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Legislative Reference Bureau

The Legislative Reference Bureau, a research arm of the Common Council-City Clerk's Office, is dedicated to providing nonpartisan, factual information on governmental issues. It primarily serves members of the Common Council, the Mayor and city departments as well as offers services to the public.

The Bureau's roots trace back to February 3, 1908, when the Council adopted an ordinance created a Municipal Reference Library as part of the Milwaukee Public Library. On June 30, 1970, the Council created the Legislative Reference Bureau as an adjunct of the Office of the City Clerk.

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City Charter and Code of Ordinances

Use various methods to view Milwaukee's charter and ordinances.

Library Services

Details on the library services offered by the city's Legislative Reference Bureau.

Research & Analysis

Learn about what the city's Legislative Reference Bureau provides through its research and analysis services.

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Contact Us

Research and Analysis
City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 307
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-2267

Library Services
City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room B-11
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-2297

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Division Contacts

Keith Broadnax
Legislative Reference Bureau Manager
Phone:  (414) 286-2267
Keith's email

Ted Medhin
Legislative Research Supervisor
Phone: (414) 286-8681
Ted's email

Jeff Osterman
Legislative Research Supervisor
Phone:  (414) 286-2262
Jeff's email

Eileen Lipinski
Library Manager
Phone: (414) 286-8818
Eileen's email

Laurie Phillip
Code Information Specialist
Phone: (414) 286-3905
Laurie's email