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The following news releases have been issued by the Common Council.
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December 2011
Dec. 29  STATEMENT: The Suburban Doesn't Work in the Urban: A New Model for the Grand Avenue Mall
Dec. 27  STATEMENT: Alderman James N. Witkowiak on two tragic accidents
Dec. 20  President Hines Reaches Out to County Board Chair on Bus Security  |  LETTER
Dec. 20  MEDIA ADVISORY: South 27th Street Now Open For Business
Dec. 19  Alderman Plans Hearing to Discuss MPD and MCSO Resources
Dec. 16  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderwoman Coggs to take part in Community Brainstorming Session
Dec. 16  Bascule Bridge Repair News Conference
Dec. 15  WUWM Panel Discussion will feature Alderwoman Coggs
Dec. 12  Tax Information Changes Detail MPS Choice Program
Dec. 9  2011 City of Milwaukee Property Tax Bills
Dec. 6  Historic Preservation Honored Tomorrow at Cream of Cream City Awards Ceremony
Dec. 6  Demand for Docking Spots Demands Rules, Alderman Says
Dec. 6  Public Comment Deadline on USPS Stations is Today and Wednesday
Dec. 5  MEDIA ADVISORY: Church to host Voter ID Forum Tonight
November 2011
Nov. 30  Common Council Approves Continuing Salary Freeze
Nov. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth Town Hall Meeting to be hosted by Alderwoman Coggs this Evening
Nov. 22  City to Showcase Award-Nominated Historic Homes
Nov. 22  Fresh Coast Classic Kickoff News Event is Tomorrow
Nov. 21  Taking Action to Create Jobs, Restore Economic Security
Nov. 18  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Coggs Decries Murders, Calls For Collaboration With Residents
Nov. 18  MEDIA ADVISORY: 34 Ways to Assist Annual Turkey Giveaway at Parklawn Y Tomorrow
Nov. 17  Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan: Streetcar Project Being Rammed Down Our Throats
Nov. 15  Municipal Court Now Accepting Not Guilty Pleas Online
Nov. 14  Public Meeting this week about Possible USPS Station Closures
Nov. 14  Petition Effort Calls for Keeping Milwaukee USPS Stations Open
Nov. 8  Design Contest Launched for Green Corridor
Nov. 6  MEDIA ADVISORY: Christmas Tree Coming from the 11th District - Again
Nov. 4  Council Approved 2012 Budget Holds Property Taxes Steady
Nov. 4  Alderman Terry L. Witkowski Honored with KGMB Award
October 2011
Oct. 31  Council Members See Opportunity for Much Needed Infrastructure Work
Oct. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Concealed Carry Informational Meeting
Oct. 27  Freedom Essay Scholarship: Ald. Coggs Announces Winners in 4th Year of Contest
Oct. 24  STATEMENT: Hiring Laid-Off Sheriff’s Deputies Could be a Win-Win Option for City  |  Letter to Chief Flynn
Oct. 21  Gallery Night to Showcase Diverse Array of Artwork
Oct. 19  New Fire Dousing Technology to be Displayed Thursday
Oct. 19  MEDIA ADVISORY: Milwaukee Youth Council Hosts Public Forum
Oct. 18  Public Meetings Set on Possible Closures, Consolidations of USPS Stations
Oct. 14  MEDIA ADVISORY: El Rey Brings New Life and Business to Oklahoma Ave.
