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Russell W. Stamper, II

Russell W. Stamper, II represents the 15th district on the Milwaukee Common Council. He is a former member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Campaign Finance Reports

2016 - July Continuing - $13,085 - 51 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $25,538 - 128 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $10,565 - 56 contributions

2015 - January Continuing - $1,191 - 6 contributions

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Condolences to the family of Andrew Tyler
Press Release

Condolences to the family of Andrew Tyler

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II - December 8, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan Runs Afoul of City Gun Policy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan Runs Afoul of City Gun Policy

Alderman said he knew of city employees carrying firearms, but has failed to report them.

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.

Facebook photo shows workers of city-hired subcontractor carrying handguns
Press Release

Facebook photo shows workers of city-hired subcontractor carrying handguns

News release and image from Alderman Stamper, Alderwoman Coggs, and Council President Hamilton

Leading Milwaukee forward – together
Press Release

Leading Milwaukee forward – together

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II - November 28, 2017

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."

‘Politics as usual’ prevents Milwaukee from moving forward
Press Release

‘Politics as usual’ prevents Milwaukee from moving forward

Statement by Ald. Stamper November 27, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Issues Three Budget Vetoes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Issues Three Budget Vetoes

Will council override Barrett? They'll have to decide next Tuesday.

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?

Holiday Folk Fair International will feature city presence
Press Release

Holiday Folk Fair International will feature city presence

The folk fair will run from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19.

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?

Harley-Davidson Motor Company recruitment event offers temporary positions
Press Release

Harley-Davidson Motor Company recruitment event offers temporary positions

Attendees will learn about available temporary positions with full-time hours and overtime potential.

Amended 2018 budget restores police officers, moves disparity study forward, and honors a fallen city employee
Press Release

Amended 2018 budget restores police officers, moves disparity study forward, and honors a fallen city employee

The budget will now head to Mayor Barrett who will have until the close of business on November 27th to sign the budget.

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 time is now for the Disparity Study
Press Release

The time is now for the Disparity Study

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II - November 9, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Legacy Lofts Overcame the Odds
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Legacy Lofts Overcame the Odds

Conversion of old ice cream factory died many times before work could begin.

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.

Job fair recruits Wisconsin workers for advanced manufacturing positions
Press Release

Job fair recruits Wisconsin workers for advanced manufacturing positions

News release from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

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.

City’s budget needs to make neighborhoods a priority
Press Release

City’s budget needs to make neighborhoods a priority

Jobs, Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development are the keys to Milwaukee’s future

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?

Community Warehouse Opens in Bronzeville

Community Warehouse Opens in Bronzeville

10,000 square foot retail space sells discounted home repair items.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Tower

Real test will come at the Common Council next week.

Murphy’s Law: The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist
Murphy’s Law

The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist

Why is fire fighters’ president quietly lobbying on issues unrelated to his job?

RICH Program Dedicates Its First Home

RICH Program Dedicates Its First Home

First of 20 homes is redeveloped for new owners in Washington Park area.

Alderman Zielinski leads new initiative to crack down on crime while offering educational opportunities
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Alderman Zielinski leads new initiative to crack down on crime while offering educational opportunities

The model for the COP House has reduced crime by up to 70 percent in some areas that are using the program.

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

Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Council President Ashanti Hamilton

Third North Side Business Incubator Draws Record Response
Press Release

Third North Side Business Incubator Draws Record Response

23 entrepreneurs to present Thursday at event at St. Ann Center.

First RICH house rehab complete and closing set for August 31st
Press Release

First RICH house rehab complete and closing set for August 31st

Come see the unveiling during a news event at 2126 N. 37th St. at 2pm.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 27-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves 27-Story Tower

Madison developer revives 27-story proposal on Prospect next to Goll House.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Millions of Dollars of Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Millions of Dollars of Development

New construction for Downtown, East Side, Bay View, Menomonee Valley and more.

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission
Press Release

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

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

Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Raft of Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Raft of Projects

New construction for Downtown, East Side, Bay View, Menomonee Valley and more.

