem at the PrideFest Opening Ceremonies!
Press Release

Join Danica Roem at the PrideFest Opening Ceremonies!

Admission is FREE when you #GivePlusOne

Triple shooting rocks normally quiet 2nd District
Press Release

Triple shooting rocks normally quiet 2nd District

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - May 14, 2018

Dangerous drivers be warned
Press Release

Dangerous drivers be warned

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - April 30, 2018

City Hall: 4th St. Will Become Vel. R. Phillips Ave.
City Hall

4th St. Will Become Vel. R. Phillips Ave.

Major downtown street to be renamed for Milwaukee leader and civil rights pioneer.

Ascension announces pause to service downsizing at St. Joseph
Press Release

Ascension announces pause to service downsizing at St. Joseph

Press release from Alders Khalif J. Rainey, Michael Murphy and Bob Donovan

Council approves Ascension service retention measure
Press Release

Council approves Ascension service retention measure

"Citizens across our city rely on Ascension facilities for care..."

Threat to JobLines routes could mean jobs lost for city residents
Press Release

Threat to JobLines routes could mean jobs lost for city residents

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - April 13, 2018

City Hall: Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy
City Hall

Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy

Controversial therapy tries to transform LGBT teens into heterosexuals.

Caucus Supports Milwaukee’s Proposed Ordinance Banning Conversion Therapy
Press Release

Caucus Supports Milwaukee’s Proposed Ordinance Banning Conversion Therapy

"This practice leads to increased rates of suicide and depression as well as other long-term negative consequences," said Austin Kieler.

Committee votes “yes” on conversion therapy ban
Press Release

Committee votes “yes” on conversion therapy ban

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - March 8, 2018

Measure would ban conversion therapy in Milwaukee
Press Release

Measure would ban conversion therapy in Milwaukee

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

Residency law change leading to exodus of people, dollars
Press Release

Residency law change leading to exodus of people, dollars

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - March 6, 2018

Hip-Hop Week MKE unanimously approved at Common Council meeting
Press Release

Hip-Hop Week MKE unanimously approved at Common Council meeting

"Hip-hop has the unique ability to bring communities together and stimulate conversations about relevant issues in our society."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Plan Builds 10,000 Affordable Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Plan Builds 10,000 Affordable Homes

Ambitious plan is centerpiece of mayor's State-of-the-City speech. Will council support it?

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment
Press Release

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment

We stand ready to work with him to move forward as a united community for the good of all residents.

The Rise of Reckless Driving

The Rise of Reckless Driving

Vehicles speeding, running red lights causing more deaths, hit-and-run accidents.

Murphy’s Law: Mayor Barrett’s Power in Decline?
Murphy’s Law

Mayor Barrett’s Power in Decline?

Council taking more power, mayor taking a beating.

Applications for Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program Now Open
Press Release

Applications for Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program Now Open

The Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program places youth in an internship within city government for the summer, providing job training, professional skills, and income.

Resolution Aims to Take Down Milwaukee Health Department’s Restrictive Communication Policy
Press Release

Resolution Aims to Take Down Milwaukee Health Department’s Restrictive Communication Policy

This resolution will prohibit any policy which aims to stifle whistle-blowers.

City of Milwaukee to Celebrate 28 Days of Black History throughout February
Press Release

City of Milwaukee to Celebrate 28 Days of Black History throughout February

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Milwaukee website and the City Channel (Milwaukee’s government access cable channel) will again recognize influential figures in Milwaukee’s Black history .

Council set to act on Health Department crisis
Press Release

Council set to act on Health Department crisis

Joint statement from the Milwaukee Common Council

City’s Employer of National Service status offers promise for service agency vets
Press Release

City’s Employer of National Service status offers promise for service agency vets

News conference set for Wednesday, January 17 at City Hall

Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement
Press Release

Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement

Statement from the Common Council - January 8th, 2018

Hip-Hop Week MKE passes Common Council committee
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Hip-Hop Week MKE passes Common Council committee

Measure goes to full Council on January 17

Bar Exam: It’s Always Christmas at Dale’s
Bar Exam

It’s Always Christmas at Dale’s

Classic bar with Christmas and clown decorations, great soup, integrated clientele.