Oct. 14  MEDIA ADVISORY: Voter ID Information Meeting Tonight
Oct. 13  MEDIA ADVISORY: Treasurer’s Office Reform Ideas Laid Out by Alderman Jim Bohl  |  City of Milwaukee Office of the City Treasurer: A Policy Plan for Reform
Oct. 12  MEDIA ADVISORY: Housing Resource Fair will Feature Key Agencies, Workshop
Oct. 7  MEDIA ADVISORY: Streetscaping Project for Layton Boulevard to be Announced on Monday
Oct. 5  Officials: Downtown Streetcar Money Should be Used for MCTS Buses  |  Letter to Rep. Gwen Moore
Oct. 3  Boost Investment in City Infrastructure, Alderman Bauman Urges
Oct. 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: Council Committee to Take up Free Birth Certificate Measure TODAY
September 2011
Sept. 30  MEDIA ADVISORY: Milwaukee Neighbors to Celebrate Renewed Park
Sept. 30  Alderman Hamilton Encourages City to “Love the Library”
Sept. 30  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderman Donovan will help Honor 94-year-old Crossing Guard
Sept. 29  Alderwoman Coggs to Moderate Workshop Discussion on Voter ID Law
Sept. 29  Alliance can be Job Creating Engine, Alderman says
Sept. 29  MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting Tonight at Siloah Lutheran School
Sept. 28  Alderman to take part in Sister Cities Exchange Event at UWM
Sept. 27  Council to Deliberate on Mayor’s Proposed 2012 City Budget  |  Revised 2012 Budget Calendar
Sept. 27  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs on Mayor's Budget Address
Sept. 27  Alderman Davis Partners with City Agencies to Avert Health Hazard
Sept. 27  Concerns Regarding Valley Power Plant go to Public Works Committee
Sept. 23  Council Members to Participate in NAACP Annual Event
Sept. 23  MEDIA ADVISORY: City Hall Ceremony to Celebrate Doors Open Milwaukee
Sept. 23  Alderwoman Coggs to Discuss State Budget Impact on Milwaukee
Sept. 22  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ceremony Today for Jackson Park Neighborhood Marker
Sept. 21  Generous Donations for MPD Bicycle Officers to be Announced
Sept. 21  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderman Donovan to take Part in Clean Up News Conference TODAY
Sept. 20  Common Council Approves Concealed Carry, USPS Measures
Sept. 19  Milwaukee Youth Council Allocates Funds
Sept. 13  Public Safety Committee Will Take Up Concealed Carry Measures
Sept. 12  Pérez Named 2011 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
Sept. 12  Committee to Hear File on Possible Closing of USPS Facilities  |  File 110539
Sept. 9  News Conference to Address DMV State ID Concerns
Sept. 9  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderwoman Coggs Working with Youth to Find Peaceful Alternatives
Sept. 1  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderwoman Coggs to be part of Intergenerational Dialogue
August 2011
Aug. 29  Streetcar Utility Cost Inquiry Spurs Response  |  Letter
Aug. 29  Council Members Lobby Against Post Office Closings  |  Letter
Aug. 22  Community Input – Now – Critical for Future Hoan Ped/Bike Lane
Aug. 19  Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest Deadline Extended
Aug. 18  Milwaukee Youth Council Lobbies County Executive on Transit Fares  |  Resolution  |  Letter to County Executive
Aug. 17  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderman Donovan Releases 10-Point Plan for Milwaukee  |  STATEMENT: Action Plan  |  Enclosures
Aug. 10  Milwaukee Youth Council Members Prioritize Positive Youth Actions
Aug. 5  Meet Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs at African World Festival
Aug. 5 STATEMENT: Ald. Murphy on State Fair Violence
Aug. 5 We’re Reaping the Harvest We’ve Sown
Aug. 5  Harbor Speed Restrictions in Effect for Air & Water Show
