Michael D’Amato is a former Alderman in the City of Milwaukee.
Michael and his wife Rebecca have three children, Jack, Liliana and Nicolas.
He serves in an “of counsel” capacity for the firm Martin Schreiber & Associates, Inc.
He has served on these boards:
- Wisconsin Center District
- Milwaukee Public Library
- League of Wisconsin Municipalities
- Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
- Local Government Institute of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Advisory Council representing Kenosha County.
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Majority of Mayors and Village Presidents in Milwaukee County support Gwen Connolly for Circuit Court Judge
Connolly has previously announced the endorsement of hundreds of judges and attorneys, including many leaders working to serve the poor.Oct 12th, 2015 by Gwen Connolly
Sam McGovern-Rowen will oversee the $21.5 million library branch redevelopment program.Jun 5th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Library
Welcome to the seventh installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week the focus is all on City of Milwaukee elected officials following yesterday's election. I explore the likelihood that Willie Hines runs for Mayor, how the new Common Council will resemble the old Common Council, the wide disparity in vote totals between districts, Bob Donovan winning the war, the shocking number of votes Johnny Thomas got, and Spencer Coggs' new job.Apr 4th, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.Aug 19th, 2009 by Dave Reid
In April 2008 Alderman D'Amato, as one of his last acts in office, brought forward a resolution that stated the City of Milwaukee's position that the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee should locate its College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well asUWM's other satellite campuses, within the City of Milwaukee.Jan 22nd, 2009 by Dave Reid
On July 29th a meeting of 3rd district residents was held to discuss the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's ("UWM") recent Request for Proposal ("RFP") to build a new student dorm with 500 to 700 beds.Aug 1st, 2008 by Dave Reid
The Riverwest Neighborhood Association is going to test Alderman Nik Kovac early in his term.May 30th, 2008 by Jeramey Jannene
City of Milwaukee essentially came to end on Wednesday April 9th, 2008. Despite what some residents of the 3rd district may believe this is a significant loss for the City of Milwaukee. Over the years Alderman Michael D’Amato has had conflicts with UWM students and certain residents groups over specific issues but more importantly he […]Apr 10th, 2008 by Dave Reid
Resolution 071392 would authorize $1.25 million of additional funding from Tax Incremental District #48 for development of a riverwalk and associated public improvements located at 202 West Juneau Ave. $858,042 of the funding will go towards construction of a riverwalk, dock wall, public boat slip and public plaza with pedestrian access. This work is part […]Apr 6th, 2008 by Dave Reid
This meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee was quite unusual in that it was held in response to the court case Dawn McCarthy vs. The City of Milwaukee City. The case revolves around the city’s handling of a minor modification to the Detail Planned Development known has Downer Avenue Redevelopment Phase I. The […]Feb 18th, 2008 by Dave Reid
The first item on the agenda, Resolution 070963, was the heavily debated Downer Avenue Redevelopment Phase II project. The resolution would recommend a change of zoning from General Planned Development to Detailed Planned Development and include a 7-story hotel, an 11-story residential tower, 5 town homes, and a 4-story addition to the Mulkhern building. Architect […]Feb 12th, 2008 by Dave Reid
Approving Whitney Gould‘s appointment to the City Plan Commission was the highlight of this meeting. The Committee made it clear that in her former position as the Journal Sentinel’s architecture writer she played an important role in improving Milwaukee’s urban environment and hoped she would bring her enthusiasm and knowledge to the Commission. The Committee […]Jan 31st, 2008 by Dave Reid
One of the often-overlooked rules for residences in Milwaukee is that no more than three unrelated persons may live together. I’ve never heard a good reason for why the rule is in place or how one can get around the rule (outside of simply ignoring it like many landlords do). DailyReporter.com finally gave me an […]Jan 24th, 2008 by Jeramey Jannene
Multiple affordable housing projects went before the committee looking to receive approval in to apply for Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority tax credits before an upcoming deadline. One of interest due to the projects quality design was brought forward by United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin. They were requesting a change in zoning to […]Jan 9th, 2008 by Dave Reid
Resolution 060259 approved the Detailed Planned Development known as Columbia St. Mary’s Prospect East, Phase 1 which will move on to ZND for further approval. The resolution includes the plans for a 572 stall parking garage to support the Water Tower Medical Commons facility. Although it was approved it was done so with the understanding […]Jan 8th, 2008 by Dave Reid
During his 12 years in office Alderman Michael D’Amato played a large role in encouraging new development in Milwaukee. More recently in his role as Chairman of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee he oversaw countless proposals, and more often than not was supportive of development projects. During this past year he struggled with Eastside […]Nov 27th, 2007 by Dave Reid
Just a couple of quick items of note from today’s ZND meeting. File number 070873 was a report on the redevelopment of the 440th Airlift Wing’s land. The consulting firm, RKG Associates, provided three proposed alternatives noting that they all include the airport’s plan of building a new runway in the future. Basically the plans […]Nov 6th, 2007 by Dave Reid
“Only a Fool has Himself for a Lawyer” –proverb On September 13th, 2005, Atty. Joe Kaye filed a lawsuit on his own behalf (“pro se”) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin alleging a violation of federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) by a number of entities, including the City […]Jul 12th, 2006 by Michael Horne
Although the Gary George – OIC-GM connections are well documented, particularly those that have led to the convictions of George, Mark Sostarich and Carl Gee, recently-released audit information and other source documents indicate that perhaps the OIC-George connection needs to be further investigated. Nobody is accusing anybody of wrongdoing, but perhaps investigators should dig a […]Nov 15th, 2004 by Michael Horne
Two months ago, the federal grants stopped.Oct 4th, 2004 by Michael Horne
Mayor Tom Barrett says he “will announce a change at the City Election Commission,” according to his statement to the Brady Street Association monthly meeting Tuesday, 18 May at the Hi-Hat Garage. Although he didn’t get down to specifics, you can take it to mean that Executive Director Julietta Henry will be out at the […]May 24th, 2004 by Michael Horne
If you are over by Mayfair Monday, you can drop by the grand opening of the Bush–Cheney’04 Wisconsin Headquarters, 2222 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa. The opening is open to the press, and Liz Cheney will be available for interviews. The event is at noon and features such other dignitaries as Rep. Leah Vukmir, Rep. Mark […]Apr 5th, 2004 by Michael Horne
David Riemer held a fundraiser and art auction to advance his bid for County Executive. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was the place, and over a hundred people showed up to look at the art (a Guido Brink retrospective) and to meet with the candidate March 8th. Wine was served, and the food was […]Mar 15th, 2004 by Michael Horne
Two of Wisconsin’s elder statespeople jumped on the Wesley Clark for President bandwagon recently. Former alderman, secretary of state and attorney Vel Phillips, who most recently issued the oath of office to Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt says she backs the Arkansas general for president. With her support, she joins such black leaders as Charles Rangel […]Feb 2nd, 2004 by Michael Horne