Board of Supervisors
 

Ryan Clancy

4th District Supervisor

 

Milwaukee County Courthouse

Dear Neighbor,

I’m honored to represent you. I’m excited to work for you, and with you, to make this a Milwaukee for all of us. If you have anything that I can help you with, feel free to email or call me. If I can’t help you myself, I’ll try to put you in contact with someone who can. If you have ideas or suggestions on how to make this a better place for us all, I’d like to hear those, too.

Best Regards,
Supervisor Ryan Clancy
 

How to Contact the 4th District

Call my office at (414) 278-4232

Email me at Ryan.Clancy@milwaukeecountywi.gov

About Supervisor Clancy

Supervisor Ryan Clancy was elected in 2020 after knocking on more than 10,000 doors (and, during the pandemic, then making hundreds of phone connections) with residents from across the 4th District. Ryan is the first socialist to have been elected to public office in Milwaukee since 1956.

Ryan has a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Beloit College, and a master's degree in negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with coursework on the ground in Israel and Palestine.

A lifelong activist, his advocacy has taken him to the Philippines, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, to Indonesia, where he trained to do unarmed protective accompaniment for human rights volunteers, and to Iraq, where he worked with students and protested the occupation in 2003. Closer to home, in Virginia he worked with youth from areas of conflict around the world, protested at Standing Rock, and has been arrested or risked arrest protesting for immigrant rights in Milwaukee and Racine.

A frequent volunteer with disaster relief organizations, Ryan has volunteered in shelters in areas of natural disasters, as well as warming rooms in Milwaukee County.

Ryan taught for Milwaukee Public Schools for years, first as a substitute teacher, where he became familiar with schools and families across the city, and then in a project-based MPS school, and has continued to advocate for public schools, and all students.

Since 2014, Ryan and his wife Becky have run a bar/restaurant/community center/entertainment complex in the Polonia neighborhood. Based on that experience, he founded the Progressive Restaurant and Activists of Wisconsin Network, which advocates for higher wages, paid time-off and better working conditions for employees in the service industry.

Ryan and Becky live in the Bay View neighborhood with their five children: Desmond, James, Alex, Sebastian and Fiona, their friend Carlos, and a hedgehog.

Map of the 4th Supervisory District

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Legislative Items Sponsored or Co-Sponsored by Supervisor Clancy

