On Monday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, joined by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, announced a new “public safety initiative”.
In a nutshell, Abele worked out a deal with Barrett in which Milwaukee County would pay the City of Milwaukee to have it’s police officers patrol the lakefront and all the parks within the city limits, [...]
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has not had smooth sailing for the past year.
He started to hit rough waters last year when he made the bold decision to impose severe budget cuts to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. At the time, Abele was able to justify his decision to do so, [...]
Last week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele started off yet another firefight with the Milwaukee County Board when he publicly endorsed a plan to raze the Transit Center, sell the land and put in a large, and frankly speaking, ugly, 44-story monstrosity right on the lakefront.
The firefight came from the fact that Abele neglected [...]
More than three years ago, Milwaukee County First introduced an idea of creating “The Milwaukee County Pass.” The Milwaukee County Pass, as we suggested at the time, would act as a one-stop coupon book for Milwaukee County’s great attractions such as the Milwaukee County Zoo, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum, to [...]
For more than a decade, Milwaukee County has been falling in a downward spiral.
It started with Tom Ament’s pension scandal, an ill-advised and ill-conceived scheme to enhance the pension payouts for long term employees such as Ament and his inner circle.
The scandal spurred what was, at the time, a record number of recalls [...]
Even though he’s not Milwaukee County Executive, the County Board still has to do battle with Walker to get him to do the right thing. Family Care is no different, as this press release from Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic illustrates:
Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic released the following statement calling on State leaders to follow a [...]
A couple of weeks ago, Supervisor Joe Sanfelippo said that he was going to introduce a resolution to make the County Board a part-time job. Sanfelippo’s stunt is to cover for the fact that he spends most of his time at his taxi cab company instead of doing the people’s work.
This should be compared [...]
Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic announces the next step Milwaukee County is taking in genuine openness in government:
COUNTY BOARD TO LAUNCH PUBLIC ACCESS TO LEGISTAR
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, Chair of the County Board Committee on Information Technology (Project TEAM), along with County Clerk Joe Czarnezki and a coalition of County [...]
From a joint press release from Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic, Nikiya Harris and Jason Haas, regarding the benefits of putting solar panels up at the zoo:
SUPERVISORS UPDATE RESIDENTS ON ENERGY SUCCESS OF “GREEN PRINT”
Zoo solar panels reduce energy consumption and earn $26,197 grant from Focus on Energy
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic was joined by County [...]
From a joint press release:
“SAVE OUR RIDE” WITH SUPERVISORS AT JOINT FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARING
County residents invited to join Supervisors riding the bus to testify at public hearing
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic, Patricia Jursik and Jim “Luigi” Schmitt, along with Supervisor-Elect Jason Haas, are inviting residents to join a coalition of Supervisors, transit advocates, [...]