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December 2007

Dec. 28  Ald. Bauman Asks Federal Highway Administration To Extend I-94 Public Comment Period
Dec. 27  Ald. Bauman Calls For More Effective Snow Removal For Pedestrians, The Disabled And Transit Users
Dec. 21  Milwaukee Pension System To Be Best Funded Nationally | Milwaukee Employees' Retirement System Download
Dec. 21  STATEMENT: Council President Hines On Doyle Cable Vetoes
Dec. 20  STATEMENT: Ald. Ashanti Hamilton On Club Escape
Dec. 14  "Clean Hands" Ordinance Having Impact, Officials Say
Dec. 14  Ald. Joe Davis Appointed To Top National League Of Cities Policy Leadership Post
Dec. 11  Final Common Council Meeting Of 2007 Brings Water Talks, River Developments | CORRECTION Re: New Berlin Potential Water Sale Discussion
Dec. 10  Alderman Says Owner Of Building Where Two People Killed In Fire Was Cited For Fire Protection Deficiencies
Dec. 10  MEDIA ADVISORY: Snowbound Garbage Carts Being Tagged And Bypassed; Citizens Asked To Help Keep Them Clear Of Ice & Snow (City Hall News Conference At Today At 1:30 p.m.)
Dec. 5  DPW Commissioner And Staff Asked To Discuss Snow And Ice Removal Issues At Special Committee Meeting
Dec. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: Aldermen To Express Frustration With Recent DPW Snow Removal
Dec. 1  Ald. Davis Urges Lawmakers To Support Strong, Original Version Of Bill To End Pay For Fired Milwaukee Police Officers

November 2007

Nov. 30  STATEMENT: Ald. Davis On Last Night's Apartment Building Fire At 73rd And Silver Spring
Nov. 27  Burglar In Ald. Bauman Home Break In Caught
Nov. 26  Ald. D'Amato Will Not Seek Re-Election
Nov. 26  Ald. Hamilton Calls For Club Escape To Surrender License
Nov. 26  STATEMENT: Common Council President Hines On Recent Suspect's Arrest
Nov. 26  Ald. Bauman Proposes New Approach To Transportation | Related Article By Ald. Bauman | Legislative File 071114
Nov. 19  Ald. Davis Addresses Inaccuracies In Recent Media Reports RE: South African Trade Mission | Letter From Miller Brewing Co. To Gov. Doyle
Nov. 19  District 14 Holds Community Meeting To Discuss Registered Sex Offender And New Resident, Billy Lee Morford
Nov. 16  STATEMENT: Common Council President Hines On Selection Of Edward Flynn As Milwaukee's New Chief Of Police
Nov. 16  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ald. Dudzik To Address Leaf Fires Today At Noon
Nov. 15  Guardian Angels To Patrol Neighborhood Where Two Police Officers Were Shot
Nov. 15  Alderman Finds New Finances For Police
Nov. 14  Common Council Members Request Public's Help In Catching Rapist | UPDATE: Corrected MPD Phone Number For Tips & Info RE: Sexual Assault Suspect To 935-7402
Nov. 9  Common Council Adopts 2008 City Budget That Puts Additional Officers On Patrol
Nov. 8  Ald. Davis To Take Part In 6 p.m. Dedication Of New Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services Center
Nov. 8  STATEMENT: Common Council President Hines On Aftermath Of Shooting Of Police Officers
Nov. 7  Alderman Zielinski Protests Sex Offender Move
Nov. 5  Ald. Davis Sets 10 a.m. News Conference To Respond To Media Reports On Travel
Nov. 2  STATEMENT: Alds. Bohl, Donovan And Dudzik On MPS Tax Hike
Nov. 1  Milwaukee Next To Discuss Solar Savings: Helping Residents Find The Cash To Go Green
Nov. 1  Aldermen To Call For Public Stand Against Massive Proposed MPS Tax Hike

October 2007

Oct. 31  STATEMENT: By Ald. Bauman Regarding Today's Break-In At His Home
Oct. 30  Great Lakes Charter Annex; Protecting The Nation's Freshwater
Oct. 30  STATEMENT: By Ald. Donovan Regarding MPS Tax Hike
Oct. 30  Ald. McGee Offers Budget Amendment Favoring Civilian Patrols
Oct. 29  Mayor Chose School Funding Over Shared Revenue; City Taxpayers & Services Will Pay The Price, Aldermen Say
Oct. 23  Sweat-Free Ordinance Helps Save American Jobs
Oct. 22  STATEMENT: By Ald. Donovan Regarding Milwaukee's Deadly Weekend
Oct. 22  Police Redistricting To Go Forward As Council Moves To Fill Funding Gap
Oct. 19  STATEMENT: By Common Council President Hines Regarding Recent Shootings
Oct. 18  STATEMENT: By Ald. D'Amato -  Pertaining To John Jazwiec's Request For MPD To Drop Probe Of Alleged Home Invasion
Oct. 15  Joint News Conference To Include Mayor & Council Members
Oct. 12  Request For Proposals Deemed Success
Oct. 12  Ald. Davis Calls for Summit to Address Violence in the African American Community
Oct. 11  MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference To Address Senseless Violence And Murder
Oct. 11  STATEMENT: By Common Council President Hines - State Shared Revenue
Oct. 11  Aldermen Ask Senate Support For Restoring City's Shared Revenue
Oct. 9  Council Members Demanding Answers On Proposed Police Redistricting; News Conference Set For Tomorrow
Oct. 9  October 15th Proclaimed "Milwaukee Fair Trade Day;" City Hall News Event At Noon
Oct. 5  U.S. Attorney General Asked To  Review Possible Official Misconduct By MPD Commander In Jude Beating Case | Letter From Ald. Davis to U.S. Attorney General Peter D. Keiser
Oct. 3  STATEMENT: Ald. Bohl Disappointed In MPD Redistricting Delay; Urges Action By The Mayor
Oct. 2  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ald. Donovan To Recognize Exceptional School Crossing Guard
Oct. 2  STATEMENT: Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Time To Fight Crime - And Overtime Abuse
Oct. 2  STATEMENT: Ald. Bohl On MPD Overtime, Officer Vacancies
Oct. 1  STATEMENT: Ald. Donovan Supports Officers Featured In MJS Front Page Article

September 2007

Sep. 26  Light Sentences For Graffiti Vandals To Be Addressed At News Conference
Sep. 25  Aldermen Outraged At Judge's Light Sentences For Graffiti Vandals
Sep. 21  Ald. Davis Elected President Of The African World Festival Board Of Directors
Sep. 17  New Parking Program Making Impact Near UWM
Sep. 17  STATEMENT: By Ald. Bohl Regarding Neighborhood Safety Initiative
Sep. 17  STATEMENT: By Ald. Hamilton Regarding Sept. 15th Matter
Sep. 13  Details Of Guardian Angels Leader's Visit Announced
Sep. 12  Door To Trust Fund Opens Tuesday
Sep. 12  Venezuela's Ambassador To Attend City Hall Reception Today At 3 P.M.
Sep. 11  Alderman Requests Fire And Police Commission Chair To Institute Moratorium On Police Department Promotions | Letter from Ald. Joe Davis, Sr. to Fire And Police Commission Chairman Regarding MPD Promotions
Sep. 11  Council Member Wants Moratorium On Police Department Promotions | Letter from Ald. Joe Davis, Sr. to Mayor Barrett Regarding MPD Promotions
Sep. 10  STATEMENT: By Ald. Hines Pertaining To Police Sgt. Jason Mucha
Sep. 10  Fresh Coast Basketball Tournament Will Be More Than Just Hoops
Sep. 6  STATEMENT: By Common Council President Hines - Plenty Of Outrage To Go Around
Sep. 5  Guardian Angels Leader Will Pay Visit Next Week
Sep. 5  STATEMENT: By Ald. Donovan - Enough Is Enough! 13 Shootings & 2 Homicides Over Labor Day Weekend: Where's The Outrage?

August 2007

Aug. 30  Councilman Seeks Extension For Summer Crime Fighting Initiative
Aug. 29  MEDIA ADVISORY: Street Festival To Include Free Food, Entertainment, Children's Activities
Aug. 29  The Milwaukee County Executive Needs A New Rallying Cry
Aug. 24  Overhaul Sought For City's Broken Streets, Struggling Maintenance System
Aug. 23  COMMON COUNCIL NEWS BULLETIN: Pertaining To Mark Green Resolution
Aug. 17  COMMON COUNCIL NEWS BULLETIN: John F. Carter Surrendered The Liquor License For Carter's House Of Jazz At City Hall Today
Aug. 17  Midtown Center Back To School Event To Include Alderman Davis
Aug. 16  STATEMENT: By Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Pertaining To Carter's House Of Jazz
Aug. 16  STATEMENT: By Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Pertaining To Meeting Nigeria's Consul General Tomorrow To Discuss Successful Central City Developments
Aug. 15  A Community Garden Is Born: Mayor To Join Ald. Bohl In Saturday Ceremony Outside NW Side School
Aug. 8  New Ordinance Requires Applicants To Disclose Delinquent Taxes, Unsettled Code Violations, Fines & Judgments
Aug. 8  Website Serves Up City Inspection Reports
Aug. 7  Milwaukee Residents Can Sign Up To Get Emails On Licence Applications
Aug. 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: Sister City Agreement To Be Signed During Ceremony Today At African World Festival

July 2007

Jul. 30  First Sister Cities Pact With Tanzania To Be Signed This Week
Jul. 26  Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Pertaining to Jude Verdict
Jul. 20  Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Pertaining to Police Use of Crime Data System
Jul. 20  Report: MPD Spends Millions On Underutilized Technology
Jul. 19  Booming Could Get You Busted
Jul. 17  Boulevards Of (Sustainable) Beauty
Jul. 13  Citizens, Clergy Join Bell Ambulance, St. Luke's & Others In Safety Alliance
Jul. 10  Council Transit Resolution Protects Interests of Milwaukee, Citizens
Jul. 9  Milwaukee Set To Become First "Fair Trade City" In U.S.
Jul. 6  MEDIA ADVISORY: Cookout Will Raise Money For 12-Year-Old Shooting Victim
Jul. 6  Groundbreaking Today For First New CVS Store
Jul. 5  STATEMENT: By Ald. Davis Pertaining To Illegal Fireworks
Jul. 5  "Warriors" Will Wage Battle To Keep City Neighborhoods Strong, Vibrant
Jul. 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: A Garden Conversation Coming July 9

June 2007

Jun. 29  STATEMENT: By Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Pertaining To Anti-Loitering Law
Jun. 27  Council President Hines Says Review of 6th District MHD Applications, Development Plans and Financing Proposals Raise No Concerns
Jun. 27  Fireworks Task Force To Release Report At City Hall Today
Jun. 26  Alderman Seeks To Block Surveillance Camera Funding
Jun. 26  Tough Zielinski-Bohl Law Would Keep Sex Offenders Away From Milwaukee Children
Jun. 22  Statement of Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.: "Racial Tensions" Not To Blame For Juneteenth Melee
Jun. 22  Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Calls on Mayor to Veto "Anti-Loitering" Ordinance
Jun. 20  Fireworks Could Lead To An Explosion Of Trouble, Aldermen Say
Jun. 19  Review Of 6th District Licenses Raises No Concerns, Common Council President Says
Jun. 13  Budgetary Photoshop Hijinks?
Jun. 13  STATEMENT: By Ald. Bob Donovan Pertaining To Surveillance Cameras
Jun. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: By Alderman Terry L. Witkowski Pertaining To Garden Care Presentation By Melinda Myers
Jun. 4  Last-Minute Maneuver Could Kill Bay View Development, Alderman Zielinski Says
Jun. 1  W-2 Recipients To Provide Unique Boost To Re-Energize Neighborhood Ambassador Program
Jun. 1  State Dems On JFC Ignore City Transit Crisis
Jun. 1  Alderman D'Amato Renews Call For TIF Policy To Help Direct City Development