Council approves Libya slave trade condemnation measure
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Council approves Libya slave trade condemnation measure

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey - December 19, 2017

Exodus of city workers hurts neighborhoods, hurts Milwaukee
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Exodus of city workers hurts neighborhoods, hurts Milwaukee

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - December 19, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing Plan Inches Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing Plan Inches Forward

But proposal has been narrowed, will only affect city-financed projects.

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements
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Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements

I am humbled by the outpouring of community support for my candidacy.

On the passing of crossing guard Andrew Tyler
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On the passing of crossing guard Andrew Tyler

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - December 7, 2017

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues
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Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues

News release from Aldermen Murphy, Perez and Johnson

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Overrides Most of Mayor’s Vetoes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Overrides Most of Mayor’s Vetoes

Bauman accuses Barrett of false promises, Stamper calls mayor "disingenuous."

Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard
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Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard

Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez - November 20, 2017

Heartbreaking outcome from the family of school crossing guard Andrew Tyler
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Heartbreaking outcome from the family of school crossing guard Andrew Tyler

tatement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - November 20, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Atty Says Affordable Housing Plan Illegal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Atty Says Affordable Housing Plan Illegal

Will legal opinion kill the proposal? Or can Bauman and company rework the language?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing in Every Major Project?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing in Every Major Project?

Proposal would require it for any project with 20 or more units. Will developers oppose it?

Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday event on December 6
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Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday event on December 6

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

Hit-and-run leaves veteran crossing guard seriously injured
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Hit-and-run leaves veteran crossing guard seriously injured

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - November 10, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Overrides Mayor on Firing Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Overrides Mayor on Firing Flynn

10-5 vote means city lobbyist must seek state law giving council power to fire chiefs.

Bi-partisan early childhood bill is a positive step in the right direction
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Bi-partisan early childhood bill is a positive step in the right direction

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - October 31, 2017

Resolution reevaluating employment age moves forward
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Resolution reevaluating employment age moves forward

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 30, 2017

Strong families and communities start with early education
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Strong families and communities start with early education

Statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 27, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn

Requests state law giving them power to fire police and fire chiefs. Mayor promises a veto.

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
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Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”

Event let students pay it forward while feeding those in need
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Event let students pay it forward while feeding those in need

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - October 13, 2017

City Proposal Restricts Roadside Memorials

City Proposal Restricts Roadside Memorials

"Some of these turn into unpermitted block parties,” Ald. Johnson says

Citizens of Milwaukee
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Citizens of Milwaukee

For the 14th consecutive budget, Mayor Barrett is going to cut your fire department.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ald. Hamilton’s City Hall Power Play
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ald. Hamilton’s City Hall Power Play

Michael Murphy now finds himself on the outside looking in. Why?

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

When good citizens step up in Milwaukee, good things happen
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When good citizens step up in Milwaukee, good things happen

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - September 22, 2017

Proposed ‘Right-to-Carry’ legislation disastrous for urban areas
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Proposed ‘Right-to-Carry’ legislation disastrous for urban areas

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - September 20, 2017

Alderman Johnson thanks Milwaukee Bucks for their investment in our city
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Alderman Johnson thanks Milwaukee Bucks for their investment in our city

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - September 20, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Tower

Real test will come at the Common Council next week.

Murphy’s Law: The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist
Murphy’s Law

The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist

Why is fire fighters’ president quietly lobbying on issues unrelated to his job?

