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New Milwaukee Commission tasked to "improve the quality of life in Milwaukee"

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new City of Milwaukee Commission will meet for the first time tonight, with the goal of improving the "quality of life in Milwaukee," according to Alderman Terry L. Witkowski. 

The Milwaukee Safety and Civic Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 13th in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street. 

The commission is hopeful that it can impact public safety by addressing citywide problems through public education and information. 

This new Commission will replace the Safety Commission. The legislation that created the commission was approved in April by the Common Council. 

“Tonight’s first meeting will include important information and some on-boarding, but will especially offer a chance for members to become better acquainted with one another,” said Alderman Witkowski.

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton has said he believes the Safety and Civic Commission can be an inclusive and proactive body that works to make everyday life in Milwaukee better. “The Commission is very diverse and I am hopeful that members will be making some important and impactful recommendations for our city,” Hamilton said. 

Issues the Commission may deal with include "traffic safety for motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles, reducing the demand for drugs, raising educational achievement, raising school attendance and graduation rates, addressing parenting, and reducing littering," according to a press release issued by the City of Milwaukee. 

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