Common Council President Michael J. Murphy has called for an August 18, 2015 special election for the 11th Aldermanic District seat left vacant after the sudden passing in May of Alderman Joe Dudzik.
The deadline for submitting nomination papers to the city Election Commission occurred at the close of business on June 23, 2015. A successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term which will expire on April 18, 2016.
State law requires a person running for an aldermanic seat to reside in that district on the date of the election.
A primary election for the seat will be held on July 21, 2015 with the top two vote-getters moving on to the final election, scheduled for Tuesday, August 18.
If you are considering a bid for this seat, start by familiarizing yourself with an overview of the process. For in-depth instructions on submitting your name, read this Election Commission paper.
Please go to www.city.milwaukee.gov/election or call 414-286-3491 for additional details.
The Common Council – City Clerk’s Office is helping to process and administer the business of the 11th Aldermanic District while the seat is vacant. In the interim, the 11th District legislative assistant and other Common Council – City Clerk staff can assist with phone and e-mail inquiries, referrals for city services, and other questions so that city business continues and the people of the district are fully served.
For all 11th District inquiries please call 414-286-3446 or send an e-mail.
Learn more about 100-year floodplain map updates
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is currently finalizing updated 100-year floodplain maps for the City of Milwaukee within the Kinnickinnic (KK) River watershed. These updated floodplains cover significantly larger areas than the existing FEMA floodplain maps and reflect a much greater flood risk to homes and businesses within several areas throughout the watershed. In response to the floodplain update, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is currently undergoing an update to its KK River Watershed Flood Management Plan in order to develop and evaluate various alternatives to reduce this increased flood risk (click here to see full article and MMSD map)
2015 Crime Analysis Meetings Set
Make plans to attend one or all of this year’s remaining Milwaukee Police Department District Six crime analysis meetings. All meetings start at 6 p.m.
The remaining meeting dates and locations:
Wednesday, May 27 at Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
No June meeting
Wednesday, July 29 at Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Wednesday, August 26 at St. Luke’s Hospital/Aurora Medical Center, 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Wednesday, September 30 at the Anderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St.
Wednesday, October 28 at Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Wednesday, November 18 at St. Luke’s Hospital/Aurora Medical Center, 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave.
No December meeting.
How to get a Neighborhood Cleanup Box
The City of Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Cleanup Box program for 2015 allows neighbors to secure a large city Dumpster for cleaning and beautifying their block and neighborhood.
Please click here to learn more about the program and how to secure a cleanup box.
Help Milwaukee students—become a literacy tutor
The successful and growing Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program is looking for adults who are 55 years old and older to become literacy tutors. Literacy tutors are placed in MPS classrooms to help students with their literacy skills for at least 90 minutes per week. Tutors volunteer in K4 through 5th grade classrooms.
All tutors will go through a training program before they enter the classroom so that they can be efficient and effective literacy tutors. The minimum commitment is 90 minutes per week but a tutor can ask for additional hours—just as many of the current tutors with the program have. The tutors would work in 5th Aldermanic District schools such as Maple Tree School and Engleburg School, along with a few others.
The tutoring program has so far had great success with 82% of students showing a positive change in attitude, with 79% showing a positive change in their interest toward learning and 80% demonstrating improved academic engagement. The Interfaith-MPS tutor program is a great way to give back to the community in a program that has proven results with more than 150 tutors involved.
If you are interested in joining the program or learning more about it, please contact Marie Honel at email@example.com or at (414) 220-8683.
City Website on Foreclosure Issues
The City of Milwaukee foreclosure website www.milwaukeehousinghelp.org includes a variety of topics – including information on resources for purchasing a foreclosed property through the City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, resources for individuals who may be facing or at risk of foreclosure, referral information if residents want to report a foreclosed and/or vacant property in their neighborhood, and an interactive and searchable mapping utility for locating foreclosed properties in the City (including links to the MLS for those properties that are currently listed).
Questions? Please call Maria Prioletta in the Department of City Development at 414-286-5903.
Start a Block Watch
To start a Block Watch in you area, contact Officers Felix or Gutmann-Gnadt at 935-7198 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.