Alderman Bauman’s amendments pass to repair roads and tackle neighborhood blight
"These amendments will not address all roadway infrastructure needs but does provide our DPW with much needed resources."
In the budget approved by the Common Council this week, Alderman Bauman successfully sponsored multiple amendments to repair roads and tackle neighborhood blight in the City of Milwaukee.
Alderman Bauman’s amendments enhance Milwaukee roadway infrastructure through increased funds of $1 million and $1.8 million dollars respectively to the Department of Public Works Local Streets Program and High Impact Paving Program.
“Roads plagued with potholes and other pavement issues are among the top concerns in the City. These amendments will not address all roadway infrastructure needs but does provide our DPW with much needed resources,” he said.
Another amendment sponsored by Alderman Bauman provides higher capacity for removal of abandoned, vacant homes by an additional $1.5 million to the Department of Neighborhood Services Concentrated Blight Elimination capital improvements project. Alderman Bauman, who chairs the Public Works Committee, pushed for this amendment citing approximately 475 condemned buildings slated for demolition in the City of Milwaukee.
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