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Statement From Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

October 16, 2019

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Milwaukee County Announces New Investments in Homeless Prevention Services in the 2020 Budget

October 03, 2019

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Housing Division today announced an additional $250,000 investment to expand homeless prevention services as part of the recommended 2020 budget. Building on the success of the Housing First initiative, the Housing Division will expand its efforts in preventing eviction and homelessness for an additional 150 families per year.

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Milwaukee County Announces Transition to Electronic Monitoring

October 01, 2019

Proposal calls for the safe reduction of the incarcerated population by enabling individuals in the justice system to maintain employment and connection to community.

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Milwaukee County Announces Results of Balancing Act

September 26, 2019

75 percent of respondents selected an option to increase the countywide sales tax to close the operating budget gap.

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Milwaukee County Executive Abele Announces Additional Transit Funding in 2020 Budget

September 19, 2019

Amidst current fiscal crisis in Milwaukee County, 2020 budget will include a temporary solution that invests additional $4.1million in local funding for routes slated for elimination.

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Milwaukee Area Leaders Propose a New Revenue Solution to Invest in Our Communities

September 09, 2019

An unprecedented partnership will move forward to pursue new revenue solutions that provide property tax relief to residents through a local option sales tax

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An Open Letter From County Executive Chris Abele To ATU Leadership

August 29, 2019

The Milwaukee County Transit System is a powerful economic development force that provides a critical lifeline for tens of thousands of bus riders every day. Thanks to our drivers, operators, mechanics, dispatchers and other dedicated workers who go above and beyond the call of duty every day, Milwaukee County residents have the mobility and connectivity they need to live their lives. It is significant, yet not surprising that the extraordinary quality of service our MCTS employees provide our residents frequently catches the attention of the entire country.

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Mitchell Airport Receives Honor Roll Designation From MMSD

August 19, 2019

Mitchell Airport was praised for its efforts to protect the environment while contributing to the economic vitality of the region. No violations were identified at MKE, as the Airport was in full compliance for the entire calendar year.

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Milwaukee County Announces 2020 Budget Public Engagement Sessions

August 06, 2019

Four sessions in partnership with Milwaukee County Supervisors provide forum for residents to share priorities and weigh in on new revenue options

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Staying Cool and Safe: Milwaukee County Resources for Beating the Heat

July 18, 2019

As the heat index is expected to climb in Milwaukee County headed into this weekend, several County departments are working to ensure residents, visitors and employees are staying safe. The County provides a number of resources to help ensure vulnerable populations and those spending time outdoors stay cool and hydrated during intense heat.

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Milwaukee County Launches Balancing Act

July 16, 2019

Interactive online tool challenges users to close Milwaukee County’s projected $28 million budget gap using new and existing revenue options

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New Approach to Youth Justice

July 01, 2019

Milwaukee County’s submission for State funding proposes a transformative approach to youth justice by developing a continuum of responsive services, including residential setting development.

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County Executive Abele, County Parks and Festival Pro LLC Announce the Return of China Lights

June 11, 2019

Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Boerner Botanical Gardens from September 13 – October 20.

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County Executive Abele, County Parks and Ability Center Announce Bradford Beach Accessibility

June 03, 2019

County Executive Chris Abele today joined Milwaukee County Parks, The Ability Center and community advocates to unveil plans to make Bradford Beach accessible for people with disabilities.

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County Executive Chris Abele Signs Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

May 20, 2019

County Executive Chris Abele today joined Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson, Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde and the Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) to sign the resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

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County Executive Abele and the County Division of Youth and Family Services Call for Change

May 06, 2019

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Division of Youth and Family Services of the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services today called for the State to take a more transformative approach to youth justice reform.

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County Executive Abele and the County DHHS Behavioral Health Division Recognize Mental Health Month

May 02, 2019

Mental Health Month is one of many ways the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services works with community partners to fill remaining gaps in the mental health infrastructure.

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Milwaukee County Ranked as a Top Fleet Management Team

April 30, 2019

Milwaukee County Department of Transportation’s Fleet Management Division recognized by the 100 Best Fleets in North America program and Governing Magazine

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Milwaukee County Ranked as a Top Fleet Management Team for Fourth Consecutive Year

April 30, 2019

Since 2016, MCDOT has climbed from 100 to ranking at 48 in top performing fleet operations in the country.

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County Executive Abele, Supervisor Haas and County Parks Announce New Wine & Beer Garden at Humboldt Park

April 25, 2019

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, 14th District Supervisor Jason Hass and Milwaukee County Parks today announced a new wine and beer garden will open in Humboldt Park Memorial Day weekend.

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901 N. 9th Street | Milwaukee, WI 53233
 

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