County Executive Abele Vetoes Board’s Plan
Veto Cites Legal Concerns and Lack of Clarity
Abele issued the veto, citing three main concerns:
- Parts of the resolution include provisions that are illegal;
- The resolution was not fully vetted by attorneys or the offices of the independently elected officers it affects; and
- Numerous sections of the resolution are impractical, unclear and misleading to the voters.
“I’m sure most Supervisors agree that their constituents deserve policy that is always the result of disciplined research and motivated solely by representing the best interests of the people. This resolution does not meet either of those standards,” Abele said. “I continue to believe that the most appropriate and most effective mechanism for county governance reform is the same state legislature which created the position of Milwaukee County Executive in the first place.”
Abele also vetoed the Board’s resolution opposing State Assembly Bill 85 (AB 85) and Senate Bill 95 (SB 95), the state legislation that would reform the Milwaukee County Board.
“This resolution goes against the will of numerous Supervisors as well as the voters. 30,000 people went to the polls last year and voted for significant reform of the County Board, reform that is mirrored in AB 85/SB 95. By opposing this legislation, the Board is opposing the expressed will of the people and preventing voters from having their voices heard on the future of the County Board through a binding referendum,” Abele said.
The County Board will consider the vetoes at a special meeting on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Copies of the vetoes are available upon request.
Press Releases Referencing Chris Abele
Apr 27th, 2016 by Chris Abele
County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.
Apr 26th, 2016 by Chris Abele
Abele also announced the date and time of the first community input session at the Domes.
Apr 22nd, 2016 by Chris Abele
Since taking office, the county executive has prioritized environmental activism in every department, from Parks to Transportation to Facilities Management.
Apr 21st, 2016 by Chris Abele
The Parks Department will receive 70 trees representing seven species—catalpa, sugar maple, swamp white oak, Kentucky coffee tree, hackberry, Japanese tree lilac, and honeylocust.
Apr 18th, 2016 by Chris Abele
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass ProgramApr 11th, 2016 by Chris Abele
Purple Heart Recipients to Receive Eight Free Admissions to Summerfest