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All Supervisory Districts Press Releases

Lack of Charges in Breonna Taylor Case a Miscarriage of Justice

Sep-25-2020

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor released the following statement on the decision by a Kentucky grand jury to not indict any officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

Taylor Proposal to Create Harriet Tubman Park Adopted by Board of Supervisors

Sep-25-2020

The County Board unanimously adopted a proposal from Supervisor Sequanna Taylor today to change the name of Wahl Park, 4750 N. 48th Street, to “Harriet Tubman Park”.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

Taylor Measure Calling for Early Release of Wisconsin Inmates Adopted by Board

Sep-25-2020

The County Board adopted (15-2) a proposal from Supervisor Sequanna Taylor today calling upon Governor Tony Evers to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread by releasing certain types inmates from Wisconsin correctional institutions.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

County Board Adopts Resolution Expanding Access to Polling Locations

Sep-24-2020

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal from Supervisor Eddie Cullen to allocate $28,000 for expanded bus service on Election Day and supplement a social media campaign educating bus riders on transit options to polling locations.

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Supervisory District
  • District 15
Year
  • 2020

Nicholson Measure Providing Housing Support to MATC Students Approved

Sep-24-2020

The Milwaukee Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal from Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson today to allocate $35,000 to an independent fund that helps Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) students avoid eviction and maintain housing stability while they earn their degree.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

County Board Introduces Resolution to Prohibit Use of Chokeholds

Sep-15-2020

13 Milwaukee County Supervisors have introduced a resolution calling upon the county’s Civil Service Commission to prohibit the use of chokeholds and asphyxia by all Milwaukee County employees, including Sheriff’s Deputies and Correction Officers.

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Supervisory District
  • District 07
  • District 13
  • District 17
Year
  • 2020

County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake

Aug-24-2020

County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde released the following statement in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, by Kenosha police.

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Supervisory District
  • District 10
Year
  • 2020

Our Sheriff’s Department is Underfunded and Understaffed

Aug-24-2020

County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. released a statement Tuesday regarding calls to reduce funding to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2020

County Supervisor Ryan Clancy Supports 25% Cut to Sheriff’s Budget

Aug-24-2020

Earlier today, a broad coalition of community groups issued a public letter to Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas in which they ask for a 25% reduction in that department’s budget, and a re-allocation of funds to much needed social services. Supervisor Ryan Clancy issued the following statement regarding the demands outlined in the letter.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Endorses County Exec’s Vision, Pledges to Work Together

Aug-10-2020

In a statement released Monday, County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson endorsed County Executive David Crowley’s vision for Milwaukee County and pledged to continue to work together towards common goals.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Nicholson Urges Local Health Officers to Enforce Statewide Mask Rule

Jul-30-2020

In a statement released Thursday, County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson praised Governor Tony Evers for his emergency order requiring facemasks indoors and called upon the local health officers in Milwaukee County to commit to enforcing the mandate.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Federal Agents Aren’t Welcome Here

Jul-30-2020

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

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
  • District 04
  • District 06
  • District 08
  • District 11
  • District 14
Year
  • 2020

“We Need Federal Aid, Not Federal Agents” - Leaders of One Milwaukee Task Force Issue Joint Statement

Jul-28-2020

Leaders of the One Milwaukee Task Force issued a joint statement Tuesday on President Trump’s announcement that he is sending federal law enforcement officers to Milwaukee.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy’s Facemask Ordinance Adopted

Jul-23-2020

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted (16-1) a resolution from Supervisor Ryan Clancy today that requires face coverings to be worn on all Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses. The policy is effective August 1.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

County Board Endorses Chairwoman Nicholson’s Call for Criminal Justice Reform

Jul-23-2020

The Board of Supervisors endorsed federal legislation today that would begin to repair the harmful, ineffective, and wasteful aspects of mass incarceration - linked to the passage of the 1994 federal crime bill - by transforming the nation's criminal justice system to promote shared power, freedom, equality, safety, and human dignity.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Nicholson Appoints Nicole Best to Milwaukee County Pension Board

Jul-17-2020

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson announced Thursday that she has appointed Nicole Best, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Heartland Advisors, a local investment company, to the Milwaukee County Pension Board.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Weishan Calls for Increasing Minority Representation on Board of Supervisors

Jul-16-2020

County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. wants to increase minority representation on the Board of Supervisors, and will introduce a resolution to the County Board’s Finance Committee on July 16 requesting that the Department of Administrative Services analyze the possibility of expanding the number of County Board Supervisory districts.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Weishan, Jr. Calls for Sound Study of The Rock Sports Complex

Jul-15-2020

Supervisor John F. Weishan Jr. is requesting the Milwaukee County Parks Department conduct a sound study of The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2020

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

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