Aug. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderwoman Coggs to Speak at GirlTalk Back-to-School Event
Aug. 3  Green Corridor Project’s First Meeting to Include Growing Power
Aug. 2  Bank of America Commits to Major Neighborhood Stabilization Effort in Milwaukee
July 2011
July 29  Milwaukee Residents Deserve Hearing on Waukesha Water Diversion
July 28  Summer of Peace Youth Rally is Friday
July 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Inaugural Garden District Days Festival Starts Friday
July 28  Benefit Event Friday & Saturday Set to “Honor Our Local Heroes”
July 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Gallery Night on King Drive in Bronzeville Friday
July 28  Riverwest 24 Encourages Cycling; Brings Community Together
July 27  Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing Program Helps Homes Add Solar
July 27  Be The Change Celebrates First Students to Complete Program
July 21  UWM Annual Dump-n-Run Event This Friday
July 21  Alderman Donovan to Receive National WeTip Award
July 19  2012 Funding Allocation Plan Focuses Block Grant Dollars on the Community
July 18  Council File Would Spur Tracking of Voter ID Law Impact
July 18  Donovan Calls for a Referendum on Downtown Streetcar
July 15  MEDIA ADVISORY: Bronzeville Comes Alive with Garfield Avenue Festival
July 14  Public Safety Committee Approves MPD Files on Diversity Training, Traffic Stops
July 13  MEDIA ADVISORY: Milwaukee Streetcar Project Goes to Steering & Rules Committee
July 13  Workshop Scheduled for HUD Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program
July 12  MEDIA ADVISORY: Hearings Set for City’s Community Development Block Grant Funding  |  Memo
July 12  Free Home Energy Workshops Come to Riverwest Tomorrow
July 12  Council asked to take Stand Against High-Alcohol “Blast” Beverage  |  Council File
July 12  Emergency Services Predominant in Fire Department Summary
July 12  Anti-Violence Rally today at BP Station Ransacked on July 3
July 12  MEDIA ADVISORY: Skyline Music Starts this Evening
July 8  MEDIA ADVISORY: Second Street Pride Project to Include Benches and Walking Path
July 8  CORRECTED MEDIA ADVISORY: Festival is Saturday at Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia
July 7  MEDIA ADVISORY: Festival is Saturday at Atkinson, Capitol, Teutonia
July 6  Common Council Adopts “Plan A” District Boundary Plan  |  "Plan A" Map
July 5  STATEMENT: Disturbing Reports of Disorder and Violence
June 2011
June 30  Pedal-Powered Energy Parade Encourages Residents to “Power Down”
June 30  MEDIA ADVISORY: Chief Flynn to Attend Town Hall Meeting Tuesday
June 30  Harbor Speed Restrictions in Effect on July 3rd
June 29  Aerotropolis Milwaukee Moves Forward
June 29  New Loan Program Aimed at those Facing Foreclosure
June 28  Dangerous Speeds on North 64th & North 68th Streets Prompt Action by Alderman
June 28  STATEMENT: Comptroller W. Martin “Wally” Morics Announces Retirement Plans
June 27  Panel Sends “Plan A” District Boundary Option to Common Council  |  "Plan A" Map
June 24  Budget Provisions Would Negate City Benefits Ordinance
June 24  National Expo in Milwaukee Sunday Expected to Draw 1,500 Attendees
June 22  Common Council Members ask Governor to Veto Pay for Fired Officers  |  Letter
June 22  Wilson Creek Crossing Project Underway
June 21  Public Works Committee to Receive Flooding Task Force Recommendations
June 21  Be the Change Youth Leadership Program Launches
June 21  MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting Tonight on Redistricting Plan
June 20  Redistricting Plan Goes to Committee  |  Plan A Map  |  Plan B Map
June 17  Juneteenth Marks 40th Milwaukee Anniversary on Sunday
June 16  New Harbor Speed Restrictions Promote Safety
