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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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4th & Wisconsin Avenue RFP

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee is excited to present this RFP for an unprecedented transit-oriented development opportunity in the City of Milwaukee and one of the most unique transit-oriented development opportunities in the Midwest.

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LAM Magazine: Milwaukee cleans up the Menomonee Valley but keeps it working

Milwaukee was highlighted in the April 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, featuring the careful balance between brownfield remediation and industrial development in the Menomonee Valley. The City has created incremental plans that have come to life mitigating the harder aspects of a longtime manufacturing zone yet kept it as a hub for jobs.

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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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19th Annual Mayor's Design Awards

19th Annual Mayor's Design Awards Announced

The Mayor’s Design Awards is a long-standing Milwaukee tradition that gives recognition to projects—big and small—that exhibit design excellence while respecting the urban fabric and contributing to the character of their surroundings. At this year’s 19th annual awards ceremony, 22 projects in 10 different Aldermanic Districts across the city were honored. Mayor Tom Barrett and Robert Greenstreet, Dean of the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP), presented awards in a gala event May 25.

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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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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

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

09-14-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCenter Street Library Community Room 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

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

09-15-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th Street

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

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

10-12-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMForest Home Library Community Room 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

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

10-13-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th Street

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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