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 [...]
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 [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
MORE THAN 100 RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON MILWAUKEE COUNTY REFORM
Supervisors Pleased with Response to First “OUR” Milwaukee County Session
(MILWAUKEE, WI) – (March 13, 2013) – More than 100 residents turned out for an OUR Milwaukee County session Tuesday night, with a resounding majority saying that they did not [...]
I brought this up a number of times in my Whither MKE County series and I am bringing it up again because two constituents brought it up at the 14th District OUR Milwaukee County listening session last night.
County Government has done an exceptionally poor job of selling itself. County residents don’t know the role [...]
As I posted on Monday, the first listening session about county government reform (part of the county board’s OUR Milwaukee County initiative) was held last night at the Wilson Park Senior Center. The evening’s host was 14th District County Supervisor Jason Haas. I will have a few more things to post but here are a [...]
Here is your chance at grass roots democracy…time to voice your opinion on what form of county government you prefer…the opportunity to be involved instead of strangers from the capital telling you what you get…attend these listening sessions and make your voice heard:
Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Wilson Park Senior Center, Main Hall, [...]