Joe Davis, Sr. was an alderman on the Milwaukee Common Council. He represented the city’s 2nd District.
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Content referencing Joe Davis, Sr.
“The current regime has diverted community development block grants funds and mismanaged them, not using them properly.”Jan 27th, 2016 by James Methu
James Methu’s Statement on Opening of Campaign Office and Participating in Challengers Debate Forum on January 18th.
“I look forward to continuing my efforts to connect and engage with the citizens of Milwaukee as I work to both share my ideas for the future of Milwaukee and to listen to their concerns.”Jan 19th, 2016 by James Methu
“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.Dec 23rd, 2015 by Johnny Thomas
Initiative part of continuing “care closer to home” strategy throughout WisconsinDec 9th, 2015 by Press Release
News release from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik KovacNov 3rd, 2015 by Ald. Michael Murphy
“The amendment provides the opportunity for minority-owned businesses to be a part of this diverse, catalytic and transformational Milwaukee project – as they should be.”Sep 12th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. September 2, 2015Sep 2nd, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News release from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.Aug 27th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News release from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.Aug 13th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 23, 2015Jul 23rd, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 13, 2015Jul 13th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 1, 2015Jul 1st, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.Jun 9th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News release from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.May 12th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. May 11, 2015May 11th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. April 17, 2015Apr 17th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
“Instead, over my repeated objections and concerns, the Mayor uses it to fund city services year in and year out.”Apr 14th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Mayor’s indecisiveness on the Downtown Arena project may cost the City of Milwaukee taxpayers millions!
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. April 3, 2015Apr 3rd, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
There are plans to redevelop the 116,000-square-foot building that has been empty for several years.Apr 1st, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. March 26, 2015Mar 26th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News release from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.Mar 2nd, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. February 20, 2015Feb 20th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. February 20, 2015Feb 20th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. February 12, 2015Feb 12th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Alderman Davis, a leader in the opposition to the streetcar proposal, welcomed the letter from the transit union.Jan 27th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Joint Statement from members of the Common CouncilJan 23rd, 2015 by Milwaukee Common Council
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. January 22, 2015Jan 22nd, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.Jan 16th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.Jan 15th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. January 7, 2015Jan 7th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News conference set for 1 p.m. TODAY at City HallJan 5th, 2015 by Ald. Bob Donovan
News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti HamiltonDec 16th, 2014 by Ald. Ashanti Hamilton
Ald. Joe Davis, Sr. will serve on two new National League of Cities committees.Nov 17th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News release from Aldermen Jim Bohl, Willie C. Wade and Joe Davis, Sr.Nov 12th, 2014 by Ald. Jim Bohl
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. November 5, 2014Nov 5th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. October 31, 2014Oct 31st, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
ews release from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, IIOct 14th, 2014 by Ald. Russell Stamper, II
News release from Alderman Robert BaumanSep 10th, 2014 by Ald. Bob Bauman
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. September 10, 2014Sep 10th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. August 11, 2014Aug 11th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Joint news release from Alderman Davis, Alderman Wade and Alderman StamperJul 18th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Hunger Task Force is working with community partners, local donors and federal nutrition programs to organize summer meal sites around Milwaukee.Jul 15th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Through July 21, members of the public can review and comment on two proposals the City of Milwaukee will be submitting to HUD.Jul 6th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Starting today and through July 21, members of the public can review and comment on two proposals that the City of Milwaukee will be submitting to HUD.Jun 20th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Milwaukee will play host to a business forum tomorrow that will highlight the opportunities for investment in and trade with the Southeast Asian nation.Jun 3rd, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. will host a public forum tomorrow for members of the community to express their concerns and learn about the new state-mandated process for investigating incidents like the police-involved shooting of a mentally ill man in Red Arrow Park last month.May 28th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Sensing growing discontent with the investigation into the police-involved shooting of a mentally ill man in Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said he will host a discussion with prominent law enforcement officials .May 16th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. will participate Sunday in a solidarity church service protesting the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria.May 9th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Launch news conference set for Friday on city’s near south sideMar 4th, 2014 by Ald. Michael Murphy
“I look forward to hearing from residents and business owners, and I hope many will be able to make it to at least one or two meetings,” Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said.Mar 4th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The work of Milwaukee’s Black Male Achievement Advisory Council, or BMAAC, is garnering national attention, and has already resulted in city officials being invited to participate in this week’s Cities United summit in New Orleans.Feb 25th, 2014 by Joe Davis, Sr.
