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'No business will be asked to close': Mayor Tom Barrett talks DNC security plan

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 13:17:26-05

MILWAUKEE — During a press conference on Friday, the Milwaukee mayor joined other city officials in announcing the DNC security perimeter.

Prior to announcing the "security footprint," Mayor Tom Barrett made sure Milwaukee citizens knew how this would affect them.

"I am pleased to say that no business will be asked to close," said Barrett. "They [Milwaukee citizens] will have the ability to go about their normal day-to-day activities."

Barrett mentioned that when planning the security measures, he kept in mind the citizens that work and live in downtown Milwaukee.

"I am advocating to make sure any security measures are reasonable for the people who live and work here," said Barrett.

After the Mayor handed things over to Police Chief Alfonso Morales, Morales made sure to reiterate the Mayor's comments.

"No business is going to be asked to close. Every resident will have access to their home, and the rest of the city will receive the same level of service that they receive on any given day," said Morales.

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