Personnel File

Chantia Lewis

Campaign Finance Reports

2019 - January Continuing - $1,475 - 2 contributions

2017 - January Continuing - $3,186 - 14 contributions

2016 - July Continuing - $1,035 - 18 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $5,910 - 74 contributions

2016 - Pre-Primary - $1,308 - 22 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $3,762 - 64 contributions

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City Hall: Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes

Vetoes attack borrowing, garbage truck replacement, blight elimination.

Plats and Parcels: Rite-Hite May Move to Reed Street Yards
Plats and Parcels

Rite-Hite May Move to Reed Street Yards

Plus: Water leak delays BMO Tower, city exploring Plan B for former Schlitz tavern.

City Hall: Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem
City Hall

Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem

Council discusses how to trim annual cost of $17 million. Unfunded service for Summerfest an issue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting Illegal Dumping
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting Illegal Dumping

New DNS program makes it easier for citizens to report problems, results in 16 citations.

City Hall: 4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC
City Hall

4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC

Some 150 police departments, 12 fire departments will secure 50,000-person event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Signs Homeless Proposal on Veterans Day
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Signs Homeless Proposal on Veterans Day

Development would house up to 48 veterans while providing supportive services.

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.

Veterans Day signing ceremony set for tiny homes initiative
Press Release

Veterans Day signing ceremony set for tiny homes initiative

News Release from Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

City Hall: Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing
City Hall

Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing

Ald. Lewis proposes using lateral replacement funds for council's "community outreach."

Plats and Parcels: Journal Sentinel Complex Sold
Plats and Parcels

Journal Sentinel Complex Sold

Plus: Badger Mutual moving downtown, Northridge security deal, Lion House has a buyer and much more.

Omnibus budget amendment supports birthing moms pilot, violence interrupters, participatory budget initiative and more
Eyes on Milwaukee: Proposal Would Fund Emergency Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Proposal Would Fund Emergency Housing

City-owned properties would house displaced families, human trafficking victims. Plus: committee cuts Bublr funding.

Committee recommends pilot family basic income stipend amendment
Press Release

Committee recommends pilot family basic income stipend amendment

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis October 31, 2019

City Hall: Proposal Gives Residents a Basic Income
City Hall

Proposal Gives Residents a Basic Income

Lewis, Kovac back "Universal Basic Income" for 50 poorer families of $500 per month.

Council committee recommends decorated military veteran for top city security and emergency management post
Press Release

Council committee recommends decorated military veteran for top city security and emergency management post

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis October 24, 2019

City Hall: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Now A Holiday
City Hall

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Now A Holiday

Mayor signs legislation into law making it a holiday for city of Milwaukee.

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: Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?
City Hall

Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?

Murphy and Donovan square off over smoking in front of City Hall.

City Hall: Your Boat Is Too Loud
City Hall

Your Boat Is Too Loud

Bauman moves to close loophole in city's noise ordinance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Douglas Dynamics Expanding, Buying Car Dealership
Eyes on Milwaukee

Douglas Dynamics Expanding, Buying Car Dealership

Company will add up to 50 jobs to manufacturing facility on N. 76th St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 48 Tiny Homes for Veterans
Eyes on Milwaukee

48 Tiny Homes for Veterans

Zoning package for northwest side development gets first approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Ikon Hotel Deal Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Ikon Hotel Deal Despite Objections

Plus: Council unanimously endorses host of other development projects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Preparing Interior Demo of Northridge Boston Store
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Preparing Interior Demo of Northridge Boston Store

City hopes to redevelop site, still pursuing demolition of China-owned mall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tiny Homes Land Sale Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tiny Homes Land Sale Approved

City committee okays sale of 7 acres for veterans' housing; zoning change still needed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Lawsuit Filed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Lawsuit Filed

Battle over future of vacant mall headed to Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

Plats and Parcels: Timber Tower Grows Taller
Plats and Parcels

Timber Tower Grows Taller

Plus: Convention center expansion advances, MSO moves 631-ton wall, Brewers invest in The Avenue

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Good Hope Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Good Hope Library

New library will open in November. See the progress in construction.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council

The Council’s mission is to identify barriers to women’s social and economic participation in the state and work with public and private-sector partners to develop initiatives and identify solutions and to disseminate information on the status of women and issues of concern to women in the state.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Project Creates Tiny Homes for Veterans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Project Creates Tiny Homes for Veterans

