Statement From Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
MEDIA ADVISORY: Sup. Weishan to Attend Renaming of Indigenous Peoples Park
Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., will attend a ceremony to rename Columbus Park as Indigenous Peoples Park on Monday, October 14 and unveil publicly for the first time an official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.
Sup. Dimitrijevic Announces Plans to Expand South Shore Terrace Beer Garden
Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic joined County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director Guy Smith today to announced that the proposed 2020 Milwaukee County budget includes funding for the planning and design of an expanded South Shore Terrace beer garden.
Milwaukee County Announces Transition to Electronic Monitoring
Proposal calls for the safe reduction of the incarcerated population by enabling individuals in the justice system to maintain employment and connection to community.
Media Advisory: Public Hearing on 2020 County Budget Set for Nov. 4
The Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on the Milwaukee County budget on Monday, November 4, at 6:00pm. The hearing will take place at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in Milwaukee.
Green Bay Packers Donate New Playground for Center Street Park
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this month to accept an in-kind donation from the Green Bay Packers for new playground equipment at Center Street Park.
Milwaukee County Announces Results of Balancing Act
75 percent of respondents selected an option to increase the countywide sales tax to close the operating budget gap.
County Board Backs Taylor Push to Restore and Expand Voting Rights
The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution from Supervisor Sequanna Taylor Thursday calling for the restoration of voting rights for people on probation and parole in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee County Executive Abele Announces Additional Transit Funding in 2020 Budget
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.
Supervisor Shea Effort Leads to Preservation of Bus Routes
In the wake of a campaign by Supervisor Steven Shea to preserve bus routes serving South Shore communities, the Abele administration announced today that several routes previously slated for cuts will be continued.
Nicholson Calls for Repeal of Federal Crime Bill, More Investment in Public Education
County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson expressed her support today for legislative action at the state and national levels to repair the harmful, ineffective, and wasteful aspects of mass incarceration, and called for shifting public resources away from building prisons and towards investing in education.
Taylor Pushes to Expand Voting Rights
Supervisor Sequanna Taylor is calling for Milwaukee County government to support the restoration of voting rights for people on probation and parole in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Area Leaders Propose a New Revenue Solution to Invest in Our Communities
An unprecedented partnership will move forward to pursue new revenue solutions that provide property tax relief to residents through a local option sales tax
Supervisor Weishan Demands Action to Replace Lead Laterals
County Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., put forth and won support for two proposals to address lead poisoning in Milwaukee County during the Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee Wednesday.
County Board and Public Will Hear the Plan to Save Domes
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing regarding the future of the Mitchell Park Domes on September 18.
An Open Letter From County Executive Chris Abele To ATU Leadership
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.
Supervisor Shea Opposes South Shore Bus Route Cuts
County Supervisor Steven Shea expressed his opposition to proposed cuts to bus routes that would impact those traveling to or from the South Shore, in a statement released Tuesday.
Mitchell Airport Receives Honor Roll Designation From MMSD
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.
Time to Update MCTS Advertising Guidelines
Supervisor Patti Logsdon is calling on the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to change its advertising guidelines to prevent political messages from appearing on County buses.
Lipscomb Applauds Work of Domes Task Force
In a statement, County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. expressed his appreciation for the work of the Milwaukee County Task Force on the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes.
Supervisor Taylor Supports Young Artists
Supervisor Sequanna Taylor expressed her support Tuesday for the Milwaukee youth selected by the Milwaukee Art Museum to be a part of the Teen ArtXpress program. The youth created several murals with the theme of family separation, which were then applied to the exterior of a Milwaukee County bus.
Mitchell Park Domes Task Force Expected to Vote on Final Recommendations Tuesday
At its final meeting Tuesday night, the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force will consider and vote on recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors for restoring and preserving the iconic structures, which house the County's horticultural conservatory and are in need of repair.
Supervisor Sebring Calls for Removal of Anti-Law Enforcement Ad on County Bus
County Supervisor Dan Sebring is calling for the removal of a Milwaukee Art Museum sponsored advertisement on a county bus which depicts Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arresting children and lists tactics for evading detention by ICE agents. Supervisor Sebring also condemned the actions of the museum and the Milwaukee County Transit System for approving the anti-law enforcement message.
Time is Right for Indigenous People's Park
County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr., applauded the successful effort by fellow Supervisor Felesia Martin to rename Columbus Park "Indigenous People's Park" in a statement released today.
Milwaukee County Announces 2020 Budget Public Engagement Sessions
Four sessions in partnership with Milwaukee County Supervisors provide forum for residents to share priorities and weigh in on new revenue options