Taxpayers Must Pay the Tab Chris Abele Ran Up
State of Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb, Sr. on the sale of the Park East
“Today we all celebrate that the Bucks are staying in Milwaukee, but tomorrow and for the next 20 years taxpayers must pay the tab Chris Abele ran up. The Bucks recently paid above market value in private transactions, but when it comes to land owned by taxpayers, Chris Abele chose not to hold them to the same standard.”
Press Releases by Theodore Lipscomb
Ordinance Change Would Require Public Disclosure of Pension Errors
"Abele's statement that the administration of the pension plan needs new management is a stunning admission that he is not capable of doing his job as the ultimate manager of all county departments..."
Abele administration has kept hidden a 2014 Voluntary Correction Plan report on pension errors for nearly three years
A live video stream would offer greater transparency because it would capture verbatim the discussion of Pension Board members in real time.
Milwaukee County Board expected to vote Thursday on establishing policy.
Milwaukee County paid $11 million in lump sum pension payments in November to retirees and their beneficiaries to correct for underpayments.