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Cavalier Johnson

Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson, Alderman and Acting Mayor.

Elected to Milwaukee Common Council in 2016. Became council president in 2020 after re-election.

On Dec. 22 Johnson became acting mayor of Milwaukee following the resignation of Tom Barrett. Johnson was elected to the remainder of Tom Barrett’s term (through 2024) on April 5, 2022.

Campaign Finance Reports

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

2021 - January Continuing - $40,991 - 115 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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City Hall: Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson
City Hall

Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson

Jim Bohl will lead city's lobbying team, Kimberly Montgomery is retiring.

Friday Photos: Groundbreaking For New Third Ward Tower
Friday Photos

Groundbreaking For New Third Ward Tower

Hines praises Milwaukee, and contractor says pile driving will be done at start of 2023.

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Kimberly Zapata is now represented by conservative law firm connected to election decertification.

City Hall: Should Tent Encampment At MacArthur Square Have Bathrooms?
City Hall

Should Tent Encampment At MacArthur Square Have Bathrooms?

It's become a hotly-debated issue at City Hall as number of tents grows.

Downtown Venues Announce Milwaukee Theater District

Downtown Venues Announce Milwaukee Theater District

New coalition of groups and venues aims to spotlight city as arts and culture destination.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Fund 12 Affordable Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Fund 12 Affordable Housing Projects

Using federal funds for everything from new apartments to blocking predatory landlords.

Special Elections Called For 3 Council Seats

Special Elections Called For 3 Council Seats

Northside races called to replace Chantia Lewis, Ashanti Hamilton and Nikiya Dodd.

City Hall: Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver
City Hall

Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver

LaShawn Thomas has received 37 traffic citations in five years

City Hall: Perez Gives New Committee Assignments
City Hall

Perez Gives New Committee Assignments

Newly-elected alders get their first assignments. But others still doing double duty.

Garden District ushers in the holiday season with multiple events this week
City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to host third meeting for Downtown Area Plan update
Press Release

City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to host third meeting for Downtown Area Plan update

Milwaukee-area residents encouraged to attend a Community Open House on Dec. 7

City Hall: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd Resigns
City Hall

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd Resigns

But questions remain on where she's going and where she's been.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayor Johnson’s First Vetoes
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayor Johnson’s First Vetoes

Actions finalize 2023 budget with no cuts to libraries or fire department.

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

For the third straight year city has a new record high and it's only November.

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

MPD hopes recruiting classes will grow to be 30% women by 2030.

MPD Commits to Advance Women in Policing by Pledging to the National 30 x 30
Nonprofit’s Goal: 75,000 Men Take A Stand Against Human Trafficking
Press Release

Nonprofit’s Goal: 75,000 Men Take A Stand Against Human Trafficking

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Side Pedestrian Plaza Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Side Pedestrian Plaza Planned

Tax revenue from new apartment buildings would pay for Ivanhoe Pl. plaza and area safety improvements

It’s Time to Sleigh the Holidays!
Press Release

It’s Time to Sleigh the Holidays!

Christmas in the Ward Brings an Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration to the Heart of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward on Friday, Dec. 2

Plats and Parcels: Construction Starts on Bronzeville High School
Plats and Parcels

Construction Starts on Bronzeville High School

Plus: Will eastside school get redeveloped? And a recap of week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval

Complicated deal includes $7 million for financial company, $4.6 million for neighborhood improvements.

City Hall: Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement
City Hall

Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement

Due to shortage of parts, city may complete only 900 of 1,100 planned 2022 replacements.

City Hall: Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen
City Hall

Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen

New council members welcomed by colleagues, face budget veto override vote next week.

Conference Touts Mayor’s 1,000,000 Milwaukeeans Goal

Conference Touts Mayor’s 1,000,000 Milwaukeeans Goal

Urban Spaceship speakers offer ideas from scrapping I-794 to eliminating zoning code.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Newly Opened Journal Commons
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Newly Opened Journal Commons

Former newspaper headquarters now a 141-unit apartment building.

Op Ed: 5 Lessons From Mid-Term Election
Op Ed

5 Lessons From Mid-Term Election

Milwaukee's under-performance is a problem. And lack of national Democratic funding doomed Pfaff.

Mayoral budget vetoes to be taken up at Common Council meeting on November 22
Mayor Vetoes Library, Fire Service Cut Restorations in 2023 Milwaukee Budget

Mayor Vetoes Library, Fire Service Cut Restorations in 2023 Milwaukee Budget

In making first veto, Johnson offers compromise to Common Council.

Mark Chambers, Jr. Wins Aldermanic Seat Last Held By Cavalier Johnson

Mark Chambers, Jr. Wins Aldermanic Seat Last Held By Cavalier Johnson

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff also wins seat on Common Council.

Mayor’s Office Adds ‘Vision Zero’ Czar

Mayor’s Office Adds ‘Vision Zero’ Czar

Newly-created position will coordinate citywide effort to eliminate traffic deaths.

Group Providing Free Rides To Polls

Group Providing Free Rides To Polls

Souls to the Polls will offer on-demand rides for Milwaukee residents. 'We can't sit this one out.'

Milwaukee Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Milwaukee Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Funding secured, dock to be completed by 2024, to help maintain, grow city's cruise ship business.

City Hall: When Will Nikiya Dodd Resign?
City Hall

When Will Nikiya Dodd Resign?

Alderwoman returns after six-week absence, declines to answer any questions from press.

Vote Tuesday: 2nd District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

2nd District Common Council Race

Ballard vs Chambers in race to represent city district formerly held by Cavalier Johnson.

South Shore Cruise Dock redevelopment set to move forward
Community Development Alliance Selects Developer Partners for King Park Building Project
Press Release

Community Development Alliance Selects Developer Partners for King Park Building Project

Habitat for Humanity, Emem Group will construct 120 homes by 2026

Council Reverses Cuts, Raises Fees In Adopting 2023 Milwaukee Budget

Council Reverses Cuts, Raises Fees In Adopting 2023 Milwaukee Budget

But police will still see service reduction and drastic cuts will come in future years without changes at state level.

We Took the Free Riverwest Brewery Shuttle Bus. Here’s How it Went.

We Took the Free Riverwest Brewery Shuttle Bus. Here’s How it Went.

Shuttle is a welcome amenity, encourages locals and tourists alike to explore beyond Downtown.

Common Council adopts amended 2023 City budget
Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Kimberly Zapata was fired Wednesday, now charged for improperly requesting absentee ballots.

Design Plans Unveiled for Harbor District Riverwalk Project
Press Release

Design Plans Unveiled for Harbor District Riverwalk Project

Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Department of City Development continue to advance efforts to grow Milwaukee’s Riverwalk and expand public access

Alderwoman Dimitrijevic brings more traffic calming measures to Humboldt Park area
Press Release

Alderwoman Dimitrijevic brings more traffic calming measures to Humboldt Park area

Statement of Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic November 3, 2022

Likely criminal case looming against former deputy director of the Election Commission
Press Release

Likely criminal case looming against former deputy director of the Election Commission

Statement of Milwaukee Common Council members: Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs,  Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Statement from Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Kimberly Zapata was terminated Wednesday after revealing action.

Notice of Community Meeting for Miriam Horwitz – Appointee to the City of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
City Hall: Johnson Names Former Deputy City Attorney To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Johnson Names Former Deputy City Attorney To Fire & Police Commission

Miriam Horwitz would be commission's ninth member, fulfilling mayor's campaign pledge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues

Live Nation cleared to enter Milwaukee market, partner with Milwaukee Bucks.

City Hall: Where Is Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd?
City Hall

Where Is Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd?

Alderwoman is expected to resign, has missed last two council meetings.

2022 City Christmas Tree hails from the 10th District
Press Release

2022 City Christmas Tree hails from the 10th District

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 1, 2022

City Hall: Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents
City Hall

Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents

Sig Sauer guns fired several times without ever leaving holsters. Change will cost $500,000.