Community Block Grant Funding input needed at public hearings
Press Release

Community Block Grant Funding input needed at public hearings

Council members looking for input to help create jobs, development activity

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.

Unique ARCH pilot program gets Council approval
Press Release

Unique ARCH pilot program gets Council approval

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays 6 Projects, 346 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays 6 Projects, 346 Apartments

Millions of dollars in new development in five neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foreclosed Homes to Become Artist Havens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foreclosed Homes to Become Artist Havens

City aims to cultivate artistic community instead of demolishing homes.

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

Sparks Fly Over Hamilton Settlement

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

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.

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.

The People Deserve Better
Press Release

The People Deserve Better

Response to Russell Stamper's press release issued on 5/3/2017 at 10:28 a.m.

Can City Mend Highway 175?

Can City Mend Highway 175?

Four plans to fix terminus at 46th and Lisbon presented.

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

City Panel Rejects Sherman Park Station

City Panel Rejects Sherman Park Station

Design criticized. Would replace gas station destroyed during summer riot.

Wangard Still Can’t Meet City Rules

Wangard Still Can’t Meet City Rules

Subsidized Freshwater Plaza project flunks Residents Preference Program.

Neighborhood Jobs Opportunity Program sees high demand, launches website
Press Release

Neighborhood Jobs Opportunity Program sees high demand, launches website

News release from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Milwaukee launching Neighborhood Improvement Job Opportunities Program
Press Release

Milwaukee launching Neighborhood Improvement Job Opportunities Program

Program will make it easier for local contractors and community-based organizations to obtain contracts with the city.

City Proposal Protects Students

City Proposal Protects Students

Protections target for-profit colleges that leave students with huge debts.

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

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Sell Land for Adams Garden Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Sell Land for Adams Garden Park

Former Walnut Way leaders moving forward on bold Lindsay Heights project.

Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force
Press Release

Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force

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

New Park Will Be Really Green

New Park Will Be Really Green

New Fondy 'storm-water park' will be sustainable, eco-friendly... and green.

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

Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals

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

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

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

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

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

Launch of key Promise Zone effort to be announced Tuesday

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

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.

City seeks developers for home rehab grants in Sherman Park
Press Release

City seeks developers for home rehab grants in Sherman Park

The city will grant up to $1 million to subsidize the renovation of 100 tax-foreclosed houses in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas At Conference

Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas At Conference

St. Ann’s Center’s north-side campus provides incubator for possible start-up businesses.

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

DA charges officer Heaggan-Brown. Family and community demand video's release.

Charges against former officer Heaggan-Brown are the right call
Press Release

Charges against former officer Heaggan-Brown are the right call

December 15, 2016 Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Help For Lead Pipes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Help For Lead Pipes

But not a lot. Program will replace 300 lead laterals a year, with help for homeowners.

North Side Business Incubator Builds 53206
Press Release

North Side Business Incubator Builds 53206

Twelve entrepreneurs from Aldermanic District 15 presented their business plans to a panel of investors, lawyers and mentors.

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Council members blast the company for failure, call for tougher requirements.

Community meeting on Saturday to discuss lead service line proposal
Press Release

Community meeting on Saturday to discuss lead service line proposal

News release from Alds. Milele A. Coggs, Russell W. Stamper, II and Khalif J. Rainey

North Side Business Incubator provides guidance on branding, loans and mentoring
Press Release

North Side Business Incubator provides guidance on branding, loans and mentoring

The deadline has been extended to Friday, December 2.

Housing Resource Fair Impacts Neighborhoods

Housing Resource Fair Impacts Neighborhoods

Workshops, information help home owners with fix-ups and financing repairs.

Council Okays Garfield Development

Council Okays Garfield Development

City TID will help finance Bronzeville development including Black Holocaust Museum.

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

New restaurant is good news for W. North Ave. area
Press Release

New restaurant is good news for W. North Ave. area

The restaurant will be open for business starting on Wednesday, November 23.

Court Watch: Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers
Court Watch

Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers

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

North Side Business Incubator Seeks Next Big Ideas
Press Release

North Side Business Incubator Seeks Next Big Ideas

Investors, bankers and lawyers will also be on hand to discuss the services they can provide.

City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land

The vote is an important step in the effort to ultimately remove the Estabrook Dam.

Joint letter to DA John Chisholm
Press Release

Joint letter to DA John Chisholm

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

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

Promising effort employs minorities in construction, needs more monitoring and funding.

Council signs off on resolution creating the Office of African American Affairs
Press Release

Council signs off on resolution creating the Office of African American Affairs

The staffing makeup of the Office of African American Affairs will be determined in 2017 budget discussions.

Op-Ed: City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated
Op-Ed

City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated

As Ald. Rainey has argued, racism led to violent uprising.

Climbing (and swinging) toward fun and hope
Press Release

Climbing (and swinging) toward fun and hope

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

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

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

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

Proposals for Community Block Grant Funding mean jobs, development
Press Release

Proposals for Community Block Grant Funding mean jobs, development

Alderman Stamper said his focus is centered on youth services and employment.

Regional job fair takes place August 9th
Press Release

Regional job fair takes place August 9th

“If you are seeking employment or interested in looking for a new job, please make a point of attending this job fair on August 9th,” Alderman Stamper said.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Committee Approves Prospect Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Committee Approves Prospect Tower

5-0 vote in favor, but project may face significant challenge before full council.

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: 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.

Business Incubator Invests in 53206 Community
Press Release

Business Incubator Invests in 53206 Community

It was the anti-shark tank.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Wins Committee Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Wins Committee Approval

DCD leader was thought to be in trouble, but city committee votes 4-0 to reconfirm.

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule
Press Release

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Council approves bolstered city workforce development measure
Press Release

Council approves bolstered city workforce development measure

The ordinance includes significant changes to the city’s workforce development and economic participation initiatives.

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

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

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

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

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

Bolstered city workforce development measure pushes forward
Press Release

Bolstered city workforce development measure pushes forward

The measure includes significant changes to the city’s workforce development and economic participation initiatives.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Design Approved

There were few objections other than by Ald. Kovac. Arena on track for June 18th groundbreaking.

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Boss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Boss

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

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

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.

Fondy Farmer’s Market Has New Leader

Fondy Farmer’s Market Has New Leader

Jennifer Casey says she will build on legacy of longtime executive director Young Kim.

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.

House Confidential: Villa Uhrig Was St. Louis Brewer’s Home
House Confidential

Villa Uhrig Was St. Louis Brewer’s Home

Restored 1850s Italianate villa near 34th and Lisbon is one of city's oldest homes.

Murphy’s Law: Where City’s Crime is Rising
Murphy’s Law

Where City’s Crime is Rising

The biggest hike is in Ald. Donovan’s district. No wonder that’s his major issue.

2016 State of the City
Press Release

2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Saluting the Spirit of Sharon Adams

Saluting the Spirit of Sharon Adams

Community pays tribute to Walnut Way co-founder, who helped revitalize neighborhood.

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
Press Release

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

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
Press Release

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.

Housing Fair Offers Home Buyers Advice

Housing Fair Offers Home Buyers Advice

More than 40 experts from city and non-profits were at 5th annual fair.

New North Side MATC Campus Needed?

New North Side MATC Campus Needed?

Investors who purchased old Sears building on North Ave. are pursuing idea.

Sherman Park Residents Decry Vacant Properties

Sherman Park Residents Decry Vacant Properties

Issue dominates town hall meeting held by Ald. Russell Stamper

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

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

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

New Mural for Washington Park Neighborhood

New Mural for Washington Park Neighborhood

Located at 31st and Lisbon, it's an artistic tribute to the old Milwaukee zoo.

Alderman Stamper to host two town hall meetings next week
Press Release

Alderman Stamper to host two town hall meetings next week

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, invites residents to attend one of two separate town hall meetings next week.

Finney Library Will Be Turned Into Arts Incubator

Finney Library Will Be Turned Into Arts Incubator

New owner of Sherman Park property working with artists like Reginald Baylor.

Near West Side Business Improvement District Expansion Approved
Press Release

Near West Side Business Improvement District Expansion Approved

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

Fashion Designer Wins Business Plan Contest

Fashion Designer Wins Business Plan Contest

Lindsay Heights BID picks three best plans to promote economic development.

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.

City Youth Jobs Program Fights Crime?

City Youth Jobs Program Fights Crime?

"The way you reduce crime is you employ people," says Ald. Russell Stamper.

Alderman Bauman and Alderman Stamper issue joint statement regarding bus driver work stoppage
Press Release

Alderman Bauman and Alderman Stamper issue joint statement regarding bus driver work stoppage

Joint statement from Alderman Robert Bauman and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

The Transformation of Johnsons Park

The Transformation of Johnsons Park

A huge number of partners and foundations have combined to transform an inner-city park that once fostered crime.

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

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.

Students Work to Improve West Side Neighborhood

Students Work to Improve West Side Neighborhood

Middle school students targeted drug dealing, worked with police to improve Washington Park area.

Alderman Dudzik had passion, devotion as a public servant
Press Release

Alderman Dudzik had passion, devotion as a public servant

Statement from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II May 22, 2015

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?

Second annual Walk-A-Thon at Siefert School Tuesday
Press Release

Second annual Walk-A-Thon at Siefert School Tuesday

Siefert Elementary School’s Second Annual Walk-A-Thon will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

DNS internship program a possible path to city employment
Press Release

DNS internship program a possible path to city employment

Applications are being accepted until the close of business on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Anti-Violence Plan Targets Poor Neighborhoods

Anti-Violence Plan Targets Poor Neighborhoods

City and community groups cite approach that cut violence by 30% in areas of Chicago and Baltimore.

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.

City seeks nonprofits to help administer Ald. Stamper-sponsored RICH program
Press Release

City seeks nonprofits to help administer Ald. Stamper-sponsored RICH program

New program sells certain city-owned foreclosed properties for $1.

Barbershop Mondays offering free haircuts
Press Release

Barbershop Mondays offering free haircuts

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II is encouraging residents to participate in Safe & Sound, Inc.’s Barbershop Mondays, an initiative to provide free haircuts every Monday for youth and men, age 12 and older across the 15th Aldermanic District.

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.

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

A response to Alderman Joe Davis
Press Release

A response to Alderman Joe Davis

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II January 23, 2015

Regarding the Tuesday community meeting hosted by Alderman Stamper
Press Release

Regarding the Tuesday community meeting hosted by Alderman Stamper

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. January 22, 2015

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.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes

Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.

Community meeting about streetcar project next Tuesday
Press Release

Community meeting about streetcar project next Tuesday

Mayor Barrett will join Alderman Stamper for meeting Tuesday at MAWIB

Revamped Park Will Upgrade North Side

Revamped Park Will Upgrade North Side

Improvements in Moody Park will improve quality of life in Amani neighborhood.

Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms
Press Release

Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms

Joint Statement from Common Council members Ashanti Hamilton, Russell W. Stamper II, Milele A. Coggs, Willie C. Wade and José G Pérez

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.

Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award
Press Release

Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award

Mobilizing Residents/Partnerships leads to improved neighborhood safety

Through the riots, see the pain, and learn from the lessons of Ferguson
Press Release

Through the riots, see the pain, and learn from the lessons of Ferguson

Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

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.

4th Annual Housing Resource Fair is Saturday
Press Release

4th Annual Housing Resource Fair is Saturday

Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St.

Finance Committee Creates All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Public Safety
Press Release

Finance Committee Creates All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Public Safety

Additional Police Officers Will Be One Part of Comprehensive Strategy Throughout All City Departments

Shepherd Express Endorses Charlie Fox for 5th District Supervisor
Press Release

Shepherd Express Endorses Charlie Fox for 5th District Supervisor

The Shepherd Express today announced its endorsement of Charlie Fox for 5th District County Board Supervisor.

City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

New RICH program will sell city-owned foreclosed homes at very low prices.

House Confidential: County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home
House Confidential

County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home

If Fox is to become the model for future supervisors of a "gentleman politician," he has the perfectly pedigreed home to go with such a title.

Corridor of Dreams: Putting the Pieces Together
Corridor of Dreams

Putting the Pieces Together

Can the 15 year project revive an area that’s been in decline for 50 years? Last story in a series.

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

Clean Wisconsin Action Fund Endorses Charlie Fox for 5th District Supervisor
Press Release

Clean Wisconsin Action Fund Endorses Charlie Fox for 5th District Supervisor

The Clean Wisconsin Action Fund officially announced their endorsement of Charlie Fox for Milwaukee County Board Supervisor District 5.

Community events Friday in 15th Aldermanic District
Press Release

Community events Friday in 15th Aldermanic District

Ald. Russell W. Stamper, II invites residents to two events taking place on Friday, October 10.

Charlie Fox Comments on County Executive’s Budget in Absence of District Supervisor
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Charlie Fox Comments on County Executive’s Budget in Absence of District Supervisor

Charlie Fox, candidate in the November 4 Special Election for the open 5th District Milwaukee County Board seat, attended County Executive Abele’s 2015 budget presentation.

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

Washington Park tour will highlight housing assets, options
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Washington Park tour will highlight housing assets, options

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II invites residents take a Washington Park Neighborhood Housing Tour .

Charlie Fox Statement on the Future of Milwaukee County’s City Campus
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Charlie Fox Statement on the Future of Milwaukee County’s City Campus

“We must take our time and plan the future of City Campus carefully with input from all stakeholders."

Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance
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Council approves minimum hourly wage ordinance

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

Council members to seek honorary street name for Nelson Mandela
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Council members to seek honorary street name for Nelson Mandela

Joint news release from Alderman Davis, Alderman Wade and Alderman Stamper

Remembering Sierra Guyton
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Remembering Sierra Guyton

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II July 14, 2014

Seeking solutions to prevent another tragedy like Sherman Blvd. crash
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Seeking solutions to prevent another tragedy like Sherman Blvd. crash

Statement of Alderman Willie C. Wade July 11, 2014

AFSCME Endorses Charlie Fox  for 5th District Milwaukee County Board Seat
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AFSCME Endorses Charlie Fox for 5th District Milwaukee County Board Seat

Charlie Fox, candidate for 5th District County Supervisor, was endorsed last week by the Milwaukee County PEOPLE Committee of AFSCME District Council 48.

NML Tower and Commons project small business session is Monday, June 30
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NML Tower and Commons project small business session is Monday, June 30

Information will be shared for small and disadvantaged businesses interested in opportunities available during $450M NML HQ project

City-owned vacant lots will sell for $1 in 15th Aldermanic District
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City-owned vacant lots will sell for $1 in 15th Aldermanic District

Property owners in Milwaukee’s 15th Aldermanic District on the north side will be able to purchase vacant lots from the city for $1.

Charlie Fox Announces Campaign for 5th District County Board Supervisor
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Charlie Fox Announces Campaign for 5th District County Board Supervisor

"I believe the County Board should be a catalyst for progress and change, despite its obvious headwinds."

Alderman Stamper invites residents to discuss proposed Lee School sale
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Alderman Stamper invites residents to discuss proposed Lee School sale

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 11.

Plenty of Horne: Royal Right Wing Renovation
Plenty of Horne

Royal Right Wing Renovation

Bradley Foundation's third 19th century building, the Bloodgood Residence, will be renovated. And three candidates announce for open county supervisor seat.

New Pocket Park for Lindsay Heights

New Pocket Park for Lindsay Heights

Located at 14th and Wright, park is part of mayor's "Home Gr/own Milwaukee" initiative.

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

A Community Desperate for Change
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A Community Desperate for Change

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will host a Black Male Achievement Advisory Committee (BMAAC) meeting with Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, May 19th.

Common Council to vote on measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls
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Common Council to vote on measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Important meeting information from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II
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Important meeting information from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Walgreens has taken the unfortunate step of closing – suddenly – its store located at 4520 W. North Ave.

Working toward justice in weekend murder, peace in our city
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Working toward justice in weekend murder, peace in our city

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II May 12, 2014

Council will honor former officer severely wounded in 2009 shooting
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Council will honor former officer severely wounded in 2009 shooting

News release from the Common Council

Common Council to vote on measure condemning abduction of Nigerian girls
Walgreens at 45th and North Ave. to close its doors
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Walgreens at 45th and North Ave. to close its doors

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II has plans to work with neighbors and the business community to address a soon-to-be-closed Walgreens at 4520 W. North Ave.

House Confidential: Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental
House Confidential

Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental

The candidate for alderman lives in Triangle North neighborhood, on a block rescued by investor Yusuf Dahl.

House Confidential: Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home
House Confidential

Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home

The ever-busy county supervisor and aldermanic candidate also handles rental evictions on the side.

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Potholes Must Be a Priority
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Potholes Must Be a Priority

Says He is Pleased with City of Milwaukee Initiative to Fill Holes, Create Jobs

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Safety in Milwaukee County Parks Must be a Priority
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Safety in Milwaukee County Parks Must be a Priority

Supervisor Says Local Law Enforcement Ready for Summer Season

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Cultural Assets Task Force Should Focus on Education, Transit, Neighborhood Rehabilitation and Street Repairs
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Cultural Assets Task Force Should Focus on Education, Transit, Neighborhood Rehabilitation and Street Repairs

Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Stamper II said today that the Cultural and Entertainment Needs Task Force should focus on Milwaukee's neighborhood redevelopment, transit and street repair.

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.

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: Fox Point Decrees: Pedestrians Must Wear Reflective Clothing
Plenty of Horne

Fox Point Decrees

The village with no sidewalks or street lights will require pedestrians to be visible at a distance of 500 feet.

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey and Russell Stamper II on the Killing of Corey Stingley
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Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey and Russell Stamper II on the Killing of Corey Stingley

Corey Stingley’s homicide and the failure of District Attorney John Chisholm to press charges against his killers is a loss for the entire community, and we as a community are hurting

Legal opinion: City cannot delegate regulation of taxicabs to county
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Legal opinion: City cannot delegate regulation of taxicabs to county

The City of Milwaukee may not legally delegate its authority to regulate and license taxicabs and taxicab operators to Milwaukee County, according to an opinion released this week by the Office of City Attorney Grant F. Langley.

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Calls for Transit to be Part of Capital Needs Discussion
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Calls for Transit to be Part of Capital Needs Discussion

Says Arena and Cultural Amenities Should Not Be Only Focus of Discussion

Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, Russell Stamper II Demand Explanations on Abstention Votes
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, Russell Stamper II Demand Explanations on Abstention Votes

They Will Introduce a Resolution Requiring Explanations for Abstentions

Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Praise Board Veto Overide of Taxicab Resolution
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Praise Board Veto Overide of Taxicab Resolution

Measure Designed to Lower Costs and Increase Service, Especially in Under-Served Areas

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Mental Health System Deserves Support, Not Blame
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Mental Health System Deserves Support, Not Blame

He Says Quality of Services for Mentally Ill Should Be Top Priority

Supervisors Stamper, Weishan and Rainey Applaud County Board Approval of Taxicab Negotiations
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Supervisors Stamper, Weishan and Rainey Applaud County Board Approval of Taxicab Negotiations

They Call it a Step Forward to Increasing Quality, Service, and Availability of Taxicabs

Milwaukee Moves Closer to a Competitive Taxi Cab Market
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Milwaukee Moves Closer to a Competitive Taxi Cab Market

Transit Committee Approves Measure to Allow County to Negotiate an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County for Operation and Regulation of Taxicab Service

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Calls for More New Socks for Families
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Calls for More New Socks for Families

Second Annual Socks Drive to Benefit Milwaukee County Adults and Children

Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Propose County Take-over of Regulation of Taxicab Service
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Propose County Take-over of Regulation of Taxicab Service

Draft Measure Designed to Lower Costs, Increase Service, Especially in Under-Served Areas

First “Uptown Community Garden of Peace Picnic”
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First “Uptown Community Garden of Peace Picnic”

Supervisor Stamper Joining Effort to Plant Positive Seeds in Community Garden

Op-Ed: Why Kimberly Walker Was Fired
Op-Ed

Why Kimberly Walker Was Fired

The county board had ample grounds for dismissing the Corporation Counsel.

Supervisors Bowen, Rainey, Stamper Statement on Dismissal of Corporation Counsel
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Supervisors Bowen, Rainey, Stamper Statement on Dismissal of Corporation Counsel

Three Milwaukee County Supervisors said today that they voted for the dismissal of Corporation Counsel because the Board has lost confidence in her ability to perform neutrally and serve Milwaukee County with appropriate and independent legal counsel.

Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff
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Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff

Ethics rule aimed at Sheriff Clarke is based on hypocritical reasoning

Milwaukee County Supervisor Stamper, Milwaukee Alderman Hines Issue Statements on Fatal Shooting in Washington Park
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Stamper, Milwaukee Alderman Hines Issue Statements on Fatal Shooting in Washington Park

I am deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic event and send my condolences to the family of 17- year- old Daniel Gardner.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Announces the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Announces the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

New Strategy Will Help Improve Washington Park Neighborhood

Supervisor Stamper Responds to the Format Changes at 1290 WMCS-AM Talk Radio
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Supervisor Stamper Responds to the Format Changes at 1290 WMCS-AM Talk Radio

Station was an invaluable asset to Milwaukee

Bowen, Stamper Respond to Statement Issued by Supervisor Alexander
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Bowen, Stamper Respond to Statement Issued by Supervisor Alexander

Supervisors David Bowen, District 10, and Russell W. Stamper II, District 5, have issued statements in response to claims by Supervisor Deanna Alexander that elected officials meddled in the affairs of the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner and led to the resignation of Christopher Poulus.

Milwaukee County Board Honors Local Social Justice Advocate in Observance of Black History Month
Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

County Supervisors, Others to Call for End to Poverty Wages for Janitors
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County Supervisors, Others to Call for End to Poverty Wages for Janitors

Contract for cleaning county buildings spurs concerns that public dollars fund family-sustaining jobs

Supervisor Stamper Calls for Overhaul of Fire and Police Commission
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Supervisor Stamper Calls for Overhaul of Fire and Police Commission

Stamper Urges Election, Not Appointment, of Commission Member

Supervisor Stamper Welcomes The Fresh Coast Basketball Classic to Milwaukee
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Supervisor Stamper Welcomes The Fresh Coast Basketball Classic to Milwaukee

National Scholastic Basketball Teams Take Over Milwaukee Lutheran College for Tournament-Style Basketball

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 31, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 31, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

County Board Junks Bus Fare Proposal

County Board Junks Bus Fare Proposal

Proposal to kill transfers and cut fares suddenly lost its supporters.

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 25, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 25, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Supervisor Stamper To Host Second “Employment, Training & Education Expo”
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Supervisor Stamper To Host Second “Employment, Training & Education Expo”

Social Development Commission and Kaplan University to Co-Host October 25th Event

County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012
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County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Supervisor Stamper Pushes for Free Admission at Washington Park Pool
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Supervisor Stamper Pushes for Free Admission at Washington Park Pool

Committee approves Supervisor’s plan to bring programming, water safety awareness to community

Supervisors Invite Residents to “Tri-District” Budget Listening Session
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Supervisors Invite Residents to “Tri-District” Budget Listening Session

Session includes 2nd, 5th and 10th Districts

LEAP summer youth work program sees first graduating class
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LEAP summer youth work program sees first graduating class

Successful inaugural session of new program yields 17 young leaders; Alderman Willie Wade points to brighter future

The Chatter: The Chicago Challenge
The Chatter

The Chicago Challenge

Economic cooperation with our massive neighbor could help Milwaukee. But Gov.Scott Walker stands in the way.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Taxi Cabs, Elections, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Taxi Cabs, Elections, and More

Welcome to the first weekly installment of Eyes on the Street, a new column running down what's happening in urban Milwaukee. This week features taxi cabs, election news, a list of openings and closings, and the photo of the week.