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District 7 — Alderman Willie C. Wade


 

Alderman Willie Wade Speaks Out Against Gun Crime
 

Alderman Willie Wade, of Milwaukee's 7th District, speaks out against gun crime and in support of the plan to fix gun checks.


 

Learn more about the LEAP program

Alderman Wade has been a strong supporter of the LEAP (Learn, Earn and Achieve with Police) program, which brings together the Milwaukee Police Department, LISC Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee’s Earn and Learn program to strengthen communication between Milwaukee teens and police, and preparing teens for future career success, all while introducing Milwaukee companies to a diverse group of Milwaukee’s future workforce.


The LEAP program provides paid work with area businesses that can help build work readiness skills and valuable experience opportunities for Milwaukee teens who are enrolled in the STOP (Students Talking it Over with Police) program. Students in the intern program work at area businesses to learn first-hand how to apply the skills they’ve learned in school and through STOP to the workplace, and the program’s first class of graduates completed the program earlier this year. Several of those graduates ended up getting hired for full-time jobs with the employers which provided their internship!
 

Report vandalism to vacant buildings

  • Call WeTIP at: 1-800-78-CRIME
  • You could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 reward                                   

   

MMSD Releases Basement Sewage Backup Video
 

This 7-minute video released by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) shows how excess flows of storm water in private sanitary sewer laterals can contribute to sewage backups in basements. Alderman Wade serves as a member of the board overseeing MMSD.

 

Have You Experienced a Basement Backup?
If you experienced a basement backup as a result of the exceptionally heavy rain in the area, we want to hear about it. Your input is valuable in determining where backups occurred and how to possibly prevent future problems of this nature. Call 286-CITY (2489) to report your problem 24/7.


Sewer Lateral Demonstration Project

In the City of Milwaukee, a joint demonstration project between the city and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is tackling the largest contributor of damaging basement backups during and after heavy rain events. Clear water flow into the sanitary sewer system (sometimes referred to as “inflow and infiltration” or I&I) from private property sources causes devastating damage to basements during and after heavy rain events.

Alderman Wade is joined at the rollout of the sewer lateral demonstration project by Jerome Flogel - MMSD Senior Project Manager, DPW City Engineer Jeff Polenske, Alderman Jim Bohl and Mayor Tom Barrett.

View the Basement Connection website  |  Learn more about the Cooper Park Pilot Project  |  JSOnline: Lateral Repairs to start on West Side


WRTP / BIG STEP Community Jobs and Resource Event
Come learn more about the various career opportunities available in the construction skilled trades on the Northwestern Mutual Construction project. Northwestern Mutual will soon begin building a $450 million headquarters in downtown Milwaukee. This job will require many skilled construction workers over the next five years, and WRTP / BIG STEP will provide the training and access to trade apprenticeship opportunities necessary to start a career in construction.

There will also be resources available to address barriers to employment, such as lack of a driver's license or a GED, and other assistance. Please call WRTP / BIG STEP at 414-342-9787 for more information.


Job Creation – Youthbuild
Youthbuild, a Wisconsin Fresh Start Initiative, is a workforce development program that provides low-income, at-risk youth and young adults, ages 18 to 21, with comprehensive training and employment services in order to help them lead responsible lives. The Milwaukee Christian Center and the Northcott Neighborhood House are the two agencies that sponsor Youthbuild. Participants receive academic assistance so they can earn their GEDs, as well as hands-on construction skills through the building or rehabilitation of houses. For more information, contact Milwaukee Christian Center at 645-5350 or Northcott Neighborhood House at 372-3770.


Foreclosure Help for Homeowners
The City of Milwaukee is committed to helping our neighborhoods remain healthy for generations to come. We are coordinating with various organizations, government agencies and private lenders and reaching out to homeowners facing foreclosure. For access to more resources, visit www.milwaukeehousinghelp.org.

The Common Council voted to fund a new foreclosure mediation program through the Department of City Development (DCD). The program offers legal aid to homeowners facing foreclosure and helps them negotiate solutions with their lender. Also, neighbors should report problems with boarded up houses to the Department of Neighborhood Services. Call (414) 286-2268 with the address of the property in question or visit www.milwaukee.gov/dns for more information. DCD also provides programs like the Buy in Your Neighborhood program and other stabilization options.

Go to www.milwaukee.gov/dcd for more information.
The following organizations also offer foreclosure solutions:
Select Milwaukee • (414) 562-5070 • info@selectmilwaukee.orgwww.selectmilwaukee.org
Neighborhood Stabilization Project •
nspinfo@milwaukee.govwww.milwaukee.gov/NeighborhoodStabilizationProgram.htm
Take Root Milwaukee • (414) 921-4149 • www.takerootmilwaukee.com


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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-2221

 

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A limited number of booklets can be obtained by contacting my assistant at 286-2863. You can also download and print your own version of the directory, or call 286-CITY to instantly be connected with any city service.