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Madison.com: Wisconsin senators must support voting rights bill

Apr-03-2021

Earlier this month, the U.S. House took a democracy-affirming step that is sorely needed as we confront some of the biggest threats to our rights in recent memory. It passed the “For the People Act,” a comprehensive bill that shores up voting rights and goes after corruption and secretive big spending in politics.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Wilson Park Garden Project Delayed

Apr-02-2021

In January a south-side community organization went before the Milwaukee County Board with a plan to construct a garden on a piece of empty land in Wilson Park. It’s three months later and Milwaukee County Parks still hasn’t drawn up a land use agreement for the project.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

ABC 12: Milwaukee County supervisors could enact countywide mask mandate

Apr-01-2021

Several Milwaukee County supervisors are exploring a countywide face mask mandate.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: County Board Offering Live Public Comment at Virtual Committee Meetings

Mar-31-2021

I’m eager to let you know about an exciting new capability the county board is offering that will allow you to better engage in the legislative process. Beginning in March 2021, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors returned to allowing live virtual public comment at all of its standing committee meetings.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: 'Purple Alert': Local leaders, activists push for Wisconsin legislature to create alert system for missing domestic violence survivors

Mar-29-2021

Wisconsinites have become familiar with Silver, Green and AMBER alerts, but there’s a push in Milwaukee for the state legislature to create a 'Purple Alert' to help find missing and endangered domestic violence survivors.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

The Hill: Milwaukee County drops marijuana possession fine to $1

Mar-27-2021

Wisconsin's Milwaukee County this week approved a measure that reduces the fine for carrying small amounts of marijuana to $1. County board officials agreed to reduce the fine that was previously $275, but violators will still have to pay court fees that total $141, according to a local CBS News station.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WUWM 89.7: Milwaukee County Board Nixes Gun Shows At Sports Complex, Reduces Marijuana Possession Fines to $1

Mar-26-2021

The Milwaukee County Board has decided not to allow gun shows to continue at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin, after all. The Board voted 13-3 Thursday to reject a proposal to revive the shows, which had been held biannually for years.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Courier: ‘We are Doing This in the Spirit of Equity’: Milwaukee Expands Vaccine Distribution

Mar-26-2021

The fact that the vulnerable communities in Milwaukee have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic is nothing new. The inequities in health care and resource distribution made it almost inevitable that people living in some of the poorest neighborhoods would suffer the most.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Newsweek: Milwaukee County Reduces Fine for Pot Possession to $1 After Legalization Opposed by State GOP

Mar-26-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors lowered fines for marijuana possession to $1 on Thursday, about a month after the GOP-controlled Wisconsin State Legislature threw cold water on Democratic Governor Tony Evers' plan to legalize marijuana.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Tennis once was a big deal in Sherman Park. As the park is rethought, some want to bring back that competitive spirit.

Mar-25-2021

As planning continues in the effort to reimagine Milwaukee's Sherman Park, a group of tennis enthusiasts believes their sport should be a bigger part of the planning and could serve, as it did in the past, as a positive gateway for youths across the city.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Parks Leasing Golf Carts, Making Money

Mar-25-2021

Milwaukee County Parks is going to subsidize a handful of seasonal employees in 2021 with golf carts. The department recently went before the Milwaukee County Board’s committee on Parks, Energy and Environment, asking for authorization to lease an additional 46 golf carts for 2021.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

FOX 6: Supervisors reject plan to allow gun show on Milwaukee County property

Mar-25-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 13-3 on Thursday, March 25 to reject a proposal to allow a gun show on county property. For years, the Milwaukee Gun Show has been held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board votes to drop fine for marijuana possession to up to $1

Mar-25-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to decrease the fine for possession of marijuana and possession and delivery of drug paraphernalia to up to $1 as other elected leaders at the state and local levels also look to decrease marijuana penalties.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

FOX 6: Supervisors OK $1 penalty for possessing marijuana in Milwaukee County

Mar-25-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 16-1 on Thursday, March 25 to reduce the county penalty for marijuana possession to $1 plus court fees. The most current fine was $250 -- with a maximum of $500, plus court fees. In 2019, the county issued 187 marijuana possession tickets.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: 'Purple Alert' for domestic violence victims to be considered at Milwaukee Common Council meeting

Mar-23-2021

The Milwaukee Common Council is considering a resolution that would create a "Purple Alert." A Purple Alert would expedite the process of filing a missing person's report for victims of domestic violence. The alert would include locating people who may be missing, injured, or vulnerable.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Top Local Elected Officials Get Vaccinated

Mar-23-2021

Three of Milwaukee’s top elected officials received a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday to encourage more citizens to take advantage of the free vaccine clinics being operated by the city and the county.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Milwaukee County leaders get COVID-19 vaccine: 'Everybody's got to do their part'

Mar-23-2021

Milwaukee County leaders say they're keeping equity at the forefront as they encourage thousands of people across 10 ZIP codes to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To help reinforce that message, three leaders leaders got their shots on Tuesday, March 23.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Wisconsin Examiner: Policing panel brings Milwaukee chief and others to the table

Mar-22-2021

"Community engagement is very big to me,” said Milwaukee’s Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman during a town hall panel hosted by All of Us or None Wisconsin on Saturday. A project of Breaking Barriers Mentoring Inc., All of Us or None is an organizing initiative led by formerly incarcerated people and community members affected by incarceration.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Independent: Gun Show Loophole: County Officials Oppose Proposal That Puts Milwaukee County in the Firearms Business

Mar-19-2021

The County Board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee approved a proposal from Milwaukee County Supervisor Patti Logsdon on March 16 that would allow gun shows to be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Committee OK’s Funding for Emergency Mental Health Center

Mar-19-2021

In late 2020 Milwaukee County announced its Behavioral Health Division (BHD) had partnered with four major health care systems — Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health, Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin — to develop a new facility for county residents experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

FOX 6: Milwaukee County amendment to permit gun show sparks debate

Mar-18-2021

For years, the Milwaukee Gun Show has been held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin. If a gun show were to continue, an ordinance has to be amended.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: County Plans Lakefront Food Festival

Mar-17-2021

Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, chair of the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, sponsored an amendment to the 2021 budget that called on the county parks department to organize food truck events during at least two weekends this summer on the lakefront

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Milwaukee County District 5 businesses receive $1.2 million in Covid-relief grants

Mar-16-2021

More than 150 small businesses in Milwaukee County's 5th Supervisory District received a total of $1.2 million on Tuesday, March 16. The grant is through the county's Small Business Recovery Initiative Grant Program. The amount is more than any other Supervisory district, according to county officials.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Parks committee approves proposal to allow gun shows at Milwaukee County Sports Complex

Mar-16-2021

The County Board's Parks, Energy, and Environment Committee on Tuesday, March 16, approved a resolution that would allow gun shows to be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. The resolution is sponsored by Supervisors Patti Logsdon, Felesia A. Martin and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

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