Supervisor David Bowen Responds to LRB-1340/2
State Legislators are Attempting to Tip the Scales of Power in Milwaukee County Government
Milwaukee – Supervisor David Bowen District 10, has issued the following statement in response after reviewing the latest version of bill LRB-1340/2.
“It seems legislators should be focusing on growing our economy, creating jobs and increasing the quality of life in our communities, instead of attempting to tip the scales of power in Milwaukee County Government.
Without having time yet to study this legislation in detail, it appears the proposal is not Government Reform but now a wish list of requests to benefit the executive branch’s power and assume control of the $1.4 billion county budget, assets and services into the future.
At first glance, this proposal attempts to stop the legislative branch’s oversight on critical items such as contracts that could potentially then be skewed to implement reductions in delivering quality services and potentially exclude small and disadvantage businesses as well as personally favored vendors.
Good county governance is important and we should be discussing it. But I am unsure at this time what part of this proposal has anything to do with “good” governance.”
Press Releases Referencing David Bowen
Rep. Bowen to attend Wauwatosa West forum after principal’s insensitive comments toward Students of ColorApr 25th, 2016 by David Bowen
“After being notified of this issue by a family member of a student, I cleared my calendar in order to help develop an authentic dialogue among students, faculty, and parents who are discouraged by this situation.”
Apr 7th, 2016 by David Bowen
“Wisconsin Republicans’ recent confession that the goal of voter ID is to rig elections for Republicans shows there is no ethical purpose in keeping this law in place.”
Feb 16th, 2016 by David Bowen
"It is imperative that residents of Milwaukee have answers..."
Jan 12th, 2016 by David Bowen
“Yet, Rep. Gannon, and those on the other side of the aisle who agree with him but who may not be quite as animated, say Milwaukee’s problems are Milwaukee’s alone.”
Dec 17th, 2015 by David Bowen
“As more details emerge regarding the situation at Lincoln Hills, it is disturbing to learn of children under the watch of Governor Walker’s Department of Corrections allegedly enduring physical and sexual abuse...”
Rep. Bowen statement on arrest of peaceful protesters at Milwaukee City/County Christmas Tree LightingNov 24th, 2015 by David Bowen
"Not one more penny of taxpayer money should be used to prosecute them."