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The following news releases have been issued by the Common Council.
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December 2008

Dec. 26  Alderman to Speak On Potential Public Safety Crisis
Dec. 22  Alderman Donovan: “All I Want for Christmas is an Appointed MPS Board”
Dec. 16  Council Introduces Measure Supporting ACLU Claim Against DOT  |  ACLU Claim Support
Dec. 16  Common Council Approves City Purchase of Former Black Holocaust Museum Building
Dec. 11  Governor Should Move Local Streets to Top of Infrastructure Projects List
Dec. 9  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alcohol Beverage Licensing Panel to Hold Public Hearing This Week
Dec. 5  STATEMENT: Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. on Sheriff Clarke

November 2008

Nov. 26  Common Council Approves Final Piece of 2009 City Budget, Agrees to Push for Part of U.S. $700B Relief Package
Nov. 21  “Punishment” Enabling More Crime?
Nov. 21  STATEMENT: Ald. Bob Donovan Blasts Mayor's MFD Budget Veto
Nov. 20  MEDIA ADVISORY: Cousins Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Grand Reopening
Nov. 18  Ald. Joe Davis Secures National League Of Cities Board Of Directors Position
Nov. 18  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ald. Davis To Attend “Cord Cutting” Ceremony Today
Nov. 10  Proposals Sought For State’s First 100% Renewable Energy Development
Nov. 7  Common Council Restores Mayor's Cuts To Public Safety, Adopts 2009 City Budget

October 2008

Oct. 31  Light Rail Infrastructure Amendment To Be Offered On Council Floor
Oct. 27  State Trail Extension To Be Part Of Zoo Interchange Project
Oct. 27  MEDIA ADVISORY: Target To Award Anti-Graffiti Grant
Oct. 27  Our City Needs Systemic Change
Oct. 24  Target To Award Anti-Graffiti Grant
Oct. 24  Alderman Donovan Will Look at Seceding 8th Aldermanic District From MPS
Oct. 17  Initial Results of Operation Impact to be Shared Tuesday
Oct. 16  Public Hearing on 2009 City Budget Set For Monday Evening at City Hall
Oct. 8  MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Listening Sessions Continue TODAY
Oct. 6  Ald. Davis And MPS Partner To Recruit For Milwaukee Youth Council
Oct. 6  MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Listening Sessions Continue Today
Oct. 3  New Security Initiative Gives Postal Carriers Safe Havens
Oct. 2  Pilot Program Combines Available Resources
Oct. 1  UWM Foundation Makes Residence Hall Site Selection
Oct. 1  MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Listening Sessions Begin TODAY

September 2008

Sep. 30  Ald. Davis Shares Ideas With National League Of Cities
Sep. 30  MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Listening Sessions Begin Tomorrow
Sep. 29  Alderman Bets the Sausage on the Brew Crew
Sep. 26  Golf Outing Next Week to Benefit Operation Impact
Sep. 26  President Hines Praises Joseph Zilber’s Leadership, Commitment to Central City
Sep. 24  Common Council Members Will Hear From Residents on Mayor’s Budget
Sep. 22  Pilot Program Could Provide Immediate Relief
Sep. 22  School Plan Goes To Mayor  |  Ald. Donovan's Letter To Mayor And School Plan
Sep. 19  Ald. Donovan Ready With Schools Plan
Sep. 15  MEDIA ADVISORY: Witkowski To Host Fall Perennial Flower Exchange Event
Sep. 12  Statement From Ald. Jim Bohl On MPS Truancy Numbers
Sep. 12  Council Creates Committee To Allocate Federal Foreclosure Recovery Dollars
Sep. 12  President Hines Urges Council to Engage Residents on Mayor’s Proposed Fee Increases
Sep. 9  Milwaukee Opportunities For Restoring Employment (MORE) Ordinance Ready For Committee
Sep. 8  Council To Vote On Ordinance Requiring Surveillance Cameras For Taverns
Sep. 5  MEDIA ADVISORY: Villard Avenue Day Festival Marks Its Fourth Year
Sep. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening Event Inspires Better Eating
Sep. 4  Freedom Scholarship Aids Educational Goals
Sep. 2  STATEMENT: Ald. Ashanti Hamilton On Discrepency Of City Services

August 2008

Aug. 27  New Supportive Housing Facility Bringing Services to City’s Most Vulnerable Residents
Aug. 26  MEDIA ADVISORY: District Attorney Asked to Probe Allegations Against MPS Board Member Charlene Hardin  |  Letter From Ald. Donovan To District Attorney Chisholm
Aug. 19  MEDIA ADVISORY: Teutonia Gardens to Celebrate Grand Opening
Aug. 19  MEDIA ADVISORY: Council President Hines To Tap Former Justice Louis Butler As Chair of New Alcohol Beverage Licensing Panel
Aug. 15  STATEMENT: Ald. Witkowski On Sending Police Officers To Assist In St. Paul, Minnesota
Aug. 14  MEDIA ADVISORY: City To Reaffirm Irish Ties That Bind
Aug. 13  Merrill Park Courts Channel Positive Energy
Aug. 12  STATEMENT: President Hines Asks "What Is Water Worth?"
Aug. 11  MEDIA ADVISORY: Banner Ceremony To Welcome Henry Winkler And "Bronze The Fonz" Event
Aug. 6  MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Must Exert Pressure To End Hmong Gang Shootings

July 2008

Jul. 31  Council Action Creates Initiative With Antwone Fisher In Mind
Jul. 30  MEDIA ADVISORY: Unity Caucus Members To Host FEMA Flood Damage Information Session
Jul. 30  Council Approves Vehicle Registration Fee Initiative & Assessment Adjustments
Jul. 30  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs About Closure of America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Jul. 29  CORRECTED VERSION: Alderman Witkowiak Wants Cap On Vehicle Registration Fee
Jul. 29  Alderman Witkowiak Wants Cap On Vehicle Registration Fee
Jul. 29  Witkowski To Host Public Meeting On Recent Commercial and Residential Flooding
Jul. 29  Alderwoman Coggs To Attend MFD Recruitment Push This Week At Urban League Office
Jul. 28  President Hines Addresses Fire Fatality
Jul. 25  Witkowski To Host Public Meeting On Recent Commercial and Residential Flooding
Jul. 25  President Hines Responds to Tragic Death of Seiaires McHenry Jr.
Jul. 24  Mayor Joins Ald. Joe Davis In Applauding House Passage Of Foreclosure Prevention Bill
Jul. 23  Alderman Asks For Citizen Court Monitoring
Jul. 17  Inaugural Frank P. Zeidler Award Winners Announced
Jul. 16  STATEMENT: “Pothole Fee” Eliminates Street Assessments, Far Better than Increasing Property Taxes
Jul. 15  STATEMENT: Ald. Bob Donovan On July 4 Homicide Suspects
Jul. 14  Media Reports Err On Council License File  |  Legislative File Number 080452
Jul. 9  It’s The Law: Citizens Can Help Stamp Out Street Noise
Jul. 9  MEDIA ADVISORY: Unity Caucus Members To Canvass Near Quadruple Homicide Location Today
Jul. 7  STATEMENT: Common Council President Hines Decries Murders, Calls For Genuine Collaboration With Residents
Jul. 7  MEDIA ADVISORY: Elected Officials To Hold City Hall News Conference On Quadruple Homicide
Jul. 3  Boat Safety A Priority During Fireworks Event

June 2008

Jun. 27  Common Council Pres. Hines Announces New Task Force To Analyze Licensing Procedures
Jun. 27  WARNING: Fireworks Penalties & Fines Have Exploded Sky High
Jun. 27  MATC Mirrors City's Sweat-Free Ordinance
Jun. 25  New Harbor Speed Restrictions Promote Safety
Jun. 25  President Hines’ Statement on Yesterday’s Guilty Verdict
Jun. 23  MEDIA ADVISORY: Council President Hines Pushes for Increased Food Donations
Jun. 23  Operation Impact Beat Cops Hit Streets Today
Jun. 20  Alderman Willie Wade To Host Job Event For New Restaurant
Jun. 19  Ald. Coggs Challenges Students To Put Freedom In Writing
Jun. 16  Juneteenth Day: A Solemn Celebration
Jun. 13  It’s Frozen Custard To The Rescue
Jun. 13  Operation Impact Camera Helps Nab Suspect 36 Hours After Being Installed
Jun. 13  Common Council President Hines Announces Grand Opening Of Foundation Park
Jun. 11  Council Votes For Solar Energy - Milwaukee One Of 12 Grant-Eligible Cities
Jun. 4  Public-Private Partnership To Target Crime And Aims For Sudden Impact, Alderman Says | Operation Impact Report
Jun. 3  Generous Grant Keeps Balls Bouncing & Youngsters Busy At West Side Parish
Jun. 2  MEDIA ADVISORY: Riversplash Violence To Be Addressed During City Hall News Conference

May 2008

May 30  Asset Forfeiture Money To Help Expedite New MPD Task Force HQ At Former Station
May 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Committee Votes Non-Renewal For Troubled 132-Unit Mobile Home Park
May 28  Billions For Milwaukee Freeways; Vending Machines For The Renovated Amtrak Depot
May 22  March4Freedom To Bring Positive, Anti-Violence Message
May 20  Common Council Amends Noise Ordinance, Stargazers Loses License
May 16  Sculpting A Park Out Of A Landfill; Hartung Park Phase One Groundbreaking Ceremony Sunday
May 9  MEDIA ADVISORY: Fair Trade Coalition To Celebrate
May 8  MEDIA ADVISORY: Milwaukee Takes World Coffee Break
May 7  Aldermen & Cops Declare War On Street Noise
May 7  President Hines Calls For Action In Evaluating Milwaukee's Racial Disparities
May 2  Cops & Kids Team Up For Cleanup
May 1  Ald. Davis Honors Sister City Agreement With Council Resolution

April 2008

Apr. 29  Council Members To Mark 40th Anniversary of Passage of Fair Housing
Apr. 29  City Hall Ceremony To Mark Signing of Sister City Agreement With South African City
Apr. 25  Ald. Davis Honored For Advocating Minority Business Growth In Wisconsin
Apr. 24  Hines Draws On Members' Strengths, Experience & Leadership In Making Council Committe Appointments  |  2008-2012 Common Council Committee Appointments By Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.
Apr. 22  Council Members See Relevance In Play About City's Open Housing Protests
Apr. 15  MEDIA ADVISORY: Vandals To Begin Community Service Wednesday As Part Of "Operation Payback"
Apr. 15  Facts For Tuesday’s Charter Meeting & Public Inauguration Ceremonies at City Hall, Pabst Theater
Apr. 9  Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council Annouce Public Inauguration Ceremonies
Apr. 7  STATEMENT: Council President Hines Commends Milwaukee Journal Sentinel For Winning Pulitzer Prize

March 2008

Mar. 31  National League Of Cities' Top Issues Mirror Milwaukee's Plans
Mar. 31  MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference At 3P.M. To Address Hmong Protest Of MPD Case
Mar. 31  CORRECTION: Police Officer's Name In Earlier Statement Incorrect
Mar. 31  STATEMENT: Ald. Donovan Comments On Hmong Protest
Mar. 27  MEDIA ADVISORY: Chief Edward Flynn To Appear At Bay View High School April 15
Mar. 25  Intermodal Station Role Earns Ald. Bauman Downtown Award
Mar. 20  Economic Development Summit Yields Strong Interest, Collaborative Efforts
Mar. 20  Street Maintenance Audit Results Expected In Time For 2009 Budget
Mar. 19  Aldermen Call On State Legislature To Pass Property Tax Inflation Relief
Mar. 19  STATEMENT: President Hines Applauds Gov. Doyle, Milwaukee Delegation For Passing SB 176, Calls For Further Reform
Mar. 17  MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference Today; Aldermen To Discuss Escort Service Licensing
Mar. 13  STATEMENT: President Hines Welcomes Circus Parade Back To Milwaukee, Wants Public Transit To Return Too
Mar. 13  MEDIA ADVISORY: Mitchell International Airport Area Focus Of Economic Development Summit
Mar. 10  Ald. Joe Davis Leads Live Congressional City Conference Foreclosure Panel On CSPAN
Mar. 7  Airport Area Economic Development Summit To Be Held
Mar. 7  Police Division Will Move To Former District Three Station
Mar. 7  State Senate Unanimously Approves Housing Trust Fund Bill
Mar. 6  Committee Passes Explosive Penalties For Fireworks Code Violations
Mar. 6  Chief Flynn To Meet With South Side Neighborhood, Business Associations
Mar. 4  City Neighborhoods Face Crisis As Anti-Graffiti Funding Dries Up, Aldermen Say
Mar. 4  Aldermen Seek Answers On Transit Funding Debacle
Mar. 3  Panel To Look At Snow Removal, Pothole Repair Policies

February 2008

Feb. 27  Alderman Calls On Mayor & Governor To Champion "Common Sense" Election Changes
Feb. 26  Council Approves Noise Restrictions For Private Waste Haulers
Feb. 26  Ald. Davis To Guide National League Of Cities Workshops On Foreclosure Crisis
Feb. 19  Snow Removal & Other City Services Taking Back Seat To Staffing Polls, Alderman Says
Feb. 15  Council Resolution Seeks Boost For Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
Feb. 14  Mayor Continues To Duck Real Issues Strangling Milwaukee, Alderman Says
Feb. 12  Irked Council Member Says Potholes Not Being Addressed Quickly Enough
Feb. 12  City Panel To Look At Snow Emergency, Pothole Repair Policies
Feb. 11  An Open Letter From Council President Hines Regarding Weekend Violence
Feb. 7  City Plows Haven't Touched Parts Of Northwest Side
Feb. 7  MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor To Sign Resolution Naming District 13 "The Garden District"
Feb. 5  Aldermen Ask DOT For Major S. 27th St. Improvements To Mitigate I-94 Rebuild
Feb. 5  New Ordinance Allows Homeowners "Paver" Options For Driveways
Feb. 5  Common Council Approves First Round Of Housing Trust Fund Grants, Funding For More Officers In MPS Schools
Feb. 5  Council Approves Garden District Designation For District 13

January 2008

Jan. 31  Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan Passes Committee
Jan. 29  Foster Care Issues To Be Examined During City Hall Event Tuesday
Jan. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY UPDATE: Community Meeting To Host Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn
Jan. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Meeting To Discuss Recent Crime, Development Parking And More
Jan. 28  STATEMENT: Ald. Hines On Walker's Point Shooting
Jan. 25  City Gets Restraining Order In Action Against Gang-Controlled House
Jan. 23  MEDIA ADVISORY: Low Speed Vehicles And Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Showcased As Ordinance Heads To Committee
Jan. 18  Downtown Club Shuttered After Two Shootings In 17 Days
Jan. 18  Alderman Helps Make Electric Car Possible In Milwaukee
Jan. 16  Ald. Bauman Extremely Pleased As MPD Focuses On Historic Concordia Area In The 4th District
Jan. 15  Council Loosens 24-Hour Parking Restrictions In Areas Of District 4
Jan. 14  Committee Favors Five Projects For First Round Of Housing Trust Fund Grants
Jan. 14  Club Escape Revocation, Alarm Companies & Changeable Message Signs Headline Tomorrow's Common Council Agenda
Jan. 9  Businesses To Be Honored For Landscaping & Garden Efforts
Jan. 7  Hartung Park Wins Stewardship Grant Award
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