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StartSmart - for small business

Starting a Business?

There’s a new online tool to assist you. StartSmart can help guide you to the City and State permits that you need. Initially, StartSmart focuses on the new business types opened most frequently. In the coming months, more business types will be added. Small businesses are important to Milwaukee’s economy, and StartSmart is one way to support entrepreneurs launching new enterprises.

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$20,000 STRONG Homes Loan Program

Partially Forgivable Loans for Emergency & Essential Home Repairs

The STRONG Homes Loan Program offers partially forgivable loans of up to $20,000 to homeowners throughout the City of Milwaukee. Loans can be used to make emergency and essential home repairs and address building code orders. Loans are repayable, with a deferred payment option available for homeowners who are low income and elderly or disabled.

 

Lake Park’s Concrete Arch Footbridge: A Span of History

With public discussions underway about the future of Lake Park’s historic but deteriorating Ravine Road concrete footbridge, take a moment to see the Historic Preservation Commission’s detailed and insightful report on the 111-year-old arched bridge.

Historic Preservation Commission Report

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MKE Elevate

Our Health. Our Community. Our Future.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department needs your help to elevate health in our community! We want Milwaukee to be the healthiest city in the nation. To get there, we need to understand our most pressing health issues.

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What's New

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Bring it to the Ballot

Wisconsin Now Requires a Photo ID to Vote

Beginning with the 2016 Spring Primary, all Wisconsin voters must show an acceptable photo ID before voting.


Los Hechos sobre Identificación del Elector e Inscripción Electoral Comenzando con la Elección Primaria de la Primavera del 2016, todos los electores de Wisconsin tienen que mostrar una identificación con foto aceptable antes de recibir una papeleta para votar.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting: Sept. 26 - Nov. 5

*City of Milwaukee residents only*

The 2016 Fall General Election In-Person Absentee Voting schedule offers expanded locations, dates and hours for City of Milwaukee early voters.

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Lead Awareness and Drinking Water Safety

Informaciόn sobre el plomo y la seguridad del agua potable

Milwaukee’s drinking water is clean and safe to drink. But lead can dissolve from lead plumbing. Search our records to see if a property has a lead service line.

Trick-or-Treat is Sunday, Oct. 30

Trick-or-Treat is Sunday, Oct. 30

Official Trick or Treat hours in the City of Milwaukee will be held on Sunday, Oct 30 from 1-4 pm.

Residents are reminded to keep children safe during Trick or Treat. Get safety tips from your police and fire departments and let's make Halloween safe and more enjoyable for everyone.

Historic Houses For Sale

The City of Milwaukee currently owns several historic homes and is offering them for sale to the right owner. If you love the scale, details and craftsmanship of an historic home and love to renovate, we may have the perfect house for you!

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Calendar

Deferred Compensation Plan Executive Finance Committee

09-26-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 103, City Treasurer's Conference Room

SPECIAL COMMON COUNCIL MEETING - Mayor's Budget Presentation

09-26-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Annuity & Pension Board

09-26-201610:30 AM789 North Water Street, Suite 300

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Zonta Says No to Violence Walk sponsored by Zonta Club of Milwaukee

09-26-201612:30 PM  - 2:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Combined Giving Campaign Bake Sale

09-27-20167:00 AM  - 2:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

LICENSES COMMITTEE

09-27-20168:30 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301-B

City Service Commission

09-27-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-A

Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees

09-27-20164:30 PMMartin Luther King Library Conference Room, 310 W. Locust Street

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

09-28-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

09-28-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Public Information Meeting - Wells Street

09-28-20166:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

09-29-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Take Root Milwaukee - Home Loan Assistance Event

09-29-20161:00 PM  - 7:00 PMHispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, 1021 W. National Ave.

STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE

09-29-20161:30 PMCity Hall, 301-B, 3rd Floor

Charter School Review Committee

09-29-20165:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Capital Improvements Committee-CANCELED

09-30-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

10-03-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Combined Giving Campaign Hot Dog & Mash Potato Bar Fund Raiser

10-04-20167:00 AM  - 3:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-04-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

10-05-20169:30 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Neighborhood House Inc. Book Fair on 10/6 & 10/7/16

10-06-20167:00 AM  - 6:00 PM All Day Event City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St.

Administrative Review Appeals Board

10-06-20168:30 AMCity Hall, Room 301-A

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force

10-07-20169:00 AMRoom 708, Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - German Immersion Foundation 15th Anniversary Celebration

10-08-20166:00 PM  - 11:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

Historic Preservation Commission

10-10-20163:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

10-11-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

10-12-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMForest Home Library Community Room 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT -Photo Exhibit of Milwaukee 10/13 to 10/27/2016

10-13-2016 All Day Event 200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

10-13-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th Street

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Cub Scout Pack 231 Popcorn Sale Fundraiser

10-14-201610:00 AM  - 2:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

Capital Improvements Committee

10-17-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

LICENSES COMMITTEE

10-18-20168:30 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301-B

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

10-19-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-19-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

10-20-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - City of Milwaukee Open Enrollment Fair

10-20-20169:00 AM  - 1:00 PMCity Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St.

STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE

10-20-20161:30 PMCity Hall, 301-B, 3rd Floor

JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

10-24-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-25-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

10-26-20169:30 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BUDGET AMENDMENTS

10-28-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Reception

10-28-20165:00 PM  - 8:30 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Grand Avenue Club Jewelry Sale Fund Raiser 11/1 & 11/2/16

11-01-20167:30 AM  - 5:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-01-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - City of Milwaukee Open Enrollment Fair

11-03-20169:00 AM  - 1:00 PMCity Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St.

COMMON COUNCIL BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING

11-04-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Native American Month historic and cultural display of the tribes in WI 11/7-18/16

11-07-2016 All Day Event 200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

LICENSES COMMITTEE

11-07-20168:30 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301-B

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

11-09-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-09-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

11-10-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE

11-10-20161:30 PMCity Hall, 301-B, 3rd Floor

JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

11-11-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Veterans Day Celebration

11-11-20167:00 PM  - 8:00 PM200 E. Wells St., City hall rotunda

FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

11-14-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Historic Preservation Commission

11-15-20163:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition Photography Exhibit 11/20 to 12/2/2016

11-20-2016 All Day Event 200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-21-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Capital Improvements Committee

11-21-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-22-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Christmas Tree 11/29/2016 - Jan. 4, 2017

11-29-2016 All Day Event City Hall Rotunda Event

LICENSES COMMITTEE

11-29-20168:30 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301-B

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

11-30-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-30-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

12-01-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE

12-01-20161:30 PMCity Hall, 301-B, 3rd Floor

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force

12-02-20169:00 AMRoom 708, Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway

JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

12-05-20161:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

12-06-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

12-07-20169:30 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

City Information Management Committee

12-08-201610:00 AMCity Hall, Room 303

Historic Preservation Commission

12-12-20163:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

12-13-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Capital Improvements Committee

12-14-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - CHANUKAH MENORAH DISPLAY 12/21/14 - 1/4/17

12-21-2016 All Day Event 200 E. WELLS ST., CITY HALL ROTUNDA

CITY HALL ROTUNDA EVENT - Kwanzaa Celebration 12/26/16 - 1/4/17

12-26-2016 All Day Event 200 E. Wells St., City Hall Rotunda

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