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File #: 211118    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2021 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 11/17/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution approving the establishment of election ward lines in the City of Milwaukee.
Attachments: 1. Ward Map B.pdf, 2. Proposed Ward Plan A 11-10-2021.pdf, 3. 2021 Blocks Assigned to Voting Wards.pdf, 4. Ward Map A PP, 5. Wards 119 121 Amendment.pdf, 6. 2021 Block Assigned to Voting Wards - Plan B.pdf, 7. CC File 211118 Motion Plan B.pdf, 8. Polling Places for 2022 Wards.pdf, 9. Final 2022 Polling Places by Aldermanic District.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/19/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Ald. Hamilton offered Proposed Ward Plan "B".
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Appearing: Jeffrey Osterman - LRB Luke Knapp - LRB Jim Owczarski - City Clerk
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/2/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available










Resolution approving the establishment of election ward lines in the City of Milwaukee.


This resolution approves the establishment of election ward lines in the City of Milwaukee based on 2020 U.S. Census data.


Whereas, Section 5.15, Wis. Stats., requires all cities, villages and towns with a population of 1,000 or more to establish municipal wards based on the results of each decennial U.S. Census; and


Whereas, Once established, wards are intended to remain as permanent as possible, although municipalities are given latitude to adjust ward boundaries to:


1.                     Comply with population ranges required by law.

2.                     Reflect changes in municipal boundaries which occurred after the adoption of the existing ward plan.

3.                     Permit the creation of supervisory or aldermanic districts of substantially equal population.

4.                     Enhance the participation of members of a racial or language minority group in the political process and their ability to elect representatives.

; and


Whereas, Based on population changes between 2010 and 2021, the City of Milwaukee, in compliance with the requirements of s. 5.15, Wis. Stats., has developed a ward plan, including a map of the city showing revised ward boundaries as well as a list of census block numbers contained within each ward, that allows for the creation of aldermanic districts that are as nearly equal in population as practicable and which enhance the participation of the minority community in the political process; now, therefore, be it


Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that a City of Milwaukee ward plan is approved, pursuant to s. 5.15, Wis. Stats., and that in compliance with s.5.15, Wis. Stats., the following are attached to and incorporated as part of this file:


1.                     All wards numbered in whole numbers in in consecutive order beginning with the number one;

2.                     Designation of polling places for the wards;

3.                     The boundaries for each ward specified pursuant to the conventions of s. 4.003, Wis. Stats., which are incorporated into;

4.                     A map of the City of Milwaukee which illustrates the ward boundaries; and

5.                     A list of the block numbers used by the U.S. Bureau of the Census that are wholly or partly contained in each ward.

; and be it


Further Resolved, That as required by s. 5.15, Wis. Stats., the City Clerk shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the county clerks of Milwaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties, and to the State Legislative Reference Bureau, together with items specified #4 and #5 in the "Resolved" clause, within 5 days after adoption of this resolution.




Drafter LRB17077-1

K. Broadnax