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Mayor Barrett to Host New Webinars for Local Retailers and Spanish Speaking Bars, Restaurants and F

Jul 30

Join Mayor Tom Barrett next week for the next two webinars in the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely series.

Mayor Barrett Appoints Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian

Jul 28

Mayor Tom Barrett announced today the appointment of Joan R. Johnson to serve as Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Democratic National Convention Health Protocols

Jul 27

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding DNC health protocols.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Federal Agents in Milwaukee

Jul 23

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding federal agents in Milwaukee.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on In-Person Classes

Jul 20

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding in-person classes.

SafeVote Postcard Hitting Milwaukee Mailboxes this Week

Jul 13

This week, every City of Milwaukee household will be receiving a SafeVote postcard encouraging residents to vote safely from their home by requesting an absentee ballot by mail.

Mayor Barrett to Continue Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Series with New Webinar Tuesday

Jul 13

Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Health Department join with the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and Milwaukee restaurant operators, to present another Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely webinar.

Mayor Barrett Announces Allocation of Community Development Block Grant Funds

Jul 02

Mayor Tom Barrett Tuesday announced his plans to commit significant resources from the Community Development Block Grant Fund to address housing, employment and COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The total amount that will be reprogrammed comes to approximately $5.6 million dollars.

Mayor Barrett to Host New Webinars on Summer Youth Activities and Residential Repair and Maintenance

Jun 30

Mayor Barrett will host two new webinars alongside community partners and City departments to help share important COVID-19 information on a variety of topics.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Supreme Court's Ruling on DACA

Jun 18

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on DACA.

Mayor Barrett Announces Creation of Commission on Police Accountability and Reform

Jun 05

Mayor Barrett announced the creation of a Commission on Police Accountability and Reform to examine police practices and strengthen community trust among law enforcement officers in every neighborhood in the city.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Officer Michael Mattioli

Jun 01

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding Officer Michael Mattioli.

Mayor Barrett Announces First Round of Cabinet Appointments

May 27

Mayor Tom Barrett announces first round of cabinet appointments and reappointments for City of Milwaukee leadership positions. Appointments are subject to Common Council confirmation.

Mayor Names Lafayette Crump to Head City Development

May 27

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today appointed Lafayette Crump as Commissioner of City Development.

Nine Testing Sites Available for Milwaukee’s North Side Neighborhoods

May 25

Starting this week, the Wisconsin National Guard will be pausing COVID-19 testing at its Midtown Center. Residents of Milwaukee’s North Side neighborhoods can still access diagnostic COVID-19 testing at nine area hospital systems and community health centers.

City of Milwaukee to Provide Hazard Pay for Employees

May 22

Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the City of Milwaukee will begin providing hazard pay through funding by the CARES Act to general city employees, including civilian members of the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Police Department, as well as sworn management personnel who meet eligibility criteria.

City Webinar to Provide Best Practices for Milwaukee Area Salon and Barbershop Owners

May 15

Mayor Tom Barrett, the City of Milwaukee Health Department and Barbicide will be hosting a webinar on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. CDT.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Supreme Court Overturning Wisconsin’s Stay at Home Order

May 13

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Wisconsin’s Stay at Home order.

Milwaukee Public Library to Offer Contactless Materials Pickup at Central Drive-Up Window

May 04

The Milwaukee Public Library announced today that it will begin offering patrons the opportunity to borrow materials in a limited manner while its locations remain closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Barrett Urges Milwaukeeans to Wear Denim on April 29

Apr 29

Mayor Tom Barrett is calling on all Milwaukee area residents to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 29, as a sign of support for local survivors of sexual assault. This year marks the ninth annual Denim Day Milwaukee.

Complete Count Committee Announces Census Paper Forms Sent to Residents to Encourage Greater Partic

Apr 21

COVID-19 has not hindered the U.S. Census Bureau’s ability to launch the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census was officially launched on March 12, 2020 and is well underway.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Eugene Kane's Passing

Apr 16

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the passing of Eugene Kane.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Suspended In-Person Voting

Apr 06

Mayor Tom Barrett's statement regarding Governor Tony Evers’ order to suspend in-person voting.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on COVID-19

Mar 26

Mayor Tom Barrett's statement regarding COVID-19.

Complete Count Committee Encourages Residents to Respond to the Census Today

Mar 19

From March 12-20, every household in the U.S. will receive the U.S. Census Bureau’s invitation letter to participate in the 2020 Census with specific instructions on how to be counted.

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