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Mayor Delivers 2022 City Budget to Common Council

Sep 21

Mayor Barrett presented his 2022 Proposed Executive Budget Address on Tuesday, September 21 at 10 a.m. to the Common Council at City Hall.

Mayor Tom Barrett Announces COVID Vaccination Will Be Required for General City Employees

Aug 24

The new requirement for general city employees—including temporary employees and interns—is effective as of Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Mayor Tom Barrett Announces August 16-21, 2021 as Budget Awareness Week

Aug 10

The week includes a series of public engagement sessions where residents will have the opportunity to engage with City officials to discuss the City’s budget process, the City’s 2022 budget priorities and solutions to budget challenges.

Mayor Tom Barrett Statement on the 2024 Democratic National Convention

Aug 02

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on Milwaukee as a potential site for the 2024 Democratic National Convention

City Government Prepares for the Bucks Victory Parade

Jul 21

The public is welcome to join the celebration of the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Championship downtown on Thursday, and multiple City departments are working to make sure the festivities run as smoothly as possible.

Residents Invited to Learn About and Comment on the Mayor’s Recovery and Resilience Plan

Jul 16

Mayor Tom Barrett will host a public meeting regarding his Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Barrett’s Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan Includes Investment in Reckless Driving

Jul 13

Mayor Tom Barrett plans to address reckless driving in Milwaukee with more than $6 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Mayor Barrett Focuses on Jobs and Workforce Readiness In Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan

Jul 12

In his Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan, Mayor Tom Barrett is investing $13.8 million to promote job readiness and employment opportunities.

Mayor Barrett Prioritizes Investments in Housing in Plan for American Rescue Expenditures

Jul 11

Mayor Tom Barrett is directing over $30 million to support housing activities in Milwaukee using funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

City’s Office of African American Affairs Awarded $4 Million to Fight COVID-19 and Improve Health

Jul 06

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced an award of $4 million to the City of Milwaukee’s Office of African American Affairs as a part of a $250 million two-year initiative to identify and implement best practices for improving health literacy to enhance COVID-19 vaccination and other mitigation practices among underserved populations.

Mayor Barrett Proposes a Living Wage of $15 per Hour for All City Employees

Jun 16

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has directed the City’s Department of Employee Relations to initiate an adjustment in the hourly wage of the City’s lowest paid employees.

Mayor Appoints Task Force on Milwaukee’s Pension System

Jun 11

Mayor Tom Barrett has empaneled a Mayor’s Task Force on Milwaukee’s Pension System to address the imminent and ominous financial challenges stemming from the City’s Employees’ Retirement System.

Mayor Barrett Names Three Community Leaders to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission

Jun 09

Mayor Tom Barrett announced his appointment of three new members of the Fire and Police Commission today.

How Should Milwaukee Spend American Rescue Plan Funds?

Jun 04

Mayor Tom Barrett, in consultation with members of the Milwaukee Common Council, is asking Milwaukee residents to share their priorities for the expenditure of American Rescue Plan funds.

Milwaukee Continuum of Care’s Point in Time Count Sees Record Low

Jun 03

During the Milwaukee Continuum of Care’s (CoC) Point in Time count, an annual census of all those experiencing homelessness who are in sheltered or unsheltered settings, street outreach groups counted only 17 individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness on a single night in January.

Mayor Barrett Announces City Facilities to Reopen on June 21

May 27

Mayor Tom Barrett has set Monday, June 21, 2021 as the date for a reopening of Milwaukee City Hall and the other city buildings where the public interacts with municipal offices.

Mayor Names Arnitta Holliman to Lead the Office of Violence Prevention

May 19

Mayor Tom Barrett has promoted Arnitta Holliman to the position of Director of the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP).

Join Mayor Tom Barrett for a Virtual American Rescue Plan Information Session

May 11

Join Mayor Tom Barrett virtually on Wednesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. for an American Rescue Plan Information Session.

City Unveils Open-Access Wireless Internet in Ten Milwaukee Parks

Apr 29

Today Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced ten parks adjacent to City buildings are offering open-access wireless internet from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. in underserved communities across the city.

Mayor Barrett Encourages Milwaukeeans to Wear Denim on April 28

Apr 28

Mayor Tom Barrett is calling on Milwaukee residents to wear denim on Wednesday, April 28 as a sign of support for local survivors of sexual assault.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Derick Chauvin Murder Trial Verdict:

Apr 27

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the Derick Chauvin murder trail verdict.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Supreme Court's Election Decision

Apr 27

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the Supreme Court's election decision.

Mayor Barrett to Recognize Unsung Heroes on Milwaukee’s One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19

Mar 09

Saturday, March 13 marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett will be reflecting on the extraordinary efforts of Milwaukeeans who have helped fight the virus on all fronts and invites the public to contribute to the effort.

City Now Accepting Applications for New Round of Fresh Food Access Grants

Mar 09

The City of Milwaukee is launching the latest round of the Fresh Food Access Fund this week with new grants available to fund health food initiatives in Milwaukee.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Governor's Capital Budget

Feb 22

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the Governor's capital budget.

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