Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2013 Budget
Board Overrides 23 of 25 Budget Vetoes from County Executive, Prepares to Implement Business of the People of Milwaukee County
Milwaukee – The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is proud to announce that it has adopted a 2013 Milwaukee County budget that prioritizes public safety, moves toward intergovernmental cooperation and strikes a balanced approach to fiscal choices.
“I’d like to thank the County Executive for his work and his shared priority of public safety,” said Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic. “The Board has done its job in this process of checks and balances and now looks forward to moving forward with the County Executive’s administration to enact the people’s business.”
The votes by the Board resulted in the following highlights:
- Collaborating with the City of Milwaukee on response to emergency 911 calls
- Assigning control of the County Correctional Facility-South to a Superintendent with an April 1, 2013 start date
- Maintaining 27 deputy sheriff positions and committing public safety resources to Milwaukee County Parks
- Creating a Small Business Opportunity Initiative that fosters economic development with micro-loans and training
- Providing funding and incentive to the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum
- Creating a comprehensive Wellness Program for employees to improve health outcomes and to drive down health care costs
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