  • 20-379 - A resolution calling upon the United States Congress to appropriate monies in direct federal aid specifically to state and local governments as a replacement for tax revenues lost due to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic (Signed by County Executive on 5/21/2020).
  • 20-287 - A resolution to modify the policy of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other Departments to adopt the Wisconsin Caregiver Law for barrable offenses as part of the background check process for contract agency employees who provide direct care and services to youth, adhere to the State of Wisconsin Rehabilitation appeals review process, retain the County’s policy to recognize Wisconsin Chapter 948 Crimes Against Children as a barrable offense (for those offenses not already barred by the State Caregiver Law) and urge the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board which oversees (Signed by County Executive on 6/23/2020).
  • 20-285 - A resolution calling upon the United States Congress to repeal the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (1994 Crime Bill), and further calling upon Congress to pass and the President to sign, the People’s Justice Guarantee (Signed by County Executive on 8/3/2020).
  • 20-434 - A resolution supporting State of Wisconsin legislation which would enable counties to impose fees on transportation network company (TNC) rides with the revenues supporting local transportation costs (Adopted by County Board on 6/25/20. Returned unsigned by the County Executive).
  • 20-402 - A resolution waiving interest and penalties on delinquent real property tax installment payments pursuant to 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 to provide relief to Milwaukee County property owners that self-certify they used at least 25% of the property as their primary residence and/or owner-occupied business during the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic (County Board laid item on the table on 5/28/2020).
  • 20-464 - A resolution condemning racial injustice across the United States and in Milwaukee County and seeking the dismantling of institutional and structural racism, and requesting informational reports from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Transportation, and Circuit Court about policies and practices to achieve racial equity (Signed by County Executive on 7/22/2020).
  • 20-528 - A resolution mandating the use of facemasks or face coverings by all passengers and operators on Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses to mitigate the spread and infection rate of COVID-19 (Signed by County Executive on 7/28/2020).
  • 20-527 - A resolution proposing practical reforms to Wisconsin hate crimes statutes and giving false information to police officers on the basis of race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or ancestry of a person; proposing additional guidelines to the National Neighborhood Watch Program to mitigate instances of unconscious racial bias, and proposing efforts to enable police departments are able to screen for and reduce “living while Black” racially-motivated calls for police service (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • 20-536 - A resolution stating opposition to the use of chokeholds and asphyxia by County employees to gain compliance from individuals when physical force is required and stating personnel should use de-escalation techniques first whenever possible; and requesting the Civil Service Commission prohibit chokeholds and asphyxia in Rule VII, Section 4 of the Civil Service Rules for the Milwaukee County Government (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • 20-571 - A resolution supporting municipal public health facemask ordinances and calling upon State of Wisconsin policymakers to implement a statewide facemask policy to mitigate the spread and hasten the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Signed by County Executive on 7/28/2020).
  • 20-576 - A resolution calling upon the State of Wisconsin and all Wisconsin counties to make positive policy changes which will work toward eliminating systemic poverty and inequality (Signed by County Executive on 7/23/2020).
  • 20-548 - A resolution authorizing and directing the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture to change the name of Wahl Park to Harriet Tubman Park and processing a fund transfer request in the amount of $9,750 from Org. Unit 1800-1945 - Appropriation for Contingencies to an appropriate account within Org. Unit 9000 - Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • 20-448 - A resolution establishing a Milwaukee County policy of recalling furloughed public workers, including seasonal staff, at 40 percent of original work hours, should employees experience significant delays in receiving unemployment insurance from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. (Laid over to call of the Chair at 9/15/2020 Personnel Committee meeting).
  • 20-611 - A resolution calling upon the State of Wisconsin to remove statutorily mandated property tax levies toward regional planning commissions from county property tax levy limits (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • 20-613 - A resolution calling upon the State of Wisconsin to revise representation on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) based on population (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • 20-672 - Requesting and authorizing the Department of Administrative Services, Information Management Services Division, to establish a cost estimate and strategic timeline to develop and support a multi-platform mobile app that provides users with access to a full range of emergency and non-emergency Milwaukee County Services (Signed by County Executive on 12/7/2020).
  • 20-681 - A resolution supporting State of Wisconsin legislation which would address policing accountability and transparency (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • 20-678 - A resolution to allocate $35,000 from Org. Unit 1940-1945 - Appropriation for Contingencies to Org. Unit 8000 for allocation to the Local 212 Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Faculty and Students Together Fund (FAST Fund) to specifically mitigate student housing insecurity so pupils can graduate and become successful (Signed by County Executive on 9/28/2020).
  • 20-709 - A resolution providing resources to the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to supplement social media campaigns informing County residents on transit options to polling locations, and to ensure adequate bus service for voters of $28,000 from Org. Unit 1940-1945 Appropriation for Contingencies to Org. Unit 5600-5683 (Signed by County Executive on 10/12/2020).
  • Budget Amendment 1A001 – Holding the appropriation of $35,835 earmarked for Wisconsin Counties Association membership dues in an allocated contingency account until further information is obtained (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A002 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $100,000 to maintain current benefits coverage policy for employees who terminate County employment until July 2021 (Was not adopted by County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A006 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $100,000 to fund a public outreach campaign to solicit feedback on reimagining the County senior and community centers (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A007 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $61,185 to fund one Community Intervention Specialist position in the Department on Health and Human Services – Housing Division in 2021 (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A008 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $200,000 to allocate the Department on Health and Human Services – Housing Division with Flexible Housing Funds to be used to assist residents experiencing severe economic hardships (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A010 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $92,700 to purchase 100 tablets and hotspots for senior center usage (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A011 – Requiring that no funds shall be expended in 2021 for the operation of the Office of the Sheriff’s mobile app, as Milwaukee County is exploring the development and implementation of a consolidated mobile app to serve multiple departments (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A017 – Increasing boat launch fees and using anticipated revenue to supplement seasonal staffing needs and/or make improvements to the launches or ancillary facilities (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A018 – Instituting a non-resident fee schedule at Cool Waters Aquatic Park, Schulz Aquatic Park, and Pelican Cove and using anticipated revenue to supplement staffing needs (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A019 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $286,500 to fund multiple positions and create an Engagement Office in the Parks Department in 2021 (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A021 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $476,075 to fund five Lead Park Ranger positions in 2021 to patrol the parks (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A029 – Converting five unpaid Zoo intern positions to paid positions for 2021 and providing each with bus passes using $37,584 from the Sheriff’s Office overtime budget (Amendment was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A031 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $71,892 to fund Community Planning and Engagement Coordinator in the Office on African American Affairs for 2021 (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A032 – Including youth transitioning from Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake schools in programs aimed at competency building, youth engagement, and community capacity building (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A039 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $78,742 to fund one Senior Center Manager position in 2021 (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1A042 – Requiring departments to report to the County Board as soon as its overtime expenditures are projected to exceed $1 million or 100% of the department’s annual overtime appropriation (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A043 – Requiring the Office of Corporation Counsel to collaborate with the Office of Risk Management on a report outlining by department annual legal settlements and judgements and the department’s liability insurance premiums (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1A044 – Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services – Housing Division to analyze the possibility of establishing a “Right to Counsel” program to provide legal counsel for people facing eviction and foreclosure in Milwaukee County (Adopted as a part of the 2021 budget).