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

In Milwaukee former president warns future of democracy hinges on 2022 election.

City Hall: Mayor, Council At Odds Over How To Prepare For Fiscal Cliff
City Hall

Mayor, Council At Odds Over How To Prepare For Fiscal Cliff

But there is unanimous agreement that city faces a looming crisis.

Secretary of Labor Tours Milwaukee Wind Turbine Manufacturer

Secretary of Labor Tours Milwaukee Wind Turbine Manufacturer

Ingeteam expects to grow Milwaukee operation as part of recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act.

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Brookfield-based financial technology company with 44,000 employees moving HQ to former Boston Store building.

National Geographic Names Milwaukee A Top World City

National Geographic Names Milwaukee A Top World City

City one of only five in U.S. to make magazine's list of top 25 global destinations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Community Health Center Tops Off $17 Million Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Community Health Center Tops Off $17 Million Expansion

Project unifies Outreach's operations under one roof, improving health care programs.

Senator Baldwin Helps Secure a $16.3 Million Investment in Madison and Milwaukee Police Departments
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Helps Secure a $16.3 Million Investment in Madison and Milwaukee Police Departments

Grants will help police departments hire new officers, provide crisis intervention training, support community policing, and increase access to mental health resources

What Do Milwaukee Voters Want?

What Do Milwaukee Voters Want?

Voces de la Frontera does voter education. BLOC goes door to door, finds people want 'housing and good jobs.'

Milwaukee PBS Celebrates 65th Anniversary
Press Release

Milwaukee PBS Celebrates 65th Anniversary

October 28, 1957 to October 28, 2022 - 65 Years of Public Service

City Hall: Proposed Budget Amendments Reverse Library, Fire Department Cuts
City Hall

Proposed Budget Amendments Reverse Library, Fire Department Cuts

Majority of council supports $4.7 million amendment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site

But only conditionally. Proposal hinges on approval of new concert venue.

City Hall: Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration
City Hall

Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration

Adam Tindall-Schlicht spent four years atop Port Milwaukee, making major improvements.

Tim Michels Promises to Fix Milwaukee

Tim Michels Promises to Fix Milwaukee

But how? He made his case Tuesday at Rotary luncheon.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Mutual Opens Milwaukee Office With Support From Former Packers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Mutual Opens Milwaukee Office With Support From Former Packers

Portion of new downtown office named for linebacker George Koonce.

City Hall: Library Poised To Cut Services At 5 Branches In 2023
City Hall

Library Poised To Cut Services At 5 Branches In 2023

Council debates what libraries and if service could be restored.

Transportation: 2023 Milwaukee Budget Includes $500,000 Protected Bike Lane Fund
Transportation

2023 Milwaukee Budget Includes $500,000 Protected Bike Lane Fund

But will council approve it?

Renovated Green Bay Playfield Opens

Renovated Green Bay Playfield Opens

MPS-owned park located near Interstate 43 and Capitol Drive

Evers Says Fixing Financial Relationship Between State, Milwaukee and Other Cities Is Top Priority

Evers Says Fixing Financial Relationship Between State, Milwaukee and Other Cities Is Top Priority

But his proposal leaves Milwaukee far short of the revenue it needs to avoid substantial cuts.

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

New policy targets worst offenders, and it has found a number.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues

All jobs at proposed Live Nation-affiliated venues will be performed by union members.

Federal Funds Give Milwaukee a Budget Reprieve, but Debt Up as Reckoning Nears
Press Release

Federal Funds Give Milwaukee a Budget Reprieve, but Debt Up as Reckoning Nears

Federal monies supporting more than half of Milwaukee Fire Department positions

City Hall: What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?
City Hall

What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?

Or will an influx of Medicaid money stave off cut?

MPD Towed over 100 Vehicles Since the New Tow Policy Went into Effect
Eyes on Milwaukee: Zizzo Opens New HQ In Historic Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zizzo Opens New HQ In Historic Building

Marketing firm sits on the dividing line between Third Ward and Walker's Point with space that mixes fun with work.

City Hall: Treasurer Coggs Rejects Budget Cuts
City Hall

Treasurer Coggs Rejects Budget Cuts

Mayor's proposed budget eliminates temporary workers, could begin eliminating practice of paying taxes in person.

MPD and the City of Milwaukee Launches the Safe Place Program
City Hall: Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut

All three rating agencies have a negative outlook on cash-strapped city.

City Hall: Committee Endorses New Public Works Leaders
City Hall

Committee Endorses New Public Works Leaders

Council likes mayor's picks for DPW commissioner and city engineer.

City Hall: MacCanon Brown Street Renaming Held
City Hall

MacCanon Brown Street Renaming Held

For second time. Proposal honors longtime homeless advocate, but Ald. Stamper says no one contacted him.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Signs Resolution to Advance Homes MKE Initiative
Press Release

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Signs Resolution to Advance Homes MKE Initiative

The Common Council unanimously approved development team selections for Homes MKE initiative that will build stronger neighborhoods in Milwaukee

Transportation: City Wants Feedback on KK River Trails
Transportation

City Wants Feedback on KK River Trails

Proposal would link two off-road trail segments, create corridor from South Side to Downtown

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Bucks's arena among 14 early voting sites in city of Milwaukee for November election.

City Hall: Juneteenth Now An Official City Holiday
City Hall

Juneteenth Now An Official City Holiday

Ald. Milele Coggs leads the charge for full city recognition after 2014 'halfway measure'.

City Effort to Stop Reckless Driving Hits State Roadblocks

City Effort to Stop Reckless Driving Hits State Roadblocks

Roads like Fond du Lac Ave. or Capitol Dr. are 'state highways', limiting design changes.

Transportation: City Assembles New Bicycle, Pedestrian Committee
Transportation

City Assembles New Bicycle, Pedestrian Committee

Have ideas? Complaints? This citizen-led group is in charge of making formal recommendations to city officials.

Joint Statement from the Mayor, FPC and MPD
City Hall: Police Union Sues City, Wants All Its Guns Replaced
City Hall

Police Union Sues City, Wants All Its Guns Replaced

Suit says MPD's SIG Sauger guns inadvertently fired three times, twice injuring officers.

Murphy’s Law: How the Calatrava Changed Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

How the Calatrava Changed Milwaukee

Good for the city, yes. But how good for the Milwaukee Art Museum?

City Hall: Washington, Burgos Join Fire-Police Board
City Hall

Washington, Burgos Join Fire-Police Board

City Fire & Police Commission now has a record eight members.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves East Side Apartments

After heated public hearings and controversy, there was no debate before full council.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Introduces First Budget
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Introduces First Budget

Budget raises fees, taxes, cuts police, library hours as a result of 'broken' state funding system.

City Hall: Kessler Resigns From Fire-Police Board
City Hall

Kessler Resigns From Fire-Police Board

Retired judge's resignation delays mayor's push to create full, 9-member Fire & Police Commission.

Tiffany, Opponent Debate Crime, Inflation

Tiffany, Opponent Debate Crime, Inflation

‘Democrat-run cities’ like Milwaukee blasted by Republican in northern Wisconsin congressional district.

Transportation: Should Brady Street Be Pedestrian-Only?
Transportation

Should Brady Street Be Pedestrian-Only?

Business improvement district asks for further study after fatal hit-and-run.

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

11 of 12 Republicans running for statewide office or Congress in Wisconsin hasn't fully accepted 2020 election results.

Brady Street Shootings Raise Concerns

Brady Street Shootings Raise Concerns

Third major shooting in area in three months worries some in the neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wins Grant To Develop Site Beneath Marquette Interchange
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wins Grant To Develop Site Beneath Marquette Interchange

With $3.25 million federal grant, Menomonee Valley site would receive street extension, water and sewer service.

Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector
Press Release

Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector

Boston-based company will add more than 100 jobs over the next three years

Eyes on Milwaukee: Famed Art Museum Architect Returns For 20th Anniversary
Eyes on Milwaukee

Famed Art Museum Architect Returns For 20th Anniversary

Santiago Calatrava returns to Milwaukee. Free admission Friday at MAM .

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Praises $3.2 Million from U.S. Department of Commerce to Spur Business Growth in Milwaukee
Press Release

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Praises $3.2 Million from U.S. Department of Commerce to Spur Business Growth in Milwaukee

Grant Funding to Support Building Infrastructure, Developing Kneeland Properties Site in Menomonee Valley

Eyes on Milwaukee: 66 Developers Bid To Rehab City’s Vacant Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

66 Developers Bid To Rehab City’s Vacant Homes

'Unprecedented response' of 66 submissions, with 15 selected to rehab 150 homes.

Development Teams Announced for Homes MKE Initiative
Press Release

Development Teams Announced for Homes MKE Initiative

The Homes MKE initiative will renovate City-owned vacant houses to build stronger neighborhoods

Wisconsin Celebrates Disability Voting Rights Week
Mayor Nominates Kevin Muhs To Serve As City Engineer

Mayor Nominates Kevin Muhs To Serve As City Engineer

Muhs currently leads Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

City Hall: Committee Backs Johnson’s FPC Nominees
City Hall

Committee Backs Johnson’s FPC Nominees

Council committee endorses two "immensely qualified" candidates to finally fill Fire & Police Commission.

Photo Gallery: 2022 Labor Day Parade
Photo Gallery

2022 Labor Day Parade

Union members march to lakefront festival grounds to see President Joe Biden.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Author, YIMBY Nolan Gray Headlining Urban Spaceship Conference
Eyes on Milwaukee

Author, YIMBY Nolan Gray Headlining Urban Spaceship Conference

Annual conference's 2022 theme is "growing Milwaukee to a million person city."

City Hall: Mayor Taps Jerrel Kruschke To Lead Department of Public Works
City Hall

Mayor Taps Jerrel Kruschke To Lead Department of Public Works

Kruschke, current interim commissioner and city engineer, has risen quickly through the ranks.

Mayor Selects Jerrel Kruschke to Lead Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works
Press Release

Mayor Selects Jerrel Kruschke to Lead Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works

Kruschke, who has worked in city government since 2007, has served as interim Commissioner for the past several months.

City Hall: Ashanti Hamilton Resigns For Administration Job
City Hall

Ashanti Hamilton Resigns For Administration Job

New head of Office of Violence Prevention was 1st District alderman since 2004.

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

But this time it's for the NBA 2K League video game.

Murphy’s Law: Will Republicans Give Milwaukee a Sales Tax?
Murphy’s Law

Will Republicans Give Milwaukee a Sales Tax?

Meeting to ‘reset’ relationship between city and state legislators raises doubts, hopes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Johnson Moves to Concordia Neighborhood
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Johnson Moves to Concordia Neighborhood

A new house for new mayor, who buys historic mansion on Near West Side.

Op Ed: Milwaukee, the RNC and Nuremberg
Op Ed

Milwaukee, the RNC and Nuremberg

The city could be host to a quasi-fascist, Republican hatefest.

City Hall: It’s City Budget Education Week
City Hall

It’s City Budget Education Week

Why does Milwaukee face a fiscal crisis? What can be done? Virtual events will provide answers.

Cream City Foundation Brings Back Business Equality Luncheon to The Pfister Hotel After Two-Year Hiatus
Will RNC Have $200 Million Impact on City?

Will RNC Have $200 Million Impact on City?

Some experts doubt it, pointing to convention’s 2016 impact for Cleveland.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System

Three-mile, award-winning corridor is becoming far more than a downtown amenity.

City Hall: Who Will Run To Replace Hamilton and Lewis?
City Hall

Who Will Run To Replace Hamilton and Lewis?

Four of 15 Common Council seats are vacant or due to be. Is Rep. David Bowen running?

Ashanti Hamilton Will Lead Office of Violence Prevention

Ashanti Hamilton Will Lead Office of Violence Prevention

Alderman will resign to take post in his onetime rival's administration.

Why Was Key City Leader Fired?

Why Was Key City Leader Fired?

Some in community question ousting of Office of Violence Prevention director Arnitta Holliman.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month

Fire chief and mayor are fed up. Lawsuit to demolish building has critical hearing Monday.

Chambers vs. Ballard For Common Council Seat

Chambers vs. Ballard For Common Council Seat

Chambers gets 60% of vote in three-way primary to fill mayor's former council seat.

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Evers vs. Michels, Johnson vs. Barnes will make it a fall of nonstop ads. Plus: Vos almost loses.

Vote Tuesday: 2nd District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

2nd District Common Council Race

Three candidates vying to fill Cavalier Johnson's former Common Council seat.

Friday Photos: Developers Turn Corner Lot Into Five Apartments
Friday Photos

Developers Turn Corner Lot Into Five Apartments

Bay View bungalow gets new neighbors.

Supervisor Vincent Calls for Unity as Milwaukee is Selected to Host 2024 Republican National Convention
Republican Party Officially Selects Milwaukee for 2024 Convention
Press Release

Republican Party Officially Selects Milwaukee for 2024 Convention

Milwaukee becomes first city to win back-to-back Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1972

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwaukee.

City Hall: Meet Milwaukee’s New Emergency Manager
City Hall

Meet Milwaukee’s New Emergency Manager

Ryan Zollicoffer boomerangs back to Milwaukee in time to prepare the city for 2024 RNC.

City Hall: Mayor Dumps Head of Violence Prevention Office
City Hall

Mayor Dumps Head of Violence Prevention Office

Arnitta Holliman removed from role she had held for a little more than a year.

Nashville Rejects RNC, Milwaukee Now Lone Bidder

Nashville Rejects RNC, Milwaukee Now Lone Bidder

An official vote to grant Milwaukee the Republican convention expected Aug. 5.

Transportation: Bublr Expansion Includes Smaller Docks
Transportation

Bublr Expansion Includes Smaller Docks

Adding hundreds of new e-bikes and 26 new stations, including more minimal, flexible bike-sharing docks.

Murphy’s Law: Lasry’s Quitting Race Raises Questions
Murphy’s Law

Lasry’s Quitting Race Raises Questions

Did Democrats miss a chance to vet Mandela Barnes in primary for US Senate?

Transportation: Art Campaign Highlights Milwaukee, New York Teens
Transportation

Art Campaign Highlights Milwaukee, New York Teens

Milwaukee streetcar and New York subway stops to feature inspirational messages.

City Could Close Midtown Culver’s

City Could Close Midtown Culver’s

Following last week's 3-1 vote for non-renewal, Common Council moves to grant second hearing for restaurant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Trade Hotel Tops Off
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Trade Hotel Tops Off

High-end, Deer District hotel with downtown views will open in March 2023.

Lasry Dropping Out Of Senate Race

Lasry Dropping Out Of Senate Race

Barnes now clear frontrunner, but Godlewski still a challenger.

Police Begin Suing Reckless Drivers

Police Begin Suing Reckless Drivers

MPD files lawsuit against driver with 44 violations, warns 20 more repeat reckless drivers they could be sued.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zoning Changes Could Grow City Population
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zoning Changes Could Grow City Population

City looks to update zoning code, in line with Mayor Johnson's vision for growth.

Civil Lawsuit Issued Against an Egregious Reckless Driver
Milwaukee’s Racial Disparity in Homeownership Growing

Milwaukee’s Racial Disparity in Homeownership Growing

Report finds gap worse than in 10 peer cities and has worsened since Great Recession.

Milwaukee Police Sending Body Armor To Ukraine

Milwaukee Police Sending Body Armor To Ukraine

Sister city Irpin will receive donations of disused protective equipment.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Looks Back On His First 100 Days In Office
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Looks Back On His First 100 Days In Office

Public safety, financial issues, economic development and contracting COVID-19 for the second time.

