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CBS 58 TV County Board Approves $700K Toward Restoration, Safety Improvements at McKinley Beach

Jun-24-2022

More than $700,000 is going toward restoration and safety improvements at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee. The full county board just adopted a resolution spearheaded by Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman.

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  • Board of Supervisors
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  • 2022

CBS 58: City and County Leaders Visit Milwaukee Institutions

Jun-24-2022

Back to Milwaukee, where city and county leaders visited several local institutions today, on June 24. Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, Mayor Cavalier Johnson and State Senator La Tonya Johnson were a part of the tour -- starting at a Milwaukee staple -- Miss Kate's Diner.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Wisconsin Examiner: Proposed Milwaukee County Housing and Eviction Subcommittee Rejected

Jun-23-2022

Members of a Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors committee voted to recommend the rejection of the creation of a housing insecurity, eviction and racial equity subcommittee.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: McKinley Beach Safety Improvements OK'd by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Jun-23-2022

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to fund safety improvements at McKinley Beach, which officials closed after multiple drownings, near-drownings and riptide dangers in 2020.

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  • Board of Supervisors
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  • 2022

WISN: Milwaukee County Supervisors Approve Funding to Repair McKinley Beach

Jun-23-2022

Milwaukee County is one step closer to reopening McKinley Beach. Milwaukee County supervisors Thursday morning unanimously approved a $700,000 plan to restore and upgrade the safety at the beach. County officials shut down the beach because of safety concerns in 2021.

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  • Board of Supervisors
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  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Parks May Convert Roads to Bike, Pedestrian Trails

Jun-22-2022

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is seeking to use COVID-19 stimulus funding to convert two sections of road to bicycle and pedestrian trails, and block thru-access to vehicles.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Have Received Hundreds of Millions From Historic ARPA Relief

Jun-17-2022

With the second tranche of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid expected to soon land in Milwaukee city and county coffers, officials are facing new decisions on how to spend the historic sums.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Approves McKinley Beach Restoration

Jun-16-2022

The Milwaukee County Board will consider a funding proposal to fix the dangerous swimming conditions at McKinley Beach. If it passes, according to the resolution’s author, the beach could reopen for swimming, with a higher degree of safety, by 2024.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: County Committee OKs $700K For Restoration and Safety Measures at McKinley Beach

Jun-16-2022

Citing an urgent need to address dangerous conditions at the popular lakefront McKinley Beach, a Milwaukee County committee unanimously voted to approve $712,190 for a restoration aimed at preventing drownings.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: An anchor of the community, Milwaukee's Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center Could Be Demolished For a Complete Rebuild

Jun-16-2022

Sonya Williams' first visit to the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center was more than four decades ago. Since then, the west side resident has visited the food pantry in the basement, the Medicaid enrollment booth on the first floor and the aging services department on the third floor.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WUWM 89.7: County Officials Express Frustration, Others Determination to Save the Domes at Parks Committee Meeting

Jun-15-2022

Like so many Milwaukee County structures, the plant-filled glass beehive-shaped Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, known simply to many as the Domes, have long needed maintenance. But there was heightened concern after a 2013 incident, when bits of concrete fell from high within the desert dome.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Domes Project Returns to Reality

Jun-15-2022

From the beginning, the contradiction at the heart of the effort to save Mitchell Park Domes has been that Milwaukee County policy makers have resolutely supported a policy to restore and preserve the domes as they currently exist, but wouldn’t commit to funding such a project.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Brewers Could Lose Money on TIF Deal

Jun-15-2022

Back in 2004, the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau did a report on the Milwaukee Brewers’ finances that added a recommendation: that the team “should consider developing portions of the 265 acres of parking lots and vacant land around Miller Park,” as the Business Journal reported.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: It's Been Nearly 10 Years Since Falling Concrete at the Mitchell Park Domes Raised Alarms

Jun-15-2022

Nearly a decade after a piece of concrete caused concern when it fell from the ceiling of one of the Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee County has yet to chart a viable future for the structures.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Coggs Building Could Be Razed

Jun-14-2022

It appears the county’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will likely move out of the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center at 1220 W. Vliet St. after all.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Possible Development at American Family Field Could Help Finance Stadium Renovations

Jun-07-2022

A possible mixed-use commercial development on a portion of American Family Field's parking lots could help finance the stadium's long-term renovations. But that conceptual idea — part of a new Milwaukee County Board proposal — is a long way from reality, a Brewers executive said Tuesday.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: County Creates New Youth Commission

Jun-07-2022

The Milwaukee County Youth Commission proposed last month by Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and County Executive David Crowley is now official. The board passed legislation to create the commission in May, and the county executive signed it this week.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

CBS 58: Proposal to Bring Brewers Entertainment District to AmFam Field Heads to Committee

Jun-06-2022

A plan is in the works to possibly bring an entertainment district to the Brewers' home base. A number of sports franchises around the country have done it, so the county board supervisor whose district includes the area around AmFam Field says why not?

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Business Journal: AmFam Field Entertainment District Would Require Buy-in From Brewers, City, State Officials

Jun-06-2022

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peter Burgelis is asking fellow board members to encourage development of an entertainment district on the parking lots around American Family Field, and suggests they could be a way to generate money for long-term maintenance of the stadium.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

OnMilwaukee: Supervisor Wasserman Seeks Action to Boost Safety at Still-Closed McKinley Beach

May-25-2022

McKinley Beach on Milwaukee’s East Side will remain closed this year over concerns about unsafe swimming conditions, but one county supervisor says he will introduce legislation to address safety issues at the beach.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Cool Waters, and 24 Other Milwaukee County Pools, Won't Be Opening in 2022

May-25-2022

Milwaukee County will again be opening pools, splash pads and aquatic centers for the warm-weather season. But Cool Waters in West Allis won't be one of them.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Teen's Drowning Spotlights Ongoing Safety Concerns About Milwaukee's McKinley Beach

May-24-2022

As temperatures begin to rise and many pools and water parks across Milwaukee County are closed, Lake Michigan remains one of the only options for beachgoers this season — and a closed-off McKinley Beach remains a popular option for many residents.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: McKinley Beach Won't Reopen in Time For Swimming This Summer

May-24-2022

Milwaukee's McKinley Beach will not be open in time for swimmers this summer. The beach closed in August of 2020 because of multiple drownings, near-drownings, and riptide dangers.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Projects a $4.6M Overtime Deficit as Jail Staffing Shortages Soar

May-19-2022

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is projecting a 2022 overtime deficit of roughly $4.6 million — a result of extreme staffing shortages at the County Jail.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Jail Only 56% Staffed

May-17-2022

The Milwaukee County Jail is currently understaffed by nearly 50%, according to a new report from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). In a report dated May 11 and headed for the Milwaukee County Board, the MCSO said the jail is staffed at approximately 56% of what was budgeted for 2022.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

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