  • Budget Amendment 1B003 – Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $500,000 to fund a Parks Systemwide Strategic Infrastructure Plan (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • Budget Amendment 1B004 - Decreasing the Office of the Sheriff overtime budget by $500,000 to renovate the kitchen at the Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center to support an onsite culinary arts apprenticeship program (Was not adopted by the County Board).

  • 20-676 - A resolution declaring a Right to Shelter in Milwaukee County so any person experiencing chronic homelessness or lacking access to safe housing will have accessible shelter; creating two additional Community Intervention Specialist positions, and accepting Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the City of Milwaukee to offset the cost for two years (Signed by County Executive on 12/2/2020).
  • 20-763 - A resolution recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, encouraging support of domestic violence prevention measures throughout Milwaukee County, and requesting the implementation of a Purple Alert system in the state of Wisconsin (Signed by County Executive on 12/7/2020).
  • 21-83 - A resolution to create one Community Intervention Specialist position, effective February 21, 2021, in the Department of Health and Human Services - Housing Division, and authorizing an appropriation transfer of $48,042 from Org. Unit 1940-1945 Appropriation for Contingencies to Org. Unit 8529 to fund the position for the remainder of 2021 (Signed by County Executive on 2/22/2021).
  • 21-193 - A resolution supporting a new era of Federal government, celebrating the advancement of racial equity through the historic election of Vice President Harris, and condemning the insurrection at the United States Capitol which sought to block the certification of the Electoral College votes (Signed by County Executive on 2/22/2021).
  • 21-202 - A resolution opposing State of Wisconsin draft legislation LRB-0157 and opposing legislation which would dictate how local governments tend to their financial affairs, and State creation of unfunded mandates (In committee).
  • 21-208 - A resolution/ordinance amending Chapter 24.02 of the Milwaukee County Code of General Ordinances to reduce the fine for marijuana possession and possession and delivery of drug paraphernalia to no more than one dollar (Signed by County Executive on 4/7/2021).
  • 21-211 - A resolution calling upon the State of Wisconsin to modify its statutes to make first and second simple possession offenses of marijuana subject to financial citation and make a third offense a misdemeanor while repealing the statutory requirement which requires cannabis arrests to be entered into the Wisconsin Criminal History Database (In committee).
  • 21-227 - A resolution authorizing and directing the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture conduct a safety study to identify measures necessary to improve swim safety, beach sustainability and water quality at McKinley Beach and authorizing an appropriation transfer of $70,000 from Org. Unit 1940-1945 Appropriation for Contingencies to an appropriate account within Org. Unit 9000 Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture (Signed by County Executive on 4/7/2021).
  • 21-237 - A resolution commemorating the life of Henry "Hank" Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and declaring February 4, Hank Aaron Day in Milwaukee County (Signed by County Executive on 2/24/2021).
  • 21-238 - A resolution commemorating the life of John Lewis, civil rights activist and congressman from the Georgia Fifth District, and declaring February 21, John Lewis Day in Milwaukee County (Signed by County Executive on 2/24/2021).
  • 21-240 - A resolution commemorating the life of Reverend C.T. Vivian, an influential civil rights activist, and declaring July 30, C.T. Vivian Day in Milwaukee County (Signed by County Executive on 2/24/2021).
  • 21-306 - A resolution calling upon the State of Wisconsin to modify the Wisconsin Statutes to effectively legalize the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana (In committee).
  • 21-330 - A resolution calling upon the United States Federal Government to normalize diplomatic and economic relations with the Republic of Cuba (In committee).
  • 21-334 - A resolution/ordinance to rename and expand the duties of the Committee on Health and Human Needs to include Strategic Planning by amending Chapters 1, 23, 46, 53, 73, and 97 of the Milwaukee County Code of General Ordinances (Signed by County Executive on 4/7/2021).
  • 21-378 - A resolution reaffirming Milwaukee County's opposition to further expansion of Interstate 94 (Adopted by County Board on 3/25/2021).
  • 21-389 - A resolution committing Milwaukee County to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 and requesting the Director of Sustainability, Department of Administrative Services, develop and administer a strategic plan to achieve carbon neutrality in Milwaukee County facilities and operations by 2050 (In committee).

