By Carolynn Buser Editorial & Social Director Published Jul 27, 2018 at 10:31 AM Photography: Andy Tarnoff

Bird, bird, bird is the word. And the Milwaukee Common Council is going to rule on those beloved (but controversial) Bird scooters you've seen all over Downtown recently.

Yes, they are illegal. Yes, the company should have brought them into the city after they were approved. But ... I'm still a fan. The smartphone-activated scooters are a blast to ride and easy to use. You can even get a helmet sent to you to wear on them from Bird directly. You SHOULD get a helmet sent to you by Bird directly. You just cover the shipping. 

But, the City of Milwaukee is finally going to have its official say in these fun contraptions, which are a time-saver and keep people moving all over town. 

Bird sent out this notice to Milwaukee users yesterday: 

If you can't make it the Common Council meeting, you can show your support here.

Carolynn Buser Editorial & Social Director
Carolynn Buser is one of Milwaukee's loudest and most adamant cheerleaders (don't dare try to disagree). She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee.com's social media, and apologizes in advance if she can be too sarcastic at times.

What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying her newfound love, the Dark and Stormy, at a local pub.

All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while writing about her city, her loves, quests and more.