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Alderman Kovac discusses the East Library project on site during the groundbreaking ceremony.


News and Information from the 3rd Aldermanic District

Unique Design Wins Commission for East Library Public Art

The Milwaukee Public Library has selected UW-Milwaukee lecturer and longtime resident Ray Chi to design and implement a public art installation outside the new East Branch of the library, which is under construction at North Ave. and Cramer St.

Chi’s art proposal will invigorate the space with three separate and distinct features—rack, serpent and boulder—which offer a unique take on three overlooked and under-loved elements of the urban landscape: the bike rack, the strip of grass by the street curb and the concrete that makes up streets and sidewalks.


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.

New design approved for former site of Pizza Man

The Architectural Review Board has given its approval to plans to redevelop the former site of Pizza Man restaurant at the corner of E. North Ave and N. Oakland Ave. These renderings represent the architect's approved concept for the development.

You can click to view the renderings in further detail.

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.

Alderman Kovac in the Media

Milwaukee's 'Great Street'

Joel Van Haren of WUWM's Lake Effect produced this interview with Milwaukee 3rd district Alderman Nik Kovac on East Newberry Boulevard. The boulevard between Lake and Riverside parks was named one of the “10 Great Streets for 2009” by the American Planning Association.

Library Green Roof Press Conference


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