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Russell Antonio Goodwin, Sr.

18th District Supervisor

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Press Releases

Supervisor Goodwin Proposal to Create Basketball League Recommended by Parks Committee


Today the County Board’s Parks, Energy, and Environment Committee voted (4-1, Sumner) to recommend for adoption a resolution by Supervisor Russell Antonio Goodwin, Sr. requesting the Parks Department work with Milwaukee Recreation to organize the “Milwaukee County Basketball League.”

Supervisor Goodwin Calls on Legislature and Governor Evers to Enact Wisconsin Stimulus Package


County Supervisor Russell Antonio Goodwin, Sr. is urging the Wisconsin State Legislature and Governor Tony Evers to pass and enact a Wisconsin stimulus package that would provide direct payments to families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supervisor Goodwin Proposal Addresses Officer Shortage in County Correctional Facilities


County Supervisor Russell Antonio Goodwin, Sr. has introduced a resolution that aims to address an Officer shortage in County correctional facilities by significantly increasing pay across all Officer positions.

Board of Supervisors to Celebrate Black History Month Virtually on February 4


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will celebrate Black History Month during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election


On Monday, workers at Colectivo Coffee won an election to form a union by a margin of 106-99, after the National Labor Relations Board opened up seven challenged ballots that were uncounted during the first count, which resulted in a 99-99 tie result.

Supervisors Goodwin, Logsdon, and Weishan Oppose Call to Further Cut the Sheriff’s Budget


Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas presented the Office of the Sheriff’s 2021 proposed budget in yesterday’s meeting of the Finance Committee. Like other Milwaukee County departments responding to the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on County finances, the Sheriff’s Office budget was reduced by 2.7%. In response to calls to further reduce the Sheriff’s budget, Supervisors Goodwin, Logsdon, and Weishan issued the following statement.

Supervisor Goodwin Calls on Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission to Suspend Police Chief Search


In December 2020, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) appointed Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Assistant Chief Jeffrey B. Norman to Acting Chief. Since this appointment, the FPC has conducted a nationwide search for a permanent Chief.

Supervisor Russell Goodwin Congratulates Supervisor Weishan on Innovative Plan to Fund County Parks


The Board of Supervisors passed (17-1) a resolution today that proposed creative, new sources of funding for County parks. In a statement, Supervisor Goodwin congratulated Supervisor Weishan, the resolution’s sponsor, for his innovative approach to securing a healthy future for County parks.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship


On Tuesday night the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the team’s first NBA Championship since 1971.

County Board’s Black Caucus is Developing Proposals to Achieve Racial Equity


As part of Milwaukee County’s ongoing work to achieve racial equity, the Black Caucus of the Board of Supervisors is developing a set of policy proposals to dismantle systemic racism, improve accountability for law enforcement, and provide necessary services to the public. The Black Caucus released the following statement today regarding their policy ideas and the protests related to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

Milwaukee County Board Black Caucus Overjoyed to Once Again Celebrate Juneteenth Day In Person


We are overjoyed to once again be able to observe Juneteenth Day in person this year, especially given that this marks the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s storied celebration. For many of us, Juneteenth Day is more than just a time to connect with our community. It is a day to honor our history and chart our future.

Supervisor Goodwin Statement on Murder of Mr. George Floyd of Minneapolis


I offer my most sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd, who did not deserve to be modern-day lynched in the streets of America. Mr. Floyd’s murder has led to the upheaval of the entire country, and many American hearts are bleeding into the streets with hurt, anger, and fear.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Future of Two Golf Courses in Question


Milwaukee County Parks is looking at two of its public golf courses and thinking about making some changes. The courses in question are two nine-hole, par three courses at Noyes and Doyne parks. Over the past decade the usage and revenue generated by each course has declined by more than 50%.

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


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.

JS Online: 33% Of Corrections Officer Positions Are Unfilled In Milwaukee County


A competitive job market has led to an exodus of correctional officers in Milwaukee County, forcing its detention centers to operate with only 67% of positions filled. According to Supervisor Russell Goodwin, the county is down 86 officers, forcing staff members to work more overtime hours and, consequently, take sick leave in order to receive a break.

Urban Milwaukee: County Freeway Speed Limits A Danger?


Milwaukee County may soon be advocating for a modernization of interstate infrastructure to improve traffic safety on the network of state highways that run through the county.

CBS 58: Milwaukee County Supervisor Calls On FPC To Suspend Police Chief Search


Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Goodwin wants Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission to permanently suspend its search for a new police chief. The FPC appointed Jeffrey Norman as acting chief back in December.

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