City Hall: Patrick Pauly Appointed Head of Milwaukee Water Works
City Hall

Patrick Pauly Appointed Head of Milwaukee Water Works

Civil engineer has worked at city-owned utility since 1991.

MPD Tries New Tactics For Vehicle Thefts, Reckless Driving

MPD Tries New Tactics For Vehicle Thefts, Reckless Driving

MPD using bait cars to catch car thieves. State Patrol will provide assistance on Capitol and Fond du Lac.

Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Grants Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Summer Youth Programs
City Hall: New $5,000 Fine For Not Reporting Stolen Guns
City Hall

New $5,000 Fine For Not Reporting Stolen Guns

Proposal includes a requirement to securely store guns in cars. MPD backing proposal.

Milwaukee Police Department Announces New Traffic Safety Initiatives
All The Candidates In Aug. 9 Primary Election

All The Candidates In Aug. 9 Primary Election

Including contested races for governor, U.S. senator, Congress, sheriff, clerk of circuit court.

Mayor Johnson Goes To Harvard

Mayor Johnson Goes To Harvard

Milwaukee's leader among 40 mayors participating in Harvard City Leadership Program.

City’s Public Artist in Residence Pilot Program to Help Address Reckless Driving in Milwaukee
Press Release

City’s Public Artist in Residence Pilot Program to Help Address Reckless Driving in Milwaukee

New effort will foster collaboration between local artists and City government to address civic challenges and deploy creative solutions

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

Full committee must still vote in early August to approve Milwaukee.

Kohl’s Downtown Store Is Test of Smaller Format

Kohl’s Downtown Store Is Test of Smaller Format

CEO promises data-driven approach to deliver everything customers love about Kohl's.

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

City has replaced 524 laterals this year, but Biden administration says that will greatly increase with federal funding.

How Victor Amaya Became a Data Wonk

How Victor Amaya Became a Data Wonk

Immigrant and former educator becomes new leader of nonprofit Data You Can Use.

City Hall: Mayor Acts To Create Full Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Mayor Acts To Create Full Fire & Police Commission

Johnson picks two new appointees to FPC, giving it 9 members for first time.

TIF Could Fund Traffic Calming, Affordable Housing Near Downtown

TIF Could Fund Traffic Calming, Affordable Housing Near Downtown

City proposing $6.5 million for traffic calming, anti-displacement housing efforts in area north of Fiserv Forum.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson’s New HR Director Gets Committee Endorsement
City Hall

Mayor Johnson’s New HR Director Gets Committee Endorsement

Harper Donahue would move from the City of Madison to Milwaukee.

MPD Launches Community Oriented Policing Community Engagement Sessions
MPD’s Mid-Year Review
Press Release

MPD’s Mid-Year Review

 

Photo Gallery: The Return of Milwaukee’s Independence Day Parades
Photo Gallery

The Return of Milwaukee’s Independence Day Parades

Community groups, candy and candidates fill Milwaukee's streets

Op Ed: City Making Progress on Reckless Driving
Op Ed

City Making Progress on Reckless Driving

Mayor Johnson providing leadership. But more needs to be done.

Friday Photos: New Hotel Hints At Potential of Deer District
Friday Photos

New Hotel Hints At Potential of Deer District

The Trade could be a key connecting piece between Fiserv Forum and Downtown, activating forlorn W. Juneau Ave.

July 4th Festivities, Fireworks Return

July 4th Festivities, Fireworks Return

Full Independence Day celebrations at parks throughout Milwaukee after two years limited by pandemic.

Transportation: Milwaukee Seeks Partners On Project Lowering Speed Limits
Transportation

Milwaukee Seeks Partners On Project Lowering Speed Limits

Firms will design outreach campaign, measure results for project to lower speed limits to 20 mph.

MKE County: County Executive Crowley Has COVID-19
MKE County

County Executive Crowley Has COVID-19

Crowley took office one month into the COVID-19 pandemic.

VISIT Milwaukee Has New Plan To Drive Tourism

VISIT Milwaukee Has New Plan To Drive Tourism

Strategy includes Milwaukee-focused TV show, traveling visitor center and more.

Two Milwaukee projects to receive AARP Community Challenge grants
Press Release

Two Milwaukee projects to receive AARP Community Challenge grants

Both grant winners will use funding on projects designed to bring people of all ages together

Transit System Adds 24 Bus Stop Murals

Transit System Adds 24 Bus Stop Murals

New partnership with city and MPS creates interactive murals to stimulate early childhood development.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus

P&H parent company swaps a ribbon cutting for a tree planting in opening new factory.

City Hall: Who Wants To Be Milwaukee’s Public Works Czar?
City Hall

Who Wants To Be Milwaukee’s Public Works Czar?

Mayor Cavalier Johnson seeking new Public Works Commissioner.

Transportation: Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths
Transportation

Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths

City, led by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, adopts "Vision Zero" policy

Milwaukee Public Library Receives Americorps Grant to Support Youth Literacy and Out-Of-School S.T.E.A.M. Learning
Supervisor Burgelis to Host Neighborhood Walk with Local Elected Officials
Gov. Evers Visits Garden Homes Neighborhood

Gov. Evers Visits Garden Homes Neighborhood

Governor takes walking tour of north side neighborhood, discusses violence prevention.

City Hall: ARPA Funds Can’t Plug City Budget Hole
City Hall

ARPA Funds Can’t Plug City Budget Hole

Deficit keeps growing and even devoting every ARPA dollar to it won't solve problem.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clifton Crump Named To Zoning Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clifton Crump Named To Zoning Board

Former secretary of city's Board of Zoning Appeals returns to serve on board, to acclaim from council members.

MPD Begins Installation of Bullet Resistant Glass at District Stations
How to Make Your Voice Heard Without An Alder

How to Make Your Voice Heard Without An Alder

2nd and 3rd districts, formerly held by Mayor Johnson and Nik Kovac, now lack representation.

“I Have A Dream” Foundation – Milwaukee Launches New Cohort at Milwaukee Academy of Science
Press Release

“I Have A Dream” Foundation – Milwaukee Launches New Cohort at Milwaukee Academy of Science

$4 million fund-raising effort being launched to provide students and families with financial support, wrap-around services

Eyes on Milwaukee: St. Augustine Building Elementary School On Entire City Block
Eyes on Milwaukee

St. Augustine Building Elementary School On Entire City Block

$49 million building will create city's largest school campus, serving 2,400 pupils.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $1 Million for Summer Youth Programming and Job Training in Milwaukee
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $1 Million for Summer Youth Programming and Job Training in Milwaukee

Federal funds to support collaborative effort with Employ Milwaukee, city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library, and Milwaukee Public Schools aimed at engaging youth and enhancing safety

City Hall: Ieshuh Griffin Booted From Ballot In Two Aldermanic Races
City Hall

Ieshuh Griffin Booted From Ballot In Two Aldermanic Races

Griffin attempted to run to replace both Cavalier Johnson and Nik Kovac.

Friday Photos: Inside The Phillis Wheatley School Redevelopment
Friday Photos

Inside The Phillis Wheatley School Redevelopment

Mayor, county executive and HUD regional administrator tour building in advance of July opening.

Milwaukee Violence Prevention Leaders Encourage Participation in Wear Orange Weekend
City Hall: Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause
City Hall

Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause

But two big questions remain: will city win convention and will it benefit financially?

City Hall: Council Approves RNC Deal, Drops $6 Million Request
City Hall

Council Approves RNC Deal, Drops $6 Million Request

Move praised by mayor, convention backers.

Transportation: A New Plan For Universal Driver’s Education
Transportation

A New Plan For Universal Driver’s Education

Common Ground's proposal calls for insurance companies to be lead funders of program.