May 2007

May 30  Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Pertaining to District Six
May 29  Statement of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Pertaining to Charges Against Michael McGee, Jr.
May 25  Let Her Life - and Ours - Be Not in Vain by Willie L. Hines, Jr.
May 25  March Tomorrow Will Send Strong Anti-Violence Statement, Alderman Davis Says
May 25  County Exec's Transit Plan Far From SMART
May 23  STATEMENT: Willie Hines Speaks Out Against Transportation Gridlock
May 22  Surveillance Cameras Expanding To Stretches of W. Greenfield & W. Lincoln
May 18  Bid To Attract Tenants Takes Midtown Center, Alderman To Major Trade Event
May 18  Take Back Your Neighborhood
May 18  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ald. Zielinski To Hold News Conference At Noon
May 17  Statement of Ald. Mike McGee, Jr., Urges Community To Withhold Judgment
May 17  Statement of Ald. Bob Donovan, Pertaining To Neighborhood Safety Initiative
May 17  Council Committee Approves "Tripwire" Cameras To Help Fight Graffiti
May 17  Emergency Town Hall Meeting Will Focus On MPD Summer Initiative
May 16  Alderman: Police Could Really Use Anti-Loitering Law This Summer
May 16  Business Group Offers $1,000 Reward For Info Leading To Jasmine's Killer
May 15  Press Statement by Ald. Willie L. Hines, Jr., Tragedy on 29th
May 11  MEDIA ADVISORY: Unique Partnership Will Support Gun Buy Back Program, Create Jobs & Offer Entrepreneurship Opportunities
May 10  Common Council President Hines Adds Alex Runner To Staff
May 9  MEDIA ADVISORY: Acclaimed Venezuelan American Author/Attorney To Appear At City Hall
May 9  "Tom Do Something!"
May 8  Junk Collector Or Thief? Signs Will Now Help ID Vehicles
May 8  Milwaukee's Beautiful River Corridor Needs To Be Preserved, Alderman Says
May 7  Input On Student Behavior Code To Be Gathered During Forum At UWM Today
May 7  Statement of Ald. Joe Davis, Sr., Pertaining To Frank Moore II
May 4  Announcement On Concessions Regarding Pay For Fired Police Officers
May 4  Statement of Ald. Mike McGee, Jr., Pertaining To Milwaukee Immediate Care Center

April 2007

Apr. 30  Special Event Parking Program Will Ease Crunch On Residents, Businesses | (Legislative File)
Apr. 27  Statement Of Ald. Mike McGee, Jr., Pertaining To "Word Warrior Report"
Apr. 27  Statement Of Ald. Mike McGee, Jr., Pertaining To Conditions At A Health Care Clinic
Apr. 25  Police Chief's Comp Days Moratorium Would Blister Morale, Add Untold Costs
Apr. 20  Resolution Relating To Future Consideration Of Bids From Zenith Tech For City Public Works Construction And Service Contracts
Apr. 20  City Work Ban Proposed For State Street Bridge Contractor
Apr. 20  Ald. McGee Offers $1,000 Cash Reward For Info Leading To Hit & Run Driver
Apr. 16  MEDIA ADVISORY: U-Verse, Wi-Fi, Police Recruits & A Smoking Ban Headline Tomorrow's Common Council Agenda
Apr. 13  Letter From Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. To Police Chief Haggerty
Apr. 13  Letter to Alderman Donovan Pertaining To MPD Positions In The 2007 Budget
Apr. 13  Subsitute Resolution Relating To An Additional MPD Police Officer Recruit Class In 2007
Apr. 13  Council Members Could Put Onus On Administration For 3rd MPD Class

