Streetcar Straight Talk
One of the investments that has the greatest potential to reshape the city for the better is the Milwaukee Streetcar. Through the strategic use of federal grants and development tools, the city will soon begin installing this state-of-the-art people mover without having to burden property taxpayers with the expense.
The Common Council weighed all the facts, considered months of expert testimony and put a great deal of thought into the vote for this project. After much consideration, Alderman Witkowski believes it really will be a benefit, not only to the city as a whole, but to those living on the South Side.
But there has been a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about what this project is, how it will be paid for and what it will mean for the future of our city. Alderman Witkowski offers readers this information pamphlet to correct a few of the mistaken assumptions people have about the project.
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Register Now for a Community Garden Plot
Registration for the Garden District Community Garden is now open. The Garden District Neighborhood Association is now accepting deposits and beginning to map out plots for this year.
To have a plot, there is a rental fee of $25 that will go toward expenses associated with the garden such as materials, seeds, plant purchases and improvements. There is also a $25 clean-up deposit required that will be returned to the plot owner in the fall when the plants have been removed from the plot and the area is cleared out.
Learn more and download the application
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 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.