Urge Common Council Committee to Vote YES to Develop Malcolm X In a Way That Will Benefit All Taxpayers.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m. the City of Milwaukee Zoning, Neighborhoods, and Development Committee will consider a resolution to authorize the sale of Malcolm X Academy to 2760 Holdings, LLC (the developers who are engaged in developing an MPS school, community and cultural center, and affordable housing at that site). This sale has been approved by the MPS School Board and now moves to the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee. If approved by the committee, it will move to the Common Council for approval.
Please plan to attend this important public hearing on Tuesday, October 29 at City Hall (Room 301-B, 3rd Fl.)and testify using any or all of the talking points below. It is important for Common Council members to see and hear from constituents who support public education and community spaces that benefit all taxpayers.
In addition, please take a moment between now and Tuesday to call or email the Milwaukee Alderpersons who are on this committee (see list and contact info below) and encourage them to vote YES on this resolution. The proposed development will benefit all children, all community residents and all taxpayers with:
· A community and cultural center that could include after school activities and events, as well as health care and other support services for community residents
· Affordable housing for neighborhood residents
· A strong community school with multiple community partnerships
· The expansion of International Baccalaureate (IB) opportunities for students
· An improved tax base and opportunities to develop taxable real estate at the site
Please contact the members of the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee Today:
Ald. James Bohl, Chair, 5th District Alderman: Office Phone: (414) 286-3870 Fax: (414) 286-3456 TDD: (414) 286-2025 After Hours Phone: (414) 286-2150
Ald. Willie C. Wade, Vice Chair, 7th District Alderman
Office Phone: (414) 286-2221 Fax: (414) 286-3456 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ald. Michael Murphy, 10th District Alderman Office Phone: (414) 286-2221 Fax: (414) 286-3456 After Hours Phone: (414) 286-2150 email@example.com
Ald. Robert J. Bauman, 4th District Alderman Office Phone: (414) 286-3532 Fax: (414) 286-3456 After Hours Phone: (414) 286-2150 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ald. Terry L. Witkowski 13th District Alderman Office Phone: (414) 286-8537 Fax: (414) 286-3456 TDD: (414) 286-2025 After Hours Phone: (414) 286-2150 Home/Cell Phone: (414) 731-0472 email@example.com