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Milwaukee County is home to over 950,000 people living in one of 19 communities, which range in size from the City of Milwaukee, with 595,000 residents, to the Village of River Hills, with roughly 1,600 residents.
Still a manufacturing stronghold, the region features 16 Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of others in the financial services, medical device, hospitality and retailing industries.
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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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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Established in 1835, Milwaukee County is home to more than 950,000 residents and is the hub of the 37th largest regional economy in the United States.
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