Just a quick hit for a Sunday morning…in an article in this morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rick Romell reviews the reasons that BuySeasons didn’t bring it’s 450 permanent (300 of them full time) jobs to Milwaukee from Waukesha County.
One of the main roadblocks was Alderman Bob Donovan who thought the jobs just didn’t, [...]
Do you have friends or relations who work full time and earn $11.53 per hour? Do you know people who work really hard full time and make less than $11.53 per hour? Do you feel that’s a reasonable full time hourly rate? Is it livable rate?
Now, why am I picking on $11.53 per hour? [...]
Certainly by now you have read any number of articles about the involvement of lobbyists in the development of Assembly Bill 85 ~ you know the one ~ the one that Representative Joe Sanfelippo introduced in Madison to reform Milwaukee County government.
From Daniel Bice at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Newly released drafting documents [...]
I was able to attend the OUR Milwaukee County listening session hosted by County Supervisor Patricia Jursik in South Milwaukee. Supervisor Jursik titled the event as Restructuring County Government. And I applaud her format for the event, far different and far more effective than the previous two sessions that I was able to attend.
The second listening session for the Milwaukee County Board OUR Milwaukee County initiative was held in the 6th District (which covers much of Wauwatosa) this past Thursday night and was hosted by County Supervisor Jim Luigi Schmitt. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel finally found the time to cover these listening sessions and you can catch Steve [...]
In all of the public discussion about reforming Milwaukee County Government…well, let me rephrase that, declawing the Milwaukee County Board, the county board supervisors for the most part had remained on the sidelines until recently. That seemed a little odd since it is their jobs that are at stake.
At the apparent behest of County [...]
I am an architecture nut and love the work of Alexander Eschweiler. And it’s a sin that the county allowed the buildings on the county grounds to deteriorate to the point that it is economically unfeasible to restore them to contemporary use.
But that’s not where I am going with this. If Innovation Park is [...]
One of the things that has surprised me about Representative Sanfelippo’s and County Executive Abele’s attack on the status of the Milwaukee County Board, has been the almost total blackout on comments from current board members. Other than a few comments or memos from County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic, it’s been very quiet at the [...]
Every time anyone from Wisconsin, whether from the left or right, wants to throw an orange to upset the apple cart that is Milwaukee County, they mention that Los Angeles County has only five county supervisors…but that’s as far as it goes. So, let’s see how Los Angeles County governance compares to our Milwaukee County.
My intention was to return from vacation relaxed and raring to go…and start a series on Milwaukee County government. A little history, a little discussion on what it does for us now, some thoughts on the future services it needs to provide, interviewing county government officials, county residents, and other interested parties, and just generally [...]