 

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Press Releases

County Board Adopts Clancy Measure Establishing Right to Counsel for Residents Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

Jun-24-2021

The County Board of Supervisors today adopted [17-0-1, Staskunas abstention] a proposal authored by Supervisor Ryan Clancy establishing a “Right to Counsel” for all Milwaukee County residents facing eviction or foreclosure, and funding a pilot program for a year and a half to provide no-cost legal representation.

Milwaukee County Should Not Be in the Gun Show Business

Mar-18-2021

On Tuesday the County Board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee approved a proposal from Supervisor Logsdon that would allow gun shows to be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki and Liz Sumner released the following statement in opposition of the proposal.

Supervisor Clancy Demands Accountability, Decries Sheriff’s Office Power Grab

Jun-22-2021

On Thursday the County Board’s Finance Committee for the second month in a row voted to reject (4-3) the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) plan on overtime and overbudget accountability.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Mar-18-2021

On Tuesday a gunman killed eight people across three Atlanta-area spas—six of whom were women of Asian descent—in the latest example of a rising number of violent Anti-Asian American crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supervisor Clancy ‘Right to Counsel’ Proposal Overwhelmingly Endorsed by Finance Committee, Public

Jun-21-2021

On Thursday the County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended a resolution by Supervisor Ryan Clancy that would create a pilot “Right to Counsel” program for Milwaukee County residents facing eviction.

Supervisors Clancy and Czarnezki Oppose State Bill to Limit Local Control on Budgeting

Feb-03-2021

County Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Joseph J. Czarnezki will introduce a resolution opposing State of Wisconsin draft legislation LRB-0157, which would strip away shared revenue—dollar-for-dollar—for any municipality statewide that chooses to redistribute funds from law enforcement.

Supervisor Clancy Calls on County Executive Crowley to Dedicate ARPA Funds to Participatory Budgeting

Jun-03-2021

County Supervisor Ryan Clancy is calling on County Executive David Crowley to dedicate a significant portion of Milwaukee County’s $183 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to a process called “decisive participatory budgeting” and $0 to law enforcement.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron

Jan-25-2021

On Friday, January 22, 2021 Henry “Hank” Aaron, Baseball Hall of Famer of the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, passed away. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and thirteen County Supervisors released the following statement in response.

Supervisors Clancy and Rolland Applaud Unanimous Recommendation of Overtime Accountability Ordinance

Apr-15-2021

Today the County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended passage of an ordinance change greatly improving the County Board’s fiscal oversight of county departments. The ordinance change is based on a 2020 budget amendment authored by Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Shawn Rolland.

Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.

