History was made today. Through a unanimous vote of the Common Council, the legacy of Vel R. Phillips, Milwaukee’s first African-American and first female Alderperson will live on through the renaming of North Fourth Street in her honor.
Legislation requiring the replacement of lead water service lines serving child care facilities was recommended for approval today by the Public Safety and Health Committee.
Today, the Common Council unanimously approved a resolution to create the Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award. In honor of Vel R. Phillips’ work for the City of Milwaukee and the Common Council, all 15 council members are sponsors of the resolution.
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is challenging recent Milwaukee high school graduates to dissect the concept of “freedom” for the 10th Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest.
As the Common Council unanimously passes a measure targeting illegal dumping, we would like citizens to know they are more empowered than ever to report such activity. Through the free City of Milwaukee (MKE Mobile) app, citizens can report illegal dumping very easily.
Yesterday (March 14) during the Girls’ Day at City Hall event, Jasmine M. Johnson received the Vel Phillips Trailblazer Award for her service to the community.
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs said she is pleased with Common Council action yesterday approving two projects that will help breathe new life into underused properties in the 6th Aldermanic District.
Today, the Common Council passed legislation sponsored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs to approve the sale of four city-owned vacant lots at 1940-48 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and 227R W. Brown St. in the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District.
In honor of Black History Month, the City of Milwaukee website and the City Channel (Milwaukee’s government access cable channel) will again recognize influential figures in Milwaukee’s Black history with the 28 Days of Black History campaign.
A showcase of resources available to help launch Milwaukee’s next great business ventures, and an opportunity to connect with established local professionals, the MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit will take place Saturday, January 27 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 3275 N. 3rd Street.