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Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and Dream Team United to Host Free Thanksgiving Community Event

Nov-24-2020

County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and Dream Team United will come together to host an outdoor community Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 26. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. at a vacant lot on the corner of 35th and Center streets.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Selected to Join TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders

Nov-24-2020

TEMPO Milwaukee recently announced that they have included County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson in their Emerging Women Leaders group, a network of “rising stars and high achievers” whom TEMPO has recognized for their outsize influence as community-minded changemakers.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Nicholson Named a 2020 Power Broker

Nov-20-2020

The Milwaukee Business Journal has included County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson in its annual “Power Brokers” list for 2020. It is the first time Chairwoman Nicholson has received this distinction.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisors Clancy and Czarnezki Call for Investment in Youth at Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center

Nov-12-2020

County Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Joe Czarnezki are requesting that potential surplus tax levy funds be used to renovate the Detention Center kitchen at the Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
  • District 11
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Patti Logsdon Opposes Tax Levy Increase

Nov-12-2020

At Monday’s annual Milwaukee County Budget Adoption meeting, Supervisor Patti Logsdon voted against adopting the finalized 2021 budget. In an effort to balance the county’s budget, the property tax levy was increased by $2.9 million from the 2020 levy.

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Supervisory District
  • District 09
Year
  • 2020

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2021 Milwaukee County Budget

Nov-10-2020

The Board of Supervisors adopted (14-4) the 2021 County budget Monday after approving several amendments that make additional investments in racial equity efforts, county parks, improved service delivery that will help improve the health of Milwaukee County residents.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Milwaukee County Boards Come Together to Prioritize Access to Behavioral Health Services for Residents

Nov-10-2020

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and Mental Health Board are coming together to prioritize access to behavioral health services, as the community continues to deal with the ongoing stress of the pandemic and the upcoming holiday season.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

Board of Supervisors Heeds Taylor’s Call to Allow Youth and Families to Access $1 Million in Programming

Nov-09-2020

The Board of Supervisors adopted a budget amendment from Supervisor Sequanna Taylor Monday that calls for $1 million programming, previously earmarked exclusively for youth justice system-involved youth, to be available to youth who are transitioning out of Lincoln Hills and Cooper Lake, as well as their family members.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde to Resign County Board Seat December 18

Nov-09-2020

County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde plans to resign his seat representing the 10th District on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on the morning of Friday, December 18.

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Supervisory District
  • District 10
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson’s Omnibus Amendment to Enhance Racial Equity Efforts and Invest in Communities Adopted by Board

Nov-09-2020

The Board of Supervisors approved (17-1, Weishan) an amendment to the 2021 budget from Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson that makes additional investments in racial equity efforts and in improving the health of Milwaukee County residents from all walks of life.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Clancy Calls for Shifting a Total of Nearly $12 Million from Law Enforcement to Human Needs

Nov-09-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy has proposed shifting a total of nearly $12 million in funding from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to support Milwaukee County programs and services that meet the human needs of county residents.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Finance Committee Chair Haas Praises Supervisors for Amendments that Improve Service Delivery and Honor Milwaukee County’s Mission

Nov-09-2020

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.

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Supervisory District
  • District 14
Year
  • 2020

Milwaukee County Declares ‘Right to Shelter’ for County Residents

Nov-08-2020

The Board of Supervisors unanimously (18-0) passed a resolution from Supervisor Ryan Clancy on November 5 declaring a “Right to Shelter” for any Milwaukee County resident.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Milwaukee County Board Approves $700,000 for Arts Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Nov-06-2020

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.

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Supervisory District
  • District 14
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Martin Supports County Executive Crowley’s Health Screening Administrative Order

Oct-30-2020

County Supervisor Felesia Martin expressed her appreciation for County Executive David Crowley’s efforts to put the health of County employees and residents first with a forthcoming administrative order requiring health screenings.

