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Michael Murphy

Alderman Michael Murphy of District 10 on Milwaukee’s West Side, was first elected at age 27 in 1989, and is the city’s longest-serving alderman.

Michael Murphy is a lifelong West Side resident, a member of the Gesu Parish, and the first son of Irish immigrants to be born in America, his official biography reveals.

Murphy attended Hi Mount and St. Catherine’s elementary schools and graduated from Milwaukee’s Madison High School in 1980. In 1986, he earned a B.S. degree in Geological Sciences from UW-Madison and he has since completed graduate course work toward a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. To pay his way through college, he worked in the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Geology Department and as a lab technician at Great Lakes Research Institute researching the effects of heavy metal contaminants in the Fox River Valley.

Murphy has been reelected six times.  Since April 2004 he has served as chair of the Common Council’s budget-writing Finance and Personnel Committee. He is also vice chair of the Steering and Rules Committee and a member of the Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee.

Murphy has served on many different boards over the years. He currently serves as chair of both the Investment Committee of the Employees’ Retirement System and the Milwaukee Arts Board. Murphy describes himself as a long-time supporter of the local arts.

In 2012, Murphy received the “Common Ground Hero Award” from the Southeastern Wisconsin branch of the non-profit Common Ground group. He was cited for his work in helping the group fight the foreclosure crisis in Milwaukee. Murphy worked with Common Ground to secure $33.8 million from five major banks (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, US Bank and Wells Fargo) to help rescue homeowners facing foreclosures.

Murphy also received the Arts Leadership Award from the String Academy of UW-Milwaukee for his “long term dedication to the importance of the arts in the lives of Milwaukee’s citizens and children.”

Murphy, along with the Common Council, has supported 180 Degree Properties, LLC to fight unemployment.

Murphy met with Aurora Health Care officials out of concern that Sinai Medical Center might close its emergency department.

Seeing a growing need for supportive housing for Milwaukee’s at-risk populations, Alderman Murphy brought to life the Housing Trust Fund Task Force in 2006, which has helped fund numerous housing projects throughout the community.

Murphy was among nine aldermen who criticized the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for misleading the public about how the police department reported crime data.

Campaign Finance Reports

2016 - July Continuing - $26,702 - 202 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $1,600 - 5 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $850 - 4 contributions

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City’s Housing Fund Has Big Impact

City’s Housing Fund Has Big Impact

$7 million invested over 11 years has leveraged an additional $176 million in spending.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ban Contractors From Carrying Guns?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ban Contractors From Carrying Guns?

Proposal causes fierce Common Council debate. Plus: Bauman slams city attorneys.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Garden District mural work, “Flowers in Bloom”
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Garden District mural work, “Flowers in Bloom”

The mural is a part of a neighborhood beautification project.

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues
Press Release

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues

News release from Aldermen Murphy, Perez and Johnson

Alderman Murphy secures funding for opioid addiction awareness
Press Release

Alderman Murphy secures funding for opioid addiction awareness

The number of deaths related to opioid overdoses keeps climbing.

Back in the News: Council Okays Lawyers for Muni Court
Back in the News

Council Okays Lawyers for Muni Court

Will help defendants who can be jailed when they can’t afford to pay fines.

Common Council approves Municipal Court legal representation for indigent residents
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Common Council approves Municipal Court legal representation for indigent residents

The proposed ordinance passed unanimously, allocating up to $45,000 to the non-profit Legal Action of Wisconsin.

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.

Housing Trust Fund grant allocations approved by Common Council
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Housing Trust Fund grant allocations approved by Common Council

Housing Trust Fund grants total $600,000 for affordable and supportive housing projects

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."

Marquette’s College of Health Sciences will host panel discussion on opioid epidemic
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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences will host panel discussion on opioid epidemic

The free, public event is Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:15 a.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom on the third-floor of the Alumni Memorial Union

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?

MKE Plays Receives $100K from Herb Kohl Philanthropies
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MKE Plays Receives $100K from Herb Kohl Philanthropies

Gift supports the revitalization of neighborhood parks across Milwaukee

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?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays Disparity Study, More Cops
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays Disparity Study, More Cops

Compromise proposal funds study of gender, race disparities and five new police recruits.

The Milwaukee Soldiers Home Project is funded in time for Veterans Day
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The Milwaukee Soldiers Home Project is funded in time for Veterans Day

The Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board allocates $150,000 to the project which offers housing to homeless veterans.

Special Report: Opioid Crisis Hits City Hard
Special Report

Opioid Crisis Hits City Hard

County’s huge increase isn’t just suburban whites, city and minority residents hurt, too.

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.

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.

Citizens of Milwaukee
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Citizens of Milwaukee

For the 14th consecutive budget, Mayor Barrett is going to cut your fire department.

Murphy’s Law: Will City Reform Municipal Court?
Murphy’s Law

Will City Reform Municipal Court?

Too many judges, indigent defendants treated badly, reform needed.

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?

Bublr Bikes Installs 60th Station!
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Bublr Bikes Installs 60th Station!

More stations coming in October

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Passes Gettelman Deal That Will Save One Building, Demolish Others
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Passes Gettelman Deal That Will Save One Building, Demolish Others

MillerCoors will demolish historic brewery structures featured prominently in their marketing.

Miller Compromises on Gettelman Brewery

Miller Compromises on Gettelman Brewery

MillerCoors only wants to demolish half of historic complex after community push back.

“Cause no harm” not part of the thinking in “Right to Carry” proposal
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“Cause no harm” not part of the thinking in “Right to Carry” proposal

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy - September 21, 2017

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.

Council Supports Restricting Asset Forfeiture

Council Supports Restricting Asset Forfeiture

Would only be allowed for convicted criminals. Milwaukee police opposed change.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves BRT Route Restrictions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves BRT Route Restrictions

Learn more about what alderman Bauman claims is a route worth studying

Council approves amended bus rapid transit resolution
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Council approves amended bus rapid transit resolution

Legislation protects city taxpayers and city priorities

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting County on Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting County on Rapid Transit

Council committee puts restrictions on BRT project, charges county acted in bad faith.

FPC Directive on MPD pursuit policy appropriate, necessary
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FPC Directive on MPD pursuit policy appropriate, necessary

News release and related documents from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

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.

Wisconsin Avenue utility box mural project concludes with ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11
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Wisconsin Avenue utility box mural project concludes with ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11

All 10 utility box murals were composed and created by Mauricio Ramirez

DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise
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DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise

Statement of 10th District Alderman Michael J. Murphy - June 21, 2017

Common Council to take up Paris Climate Accord measure
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Common Council to take up Paris Climate Accord measure

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac

Impact of Bus Rapid Transit in Milwaukee

Impact of Bus Rapid Transit in Milwaukee

$48 million high-speed bus line projected to carry 10,000 riders daily by 2035.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves Forward on Highway 175
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves Forward on Highway 175

70 trees planted at Lisbon Ave. terminus of old Highway 41.

Murphy’s Law: Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?
Murphy’s Law

Should Cops Do More High Speed Chases?

