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District 8 - Alderman Robert G. Donovan

See the DRAFT Public Safety Action Plan

With key input from Alderman Donovan and several colleagues, a draft Public Safety Action Plan has been written in an effort to help find possible solutions and ways of combatting Milwaukee’s problems with crime, disorder and violence.

The Common Council’s Public Safety Committee, chaired by Alderman Donovan, has scheduled several public informational hearings on the plan, including one at South Division High School (Saturday, Oct. 22), and one at Pulaski High School (Saturday, Oct. 29). Both meetings will start at 9:30 a.m.

Beyond the Bell Milwaukee

Milwaukee youth now have access to more than 200 after school programs and services at their fingertips, thanks to a new app developed by Beyond the Bell Milwaukee. The app is a direct response to a 2013 survey of more than 1,000 Milwaukee youth that found “lack of program awareness” as the number one barrier to after school engagement. Youth, parents and community can download the app on Apple and Android by visiting

Beyond the Bell is a coalition of youth-serving agencies, funders, policymakers and youth who work to ensure all young people have access to quality after school and summer opportunities.

Community Prosecution Unit Case Files program

Click to open CPU Case Files program.

Milwaukee has a variety of strategies in place for protecting and preserving the quality of life in the city. The Community Prosecution Unit weaves these strategies together to create a network of police, Council members, city service agents, ordinances, the court system and more to help find innovative solutions to persistent problems in our communities. In this program, we will chronicle how various problems are solved through the coordination of the Community Prosecution Unit and neighbors.

Ald. Donovan helped launch a project that showcases the Community Prosecution Unit through a television series, highlighting the success of the CPU and providing the public with resources for abating crime in their neighborhood.

In this episode, a nuisance property drives the neighbors to take action and through the coordinated efforts of the Community Prosecution Unit, the owner is prosecuted and imprisoned and the house is sold to new owner-occupants.


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

(414) 286-2221

District 8 Alderman

Robert G. Donovan
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Phone: (414) 286-2221
Fax: (414) 286-3456

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Committee Assignments

Chair: Public Safety Committee
Member: Public Works Committee
Member: Steering and Rules Committee
Member: Anti-Graffiti Policy Committee



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Phone Directory

A limited number of booklets can be obtained by contacting my assistant at 286-3778. You can also download and print your own version of the directory, or call 286-CITY to instantly be connected with any city service.

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

The City of Milwaukee Health Department strongly advises parents NOT to share a bed with their infant. This is based on an American Academy of Pediatrics 2005 Policy Statement that states that the “risk of SIDS has been shown to be reduced when the infant sleeps in the same room as the mother,” but the AAP recommends that infants not share a bed with parents or anyone else, due to proven hazards. Click here to view a video that offers some advice on how to avoid the problems associated with “co-sleeping” with infants.