Jan-07-2021

Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki, Jason Haas, Willie Johnson, Jr., Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Shawn Rolland, Steven Shea, Liz Sumner and Sheldon A. Wasserman released the following statement regarding the riotous mob storming the United States Capitol in a reprehensible attempt to stop Congress from certifying the Presidential election

Supervisors Clancy, Czarnezki, and Sumner Applaud Decision to Reject Gun Shows at County Sports Complex

Mar-25-2021

Today the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors rejected (13-3) a proposal to allow Milwaukee County to host gun shows at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki, and Liz Sumner released the following statement applauding this decision.

Supervisor Clancy Applauds Activists on 200th Day of Protests

Dec-14-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy released a statement recognizing the accomplishments of Milwaukee County residents who have been marching for 200 days to demand police reform under the banner of “The People’s Revolution.”

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In The News

JS Online: Milwaukee County Has Established A Right To Counsel Program

Jul-19-2021

Legislators, lawyers and housing advocates on Monday celebrated the announcement of a new effort aimed at helping Milwaukee County residents facing eviction. The Right to Counsel pilot program will provide low-income renters with free legal representation during eviction proceedings.

Bay View Compass: Keeping Our Public Spaces Public

May-01-2021

I’m a big fan of South Shore Park. We frequently bring our kids there to the playground. We love the farmers market. My wife Becky and I were even married in the park.

JS Online: A Worker Shortage Has Milwaukee County Struggling To Pull Off Beloved Events

Jul-03-2021

July 3 lakefront fireworks in Milwaukee are canceled. County bus service to Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair, gone. The pandemic may be receding, but a worker shortage has Milwaukee County struggling to pull off big summer events.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Overtime Oversight Policy

Apr-26-2021

The Milwaukee County Board recently adopted an ordinance that has its origins in Supervisor Ryan Clancy’s attempts last year to reduce the overtime budget for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

JS Online: The Milwaukee County Sheriff Has Established A Team To De-Escalate Mental Health Situations

Jul-02-2021

The Milwaukee and West Allis police departments operate Crisis Assessment and Response Teams — special units that pair behavioral health specialists with uniformed officers to respond to 911 calls for people in a mental health crisis.

Cap Times: In Wake Of Wisconsin’s Racial Justice Protests, Curfew Tickets Raise Equity And Speech Questions

Apr-24-2021

The envelope looked like any other — slightly wrinkled, a handwritten address scrawled across the front. But Jared Cain said he felt violated after looking inside.

Bay View Compass: Keeping Us Accountable

Jul-01-2021

During the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors last Finance Committee meeting, we heard reports from two different county departments where each was projected to run a deficit this year.

Urban Milwaukee: Board’s Bike Trails Resolution Fails

Apr-22-2021

A controversial change to the way Milwaukee County Parks manages bike trails was narrowly voted down Thursday by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. The proposed legislation would have given the board the final approval of any major alterations made to bike trails in Milwaukee County.

TMJ4: Program Gets Green Light, Milwaukee County Renters Facing Eviction Have Access To Free Legal Counsel

Jul-01-2021

Some renters consider a new pilot program in Milwaukee County a sigh of relief. It's called "Right to Counsel" and it promises free legal representation for those facing eviction. "It's a guarantee that if you are facing eviction or foreclosure and you are a Milwaukee County resident, as of July 1, you're going to have the right to an attorney," said Supervisor Ryan Clancy.

JS Online: Bike Trails Ordinance Fails To Pass Milwaukee County Board

Apr-22-2021

Milwaukee County Parks will not have to get approval from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to make changes to bike trails in the county after an ordinance failed to pass the board Thursday on an 8-10 vote.

Urban Milwaukee: Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit

Jun-30-2021

In April, the Milwaukee County Board passed an ordinance that requires county departments projecting a budget deficit or overtime budget deficit to come before the board with a report and a plan to remediate it.

Milwaukee NNS: Amid Surge in Drug Overdose Deaths, City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force Fails to Meet

Apr-14-2021

Despite a record-breaking year in drug overdose deaths in Milwaukee County in 2020, the City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force managed to meet only once last year and hasn’t met at all in 2021.

