Milwaukee Needs To Address Issues With Fire and Police Commission Before Madison Helps Out And Another Update.

A few days ago, I finally put down my thoughts about redoing Milwaukee’s very badly broken Fire and Police Commission. But the mayor and the common council really shouldn’t wait too long because it looks like the GOP in Madison have the FPC in their sights. And the last thing…

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MKE Common Council: In recognition of unions on Labor Day

Eight out of Fifteen? Really?? Happy Labor Day!! From our email: Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa As we…

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MKE Common Council On New Executive Director for the Fire and Police Commission

I have been working on an article about the hot mess that is the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission for two months now but every time I get into it some new shit happens. Tonight there will be a showdown around the police chief…but in the meantime the Common Council…

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MKE Common Council Meeting On Trump’s Goon Squad

From the inbox this afternoon: Special Public Safety and Health Committee meeting set for Monday, July 27 Agenda to include communication about federal intervention in Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee, has called a special committee meeting that will take place Monday, July 27…

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Why Is The City Of Milwaukee Putting A Million Bucks Into This Development?

As local newspapers shrink and eventually die under the onslaught of the internet and internet advertising venues, their often grand and centrally located headquarter offices outlive their usefulness. This is exactly what has happened with the offices of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and they are moving from the beautiful art…

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MKE Cares: Ordinance would require mask wearing in public spaces

From today’s email: Public Safety and Health Committee to take up legislation on Thursday (7/2) Statement of Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic. June 30, 2020 It is time for the City of Milwaukee to take the important step of implementing a citywide face mask mandate for public spaces, and this week I…

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MKE Equality: A Good Place To Start: Food

This little snippet appeared in the Business section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently. It outlines efforts to close a local dollar store for being a neighborhood nuisance. The Common Council wants to deny them their food and vendor licenses that need to be renewed by July 1st or they…

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MKE Common Council Wants Full Funding for the Office of African-American Affairs

In a letter to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a majority of the Milwaukee Common Council are requesting full funding for the city’s Office of African-American Affairs. From my email in box to your eyes: MEDIA ALERT Council members urge full funding for Office of African-American Affairs in 2021 budget In…

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Milwaukee Common Council Comes Out In Favor of Cutting Police Budget by 10%

Now if you are wondering about the impetus for the Milwaukee Common Council to review the budgets and plans of all city departments to make systemic changes….here is where it’s coming from: Milwaukee Common Council approves measure exploring 10% cut to the police department budget. When I first saw a…

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Joint Statement From the Milwaukee Common Council on City Responses to Protests

This arrived in my email in box this afternoon and is one of the first efforts by the Milwaukee Common Council to respond to the protests in Milwaukee following the death of George Floyd. Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele…

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