On Monday, as they announced a massive road project, top officials from the state, Milwaukee County and the city of Milwaukee were in a giddy mood.
Milwaukee’s $18 million share in the reconstruction of Lincoln Memorial Drive, Clybourn Street and two Interstate 794 ramps near the city’s lakefront hinges on approval of an incentive package for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Published: June 20, 2012
Tags: J. B. Van Hollen, Jeff Fleming, Jim Bohl, Kathleen Hohl, MATC, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Public Schools, Rob Henken, tax incremental finance districts, TID, TIF
A green light from the state attorney general’s office has emboldened a Milwaukee alderman to renew his request to extend TIF districts to pay for roadwork in the city.
Published: February 17, 2012
Tags: audit, contracts, Craig Kammholz, Dan Thomas, Darryl Malquist, Department of Public Works, DPW, Jim Bohl, John Meyer, Mary Reavey, no-bid contracts, Rhonda Kelsey, single-source contract, sole-source contract
The repeated renewal of no-bid contracts for two retired Milwaukee assessors has raised a call to audit the city’s sole-source records.
The future of Boston Store at The Shops of Grand Avenue in Milwaukee may be short-lived, according to a news release by Alderman Jim Bohl.
Published: October 3, 2011
Tags: Brett Healy, Jeff Osterman, Jim Bohl, Leah Vukmir, Legislative Reference Bureau, MacIver Institute for Public Policy, PSC, Public Service Commission, Robert Bauman, Scott Kelly, streetcar, Tom Barrett, Van Wanggaard, We Energies
Opponents and proponents of a planned $64.6 million, 2.1-mile streetcar project in downtown Milwaukee agree on one thing: It’s time to determine who will pay to move utilities that are in the way of the project.
Alderman Robert Bauman on Tuesday failed for the second time to persuade his colleagues to extend — rather than rescind — Harley-Davidson Inc.’s obligation to build a 100,000-square-foot office building in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.
By James Briggs The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday capped two decades of public transit debate by approving construction of a $64.6 million, 2.1-mile streetcar line. It remains to be seen, though, whether the rail line can develop into a sprawling transportation system that connects riders to destinations such as Miller Park and the Lake [...]
Published: July 22, 2011
Tags: City Hall, common council, Jim Bohl, Legislative Reference Bureau, Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee City Hall Historical Exhibit Work Group, National Historic Landmark, Willie Wade
A Milwaukee committee wants to increase the appeal of City Hall as a destination for residents and visitors.
Published: July 21, 2011
Tags: Ashanti Hamilton, bid preference, Grant Langley, Jim Bohl, Kathryn Block, local preference, Richard Wanta, Robin Vos, Scott Maly, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association
A Milwaukee lobbyist is accusing the city of violating the spirit of a new state law that bans local bid preferences.