Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Feiss found no weight to allegations raised on the floor of a July 24 Milwaukee Common Council meeting that a city official was improperly diverting money from a city account, according to a letter from Feiss to an alderman.
The Milwaukee Common Council’s approval of a 2.1-mile streetcar project put the contentious issue to rest Tuesday, but hard feelings could linger among council members. Rhetoric surrounding the $64.6 million plan intensified during the week leading up to the council’s decision, especially when Alderman Robert Donovan announced last week he wanted to put the project [...]
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 [...]
The Milwaukee Common Council on Wednesday approved a proposal to sell city-owned houses for $1 to owners who lost their homes in the July 22 floods. Between 18 and 24 homeowners could qualify to buy the homes that the city acquired for back taxes. Those who buy the houses will be responsible for bringing the [...]
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee Alderman Robert Donovan is opposing the city’s plan to spend $54 million to build a new streetcar system. The federal money earmarked for a Milwaukee transit project should be spent elsewhere, according to a statement Monday from Donovan’s office. The money is better spent on police and emergency services, paving streets [...]