June 14  MEDIA ADVISORY: Session Moved Up to Draw Trial Aldermanic Districts
June 10  MEDIA ADVISORY: Cold Spring Park Daytime Neighborhood Walk Happening Tuesday
June 10  Alderwoman Coggs Chairing Urban League National Day of Service Event
June 9  Flooding Study Task Force to Vote on Recommendations
June 8  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderwoman Coggs to Speak on Governor’s Proposed Childcare Cuts
June 7  MEDIA ADVISORY: Dr. Gregory Thornton, MPS Superintendent to Speak with Youth Council
June 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: Deadline Approaches to Nominate for Zeidler Public Service Award
June 3  Alderman Bohl Wants Change in City’s Reassessment Notice Practices
June 3  Municipal Court Garners Public Policy Forum Award for Use of Technology
June 2  CORRECTED MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening Ceremonies for U.S. Historic Route 41 TODAY | Agenda
June 2  MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening Ceremonies for U.S. Historic Route 41 TODAY  |  Agenda
June 1  MEDIA ADVISORY: Public to Get Chance to Draw Trial Aldermanic Districts
June 1  Proposed Aldermanic District Boundary Plan Released
May 2011
May 31  Grand Opening of Historic Route 41 Highlights Revival of S. 27th Street
May 25  Operation Impact Enters its 4th Year of Bolstering Public Safety
May 24  MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth Council to get Face Time with Mayor Tom Barrett
May 24  Girls’ Day at City Hall Pairs Young Women with Public Service
May 19  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Coggs Says Now that Voter ID Bill Has Passed, it’s Time to Mobilize
May 17  Neighborhood Ambassadors to be Introduced Wednesday
May 16  Bronzeville Area Call for Development Marks Important Milestone
May 16  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ald. Davis Hosts Evening Forum to Address Black Male Achievement
May 13  Alderwoman Coggs Seeks Student Essays on Freedom
May 13  MEDIA ADVISORY: Ald. Davis Hosts Charity Basketball Game to Help Family of Teen Killed at Scrap Yard
May 11  STATEMENT: A Pricey Solution in Search of a Problem
May 11  City Channel 25 now Streaming Live 24/7
May 10  STATEMENT: President Hines Commends MPD for Apprehending Assault Suspect
May 10  MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayfair Mall’s Senior GM to Address Milwaukee Youth Council
May 10  Common Council to Begin City Redistricting Process
May 6  Sen. Darling MIA for Milwaukee on Arts Funding Cut
May 5  STATEMENT: PETA: A Chuck Roast Short of Common Sense
May 5  MEDIA ADVISORY: Alderman Davis to Help Host Rally to Remember Boy Killed at Scrap Yard
April 2011
Apr. 28  Study to Look at MFD Downsizing, Possible Cost Saving Options
Apr. 27  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Coggs says Denim Day Raises Awareness
Apr. 27  Drop Off Meds and Get Free Fertilizer
Apr. 20  UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Safety Officials to Appear at Committee to Discuss Diversity Questions
Apr. 20  MEDIA ADVISORY: Diversity Questions To Come Before Committee
Apr. 18  Alderwoman Coggs to Discuss Status of Women at 4th Street Forum
Apr. 18  MEDIA ADVISORY: Resurfacing of W. Appleton Ave. Topic of Public Information Meeting
Apr. 14  STATEMENT: Ald. Davis Says Motives Should not be Called into Question
Apr. 13  STATEMENT: Ald. Donovan on Chief Flynn and OpenSky Records
Apr. 13  Residency and Retention Go Hand in Hand
Apr. 12  STATEMENT: Common Council Votes to Oppose State Recycling Grant Cut  |  File #101566
Apr. 12  STATEMENT: Indiana County’s No Confidence Letter about OpenSky Forwarded to Alderman Donovan  |  Letter
Apr. 8  Additional Surveillance Cameras Coming to Cesar Chavez Dr.
Apr. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: How the State Budget and Residency Bill will Affect Milwaukee
Apr. 4  Public Forum Tonight on State Budget and its Ramifications for MPS and the Future of Education in Milwaukee
Apr. 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: MPS Town Hall Meeting Monday at Riverside will be hosted by Three Alums now on Common Council
March 2011
Mar. 31  MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Town Hall Meeting Friday: The Impact of the State Budget on the City of Milwaukee
Mar. 31  New Collaborative Health Clinic in the 15th District Opens Today
Mar. 30  Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award 2011 Nominees Sought
Mar. 29  MEDIA ADVISORY: Underground Utilities to be Examined
Mar. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Labor Historian to Deliver Zeidler Lecture on Importance of Public Sector Unions
Mar. 28  MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Town Hall Meeting Tuesday
Mar. 25  The Milwaukee Arts Board Promotes a Citywide Effort to Document Milwaukee’s Public Art
Mar. 24  Council Members Oppose Cuts to Arts Funding
Mar. 23  State Tourism Grant will Fund Promotion of National Expo in Milwaukee
Mar. 21  Alderman Donovan: Newly Released Documents Show OpenSky “Bid Rigging”
Mar. 18  MEDIA ADVISORY: Labor Historian to Deliver Zeidler Lecture on Importance of Public Sector Unions
Mar. 16  Time is Now for Milwaukee to Speak Against Residency Bill
Mar. 14  STATEMENT: President Hines Praises Legacy Bank for Unparalleled Support to Milwaukee Economy
Mar. 14  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Coggs Says Sinkhole Will be Repaired Safely and as Expediently as Possible
Mar. 10  STATEMENT: Alderman Witkowiak Says Residency Matters: Working AND Living in Your Community Has Impact
Mar. 9  MEDIA ADVISORY: State Republican Leaders Should Reconsider Their Raid on Milwaukee
Mar. 8  STATEMENT:  Alderman Donovan Says Mayor Has Explaining & Apologizing to Do
Mar. 7  Milwaukee Arts Board Recognizes Outstanding Artists of the Year
Mar. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: City Hall Event to Celebrate 200th Birthday of Increase Lapham
Mar. 4  MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Information Meeting Regarding State DOT Project for Hwy. 145 Bridges
Mar. 2  Alderman Davis to Lead National League of Cities International Council Forum on Foreign Trade
Mar. 1  STATEMENT: Council Passes File Opposing Budget Bill Provisions
Mar. 1  Common Council’s “Shared Sacrifice” File on State Budget Passes 13-1-1
February 2011
Feb. 28  Council’s “Shared Sacrifice” File Addresses State Budget Repair Bill
Feb. 28  STATEMENT: End the Circus, Solve the Problems
Feb. 22  Alderman Wants City Hall Entrances, Sidewalks and Street Reopened
Feb. 17  City of Milwaukee Common Council Members Standing with Wisconsin Workers
Feb. 17  Illegal Dumping Legislation Passes Committee 5-0
Feb. 17  STATEMENT: Alderman Hines and Alderman Bauman Urge State Legislature to Be Consistent, Fair in Budget Repair Bill
Feb. 15  MEDIA ADVISORY: Marcoux to Attend Bronzeville Mixer Event Wednesday
Feb. 10  Milwaukee Youth Council Elects Officers
Feb. 3  STATEMENT: City Needs to Mount Full-Court Press on Snow Cleanup; Focus on Garbage Collection a HUGE Mistake
Feb. 3  15th Amendment Anniversary Commemorated Today
Feb. 3  STATEMENT: First Blizzard of the Century Not a Problem for Milwaukee
Feb. 1  Milwaukee Arts Board Annual Grant Process Now Open
Feb. 1  Alderman Bohl’s Neighborhood Meeting CANCELED
January 2011
Jan. 28  STATEMENT: Alderman Witkowiak Says Meal Site Set for Super Sunday Re-Opening
Jan. 20  Municipal Court Goes “Live” with All-Electronic Court Case Management System
Jan. 20  Common Council Approves New Payment Terms for Contractors
Jan. 19  Thank You, Wave Development LLC
Jan. 19  Housing Trust Fund Award Choices Approved by Common Council
Jan. 19  Alderman Bauman’s Insightful Planning Makes Marriott a Better Project
Jan. 14  Proposed “Reverse Auction” Legislation Could Save City Time and Money
Jan. 12  MPL’s Paula Kiely to Address Milwaukee Youth Council
Jan. 11  STATEMENT: Alderman Witkowski Says “Punish the Developer” Does Not Serve Milwaukee’s Needs
Jan. 8  STATEMENT: Alderman Witkowski Says Historic Preservation Commission Role Needs Legislative Review
Jan. 7  Letter from President Hines to MPS Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds
Jan. 6  Flooding Study Task Force Holds First Meeting Today
Jan. 5  STATEMENT: Alderwoman Coggs Regarding Velma L. Coggs: Her Story
Jan. 4  President Hines and Senator Darling: Joint Announcement on Plans to Attract High-Performing Schools to Empty MPS Buildings, TOMORROW


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