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2019 News

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County’s 12th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Veterans

December 19

The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County’s 12th Annual Holiday Drive concluded on December 13 after three weeks of collection.

City’s Solar Group Buy Program Wraps up Most Successful Year to Date

December 18

The program resulted in 48 homeowners installing 255.70 kilowatts of new solar installations.

Mayor Barrett Proposes $2.2 Million in Block Grant Funds for Lead Abatement

December 04

Mayor Tom Barrett announced a portion of his proposed allocation of 2020 Community Development Block Grant funding. The proposal includes $2.2 million for lead abatement.

Public Meeting for Board of Fire and Police Commission Appointee

December 04

Milwaukee residents are invited to a community hearing on the appointment of Raymond Robakowski to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners by Mayor Tom Barrett.

Mayor Barrett Announces November 24 as Leaf Collection Rake-Out Extension Date

November 18

Annual leaf collection has been extended from the initial rake out deadline of November 15 to end of day November 24.

City Encourages Safe Gun Storage by Offering Gun Locks to Residents

November 14

Today, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and The Master Lock Company announced a donation of 1,000 gun locks to the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention.

As Temperatures Drop, the Milwaukee Continuum of Care Will Provide Warming Rooms

November 08

In response to low temperatures forecasted for next week, the following partners of the Milwaukee Continuum of Care will be providing overnight shelters for anyone unsheltered from the cold.

Hoppy Birthday!

October 31

The Hop Celebrates One Year of Service

To help wish the system a very hoppy birthday, the community is invited to gather in the City Hall Rotunda Friday, Nov. 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. We hope to see you at the party.

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Greater Milwaukee Complete Count Committee Holds Community Kick-Off to Prepare for the 2020 Census

October 29

Mayor Tom Barrett joined the Greater Milwaukee Complete Count Committee (CCC) on October 28 to begin the hard work needed to ensure all households are counted in the 2020 Census.

Mayor Tom Barrett Signs Legislation Declaring Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 22

Mayor Tom Barrett signed into effect legislation declaring the second Monday of October each year as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the City of Milwaukee.

Mayor Barrett Reasserts His Invitation to Host the 2020 G7 Meetings

October 22

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett continues his effort to get President Donald Trump to host the Group of 7 (G7) meeting of world leaders in Milwaukee next June.

Mayor Barrett’s 2020 City Budget Timeline

September 24

The Common Council is scheduled to adopt the City’s 2020 budget at a special meeting Friday, November 8.

Mayor Presents 2020 City Budget to Common Council

September 24

Mayor Barrett presented his 2020 Proposed Executive Budget Address on Tuesday, September 24 at 9 a.m. in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall.

Mayor Barrett to Host 6th Annual Walk 100 Finale

September 05

Friday, September 6 at Noon Mayor Tom Barrett will host his 6th Annual Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days finale at Cathedral Square Park. The finale will celebrate the end of the 2019 Walk 100 season and the over 147 walks hosted throughout the program’s six-year history.

Bastille Days Caps Record-Setting Run for Hop Ridership

July 16

Ridership of The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, grew to record-setting levels in recent weeks as the City celebrated two of its iconic summer festivals.

Mayor Barrett Nominates Griselda Aldrete to be Director of the Fire and Police Commission

July 05

Mayor Tom Barrett is naming local non-profit leader and attorney Griselda Aldrete to be the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

Milwaukee Children Win with $13.5 M in Funding for Early Childhood Education

June 26

The Office of Head Start announced recently that several Milwaukee organizations will receive more than $13 million to fund early childhood education programs to serve more than 1,200 infants and toddlers living in poverty in Milwaukee.

Mayor Barrett Announces the City of Milwaukee’s Newly-Created Board of Health Appointees

June 25

Mayor Tom Barrett is pleased to announce his appointees to the City of Milwaukee’s newly-created Board of Health. These individuals appointed by the Mayor will advise the Health Department on policy and advocate for sound public health practices that improve health outcomes for all Milwaukeeans.

Mayor Barrett to Kick-Off 2019 Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge

June 03

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will kick-off his 2019 Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge Monday, June 3, 2019 in the City Hall Rotunda. The kick-off announcement will be followed by a one-mile walk to Fiserv Forum, where they will be greeted by the Milwaukee Bucks’ mascot, Bango.

City Reveals Plans for Vel R. Phillips Plaza in Westown

May 14

The City of Milwaukee today shares plans for a new vibrant urban space in the Westown neighborhood designed to provide important civic amenities and needed transit connections in a portion of the city undergoing significant redevelopment.

City Announces Bold Proposal to Expand the Hop and Extend Momentum Beyond Downtown Milwaukee

May 02

Officials from the City of Milwaukee and The Hop announced today a comprehensive plan designed to capitalize on the momentum of downtown and the streetcar to expand its many benefits into the Bronzeville and Walker’s Point neighborhoods adjacent to downtown.

Property Values Across the City of Milwaukee Continue to Increase

April 18

The 2019 City of Milwaukee property assessment shows continued improvement in the residential and commercial real estate markets.

Help Milwaukee Count for the 2020 Census

April 01

Mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed April 1, 2019 as Census Call to Action Day to heighten awareness of the critical need to count every Milwaukee resident in the upcoming 2020 Census.

Compete Milwaukee Program Boasts Positive Employment Results

March 27

Jobs are an integral part of growth and prosperity for every city neighborhood. The City of Milwaukee is a proud partner in providing unemployed and underemployed residents with the training they need to connect to employment opportunities. Mayor Tom Barrett invites qualified city residents to apply starting now for Compete Milwaukee transitional jobs.

2019 Spring Election Sees Increased Voter Participation

March 26

With one full week of early voting still to occur, Milwaukee’s early voting numbers have already surpassed numbers from previous Spring Elections.  As of Sunday, March 24, over 1,500 people had early voted in the City of Milwaukee, exceeding Spring Election numbers from last year and a comparable election in 2015. 

Apply to MPD Ambassador Program

March 26

The Milwaukee Police Department is looking for a select group of city residents between the ages of 18 and 25 to partake in the Milwaukee Police Ambassador Program. In its fifth year of implementation, the Police Ambassador program serves as a six-month paid work experience program for young adults interested in pursuing a meaningful career in public safety or criminal justice.

Mayor Barrett Delivers 2019 State of the City Address

March 13

Highlighting Milwaukee’s progress and growth, Mayor Tom Barrett presented the 2019 State of the City Address on Monday at the Fiserv Forum. Mayor Barrett emphasized the City’s efforts in strengthening neighborhoods, promoting job growth, building healthier and safer communities, and improving educational initiatives in Milwaukee.

Three Milwaukee Public Libraries to Receive Solar Installations

February 28

The City of Milwaukee will take major steps to increase use of clean and renewable energy this spring. The City’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) will install 209 kilowatts (kW) of solar PV on three Milwaukee Public Library buildings.

Mayor Barrett Calls for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

February 27

Mayor Tom Barrett expressed his support for in-state tuition for undocumented individuals who graduate from a Wisconsin high school. He urged Governor Tony Evers and state officials to propose and pass legislation regarding this matter.

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