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County Board Proposal Urges Governor and Legislature to Make Racist 911 Calls a Hate Crime

Jun-30-2020

As part of Milwaukee County’s ongoing work to achieve racial equity, Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland is introducing a resolution calling on Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin State Legislature to reclassify false police reports on any member of a minority group as a hate crime, mirroring legislation that’s been introduced in the state of New York.

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Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Patti Logsdon Announces Extension of Rawson Avenue Reconditioning Project

Jun-29-2020

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed (18-0) a resolution last Thursday that provides additional funding to extend the current resurfacing project along Rawson Avenue. The extension will go from USH 45 to North Cape Road.

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Supervisory District
  • District 09
Year
  • 2020

Supervisors Want Details on Progress Towards Racial Equity from County Departments

Jun-25-2020

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution condemning racial injustice in America and Milwaukee and requesting detailed reports from several major Milwaukee County departments about policies and practices to achieve racial equity.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Juneteenth Now a Permanent County Holiday

Jun-25-2020

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution making June 19 of every year, or “Juneteenth”, a holiday across Milwaukee County today. The action solidifies the establishment of June 19 as a permanent County holiday, a process that began when County Executive David Crowley declared June 19, 2020 a holiday by executive order last week.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Weishan’s Parks Funding Plan Passes County Board

Jun-25-2020

Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., is proposing creative solutions to help fund Milwaukee County parks, which have suffered from a lack of investment and budget cuts due to the county's growing structural deficit.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2020

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

Jun-25-2020

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.

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Supervisory District
  • District 18
Year
  • 2020

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

Jun-10-2020

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.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
  • District 05
  • District 07
  • District 10
  • District 13
  • District 18
Year
  • 2020

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

Jun-05-2020

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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Supervisory District
  • District 18
Year
  • 2020

New Committee Will Focus on Racial Equity

Jun-04-2020

In pursuit of improved efficiency, cost savings, and racial equity, the Board of Supervisors has created a new standing committee to improve oversight and accountability for policy implementation within Milwaukee County government.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Jun-02-2020

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman released the following statement concerning the death of George Floyd and related protests. I strongly condemn the actions of the Minneapolis police that led to George Floyd’s death. The family of George Floyd deserves justice.

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Supervisory District
  • District 03
Year
  • 2020

County Supervisor Ryan Clancy and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Welcome the Justice for George Floyd Peaceful Protest to Bay View

Jun-02-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic issued the following joint statement regarding his arrest Sunday night: “We are proud to welcome our neighbors, families, and all seekers of justice to Bay View today for a peaceful protest in support of justice for George Floyd."

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Clancy Statement on His Arrest

Jun-01-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy issued the following statement regarding his arrest Sunday night: “Last night, I supported the peaceful protests happening around Milwaukee, using my position as an elected representative to observe and defuse potentially negative interactions between law enforcement and Milwaukee residents."

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Speaks Out on George Floyd Murder

May-30-2020

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement regarding ongoing protests against police violence and racism.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Nicholson, Czarnezki, and Rolland Lead Effort to Secure Critically Needed Federal Aid

May-13-2020

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Joseph Czarnezki and Shawn Rolland introduced a resolution today urging the U.S Congress to pass and President Donald J. Trump to sign a $500 billion emergency stabilization aid package for counties and cities across America.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Nicholson, Czarnezki, and Rolland Lead Effort to Secure Critically Needed Federal Aid

May-13-2020

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Joseph Czarnezki and Shawn Rolland introduced a resolution today urging the U.S Congress to pass and President Donald J. Trump to sign a $500 billion emergency stabilization aid package for counties and cities across America.

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Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2020

Nicholson, Czarnezki, and Rolland Lead Effort to Secure Critically Needed Federal Aid

May-13-2020

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Joseph Czarnezki and Shawn Rolland introduced a resolution today urging the U.S Congress to pass and President Donald J. Trump to sign a $500 billion emergency stabilization aid package for counties and cities across America.

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Supervisory District
  • District 11
Year
  • 2020

Supervisors Shea and Ortiz-Velez Demand Public Disclosure of Covid-19 Cases at Smithfield Foods in Cudahy

Apr-28-2020

Milwaukee County Supervisors Steve Shea and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez are demanding that the City of Cudahy and Smithfield Foods publicly disclose the number of employees who have tested positive for Covid-19 at Smithfield’s Cudahy meatpacking facility.

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Supervisory District
  • District 08
Year
  • 2020

Marcelia Nicholson Elected Chair of Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Apr-27-2020

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to lead the body as Chairwoman for the 2020-2022 term today on a vote of 11 to 7.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Weishan Proposes Parks Funding Plan

Apr-15-2020

Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., is proposing creative solutions to help fund Milwaukee County parks, which have suffered from a lack of investment and budget cuts due to the county's growing structural deficit.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2020

2020 Budget Benefits County's South Shore

Nov-20-2019

Supervisor Steve Shea lauded the benefits that Milwaukee County's 2020 adopted budget will bring to the South Shore in a statement released today.

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Supervisory District
  • District 08
Year
  • 2019

Logsdon Votes Against Property Tax Increase

Nov-14-2019

Supervisor Patti Logsdon was one of four members of Milwaukee County Board to vote against a property tax increase on Tuesday when the Board met to finalize the 2020 county budget.

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Supervisory District
  • District 09
Year
  • 2019

Climate and Economic Equity Taskforce Co-chairs Announce Members Set First Meeting for Nov. 11

Nov-08-2019

County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde and City of Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac announced the members of the Milwaukee City-County Joint Taskforce on Climate and Economic Equity today and scheduled the group's first meeting for November 11.

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Supervisory District
  • District 10

Supervisor Taylor Amendment Requires Trauma Sensitive Communication

Oct-31-2019

The Finance Committee recommended adoption of an amendment to the 2020 Milwaukee County Budget, offered today by Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, that would require training in trauma sensitive communication for client service staff in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Taylor Secures Funding for Domestic Violence Survivors Experiencing Homelessness

Oct-31-2019

An amendment to the 2020 county budget approved today by the Finance Committee includes funding to provide emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence experiencing homelessness, a measure proposed by Supervisor Sequanna Taylor.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sup. Weishan to Attend Renaming of Indigenous Peoples Park

Oct-11-2019

Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., will attend a ceremony to rename Columbus Park as Indigenous Peoples Park on Monday, October 14 and unveil publicly for the first time an official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2019

Green Bay Packers Donate New Playground for Center Street Park

Sep-30-2019

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this month to accept an in-kind donation from the Green Bay Packers for new playground equipment at Center Street Park.

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Supervisory District
  • District 15
Year
  • 2019

County Board Backs Taylor Push to Restore and Expand Voting Rights

Sep-20-2019

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution from Supervisor Sequanna Taylor Thursday calling for the restoration of voting rights for people on probation and parole in Wisconsin.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Shea Effort Leads to Preservation of Bus Routes

Sep-19-2019

In the wake of a campaign by Supervisor Steven Shea to preserve bus routes serving South Shore communities, the Abele administration announced today that several routes previously slated for cuts will be continued.

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Supervisory District
  • District 08
Year
  • 2019

Nicholson Calls for Repeal of Federal Crime Bill, More Investment in Public Education

Sep-13-2019

County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson expressed her support today for legislative action at the state and national levels to repair the harmful, ineffective, and wasteful aspects of mass incarceration, and called for shifting public resources away from building prisons and towards investing in education.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2019

Taylor Pushes to Expand Voting Rights

Sep-12-2019

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor is calling for Milwaukee County government to support the restoration of voting rights for people on probation and parole in Wisconsin.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2019

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