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Jun 14, 2023

Milwaukee leaders discuss criminal justice reform, tackling violent crime

As Summer temperatures warm up, Milwaukee Police have a plan to combat violent crime. Parents will also be receiving curfew citations.

Oct 17, 2017

Officials make exception to preservation rules, letting owner keep vinyl windows

A debate over something as seemingly simple as window replacement revealed different attitudes toward historic preservation at a Milwaukee Common Council meeting on Tuesday. In a 8-6 vote, Common Council […]

May 10, 2017

Blighted Milwaukee neighborhoods deemed ‘promise zones’

The city of Milwaukee has identified neighborhoods struggling with violence as "promise zones" ahead of summer so that they may receive extra attention and funding.

Feb 26, 2015

Effort to spur entrepreneurs around Century City may see few benefits

Milwaukee officials want to set aside nearly $20,000 to spur new innovations and business ideas for the city's 30th Street industrial corridor, but only $5,000 of that would go to actual entrepreneurs.

May 29, 2014

Milwaukee alderman wants shift in Planning Division oversight

A Milwaukee alderman’s frustration with the city’s development chief has prompted a proposal to tighten oversight of the Planning Division.

Oct 8, 2013

Repeal of Milwaukee’s race, gender set-asides stalls during debate

A resolution to repeal portions of Milwaukee’s minority contracting ordinance has stalled while business groups and city officials debate whether eligible companies must have an address in one of four counties.

Oct 4, 2013

Standards lacking to justify race-based contract goals

The disparity study that was used to justify the city of Milwaukee’s race- and gender-specific contracting ordinance also was its undoing.

Sep 24, 2013

Milwaukee delays minority set-aside repeal (UPDATE)

The Milwaukee Common Council is not ready to officially repeal gender- and race-specific set-asides in its minority contracting program.

Jul 3, 2013

Milwaukee Common Council: on grass

Milwaukee lawns might sink to a new low.

Jun 21, 2013

Editorial: There still is time to fix set-asides

It took Milwaukee’s Common Council no more than 15 minutes to discuss and unanimously approve a lawsuit settlement that reverses the city’s most recent minority contracting set-asides.

Jun 18, 2013

Milwaukee facing minority contracting questions

Conflicting opinions about whether Milwaukee should have contract set asides for specific minorities has left the city’s policymakers at a standstill.

Oct 10, 2011

Milwaukee ordinance would promote minority contractor consideration

A proposed Milwaukee ordinance would include race and gender among the city’s goals for hiring contractors.


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