Activists Urge Community Input on ARPA Spending

Activists Urge Community Input on ARPA Spending

African American Roundtable, others urge city officials to listen to residents.

City Hall: Should Select City Employees Be Paid More Than Mayor?
City Hall

Should Select City Employees Be Paid More Than Mayor?

Alderwoman Coggs warns it could primarily benefit white men.

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Milwaukee can't otherwise benefit from convention because of lack of sales or hotel tax.

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Milwaukee a finalist for Republican convention. Mayor calls it a 'business decision, not a political one.'

Community organizations send an open letter message to Milwaukee leadership:  Don’t hold the Republican Convention in Milwaukee
Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

ARPA funds will aid Milwaukee's efforts to control crowds, curb violence in downtown bar districts.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional $2.2 Million Investment Aimed at Keeping Milwaukee Safe
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Additional $2.2 Million Investment Aimed at Keeping Milwaukee Safe

Announcement builds on governor's investments in violence prevention and community safety

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue

Two buildings with 800 and 4,000 person capacities on former Bradley Center site.

Milwaukee to Celebrate Independence Day in 2022
Press Release

Milwaukee to Celebrate Independence Day in 2022

Tradition of City Celebrations to Continue with Community Activities

Do Juvenile Curfews Reduce Crime?

Do Juvenile Curfews Reduce Crime?

Research indicates tactic recently employed by Milwaukee has little effect on crime.

3 More Charged In Downtown Shooting That Left 17 Injured

3 More Charged In Downtown Shooting That Left 17 Injured

A criminal complaint indicates the shooting stemmed from a personal dispute. Six arrested to date, including those who were shot.

Milwaukee On Pace For Record Homicides

Milwaukee On Pace For Record Homicides

81 homicide victims in county so far this year, up from 65 at this point in 2021.

Milwaukee Students Ask for Action on Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Students Ask for Action on Reckless Driving

Mayor Johnson, Chief Norman sit down with sixth-grade students at Roosevelt Middle School.

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Decision comes after 21 shot, 11 arrested from three Friday shootings.

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Mass shooting triggers two-night curfew for individuals under 21, Bucks cancel Deer District party.

MPD will enforce Mayor’s Proclamation
The Rise of José Pérez

The Rise of José Pérez

How high school dropout rose to become first Latino Common Council president in Milwaukee history.

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Common Council would approve framework agreement to allow formal work with GOP.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced
Eyes on Milwaukee

2022 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

25 projects cover entire city, range from big to small.

Mark Chambers Jr. Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee Common Council
Press Release

Mark Chambers Jr. Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee Common Council

Chambers running to fill vacated 2nd District seat of Mayor Chevy Johnson

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Awards Vouchers to 7 West Side Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Awards Vouchers to 7 West Side Housing Projects

Awards will advance the creation or rehabilitation of 390 apartments.

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

Part of broader effort to reduce gun violence and accidental shootings by kids, say mayor and police chief.

City Hall: Special Election Called For Kovac’s Seat
City Hall

Special Election Called For Kovac’s Seat

Veteran alderman is now the city budget director. Primary would be on August 9

Biggest Cruise Ship On Great Lakes Makes First Milwaukee Visit

Biggest Cruise Ship On Great Lakes Makes First Milwaukee Visit

See inside the brand new Viking Octantis.

City Hall: Three Candidates Running To Replace Cavalier Johnson On Council
City Hall

Three Candidates Running To Replace Cavalier Johnson On Council

Including one candidate that just challenged Johnson for mayor.

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?

1.5-mile-long Wisconsin Highway 175, formerly US 41, could become a boulevard.

Supervisor Burgelis Encourages Public Participation in Highway 175 Study
City Hall: Committee Backs Kovac For Budget Director
City Hall

Committee Backs Kovac For Budget Director

A unanimous vote for alderman, whose resignation is expected to occur May 9.

Affordable High-Speed Internet Comes to Westlawn Gardens
Press Release

Affordable High-Speed Internet Comes to Westlawn Gardens

Residents of the revitalized housing community will be eligible to receive free internet access thanks to a partnership between PCs for People, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, and Microsoft.

City Hall: Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards
City Hall

Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards

Supreme Court ruling changed state legislators for some city residents, requiring additional map revisions.

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

Labor support, personal wealth helps Bucks exec in Democratic primary for US Senator.

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

County supervisor is backed by Rep. Brostoff, who he is running to replace.

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Voces da la Frontera leads May Day march, challenges Pres. Biden and Sen. Ron Johnson

Milwaukee Leaders Address Rise in Violence

Milwaukee Leaders Address Rise in Violence

MU poll found nearly 40% of Milwaukeeans worry about safety.

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Firms To Transform Vacant Homes
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Firms To Transform Vacant Homes

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

City of Milwaukee Seeking Developer Proposals for Homes MKE Initiative
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Seeking Developer Proposals for Homes MKE Initiative

American Rescue Plan Act funding will support Homes MKE initiative to renovate vacant houses, build stronger neighborhoods

Mayor, Students Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting

Mayor, Students Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting

Mayor Johnson, DPW plant trees along 30th Street corridor with students from nearby schools.

Transportation: Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations
Transportation

Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations

New e-bikes are "awesome" and "extremely fun" says Mayor Johnson.

Jerel Ballard Announces Campaign for 2nd District Alderman in Milwaukee
City Hall: Perez Shakes Up Committee Assignments
City Hall

Perez Shakes Up Committee Assignments

Musical chairs game has new leaders at the helm of city's most powerful committees.

HACM to Expand Access to Affordable Housing on Milwaukee’s Near West Side
Press Release

HACM to Expand Access to Affordable Housing on Milwaukee’s Near West Side

Leveraging public-private partnerships, the agency has awarded 149 project-based vouchers to developers and property owners in the area.

City Hall: Who Will Lead Public Works Department?
City Hall

Who Will Lead Public Works Department?

Proposal would give Mayor Johnson ability to pick non-engineer to lead key department.

Donovan Now A Suburban Republican Running For Assembly

Donovan Now A Suburban Republican Running For Assembly

20-year Milwaukee alderman wants to stop city's "chaos" from spreading to suburbs.

City Hall: Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief
City Hall

Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief

Chief comes from a family that is synonymous with Milwaukee fire fighting.

Bob Donovan Considers Another Run For Office

Bob Donovan Considers Another Run For Office

Former alderman and two-time mayoral candidate publicly considering run for Assembly.

City Hall: Special Election Called For Northside Aldermanic Seat
City Hall

Special Election Called For Northside Aldermanic Seat

Winner will replace newly-elected Mayor Cavalier Johnson.

Statement on the election of Alderman José Pérez as Common Council President
Press Release

Statement on the election of Alderman José Pérez as Common Council President

By Common Council members: Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II April 19, 2022

Rep. Brostoff Will Run For Aldermanic Seat

Rep. Brostoff Will Run For Aldermanic Seat

Jonathan Brostoff will seek seat being vacated by Nik Kovac and won't run for re-election to State Assembly.

Perez Elected Common Council President

Perez Elected Common Council President

Ald. Jose Perez is first Latino to lead council. Fills vacancy created by Johnson's election as mayor.

Mayor Selects Alderman Nik Kovac to Serve as Budget Director
City Hall: Ald. Kovac Named Budget Director, Will Resign Council Seat
City Hall

Ald. Kovac Named Budget Director, Will Resign Council Seat

Kovac has represented the East Side and Riverwest since 2008.

Friday Photos: Harley-Davidson’s New Event Venue
Friday Photos

Harley-Davidson’s New Event Venue

The Garage will offer skyline views, industrial-chic style.

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

For the first time since 2019 cruises return, the city expecting 33 visits in 2022.