$2 million project would build 48 tiny homes on a seven-acre site on Northwest Side.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays 200-Job Western Building Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays 200-Job Western Building Deal

Alderwoman accuses neighbors of lying and attempting to manipulate process.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Vetting Bids For New Hotels
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Vetting Bids For New Hotels

Plus: Foxconn plans another building and Northridge battle cleared for court challenge

City Hall: Council Protects Tenants Seeking Lead Hazard Remedies
City Hall

Council Protects Tenants Seeking Lead Hazard Remedies

Ordinance prohibits evictions of tenants seeking advice or service for lead hazards.

City Hall: Council Passes New Tow Truck Rules
City Hall

Council Passes New Tow Truck Rules

Private operators must must file forms regarding any "drops". Next could be report cards.

Plats and Parcels: New Life for Old Century City Factory?
Plats and Parcels

New Life for Old Century City Factory?

Plus: Fiserv Forum's design firm wins award and what's next for Watts Tea Shop sign?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company’s Move to Northwest Side On Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company’s Move to Northwest Side On Hold

Council members want more information from manufacturer, city officials on proposal.

City Hall: Tow Trucks Fight City Hall
City Hall

Tow Trucks Fight City Hall

Proposal requires companies to file forms proving car owner wouldn't pay fee to avoid tow away.

City Hall: Board of Health Appointments Sail Through
City Hall

Board of Health Appointments Sail Through

Public Safety & Health Committee approves Barrett's appointments, chastises Barrett for not creating board earlier

City Hall: Barrett Appoints First Board of Health
City Hall

Barrett Appoints First Board of Health

City's first health oversight board is proposed to be filled almost entirely with women.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Nothing New in Northridge Mall Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Nothing New in Northridge Mall Plan

Is Northridge dispute simply an echo of the drawn-out Menomonee Valley fight?

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Asian Market at Northridge By 2021?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Asian Market at Northridge By 2021?

After city condemns building, the mall's owners introduce development plan, timeline.

City Hall: Council Proposes 3% Raise for Employees Living in City
City Hall

Council Proposes 3% Raise for Employees Living in City

Proposal in response to Republican law ending city residency requirement.

Attack on Milwaukee continues – even with a new occupant of the Governor’s Office
Press Release

Attack on Milwaukee continues – even with a new occupant of the Governor’s Office

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis May 16, 2019

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.

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

City Hall: What’s Happening in the New 9th?
City Hall

What’s Happening in the New 9th?

Ald. Chantia Lewis plans a State-of-the-District speech focused on a new economic model.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Owners Appeal Raze Order
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Owners Appeal Raze Order

City wants to redevelop vacant mall citing inaction, safety concerns, but ownership objects.

Transportation: Milwaukeeans Getting Worse at Driving
Transportation

Milwaukeeans Getting Worse at Driving

Crashes up 51% since 2009. Is cell phone use by drivers helping drive numbers?

Denim Day Shows Support for Sexual Violence Survivors
Press Release

Denim Day Shows Support for Sexual Violence Survivors

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis April 24, 2019

Council unanimously passes resolution to study feasibility and costs of an environmentally friendly purchasing program
What’s It Worth?: Northridge Mall Worth $2.5 Million
What’s It Worth?

Northridge Mall Worth $2.5 Million

The three buildings need $6 million in repairs. Oh, how a mighty mall has fallen.

City Hall: Kowalik Reshaping Health Department
City Hall

Kowalik Reshaping Health Department

Commissioner reorganizing troubled, 254-person agency, first such effort in 10 years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves to Demolish Northridge Mall
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves to Demolish Northridge Mall

Condemnation order starts process to razing building and perhaps seizing property.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic Will Run For Common Council
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Will Run For Common Council

County Supervisor wants to represent Bay View at City Hall.

City Hall: Making America’s Cleanest City?
City Hall

Making America’s Cleanest City?

City initiating campaign and steep fines for littering to help clean up Milwaukee.

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

City Hall: City Approves DNC Contract
City Hall

City Approves DNC Contract

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

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.