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

A measure opposing the practice of shackling pregnant and postpartum women within Milwaukee County correctional facilities will come before the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services committee

Alderman Johnson Thanks the Bucks and Johnson Controls for Their Investments in the Community
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Alderman Johnson Thanks the Bucks and Johnson Controls for Their Investments in the Community

Yesterday the grand opening for the multi-sport complex at Westlawn Garden’s Browning Elementary School and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, was a huge success

Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices
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Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Council President Ashanti Hamilton

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Top Off New Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Top Off New Arena

4,400-pound steel beam symbolizes the peak of new arena's construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sherman Park Project Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sherman Park Project Moves Forward

Sherman Phoenix project will rise from ashes of old bank with small city grant.

Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson endorses Sparkle Ashley
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Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson endorses Sparkle Ashley

"I gladly endorse her and look forward to helping elect her in the coming months" noted Alderman Johnson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 27-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves 27-Story Tower

Madison developer revives 27-story proposal on Prospect next to Goll House.

Council Supports Restricting Asset Forfeiture

Council Supports Restricting Asset Forfeiture

Would only be allowed for convicted criminals. Milwaukee police opposed change.

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission
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Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

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.

Rhythm & Bloom concert at Green Tree Community Garden
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Rhythm & Bloom concert at Green Tree Community Garden

Free Concert Series Information from Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderman Cavalier Johnson

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.

Biking: Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets
Biking

Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets

Big increase in city pedestrians killed while crossing the street.

Op Ed: How to Prevent Crime
Op Ed

How to Prevent Crime

53206 zip code has high crime, high imprisonment. We need a different approach.

N. 76th St. construction continues, ramp closures scheduled
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N. 76th St. construction continues, ramp closures scheduled

Important road construction information (N. 76th St.) from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

What’s in a name? An intentional shift
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What’s in a name? An intentional shift

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - June 29, 2017

Common Council to take up Paris Climate Accord measure
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Common Council to take up Paris Climate Accord measure

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac

New store opening enables relocation of jobs to Milwaukee
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New store opening enables relocation of jobs to Milwaukee

Dakonte Product Group, Inc. is a store that oversees several product lines, from industrial envelopes to menu covers.

What we need: A broad and holistic approach focused on prevention
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What we need: A broad and holistic approach focused on prevention

Statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 9, 2017

Work is complete for Water Quality Task Force
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Work is complete for Water Quality Task Force

Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez April 28, 2017

Workers Urged to Use JobLines Buses

Workers Urged to Use JobLines Buses

Freeway lawsuit got $13.5 million settlement; two bus lines to suburban jobs created.

Op Ed: Trump Budget Would Hurt City
Op Ed

Trump Budget Would Hurt City

$54 billion annual spending cut would hit long list of needed city programs.

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.

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Big box stores like Walgreens and Menards claim tax loophole. Cities oppose it.

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."

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.

New City of Milwaukee ID card now available to the public
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New City of Milwaukee ID card now available to the public

Informational news conference set for Friday at City Hall

City of Milwaukee website, cable channel to host black history vignettes
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City of Milwaukee website, cable channel to host black history vignettes

News release from Alds. Chantia Lewis and Milele A. Coggs

Proposed curtailment of Project Labor Agreements would hurt cities
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Proposed curtailment of Project Labor Agreements would hurt cities

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson January 31, 2017

Town Hall Meeting on Arena District Employment This Thursday
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Town Hall Meeting on Arena District Employment This Thursday

To help introduce prospective jobseekers to the platform, the Bucks are hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the city.

Residents invited to learn about jobs working at new Bucks arena
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Residents invited to learn about jobs working at new Bucks arena

The meeting will also offer Milwaukee residents the opportunity to be certified for the city’s Resident Preference Program.

Northwest side employer Concentrix in major hiring push
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Northwest side employer Concentrix in major hiring push

More than 170 positions to be filled; Council members encouraging residents to apply; Jan. 7 career fair set for prospective applicants

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.

