Agenda includes communication about anti-displacement efforts in affected areas; online comments to be accepted prior to hearing.

The Citizen Anti-Displacement Advisory Committee will be having its first virtual public listening session and hearing on Friday, March 19 at 10 a.m. The agenda includes communication relating to public comments that can be submitted to the Advisory Committee prior to the hearing.

As of February 2018, a report entitled the “Anti-Displacement Plan for the Neighborhoods
Surrounding Downtown Milwaukee,” indicated that displacement of low-income residents may be occurring within certain neighborhood census tracts, especially those directly north and south of downtown. The Citizen Anti-Displacement Advisory Committee includes three Common Council members (Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman José G. Pérez) and nine citizen members and was created to address the overall increasing poverty rates and low-income households moving out of the Milwaukee area because of increasing housing values.

The Advisory Committee will be examining a number of factors contributing to displacement, including rising rents and property taxes, and gentrification and its effects. The committee has pledged to hold a minimum of two committee meetings per year and will develop measures for preventing and limiting displacement and will make recommendations to the Common Council regarding potential anti-displacement legislative changes.


Anti-Displacement Public Hearing/ADD ONE

Citizens are encouraged to submit their comments to File 201513 – to make recommendations to the Common Council regarding potential anti-displacement legislative changes needed to address displacement. The Friday, March 19 Citizen Anti-Displacement Advisory Committee hearing will address comments that are submitted.

Public comment is encouraged for the file and those wishing to provide input on this item should follow the e-comment instructions below.

1. Visit
2.Select the “e-comment” button across from the meeting during which the desired file will be heard. Meeting info is listed above.
3.Scroll down to the item number that corresponds to the desired file and click the “comment” button.
4.Fill in the necessary information, select a position and type a comment in the comment box. Note that comments are limited to 600 characters.
5.Hit submit.

Please join the March 19th meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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