It is both an honor and privilege to continue to serve and represent you on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. I appreciate your confidence in me and pledge that I will continue to work hard for Milwaukee County, particularly District 14.
I have been appointed to serve as chair of the Finance Committee for the 2020-2022 term. I also serve on the Audit Committee and the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force, which is working to determine the future of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.
As your County Supervisor, I will work collaboratively with my colleagues, the County Executive and his administration to provide the services that Milwaukee County residents are accustomed to and deserve. Please feel free to reach out to my office if you have any county-related concerns, as we would be happy to assist.
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About Supervisor Haas
Supervisor Jason Haas was first elected 14th District Supervisor in a special election in April 2011, and won re-election in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2020. He serves as chair of the Finance Committee, is a member of the Audit Committee and the Milwaukee Commission on Aging. His experience includes four years as chair of the Committee on Parks, Energy & Environment.
Jason is a resident of Bay View and an active member of the Garden District neighborhood.
Jason graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2009 with a degree in history. He has over a decade of experience in the media and more than 20 years of work in the computer industry.
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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.
The Board of Supervisors adopted (13-4-1) a rule change today that prevents Milwaukee County employees from losing service credit towards their pension if they are furloughed for more than a month due to COVID-19.
The County Board of Supervisors today adopted [17-1] a development and maintenance agreement between the Parks Department and South 27th Street Business District Association to create the Highway 41 Historic Garden in Wilson Park.
In a statement released Monday, Supervisor Jason Hass, who serves as the Chair of the budget-setting Finance Committee, expressed appreciation to his colleagues for submitting budget amendments that invest in essential public services or otherwise help Milwaukee County leaders and employees implement the County’s mission while delivering a balanced budget, as required by law.
The County Board’s Parks Committee today unanimously recommended a development and maintenance agreement between the Parks Department and South 27th Street Business District Association to create the Highway 41 Historic Garden in Wilson Park.
At its Thursday, November 5 meeting, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors authorized $700,000 for a program providing financial assistance to arts and cultural organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
County Supervisors Jason Haas, Sequanna Taylor, Steve Shea, Ryan Clancy, Joseph Czarnezki, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s deployment of federal agents to the city of Milwaukee under Operation Legend
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.
At its final meeting Tuesday night, the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force will consider and vote on recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors for restoring and preserving the iconic structures, which house the County's horticultural conservatory and are in need of repair.
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
County Supervisor Jason Haas issued the following statement congratulating Alderman Terry Witkowski on his recently announced retirement.
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In The News
Most people may know the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, signed into law by President Biden in March, as the law that gave most Americans a one-time payment of $1,400 this spring. What you may be less aware of is that the law will have significant impacts across Milwaukee County government.
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.
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.
In January a south-side community organization went before the Milwaukee County Board with a plan to construct a garden on a piece of empty land in Wilson Park. It’s three months later and Milwaukee County Parks still hasn’t drawn up a land use agreement for the project.
It’s a new era in Milwaukee County government. For decades, there has been nasty bickering between the county board and county executive, but County Executive David Crowley and Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, are getting along famously.
I’m eager to let you know about an exciting new capability the county board is offering that will allow you to better engage in the legislative process. Beginning in March 2021, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors returned to allowing live virtual public comment at all of its standing committee meetings.
I bring you more good news from the partnership of Milwaukee County and the South 27th Street Business District, and a preview of Milwaukee County Parks in the summer.
In late 2020 Milwaukee County announced its Behavioral Health Division (BHD) had partnered with four major health care systems — Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health, Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin — to develop a new facility for county residents experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
An idle portion of Wilson Park, just east of South 27th Street on land separate from the park proper, is being brought to life through the addition of a classic car garden. Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas said he’s hopeful this new garden will increase foot traffic around the area.
I am glad to share two success stories about your county government at work. The first is a story about how a phone call from a constituent of mine led two county departments to work together and implement new hygienic and sanitary features that will be installed in the Milwaukee County Senior Centers.
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.
As I discussed in my November 2020 column, the Milwaukee County Department on Aging staff, programs, and administration were integrated into the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) at the start of this year.
Milwaukee County Parks has reached an agreement with a south-side community organization to build out a “Classic Car Garden” on a little piece of currently unused land in Wilson Park.
A community organization is planning to activate an otherwise empty piece of land in Wilson Park. The South 27th Street Business District Association is proposing to plant trees and install gardens and benches to a 2.3-acre parcel at the northwest corner of Wilson Park, just outside of the Wilson Park Senior Center along W. Howard Avenue.
I offer some good news about Milwaukee County’s fiscal health. As of this writing, the Milwaukee County budget office is forecasting a budget surplus of $27 million for the year 2020. It is worth examining how we got here and what this means for the future of Milwaukee County finances.
Bradford Beach concessionaire Dock Bradford is advancing a plan to turn the historic beach house into a restaurant, but would maintain public access to restrooms and other facilities. A modular bar would be constructed on the open-air second level of the structure. Seating would be added to both levels.
Nancy Lieberman Charities, based in Dallas, Texas, has offered to donate a new basketball court and funding for programming in the park.
Three Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus shelters along S. 27th Street in Milwaukee have received a creative makeover that helps beautify the neighborhood while also celebrating the business corridor’s rich history.
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.
A series of bus stop shelters on S. 27th St. were redecorated with an eye to the street’s historic role. The shelters were refitted with paneling remembering the historic U.S. Route 41. Before Interstate 94, Route 41 was the major highway running north to south in Wisconsin connecting the metro areas of Chicago and Milwaukee.