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

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

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

MKE County: County Officials Offer Antidote to Youth Prisons
MKE County

County Officials Offer Antidote to Youth Prisons

Won’t be “a prison,” they say, promising humane alternative to Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer
Press Release

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer

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

City Hall: Council Approves Civilian Health Oversight Board
City Hall

Council Approves Civilian Health Oversight Board

In the wake of health department's critical failures, mayor and council want more oversight.

County Picks Location for Youth Offender Facility

County Picks Location for Youth Offender Facility

Northwest side facility planned as part of model program to reduce recidivism.

Council Committee strongly backs creation of city Board of Health
Press Release

Council Committee strongly backs creation of city Board of Health

The full Common Council is scheduled to take action on the legislation when it meets on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 a.m. in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.

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

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

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

Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Endorses Shyla Deacon
Press Release

Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Endorses Shyla Deacon

Ald. Lewis represents Milwaukee’s 9th district

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: 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: Streetcar Opens to Public
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Opens to Public

"This is your assignment: ride the streetcar," says Mayor Barrett.

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.

Saving for the future while taking care of our employees now
Press Release

Saving for the future while taking care of our employees now

Statement from Alderwoman Lewis - October 30, 2018

City Hall: Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy

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

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis reminds you about voting early
Press Release

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis reminds you about voting early

"It’s important to be involved in this election."

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.

Saturday: Family-friendly Harvest Fest brings fun for everyone
Press Release

Saturday: Family-friendly Harvest Fest brings fun for everyone

News release from Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

City Hall: Barrett Vetoes Inspector General
City Hall

Barrett Vetoes Inspector General

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

Murphy’s Law: Was Barrett Asleep on Health Department?
Murphy’s Law

Was Barrett Asleep on Health Department?

Problems may go back a decade and mayor deserves much blame, some alderman say.

City Hall: The Inspector General Is Coming
City Hall

The Inspector General Is Coming

Common Council creates its own watchdog to monitor city departments.

House Confidential: Home For a Lieutenant Governor?
House Confidential

Home For a Lieutenant Governor?

Mandela Barnes' northwest-side condo was once part of segregated neighborhood.

City Hall: Health Commissioner Pick Gets First Approval
City Hall

Health Commissioner Pick Gets First Approval

Kowalik wins unanimous vote from committee, interim commissioner reveals ongoing issues.

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

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors

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

Now Serving: New Downtown Beer Hall at The 42
Now Serving

New Downtown Beer Hall at The 42

Plus: Two new Mexican places, East Side Korean spot and Walker's Point pizza place.

New café set for grand opening in 9th District
Press Release

New café set for grand opening in 9th District

The café will also feature catering and delivery.

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

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

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

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

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

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

Council action to help breathe life in to former Target building in the 9th District
Press Release

Council action to help breathe life in to former Target building in the 9th District

"We are looking at 100 jobs and a community business providing family sustaining wages."

The Collective PAC Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin
Press Release

The Collective PAC Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin

Today’s endorsement joins Mahlon Mitchell’s growing list of support.

Good Hope Road Library project construction begins
Press Release

Good Hope Road Library project construction begins

The existing building will soon be razed to begin building the new, mixed-use facility.

Statement from Alderwoman Lewis on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Press Release

Statement from Alderwoman Lewis on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

I believe that someone in the model that other Republican presidents have appointed would be better.

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

Rhythm & Blooms concert Thursday at Green Tree Community Garden

6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19

City Hall: Ald. Bohl Resigns, Takes Lobbying Job
City Hall

Ald. Bohl Resigns, Takes Lobbying Job

And full council approves La Keisha Butler as head of Fire and Police Commission.

Resolution focusing on drag racing spectators moves forward
Press Release

Resolution focusing on drag racing spectators moves forward

Under the resolution, spectating fines will range from $20 to $400, together with the costs of prosecution.

City Hall: Mayor, Council Play Musical Chairs
City Hall

Mayor, Council Play Musical Chairs

New appointments open door for Ald. Jim Bohl to leave his elected position for lobbyist job.

City Hall: City Creates Vel Phillips Ave., Plans Statue
City Hall

City Creates Vel Phillips Ave., Plans Statue

N. 4th St. to become Vel R. Phillips Ave.; where will statue go?

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

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

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

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

Ascension announces pause to service downsizing at St. Joseph

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

City Hall: The Remarkable Life of Vel Phillips
City Hall

The Remarkable Life of Vel Phillips

"A giant in our state" dies at 94; city to honor political pioneer with annual award.

