Mayor-Elect Barrett, Common Council Announce Public Inauguration Ceremonies Outdoor Ceremony to Kick Off New Administration Milwaukee Mayor-elect Tom Barrett and City Clerk Ron Leonhardt today announced plans for public inauguration ceremonies for the Mayor and Common Council next Tuesday, April 20. The outdoor celebration and ceremony, free and open to the general public, will take place early Tuesday afternoon, followed by a City Hall open house and receiving line in the Mayor’s office. The public inauguration ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the corner of Wells and Market Streets. Citywide elected officials to be sworn in include the Mayor, City Attorney, City Comptroller, City Treasurer, and Municipal Court Judge; the 15 Members of the Common Council will be sworn in as well. The event will feature performances by local musicians and brief addresses by the new Common Council President and the new Mayor. From 3:00 — 4:45 p.m., guests and other city residents will be invited inside City Hall. The Council Chambers will be open and members of the Common Council will greet visitors. Mayor Barrett and his wife Kris will receive guests inside the Mayor’s office throughout the late afternoon. Citizens are encouraged to attend the ceremony and take the opportunity to explore Milwaukee’s City Hall, a historic structure built in 1895. Milwaukee residents and guests interested in locating downtown parking availability can obtain a list of public parking facilities at http://www.parkmilwaukee.com/. Residents can also use public transit to and from City Hall for the event. County bus routes are available at http://www.ridemcts.com/ or through the BusLine at (414) 344-6711. “We want the citizens of Milwaukee to be able to share in this special and momentous occasion,” Mayor-elect Tom Barrett stated. “This ceremony and celebration will provide residents with a chance to see where and how the Mayor and the Common Council will work together to move our city forward.” The City Clerk’s Office will release an official program for the event later this week. Additional funds needed to hold this event outdoors will be raised privately.
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