This week the Milwaukee Common Council's Public Safety Committee voted 4-1 to recommend adoption of an ordinance that would make permanent a program allowing residents who live in or near Downtown and on the East Side to park for five days consecutively on city streets without fear of tickets or towing.
Ald. Bob Bauman created pilot 24-hour parking legislation in 2007. If approved by the entire council on June 16, the ordinance would be in effect from March 1 to Nov. 30 annually.
"We are talking about a large, densely populated residential area where street parking can be a dicey proposition, and it is made worse by the city requirement that all vehicles must be moved at least once every 24 hours," he said. "In effect, this ordinance will allow resident who walks or takes the bus to work to keep their vehicle parked on the street (Monday through Friday) in one place until they need to drive on the weekend," said Bauman in a statement.
The ordinance designates streets bounded by and including East North Avenue, North Prospect Avenue, East Juneau Avenue, North Milwaukee Street, North Water Street, East Kane Place, North Warren Avenue, East Boylston Street and North Cambridge Avenue, as well as the streets within the rectangle bounded by and including East Juneau Avenue, North Prospect Avenue, East Wells Street and North Milwaukee Street as covered by the ordinance. It would also include the one block of East Juneau Avenue from North Prospect Avenue to its bluff top eastern terminus.
Ald. Nik Kovac is a co-sponsor of the ordinance.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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