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Milwaukee County Board News

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to Hold Ceremonial Swearing-In

Jul-27-2021

In the evening following its Thursday, July 29 meeting the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a ceremonial swearing in at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water Street.

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  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2021

Supervisor Coggs-Jones and Chairwoman Nicholson to Host Community Cleanup

Jul-24-2021

County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones and Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson will host a community cleanup on Saturday, July 24 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 05
  • District 10
Year
  • 2021

Proposal to Increase Pay, Provide Bonuses for Lifeguards at Milwaukee County Pools, Beaches, and Aquatic Facilities Advances

Jul-23-2021

Members of Milwaukee County’s Personnel Committee unanimously approved a measure Friday that would provide significant pay increases and bonuses to lifeguards at County pools and aquatic facilities, and pay all training costs, to help recruit and retain employees that are needed to ensure facilities remain open during the summer months.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 09
Year
  • 2021

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship

Jul-22-2021

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.

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  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 01
  • District 02
  • District 03
  • District 05
  • District 06
  • District 07
  • District 08
  • District 09
  • District 10
  • District 11
  • District 12
  • District 13
  • District 14
  • District 15
  • District 16
  • District 17
  • District 18
Year
  • 2021

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Applauds National Settlement in Opioids Lawsuits

Jul-22-2021

On Wednesday afternoon a group of state attorneys general announced tentative plans for a massive, $26 billion agreement that would settle thousands of state and local government lawsuits stemming from the opioid epidemic.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force Will Launch On Aug. 12

Jul-22-2021

On Thursday, August 12 at 10 am, Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will meet for the first time, launching an effort to recommend how Milwaukee County should allocate $183.6 million in federal funding it will receive as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2021

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.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2021

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Resolution Supporting Fentanyl Testing Strip Legalization Advances

Jul-19-2021

Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez is calling on the State of Wisconsin to legalize fentanyl testing strips. The County’s Intergovernmental Relations Committee unanimously endorsed the resolution last week, and the Board of Supervisors will vote on it later this month.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 12
Year
  • 2021

Food Truck Festival Coming to Milwaukee Lakefront Saturday

Jul-16-2021

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is teaming up with local food trucks for the inaugural Park'd - pop up pub & grub event on Saturday, July 17 at McKinley Park, 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 03
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Food Truck Festival Coming to McKinley Park Saturday

Jul-16-2021

A new food truck festival will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront this weekend. The event, called “Park’d! Pop-Up Pub & Grub”, is being hosted by Milwaukee County Parks at McKinley Park between Lagoon Drive and McKinley Marina.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 03
Year
  • 2021

Supervisor Taylor to Kick-Off Summer Park Clean-Up Series at Lincoln Park

Jul-15-2021

County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor will host the first of her annual series of summer park clean-ups on Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Park. Supervisor Taylor will hold clean-ups at different county parks in the 2nd supervisory district throughout the summer and fall. All community members are invited to join.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: In Segregated Milwaukee, The Bucks' Playoff Run And Deer District Offer A Glimpse At A More Unified City

Jul-14-2021

The Milwaukee Bucks have brought their city together. Thousands of people from all backgrounds are gathering each playoff game outside Fiserv Forum, and the city is buzzing with the shared hope of an NBA championship. That togetherness might be temporary, but it's a glimpse at a more unified Milwaukee.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2021

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Partners with House of Correction to Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations

Jul-12-2021

Last week Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones refereed the Get Vaccinated Basketball Tournament featuring County Executive David Crowley and staff at the Milwaukee County House of Correction. The event encouraged staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 10
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee Common Council Meets For The First Time In Person Since Pandemic Began

Jul-09-2021

The Milwaukee Common Council met this week for the first time in person since the coronavirus pandemic forced many government meetings and services to move online early last year.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 05
  • District 11
Year
  • 2021

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.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 04
  • District 08
  • District 15
  • District 18
Year
  • 2021

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.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: ARPA Funds Provide Much Needed Relief

Jul-01-2021

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.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 05
  • District 14
Year
  • 2021

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.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2021

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.

Content Type
  • In the News
Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2021

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Jul-01-2021

County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination drive hosted by Community Huddle on Wednesday, June 23.

Content Type
  • Press Release
Supervisory District
  • District 10
Year
  • 2021

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