With key input from Alderman Donovan and several colleagues, a Public Safety Action Plan has been published in an effort to help find possible solutions and ways of combatting Milwaukee’s problems with crime, disorder and violence.
Milwaukee businesses interested in contracting with the City of Milwaukee are encouraged to complete survey
Alderman Bob Donovan invites Milwaukee business owners to partake in a survey regarding their experience and interest in city contracting. Milwaukee’s City Accelerator team developed the survey to identify current and future contractors, including minority and women-owned businesses interested in contracting with the City of Milwaukee. All businesses are encouraged to fill-out the survey link below.
Survey link: milwaukee.gov/accelerator
The City Accelerator is an initiative led by Living Cities which works to improve the lives of low-income people and to help cities run more effectively. Join the conversation on social media at #CityAccelerator.
Burglar on Tape
A resident who lives near S. 30th and W. Hayes in the 8th District shared this video footage taken this summer (2017). It shows a young male brazenly breaking into the resident’s garage and stealing a bicycle. Based on information from other sources I believe this is not the only burglary/break-in this individual is responsible for in that neighborhood.
Please keep an eye out for this creep and report any suspicious activity immediately to Milwaukee Police.
Let’s catch this guy!
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 www.beyondthebellmke.org.
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
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.