Joint letter to DA John Chisholm
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Joint letter to DA John Chisholm

Joint letter from members of the Common Council to District Attorney Chisholm

Op-Ed: Public Safety Plan Ignores the Community
Op-Ed

Public Safety Plan Ignores the Community

Aldermen should work harder to consult residents and target underlying causes of crime.

Early Voting is Underway in Milwaukee
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Early Voting is Underway in Milwaukee

Early voting is underway in Milwaukee, and it's time to make your plan to get out and vote!

NEWaukeean of the Week: Jason Rae
NEWaukeean of the Week

Jason Rae

"My biggest hope is that we continue to see strong, young leaders rise up and make their voice heard and get involved in the political process."

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

Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore
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Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Darrol is the only candidate running for a seat in the Wisconsin State Legislature this fall to receive a primary endorsement from Congresswoman Moore.

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.

Milwaukee residents invited to Rhythm & Bloom concert series opening
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Milwaukee residents invited to Rhythm & Bloom concert series opening

News release from Alds. Cavalier Johnson and Chantia Lewis

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

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.

MPS Creates More Community Schools

MPS Creates More Community Schools

New reform comes after school board rejects proposed state OSPP plan by Abele.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman

"I enthusiastically support Chevy Johnson," noted Congresswoman Gwen Moore.

MTEA President Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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MTEA President Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman

Chevy has shown that he supports public education -- our students, our families, and our educators," said Kim Schroeder, President of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association.

Sherman Morton: From Alderman Assistant to Aldermanic Candidate
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals Endorse Chevy Johnson
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Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals Endorse Chevy Johnson

"Chevy will work hard to create positive health outcomes for the city of Milwaukee as Alderman," noted Candice Owley president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals.

Vel Phillips Endorses Chevy Johnson
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Vel Phillips Endorses Chevy Johnson

"Growing up in Milwaukee, Vel Phillips is one of those people who inspired me to get involved in politics."

Another Attack on Local Control
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Another Attack on Local Control

"I abhor the assault on local control that has emanated from Madison throughout these last few years."

African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee
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African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee

This press conference will be followed up with a private meeting with current Mayor Tom Barrett.

Wisconsin Jobs Now, AFT Local 212 Endorse Chevy Johnson
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Wisconsin Jobs Now, AFT Local 212 Endorse Chevy Johnson

Chevy Johnson has announced the endorsements of a number of former and current elected officials, progressive organizations, community leaders, and neighbors.

SEIU, Working Families Party Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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SEIU, Working Families Party Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman

Chevy Johnson has been endorsed by a number of former and current elected officials, progressive organizations, community leaders and neighbors.

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson
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Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

“I am honored and privileged to have the support of such wonderful community leaders and stakeholders,” said Johnson.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate

New progressive coalition releases first wave of Milwaukee county endorsements, pledges to aggressively support slate in run-up to Election Day

Opportunity in Milwaukee
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Opportunity in Milwaukee

I believe that there are some specific, pragmatic policies that we can enact to help increase employment and access to opportunity in Milwaukee.

 
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Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Plenty of Horne: Will Public Market Expand?
Plenty of Horne

Will Public Market Expand?

The fish market wants to expand outdoor cafe. And Chevy Johnson kicks off campaign for alderman.

Goyke, Brostoff Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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Goyke, Brostoff Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman

“Chevy’s work ethic and passion for city issues is unmatched and he will make a great alderman,” said Rep. Jonathan Brostoff.

State Representative LaTonya Johnson Endorses Chevy Johnson
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State Representative LaTonya Johnson Endorses Chevy Johnson

“Chevy has passionately served Milwaukee, and has stood for better public safety, improved infrastructure and jobs with livable wages,” remarked Rep. Johnson.

A Call to Service
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A Call to Service

I have met hundreds of my neighbors who have expressed to me that they need a leader who will serve them with the best interest of our district and our city at heart.

Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman
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Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman

Chevy’s commitment to his district and city began at an early age.

Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $10

Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $10