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Scott Spiker

Scott Spiker

Campaign Finance Reports

2020 - January Continuing - $5,444 - 24 contributions

2019 - Post-Election - $17,240 - 51 contributions

2019 - Special Pre-Election - $3,778 - 32 contributions

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Council members to join ministers, legal experts and renters to urge funding remedy amid COVID housing crisis
Eyes on Milwaukee: City Creating Plan to Develop and Preserve Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Creating Plan to Develop and Preserve Bay View

New area plan would create shared vision for future of neighborhood.

Southside Bus Stops Get Nod to History

Southside Bus Stops Get Nod to History

New paneling harkens back to when S. 27th Street was U.S. Highway 41.

Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King
Press Release

Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 22, 2021

On the passing of Henry “Hank” Aaron
Press Release

On the passing of Henry “Hank” Aaron

From all members of the Common Council -- Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Joint Statement on the Passing of Ms. Maria Monreal-Cameron
Press Release

Joint Statement on the Passing of Ms. Maria Monreal-Cameron

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayoral Veto, Wants Power To Fire Police Chief
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayoral Veto, Wants Power To Fire Police Chief

Council wants Legislature to give it firing power. Mayor's veto of this fails.

City Hall: Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission

But a potential issue awaits with looming rejection of Ann Wilson's reappointment.

City Hall: Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…
City Hall

Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…

Police department agrees to certain conditions for grant intended to reform operations.

City Hall: New City HR Director Impresses Alders
City Hall

New City HR Director Impresses Alders

Makda Fessahaye's appointment as employee relations director wins unanimous committee approval.

Transportation: Milwaukee Seeks Data for Vision Zero Push
Transportation

Milwaukee Seeks Data for Vision Zero Push

Consultant would identify dangerous interactions, develop predictive model.

Statement on Recent Events
Press Release

Statement on Recent Events

Alderman Scott Spiker January 7, 2021

City Hall: Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment
City Hall

Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment

But even if council affirms rejection, Wilson could continue to serve.

Drop off your new or used working holiday lights and outdoor displays this weekend
Garden District welcomes new restaurant at Mitchell International
City Hall: Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs
City Hall

Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs

Seeking changes to state law to give city's elected officials control.

City Hall: Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant

Means 30 fewer officers, leaving Milwaukee down by 150 officers in 2021.

City Hall: Avalos Confirmation On Hold Because of FPC Misstep
City Hall

Avalos Confirmation On Hold Because of FPC Misstep

Committee voted for her without necessary background check.

City Hall: Committee Backs Leon Todd to Lead FPC
City Hall

Committee Backs Leon Todd to Lead FPC

Attorney gets council committee approval to run troubled Fire & Police Commission.

City Hall: Should Mayor Appoint Police and Fire Chiefs?
City Hall

Should Mayor Appoint Police and Fire Chiefs?

Council members think system is broken; many support change in state legislation.

City Hall: Council Delays on Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Delays on Federal COPS Grant

Would fund 30 positions, prevent more police reductions, but presents future fiscal issues.

City Hall: COVID-19 Violations Going From Max of $2,000 to $20,000
City Hall

COVID-19 Violations Going From Max of $2,000 to $20,000

Health department hopes cost increase yields more voluntary compliance.

City Hall: $1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police
City Hall

$1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police

City's fiscal challenges continue to mount under state restrictions, rising costs.

Transportation: Budget Amendment Would Move Milwaukee Towards “Vision Zero”
Transportation

Budget Amendment Would Move Milwaukee Towards “Vision Zero”

Proposal start of an effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

Taste of the Gateway – Dining Days starts Wednesday, Oct. 28th
The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

MPD admits the 6th and McKinley weapon was just a plastic water bottle.

City Hall: Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines
City Hall

Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines

Chief says it's an infrequently used safety tactic, Rainey say it's "barbaric."

Avoidable and senseless crash takes the life of beloved community leader, spouse
Press Release

Avoidable and senseless crash takes the life of beloved community leader, spouse

Joint statement from Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderman José G. Pérez October 20, 2020

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Stop The Hop?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Stop The Hop?

Alderman proposes this, but suspending the service might cost more than it saves.

City Hall: About That Proposed Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

About That Proposed Street Lighting Fee

Average homeowner fee is $45 per year so city could replace 100-year-old circuitry

Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Press Release

Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Wisconsin municipalities should be able to count mail-in ballots early
Press Release

Wisconsin municipalities should be able to count mail-in ballots early

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Garden District Tour of Homes will take place Sunday, September 27th
We have your back, Colectivo workers
Press Release

We have your back, Colectivo workers

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

City Hall: Assessor Wants No Assessments in 2021
City Hall

Assessor Wants No Assessments in 2021

Proposal would freeze property values for two years.

In recognition of unions on Labor Day
Press Release

In recognition of unions on Labor Day

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Lyft Launches Express Drive Program in Milwaukee
Press Release

Lyft Launches Express Drive Program in Milwaukee

The rental car program, provided through Flexdrive, offers locals more options to drive with Lyft

Milwaukee athletes take a stand in support of racial justice
Press Release

Milwaukee athletes take a stand in support of racial justice

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Scott Spiker

Council approves resolution seeking to provide greater broadband access throughout Milwaukee
Ald. Coggs Wants To Increase Internet Access

Ald. Coggs Wants To Increase Internet Access

Remote work and education has made internet access a necessity.

City Hall: Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner
City Hall

Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner

Assessment Commissioner finds little support from Judiciary & Legislation Committee.

Remembering John Lewis
Press Release

Remembering John Lewis

Joint statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 20, 2020

City Hall: Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments
City Hall

Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments

Plenty of praise and criticism for department heads, including Jeff Polenske and Jeanette Kowalik.

City Hall: Milwaukee Adopts Mask Mandate
City Hall

Milwaukee Adopts Mask Mandate

Council unanimously adopts indoor and outdoor mandate. Goes into effect Thursday.

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

City Hall: Mask Mandate Passes Committee
City Hall

Mask Mandate Passes Committee

Proposal would require masks indoors and outdoors, but with limited enforcement.

Council effort to create lead-safe program moves forward
City Hall: Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?
City Hall

Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?

MPD says it's a paperwork burden. Alderman says he's not looking for a Master's thesis.

City Hall: What Should Or Shouldn’t Be in Milwaukee Mask Mandate?
City Hall

What Should Or Shouldn’t Be in Milwaukee Mask Mandate?

Council debates ordinance before its written.

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

City Hall: Feds Won’t Cover $1.6 Million Hazard Pay
City Hall

Feds Won’t Cover $1.6 Million Hazard Pay

Changing guidance leaves Milwaukee holding the bag for COVID-19-related bonus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD
Eyes on Milwaukee

Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD

New commissioner would serve in one of most visible, influential administration roles.

City Hall: Election Director Appointee Pulls Out
City Hall

Election Director Appointee Pulls Out

Says she was working 18-hour days in worst year of her life and told to be less honest to be confirmed.

City Hall: Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases
City Hall

Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases

Would require approval for all purchases.

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful
Press Release

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council - Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements
Press Release

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements

Elected officials from across Milwaukee County, state, support Ramón

City Hall: Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut
City Hall

Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut

Requires city budget office to model what cut would look like, in time for fall budget debate.

City Hall: Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut
City Hall

Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut

11 council members back $30 million cut and investing in other programs.

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

Move expands early voting access from three to 16 sites.

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburban elected officials overruling health officers on COVID-19, city official charges.

City Hall: Council Debates Assessment Process
City Hall

Council Debates Assessment Process

Alders unhappy. Assessor gets grilled about home value hikes in certain neighborhoods.

Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee’s communities of color
Press Release

Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee’s communities of color

From Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

City Hall: Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs
City Hall

Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs

Not every supporter rewarded. New council president says picks reflect experience, not politics.

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson announces 2020-2024 committee assignments
City Hall: 7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?
City Hall

7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?

Likely to rise as Health Department reviews all data. Council pushes for absentee voting.

City Hall: Johnson Elected Council President
City Hall

Johnson Elected Council President

Second-term Ald. Cavalier Johnson defeats Ashanti Hamilton and Milele Coggs.

COVID-19 Cluster Growing on City’s South Side

COVID-19 Cluster Growing on City’s South Side

Hispanic community being hard hit by fast growing cluster.

City Hall: Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?
City Hall

Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?

As of yesterday, city restaurants and bars must obey. Which is the least of their concerns.

2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

Live City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County results for the April 7th Spring Election.

Vote Absentee: Common Council Candidates
Vote Absentee

Common Council Candidates

Ten contested races could reshape 15-member council.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto

Should Friends of Housing contract be terminated? Did mayor violate attorney-client privilege or council violate city charter?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Convention Expansion?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Convention Expansion?

9-4 vote seeks to prevent convention center expansion during pandemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Shines Light On Solar Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Shines Light On Solar Project

Largest solar array in Milwaukee could be operational by end of 2020.

City Hall: Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate
City Hall

Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate

Ald. Bob Bauman's amendments attempt to set baseline, grow value of deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan

Effort will focus on charting future of Crisol Corridor.

City Hall: Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income
City Hall

Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income

Proposal will create a framework, needs philanthropic support.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

Witkowski’s Winter Wonderland

Witkowski’s Winter Wonderland

Former alderman helps create huge annual display of holiday lights on South Side.

City Hall: Officer Ray Confirmed Without Debate
City Hall

Officer Ray Confirmed Without Debate

Former MPD officer is newest member of troubled Fire and Police Commission.

MKE County: Wilson Park Homeless Warming Center Debated
MKE County

Wilson Park Homeless Warming Center Debated

Public meeting gets unruly on proposal to let homeless sleep overnight in senior center.

City Hall: “Officer Ray’s” FPC Appointment Okayed
City Hall

“Officer Ray’s” FPC Appointment Okayed

Committee approves appointment of retired officer to police oversight board.

City Hall: An Aldermanic Rematch on South Side
City Hall

An Aldermanic Rematch on South Side

Donovan's aide Patty Doherty will again run against Scott Spiker.

City Hall: Council Bans Most Plastic Straws
City Hall

Council Bans Most Plastic Straws

Use by bars and restaurants prohibited unless customers request them.

City Hall: Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto

Without debate Common Council overrides mayor, keeps 59 amendments to budget

City Hall: Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes

Vetoes attack borrowing, garbage truck replacement, blight elimination.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting Illegal Dumping
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting Illegal Dumping

New DNS program makes it easier for citizens to report problems, results in 16 citations.

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

Would prevent restaurants from providing straws, unless customers request them.

City Hall: Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget
City Hall

Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget

Council wrestles with huge fiscal challenges due to rising police costs, declining state aid.

City Hall: Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?
City Hall

Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?

Murphy and Donovan square off over smoking in front of City Hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Ikon Hotel Deal Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Ikon Hotel Deal Despite Objections

Plus: Council unanimously endorses host of other development projects.

Parkside Community Market set for Saturday in the Garden District
Press Release

Parkside Community Market set for Saturday in the Garden District

Produce, coffee, scones and other baked goods, honey, and arts and crafts will be featured at the market.

Selena Themed Art Festival Set To Take Place This Weekend
Press Release

Selena Themed Art Festival Set To Take Place This Weekend

Fiesta Selena -- a two-day community arts festival that honors the late singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez this weekend.

City Hall: Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council

Contribution to Scott Spiker of $10,000

City Hall: Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council
City Hall

Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council

Legislative aide Scott Spiker will replace his former boss Terry Witkowski.

Vote Tuesday: 13th District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

13th District Common Council Race

It's Spiker vs Doherty for a seat on the Milwaukee Common Council.

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

Contribution to Scott Spiker of $193

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

Vote Tuesday: 13th District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

13th District Common Council Race

Seven candidates vying for seat long held by recently retired Terry Witkowski.

City Hall: Six Candidates Seek Aldermanic Job

Contribution to Vincent Bobot of $50

City Hall: Six Candidates Seek Aldermanic Job
City Hall

Six Candidates Seek Aldermanic Job

With Ald. Witkowski resigning, special election has been called, with primary on July 16th.

Scott Spiker announces candidacy for 13th District alderman
Press Release

Scott Spiker announces candidacy for 13th District alderman

Should I be elected, I will continue to be a fierce advocate for the interests of the residents of the Garden District.

City Hall: Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning
City Hall

Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning

Barrett-ally stepping down. Witkowski's aide, Scott Spiker, has filed to run for his seat.

City Hall: Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $100