Whither MKE County: Downsizing Physical Plant!

County Supervisor Pat Jursik is preparing a resolution to reduce the number of buildings that Milwaukee County holds at their City Campus facility and start the move to dispose of other underutilized properties in the coming years. She would like plans set into to motion as part of the 2015 County Budget:

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Why Don’t We Vote?

These two photos are Afghans waiting to vote despite the threats of death from the Taliban.

Yet we had an election here in Wisconsin on April 1st when only 9.3% of the electorate bothered to show up. And no body was threatening their lives if they did so. So they got to decide [...]

Marina Dimitrijevic response to successful County Board referendum: we need a task force!

This is more than a little funny… Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic said she’ll work to strengthen the board in the face of the referendum vote, while others proposed switching to night County Board committee meetings by the end of the year.

Dimitrijevic said in a statement she will appoint a task force “charged with strengthening [...]

Milwaukee County Board pay referendum passes easily

By a margin of 71% for and 29% against, the referendum to cut the pay of Milwaukee County Supervisors passed and will become a reality after the current group of supervisors stand for re-election in 2016.

While I’m not surprised by the outcome of the referendum, given the fact that every community that had previously [...]

Dissimulation on County Board Referendum Right Down To The Wire

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is taking the lies and obfuscations about the Act 14 required referendum on Milwaukee County Board pay and benefits right down to the wire. In a front page article in their March 31, 2014 print edition, they continue the nonsense about cutting supervisor’s pay by half will result in a part [...]

Whither MKE County: The April Fool’s Referendum

It’s amazing that the last nail in the coffin of the Milwaukee County Board as we know it is a bogus referendum that is just a week away. Except for two very minor articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this referendum has gone pretty much unnoticed. The left and the supporters of the board realize [...]

Milwaukee County Board overrides Abele veto of unenforceable resolution

This makes absolutely no sense to me. On Thursday, supervisors overrode a veto by County Executive Chris Abele of a resolution demanding that he work out an agreement with the city to have the county take over the regulation. This, despite the fact that state law gives that authority only to municipalities, not counties.

Here’s [...]

Is 11 The Lucky Number?

Last year when Act 14 was being debated across the breadth and width of Milwaukee County and the SanFelipans were agitating for a smaller Milwaukee County Board because it didn’t take 18 people to run the county…but whoops…when just one aspect of county governance is removed from local control by the state legislature…well it apparently [...]

County Supervisor Wants Us Working On The Chain Gang

We all realize that this winter has been one of the hardest on our streets and highways. All of us have certainly hit potholes that rattled our filings when they couldn’t be avoided. But I am not sure that using inmates from the County House of Corrections to fill the potholes is the correct answer. [...]

Supervisor Bowen To Hold News Conference On Living Wage

From Facebook:

Supervisor David Bowen, with other members of the County Board and community, will hold a news conference on living wage Monday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the rotunda of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Supervisor Bowen has introduced a living wage resolution that would impact employees of companies that do business with Milwaukee [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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