President Murphy has appointed Alderman Nik Kovac to succeed him as the new chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee.Feb 12th, 2014 by Ald. Michael Murphy
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. December 5, 2013Dec 5th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. December 3, 2013Dec 3rd, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. December 2, 2013Dec 2nd, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. October 30, 2013Oct 30th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families has advanced Milwaukee and 10 other cities to the next phase of its City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement initiative.Sep 25th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. August 9, 2013Aug 9th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
News release from Alds. Joe Davis, Sr. and Ashanti HamiltonJul 16th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. May 29, 2013May 29th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. April 3, 2013Apr 3rd, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Joint Statement from members of the Common CouncilApr 1st, 2013 by Milwaukee Common Council
The prospect of meaningful immigration reform and how it could affect Milwaukee will be one of several key issues discussed TONIGHT during an immigration summit hosted by Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman José G. Pérez..Mar 25th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The prospect of meaningful immigration reform and how it could affect Milwaukee will be one of several key issues discussed next week during an immigration summit hosted by Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman José G. Pérez.Mar 19th, 2013 by Press Release
The Milwaukee Police Department continues to operate under a heightened level of scrutiny in the wake of several incidents in which officers overstepped their authority.Feb 6th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The City of Milwaukee and the U.S. stand to benefit under much needed immigration reform principles announced by President Obama earlier this week, Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman José G. Pérez said today.Feb 1st, 2013 by Milwaukee Common Council
Alderman Davis said it is just one of many contributions that the President has made to the African American community.Feb 1st, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 15, 2013Jan 16th, 2013 by Ald. Milele Coggs
Indonesian Consul General Andriana Supandy will visit City Hall this week to promote good relations and cooperative opportunities with Milwaukee, according to Alderman Joe Davis, Sr., chair of the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee.Jan 14th, 2013 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. has been selected to serve as a special member of the Board of Directors of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) for the National League of Cities (NLC).Dec 6th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities (NLC) for a second term.Dec 4th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Deadline for free foreclosure review program could affect thousands in MilwaukeeNov 29th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The City of Milwaukee Youth Council (MYC) is a step closer to beginning a new term on November 1 – that after the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee (CED) approved new and reappointed members of the body this morning.Oct 8th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Several Council members met with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday (Sept. 28) to discuss concerns related to the Derek Williams case.Oct 2nd, 2012 by Milwaukee Common Council
We are respectfully requesting that the office of the U.S. Attorney conduct an investigation into the case of Derek Williams, who died last year while in the custody of Milwaukee police.Sep 27th, 2012 by Milwaukee Common Council
The communication file could be the subject of public testimony at the committee provided by representatives from MPD and/or the Fire and Police CommissionSep 26th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The Common Council today approved creation of the Milwaukee Jobs Act -Transitional Jobs Program – a multifaceted effort to create employment opportunities for city young people and job seekers from areas of the city that have been particularly hard-hit economically.Jul 24th, 2012 by Milwaukee Common Council
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. are co-hosting a documentary film screening and event Wednesday marking International Nelson Mandela Day, in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa.Jul 17th, 2012 by Milwaukee Common Council
Debra Usinger, a passionate supporter of Milwaukee’s downtown who dedicated her time and talents to numerous groups, will be posthumously recognized by the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development CommitteeJul 13th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Despite warnings and pleas from local fire and police officials, and from other public and elected officials, I’ve been told that business has been steady at fireworks stands in communities surrounding Milwaukee.Jul 2nd, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Chief Flynn provides data that calls into question the Journal Sentinel’s reporting.Jun 21st, 2012 by Bruce Murphy
Alderwoman Coggs seeks voter experience input in online survey; wants Council review of Election Commission practices
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is asking Milwaukee voters to provide input about their experiences at the polls during the June 5 recall election, and the information provided via the online survey could be made part of a Common Council review of Election Commission practices and procedures.Jun 18th, 2012 by Ald. Milele Coggs
More than 10,000 property owners in the City of Milwaukee have enrolled in the new, optional warranty protection program for sewer lines provided through the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program, Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said today.Jun 12th, 2012 by Joe Davis, Sr.
