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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.

Residents are Urged to Take Precautions as Temperatures Drop Below Freezing

Feb 05

The City of Milwaukee urges residents to take precautions as temperatures drop below freezing.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the renaming of Old World Third Street

Jan 28

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the renaming of Old World Third Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Mayor Names Kirsten Johnson as the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health

Jan 14

Mayor Tom Barrett today appointed Kirsten Johnson as Commissioner of Health for the City of Milwaukee.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Vaccination Site to Open at the Wisconsin Center

Jan 11

Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by members of the Milwaukee Health Department to preview the Wisconsin Center as the City’s primary vaccination site.

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