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2016.3.22 ICYMI: Milwaukee County’s Moody Park Renovation Wins MANDI Award

Community members in the Amani neighborhood have been celebrating the revitalization of Milwaukee County’s Moody Park since its grand reopening last summer, and now they have even more to celebrate as the Park’s renovation has been recognized with a Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) award for the best public space that builds community.

2016.3.21 Jobs, Economic Development Springing Up in Park East

After sitting vacant and undeveloped for 15 years, ninety-eight percent of the land in the Park East Corridor is either under development or has an option to purchase, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today, the first business day of spring.

2016.02.23 County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Domes Public Hearing

In advance of tomorrow evening’s public hearing on the status of the Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement

2015.11.20 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Vetoes

Abele Budget Holds the Line on Property Taxes and Calls for Removal of Estabrook Dam

2015.08.18 Amani Neighborhood and Milwaukee County to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Moody Park

County Executive Chris Abele will join Amani neighborhood residents and community partners on Thursday, August 20th to celebrate the grand re-opening of Calvin Moody Park, located at 2200 W. Burleigh St.

2015.08.17 County Executive to Open New South Shore Terrace

As the result of an ongoing partnership between Milwaukee County and MillerCoors, County Executive Chris Abele will be participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 19th at 3:00 p.m. that marks the opening of the new South Shore Terrace, a new beachside concession area located in Bay View’s South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive. With a focus on Lake Michigan, the enhanced area will offer a new gathering place from spring through fall that celebrates Milwaukee and sustains community.

2015.07.28 Win-Win-Win Between County, Local Businesses, and the Community

Today, the Economic and Community Development Committee approved an agreement with local business and community leaders to sell an outmoded County property to a developer and match a significant contribution to an economic development fund that will help invigorate Milwaukee’s near-west side.

2015.07.16 Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next significant phase of mental health redesign in Milwaukee County. The County is seeking a provider to provide inpatient, observation and emergency services. This will allow BHD to hone its focus on what it does best – assure access to high-quality services for those who need it.

2015.07.14 County Executive to Open Latest Leg of Traveling Beer Garden™ Tour Tomorrow at Mitchell Park

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr will kick off the latest leg of the 2015 Traveling Beer Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. The keg tapping will take place at Mitchell Park on The Domes Plaza.

2015.07.03 County Executive Abele Announces All MCTS Bus Rides Are FREE on Monday

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced this afternoon that all MCTS buses will be free on Monday, July 6, 2015.

06-30-2015 County Executive Calls on Union to Restore Transit Service as soon as Possible

Although County Executive Abele is disappointed in today’s decision by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to reject a reasonable contract offer and strike, he is confident that a deal will soon be agreed to that respects both transit workers and taxpayers.

06-26-2015 County Executive Abele Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Equality

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said he is thrilled with the Supreme Court ruling today that guarantees a right to same-sex marriage across the country.

06-26-2015 County Executive Abele’s Statement on Todays Ruling Allowing Couture Construction

I appreciate Judge Foley's clear decision allowing the redevelopment of the underused Downtown Transit Center to move forward. The planned Couture development will create a vibrant public space that improves access to the lakefront, creates thousands of jobs and adds another signature building to Milwaukee.

06-08-15 Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County

Through this innovative partnership, approximately $1.8 million will be devoted annually to ending chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County.

06-04-2015 Statement on Arena Funding Proposal

Together, we have struck a deal that not only keeps the Bucks in Milwaukee, but will create jobs, generate millions of dollars in economic activity and property value, and provide a great return on investment for taxpayers.

05-15-2015 County Executive to Open New Season of Traveling Beer Garden™ Milwaukee County Parks Adds Second Tour in 2015

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr, will kick off the 2015 Traveling Beer Garden Tour, Wednesday, May 20 at 4 p.m. The keg tapping will take place near the chalet in Dretzka Park, with music by Dobie The Concertina Man. Dretzka Park is located at 12020 W. Bradley Road.

05-11-2015 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program Proposal

In all of these efforts, my goal has always been the best quality education for as many kids and their families as possible, delivered in the fairest, most sustainable way possible.

11-18-2014 Abele Proposes Budget Compromise That Will Add Transit and Deputies...

As part of a significant compromise, County Executive Abele approved the majority of the Board’s 59 amendments and, through the veto process, he is proposing compromises that will improve services and lower property taxes.

10-31-2014 County Employee Named Mental Health Advocate of the Year

A Milwaukee County employee has been named the “2014 Advocate of the Year” by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

10-01-2014 County Executive Chris Abele introduces 2015 Recommended Budget

County Executive Abele’s 2015 Recommended Budget fixes a $32 million structural deficit, lowers debt, improves services like transit, mental health, parks, highways and public safety and does it all without raising taxes.

County Executive Abeles veto will save 28 million over five years

If Supervisors sustain the veto they will help save $28 million dollars over five years and help ensure the viability of a program that provides help to frail, elderly and disabled residents across eight counties.

03-10-2014 County Executive Abele Proposes Transit Compromise

Supervisors, I am writing you today hoping we can reach a compromise on the transit situation.

11-20-2013 County Executive Abele’s Vetoes Lower Property Taxes and Increase Rainy Day Fund

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is issuing vetoes to the 2014 Budget that will lower property taxes $1.6 million while adding $2 million to the Debt Service Reserve, the County’s rainy day fund.

04-04-2013 Joint Finance Committee Testimony on the 2013-15 State Budget

I am grateful for the hard work the Governor and all of you have and will put into this process. However, there are some provisions of the proposed budget that I want to encourage you to rethink.

04-15-2013 Joint Letter to Wisconsin Legislature Requesting Transit Funding Increase

Restoration of funding cuts and maintaining transit system funding from the Transportation Fund are critical to maintaining dependable service for the workers, employers and students in Milwaukee County.

04-16-2012 County Executive Abele Welcomes New County Board

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele welcomes the new Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. The new board will be sworn in Monday, April 16, 2012.

04-16-2012 County Executive Abele Welcomes New County Board Chair

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement Monday afternoon on the new County Board Chair.

04-24-2012 Milwaukee County Executive Abele's Inauguration Address

Thank you Hector and Bishop McClelland for your kind words and important reflections and thank you Chief Judge Jeffery Kremers for administering the Oath of Office and for your thoughtful leadership in the Courts.

08-07-2012 County Executive Abele statement about shooting in Oak Creek

County Executive Abele released this statement today in response to the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.

09-18-2012 Testimony of County Executive Chris Abele, to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and members of the Subcommittee.

09-27-2012 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s 2013 Budget Address

When I decided to run for office two years ago, I did so because I knew we had to do better in Milwaukee County government. I know that if we are afraid to make big changes then Milwaukee County will not be around for our children and certainly not for generations after.

8-30-2013 Statement on MAM/WMC Deal

The Board's plan puts Milwaukee County on a less sustainable path and unnecessarily spends tax dollars. However, in the interest of moving forward, I am returning it unsigned and will take this opportunity to reiterate my concerns.

8-6-13 Milwaukee County Negotiating to Improve Transit System

The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is negotiating with MV Transportation, Inc. to take over the management of the Milwaukee County transit system. The following questions and answers clarify the way forward as we move towards this management change.

9-18-2013 Milwaukee County Offers Help in ACA Enrollment

Milwaukee County is taking a proactive approach to help people understand and enroll in health plans as the Affordable Healthcare Care Act (ACA) is rolled out October 1st.

9-26-2013 County Executive Chris Abele 2014 Budget Address

My 2014 Proposed Budget does not include a tax increase and continues to lower the County’s massive long term debt, features more than ten million dollars in new and repurposed public safety funding.



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