March 2007

Mar. 29  MEDIA ADVISORY: Yield To Pedestrian Signs Will Boost Safety Along KK & Howell Aves. In Bay View
Mar. 28  Enough Is Enough! A Plan To Restore Order To The Streets Of Milwaukee
Mar. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Much Anticipated Anti-Crime Plan For Milwaukee Issued By Alderman Donovan
Mar. 27  Milwaukee's Greenest Building Coming To Riverwest
Mar. 27  Summer On The Brink
Mar. 26  Parole Hearing For Convicted Cop Killer Topic Of 2 P.M. News Conference
Mar. 23  Ald. Bauman Statement RE: State St. Bridge Project Delays, Cost Overrun
Mar. 23  Order On West Samaria Facility Preserves Status Quo, Enables County To Continue Shirking Its Responsibility
Mar. 22  MEDIA ADVISORY: South African Diplomats, Business Leaders To Tour Milwaukee Friday
Mar. 22  MEDIA ADVISORY: Smoking Ban On Hold, Payment Sought From Municipal Court Scofflaws
Mar. 21  MEDIA ADVISORY: "Good To Be Home" Charity Raffle
Mar. 20  New Contract Promises To Increase City Revenue, Reduces Fees
Mar. 15  Statement Of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.
Mar. 14  Letter Pertaining To Canal Street Paving Project
Mar. 14  Aldermen Call For Internal Investigation, Discipline For DPW Canal St. Conduct
Mar. 14  Mayor Asked To Seek National Guard MPs To Bolster Public Safety This Summer
Mar. 14  Summer Letter From Ald. Donovan
Mar. 13  Trash-Strewn Alleys & Gutters, Recyclables Not Getting Picked Up: What's Going On?
Mar. 13  Statement Of Alderman Mike McGee, Jr.: Absentee Ballots
Mar. 13  Danceworks' Wilbur, MIAD Prof Yi Chosen For Artist Of The Year Award
Mar. 13  MEDIA ADVISORY: Case For Additional MPD Background Investigators To Be Made
Mar. 13  Alderman Says "Deafening Silence" In Wake Of Canal Street Audit
Mar. 5  County Exec Should Act Quickly To Acquire West Samaria Facility
Mar. 2  Canal Street Project Audit Finds Misrepresentation, Lack Of Oversight Helped Fuel Cost Increase | Recommended Changes Urged To Avoid Reoccurrence
Mar. 2  Serb Hall Rally Tomorrow Against Proposed Statewide Smoking Ban

February 2007

Feb. 28  Letter To Mayor From Ald. Davis Airs Concerns About Workforce Development Initiative
Feb. 27  MEDIA ADVISORY: Rally Coming To Renounce Proposed Smoking Ban
Feb. 26  The Secret Is Out: Scott Walker Opposes The Downtown Streetcar Circulator Because It Might Be Successful
Feb. 23  Planning Boulevards Of The Future
Feb. 20  Ald. McGee Claims Irregularities At Polling Locations
Feb. 13  Letter From Alderman Donovan To Mayor Barrett: Recent Developments Put Into Perspective
Feb. 13  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderman Says City Agency "Negligent" In Police Recruit Shortage
Feb. 8  Support For Election Commission Changes
Feb. 5  MEDIA ADVISORY: Council Members To Join Forces With County Board On RTA Action
Feb. 5  Soon To Be In Bloom: Vacant Lots Eyed For Community Gardens
Feb. 5  School Violence Brings Call For Additional Police Recruit Class This Year
Feb. 1  MEDIA ADVISORY: Proposal For Security At MPS Basketball Games
Feb. 1  No water? No Problem For Proposed New Berlin Water Park

January 2007

Jan. 31  MEDIA ADVISORY: MPS Superintendent To Discuss School Security At Public Safety Committee Meeting Tomorrow
Jan. 30  Local Transit Users Left Out In The Cold By RTA
Jan. 26  Statement Of Alderman Bob Donovan Pertaining To Smoking Ban
Jan. 24  Statement Of Ald. Michael S. D'Amato Pertaining To Smoking Ban
Jan. 18  Statement Of Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Pertaining to Recall Election
Jan. 17  Ald. Davis Assumes Important National Post
Jan. 17  Letter From Ald. Donovan To MPS Superintendent Andrekopoulos
Jan. 17  MEDIA ADVISORY: MPS Board & Superintendent Asked To Discuss School Security At Feb. 1 Public Safety Committee Meeting
Jan. 16  Dedicated Funding Source Essential For Public Transit Service
Jan. 10  Hispanic Chamber Honors Alderman With Government Advocate Of The Year Award
Jan. 8  Mayor Should Tap Panel Of Police Chiefs To Help Select City's Next Top Cop
Jan. 8  Letter From Alderman Donovan To Mayor Barrett: Selection Of New Police Chief
Jan. 5  Public Safety Chair Announces Community Listening Sessions On Search For New Police Chief
Jan. 5  Letter From Alderman Donovan: Search For New Police Chief
Jan. 5  Statement of Ald. Donovan, January 5, 2007


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