Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members
"This group brings talent, passion, and experience to the County."
“Having met or spoken with several new Board members already, I can tell there’s a tremendous sense of energy to come together, forge new and better partnerships with one another and in the community, and get things done for the people of Milwaukee County. This group brings talent, passion, and experience to the County.
“I also believe that we have before us a chance to leave past disagreements and misunderstandings where they belong – in the past.
“I look forward to the opportunity to work with my partners, old and new, on the County Board to continue our successful mental health reforms, safely reopen the Domes, continue our efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic inequalities in our criminal justice system, make investments in our Parks, and continue to work towards making Milwaukee County the most efficient and empowering government in the country.”
Press Releases by Chris Abele
Nonpartisan researchers concur that “sizable” amount of new revenue is needed to maintain service levels and catch up on seferred maintenance; Abele proposal offers permanent relief
Milwaukee County opens Wisconsin’s First New Harm Reduction Housing Development
Budget Commits to Building a Stronger Community with SAVE Transit Plan, Investment in Youth Programs and Public Safety, and Path towards $15 Living Wage
Without new revenue and some operational changes, the transit system in Milwaukee County is at risk.
A majority of Wisconsinites support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
A grand reopening event for all three Domes is being planned for early December.