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Bring it to the Ballot

Wisconsin Now Requires a Photo ID to Vote

Beginning with the 2016 Spring Primary, all Wisconsin voters must show an acceptable photo ID before voting.


Los Hechos sobre Identificación del Elector e Inscripción Electoral Comenzando con la Elección Primaria de la Primavera del 2016, todos los electores de Wisconsin tienen que mostrar una identificación con foto aceptable antes de recibir una papeleta para votar.

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Northwestern Mutual’s new downtown tower is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline

City Financing of Northwestern Mutual Tower Providing Local Employment

Northwestern Mutual’s new downtown tower is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline, and, at the same time, the project is connecting hundreds of Milwaukee workers with career opportunities in the building trades. Mayor Tom Barrett recently discussed the progress of the project’s Workforce Development Program, which is providing construction jobs and training opportunities for Milwaukee residents. A newly released report shows that Northwestern Mutual and Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP)/BIG STEP are on target and/or ahead of schedule in meeting all contract requirements and goals to ensure access

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2016 Mayor's Design Awards

Nominations Sought for the 2016 Mayor’s Design Awards

The City of Milwaukee is accepting nominations for the 19th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards. The Mayor’s Design Awards are presented to recognize top local design additions to the built environment throughout the City of Milwaukee. “Every year we see more great additions to Milwaukee. New buildings, parks, amenities, and landscaping add to the fabric of our neighborhoods,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “The beauty, function, activity, innovation, and energy should be celebrated. Let’s get more projects the

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Infographic shows record sales of tax foreclosed properties in 2015

Record sales of tax foreclosed properties in 2015

DCD Real Estate significantly exceeded the goal for selling tax foreclosed properties in 2015. During the Great Recession the City of Milwaukee acquired thousands of properties due to tax foreclosure. “We started seeing a major uptick in 2009, and 2012 was the year in which we acquired the largest number of properties (about 900),” said deputy city development commissioner Martha Brown.

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A homeowner on North 14th Street bought the vacant lot next to her home and made major landscaping i

Lots of Lots

DCD’s Real Estate section went above and beyond its goal to reduce the city’s vacant lot inventory in 2015. The goal of 100 sales was reached mid-year and sales continued at a breakneck pace for a final number of 244. Each lot sold will now generate tax revenue of $70-150 per year and eliminate an average of $320 in annual maintenance costs.

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Home in Merrill Park TID

Two new TINs launched

Two new neighborhoods were named Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) at the onset of 2016. The Layton Boulevard and Lighthouse neighborhoods were selected from a pool of applicants to be designated as TIN areas, where housing rehabilitation resources are available under the HOME Rehabilitation and Rental Rehabilitation programs over a three-year period to support community improvement and quality of life initiatives led by residents and community-based organizations.

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Calendar

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

05-31-20166:00 PM  - 7:30 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. (Community Room)

Business Improvement District Board No. 44

05-31-20166:00 PM2566 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Bay View Library Conference Room

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

06-01-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Board of Zoning Appeals

06-02-20164:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-A

Business Improvement District Board No. 20

06-08-20163:00 PM2122 N. Prospect Avenue

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

06-08-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMForest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave. (Community Room)

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

06-09-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

06-14-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Capital Improvements Committee

06-15-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

06-22-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

07-06-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Capital Improvements Committee

07-07-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

07-13-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

07-13-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. (Community Room)

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

07-14-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

07-26-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

09-01-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Capital Improvements Committee

09-02-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

09-07-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

09-20-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

09-28-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Capital Improvements Committee

09-30-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

10-11-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Capital Improvements Committee

10-17-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-19-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-01-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMON COUNCIL BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING

11-04-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-09-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Capital Improvements Committee

11-21-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-22-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-30-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

12-13-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Capital Improvements Committee

12-14-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

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