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Delays to Milwaukee streetcar extension jeopardize funding source, Barrett administration says

As negotiations over potential future extensions play out, the city's handling of funding for the existing route has also drawn criticism.


 
Cincinnati’s Streetcar - The Connector

Cincinnati’s Streetcar - The Connector

 

Will taxpayers have to bail out the streetcar? Maybe. There's a projected budget deficit.

In Cincinnati, the streetcar’s new budget predicts a nearly $1.4 million deficit in fiscal year 2020, which could leave city taxpayers on the hook for the difference. Will Milwaukee face the same problem with The Hop?


 
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City’s misplaced priorities leaving residents and businesses buried this winter 

The administration of Mayor Tom Barrett has seemingly left Milwaukee residents to fend for themselves this winter as poorly plowed streets have led to snarled traffic and clogged neighborhoods. 


 
Jim Bauer    (CC BY-ND) wpr.org

Jim Bauer (CC BY-ND) wpr.org

 

Milwaukee Ranked 2nd Worst City In America For Black People

Milwaukee cannot continue to be one of the worst places to live in the U.S. if you are African American. As Mayor I will make turning around the central city a top priority.


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Proven Track Record on Revitalization

At a recent neighborhood meeting in Bay View, a developer unveiled plans for a new mixed-use development along South Kinnickinnic Avenue. The plans call for two six-story buildings with up to 230 residential units and 27,000 square feet of retail space.


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 No Salary History Resolution

Applicants for jobs with the City of Milwaukee would no longer be asked about their salary history, under a proposal being authored by Alderman Tony Zielinski. Ald. Zielinski says it would work toward closing the wage gap in which women are being unfairly paid less than men.


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Transparency needed on lead in Milwaukee Pipes

Ald. Tony Zielinski calls for transparency on issues related to lead in drinking water, said he and two other alderman will sponsor legislation to have an operational audit of the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) conducted by an independent group.


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Tony announces candidacy for Milwaukee Mayor

Alderman Tony Zielinski announces his candidacy for mayor of Milwaukee in the spring election of 2020. The announcement was held in the union hall at the Milwaukee Police Association.


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