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Milwaukee Common Council

Jun 11, 2013

Milwaukee close to offering City Hall facade settlement

Milwaukee is one step closer to settling with contractors involved in the City Hall facade lawsuit.

Oct 11, 2011

Milwaukee to track woman, minority contracts

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance intended to drive more construction work to small businesses and businesses owned by minorities and women.

Aug 19, 2011

ATC: Streetcar plan will force utility to move line infrastructure

A Waukesha-based utility estimates Milwaukee’s planned 2.1-mile streetcar route could cost the company up to $15 million if it has to move infrastructure to a new location.

Jul 6, 2011

Pipe dream? Milwaukee considers steps to insure future

By James Briggs Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is considering whether to grant market dominance to a private insurance company in exchange for a portion of profit. An agreement approved Wednesday […]

Aug 24, 2010

Milwaukee train shed project stirs debate (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane The proposed reconstruction of the train shed at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station has drawn opposing reactions from two Milwaukee political leaders who are running for governor. The […]

Aug 24, 2010

Official wants to sell Milwaukee-owned homes to storm victims

By Marie Rohde The city of Milwaukee has a problem: It is the reluctant owner of more than 700 houses, almost all costing taxpayers a lot of money while bringing […]

May 5, 2010

Milwaukee rolls out streetcar plan (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan There is no regional transit authority to help run and pay for a proposed $95.8 million Milwaukee streetcar system, so the city is advancing plans on its […]

Apr 13, 2010

Alterra project picks up Milwaukee support

By Sean Ryan Neighborhood support for construction of an Alterra Coffee Roasters Inc. bakery was enough to persuade Milwaukee aldermen Tuesday to back the project. The Milwaukee-based company is planning […]

Dec 29, 2009

Bay View projects on chopping block (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan A Milwaukee alderman wants the city to reject seven redevelopment proposals for a vacant lot in Bay View. That includes a $39.5 million development plan submitted by […]

Nov 5, 2009

Milwaukee aldermen to consider budget on Friday (2:50 p.m. 11/5/09)

The Milwaukee Common Council on Friday will meet to approve the 2010 city budget. Aldermen will review their version of the budget, which as been hammered out over the past […]

Nov 2, 2009

Contractors prep for local preference showdown

By Sean Ryan [email protected] A Tuesday court hearing represents the one chance contractors will have to kill a Milwaukee bidding preference because city leaders remain steadfast in their support. The […]

Sep 22, 2009

Mail prices take bite out of neighborhood projects

Sean Ryan [email protected] Milwaukee must spend $4 mailing letters just to ask people to kick in $10 in special taxes for new streetlights, landscaping and other extra services. “That’s just […]


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