Supervisor Jursik Prioritizes Long-Term Planning for County Facilities in Budget
Jursik gains colleagues’ support for her budget amendment aimed at downsizing facilities, lowering costs
Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik, District 8, is taking a leadership role when it comes to reducing both Milwaukee County’s real estate holdings and related costs.
Supervisor Jursik served as chair of the Long-Range Strategic Plan Steering Committee, which produced a plan to downsize Milwaukee County facilities in light of the fact that the County workforce has shrunk by nearly half during the past decade.
“The Milwaukee County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget failed to include any goals related to this plan for the second straight year,” said Supervisor Jursik. “Last year, I authored a budget amendment to fund a $400,000 study of our facilities so that work on this important project could begin.”
This year, Supervisor Jursik authored a budget amendment to spell out the goals for a facilities redesign and to include this project in the 2013 budget since the Executive’s proposed budget largely ignored the issue.
The comprehensive facilities plan would address several goals, including maximizing value leveraged through a sale; consolidating County holdings based on best use; evaluating the safety of a building while also minimizing costs of operation; mitigating long-standing liabilities associated with ownership of a facility; and reducing the geographic scope of real estate holdings.
“I firmly believe that this plan is the most important initiative in the County budget,” noted Supervisor Jursik.
Her amendment requires that the Facilities Assessment Team return to the Committee on Transportation, Public Works & Transit in April 2013 with either a report on the progress of strategically downsizing County holdings or a report on alternate recommendations, based on the Team’s studies.
Press Releases Referencing Patricia Jursik
New Southridge Bus Service is Now in Place, Including a New Stop on the South Outside Macy’s Department Store Serving Routes 64 and 76Jan 22nd, 2015 by Patricia Jursik
Milwaukee County Transit Service has begun to provide service to new bus stops at Southridge Mall.
Jan 15th, 2015 by Patricia Jursik
Event Will Also Include Annual Meeting of Sheridan Park Friends
Nov 6th, 2014 by Patricia Jursik
Says New Bus Stops Will Move People Closer to Mall; Indicates Former Bus Stop at Mall Entrance Stop Was Not Possible
Nov 5th, 2014 by Patricia Jursik
South Shore Option 3.0, The Economic Development Forum for the South Shore, to be held November 17, 2014 at the new St. Francis Civic Center
Oct 27th, 2014 by Patricia Jursik
Supervisor Patricia Jursik States One Piece Remains to be Added to Gain Her Support for the O’Donnell Sale: Deed Restricting the Southeast Quadrant to Protect the Continued Stewardship of the Lakefront
Oct 22nd, 2014 by Patricia Jursik
Supervisor Patricia Jursik Criticizes Southridge Management for treatment of elderly, disabled and all transit users in failing to reach a fair agreement to provide safe bus stops at Southridge Mall