(City of Milwaukee)

With approval now from the Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State Assembly, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the Milwaukee sports and entertainment arena bill has one last stop before becoming official: the Milwaukee Common Council.

On Monday, August 31 at 4 PM, the Milwaukee Common Council will start a series of meetings and a public hearing with a fiscal analysis of the proposed Bucks bill put on by the Office of the Comptroller.  The meeting will take place in Room 301-B of City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. The Common Council will vote on September 22 on the bill. Milwaukee Bucks’ President Peter Feign has said that he would like to start construction in October in time for the 2017 NBA season.

The Milwaukee County Council approval is not required despite Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s desire to have the county’s contribution come from delinquent debt collection by the state.

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(Milwaukee Business Journal)

Once again, here’s a breakdown of the public money in the deal:

The Milwaukee Common Council wants to hear from citizens, so please call them and/or attend the meeting on Monday regarding your opinion of the proposal.

Numbers and information from own research, Milwaukee Business Journal, and Save Our Bucks. Featured image from community journal.net.