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee County Tenants Will Have ‘Right To Counsel’

Jun-25-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a “right to counsel” for residents facing eviction or foreclosure. Funding for the program has also been approved for a year and a half to provide no-cost legal representation.

Urban Milwaukee: County Jail Staff Wore White Supremacist Symbols

Apr-13-2021

During a tour of the Milwaukee County Jail in January, Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy noticed that one of the staff members was wearing a mask with the symbol for the Marvel comic book character The Punisher.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Passes Right To Counsel In Eviction Cases, Renaming Of Lindbergh Park

Jun-24-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Thursday establishing a right to legal aid for tenants facing eviction. The Board also passed a resolution to rename Milwaukee’s Lindbergh Park after community activist Lucille Berrien.

Shepherd Express: County Board Debates Expansion of Trails in Mangan Woods

Apr-12-2021

A Milwaukee County Parks woodland with rare old-growth trees is the focus of heated debate over new trail development meant to serve both mountain bikers and hikers. The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors' role in oversight of parks is also at issue.

JS Online: Milwaukee’s Lindbergh Park May Be Getting A New Name

Jun-22-2021

Lindbergh Park was due for a name change. The park was named for pilot Charles Lindbergh, best known for making the first solo, nonstop flight between New York City and Paris. But he also blamed U.S. involvement in World War II on Jewish people, claiming they were misleading the American public as to the severity of Nazi Germany.

JS Online: With Eviction Mmoratorium Ending Soon, Milwaukee County Officials Consider Right To Counsel Initiative

Jun-15-2021

With the expiration of a moratorium on evictions looming, Milwaukee County officials are moving to ensure tenants facing court action have a right to legal counsel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a moratorium on evictions beginning Sept. 4 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as long as tenants signed a declaration ensuring they meet certain criteria.

Wisconsin Examiner: Policing panel brings Milwaukee chief and others to the table

Mar-22-2021

"Community engagement is very big to me,” said Milwaukee’s Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman during a town hall panel hosted by All of Us or None Wisconsin on Saturday. A project of Breaking Barriers Mentoring Inc., All of Us or None is an organizing initiative led by formerly incarcerated people and community members affected by incarceration.

TMJ4: Milwaukee County Proposal Could Give Residents Facing Eviction Access To Free Legal Counsel

Jun-08-2021

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Ryan Clancy is looking to put the power back into the people's hands. He's doing so by introducing a new resolution that would provide families facing eviction access to legal counsel, free of charge.

Milwaukee Independent: Gun Show Loophole: County Officials Oppose Proposal That Puts Milwaukee County in the Firearms Business

Mar-19-2021

The County Board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee approved a proposal from Milwaukee County Supervisor Patti Logsdon on March 16 that would allow gun shows to be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex.

Milwaukee Independent: Representative Gwen Moore Joins Clean Energy Advocates In Urging Support For Infrastructure Plan

Jun-07-2021

United States Representative Gwen Moore joined clean energy advocates, elected officials, labor organizations, and community members on June 2 to speak about her support of initiatives to increase energy efficiency in schools, clean energy buses, investments in Milwaukee’s BRT bus program, and the American Jobs Plan.

FOX 6: Milwaukee County amendment to permit gun show sparks debate

Mar-18-2021

For years, the Milwaukee Gun Show has been held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin. If a gun show were to continue, an ordinance has to be amended.

Wisconsin Examiner: Supervisor Clancy Lawsuit Takes On Police Actions During Curfews

Jun-04-2021

More than a year after the George Floyd-inspired protests came to Milwaukee, questions linger over what protesters saw and experienced in the earliest days of the marches, and as the demonstrations and curfews continued into the fall.

TMJ4: Increase in electric cars in Wisconsin will require more places to plug in

Mar-01-2021

Two big announcements in the last couple of weeks mean major changes are coming in what we drive and how we fuel up. First, President Joe Biden wants to replace the federal government's fleet of 645,000 vehicles with electric cars. Also, General Motors wants to sell nothing but zero-emission cars and trucks by 2035.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy Sues The City And County Over His Arrest At A Protest Over Police Brutality

Jun-04-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Friday against the city and county alleging law enforcement officers violated his civil rights when he was arrested during a police brutality protest a year ago.

