Mayor Tom Barrett Archives

Rev. Jesse Jackson, faith leaders fight Milwaukee church tax bills

December 2, 2021

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson joined Milwaukee faith leaders in demanding immediate change Tuesday, November 30, 2021, after several churches in the past year have received a tax bill from the city of Milwaukee. “This is a Milwaukee tax, time for a change,” Jackson said during a news conference at City Hall. “We’re going… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett nominates Dana World-Patterson as a Fire and Police Commissioner

November 11, 2021

Mayor Tom Barrett is nominating Dana World-Patterson, a prominent advocate for the victims of human trafficking, to serve on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. World-Patterson is the founder and chief executive of Foundations for Freedom, Inc., a local organization that works to prevent human trafficking and support women and girls who have been trafficked…. [Read More]

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett nominated as United States Ambassador to Luxembourg

September 2, 2021

Longtime Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was nominated as the new United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, the White House confirmed Wednesday, August 25, 2021. If Barrett is confirmed to the position, Milwaukee’s city charter states Common Council President Cavalier Johnson would become acting mayor until a new mayor is voted into office. The U.S. Senate confirms… [Read More]

Reggie Moore leaving Office of Violence Prevention

April 15, 2021

Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Kristen Johnson praised Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention during a virtual press conference on Monday, April 12, 2021 at which it was announced that Moore would be leaving the position at the end of the month. The Office of Violence Prevention is part… [Read More]

Community groups to receive more than $100,000 to help curb reckless driving

April 15, 2021

City grant money to be used for marketing campaigns, murals and community events The City of Milwaukee will be distributing a total of $102,000 to 18 community groups to reduce reckless driving. These grants aim to reduce reckless driving behavior and decrease the number of traffic crashes by creating safer streets, fostering community involvement, and… [Read More]

Mayor, county executive to Biden: Send Wisconsin more COVID-19 vaccines

February 18, 2021

Milwaukee city and county leaders said they have a united message to deliver to President Joe Biden on his first official visit: Send more COVID-19 vaccines. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive David Crowley spoke Tuesday, February 16, 2021. “This is his first official trip outside Washington, D.C., and we’re very proud that he’s chosen… [Read More]

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]