Senate Hearing On Bill 95 – the Bill to Reform Milwaukee County Government

Senate PUBLIC HEARING Elections and Urban Affairs

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:30 AM 411 South

Senate Bill 95 Relating to: changing the compensation structure by which a Milwaukee County supervisor may be paid, changing the term length of [...]

MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD ANNOUNCES MAJOR BOARD REFORM OVERHAUL $2.75 Million Cut to Board Budget

(MILWAUKEE) – The Milwaukee County Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent under a bold new set of initiatives proposed before an “Our Milwaukee County” listening session Thursday night.

The major initiative includes but is not limited to government streamlining, mandatory training for County Supervisors to clarify roles and responsibilities in County governance.

“This [...]

OUR Milwaukee County: Where Are The Next Listening Sessions?

Here is an excerpt for the February 8th Milwaukee County Board press release announcing the OUR Milwaukee County initiative:

“We are delivering on the promise of government reform discussion that is local and inclusive,” said Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. “We are eager to listen to our constituents – the people who live throughout Milwaukee County – to [...]

OUR Milwaukee County: Supervisor Deanna Alexanders Listening Session

I would like to thank the friends of Blogging Blue, Cory Liebmann and Matthew Finnell for both forwarding the link to this video from Wisconsin Jobs Now from the OUR Milwaukee County listening session held recently by County Supervisor Deanna Alexander. Now the video is heavily edited reducing what was probably an hour or ninety [...]

OUR Milwaukee County: Rep Sanfelippo’s Bill Attacking County Government Scheduled for Committee

Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s bill (AB 85) to destroy county government is set for the Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM, room 225 Northwest.

The committee members are Representatives Tyler August (R – 32 and chair), David Craig (R -83 and vice chair), Daniel Knodl (R – [...]

OUR Milwaukee County: MKE County Board To Seek Permission to Downsize

At yesterday’s board meeting, the Milwaukee County Board decided to seek permission from the state legislature to downsize. The final vote was 9 – 7 in favor of the motion which was introduced by Supervisor Steve Taylor. The board needs permission to voluntarily downsize because current law only permits the board to redistrict every ten [...]

OUR Milwaukee County: Groups Opposed to Corporate Take Over of MKE County

From the email:

Broad Cross-Section of Milwaukee Groups, Representing Thousands, Oppose Introduction of County Takeover Bill

MILWAUKEE –Local community groups representing thousands of Milwaukee county residents issued statements in response to the introduction of Assembly Bill 85 Rep. Joe Sanfelippo and Sen. Lena Taylor’s bill to eviscerate Milwaukee County government.

Michael Lauer, Executive Director [...]

Help Wanted: Next OUR Milwaukee County Listening Sessions

The next two OUR Milwaukee County listening sessions are tonight…and I need you to go and voice your opinion…and I can’t make either one of them because I have a fund raiser for a certain Cudahy aldermanic candidate to attend…so if anyone can attend and wants to write about it…I’ll accommodate you here!

Here is [...]

Whither MKE County: Sanfelippo Introduces His Bill To Micromanage County Government From Madison

Despite showing up at the first two OUR Milwaukee County listening sessions in a semblance of wanting to know what the citizens of Milwaukee County actually want for county government, State Representative Joe Sanfelippo today introduced his bill to mirco-manage Milwaukee County Government from the state house in Madison…he’s decided to attack Milwaukee democracy and [...]

OUR Milwaukee County: Second Listening Session

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 [...]

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