Joint Listening Session on County Government to be Held at Washington Park Senior Center April 18
(MILWAUKEE) – Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen and Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II will hold a joint “OUR Milwaukee County” listening session at 6:30 April 18 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.
“These listening sessions are designed to give people a voice on County reform and other issues,” Bowen said. “While the state is considering the imposition of Board reforms through Assembly Bill 85 and Senate Bill 95, without providing a public hearing on those bills locally for Milwaukee County taxpayers, we want to allow our constituents to make their voices heard.”
Supervisor Stamper said the “OUR Milwaukee County” sessions are designed to get local input on the reform issue, which he said should be a local, not a state, issue.
“The Legislature is considering two bills that would strip the board of its ability to govern effectively, but they’re doing it without local input,” Stamper said. “These listening sessions are a valuable means of allowing our constituents to speak out on this important issue.”