Common council


Common Council approves "I can't breathe" resolution

Published June 16, 2020

Today, the full Common Council voted unanimously in approving a resolution urging the Fire and Police Commission to adopt a policy addressing any "I can't breathe" plea by an individual who is in police custody.


Six Milwaukee alders encourage input on MPD chief's performance

Published June 3, 2020

Alds. Milele A. Coggs, Nikiya Dodd, Chantia Lewis, Russell W. Stamper, II, Ashanti Hamilton and Khalif J. Rainey issued a joint statement Wednesday afternoon noting that Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will face a performance review with the Fire and Police Commission this month and encouraging the public to submit input.


City and County partner to limit traffic on some streets for bikes, pedestrians

Published May 8, 2020

On late Friday - after numerous other cities around the country limited traffic on some streets to make room for pedestrians and bikes - the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County announced the Active Streets initiative to, "provide additional temporary recreation spaces for people to safely engage in physical activities such as walking, biking, or running," during the pandemic.


Meet Milwaukee's "butterfly guy"

Published Jan. 7, 2020

Jason Auerbach is running for the open alderman seat in District 14, the Bay View position long held by Ald. Tony Zielinski. But while he's happy to talk about his ideas for Milwaukee, what really gets him fired up is the topic of monarch butterflies.


Common Council approves ordinance regulating motorized scooters

Published July 9, 2019

Today the Common Council approved legislation sponsored by Alderman Robert Bauman that regulates motorized scooters in the City of Milwaukee. The ordinance also directs the DPW to establish a Dockless Scooter Pilot Study to evaluate their operation.


Hip-Hop Week will return

Published Feb. 28, 2019

On Tuesday, the full Common Council approved the 2019 Hip-Hop Week MKE, which will run Aug. 19-25 at a variety of venues in the city.


Committee considers sale of Wheatley School for apartments

Published Oct. 25, 2018

Royal Capital Group's plan to purchase the former Phyllis Wheatley (aka 20th Street) School, 2442 N. 20th St., and convert it into apartments is on the agenda to be discussed by the City's Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee at its Oct. 30 meeting at City Hall.