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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.

Milwaukee awarded $5.6 million HUD grant to protect children and families from lead hazards in the home
Press Release

Milwaukee awarded $5.6 million HUD grant to protect children and families from lead hazards in the home

City of Milwaukee identified as a priority area to address lead and other home health hazards

City Hall: Feds Award $5.6 Million for Lead Abatement
City Hall

Feds Award $5.6 Million for Lead Abatement

42-month grant can be used for paint and soil abatement in affected homes.

Violence Prevention Director to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the city’s efforts to combat gun violence
Press Release

Violence Prevention Director to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the city’s efforts to combat gun violence

Reggie Moore, Director of the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention will testify in front of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Urges Residents to Stop Using Vaping Products
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Health Department Urges Residents to Stop Using Vaping Products

Severe pulmonary disease has been discovered among teens and adults who reported vaping

City Hall: Outside Firm Auditing City’s Lead Program
City Hall

Outside Firm Auditing City’s Lead Program

Expert hired by Comptroller doing audit council originally wanted done by May 2018.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Reminds Residents to Stay Safe in Hot Weather
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Health Department Reminds Residents to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed

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 of Milwaukee Health Department Announces Dates and Locations for 18th Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Health Department Announces Dates and Locations for 18th Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs

Health fairs to be held August 2nd at Washington High School and August 9th at Journey House

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

First Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in the City of Milwaukee
Press Release

First Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in the City of Milwaukee

Health officials remind residents to continue to take precautions into summer season

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.

Op Ed: Teaching UWM Students About a City
Op Ed

Teaching UWM Students About a City

“Focus on the Future” tour, on spring break, is an eye-opening look at Milwaukee.

City Hall: DA Asked To Consider Charging City Officials
City Hall

DA Asked To Consider Charging City Officials

Hamilton, Donovan ask Chisholm to review top officials' actions on lead program problems.

Community Coalition Undercut By City Health Department
Press Release

Community Coalition Undercut By City Health Department

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski April 16, 2019

City Hall: Barrett Blasted on Infant Mortality Grant
City Hall

Barrett Blasted on Infant Mortality Grant

African-American led organizations say Mayor, Kowalik killed their effort to get grant.

City Hall: Kowalik Reshaping Health Department
City Hall

Kowalik Reshaping Health Department

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

New Program Uses “Violence Interrupters”

New Program Uses “Violence Interrupters”

414 Life Program trains “interrupters" to combat city’s gun violence.

City Hall: FLAC, Get the Lead Out Fight City Over Lead Posioning
City Hall

FLAC, Get the Lead Out Fight City Over Lead Posioning

Groups have a showdown with city officials over claims surrounding city's failure on lead poisoning, infant mortality.

City Hall: Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech
City Hall

Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech

Mayor touts employers coming to city, The Hop's launch and a friendly governor.

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.

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.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions as Temperatures Drop
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Health Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions as Temperatures Drop

Cold temperatures and wind chills predicted, residents reminded to take seasonal precautions

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.

Lead-Free Homes a Priority for Kowalik

Lead-Free Homes a Priority for Kowalik

But “we don’t have enough contractors,” city’s new health commissioner says.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccines
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccines

Health officials issue reminder that it’s not too late to get vaccinated

Final report released by Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force
Press Release

Final report released by Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force

News release and report from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Forum Examines Lead Poisoning Prevention

Forum Examines Lead Poisoning Prevention

Solutions? Issue of lead paint vs lead pipes still debated.

City Hall: City’s Lead Program is Working Again
City Hall

City’s Lead Program is Working Again

New health commissioner is resolving troubling issues, Mayor Barrett reports.

City Hall: Health Department Faces Criminal Probe
City Hall

Health Department Faces Criminal Probe

Spat between Hamilton and Zielinski reveals DA investigating and Baker hiring lawyer.

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.

City Hall: Barrett Unveils 2019 Budget Proposal
City Hall

Barrett Unveils 2019 Budget Proposal

Proposal would add 10 police officers, spend $20 million on lead abatement efforts.

New Health Advisory Committee can spike citizen participation and engagement on critical issues
Press Release

New Health Advisory Committee can spike citizen participation and engagement on critical issues

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis - September 18, 2018

City Hall: Council Okays New Health Commissioner
City Hall

Council Okays New Health Commissioner

Unanimous vote hands Jeanette Kowalik one of the most difficult jobs in city government.

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.