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Supervisory District
  • District 07
Year
  • 2020

Finance Committee Unanimously Approves Chairwoman Nicholson’s Amendment to Enhance Investments in Equity

Oct-30-2020

The County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously approved a budget amendment Thursday from Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson that would make additional investments in equity for communities across Milwaukee County.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Clancy Calls for Investing in Human Needs, Shifting Resources from Wasteful Spending

Oct-29-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy is proposing a series of amendments to the 2021 County budget that would invest more than $2.6 million in County services and infrastructure to help meet the increasingly pressing needs of Milwaukee County residents. Clancy will present his amendments to the Board’s Finance Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy to Release Amendments Detailing Cuts to Sheriff’s Budget, Shifting of Resources to Invest in Human Needs

Oct-28-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy will announce more than $2.6 million in proposed investments in County services - to be funded by cuts to the 2021 Milwaukee County Sheriff’s budget - at an outdoor press conference on Wednesday, October 28, at 12:00 noon.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Taylor Calls for ‘Purple Alert’ to Quickly Locate Victims of Domestic Violence

Oct-28-2020

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor is calling on the State of Wisconsin to create a “Purple Alert” to expedite the process of filing a missing person report for victims of domestic violence and enlist the public in locating individuals who may be missing, injured, or vulnerable.

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Supervisory District
  • District 02
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Rolland calls for focus on creating jobs and driving racial wealth equity

Oct-22-2020

As the Milwaukee County Board and other government bodies meet to discuss their 2021 budgets, Supervisor Shawn Rolland (District 6) is calling for the community to prioritize job creation, economic development and racial equity.

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Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2020

Official Public Hearing on 2021 County Budget Will be Held Online, October 30

Oct-20-2020

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson announced today that Board of Supervisors will hold its official public hearing on the 2021 budget on Friday, October 30, at 4:00 p.m. In the interest of public health, this year’s hearing will be held online.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisors Goodwin, Logsdon, and Weishan Oppose Call to Further Cut the Sheriff’s Budget

Oct-15-2020

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.

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Supervisory District
  • District 09
  • District 16
  • District 18
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Weishan Wishes Milwaukee County a Great Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct-12-2020

I wish all Milwaukee County residents a happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day and would like to thank the students of the Indian Community School for their efforts in making this day an official Milwaukee County holiday.

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Supervisory District
  • District 16
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa leaders and neighbors to come back to the table and talk

Oct-12-2020

As Wauwatosa’s curfew expires, Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland (District 6) – a Wauwatosa resident – is calling for Wauwatosa leaders and community advocates to try to find common ground while Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission conducts its review into the conduct of Officer Joseph Mensah.

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Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission to meet next week and begin weighing independent investigator’s report

Oct-09-2020

The following is a statement from Shawn Rolland, a Milwaukee County Board Supervisor representing District 6 including neighborhoods in Wauwatosa, West Allis and Milwaukee’s westside, and also a Wauwatosa School Board member.

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Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Nicholson to Host Online Chat featuring Prominent Black Leaders

Oct-06-2020

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson will moderate an online panel discussion Wednesday night at 7:00pm on the topic of “The Unique Challenges of Being a Black Leader”. Wednesday’s chat will cover such topics as the recent rise in death threats against and harassment of Black leaders, racist micro-aggressions at work and in the community, and the barriers and obstacles to elected office and positions of influence facing Black leaders.

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance

Oct-05-2020

For the first time in Milwaukee County government history, a new strategic planning ordinance will require each department’s budget request proposal to, “show taxpayers and stakeholders how its departmental strategic plan links with the county’s strategic priorities, mission, vision, and values,” and requires leaders to, “include a department mission statement, strategic issues, goals and objectives, strategies to achieve the objectives, action plans and outcome/performance measures.”

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Supervisory District
  • District 06
Year
  • 2020

Chairwoman Nicholson Issues Guiding Principles for Setting County Budget

Oct-05-2020

As the Board of Supervisors begins deliberations on the 2021 Milwaukee County budget, Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson launched a new approach to the budget process with a letter to County Supervisors that lays out a set of “guiding principles.”

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Supervisory District
  • District 05
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Clancy Calls for Budget to Reflect Community Priorities

Oct-01-2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy issued the following statement regarding County Executive David Crowley’s proposed 2021 Milwaukee County budget.

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Supervisory District
  • District 04
Year
  • 2020

Supervisor Patti Logsdon Announces Funding for New MCTS Route to Oak Creek Amazon Facility

Sep-30-2020

The Board of Supervisors passed (16-0) a resolution at their monthly Board meeting that allocates funding for Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to create a new bus route to service the Amazon facility in Oak Creek. The new Route 81 will connect residents from both the near North and South sides of Milwaukee County to the jobs at the facility.

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Supervisory District
  • District 09
Year
  • 2020

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