Mayor Tom Barrett Archives

Mayor proposes cutting 120 police officers in 2021 budget

September 24, 2020

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is proposing to cut 120 police officers in the 2021 city budget. He presented his budget Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Barrett said the coronavirus pandemic has caused budget challenges and a drop in revenue. Milwaukee’s bond rating was recently downgraded by two notches making it more difficult for the city to… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett and city celebrate completion of ‘Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project’

July 30, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (left) was joined by Milwaukee Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske (center left); Department of City Development Director Layfayette Crump (center right); and Sherman Phoenix Director of Programing and Events Jan Anderson (right) to celebrate the completion of the “Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project.” The… [Read More]

Milwaukee Common Council approves mask mandate, Mayor signs ordinance into effect

July 16, 2020

Mandate would require face masks indoors and outdoors if you’re within 6 feet of another person The full Milwaukee Common Council voted 15-0 Monday, July 13, 2020 to approve Milwaukee’s proposed mask mandate ordinance — passed by the Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee Thursday, July 9. It now heads to Milwaukee Mayor… [Read More]

Milwaukee Press Club hosts ‘Unconventional Milwaukee: City of Milwaukee 174th Birthday Party’

February 6, 2020

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the Milwaukee Press Club hosted an unconventional Birthday Party for the City of Milwaukee, to celebrate it 174th Birthday as well as the forthcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC), at the Grain Exchange, 225 E. Michigan St. The event was a celebration of all things that make Milwaukee unique and interesting,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett hosts annual picnic at the zoo

August 29, 2019

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted his annual ‘Zoo Picnic’ fundraiser at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. The mayor hosted the event, which serves as a fundraiser for his campaign. More than 400 people from all areas of the city, of all ages and walks of life attended the… [Read More]

Milwaukee celebrates ’22nd Annual Garfield Days’

July 25, 2019

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Garfield 502 Bar and Restaurant hosted the 22nd Annual Garfield Days Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Arts Festival on W. Garfield Ave. between N. 4th Street and N. 7th Street. Garfield Days is a vibrant annual celebration in the Bronzeville district. This year’s festival featured local music, food and activities. This… [Read More]

UNCF hosts 2019 Walk/Run for Education

July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the… [Read More]

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates 50 golden years

June 13, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Perkins family, along with close friends, family, community leaders, and many long-time customers celebrated the 50th golden anniversary of Milwaukee’s premier soul food institution, Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant. Originally founded in 1969 by Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr. at 1943 W. Atkinson Ave., the first location became much too… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts 2019 UNCF’s Masked Ball

March 21, 2019

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The UNCF Masked Ball is one of Milwaukee’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, it brings together local… [Read More]

Milwaukee to host 2020 Democratic National Convention

March 14, 2019

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Monday, March 11, 2019 that Milwaukee, WI, will host the Democratic National Convention on July 13-16, 2020. This is the first time the Democratic Party has held a national convention in the Midwest outside of Chicago since 1916. After a decade of Republican attacks on working people, labor unions,… [Read More]