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2020 Census Deadline Drawing Near, Now Just Six Days Away

Sep 24

Every adult and child has the constitutional right to be counted. Responses must be submitted by September 30, 2020.

Mayor Virtually Presents 2021 City Budget to Common Council

Sep 22

Mayor Barrett virtually presented his 2021 Proposed Executive Budget Address on Tuesday, September 22 at 9 a.m. to the Common Council at City Hall.

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Available at 15 Locations across the City, Including 13 Milwaukee Public

Sep 10

Mayor Barrett and City leaders highlighted the addition of 15 new, 24-hour absentee ballot drop boxes located throughout the city in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

Election Commission Urges Milwaukee Residents to Vote Absentee Ahead of November Election with Safe

Sep 04

Over the coming week, every City of Milwaukee household will receive a SafeVote postcard encouraging them to vote safely from their home by requesting an absentee ballot by mail.

Mayor Barrett Announces Miller Park and Fiserv Forum as Early Voting Centers for the 2020 General E

Aug 31

Mayor Tom Barrett joined City leaders and Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks Alex Lasry to announce Fiserv Forum and Miller Park as two additional early voting centers for the 2020 general election.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake

Aug 24

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Mayor Barrett Invites Residents to Virtually Join Preliminary 2021 Budget Hearing and Presentation

Aug 19

Mayor Tom Barrett invites Milwaukee residents to join him, Budget Director Dennis Yaccarino and Finance & Personnel Committee Chairman Alderman Michael Murphy on Wednesday, August 26 from 5-7 p.m. for a hearing and presentation on the City of Milwaukee’s 2021 Budget.

City of Milwaukee Announces $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Rent Support and Assistance

Aug 12

On July 30, 2020, the City of Milwaukee announced an allocation of an additional $15 million in CARES Act funding for rent support and assistance to help over 3,000 families remain in stable housing.

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.

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