The Moderne development received approval for $9.3 millions in loans from the City of Milwaukee that led developer Rick Barrett had been seeking.Nov 3rd, 2009 by Dave Reid
The controversial M.O.R.E ordinance was the primary item of discussion at this meeting of the Common Council. This ordinance proposed new requirements related to hiring City of Milwaukee residents, the utilization of emerging small businesses, and the paying of prevailing wages for all City of Milwaukee projects and private developments that receive $1 million or more in TIF funding. It was widely believed that this ordinance was going to be put to a vote of the full Common Council today, which made Alderman Michael Murphy‘s motion to send this file to the Finance & Personnel Committee all that more contentious. Through the discussion it became evident that this file had originally been scheduled to appear the Finance & Personnel Committee but was removed at the last minute because of a legal technicality. Immediately prior to the Common Council meeting a fiscal note that indicated the ordinance would require a number of full-time employees to manage the new programs arrived which made the motion to send it back to committee both legal and appropriate. Although he indicated he would likely support the ordinance Alderman Murhpy argued that “basic issues, and basic questions are just not being addressed” and that “one needs to take the time to do it right.” At first the sponsors of the legislation were surprised and took the motion as a delaying tactic. They argued that the process had been fully transparent and didn’t require any further delay. Alderman Ashanti Hamilton stated that “I think the public has been engaged and involved in the creation of this ordinance.” During the discussion Alderman Nik Kovac piped in saying “I believe in process, I campaigned on process”, but he then indicated he didn’t believe sending it back to committee would change anything. In fact he said “the controversy today will be the same in 21 days.” Alderman Joe Davis fired away at the implication that not enough questions had been asked or that there wasn’t enough transparency to the process contending that “I made a point to schedule a special meeting to achieve transparency.” Initial supporters of the motion argued more questions needed to be asked and that it would be appropriate to send it back to the Finance & Personnel Committee. Specifically, Alderman Terry Witkowski supported the motion in an attempt to gather more information saying “I do support sending this back to committee, this was a constantly evolving piece of legislation.” In an attempt to bring a bit of levity to the debate Alderman Jim Bohl joked “I’m feeling a Rodney King moment, why can’t we just all get along here?” Then he defended Alderman Murphy’s motives and attempted to call the question. Oddly on this specific motion the ability to call the question isn’t an allowed so the debate continued. Alderman Murphy responded to the criticisms by stating “I do feel I was attacked unfairly” and he again attempted to clarify his position stating that “the fact is somebody, literally two minutes before the meeting handing you […]Mar 4th, 2009 by Dave Reid
The Milwaukee Opportunities for Restoring Employment ordinance was the primary reason behind this special meeting of the Community & Economic Development Committee. The ordinance intends to increase the required percentage of City of Milwaukee residents hired to work on city projects and development projects receiving more than $1 million in TIF assistance. Additionally it mandated a prevailing wage to be paid for these projects and set a higher Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE ) utilization level as well. The proposed ordinance brought out a large group of both supporters and opponents. Alderman Ashanti Hamilton attempted to frame the discussion early on saying that “there are many people who may come to the table and say this is the wrong time to do something like this” and indicated that he felt the time was right to move on this ordinance. He added that “I submit to you that the price has already been too great”. Alderman Nik Kovac explained that “in the end this is not a philosophical question, it is a practical question” and lent his support saying that “I think we have a document that comes close to being a win win win”. An extensive list of developers and real estate professional spoke in opposition to the ordinance though primarily the development community opposed the ordinance because of the prevailing wage mandate. Richard Wanta, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, spoke in opposition of the project saying that “the same city has chased us out of town for decades”. He went on to point out that there is currently only one major water and sewer contractor in the city, so once this passes that contractor is especially likely to get all of the available work in the area because of the new regulations. Dick Lincoln, Senior Vice President of the Mandel Group, started his remarks saying that “the camel is a horse that is designed by committee” indicating the ordinance wasn’t quite right but went on to say that “we’re almost there”. He explained that generally he felt the ordinance was a positive but that the prevailing wage requirement was problematic. He argued that it works against minority hiring, as smaller companies often compete on price, and that this would add substantially to the cost of the project. Barry Mandel, President of the Mandel Group, pointed to the PERC requirements in the Park East and tied them to the fact that development has been non-existent in the county owned portion of the Park East. He then pointed to The Brewery and The North End projects as two projects that have been moving forward because they utilizing non-prevailing wages. Greg Uhen, President of Eppstein Uhen Architects, spoke out against the proposed ordinance saying that “my concern is that it will reduce the number of opportunities that come to the city” and that he felt “this is another roadblock, another reason for them not to come”. The line of members in support of the ordinance were at least as lengthy […]Mar 3rd, 2009 by Dave Reid
File number 081431 would allow the library to apply for a Public Library Innovation Grant which would be used to extend the summer reading program in to a year round program. Alderman Joe Davis pointed out that he brought the grant to the library staff’s attention and said “they have a great success rate, that if we leading them to water, they know how to drink”. This file was approved and will now go before the full Common Council. What evidently has been a long an ongoing process to comply with a 2003 Department of Justice ruling in response to an American with Disabilities Act complaint will be going through another iteration. The 14th Amendment to the Riverwalk Development Agreement for Business Improvement District 15 would increase the budget for accessibility to $4.8 million. The original judgment included ten lifts, whereas the current plan will include six ramps and four lifts which should last better in Milwaukee’s climate. Progress has been made toward complying with the ruling in that the first of the new ramps has been completed and the Mason St. ramp will be completed shortly. This file was approved and will now go before the full Common Council.Feb 24th, 2009 by Dave Reid
The hot topic of this committee meeting was a recent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article accusing the Department of Public Works (“DPW“) of having a racial bias in their handling of pothole filling. Jeff Mantes and Jeff Polenske laid out DPW’s process in regards to pothole repair. Explaining that they prioritize arterial roads higher than neighborhood streets because these roads impact more drivers and have greater safety concerns because of higher speeds on these roads.Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton were clearly bothered by this article’s findings and let DPW know it. Alderman Hamilton stated that “my constituents can pay taxes but can’t get their potholes fixed on time” and further made his discontent clear saying “you have lost the benefit of the doubt”. Ironically he also pointed out that many of his districts major arterial roads have recently been rebuilt. This was key because representatives from DPW had explained that their priorities were to repair potholes along major arterial roads first and go into the neighborhood streets later. It was evident that the research for the article didn’t take this into account and as new roads wouldn’t need pothole filling the primarily work in this district revolved around neighborhood streets which DPW had indicated were a lower priority.The committee as whole appeared to question the report’s validity and the mayor’s staff pointed out a variety of methodology flaws. These flaws including errors that could over count requests or place requests in the wrong census track, both of which could significantly sway the outcome of the research. These concerns prompted Alderman Robert Bauman to question the article and pointed out how irresponsible an article like this is, if based on poor methodology. Alderman Willie Wade joined in expressing his displeasure with the article’s methodology saying “personally I think we’ve been had” and that “we are here because of an article from the Journal Sentinel with bogus data”. Generally the committee was concerned if the findings were valid but Alderman Bob Donovon seemed to wrap up the sentiment by repeating an old cliche, “you cant always believe everything you read in the paper”.Sep 4th, 2008 by Dave Reid
At the June 23rd, 2008 meeting of the Community & Economic Development Committee Alderman Bob Bauman brought forward resolution 080293 which cut off funding to the West End Development Corporation. This was done because of the groups inability to complete the redevelopment of WestPointe Commons despite nearly 7 years of efforts. Following that resolution the West End Development Corporation board voted to dissolve the corporation ending their efforts. Due to the dissolving of their efforts resolution 080447 was brought forward to reallocate the Community Block Grant Development (“CBGD”) funds that had been allocated to West End Development Corporation to other organizations. This resolution was approved by the committee and will go before the full Common Council.Resolution 080408 approved the Funding Allocation Plan for 2009. This plan allocates the Community Block Grant Development (“CBDG”) funds to various efforts which benefit low income citizens, by addressing urgent needs with the intent to prevent or eliminate blight. Alderman Joe Davis made a series of amendments adjusting the allocation levels. The amendment that stood out resulted in the creation of an entitlement allocation for Housing – Graffiti Abatement in the amount of $90,000. Funding of graffiti abatement programs has in this past year run out prior to the summer months and this new allocation appears to be a response to that funding shortage. This resolution and its amendments was approved by the committee and will go before the full Common Council.Jul 21st, 2008 by Dave Reid