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File #: 140500    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/5/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Public Works to implement a Milwaukee Adopt-a-Block program.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: LITTER
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/15/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/20191 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Stamper, II - Sponsor Ald. Coggs - Sponsor Greg Lewis - Asst. Pastor of St. Gabriel Church of Christ Apostle Curtis Robinson Bishop Warren Kirkendoll Ald. Perez asked to be added as co-sponsor. There were no objections.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/10/20181 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/24/20140 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TOFail  Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
140500
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. COGGS, STAMPER, PEREZ, AND HAMILTON
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Public Works to implement a Milwaukee Adopt-a-Block program.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Public Works to implement a Milwaukee Adopt-a-Block program based on the components specified in attached Exhibit A. The Department of Public Works shall report its plan for implementation of the Milwaukee Adopt-a-Block program to the Common Council within 30 days of adoption of this resolution.
Body
Whereas, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program has garnered statewide support for anti-litter efforts and has beautified Wisconsin’s roadsides since its inception; and
Whereas, Several municipalities across the United States, including Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., have implemented Adopt-a-Block programs to address litter accumulation on commercial and residential streets and sidewalks; and
Whereas, Adopt-a-Block programs allow cities to engage with local entities and citizens for the purpose of litter collection and block maintenance by having groups adopt blocks within residential and commercial areas; and
Whereas, Many neighborhoods in Milwaukee continually battle street and sidewalk litter created by drivers, pedestrians, and residents, and suffer from a perception of blight and neglect created by the appearance of vacant, abandoned and neglected properties, which are magnets for graffiti, broken windows and other vandalism; and
Whereas, Anti-litter and block maintenance efforts create cleaner neighborhoods, make communities more attractive, improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, reduce the likelihood of future litter accumulation, and increase economic development by attracting new businesses and customers; and
Whereas, The Adopt-a-Block concept also provides opportunities to create good will and identify the needs of neighborhoo...

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