After much digging into the numbers as to what is actually happening on the ground with heroin addiction and overdose in the City of Milwaukee, my office has produced a comprehensive report with some surprising results. Click the links below to see the report and accompanying press release.
Report & Release
The MKE Plays initiative, conceived by Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy, aims to transform 12 of the city’s most deteriorated playgrounds into models for local collaboration and renovation over the next 3 years. The restoration of the City’s playgrounds will bring much-needed improvement to many of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, and will create safe and attractive places for families to play. For more information, please go to the MKE Plays page.
Washington Park Partners
Find out more about the Washington Park Partners (WPP) -- a mix of residents, organizations, and businesses working in collaboration to make the community a better place to live, work, and play.
Virtual Night Parking Permit System
For the convenience of the city’s night parking permit customers, there is now 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 www.milwaukee.gov/parking 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.