Bay View Compass: Right to Counsel

Mar-01-2021

In November, I authored a budget amendment that directed the Department of Health and Human Services to analyze the costs and benefits of providing legal counsel to folks facing eviction or foreclosure.

Bay View Compass: Funding Human Needs Works

Jun-01-2021

The most recent numbers are in from the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services Housing Division, and they are stunning. Putting CARES Act funding into the hands of people who need it the most has prevented a staggering 5,480 evictions!

Urban Milwaukee: Board Rejoins WI Counties Association

Feb-25-2021

After extensive deliberation, the Milwaukee County Board has voted to release funds to the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA). The WCA, is a lobbying and consulting organization for counties in the state. Lobbying state government on behalf of counties is a huge part of what it does.

Urban Milwaukee: Proposal Funds Attorneys For Tenants Facing Evictions

May-21-2021

Milwaukee County could have a program providing free legal counsel to residents facing eviction by July. Supervisor Ryan Clancy told Urban Milwaukee he has drafted a resolution that would allocate funding to a county “Right to Counsel” program for residents facing eviction and foreclosure.

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee town halls tackle equity, justice, social issues around formerly incarcerated

Feb-25-2021

The intersection of mental health needs, mass incarceration and housing policy became the focus of a recent town town hall-style event in Milwaukee. The Feb. 20 panel was part of a series of discussions with state and local officials on equity and justice issues in communities across the state.

Wisconsin Examiner: ‘Right To Counsel’ For Tenants Pushed By Milwaukee County Supervisor

May-20-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy is planning to introduce a resolution aiming to fund a “right to counsel” pilot program to help support tenants facing eviction and other legal measures from landlords. The program would be administered by the county’s housing division through 2022.

Urban Milwaukee: County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty

Feb-06-2021

The Milwaukee County penalty for marijuana possession would drop from up to $500 to $1, under a proposal introduced by a group of county supervisors. “In achieving racial equity, disparities in the criminal justice system, including marijuana and paraphernalia possession laws, must be eradicated,” the resolution said.

WUWM 89.7: Milwaukee County Resolution Would Give Residents Facing Eviction A Right To Legal Representation

May-18-2021

There is an impending eviction crisis in the United States. As eviction moratoriums end around the nation, many people are facing the reality of losing their homes. The impact can be devastating, not just to the families experiencing it, but to the greater community.

Capital Times: Milwaukee County considers leaving statewide organization after Dane County pulls out

Feb-04-2021

The state's biggest county is putting off a decision on whether to continue its membership in a statewide lobbying association, a group Dane County already left over concerns that it did not represent its interests.

Urban Milwaukee: Lake Park Bridge Needs $1 Million More

May-18-2021

It looked to Milwaukee County officials like they had finally put together the funding to fix the historic Ravine Road Bridge in Lake Park. But as far as local contractors are concerned, they’re about $1 million short.

Shepherd Express: The Peoples Revolution making Milwaukee Black History and with it LGBTQ Black History

Feb-02-2021

On December 14, 2020, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors issued an official resolution to mark the 200th consecutive day of The Peoples Revolution (TPR) march for racial equality. In it, the march is noted for its significance to an earlier Milwaukee protest, the 200 day Fair Housing March of 1967-68.

Liberation News: Wisconsin Bill Would Cut Funding To Cities That Defund The Police

May-13-2021

On March 11, a new bill, referred to as SB-119 or the “Fund the Police Bill,” was discussed in the Wisconsin legislature at a public hearing in Madison.

Bay View Compass: The Right Side of History

Jan-07-2021

In 1967, Milwaukee took to the streets to protest discriminatory housing practices. The parallels to our time are striking. December 14, 2020, marked the 200th day of marches and action across Milwaukee by The Peoples Revolution.

Wisconsin Examiner: Voces Protests Removal Of Immigrant-Centered Policies From State Budget By Republicans

May-07-2021

The Wisconsin State Capitol was closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It only took four days after reopening for Republicans in the Legislature to draw a large group of protesters to the hallway outside the Joint Finance Committee meeting (JFC).

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