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By Cassandra Lans
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Milwaukee residents will have an opportunity to go to the polls and vote. In addition to an vacant aldermanic seat left open by former alderman and common council president Willie Hines, there will also be some judicial races as well.
But, a key vote that has not been talked about much since late summer and early fall is a special referendum that will appear on the ballot that will be the final decision on whether or not the salary of County Board Supervisors gets …
Milwaukee area community leaders, state legislators and County Supervisors expressed their strong opposition to AB 85, which would strip the Milwaukee County Board of its ability to govern effectively, prior to a public hearing on the bill in Madison on Wednesday.
Rev. Willie Brisco, president of Milwaukee Inner City Churches Allied for Hope (MICAH) and a representative of several community groups opposing the bill, including the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP, said the bill would adversely affect local control and minority representation on the Board.
“The Milwaukee community is diverse and complicated, …
Community calls on leaders to focus on real issues
By Lynda Jones
Opposition is growing against the plan to slash the pay, budget and ultimately the control of the Milwaukee County Board. Last week, the African American County Board Supervisors spoke against the plan exclusively with The Courier, and they were in full agreement that this change was not needed, and it was motivated by individuals who were not looking to continue on a path of “checks and balances”.
Other members of the Board were outspoken as well, including County Board Chair Marina …
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Board approves three-year, shared services partnership with City of Milwaukee
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is proud to announce that it has approved a three-year agreement with the City of Milwaukee to have the city handle all emergency 911 calls placed in the city.
The agreement between the municipalities, which sets a precedent for future shared services, provides Milwaukee County taxpayers with $425,000 in savings during the next three years.
“This deal is a significant win for the people of both Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee,” noted Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic. …
The recession has hit Milwaukee County hard. General revenues, such as sales taxes and property sale recordings, are down considerably while the demand for safety net services has increased. But, in spite of these challenges, the County Board has taken a big step forward in addressing long-term fiscal challenges, according to Supervisor Johnny L. Thomas. He is the author of a key 2011 Budget Amendment aimed at reducing the County’s future Continued on page 5 OPEB (other post-employment benefit) costs by $275 million.
The County must still negotiate wage and benefit …
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Join the Milwaukee County Board’s African-American Caucus for a special Black History Month Celebration Wednesday, February 24th from noon until 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Courthouse Rotunda. The celebration includes honoree recognition, soul food, refreshments, entertainment and fellowship.
“Keep on Pushing… Toward Black Economic Empowerment,” is the theme for this year’s celebration, which includes a libation performed by Clayborn Benson, musical entertainment, and spoken word from Nigel Ward. Kelli Watson from CBS 58 News will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Board Chairman Lee Holloway is enthusiastic about this year’s celebration. “This …