Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Demands Department on Aging Remain Independent
He Also Asks That Interim Director Jonette Arms Be Made Permanent Director
Milwaukee County Supervisor Steve F. Taylor today introduced a resolution requiring that the Department on Aging be retained as a separate, independent department to serve Milwaukee County seniors.
“The Department on Aging provides much-needed and well-deserved services to our seniors,” said Taylor, a member of the County Commission on Aging. “The director position has been vacant since June, and I am concerned that this creates uncertainty. A stable department is a key to providing those services to seniors.”
Taylor added that the department should remain a separate, independent agency.
“I am very concerned that this agency will be rolled into the Department of Health and Human Services,” Taylor said. “The Department on Aging works most effectively as an independent agency. To place it under DHHS would create artificial barriers and introduce more bureaucracy to a department that seniors rely upon. The department is working well within its current structure. There is no reason to place it under DHHS.”
Taylor’s resolution would make it County policy that the department remain independent.
The Committee on Finance, Personnel and Audit approved the resolution 8-0 and it will be sent to the full County Board for consideration.
Press Releases by Steve Taylor
"The resolution is a grab bag of liberal causes that have nothing to do with the business of Milwaukee County."
"President Trump has only been in office for a few days and we need to give him a chance to bring the country together before launching into attacks on him."
Judiciary Committee Approves Supervisor Taylor’s Resolution to Implement Legal Custody and Physical Placement Study ServicesOct 20th, 2016 by Steve Taylor
“This will go a long way in helping families, especially children, avoid long and drawn out cases.”
“I also encourage County Executive Chris Abele, who attended today’s meeting, to work with the County Board to help solve this County’s problems locally instead of running to Madison to consolidate his power.”
Milwaukee County’s next required redistricting process will occur in 2020, following the federal decennial census.
“This decision flies in the face of the principles of the good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”