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Milwaukee committee rejects policy to ban demolition of vacant properties

A Milwaukee committee balked on Tuesday at a proposal to ban the demolition of city-owned residential properties for the rest of the year, giving local officials more time to decide if they want to use part of the millions the city is expected to receive in federal COVID-19 aid for housing rehabilitation.

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Critical of Milwaukee’s deconstruction policy, Barrett vetoes plan to set aside $1.5M more to combat blight

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has vetoed a budget amendment that would support a newly enacted city policy requiring the deconstruction — rather than demolition — of historic houses, saying the policy has hindered the redevelopment of blighted properties.

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