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Supervisor Shea Opposes South Shore Bus Route Cuts

Aug-20-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Mitchell Airport Receives Honor Roll Designation From MMSD

Aug-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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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Time to Update MCTS Advertising Guidelines

Aug-15-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb Applauds Work of Domes Task Force

Aug-14-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Taylor Supports Young Artists

Aug-14-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Mitchell Park Domes Task Force Expected to Vote on Final Recommendations Tuesday

Aug-12-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Sebring Calls for Removal of Anti-Law Enforcement Ad on County Bus

Aug-12-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Time is Right for Indigenous People's Park

Aug-08-2019

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.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County Announces 2020 Budget Public Engagement Sessions

Aug-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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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Moore Omokunde Welcomes the Shaolin Swordsmen to C.R.E.A.M. City

Aug-02-2019

On Saturday August 3, the legendary supergroup Wu Tang Clan will take the stage in the 10th District.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb's Effort Sparks $1.7 Million in Grants for Battery Electric Buses

Aug-01-2019

The Federal Transportation Administration announced Wednesday that Milwaukee County will receive $1.7 million through its "Low or No-emission" grant program to help purchase four battery electric buses (BEBs) this year, part of a first wave that will begin the County's transition away from fossil fuels.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Indigenous People's Park Established on Milwaukee's Northwest Side

Jul-26-2019

The Board of Supervisors voted (13-3) to rename Columbus Park to Indigenous Peoples' Park on Thursday, establishing the first Milwaukee County park honoring Native American communities indigenous to Wisconsin and Milwaukee.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

MCSO Arrests Driver for Recklessly Endangering Safety

Jul-26-2019

On July 23rd, 2019, at approximately 7:47 p.m., Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for reckless driving in the area of N. Teutonia Ave. and W. Capitol Dr. The driver refused to stop and was pursued to the intersection of N. 35th St. and W. Clarke St. where the vehicle struck another vehicle and stopped.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

MCSO Administers CPR and Narcan, Driver Arrested for OWI

Jul-23-2019

At approximately 9:10 a.m. today, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to an unresponsive driver in a vehicle on eastbound I-794 near 2nd Street.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

MCSO and Parks Host Public Safety Day at Washington Park

Jul-23-2019

On Saturday, July 27th, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Milwaukee County Parks will host the second, Park & Public Safety Day. The Parks & Public Safety Day will take place at Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., from 11:00 until 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

MCSO Arrests Wrong Way Driver for OWI 2nd

Jul-23-2019

At approximately 1:49 a.m. this morning, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), responded to a wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I 794 near West Howard Avenue. Upon the Deputies arrival, the vehicle was stopped and facing in the wrong direction.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

Alexander, Logsdon, Sebring: Public Should be Allowed to Speak at County Board Meetings

Jul-23-2019

Milwaukee County Supervisors Deanna Alexander, Dan Sebring, and Patti Logsdon are proposing to allow for a public comment period during meetings of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Alexander, Logsdon, Sebring: Public Should be Allowed to Speak at County Board Meetings

Jul-23-2019

Milwaukee County Supervisors Deanna Alexander, Dan Sebring, and Patti Logsdon are proposing to allow for a public comment period during meetings of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

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

Jul-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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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Logsdon Effort Ensures Safety Upgrade at School Crossing in Oak Creek

Jul-17-2019

Supervisor Patti Logsdon has secured a commitment from the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund improvements to a crosswalk in front of the Oak Creek West Middle School.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County Launches Balancing Act

Jul-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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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Semi Crash and Fire Under Investigation

Jul-15-2019

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, MCSO responded to a crash, southbound on I-43 at W. North Ave. A semi-trailer driver’s side front tire, blew out on the tractor.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

MCSO and Parks to Host Public Safety Day

Jul-13-2019

On Saturday, July 20th, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee County Parks will host the first Park & Public Safety Day. The Parks & Public Safety Day will take place at Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St., from 11:00 until 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

MCSO Responds to Crash

Jul-11-2019

MCSO responded to a crash at Southbound I-43 and S. 6th St., the vehicle was abandoned in traffic. An individual was reported running from the scene.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

Suspect Arrested on 2nd OWI and Child Neglect

Jul-11-2019

On Tuesday, July 9, a vehicle crashed on southbound I-43 at West National Ave. MCSO Deputies arrived on scene and observed a vehicle resting on the right barrier wall. The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Neishia Rockiett, age 31. Two minor children were also in the vehicle. Neither child was wearing a seat belt.

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Department
  • Sheriff
Year
  • 2019
  • 2018

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