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On February 11, 2014, Alderman Murphy was elected by his peers to serve as the 47th known President of the Milwaukee Common Council. He now presides over every meeting of the Council, and has the power to determine the makeup of committees and appoint their chairs.


News and Information from the 10th Aldermanic District

Earn & Learn internship applications due April 4

Online applications are now being accepted for the city’s 2014 Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program. Applicants who are selected for a city government internship will work 20 hours a week for eight weeks (beginning June 20, 2014), and will earn $7.50 per hour.

To qualify for a city internship, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 19 and live within the Community Development Block Grant area. Individuals who have previously held a city government internship position are not eligible to be hired a second time.

Earn & Learn is the City of Milwaukee’s program to help young people make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood by providing opportunities to develop work-readiness skills while they earn wages working in government, community- and faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.

Applications will also be accepted in early Spring for job slots administered by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. MAWIB accepts paper applications from youth ages 14 through 21 who live anywhere within the city limits.

To learn more about each program or apply for an internship, visit and fill out an application by April 4, 2014.

A New BMO Harris Bradley Center?

At Alderman Murphy’s request, Milwaukee’s Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) – a nonpartisan research arm of the Common Council City Clerk’s Office – recently released a report that raised serious questions about the validity of claims that building a new sports arena in Milwaukee would generate a significant economic benefit for the area. The study, which analyzed the economic impact of professional sports venues in Wisconsin and around the country, provides a background to what is expected to become a contentious debate over the future of the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee.

“As the city considers the business community’s likely request for public financing of a new downtown arena, I believe that an open and honest assessment of the fiscal implications is needed, and needed now,” Alderman Murphy said. “Before we go too far down the road of how to pay for such an arena, it warrants analyzing other, similar cases to determine the realistic economic impact the city could expect as a return on its significant investment.”

VIEW REPORT - Economic Impact of Downtown Revitalization Efforts - Professional Sports Venues

New 2014 Virtual Night Parking Permit System

For the convenience of the city’s night parking permit customers, there will be no requirement to display a physical permit starting in 2014. When residents buy a night parking permit after December 20, 2013, they will complete the same application, accurately listing the applicable license plate number. Residents will receive a confirmation number to prove purchase of the permit, but will not receive a physical permit to place on the vehicle’s window.

The license plate number will be used by parking enforcement to determine whether the owner has purchased a valid permit. All customer service problems arising from misplaced or stolen permits will be eliminated. Failure to purchase a permit will still be subject to a $20 citation.

When a resident purchases a permit online, the cost savings derived from the elimination of permit production, handling and mailing costs will be passed on to customers. The convenience fee will be reduced from the current $2.25 to $1.00.

Visit to purchase a night permit online and avoid the hassle of standing in line to pay in-person. Please call 286-CITY (2489) with any questions.

Ald. Murphy Testifies Before State Joint Finance Committee

Alderman Michael J. Murphy testified before a hearing of the state’s Joint Finance Committee, addressing several key issues that are important to Milwaukee’s future. Play video here.

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