City Hall: Federal Grant Could Help Stave Off 1,300 Layoffs
City Hall

Federal Grant Could Help Stave Off 1,300 Layoffs

But only for a couple years. Milwaukee still needs state help.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson Announces First Cruise Ship Arrival for 2022 Season
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson Announces First Cruise Ship Arrival for 2022 Season

More than 10,000 cruise passengers are expected to visit Milwaukee this summer

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

A who's who crowd cheers Johnson's vision of improved public safety and family-supporting jobs

City Hall: New Assessments Hike Residential Values By 17.7%
City Hall

New Assessments Hike Residential Values By 17.7%

Property values surging across the entire city, but won't necessary mean a tax increase.

The State of Politics: Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections
The State of Politics

Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections

Republicans lead push to turn city, county and school board races into partisan campaigns.

Transportation: City Approves 31 New Speed Humps, More Expected
Transportation

City Approves 31 New Speed Humps, More Expected

But backlog of sidewalk repairs looms

Milwaukee Likely Won’t Be Devastated By Climate Change

Milwaukee Likely Won’t Be Devastated By Climate Change

A report by an insurance adjuster predicts the city will fare much better than other cities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Building Women’s Softball Stadium
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Building Women’s Softball Stadium

The university is also adding five new women's sports, and making a push to diversify student body.

Transportation: Traffic Calming Efforts Advancing On Two Downtown Arteries
Transportation

Traffic Calming Efforts Advancing On Two Downtown Arteries

Water and Van Buren streets would be rebuilt with a focus on safety.

Johnson Carried 81% of City’s Wards

Johnson Carried 81% of City’s Wards

Sweeping victory in low-turnout election, lowest in an open race for Milwaukee mayor since 1900.

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Johnson, first elected Black mayor in Milwaukee history, promises to focus on crime, jobs, neighborhoods and relationship with state.

Wisconsin Democrats Congratulate Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson
2022 Milwaukee Spring Election Results

2022 Milwaukee Spring Election Results

Election results for mayor and county board.

Transportation: Maintenance Issues Reduce The Hop’s Schedule
Transportation

Maintenance Issues Reduce The Hop’s Schedule

Second time this year the streetcar system will operate with reduced schedule.

City Hall: Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board
City Hall

Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board

East Side resident works for national civil rights group, previously worked at Safe & Sound.

Where Mayoral Candidates Stand On Issues

Where Mayoral Candidates Stand On Issues

How Johnson, Donovan would handle crime, lead poisoning, housing, jobs, education, city pensions.

Op Ed: Parents Group Concerned About City Leadership
Op Ed

Parents Group Concerned About City Leadership

Parents from public, charter, and choice schools seek quality education for all.

What Do Milwaukee Mayors Do?

What Do Milwaukee Mayors Do?

Like a public sector CEO, running 20 city departments.

Friday Photos: Inside Milwaukee’s Biggest Construction Project
Friday Photos

Inside Milwaukee’s Biggest Construction Project

Mayor, Wisconsin Center CEO tour convention center expansion. Johnson says Milwaukee will land RNC.

Acting Mayor Johnson’s Brother Arrested On Felony Charges

Acting Mayor Johnson’s Brother Arrested On Felony Charges

Johnson has referenced his family's diverging lives on the campaign trail.

Hundreds watch parent-led virtual listening sessions on K-12 education with mayoral candidates
Press Release

Hundreds watch parent-led virtual listening sessions on K-12 education with mayoral candidates

Sessions among the only campaign events focused exclusively on issues related to the city’s schools

Murphy’s Law: Let’s Not Whitewash Bob Donovan
Murphy’s Law

Let’s Not Whitewash Bob Donovan

Journal Sentinel offers sanitized version of Bob Donovan's run-ins with the law.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Former Villa/Ritz Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Former Villa/Ritz Theater

Villard Avenue theater is landmark on far north side main street.

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job

Interim Public Works Commissioner, former Water Works leader will join federal EPA.

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan opposes them, Johnson accuses him of amplifying election lies.

City Hall: City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers
City Hall

City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers

Spencer submits last minute opinion saying the proposal is too broad.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Supports Dropboxes
City Hall: Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission

Appointed by acting mayor, but some council members want time to meet with her.

Donovan Plans Car Theft “Strike Force”

Donovan Plans Car Theft “Strike Force”

Plan relies on private support of as much as $1.5 million to install high-tech solution in vulnerable autos.

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Some two dozen MPD employees handle more than 1 million calls per year. City plans reorganization of system.

Mayoral Race Will Likely Have Low Turnout

Mayoral Race Will Likely Have Low Turnout

Historic race, yet many won’t vote, BLOC not endorsing a candidate.

City Hall: Workers Seeking Raises Find Open Ears, Empty Pockets
City Hall

Workers Seeking Raises Find Open Ears, Empty Pockets

Pension cliff and stagnant wages are pushing city toward a 'tipping point.'

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

Field narrows to two for 2024 Republican convention - the Music City and the Cream City.

Transportation: Congress Extends Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Congress Extends Streetcar Grant

Extended deadline for spending grant allows city to finish streetcar line through delayed Couture tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour

78 truckloads of concrete for building's base. Developer exploring direct link to US Bank complex.

Cavalier Johnson Plans Focus on Jobs

Cavalier Johnson Plans Focus on Jobs

Mayoral candidate wants to grow city’s population, economy, employment.

Evers Gives Milwaukee $20 Million for Public Safety

Evers Gives Milwaukee $20 Million for Public Safety

Majority of ARPA funding to county will go toward court system's case backlog.

City Hall: Johnson, Donovan Spar Over City’s Future
City Hall

Johnson, Donovan Spar Over City’s Future

Candidates for mayor differ on streetcar, partisan politics and who favors defunding police.

Donovan Promises To Focus On Crime

Donovan Promises To Focus On Crime

If elected mayor would push for more police resources, more beat cops.

State’s Homicides Up 70% Since 2019

State’s Homicides Up 70% Since 2019

Two-year increase led by staggering rise in Milwaukee County homicides.

The Return of the Bronze Fonz

The Return of the Bronze Fonz

Downtown landmark reinstalled on riverwalk, but with a new look.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority
Eyes on Milwaukee

Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority

Hines is first African American and first former public housing resident to lead the agency.

City Hall: Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board
City Hall

Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board

Spencer would be the seventh member on Fire & Police Commission.

City Hall: MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System
City Hall

MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System

Policy would apply to repeat offenders that don't change their driving behavior.

City Hall: More Turnover In City Attorney’s Office
City Hall

More Turnover In City Attorney’s Office

6 attorneys recently resigned or were fired; 24 have left in less than two years. Non-attorneys also quitting.

Murphy’s Law: City-County Sales Tax Proposal Dead
Murphy’s Law

City-County Sales Tax Proposal Dead

Push for state legislation will have to wait until 2023, MMAC leader says.

WISN 12 News Hosts Live Milwaukee Mayoral Debate
Press Release

WISN 12 News Hosts Live Milwaukee Mayoral Debate

Commitment 2022 debate to air on March 18, 2022, on WISN 12

The Bronze Fonz Returns to the Milwaukee RiverWalk on March 11
Press Release

The Bronze Fonz Returns to the Milwaukee RiverWalk on March 11

VISIT Milwaukee hosting ceremony officially unveiling the statue’s new look

City Hall: Fessahaye Leaving For Chief Human Resources Job At UWM
City Hall

Fessahaye Leaving For Chief Human Resources Job At UWM

With the city since Jan. 2021, HR director will become associate vice chancellor at UWM.

City Hall: City Boosts 911 Operator Pay By 26%
City Hall

City Boosts 911 Operator Pay By 26%

Milwaukee dealing with staffing shortage as call volume grows, system overhaul looms.

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

It's not a career, says police chief. "It's a calling,"

Milwaukee Mayoral Candidates Forum March 16th at Turner Hall Ballroom
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayoral Candidates Forum March 16th at Turner Hall Ballroom

Hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club, WisPolitics.com, Listen MKE and the Pabst Theater Group

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney

Acting Mayor reverses position and now supports ending the fight.

City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires

Lasted less than six weeks. But businesses and organizations can still require masks on their premises.

Port Milwaukee Wind Turbine Celebrates 10th Anniversary
City Hall: Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year
City Hall

Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year

Police Chief and Acting Mayor say program is working.

Eyes on Milwaukee: America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare
Eyes on Milwaukee

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare

Packed event 14 years in the making is just the beginning says CEO.

Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Rising

Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Rising

Reckless driving isn't just a problem in Milwaukee.

Transportation: Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane
Transportation

Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane

City of Milwaukee considering three options.

City Hall: Mayoral Race Includes At Least Seven Joint Appearances, Two Debates
City Hall

Mayoral Race Includes At Least Seven Joint Appearances, Two Debates

Cavalier Johnson and Robert Donovan are pounding the pavement in advance of April 5 election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost
Eyes on Milwaukee

Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost

Gov. Evers announces $25.5 million in grants for Milwaukee.

Could City Become Magnet For Remote Workers?

Could City Become Magnet For Remote Workers?

Department of City Development studies ways to lure remote workers to live here.

City Hall: Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision
City Hall

Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision

But City Attorney and Acting Mayor object. Legality of requiring $100,000 donation at issue.

City Hall: Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman
City Hall

Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman

City Attorney says alderman broke local, state and federal laws and has bullied and exceeded his authority at great cost to taxpayers.

City Hall: Spencer Alleges Multiple City Hall Politicians Face Criminal Probes
City Hall

Spencer Alleges Multiple City Hall Politicians Face Criminal Probes

Which officials? What are the charges? Who is investigating? City Attorney won't say.

City Hall: Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward
City Hall

Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward

Embezzlement and falsifying campaign finance reports among 4 felony charges. Judge schedules June 3 plea hearing.

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Former Governor Scott Walker leading tour of city today. Taxpayers paying for security.

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Policy is envisioned as part of reckless driving crackdown.

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $1 Billion Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Cleanup and Restore Great Lakes
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $1 Billion Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Cleanup and Restore Great Lakes

The investment will accelerate cleaning Areas of Concern in Wisconsin near the St. Louis River, Fox River, Milwaukee Estuary, and Sheboygan

Data Shows Sweep of Johnson’s Victory

Data Shows Sweep of Johnson’s Victory

Won 12 of 15 aldermanic districts, 216 out of 315 wards in mayor's race, did well even in Donovan's best district.

Murphy’s Law: 15 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

15 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the ballots, which insiders, groups and trends were the winners and losers in this election?

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

Acting mayor and former alderman pull away from crowded field. Will face off in general election.

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

Election results for race for mayor and three county supervisor races.

Back in the News: Reckless Driving a National Problem
Back in the News

Reckless Driving a National Problem

Yes, Milwaukee has huge problem, but it's part of a worrisome national trend.

Johnson Calls on State To Help City

Johnson Calls on State To Help City

Acting mayor asks Legislature to use tax surplus to fund public safety efforts in city.

City Hall: $650,000 Settlement For Police Shooting Victim
City Hall

$650,000 Settlement For Police Shooting Victim

Jerry Smith, Jr. shot three times in 2017 on rooftop: he called it a case of mistaken identity.

City of Milwaukee Opens Application Period for Summer Youth Internship Program
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Opens Application Period for Summer Youth Internship Program

Since 2005, the Summer Youth Internship Program has connected thousands of young people with job opportunities and career pathways in City government

Housing Authority Leader Tony Pérez Resigns

Housing Authority Leader Tony Pérez Resigns

After serving as director for two decades, Perez has been out on medical leave.

Why You Should Vote For Each Candidate For Mayor

Why You Should Vote For Each Candidate For Mayor

We asked the candidates themselves, what makes you the best person for the job?

Transportation: City Poised To Use $8.5 Million From TIFs to Combat Reckless Driving
Transportation

City Poised To Use $8.5 Million From TIFs to Combat Reckless Driving

Projects located near Midtown Center, Burnham Park and East Town.

Mayoral Candidates Talk Reckless Driving, Affordable Housing

Mayoral Candidates Talk Reckless Driving, Affordable Housing

Candidates try to differentiate themselves on salient issues heading into primary.

Mayoral Candidates Share Their Vision for Arts, Culture, and Creativity in Milwaukee
City Hall: Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission

Acting Mayor Johnson makes his first appointment to police and fire oversight body.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic’s Parental Leave Policy Passed
City Hall

Dimitrijevic’s Parental Leave Policy Passed

Council votes 10-2 in favor, but measure reduced from 12 to six weeks paid leave.

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Mayoral Primary Candidate Survey Responses
Press Release

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Mayoral Primary Candidate Survey Responses

Candidates share views on favorite historic places, historic preservation, economic development, and more

Citiy Hall: Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing
Citiy Hall

Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing

But weighting of poll raises questions about its accuracy.

City Hall: Cavalier Johnson Delivers Public-Safety Focused “State of the City” Speech
City Hall

Cavalier Johnson Delivers Public-Safety Focused “State of the City” Speech

Acting Mayor calls for three approaches to curb surge in violence.

IBEW Local 494 endorses Cavalier Johnson for Mayor
Eyes on Milwaukee: State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility

Part of federally-backed effort to remove "area of concern" designation from Milwaukee's waterways.

City Hall: Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race
City Hall

Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race

You can put money down on who will, or won't, be Milwaukee's next mayor. But watch out for a little-known state statute.

Meet City’s New Election Commissioners

Meet City’s New Election Commissioners

Commissioners will provide election oversight for upcoming mayoral primary.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Gov. Tony Evers announces $3.5 million grant to bolster $7 million project.

What Will Cavalier Johnson Do As Mayor?

What Will Cavalier Johnson Do As Mayor?

Johnson prioritizing public safety, working with legislature and affordable housing.

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

New northwest side bar and restaurant offering Lao and Thai cuisine was a long time coming.

Johnson Offers Economic Development Plan

Johnson Offers Economic Development Plan

Acting Mayor's vision for future is "balanced" to support workers, new business.

Statement from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Eyes on Milwaukee: Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet

Pastor Kenneth Lock II, Bucks' team chaplain, building huge new home for growing church in old shopping center.

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Pandemic alters traditional campaign trail, but candidates still making their pitch to voters.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee Has a Singing Mayor Again
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee Has a Singing Mayor Again

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson tries singing at city's 176th Birthday Party, before a big turnout of politicians.

Op Ed: Muslim Community Needs Representation
Op Ed

Muslim Community Needs Representation

City redistricting shouldn’t overlook Hispanic community. But Muslims, too, deserve consideration.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Sold 249 Foreclosed Homes in 2021
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Sold 249 Foreclosed Homes in 2021

But hundreds of homes remain in city ownership awaiting your bid.

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles

Vehicle would need to be unregistered. But committee can't agree on policy.

City Asks for Help With Investigation into Mass Killing

City Asks for Help With Investigation into Mass Killing

Mayor, Police Chief ask for anyone with information on the murder of six people to come forward.

You’re Invited: Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Virtual Forum
Press Release

You’re Invited: Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Virtual Forum

7-8:30 p.m., January 31, 2022, on Zoom

Civic Partnership to Present Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum February 9th at Turner Hall Ballroom
Press Release

Civic Partnership to Present Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum February 9th at Turner Hall Ballroom

Event hosted by the Pabst Theater Group, Milwaukee Press Club, WisPolitics.com, Listen MKE and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win Mayoral Primary?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win Mayoral Primary?

Voter turnout may decide which two candidates get through primary.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Campaign Releases 1st TV Ad
Press Release

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Campaign Releases 1st TV Ad

The ad will air on Milwaukee broadcast television as well as online.

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

Independent poll shows different order of candidates in the race for mayor.

City Hall: Anti-Harassment Policy Expanded After City Attorney Case
City Hall

Anti-Harassment Policy Expanded After City Attorney Case

Effort took more than a year, from investigation to enactment.

City Hall: Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday
City Hall

Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson signs measure into law. Lasts until Mar. 1.

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

Poll, released by Johnson campaign, shows acting mayor with narrow lead.

City Hall: Council Ends Redistricting With Anger, Tears
City Hall

Council Ends Redistricting With Anger, Tears

Council members call process unfair, unjust and infuriating. How did things go wrong?

City Hall: Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate
City Hall

Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate

Largely ceremonial rule applies to publicly-accessible buildings and businesses, ends March 1.

Talgo’s Wisconsin Trains Find Home In… Nigeria

Talgo’s Wisconsin Trains Find Home In… Nigeria

Intended for high-speed Midwest line, they'll be used on metro line in Lagos.

City Hall: Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot
City Hall

Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot

But Griffin fails to get Taylor and Johnson thrown off ballot.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.

City Hall: New Assessment Commissioner Chosen
City Hall

New Assessment Commissioner Chosen

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson picks Nicole Larsen to first serve as Chief Assessor, then Assessment Commissioner.

Latinx Leaders Condemn Common Council’s Refusal to Draw New Districts Reflecting Dramatic Growth of Latinx Population; Demand Second Legal Opinion
Press Release

Latinx Leaders Condemn Common Council’s Refusal to Draw New Districts Reflecting Dramatic Growth of Latinx Population; Demand Second Legal Opinion

The press conference occurred shortly after a group of Latinx leaders delivered a letter signed by more than 70 Latinx leaders, organizations, elected officials and allies

Another Brave Police Officer Steps Up For Us!
Press Release

Another Brave Police Officer Steps Up For Us!

Milwaukee’s “people problem” worries me.

Off-Duty Officer Shot in Third Ward

Off-Duty Officer Shot in Third Ward

Detective shot several times while intervening in a robbery.

Union, Supporters Demand Colectivo Begin Negotiations

Union, Supporters Demand Colectivo Begin Negotiations

Coffee company has filed a second appeal over the union election

Milwaukee Arts Board Announces 2022 Application Cycle for Public Art Conservation Fund
City Hall: A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee
City Hall

A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson releases a strategy focused on law enforcement, community healing and neighborhood-level investments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Lands $61 Million For Rental Assistance
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Lands $61 Million For Rental Assistance

Emergency assistance funds will be distributed by SDC and Legal Aid Society.

MKE County: COVID-19 Deaths Rising in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Deaths Rising in Milwaukee

In Milwaukee County, 55 people died from COVID-19 during the past seven days.

City Hall: Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot
City Hall

Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot

City Attorney Tearman Spencer leads list of those that failed to submit signatures.

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

Could allow seizure of repeat offenders' cars. But is City Attorney trying to delay civil suits?

Nominations Sought for 25th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards
Press Release

Nominations Sought for 25th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards

Milwaukee Buildings, Improvements, and Spaces Will Be Honored

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

More than 1% of all Milwaukee residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

But the field is still growing, with 12 candidates now in the race.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Builds War Chest of $350,000 for Special Election
Police Will Monitor City’s Covid Testing Sites

Police Will Monitor City’s Covid Testing Sites

Overcrowding, aggressive behavior lead to request for police presence.

MKE County: Omicron Drives County’s Worst Pandemic Surge
MKE County

Omicron Drives County’s Worst Pandemic Surge

'Staggering' surge in cases, hospitalizations 'unprecedented' for Milwaukee, official says.

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Number hits 194, up from 97 in 2019. Non-fatal shootings also at record levels

Plenty of Horne: New Video Captures Sound, History of City Hall Bell
Plenty of Horne

New Video Captures Sound, History of City Hall Bell

E-flat giant weighs 20,505 pounds, making it the third largest bell ever cast in U.S.

Statement from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson on Last Night’s Tragic Killing of a Teenager
City Hall: Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19
City Hall

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19

Johnson is fully vaccinated and boosted.

Statement from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Milwaukee Mayor Johnson’s Statement on New Year’s Day Violence
City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

10th candidate in the race is a polarizing one.

Transportation: Three Projects Test Traffic Calming
Transportation

Three Projects Test Traffic Calming

And 16 more projects coming next year, in city effort to combat reckless driving.

City Hall: COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations
City Hall

COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations

City testing sites operating at near max capacity while there is no wait for vaccinations.

The State of Politics: Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021
The State of Politics

Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021

And what a strange year it was.

Black Panthers, Brown Berets Leaders Sue Cavalier Johnson

Black Panthers, Brown Berets Leaders Sue Cavalier Johnson

But asking to pause the case until April because their lawyer is being suspended.

City Hall: Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race
City Hall

Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Field narrows back to seven in race to replace Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: Firefighters Union Approves Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement
City Hall

Firefighters Union Approves Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement

Voluntary agreement similar to ones adopted by city's police unions.

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Milwaukee's acting mayor hosts a ceremony of pomp and circumstance to tell his story.

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

No longer mayor, Barrett is preparing to head to Luxembourg.

City Hall: Council Calls April 5 Special Election For Mayor
City Hall

Council Calls April 5 Special Election For Mayor

Primary will be Feb. 15, at least an eight-way race is expected.

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

Up from poverty and getting crushed in his first two runs for office, Milwaukee's new mayor has a story to tell.

City Hall: Mayor Tom Barrett Resigns
City Hall

Mayor Tom Barrett Resigns

Cavalier Johnson will become acting mayor. Special election planned for April.

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Acting-mayor-to-be and mayoral candidate Cavalier Johnson releases detailed plan of action.

City Hall: Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic
City Hall

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

First female to lead DPW, first time that no major mayor-appointed leaders are white males.

Cavalier Johnson Says He’s Ready To Be Mayor

Cavalier Johnson Says He’s Ready To Be Mayor

He'll become acting mayor immediately upon Tom Barrett's resignation. Expected by Dec. 28.

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

Barrett resignation expected by Dec. 28. Mayor has never been to Luxembourg.

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Special election for mayor will occur April 5.

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Committee advances Tom Barrett's ambassadorship nomination to full Senate.

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Action taken after police and others argue over how a homicide near bar was handled.

City Hall: Council Split On Hiring Its Own Attorney
City Hall

Council Split On Hiring Its Own Attorney

Just the latest twist in the council's ongoing conflict with City Attorney Tearman Spencer.

Council adopts ordinance lowering recovery rate for assessable traffic calming improvements
City Hall: ‘Tax & Take’ Pastors Disrupt Council Meeting
City Hall

‘Tax & Take’ Pastors Disrupt Council Meeting

Protest action elevates concerns with supposed taxing of churches.

Do 3,000 Homes in City Lack Plumbing?

Do 3,000 Homes in City Lack Plumbing?

City officials, others dispute study finding “plumbing poverty” affecting mostly minorities in Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Historic Preservation Commission Member Nominated
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Historic Preservation Commission Member Nominated

Nicholas Hans Robinson is the youngest Black architect in Wisconsin.

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations poised to advance nomination to full Senate.

City Hall: General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise
City Hall

General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise

First raise for non-resident workers since 2008.

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Police oppose its operation, council voted to close it, but owner fighting this in courts.

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
Press Release

Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program now available for local businesses

Variety of local grant opportunities also available

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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!
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

Statement on confirmation of Claire Woodall-Vogg as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 7, 2020

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
Press Release

Committee recommends approval of resolution creating Millennial Task Force

News Release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Committee a unanimous ‘yes’ on proposal to rename anteroom in honor of Vel Phillips

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

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!
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Join Danica Roem at the PrideFest Opening Ceremonies!

Admission is FREE when you #GivePlusOne

Triple shooting rocks normally quiet 2nd District
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Press Release

Council approves Libya slave trade condemnation measure

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

Exodus of city workers hurts neighborhoods, hurts Milwaukee
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday event on December 6

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

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

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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.