Council approves Ascension service retention measure
Press Release

Council approves Ascension service retention measure

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

City Hall: Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy
City Hall

Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy

Controversial therapy tries to transform LGBT teens into heterosexuals.

I stand with our children
Press Release

I stand with our children

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis - March 14, 2018

City Hall: McManus Lays Out Three Priorities for Health Department
City Hall

McManus Lays Out Three Priorities for Health Department

Baker issues a statement defending his actions. Are city hospitals going to close?

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment
Press Release

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Withdraws Nannis Nomination
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Withdraws Nannis Nomination

Interim Health Dept leader at issue, as City Hall infighting hits new highs.

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

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

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Report Finds Health Dept. Problems
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Report Finds Health Dept. Problems

Records missing for 30 homes with lead problems. Funding, staff reductions an issue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Could Reject Interim Health Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Could Reject Interim Health Leader

Eight aldermen question legality of Nannis appointment to run Health Department.

Aldermen Ask City Attorney for Legality of Paul Nannis’ position
Press Release

Aldermen Ask City Attorney for Legality of Paul Nannis’ position

Mr. Nannis was appointed Commissioner of the Milwaukee Health Department by Mayor Tom Barrett and has reportedly already reported for work, but his appointment has not been confirmed by the full Common Council.

Shopping Cart Resolution Passes Committee
Press Release

Shopping Cart Resolution Passes Committee

The resolution will now move onto the Common Council for a full vote on February 6.

Council set to act on Health Department crisis
Press Release

Council set to act on Health Department crisis

Joint statement from the Milwaukee Common Council

A Northwest Side Revival?

A Northwest Side Revival?

New restaurants, new light industry and Granville BID lead the way.

Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement
Press Release

Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement

Statement from the Common Council - January 8th, 2018

Council committee passes Green Alert system measure
Press Release

Council committee passes Green Alert system measure

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

9th District future to be focus of major announcement
Press Release

9th District future to be focus of major announcement

The announcement and unveiling will take place after the grand opening of Irie’s Place, a new restaurant in the district.

Council approves Northridge parcel transfer to City of Milwaukee
Press Release

Council approves Northridge parcel transfer to City of Milwaukee

“This is just the beginning of business increased development in the area, in the New Year we will see a whole new 9th District.”

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

The Long March to Freedom

The Long March to Freedom

NNS publishes book examining the legacy of Milwaukee's open housing marches.

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements
Press Release

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Action On Shopping Carts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Action On Shopping Carts

Stores need more notice, they decide, on ordinance requiring locks on all carts.

Move at former Northridge site sets the table for future projects
Press Release

Move at former Northridge site sets the table for future projects

Penzeys Spices owner William Penzey is transferring ownership of the former Northridge Mall Boston Store property to the City of Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Long Awaited Safety Plan Gets Attacked
Eyes on Milwaukee

Long Awaited Safety Plan Gets Attacked

A blueprint for change or too vague and hard to understand? Council members wrangle.

Committee recommends approval of shopping cart ordinance
Press Release

Committee recommends approval of shopping cart ordinance

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis - November 20, 2017

City’s Anti-Violence Effort Stalls

City’s Anti-Violence Effort Stalls

Office of Violence Prevention’s plan was due in June. Donovan, others criticize delay.

Budget includes money for key lead water lateral marketing campaign
Press Release

Budget includes money for key lead water lateral marketing campaign

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis - November 10, 2017

Alderwoman Lewis invites business owners to learn about proposed shopping cart ordinance
Press Release

Alderwoman Lewis invites business owners to learn about proposed shopping cart ordinance

A council study found that abandoned shopping carts were creating blight in neighborhoods.

Business Builders Summit offers once in a lifetime chance for local entrepreneurs
Press Release

Business Builders Summit offers once in a lifetime chance for local entrepreneurs

This event supports business ownership by community residents and fosters sustainable small businesses in Milwaukee’s 9th District.

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.

Harvest Fest to bring family-friendly atmosphere on October
Press Release

Harvest Fest to bring family-friendly atmosphere on October

Harvest Fest will include games, food, hay rides, pumpkins and a petting zoo.

