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.
On Tuesday morning the Milwaukee Common Council approved the use of state moral obligation bonds for an expansion of the Wisconsin Center convention center in Westown.
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.
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.
Ald. Russell Stamper issued a statement Tuesday explaining his vote to hold the proposed $52 million streetcar expansion in committee for further review.
Although Mayor Tom Barrett has vetoed a ban of food trucks along a stretch of West National Avenue that runs from South 27th to South 39th streets, the issue appears to be far from over, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
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.
If the full Common Council votes in support of the plan, people would have more time to pay parking tickets before incurring a penalty.
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.
This is critical legislation as Milwaukee is over-represented in pedestrian deaths, with 10 percent of the state population but 44 percent of the pedestrian fatalities.
This morning the Milwaukee Common Council took up the issue of Bird dockless scooters in Milwaukee and voted 12-2 to soft ban the scooters, due to the fact that they are currently illegal under state law.
Those Bird scooters you love (or hate) in Downtown will go before the Common Council this Tuesday. Let your opinion be heard on Bird!
On Thursday, 7th District Alderman Khalif Rainey sent a letter explaining why Milwaukee should host the 2019 Made in America festival, a multi-genre musical event founded by rapper and entertainment mogul Jay-Z and his company, Roc Nation.
It's your last chance to voice your opinion on the People's Flag of Milwaukee. Maybe for real this time.
The Milwaukee Common Council today paid tribute to the civil rights icon and ceiling-shattering crusader for social justice with a press conference held at City Hall at noon, as well as signing in the Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award.