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"Ruth M. Simos Great Room" Dedicated in Ceremony at Humboldt Park Pavilion

Oct-10-2018

County Supervisors Jason Haas and Marina Dimitrijevic joined with community members to honor the legacy of longtime parks advocate and educator Ruth M. Simos by naming the Great Room at the Humboldt Park Pavilion in her honor Wednesday.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Energy Efficiency Day: Milwaukee County Launches ‘Journey to Sustainability’ at Mitchell Airport

Oct-05-2018

In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Milwaukee County on Friday unveiled its Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) for General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), titled “Journey to Sustainability.” The project is one of several commitments that Milwaukee County has made toward more sustainable practices.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

Supervisor Taylor Encourages Youth to Register to Vote

Oct-04-2018

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor visited with high school seniors at the Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education today to talk about the importance of voting and registering to vote.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Building a Better 414: Milwaukee County Executive Pushes for Long-Term Funding Solutions

Oct-01-2018

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele introduced the recommended 2019 County budget today with an emphasis on the partnerships that built the budget – and on the coalition that will be needed to reform the state-funding structure and help community leaders build a better 414 in years to come.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

Supervisors to Hold Public Meeting on 2019 County Budget

Oct-01-2018

The County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on Monday, October 29, at 6:00pm, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in downtown Milwaukee, to listen to constituents as they weigh in with their concerns and priorities for the 2019 Milwaukee County budget.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Lipscomb Calls for Fair Deal With Madison to Solve Fiscal Challenges

Sep-28-2018

County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., is calling for a "Fair Deal" with the State of Wisconsin that addresses a growing imbalance in the tax revenue sent to Madison by Milwaukee County and what the County receives back in state support for mandated services.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Project Rise: How Milwaukee County Is Rewriting Futures with an Innovative Youth Justice Model

Sep-20-2018

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele wants to tell the story about how Milwaukee County is changing lives and strengthening communities with its innovative approach to youth justice. Called Project Rise, the collaborative, evidence-driven strategy has inspired several initiatives to transform the County’s approach to youth justice.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding

Sep-20-2018

Milwaukee County Supervisors Deanna Alexander, Patti Logsdon, and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez wrote and submitted to the County Board, a resolution aimed at helping to house the part of Milwaukee’s homeless population that federal funding is unable to assist.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding

Sep-20-2018

Milwaukee County Supervisors Deanna Alexander, Patti Logsdon, and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez wrote and submitted to the County Board, a resolution aimed at helping to house the part of Milwaukee’s homeless population that federal funding is unable to assist.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

County Moving Auction of Foreclosed Properties Online

Sep-20-2018

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has tasked the Sheriff's Office and County Executive Chris Abele's administration with developing an online auction system for the sale of foreclosed properties.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Fall Floral Show, Where the Coleuses Grow, to Open at the Domes Sept. 22

Sep-17-2018

More than 30 varieties of coleus, of different colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes, will camouflage whimsical sculptures of forest animals during the fall floral show, Where the Coleuses Grow.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Improved Holler Park Playground Now Open

Sep-14-2018

County Supervisor Jason Haas wants families in his district to know about recently completed upgrades to the playground at Holler Park, and that Milwaukee County has honored its commitment to ensure the playground is accessible to all.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Media Advisory: Supervisor Ortiz-Velez to Call for Study of Hemp Cultivation

Sep-14-2018

Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez is calling for Milwaukee County to study if growing hemp in county greenhouses could generate revenue for the County through sale of hemp products.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Supervisor Nicholson Statement on Comments Disparaging MPS Students

Sep-13-2018

County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement regarding a recent Right Wisconsin article that singled out students of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) for disparaging comments.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

County Receives $2 Million Grant for Lake Park Bridge

Sep-12-2018

The Ravine Road Bridge project in Lake Park has taken a major step forward for Milwaukee County residents and visitors, after the State of Wisconsin awarded the County a $2 million grant for the project, County Executive Chris Abele announced today.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

Federal Grant Funds to Assist Milwaukee County in Connecting 40 Families with Stable Housing

Sep-11-2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Milwaukee County with funds to put 40 additional families in homes through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, County Executive Chris Abele announced today. “This award shows the power and success of connecting people with stable housing, rather than offering temporary solutions,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said. “It underscores how effective our Housing First approach is to both solving, and preventing, long-term homelessness in our community.”

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

County Exploring Options to Relocate South Shore Beach

Sep-11-2018

The public had an opportunity to review and weigh in on design concepts for a relocated South Shore Beach Monday night at the South Shore Park pavilion. Relocating the beach could cost several million dollars but planners hope most of those funds will come from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) or other non-county sources.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Open House: Milwaukee County Invites Public Engagement on Budget

Aug-28-2018

This September, Milwaukee County will hold five open house-style meetings on the 2019 County budget, hosted as a partnership between Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Board of Supervisors.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Additional Free Birth Certificates for Voting, Youth Jobs in Milwaukee County

Aug-23-2018

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb Sr. on Thursday finalized a plan for Milwaukee County to distribute an additional 500 birth records for voting and 250 birth records for jobs through the Free Birth Certificate Program. After the resolution passed the County Board in July, Lipscomb joined Abele at the announcement, as the County Executive signed final authorization for continuation of the program.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

Urban Ecology Center Lease for Washington Park Advances

Jul-26-2018

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors endorsed (17 - 1) a long-term lease with the Urban Ecology Center for portions of Washington Park today that will bring significant investment and major upgrades to park facilities.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Milwaukee County Offers New Tool for Financing Energy Saving Upgrades

Jul-26-2018

The Board of Supervisors approved (15-2) the County's participation in a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program today, to help Milwaukee County property owners finance the costs associated with energy saving upgrades.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

How Would You Balance It? County Seeks to Preserve Service Priorities, Asks Public for Input

Jul-16-2018

Milwaukee County is again asking everyone in the county to use an online tool to see how they’d balance the budget and share their priorities, County Executive Chris Abele announced today.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

Milwaukee County Offers New Tool for Financing Energy Saving Upgrades

Jul-13-2018

Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., is asking the Board of Supervisors to take the next steps in setting up a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program and help Milwaukee County property owners finance the costs associated with energy saving upgrades.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2018

Make Change With Spare Change

Jul-10-2018

Travelers using Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport can take the spare change out of their pockets and put it to work fighting homelessness, thanks to four new donation boxes installed this week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

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

Jun-29-2018

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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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2018

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