Milwaukee – Chairwoman Marina Dimitijevic has issued the following response after reviewing the latest version of bill LRB 1340/2.

We have just seen the bill draft for the first time today, and there are clearly new provisions in this version of the bill never before discussed. While I reserve judgment so I can carefully review all its implications, there are a number of items that rise to my attention. I think the most important discussion to have regarding this new draft is what is the purpose of these new changes? Who benefits from them, and what purpose does each of them serve?

Supervisors can all agree that we are not in the business of managing the day to day operation of the departments. However, one of the sole purposes of the legislative branch of government is to serve our constituents and act as a legislative body.

We will continue to move forward with our commitment to have a real local discussion about real countywide reform, and we welcome putting these new provisions to a public discussion.

6 Responses to Whither MKE Cnty: County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic Responds to Rep Sanfelippo

  1. John Casper says:

    Ed, thanks very much for staying on this.

  2. Paul says:

    I asked her about this in person today, and it doesn’t seem like there is much of a plan for how to handle this should the bill be passed. Abele needs to be ousted and fast with a real progressive taking the helm in Milwaukee county because I know I call and email my county supervisor fairly often about problems and if I am going to pay Mr. Haas I want him to be able to do his job.

    • Paul, I am guessing that no matter what bill gets passed or what reform is enacted there will be some serious court time involved…

      • Paul says:

        I am tired of relying upon the courts, especially the current supreme court. We need to be more proactive.

      • Well…contact your county rep and ask when their OUR Milwaukee meetings start and attend with your questions and comments. Contact your county supervisor and county executive with your preferences in county government. And contact your state reps and senators and tell them to keep their hands off and let MKE county work it.

        • Paul says:

          Trust me, all of that has been done. Sadly, living near Bayview means my reps are already all against this insanity so I have no one to convince.

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