Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski to address Milwaukee’s homeless crisis
News conference set for Tuesday morning near one of several city encampments
Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski will hold a news conference TOMORROW – Tuesday, November 20 – at 10:45 a.m. at N. 6 th St. and W. Clybourn Ave. to address Milwaukee’s burgeoning homeless crisis.
Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee, said homelessness is “a complex and multifaceted problem but one that cannot and should not be ignored.”
“Here we are just a few days before Thanksgiving and unfortunately we are dealing with a homeless crisis that seems bigger than ever,” said Alderman Donovan, noting that the news conference will be held adjacent to one of nearly a dozen known homeless encampments that have sprung up across Milwaukee in the past several years.
Alderman Donovan said he will be announcing an effort to involve the private sector to help address the needs of homeless people, and will also schedule a special meeting of the Public Safety and Health Committee next week at City Hall to address the issue (Alderman Borkowski serves as a member of the PS&H Committee).
The alderman said he intends to invite city, county and state officials to the special meeting next week, as well as representatives of local outreach organizations.
News release from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski
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