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2018 News

2018 State of the City


Highlighting Milwaukee’s progress and growth, Mayor Tom Barrett presented the 2018 State of the City Address on Monday at the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. Mayor Barrett emphasized the City’s efforts in strengthening neighborhoods, promoting job growth, building healthier and safer communities, and improving educational initiatives in Milwaukee.

Mayor Tom Barrett, City Leaders Call For Gun Safety


Partnership Seeks to Prevent Accidental Gun Related Deaths and Injuries Involving Children

Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commission Address Voter Deactivation


State’s system and incorrect data result in erroneous deactivation of voter registrations

Mayor Applauds Passage of Bill Prohibiting Straw Purchasing


Senate Bill 408 criminalizes gun purchases on behalf of felons and acting as ‘human holster’

Annual Property Assessments Show Real Estate Values Are Up


Property values across the City of Milwaukee are climbing according to the annual revaluation compiled by the City Assessors Office

NEA Grant Awards $50,000 to support Beerline Trail


Local project is one of 60 receiving funding nationwide

Willie Wade Announced as President and CEO of Employ Milwaukee


Mayor Tom Barrett announced he will submit Willie Wade’s name to Employ Milwaukee’s Board of Directors to succeed Earl Buford as President and CEO of Employ Milwaukee.

Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Continues


Mayor Barrett will continue to host neighborhood walks in Milwaukee communities throughout the summer and encourages city residents to join a walk.

City and Bird Cooperate to Overcome Restrictions on E-Scooters


New Framework Will Help Milwaukee Bring a New, Innovative Transportation Option Safely and Legally to the City

Mayor Presents 2019 City Budget to Common Council


Mayor Proposes significant investment to City’s lead program and replacement of service lines

Mayor to Host 13th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit


Grammy Award-Winning Music Producer David Banner to share advice with attendees

Mayor Announces Plan to Create Environmentally Sustainable Green Spaces


Mayor Barrett announced the City’s Green Infrastructure Plan Framework to add functional green space to Milwaukee streets, schools, and parking lots.

Early Voting Numbers Continue to Rise


As in-person absentee “early” voting numbers in the City of Milwaukee surpass previous records for mid-term elections

City Named Semi-Finalist for Prestigious Health Award


The City of Milwaukee has been named a semi-finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) 2019 Culture of Health Prize.


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