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Badly needed is a dedicated funding source that can't be raided to help cover state-mandated expenses and rising costs of other County programs. Two remedies are being discussed: A half-percent sales tax assessment, like the one for the Miller Park stadium, and
Preserve Our Parks applauds the Milwaukee Art Museum Board along with Executive Director Dan Keegan, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, and the County Executive on their recently announced agreement to sell O'Donnell Park and the Art Museum facilities to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The de
Alarmed by the number of building projects once planned for Milwaukee's lakefront, POP spearheaded opposition and succeeded in quashing several of them. The projects lacked coordination and there was myopia about the paving, parking, car congestion and visual mishmash they'd produce -- not
Legal Analysis of the current sales agreement between the County and NML:
Every year at this time I find myself playing the role of the anti-Santa, not the Santa who brings you gifts but the one who asks you to give a gift to Preserve Our Parks.
Preserve Our Parks devotes our home page to our current fight to preserve Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine, a constitutional provision that prohibits commercial development on land-filled lakebed. We seek support from individuals, organizations and lawmakers who believe in this key environmental landmark.
As you will read in an adjoining article, POP is spending its resources these days trying to stop our County and State officials from selling public land at the lakefront's Transit Center for private development. We are neither anti-development, nor opposed to the building, just to illegal use of the site.
As 2012 draws to an end, we’re reviewing our efforts over the year and looking forward to the challenges ahead. Our biggest concern now is protecting the public’s interest in the disposition of the Transit Center site at the lakefront.
There’s strength in numbers and you are one of almost three thousand others who we count among our supporters! Whether you contribute financially, or just offer moral support, it is vital to us to grow our list.
This has been another trying year for our parks, and the 2010 budget includes cuts in funding and manpower along with unrealistic revenue predictions. The result will surely spur talk of disposing of parkland or leasing land to special interests. The recent proposal for a communications tower on the lakefront is a case in point (see below).
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How to pave paradise: Expand a lakefront parking lot To put the question bluntly: Should a private Milwaukee corporation—well known and highly respected—be allowed to expand its for-profit parking lot on lakefront parkland?