Results tagged with 'common council'
Published Oct. 8, 2014
A group of Milwaukee Public Schools officials appeared before the Common Council's Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee at City Hall Tuesday morning to offer updates on the plan to open an International Baccalaureate Middle School at the former Malcolm X Academy, 2760 N. 1st St.
Published Jan. 31, 2014
Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., who has served as Milwaukee's 15th District Alderman since 1996 and Council President since 2004, announced today that he is resigning his seat on the council effective tomorrow, Feb. 1.
Published Nov. 15, 2012
It's no secret that Ald. Milele Coggs and Chief Edward Flynn don't get along. Coggs is one of the leaders of the demonstrators who are demanding answers about the death of Derek Williams in police custody. The way I see it, in the budget deliberations, Coggs figured the way to get back at the chief was to eliminate the salary for the public relations position at the police department.
Published June 22, 2012
Nine members of the Common Council issued a statement today lambasting The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for its handling of an investigation into misreporting of crime data by the Milwaukee Police Department.
Published June 12, 2012
As I predicted, the council has unanimously turned down the application for a strip club Downtown. They all agreed with the pleas from "Downtown businesses" that the club would "hurt development efforts."
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All 15 Milwaukee aldermen are seeking re-election this Spring. Since incumbents have major advantages in name-recognition, fund-raising and endorsements, they almost always win. But here are four aldermanic districts in which incumbents face serious chalenges:8th:&nb...
I have been paying close attention to Milwaukee's Common Council and the legislation at stake each month through committee meetings and the regular Council sessions. Recently, a local group called Common Ground has been attending Common Council meetings. They are, (according to an event post abou...
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