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File #: 051610    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Dead
File created: 3/23/2006 In control: STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 5/31/2006
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee’s support for the Milwaukee Connector public transit project.
Sponsors: ALD. HINES JR., ALD. D'AMATO, ALD. MURPHY, James N. Witkowiak, ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. DAVIS
Indexes: TRANSPORTATION
Attachments: 1. Mayor's Veto Letter, 2. 3-23-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 3. 3-24-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 4. 3-27-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 5. 3-29-06 Ald. Bauman new release, 6. 3-30-06 Letter from Ald. Bauman, 7. 3-31-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 8. 4-4-06 Ald. Bauman letter, 9. 4-4-06 Ald. DAmato news release, 10. 4-5-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 11. 4-12-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 12. 4/13/06 e-mail from Ald. Bauman, 13. 4-17-06 Ald. Hines letter, 14. 4-5-06 MMAC letter, 15. 4-17-06 Ald. Bauman in response to MMAC letter, 16. 4-17-06 Ald. Bauman letter, 17. 4/24/06 Letter to Ald. Bauman from US DOT, 18. 4-27-06 E-mail from Ald. Bauman, 19. Letters & Emails - Opposed, 20. Letters & Emails - In support, 21. 5-1-06 Ald. Bauman news release, 22. Fiscal note, 23. 5/8/06 E-mail in support, 24. Article-U.S. Cities' preparedness for an oil crisis, 25. Ald. Hinesl responds to Connector Veto, 26. 5-11-06 Ald. D'Amato news release, 27. 5/11/06 Ald. D'Amato news release, 28. April 27 Powerpoint presentation
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/31/20062 COMMON COUNCIL VETO OVERRIDDENFail5:10 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/20060 MAYOR VETOED   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/20062 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman asked consent to change his vote from "no" to "aye". Ald. Hines ruled that request out of order because the vote on the file had previously been announced. Ald. Bohl appealed that ruling of the chair. City Clerk Leonhardt indicated that appeal was out-of-order as pertaining to a matter of fact rather than a matter of parliamentary procedure.
Pass9:6 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/20062 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TOFail6:9 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/20062 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/20061 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: The following members of the consultant team appeared to give a presentation and to answer any questions: Tim Sheehy, President of Metro. Milwaukee Association Commerce (MMAC) Mark Kaminski, Consultant Engineer, HNTV Frank Gimbel, Chair Wisconsin Center Dist. Board Gary Grunau, Association Infrastructures Committee Steve Marcus, CEO, Marcus Corp. Tom Luljak, Vice Chancellor of UWM Tom Kujawa, Advocate MMAC Peter Beitzel, Chairman, Milwaukee Connector Study Steering Committee Mr. Sheehy and Mark Kaminski gave a powerpoint presentation on "Milwaukee Downtown Transit Connector Study." Speakers: Ald. Wade, 7th Aldermanic District Shelley Jurwicz, Exec. Director Professionals of Milwaukee and YPM - In support Stephanie Walters, Chair of YPM - In support Bernie Jensen, ATV Local 998 Legislative Director - In support Tony Forman, Executive Director of Curltural Alliance of Greater Milw. - In support Ruben Hopkins, President WBCC - In support Paul Westrick, Vice President Columbia/St. Mary's - In support Peter McMullen, President of Cambridge Woods Neighborhoods Assn. - In support Doug Neilson, VISIT Milwaukee - In support Jim Plaisted, Exec. Director of BID #20 and BID #13 - In support Teig Whaley-Smith, Exec. Director if King Dr. BID - In support Bob Greene, Exec. Director Merrill Park Neighborhood Assn. - Opposed Barry Stuart, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Michael Lewis, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Ms. Rose, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Loistine Brown, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Mary Prophet, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Joanne Bentley, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Timothy Roberts, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Stacy Staples, Milwaukee resident - opposed John Stephen, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Julie Bates, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Jerry Wren, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Leland Kenowet, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Else Ankel, Milwaukee resident - In support David Rochon, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Reverend Gaynor Hunter, Representive of Convent HIll Senior Community residents & President of 13 highrise resident bldgs - Opposed Bob Weilland, Jr., Milwaukee resident - Opposed Eileen Collins, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Tim Brown, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Rob Hoffmann, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Bruce Spann, Milwaukee resident - In support Einar Tagen, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Keith Terry, Milwaukee property owner - In support Alderman Wade, 7th Aldermanic Dist. Mr. Theodore Lipscomp, Milwaukee resident - opposed Peter I. Slaby, Milwaukee resident and property owner - Opposed Marty Wall, Milwaukee resident - Opposed Non-Speakers - Opposed: Benda Alexander, Milwaukee resident Barbara Grace, Milwaukee resident Arthur Coleman, Milwaukee resident Joe Morgan, Milwaukee resident Eddie Watkins, Milwaukee resident Melvin Anmerean, Milwaukee resident David Blackwell, Milwaukee resident Anne Lewis, Milwaukee resident Chris Lewis, Milwaukee resident