Ald. Lewis pleased with new restaurant now calling District 9 home
Press Release

Ald. Lewis pleased with new restaurant now calling District 9 home

The restaurant opened on October 7 and residents welcomed it saying, it has some of the best Mexican food in the 9th District.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Good Hope Library Deal Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Good Hope Library Deal Approved

Northwest side to get new library and 65 apartments.

Citizens of Milwaukee
Press Release

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?

Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday
Press Release

Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday

Black women participants are asked to wear all black clothing, participating men are asked to wear all green and other supporters are asked to wear red.

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

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."

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis takes on reckless speeding in District 9
Press Release

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis takes on reckless speeding in District 9

Recently, the City of Milwaukee installed speed cushions on 87th and Tower Ave.

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis remembers the victims of 9/11 and honors their memory
Press Release

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis remembers the victims of 9/11 and honors their memory

Today is an emotional day for our nation and for me personally, as I was an active member of the United States Air Force when the attacks on September 11 took place

Meet with Alderwoman Lewis “over coffee” on September 9th
Press Release

Meet with Alderwoman Lewis “over coffee” on September 9th

Discuss neighborhood issues with the Alderwoman one-on-one

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

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.

50 Years After The Marches: A Legacy of Activism
50 Years After The Marches

A Legacy of Activism

Open housing marcher passes spirit of activism to daughter Ald. Chantia Lewis.

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission
Press Release

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn

"Damn right hold it again" proclaims alderman Bob Donovan. Council wants more control of chief.

Rhythm & Bloom concert at Green Tree Community Garden
Press Release

Rhythm & Bloom concert at Green Tree Community Garden

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

The Mystery of Immigration Controversy

The Mystery of Immigration Controversy

Why the change in police policy, why the lack of “transparency,” why all the furor?

Twenty Local Elected Officials Endorse Cathy Myers to Take on Speaker Ryan
Press Release

Twenty Local Elected Officials Endorse Cathy Myers to Take on Speaker Ryan

Local Democrats believe Cathy Myers is the best candidate to oust Paul Ryan

Standing tall when it counts
Press Release

Standing tall when it counts

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis - July 14, 2017

50 Years After the Marches: “We Fought Just As Hard”
50 Years After the Marches

“We Fought Just As Hard”

The role of women in the Milwaukee’s open housing marches of the 1960s.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Members Blast Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Members Blast Chief Flynn

Demanding more input into Flynn's decision making, they refuse to allocate federal funds.

Biking: Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets
Biking

Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets

Big increase in city pedestrians killed while crossing the street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sparks Fly Over Hamilton Settlement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sparks Fly Over Hamilton Settlement

Council approves $2.3 million settlement, but black aldermen debate Donovan.

Plan to Replace Mill Road Branch Moves Ahead
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Plan to Replace Mill Road Branch Moves Ahead

MPL Project Receives Tax Credit Award from WHEDA

New Approach for Prevention Over Incarceration
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New Approach for Prevention Over Incarceration

Invest on the front end and avoid huge costs on the back end

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Strip Club Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Strip Club Approved

Lawsuit settled. "Everyone and their brother" can now open a club.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City
Eyes on Milwaukee

How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City

New district-by-district reports on improving city for bicycling and walking.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart
Eyes on Milwaukee

Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart

Deal would have ended suits against city if council okayed new club.

Alderwoman Lewis to host State of the District event on April 5
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Alderwoman Lewis to host State of the District event on April 5

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis invites residents from throughout the city to attend her inaugural State of the District Address

ZIP MKE Photos Celebrate the City at Mill Road Library
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ZIP MKE Photos Celebrate the City at Mill Road Library

New Photos, Alderwoman Lewis, and Spoken Word Kick Off New Gallery in 53218

Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force
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Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force

The task force will launch a birth-to-school literacy initiative.

Good Hope Library Moves Forward

Good Hope Library Moves Forward

New library, 65-unit apartment complex, green space and parking lots

Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals
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Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals

Milwaukee could be the first city in the U.S. to officially declare its opposition to the travel ban.

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

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

Launch of key Promise Zone effort to be announced Tuesday
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Launch of key Promise Zone effort to be announced Tuesday

City Hall event Jan 31 to be hosted by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

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

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

Campaign Cash: $1 Million In Donations to City Politicians
Campaign Cash

$1 Million In Donations to City Politicians

Our Political Contributions Tracker hits $1 million, reveals who’s giving and getting cash.

