Scott Walker formally resigns from office Monday, even though most Milwaukee County citizens are painfully aware that he’s been out of the office for the most of the last two years focusing more on his campaign for governor than on his actual duties as county executive.
Board Chairman Lee Holloway will take the office as [...]
From a press release issued by Supervisor Gerry Broderick:
“It’s unfortunate that the County Executive didn’t understand the importance of building assessments earlier. In the 2008 County Budget, he successfully vetoed $150,000 the County Board included to continue the Building Inventory and Assessment program.
“Recently and belatedly, in light of the tragic event that occurred [...]
In light of the recent incident at General Mitchell International Airport, in which a fiber cement wall board fell 15 feet and struck a young man in the head, three County Supervisors, Chris Larson, Marina Dimitrijevic and John Weishan issued a press release calling for County Executive Scott Walker to rehire the 10 airport workers [...]
Channel 12, WISN-TV, is reporting that on Saturday, an 18 year old man was injured when a fiber cement wall board, weighing 14 pounds, fell some 15 feet and hit him in the head, leaving a 6-inch gash in his head.
The report goes on with an interview of Supervisor Chris Larson, who questions the [...]
A year ago, Scott Walker was sounding the alarm bell, claiming that Milwaukee County was facing a $15 million deficit. He kept up this charade until it was proven that a deficit of that size did not exist.
Now, Walker is claiming that Milwaukee County has a $8.9 million surplus from 2009′s budget. Not even [...]
This is a situation that is getting worse with each passing week.
First, it was reported that about a month ago, a large hunk of the cornice that surrounds the top of the Milwaukee County Courthouse fell off.
This was followed up with a report that the courthouse was surrounded by scaffolding to protect people [...]
Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik is again pushing the state for some action on the Hoan Bridge. She has put it on her enewsletter and issued a press release about the issue.
There has been a lot of back and forth on this issue. Most of the reported coverage that can be found shows a [...]
We have seen a pattern of willful neglect from the current county executive that has never been seen before.
We have seen how the historic Eschweiler Buildings are being left to rot, presumably so they can be condemned and razed for his developer pals to take them over.
We have seen how the parks and [...]
In today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in the letters to the editor section, is a very well written letter which highlights the importance of a good transit system:
As a young person on the cusp of my professional life, I don’t have a lot in common with people over 65. But I do see that reliable [...]
It’s encouraging to see that there is a cogniscent debate happening about what will happen with the Hoan Bridge, which provides a link between the southeast and northeast sides of Milwaukee and the greater area. As previously discussed here, a group that favors keeping the bridge intact has been formed, and public meetings have occurred [...]