Common Council says yes. Chief Flynn says no. Who’s right?

Rebuilt DeBack Playground wins Mayor’s Design Award
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Rebuilt DeBack Playground wins Mayor’s Design Award

It features a 90-foot zipline, walking track, fitness equipment, permeable pavement basketball courts, challenging toddler elements, and a 10-foot tall rope dome.

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.

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

New Water Works director opposed by some aldermen, and faces tough lead pipes issue.

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.

Sherman Park housing initiative receives final Council approval
Press Release

Sherman Park housing initiative receives final Council approval

News release from Aldermen Russell W. Stamper, II and Khalif J. Rainey

Six Organizations Approved for Grants through the Milwaukee Employment/Renovation Initiative
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Six Organizations Approved for Grants through the Milwaukee Employment/Renovation Initiative

Up to 100 Tax-Foreclosed Homes Will Be Renovated in the Greater Sherman Park Area and Up to 100 Unemployed or Underemployed People will Get a Job.

Praying for the Zyszkiewicz family and hoping for justice
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Praying for the Zyszkiewicz family and hoping for justice

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy March 24, 2017

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Felons Can Now Buy City Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Felons Can Now Buy City Homes

Council agrees: pay debt to society and you can buy city-owned homes.

Mayor Barrett Highlights Housing Efforts through Partnerships
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Mayor Barrett Highlights Housing Efforts through Partnerships

Ocwen’s commitment is contributing to City efforts in helping residents keep, renovate homes

St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11th
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St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

City Spends Big On Housing The Poor

City Spends Big On Housing The Poor

Housing Trust Fund has spent $6.5 million since 2006 on low-income housing.

Council urges Legislature to introduce fair property tax assessment policy bill
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Council urges Legislature to introduce fair property tax assessment policy bill

"Homeowners in Wisconsin already pay 70% of the total statewide property tax levy."

Common Council approves annual Housing Trust Fund grants
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Common Council approves annual Housing Trust Fund grants

Housing Trust Fund grants totaling $526,000 will help the homeless, promote accessible housing, create jobs and help with homeowner repairs

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.

Council legislation would ban coal tar sealants in Milwaukee
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Council legislation would ban coal tar sealants in Milwaukee

The proposed ordinance is expected to be heard by the full Common Council at its Feb. 7 regular meeting at City Hall.

Common Council greenlights creation of Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force
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Common Council greenlights creation of Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force

The task force will build on the city’s partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and data analysis by Alderman Murphy’s office.

Murphy’s Law: City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea
Murphy’s Law

City’s $1 Home Program a Great Idea

But you’d never know it, given how some of the media covered it.

City’s $1 House Program Criticized

City’s $1 House Program Criticized

Residents question why only developers can buy foreclosed homes for a dollar.

Court Watch: Four Candidates For Muni Court Judge
Court Watch

Four Candidates For Muni Court Judge

Incumbent Judge Valarie Hill faces three challengers and many questions.

It’s time for Mulchfest 2017
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It’s time for Mulchfest 2017

Mulchfest is an annual event to help keep Christmas trees out of the landfill.

MKE Plays receiving $100K gift at City Hall Dec. 22 The
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MKE Plays receiving $100K gift at City Hall Dec. 22 The

MKE Plays is a city-led initiative aimed at renovating 12 of Milwaukee’s most dilapidated playgrounds.

Court Watch: Muni Court Debts Slam One Zip Code
Court Watch

Muni Court Debts Slam One Zip Code

One fourth of residents of heavily black 53206 owe money; “shocking,” says Ald. Murphy.

Will Problem Intersection Be Fixed?

Will Problem Intersection Be Fixed?

City hopes to fix North and Lisbon and issues spotlighted by Urban Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County on pace for a record-setting year of opioid overdose deaths
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Milwaukee County on pace for a record-setting year of opioid overdose deaths

Analysis from city’s new partnership with Medical College of Wisconsin also shows growing prevalence of fentanyl in overdose cases

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.

Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds
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Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds

Multifaceted first-of-its-kind in the nation city partnership aimed at opioid and heroin epidemic; includes CVS Pharmacy, MMSD, City of Cudahy, DOJ, DEA, US Bank and USPS

Major $2 million neighborhood improvement grant will help Sherman Park
Press Release

Major $2 million neighborhood improvement grant will help Sherman Park

Joint statement from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 22, 2016

Smokeless tobacco banned at Miller Park, other MKE sports venues
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Smokeless tobacco banned at Miller Park, other MKE sports venues

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 22, 2016

Common Council approves budget measure to boost Housing Trust Fund
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Common Council approves budget measure to boost Housing Trust Fund

Housing Trust Fund increase of $200,000 will boost supportive housing efforts

Alderman Murphy proposes smokeless tobacco ban
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Alderman Murphy proposes smokeless tobacco ban

Smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 known carcinogens and causes oral, pancreatic and esophageal cancer.

Time for DA to release the video footage of MPD fatal shooting
Press Release

Time for DA to release the video footage of MPD fatal shooting

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy October 28, 2016

Mayor Barrett’s 2017 Executive Budget Address
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Mayor Barrett’s 2017 Executive Budget Address

As Delivered

Leaked documents show waste of millions just to stir GOP voters
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Leaked documents show waste of millions just to stir GOP voters

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy---September 16, 2016

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Announces 2016 Heart of Canal Street Charity of Choice
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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Announces 2016 Heart of Canal Street Charity of Choice

City of Milwaukee's MKE Plays Initiative to receive $100,000 for park renovation.

On the sudden passing of Eric Von
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On the sudden passing of Eric Von

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Climbing (and swinging) toward fun and hope
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Climbing (and swinging) toward fun and hope

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at 17th and Vine will open latest MKE Plays playground rebuild project

Bar Exam: Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory
Bar Exam

Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory

Yet it's been a tavern for more than a century. This is truly old Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Bus Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Bus Rapid Transit

Nine-mile BRT project rolls forward, but not without strategic modifications.

Back in the News: Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent
Back in the News

Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent

He’s handled 14 times more cases than Swanigan. He also shows up for debates.

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

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Panel Approves Bus Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Panel Approves Bus Rapid Transit

BRT line linking Downtown and Tosa moves forward, though some decry "the rush."

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.

Plenty of Horne: Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?
Plenty of Horne

Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel opens in Third Ward, to cheers of city and civic officials.

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule
Press Release

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

MKE Plays, Sarah Zarate receive recognition from Public Policy Forum
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MKE Plays, Sarah Zarate receive recognition from Public Policy Forum

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

The Power of Common Ground

The Power of Common Ground

Nonprofit advocacy group has had huge impact on city, though some grumble about their tactics.

MKE Plays offering summer jobs to youths and providing meals at new playgrounds
Press Release

MKE Plays offering summer jobs to youths and providing meals at new playgrounds

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

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

MKE Plays the recipient of one of Bucks Foundation’s first grants
Press Release

MKE Plays the recipient of one of Bucks Foundation’s first grants

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy June 6, 2016

Two New Playgrounds Opening

Two New Playgrounds Opening

Park-like play areas for kids among 12 funded by $1.9 million raised by Ald. Murphy.

House Confidential: Ald. Hamilton Lives In Depressed Area
House Confidential

Ald. Hamilton Lives In Depressed Area

He rose from poverty to become council president. Can he help his neighborhood rise, too?

City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations

Grantees will be honored June 14 at a 4:30 p.m. reception in the atrium of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m.

Heroin study funding to go before Public Safety Committee
Press Release

Heroin study funding to go before Public Safety Committee

Since 2005, Milwaukee County has seen a 495% increase in heroin-related deaths.

MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant
Press Release

MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant

Funding to be used to incorporate art into program’s playground reconstruction projects

MKE Plays ready to transform Marcus DeBack Playground
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MKE Plays ready to transform Marcus DeBack Playground

Friday news event will include unveiling of major improvements at playground – one of six playground upgrades planned for Milwaukee during 2016

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
Press Release

Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments

News release from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Chantia Lewis Backs Ashanti Hamilton for Common Council President
Press Release

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?

Statement of 10th District Alderman Michael J. Murphy
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Statement of 10th District Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Congratulations to Alderman Ashanti Hamilton on his election as Common Council President.

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.

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.

Ready to Work
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Ready to Work

I am looking forward to serving the interests of district residents on Milwaukee's Common Council.

Community Forum Urges WISDOT to Scrap I-94 Expansion
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Community Forum Urges WISDOT to Scrap I-94 Expansion

Community Members & Elected Officials Call for Smarter Transportation Investments

Aldermanic Candidates Address Key Issues

Aldermanic Candidates Address Key Issues

Quizzing candidates in four districts, including big battle of Chevy Johnson vs. Sherman Morton.

Heroin Deaths Up 241% Since 2010

Heroin Deaths Up 241% Since 2010

County's increase echoes national trend, with victims mostly white. Part I of series.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

2016 State of the City
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2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for 2016 Project Grant Cycle
Press Release

Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for 2016 Project Grant Cycle

MAB encourages requests for funding from not-for-profit arts organizations offering arts programs, exhibits or performances that are open and accessible to the people of Milwaukee.

Now Serving: Street Food Tapas for Brady Street
Now Serving

Street Food Tapas for Brady Street

And a new pie place for 55th and North. Both places sound yummy.

Mr. Dye’s Pies opens retail store on North Avenue in Washington Heights
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Mr. Dye’s Pies opens retail store on North Avenue in Washington Heights

Offerings include key-lime, sweet potato, pecan and Mr. Dye’s Pies’ signature Purple Monster pies.

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

Board won’t take over Marcus Center and won’t form committee to study idea. Might consider by 2020.

Could Marcus Center become downtown’s orphan venue?
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Could Marcus Center become downtown’s orphan venue?

Community partners in Sherman Park to unveil new gateway sculpture
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Community partners in Sherman Park to unveil new gateway sculpture

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Wisconsin Center District postpones plans to take over Marcus Center
Supervisor Romo West Extends Gratitude for Heroin and Opiate Town Hall
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Supervisor Romo West Extends Gratitude for Heroin and Opiate Town Hall

Meeting to be Held at 5:30 p.m. Today at Italian Conference Center

Town hall meeting focused on heroin and opiates problem
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Town hall meeting focused on heroin and opiates problem

Monday, November 16, 2015, 5:30PM-8:30PM (program at 6:15PM)

Homeless will get boost from Housing Trust Fund awards
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Homeless will get boost from Housing Trust Fund awards

Housing Trust Fund grants totaling $600,000 will help the homeless, provide rehabilitation for substance abuse, create jobs and help with homeowner repairs

Citation

Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs
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Council approves 2016 budget focused on public safety, libraries and jobs

News release from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac

Common Council set to vote Tuesday on budget
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Common Council set to vote Tuesday on budget

Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports MKE Plays with special centennial gift
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports MKE Plays with special centennial gift

Three city playgrounds to be rebuilt through $200,000 investment; kickoff event set for Tuesday

Near West Side Business Improvement District Expansion Approved
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Near West Side Business Improvement District Expansion Approved

BID #10 to expand to cover the entire Near West Side Neighborhood

Bucks will break ground on arena in November, owners say, but when will real work begin?
Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease
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Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease

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New Arlington Heights Park Opens Soon

New Arlington Heights Park Opens Soon

Ribbon cutting set for first MKE Plays playground at Arlington Heights Park

Volunteers to build new playground Saturday at Merrill Park
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Volunteers to build new playground Saturday at Merrill Park

More than 200 volunteers will help construct the new playground on Saturday.

Murphy’s Law: Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City
Murphy’s Law

Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City

Pressure on Bucks owner Wes Edens results in Nationstar’s $30 million pledge to prevent foreclosures.

Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announces committee changes
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Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announces committee changes

Alderman Borkowski, who won the August 18 special election, was appointed by President Murphy to the Community and Economic Development Committee.

Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik
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Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik

A memorial neighborhood walk and stepping stone dedication will be held on Saturday, August 29.

Common Council will review arena plan in series of meetings beginning August 31
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Common Council will review arena plan in series of meetings beginning August 31

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Clarification on residency requirement in wake of Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision
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Clarification on residency requirement in wake of Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision

Joint statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Mayor Tom Barrett

New Center Brings Police Closer to People

New Center Brings Police Closer to People

Press conference celebrates opening of Near West Side Waypoint, a neighborhood center.

Near West Side Neighborhood Logo Unveiled
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Near West Side Neighborhood Logo Unveiled

Launch of Near West Side website also announced

Common Council ready for substantive, public review of arena proposal
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Common Council ready for substantive, public review of arena proposal

The downtown arena proposal is nearing a full review and deliberation by the Common Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Man Behind Bob Donovan
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Man Behind Bob Donovan

Steve Schumacher handles all social media for mayoral hopeful. He also has a criminal record.

Senator Baldwin steps up on train bridge issue
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Senator Baldwin steps up on train bridge issue

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy July 13, 2015

Council leaders call for removal of last-minute police and fire benefit mandate in state budget
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Council leaders call for removal of last-minute police and fire benefit mandate in state budget

News release from Alds. Michael J. Murphy and Nik Kovac

Michael Murphy hits railroad for refusal to share bridge safety information
Martin Drive Residents Celebrate New Pavilion

Martin Drive Residents Celebrate New Pavilion

Rain-harvesting pavilion provides water for Martin Drive garden.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Expansion Urged
Plenty of Horne

Transit Expansion Urged

Milwaukee is far behind other cities, which will make it harder to attract young workers, experts at conference agreed.

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

Praying for police officer wounded in northwest side shooting
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Praying for police officer wounded in northwest side shooting

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy June 19, 2015

City officials take on business leaders in basketball game to benefit Autism Speaks
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City officials take on business leaders in basketball game to benefit Autism Speaks

A team of Milwaukee public officials will face off against business leaders from around the city in a basketball game and charity event to benefit Autism Speaks on Saturday, June 13 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Journey House.

President Murphy schedules committee briefing on arena funding plan
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President Murphy schedules committee briefing on arena funding plan

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy

President Murphy calls for special election for 11th District Council seat
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President Murphy calls for special election for 11th District Council seat

News release from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

Study shows 86% of those convicted of pot possession are African American.

Ald. Dudzik Killed in Motorcycle Crash
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Ald. Dudzik Killed in Motorcycle Crash

City loses a dedicated public servant in Alderman Joe Dudzik
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City loses a dedicated public servant in Alderman Joe Dudzik

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy May 22, 2015

Project to Improve Inner City Playgrounds Unveiled

Project to Improve Inner City Playgrounds Unveiled

Common Council President Michael Murphy leading effort to spend up to $1.9 million to upgrade 12 playgrounds.

Milwaukee Arts Board awards $213,500 to 33 organizations
Press Release

Milwaukee Arts Board awards $213,500 to 33 organizations

Steve VandeZande and Lori Bauman named Friends of the Arts

Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?
Plenty of Horne

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

Youth Council to discuss MKE  Peace Project role
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Youth Council to discuss MKE Peace Project role

Youth are being asked to submit written entries to be considered for the project, and an array prizes are also being offered for the top entries.

Alderman Witkowski schedules report on MPD records failure
Press Release

Alderman Witkowski schedules report on MPD records failure

News release from Alderman Terry L. Witkowski

Where Will Sex Offenders Live?

Where Will Sex Offenders Live?

Only a small percent are repeat offenders. Will local restrictions on residency force state to create uniform law?

Volunteers needed for Center Street business district
Press Release

Volunteers needed for Center Street business district

Center Street Marketplace BID 39’s purpose is to improve the negative perceptions of crime and safety between the boundaries of 34th and 58th Streets on W. Center St.

Continuing the search for solutions to tragic, senseless violence
Press Release

Continuing the search for solutions to tragic, senseless violence

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy April 16, 2015

Charter School Leaders Say Oversight Needed

Charter School Leaders Say Oversight Needed

Republican plan for Milwaukee would allow high-performing charter schools to replicate without any approving authority.

Common Ground to Wesley Edens: $30 Million for Our City
Press Release

Common Ground to Wesley Edens: $30 Million for Our City

Mayor Tom Barrett and President Michael Murphy Meet with Nationstar Mortgage to Discuss Second Wave of Foreclosure Crisis

City Plan Will Rescue The Worst Playgrounds

City Plan Will Rescue The Worst Playgrounds

City and foundation money will be spent to upgrade the 12 most deteriorated playgrounds in Milwaukee.

Alderman Murphy to welcome Irish delegation today
Press Release

Alderman Murphy to welcome Irish delegation today

Milwaukee Common Council President Michael J. Murphy will welcome a visiting delegation from Ireland on Monday, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, as they tour the City of Milwaukee on a mission to connect Irish Americans with their homeland and promote business, trade and tourism.

City of Milwaukee Career Fair is Thursday
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Career Fair is Thursday

“City service encompasses a vast array of jobs and careers, and this event provides a prime chance to discuss opportunities with representatives from several city departments.”

St. Patrick’s parade is Saturday, March 14; event dates to 1843
Press Release

St. Patrick’s parade is Saturday, March 14; event dates to 1843

The 140 units in the Irish celebration step off at noon on Wisconsin Ave. at Old World Third Street

Mayor Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Alverno College

Plenty of Horne: Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena
Plenty of Horne

Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena

Actually, it wasn't really a plan. But it was a press conference.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukeean Scores Top NYC Job
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukeean Scores Top NYC Job

Phil Walzak, who ran campaigns for Kohl, Barrett and Abele, is now a high-paid aide and good buddy of New York Mayor de Blasio.

Streetcar vote a first step down the path to Milwaukee’s future
Press Release

Streetcar vote a first step down the path to Milwaukee’s future

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy February 10, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Plenty of Horne: Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party

Politicians, PR people and other notables schmoozed away. The best rumor was that Chief Flynn might be retiring.

Members of the Common Council Respond to Ald. Dudzik’s Remarks
Press Release

Members of the Common Council Respond to Ald. Dudzik’s Remarks

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Truth lies in the middle of Milwaukee Streetcar debate
Press Release

Truth lies in the middle of Milwaukee Streetcar debate

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy January 21, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Approved, but Held
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

Ribbon cutting, reception to mark opening of Center Street Park ice rink
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Ribbon cutting, reception to mark opening of Center Street Park ice rink

Waterstone Bank Ice Rink at Center Street Park is open and free for the public to enjoy, nearly 25 years after the rink was closed because of budget cuts in the 1980s.

Foreclosures Block by Block: Clarke Square
Foreclosures Block by Block

Clarke Square

On just one block of W. Mineral St., the homes lost 43 percent of their value. Overcoming the foreclosure problem is a slow process.

Foreclosures Block By Block: Layton Boulevard West
Foreclosures Block By Block

Layton Boulevard West

South side neighborhood battles problem of 48 foreclosed homes.

Foreclosures Block By Block: Five Neighborhoods With Foreclosure Problems
Foreclosures Block By Block

Five Neighborhoods With Foreclosure Problems

First in a series on five city neighborhoods that still have many foreclosed and abandoned homes.

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy December 22, 2014
Press Release

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy December 22, 2014

"It’s important, in the wake of the district attorney’s decision today, that we recognize first and foremost the pain that continues for the family of Dontre Hamilton."

Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods
Press Release

Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods

News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

Murphy’s Law: The Bizarre Politics of Ald. Tony Zielinski
Murphy’s Law

The Bizarre Politics of Ald. Tony Zielinski

Once a hard core conservative, he’s now a Bay View liberal. Except when opposing things like the streetcar.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for East Library Opening
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for East Library Opening

It was a truly an East Side event, and a crowd with tons of notables celebrated history in the making.

Amendments double funding for STRONG Homes Loan program
Press Release

Amendments double funding for STRONG Homes Loan program

News release from Alds. Michael J. Murphy and Robert Bauman

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

Heroin and Opiates 101 – A Neighborhood & Community Meeting
Press Release

Heroin and Opiates 101 – A Neighborhood & Community Meeting

President Murphy hosting key meeting next week targeting parents, loved ones

Common Council finds opportunities for efficiencies in 2015 approved budget
Press Release

Common Council finds opportunities for efficiencies in 2015 approved budget

News release from Alds. Michael J. Murphy and Nik Kovac

Milwaukee Bans Financial Inducements by Charter Schools
Press Release

Milwaukee Bans Financial Inducements by Charter Schools

City of Milwaukee charter schools are now prohibited from giving money or gifts as incentives to enroll new students.

Financial Planning Day offers free financial counseling & workshops
Press Release

Financial Planning Day offers free financial counseling & workshops

Milwaukee Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 25.

Job fair offers employment, experience working on new NWM tower
Press Release

Job fair offers employment, experience working on new NWM tower

Job fair offers employment, experience working on new NWM tower

RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council support
Press Release

RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council support

ews release from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

New location for Saz’s Catering opening in Walker’s Point
Press Release

New location for Saz’s Catering opening in Walker’s Point

Saz’s Catering has announced that they will move their operations to 201 W. Walker St.

News Conference: Ald. Coggs, President Murphy invite residents to foreclosure prevention session
Press Release

News Conference: Ald. Coggs, President Murphy invite residents to foreclosure prevention session

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

University Club renovation the first to make use of PACE energy efficiency funding
Press Release

University Club renovation the first to make use of PACE energy efficiency funding

An iconic building in downtown Milwaukee with more than 85 years of history will soon be brought up-to-date with cost-saving, energy-efficient utilities

Nonprofits can buy city-owned foreclosures for $1, additional marketing to continue
Press Release

Nonprofits can buy city-owned foreclosures for $1, additional marketing to continue

Qualifying nonprofit organizations will be allowed to purchase certain cityowned, tax-foreclosed properties for one dollar.

Council members target enrollment incentives offered by charter schools
Press Release

Council members target enrollment incentives offered by charter schools

News release from Alds. Nik Kovac and Michael J. Murphy

Hamilton family and community deserve answers soon
Press Release

Hamilton family and community deserve answers soon

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy September 15, 2014

Plenty of Horne: City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort
Plenty of Horne

City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort

With some creative use of grant money, the Greater Milwaukee Committee is helping neighborhoods update their image by ‘Urban Placemaking’

Eyes on Milwaukee: MIAD Opens New Residence Hall, Celebrates 40 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

MIAD Opens New Residence Hall, Celebrates 40 Years

Half-birthday bash, half-ribbon cutting, the ceremony unveiled MIAD's new six-story, Third Ward building.

New business continues “green” trend at 51st and Blue Mound
Press Release

New business continues “green” trend at 51st and Blue Mound

Story Hill BKC, a wine bar and spirits shop serving an array of food and drink options, is opening fully today.

Work coming next week for stretch of heavily-traveled west side roadway
Press Release

Work coming next week for stretch of heavily-traveled west side roadway

The stretch of N. Hawley Rd./N. 55th St. from W. Vliet St. to W. Lisbon Ave. will be closed to all traffic during high-impact paving work that will begin on Monday, July 28.

Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance
Press Release

Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance

Joint news release and file from Alderman Hamilton, Alderman Kovac and Alderwoman Coggs

Eyes on Milwaukee: Uber and Lyft Legalized in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Uber and Lyft Legalized in Milwaukee

Taxis for anyone who wants to drive one. Uber and Lyft are legal. And someone will probably sue the city to stop this.

UWM Alumni Association Announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients
Press Release

UWM Alumni Association Announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni and University friends recognized for their achievements and commitment to UWM

Plenty of Horne: Gimbel Gets Reappointed to Wisconsin Center Board
Plenty of Horne

Gimbel Gets Reappointed to Wisconsin Center Board

Will continue after 3 decades as board chair! Did mayor and governor swap appointments to make this happen?

Milwaukee Public Library Hires Sam McGovern-Rowen to Manage Library Development Project
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Library Hires Sam McGovern-Rowen to Manage Library Development Project

Sam McGovern-Rowen will oversee the $21.5 million library branch redevelopment program.

Regional Symposium on Heroin/Opiates Addiction is Wednesday
Press Release

Regional Symposium on Heroin/Opiates Addiction is Wednesday

Southeast Wisconsin Regional Heroin/Opiates Symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 4.

A less than adequate response on oversaturation of sex offenders in Milwaukee
Press Release

A less than adequate response on oversaturation of sex offenders in Milwaukee

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy May 27, 2014

Council President Murphy and Alderman Stamper issue statements on girl’s shooting
Press Release

Council President Murphy and Alderman Stamper issue statements on girl’s shooting

The jointly issued statements below from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Russell W. Stamper II address the Clarke Street Elementary School playground shooting Wednesday

Council President Murphy and  Alderman Stamper issue statements  on girl’s shooting
Press Release

Council President Murphy and Alderman Stamper issue statements on girl’s shooting

The jointly issued statements below from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Russell W. Stamper II address the Clarke Street Elementary School playground shooting Wednesday that has left a 10-year-old girl in grave condition.

Murphy’s Law: Four Plans to Save the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

Four Plans to Save the Bucks

But can any of the plans create the new NBA arena they need?

Proposal would abolish taxi cab cap, allow mobile “rideshare” services
Press Release

Proposal would abolish taxi cab cap, allow mobile “rideshare” services

The new legislation will be introduced at the meeting of the Public Transportation Review Board that is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 9, in room 301-B of City Hall.

Time for Milwaukee to stop leaving money on the table
Press Release

Time for Milwaukee to stop leaving money on the table

At news conference, city leaders and IRS to tout importance of claiming Earned Income Tax Credit

Eyes on Milwaukee: We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!
Eyes on Milwaukee

We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!

Common Council members all complain about the TIF for Boston Store, then pass it 11-3.

The State of Politics: New Champion of the City
The State of Politics

New Champion of the City

New council president Michael Murphy is bluntly honest about state politicians in an interview.

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Greater Milwaukee Committee bringing two major art installations to Downtown and the Beer Line Bicycle Trail.

Vliet Street Business Association Announces Winners of First Annual Business Awards
Press Release

Vliet Street Business Association Announces Winners of First Annual Business Awards

The Vliet Street Business Association recently announced the winners their first annual Business Awards at a happy hour sponsored by LISC Milwaukee and hosted by Meritage (5921 W. Vliet) on March 10.

SB324 approval wrong for Milwaukee, wrong for voters
Press Release

SB324 approval wrong for Milwaukee, wrong for voters

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy

Plenty of Horne: Wisconsin Center’s Leadership Adrift?
Plenty of Horne

Wisconsin Center’s Leadership Adrift?

Many of the board's seats are either vacant or held by legally unqualified individuals.

The State of Politics: Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues
The State of Politics

Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues

No decision before election on new Bucks arena, proposed Kenosha casino and how to fund new highway construction.

Surveillance camera grant program will target businesses, commercial corridors
Press Release

Surveillance camera grant program will target businesses, commercial corridors

Launch news conference set for Friday on city’s near south side

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address

Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery

Under new configuration, Finance and Personnel Committee will continue precedent of fiscal responsibility
Press Release

Under new configuration, Finance and Personnel Committee will continue precedent of fiscal responsibility

I would like to thank Common Council President Michael Murphy for entrusting me with the responsibility of chairing the City of Milwaukee’s Finance and Personnel Committee.

Common Council President Murphy announces election for 15th District
Press Release

Common Council President Murphy announces election for 15th District

The start date for circulating nomination papers was February 11.

Plenty of Horne: Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments
Plenty of Horne

Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments

The changes aren't radical but big winner is Ald. Kovac, who becomes chair of Finance and vice-chair of Steering and Rules.

Strengths, experience reflected in changes in Common Council Committee Appointments
Press Release

Strengths, experience reflected in changes in Common Council Committee Appointments

President Murphy has appointed Alderman Nik Kovac to succeed him as the new chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee.

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy
Press Release

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy

I deeply appreciate and am greatly humbled by the trust and confidence entrusted in me by my colleagues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party

Lots of politicians, journalists, lobbyists and others glad-handed each other and drank free beer to salute the city's 168th birthday.

Alderman Murphy on announcement by Council President Willie Hines
Press Release

Alderman Murphy on announcement by Council President Willie Hines

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy January 31, 2014

City of Milwaukee Artist of the Year
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Artist of the Year

Evelyn Patricia Terry, an artist, educator, and curator, and Barbara Leigh, co-founder of what has become the Milwaukee Public Theatre, were named Artists of the Year, the Milwaukee Arts Board announced today.

City’s pension fund outperforms state, Milwaukee County funds in 2013
Press Release

City’s pension fund outperforms state, Milwaukee County funds in 2013

The City of Milwaukee Employes’ Retirement System (CMERS) pension fund’s preliminary year-end results show the fund earned a return of 19.6%, gross of fees.

Mayor Barrett Announces Stolen Thumb Drive Recovered
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Announces Stolen Thumb Drive Recovered

Jump drive with confidential city employee information found by Milwaukee police

Spotlight on pension crises in other cities provides perspective
Press Release

Spotlight on pension crises in other cities provides perspective

Significant pension crises in Chicago and Detroit provide an opportunity for the City of Milwaukee to reflect on how it has managed to achieve the top-rated public fund (Pew Charitable Trusts report, dated January 2013) in the U.S., according to Alderman Michael J. Murphy.

Bike-sharing program moves forward with committee approval
Press Release

Bike-sharing program moves forward with committee approval

A public bike-sharing system for the City of Milwaukee picked up the endorsement of a key Common Council committee on Wednesday.

City leaders are right to crack down on duty disability retirement abuse
Press Release

City leaders are right to crack down on duty disability retirement abuse

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. December 2, 2013

Common Council approves Housing Trust Fund grant award projects
Press Release

Common Council approves Housing Trust Fund grant award projects

Housing Trust Fund grants totaling $406,000 for affordable and supportive housing projects

Milwaukee’s Common Council Allows 100 More Taxis on City Streets
Press Release

Milwaukee’s Common Council Allows 100 More Taxis on City Streets

City responds to drivers’ court victory, but keeps unconstitutional cap on cabs. Lottery will determine who gets to go into business.

Priorities and services maintained in Council-approved 2014 budget
Press Release

Priorities and services maintained in Council-approved 2014 budget

The 2014 amended city budget approved today by the Milwaukee Common Council addresses key priorities and maintains quality city services at current levels.

Milwaukee budget for 2014 gets high marks in Public Policy Forum report
Press Release

Milwaukee budget for 2014 gets high marks in Public Policy Forum report

The non-partisan Public Policy Forum is giving the City of Milwaukee positive marks for the proposed 2014 city budget.

News conference will highlight options available at Foreclosure Prevention Event
Press Release

News conference will highlight options available at Foreclosure Prevention Event

The City of Milwaukee joins Take Root Milwaukee to invite people area residents who are facing foreclosure to a special event this week.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Dog & Pony Show
Murphy’s Law

Republican Dog & Pony Show

Legislators Vos and Darling tour city but offer no solutions. So why did they come?

New 4-Story Apartment Complex for Brewers’ Hill

New 4-Story Apartment Complex for Brewers’ Hill

A 53-unit apartment building is proposed at a controversial site on Holton Street.

PACE energy efficiency initiative for buildings moves forward
Press Release

PACE energy efficiency initiative for buildings moves forward

Building on the success of the Me2 program, the City of Milwaukee is developing new financial resources to help building owners finance energy efficiency improvements on their properties and improvements that save energy dollars, create better buildings, create local jobs and improve the environment.

City of Milwaukee to Defend State Constitution
Press Release

City of Milwaukee to Defend State Constitution

Joint statement of Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Legislators think they know what’s best for Milwaukee neighborhoods
Press Release

Legislators think they know what’s best for Milwaukee neighborhoods

Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy June 20, 2013

Milwaukee Recognized as ‘Playful City USA’ Community
Press Release

Milwaukee Recognized as ‘Playful City USA’ Community

Sign unveiling event Monday will feature Alderman Murphy, Mayor Barrett and MPS representative

City pension changes projected to save more than $90 million
Press Release

City pension changes projected to save more than $90 million

Pension changes approved today by the full Common Council will save the city approximately $93 million over the next 20 years, Alderman Michael J. Murphy said.

Celebrate Bike to Work Week with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderpersons, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation
City Nonprofits Avoid Residency Debate

City Nonprofits Avoid Residency Debate

One community leader castigates non-profits for not taking a stand on state proposal to end city residency requirement.

Murphy’s Law: Myths About a New NBA Arena
Murphy’s Law

Myths About a New NBA Arena

In their zeal to build new, publicly-funded arena, proponents are misleading the community.

New report casts doubts on sports venues’ economic impact claims
Press Release

New report casts doubts on sports venues’ economic impact claims

Alderman Murphy believes the report will be a valuable tool in the upcoming debate over the future of Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Photo Gallery: Politics & Poetry II
Photo Gallery

Politics & Poetry II

Aldermen join seasoned poets to tout today's election and celebrate the memory of poet Anita Brooks.

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard
Press Release

Referendum on same-day registration a chance to make residents’ voices heard

Joint Statement from members of the Common Council

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy
Press Release

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Attack on residency continues Governor’s “divide and conquer” strategy
Press Release

Attack on residency continues Governor’s “divide and conquer” strategy

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy February 25, 2013

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Story Doesn’t Hold Water
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Story Doesn’t Hold Water

Story slams Milwaukee water utility though it’s actually cheaper than others in the region.

Milwaukee Arts Board recognizes Outstanding Artists of the Year
Press Release

Milwaukee Arts Board recognizes Outstanding Artists of the Year

The Milwaukee Arts Board will honor the recipients of its Outstanding Artists of the Year award on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Freeway Expansion Could Move South

Freeway Expansion Could Move South

I-94 could be straightened to run through current Miller Park parking lots. Brewers are open to this option.

Double-Decker Freeway For Milwaukee?

Double-Decker Freeway For Milwaukee?

Rising 40 feet high, it could be destructive to the Story Hill neighborhood.

Public Service Commission loses sight of the public interest in power line decision
Press Release

Public Service Commission loses sight of the public interest in power line decision

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy March 1, 2013

Attack on residency continues Governor’s “divide and conquer” strategy
Press Release

Attack on residency continues Governor’s “divide and conquer” strategy

Governor Walker’s state budget proposal to end residency requirements for municipalities statewide is one of the most serious and direct attacks on local control and local governance in the history of the State of Wisconsin.

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address

Monday, February 25, 2013, Pritzlaff Building

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

The City Milwaukee Wins National Praise for the Management of its Pension System
Press Release

The City Milwaukee Wins National Praise for the Management of its Pension System

Mayor Barrett Congratulates Fellow City Leaders for the Honor

None better than city’s pension system, national report shows
Press Release

None better than city’s pension system, national report shows

The City of Milwaukee Employes’ Retirement System (CMERS) is rated at the top of city pension systems in the U.S., according to a report just released by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Council members applaud 911 cell phone shift vote by County Board
Press Release

Council members applaud 911 cell phone shift vote by County Board

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors today approved a compromise plan that will allow Milwaukee Police Department dispatchers to begin handling all 911 cell phone calls that originate in the city – a cooperative move that will save taxpayer dollars.

Double-decker freeway, annexations among concerning options at I-94 hearings
Press Release

Double-decker freeway, annexations among concerning options at I-94 hearings

Double-decker freeway, annexations among concerning options at I-94 hearings.

Common Council Approves Picks for Housing Trust Fund Awards
Press Release

Common Council Approves Picks for Housing Trust Fund Awards

A total of $830,391 in Housing Trust Fund grants will help the homeless, low-income renters and neighborhoods affected by oreclosures

Common Council makes cuts in approved budget, preserves property tax relief
Press Release

Common Council makes cuts in approved budget, preserves property tax relief

The 2013 amended city budget approved today by the Milwaukee Common Council provides some property tax relief for residents, while holding steady on crucial city services.

CWNA annual meeting Thursday to feature elected official town hall
Press Release

CWNA annual meeting Thursday to feature elected official town hall

Aldermen Michael J. Murphy and Jim Bohl invite residents to the Annual Meeting of the Capitol West Neighborhood Association at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall.

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
Press Release

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures

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.

Common Council to deliberate on Mayor’s proposed 2013 City Budget
Press Release

Common Council to deliberate on Mayor’s proposed 2013 City Budget

Today, Mayor Tom Barrett delivered a 2013 proposed executive budget to the Milwaukee Common Council that provides some relief to property taxpayers, includes no employee layoffs and maintains police staffing, but also includes an agreement to have the city absorb police patrols in parks and 911 communications duties from the county.

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation
Press Release

U.S. Attorney’s insight needed in Williams death investigation

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.

State funds for BMO/Harris Bradley Center helpful; others could also be helped
Press Release

State funds for BMO/Harris Bradley Center helpful; others could also be helped

In my view, I do not see this move as a flip flop on the part of the Governor .

Common Council Sets Standards for Elementary School Playgrounds
Press Release

Common Council Sets Standards for Elementary School Playgrounds

The Milwaukee Common Council today passed a measure that will require all new elementary schools in the city to provide a minimum amount of safe, open play space to help children stay healthy and active.

Candidates should make position known on Disclose Act
Press Release

Candidates should make position known on Disclose Act

American politics today is bursting at the seams with money, and most of it is donated anonymously. That lack of transparency is troubling to Alderman Michael J. Murphy and to members of the Common Council.

Tragedy in Oak Creek
Press Release

Tragedy in Oak Creek

Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

Preliminary Budget Hearing Invitation
Press Release

Preliminary Budget Hearing Invitation

The City of Milwaukee will hold a 2013 Preliminary Budget Hearing to ensure the 2013 City of Milwaukee Budget addresses the needs of our community. Mayor Tom Barrett, Finance and Personnel Committee Chair, Alderman Michael Murphy, Budget Director Mark Nicolini and budget staff will provide information regarding the budget planning process and give attendees an […]

A Really Rocky Road

A Really Rocky Road

Opponents succeed in delaying the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, sending a message to Marcoux and Mayor Barrett.

Bike-sharing program pedals to Public Works Committee
Press Release

Bike-sharing program pedals to Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee will discuss a resolution Wednesday (July 11) to create a bicycle-sharing program in Milwaukee that if approved could start up in spring 2013.

Murphy’s Law: Rocky Road
Murphy’s Law

Rocky Road

Some aldermen want to dump DCD head Rocky Marcoux, but Mayor Barrett disagrees.

Watching the Watchdog – Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council
Press Release

Watching the Watchdog – Joint Statement from Members of the Common Council

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s recent investigations into the police department have misled the public about important facts relevant to the safety of our community.

Event Wednesday will tout summer safety in the city
Press Release

Event Wednesday will tout summer safety in the city

Alderman Michael J. Murphy will join representatives from the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee Fire Department to encourage safe summer activities for children. The event will take place tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the entrance to Washington Park Pool, 1859 N. 40th St.

Mayor Barrett Encourages City Employees To Say “Not Me” To Diabetes
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Encourages City Employees To Say “Not Me” To Diabetes

The City of Milwaukee is among the first public sector employers in the state to offer employees the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention designed especially for people with prediabetes, the clinical precursor for type 2 diabetes. To screen its employees at the highest risk for diabetes, the City will host UnitedHealthcare’s 18-wheel mobile testing clinic at City Hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tour the Talgo Trains You Might Never Ride
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tour the Talgo Trains You Might Never Ride

Downtown block parties are coming, use of bike racks on MCTS buses doubles year-over-year, explore the Historic Concordia neighborhood with HMI, UWM gets a zoning change, The Moderne is meeting hiring requirements, and kids can ride free on the Amtrak Hiawatha this summer.

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

The historic Sydney Hih building, which city officials had intended to tear down, may have been saved for another day, due to a legalistic maneuver by alderman and attorney Bob Baumann at a Tuesday meeting of the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hines for Mayor, Coggs for Life, Thomas for 34%, and More City Politics
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hines for Mayor, Coggs for Life, Thomas for 34%, and More City Politics

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.

Zoning Committee Votes for Approval of MSOE Parking Garage

Zoning Committee Votes for Approval of MSOE Parking Garage

MSOE's $28 million, 750 stall parking garage proposal received approval at the February 22nd, 2012 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meeting.

Key Riverwalk Project Held at Committee

Key Riverwalk Project Held at Committee

Most of Milwaukee's riverwalk system has been built as a public-private partnership as new developments occurred, but a file before yesterday's Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development committee proposed that the City of Milwaukee fund a short section of the system. City staff determined that an 80-foot stretch along Erie St., between River Renaissance and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, is unlikely to see new development in the foreseeable future.

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Council committee moves forward with the streetcar.

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

At yesterday's meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Jackson Street Management LLC won an appeal of the Historic Preservation Commission's ruling regarding their request to demolish five buildings within the East Side Commercial Historic District to make way for a new Marriott Hotel.

Photo Gallery: Group Unveils Temporary Public Art on Capitol Drive
Photo Gallery

Group Unveils Temporary Public Art on Capitol Drive

To fill the gap between the site's multi-year transformation from brownfield to productive industrial space, the 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation and Business Improvement District #37 invited IN:SITE to create art installations that generate interest in the area.

Downtown Plan Gains Approval at Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

Downtown Plan Gains Approval at Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

Department of City Development staff presented the Downtown Plan Update at the September 15th 2010 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meeting. Similar to the City Plan Commission meeting staff presented the overall themes and the eight catalytic projects, which are geared towards increasing density and connectivity throughout downtown, whiles creating a sense of place.

The Moderne Project Held for Special Committee Meeting

The Moderne Project Held for Special Committee Meeting

The Moderne, if approved, would be located at 1141 N. Old World Third St.

Park East Art Gallery

Park East Art Gallery

The Park East corridor is temporarily filled with art, and it’s well worth your time to check out. Approved by the Milwaukee Arts Board, the temporary installation draws attention to the history and unique character of the land formerly occupied by a freeway. Alderman Michael Murphy, chair of the Milwaukee Arts Board, held a press conference today to officially open the project to the public.

City to Use Eminent Domain?

City to Use Eminent Domain?

This meeting had a couple of topics of particular interest, the use of eminent domain, and TIF policy.

M.O.R.E. – Common Council March 25th, 2009 Meeting Notes

M.O.R.E. – Common Council March 25th, 2009 Meeting Notes

The M.O.R.E ordinance was the most widely debated action taken at this Common Council meeting.

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by F&P Committee

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by F&P Committee

The controversial M.O.R.E ordinance which had been sent to committee at the previous Common Council meeting was further debated at this Finance & Personnel Committee meeting.

City Moves Forward With Water Initiative

City Moves Forward With Water Initiative

Planning for the future of Milwaukee as the Fresh Coast appears to be moving ahead.

Contentious M.O.R.E Debate Continues

Contentious M.O.R.E Debate Continues

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 […]

Committee Not Happy With Zoo Interchange Plan

Committee Not Happy With Zoo Interchange Plan

The Wisconsin DOT presented the most recent plans for the reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange. The project team argued that because of the age of the interchange, number of accidents, and predicted congestion that the interchange needs to be rebuilt and widened.  They presented multiple options, all of which included the relocation of at least […]

Common Council Retains Five Member Firefighter Crews

Common Council Retains Five Member Firefighter Crews

The most notably items on the agenda were the Common Council's actions regarding Mayor Barrett's vetoes.

East Side Apartment Proposal Held by Committee

East Side Apartment Proposal Held by Committee

New Land Enterprises was before the committee requesting a change in zoning to construct a 5-story apartment building to be located on North Farwell Avenue and East Kenilworth.

Committee Requests Federal Government Not Re-certify SEWRPC

Committee Requests Federal Government Not Re-certify SEWRPC

Alderman Bauman lead the efforts to bring forward a resolution that would have the City of Milwaukee request that Milwaukee County withdraw from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission ("SEWRPC").

Goll Mansion Project – Common Council October 7th, 2008 Meetings Notes

Goll Mansion Project – Common Council October 7th, 2008 Meetings Notes

Although only briefly discussed, the most controversial item approved today was the change in zoning for New Land Enterprises' 26-story condominium tower to be built behind the historic Goll Mansion.

Common Council Approves New Berlin Water Deal

Common Council Approves New Berlin Water Deal

This meeting included three highly debated resolutions, the “Wheel Tax”, the 9to5 direct legislation regarding sick pay, the water sale to New Berlin and the retirement of one of the most highly respected government officials.  Marty Collins the outgoing Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood Services gave a heartfelt farewell speech stating “I’m proud to […]

Public Works Committee Approves New Berlin Water Deal

Public Works Committee Approves New Berlin Water Deal

This meeting’s highlights included the proposed water sale to New Berlin and the reappointment of Jeff Mantes to the Commissioner the Department of Public Works.The water sale involved two separate resolutions.  Resolution 080012 would handle the actual water sale and resolution 080011 will enact an intergovernmental agreement contingent on the water sale.  Water sales are […]

Public Works Committee Holds Up Appointments

Public Works Committee Holds Up Appointments

The reappointment of Jeff Mantes to the position of Commission of the Department of Public Works and the reappointment of Jeff Polenske to the position of City Engineer were held to the call of the chair to start off this meeting. As numerous reappointments have flown through as of late it appears this may be […]

Zoning Committee Halts Empowerment Village

Zoning Committee Halts Empowerment Village

Although, this Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meeting had a light schedule it did have one item of significance. Resolution 071292 and resolution 071181 made up the proposal for the re-zoning and sale of the city owned land located at the intersection of South Fifth Court and West Rosedale Avenue. This project which is better […]

Breaking Down the 2008-2012 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

Breaking Down the 2008-2012 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

The 2008-2012 Common Council committee appointments were announced this week and it appears Common Council President Willie Hines, Jr. put together a qualified group to sit on the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee. Alderman James Witkowiak, Chair Alderman Willie Wade, V-C Alderman Michael Murphy Alderman Robert Bauman Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski The biggest change comes […]

Zoning Committee Considers Additional Aloft TIF Funds

Zoning Committee Considers Additional Aloft TIF Funds

Resolution 071392 was likely to be very controversial given its intent to authorize additional funding for Tax Incremental District No. 48 (Park East) which would support the development of a Riverwalk section along the proposed Aloft site. Resolutions related to TIF financing often spark vigorous debate on how the funding should be allocated, what additionally […]

Zoning Committee Responds to Court Ruling

Zoning Committee Responds to Court Ruling

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 […]

Committee Appoints Whitney Gould to Planning Commission

Committee Appoints Whitney Gould to Planning Commission

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 […]

Zoning Committee Hears the Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan

Zoning Committee Hears the Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan

The Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan, resolution 070933, was presented to the ZND committee seeking approved but it faced multiple criticisms that needed addressing. First Alderman Bauman explained that the northwest side has significant rail infrastructure and because of this there is “tremendous potential on the Northwest side” for transit oriented development, improved mass transit […]

City To Fund Building Redevelopment

City To Fund Building Redevelopment

In a rare move, the city is going to provide Compass Properties LLC with $3.2 million to repair their two Water Street properties immediately north of the 100 East Wisconsin building.

Plenty of Horne: Wi-Fi Deal Dead
Plenty of Horne

Wi-Fi Deal Dead

"City will court other Wi-Fi providers" -- Ald. Michael J. Murphy

The Roundup: Henningsen Moved
The Roundup

Henningsen Moved

milwaukeeworld.com scoop

The Roundup: Riemer: “Ready to Run”
The Roundup

Riemer

This terse note from Riemer almost sounds like a Bill Christofferson soundbite, which means it's a good one.

The Roundup: At it Again
The Roundup

At it Again

Alderman asked to make big money decision on 24 hour notice.

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”

The Roundup: Crisses Averted
The Roundup

Crisses Averted

Barrett and Walker Announce Plan for Ballots in Milwaukee

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]

The Roundup: Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues
The Roundup

Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager exploits a legal loophole.

The Roundup: On the Fundraiser Trail
The Roundup

On the Fundraiser Trail

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 […]

The Roundup: Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year
The Roundup

Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year

Two other Mayoral candidates eligible soon

The Roundup: Bobot Calls for Term Limit
The Roundup

Bobot Calls for Term Limit

Vince Bobot plans to request a change in the City Charter to limit the term of Milwaukee Mayor to two consecutive terms.

Murphy’s Law: Gary George’s Plot to Kill the Comptroller
Murphy’s Law

Gary George’s Plot to Kill the Comptroller

State budget deliberations are a time for mischief making, and state Sen. Gary George (D-Milwaukee) has always had a reputation for quietly slipping pet proposals into this biennial document.