City to partner with UWM on far North Side redevelopment workshop
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City to partner with UWM on far North Side redevelopment workshop

The design charrette will provide a vision for the redevelopment of high-priority underused sites along W. Brown Deer Road and N. 76th Street.

Court Watch: Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers
Court Watch

Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers

Common Council votes 9-6 to approve funding for new program.

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

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

Council Signs Off on “Ban the Box” Legislation for City Job Applicants
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Council Signs Off on “Ban the Box” Legislation for City Job Applicants

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved legislation that will enshrine as law the City of Milwaukee’s practice of eliminating questions about prior criminal history from applications for employment with the city, according to the measure’s lead sponsor, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

String of daytime burglaries prompts warnings from Ald. Lewis, MPD
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String of daytime burglaries prompts warnings from Ald. Lewis, MPD

Throughout the last month, around a dozen burglaries have been reported in the general area north of W. Mill Road and N. 84th Street.

Alderwoman Lewis invites residents to unique job fair opportunity
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Alderwoman Lewis invites residents to unique job fair opportunity

The companies will be interviewing on the spot for many different available positions.

Work Underway at Site of Restaurant Fire
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Work Underway at Site of Restaurant Fire

Crews are removing debris and working to remediate the condition of the burned out Burger King.

All Things in Common block parties are set for this weekend
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All Things in Common block parties are set for this weekend

News release from Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

Far North Side police begin crackdown on late night drag racers
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Far North Side police begin crackdown on late night drag racers

“Unfortunately, this sort of activity has been on the rise lately”

Common Ground and Common Council Leaders Commit to For Neighborhoods & Youth in  2017 City Budget
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Common Ground and Common Council Leaders Commit to For Neighborhoods & Youth in 2017 City Budget

Leaders asked elected officials to commit to up to $7 million in capital investment for the funding of an indoor sports complex on the South side for youth sports as well as other recreational, educational and cultural activities.

Council members to announce community resource hub initiative with help from up to 25 local churches
Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore
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Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore

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

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

News release from Alds. Cavalier Johnson and Chantia Lewis

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings
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Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy

Council majority votes no, but decision will get reconsidered. His chances look slim.

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule
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Taking “Home” out of Home Rule

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Hamilton and 11 other aldermen call for “holistic approach” to gun violence.

Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort
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Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort

Council president and members issue “All Hands Call” for peace

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hall’s Game of Thrones
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hall’s Game of Thrones

Hail Ashanti! Ald. Hamilton's route to the Iron Throne laid bare.

Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments
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Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments

News release from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Chantia Lewis Backs Ashanti Hamilton for Common Council President
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Chantia Lewis Backs Ashanti Hamilton for Common Council President

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis is supporting Alderman Ashanti Hamilton in his bid for Common Council President.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Boss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Boss

Ashanti Hamilton is new Common Council president, but how did he get the votes?

Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President
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Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President

A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.

Chantia Lewis Praises Common Council Action to Close Milwaukee Sex Offender Ordinance Loophole
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Chantia Lewis Praises Common Council Action to Close Milwaukee Sex Offender Ordinance Loophole

The Milwaukee Common Council took action to close the loophole by changing the Sex Offender Ordinance’s definition of residency.

Murphy’s Law: Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?
Murphy’s Law

Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?

Race could be wide open and Ashanti Hamilton might have surprising supporters.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements

After propelling State Sen. Chris Larson to a surprise win against County Exec. Abele, Wisconsin WFP works to establish progressive voting bloc in Milwaukee

Eyes on Milwaukee: 9 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

9 Election Takeaways

Tom Barrett might be in trouble, Chris Abele definitely is. So is Puente.

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Win or lose, today's primary candidates will be partying. But where? Here's the details.

Chantia Lewis to Enter Milwaukee 9th District Aldermanic Race 9
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Chantia Lewis to Enter Milwaukee 9th District Aldermanic Race 9

Chantia has lived in District 9 for over ten years and is a small business owner, mother, wife, and veteran of the United States Air Force.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Joins “Hours Against Hate” Campaign
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Joins “Hours Against Hate” Campaign

Pledge-Signing Event Slated for July 11 at 9to5 Offices