Artie Givens, Milwaukee resident Joseph Korom, Milwaukee resident - Edgewater Terrace Condo Assoc. Lowell Washawsky, Milwaukee resident - Edgewater Terrace Condo Assoc. Joan Gallaway, Milwaukee resident Marion Moore, Milwaukee resident Don Bohatka, Milwaukee resident Susan Wurtz, Milwaukee resident Sharon Zuel, Vice President Diamond Tower Condo. Assoc. Robert Wurtz, Diamond Towner Condo. Assoc. Vera Jones, Milwaukee resident Dorothy Chalners, Milwaukee resident Valerie D. Palfrey, Milwaukee resident Rose Marie Costello, Milwaukee resident Jesse Patrick, Milwaukee resident Rosemary Verbanac, Milwaukee resident Helen M. Burke, Milwaukee resident J. E. Til Larty, Milwaukee resident Maureen A. Burke, Milwaukee resident Michele Neidick Max Titney, Milwaukee resident Jeff Piekarski, Milwaukee resident Jerry Dagen, Oak Creek resident John Becker, Milwaukee resident Susan Wedemeyer, Milwaukee resident Norman Jensen, Wauwatosa resident Robert Madison, Milwaukee resident Virginia and Joseph Brennan, Milwaukee residents Dennis Walton, Owner G&D Development Gregory Datin, Milwaukee resident Grace Jung, Milwaukee resident Julie Loosbrock, Milwaukee resident Karen Jensen, Milwaukee resident Constance Downey, Milwaukee resident Kanya Elert, Milwaukee resident Robert & Lee Alvarez, Milwauke resident Louis Rugani, Kenosha resident Non-speakers - In Support: Roger Kay, Brook Meier, Milwaukee resident Brook Meier, Milwaukee resident Brook Meier, Milwaukee resident Rev. and Dr. Mark Mejonaugh, Calvary Presbyterian Church Julie Granger, MMAC Cecilia Robertson, Milwaukee resident Ryan Horton, Milwaukee resident Jeff Sherman, Milwaukee resident Willie D. Elis, Milwaukee Business Rep. Al Adams, Milwaukee Resident Tom O'Brien, Milwaukee resident Devon Turner, Exec. Director, The Business Council Kris Martinsek Non - speakers - undecided: Katherine M. Smith, Milwaukee resident Marty Hawley, Traffic Engineer, Lena Edyeston, Milwaukee resident Barb Olson, Milwaukee resident E. Harris, Milwaukee resident President of The Sophisticated Man Boutique, Downtown Milwaukee Hessie Roberts, Milwaukee resident Phil VIncent, Milwaukee resident TOTAL # WHO SIGNED IN: 101 36 Speakers - 23 opposed, 13 in support 65 non-speakers - 46 opposed, 12 in support and 7 undecided Ald. D'Amato read into the record all the names of the organizations that are in support, that the City Clerk's Office had received e-mails and/or letters from. Ald. Bauman read into the record all the names of the ordanizations that are opposed, that the City Clerk's Office had received e-mails and/or letters from.
Fail2:5 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/20061 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Ald. D'Amato moved to amend the last paragraph of th analysis to read: 6. Including, in any future expansion of the Milwaukee Connector system, with respect to the South Side, a route that extends south on North Water Street, South 1st Street and South Kinnickinnic Avenue, at least as far as East Becher Street, and ultimately extends to General Mitchell International Airport. and to amend the final "Further Resolved" clause to read as follows: "Further Resolved, That any future expansion of the mIlwaukee Connector system with respect to the South Side shall include a route that extends south on North Water Street, South 1st Street and South Kinnickinnic Avenue, at least as far as East Becher Street, and ultimately extends to General Mitchell International Airport. The motion prevailed.
Pass7:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/20062 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/20060 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/20060 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/20061 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
051610
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference
030566
Sponsor
ALD. HINES, D'AMATO, MURPHY, WITKOWIAK, ZIELINSKI AND DAVIS
Title
Substitute resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee’s support for the Milwaukee Connector public transit project.
Analysis
This resolution expresses the Common Council’s support for a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Milwaukee Connector project that consists of guided street tram technology on a 2-route, 13-mile system. It further directs the City’s representative on the Milwaukee Connector Steering Committee to support this alternative and to vote in favor of moving the project forward to the preliminary engineering phase. The resolution also directs all City departments to support the efforts of the Milwaukee Connector study.

With this resolution, the Common Council also expresses its opposition to any use of property tax dollars to fund construction of the Milwaukee Connector, as well as its support for:

1. Using $91.5 million in federal transportation funds previously earmarked for the Milwaukee Connector project in a timely manner.

2. Having the operator of the Milwaukee County Transit System operate the Milwaukee Connector, as well.

3. Using innovative revenue sources, including but not limited to advertising fees, sponsorship of transit stations/stops and visitor benefit fees, to generate the funds needed for the local share of the Milwaukee Connector’s capital costs.

4. Limiting the local share of the capital costs for the Milwaukee Connector to not more than 20 percent.

5. As preliminary design and engineering of the Milwaukee Connector proceeds, giving first priority to route alternatives or extensions serving major transit corridors in Milwaukee’s 30th Street corridor and the South Side if additional funds become available or if the project as proposed can be delivered for less than the estimated total cost of $300 million.

6. Including, in any future expansion of the Milwaukee Connector system, ...

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