Common Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto on Amendment Tackling Neighborhood Blight
"I am appreciative of my fellow Council members who saw the need for additional resources to tackle this major blight issue facing neighborhoods."
Today (Tuesday) the Common Council overrode the Mayor’s veto to add $1.5 million to the Department of Neighborhood Services 2019 budget for demolition of blighted properties. The veto override means a total of $2.5 million will be available for the DNS Concentrated Blight Elimination capital improvements project, which provides higher capacity for removal of abandoned, vacant homes.
Currently there are nearly 500 homes in the city of Milwaukee that have raze orders. Of those 56 should be immediately torn down due to safety reasons. Alderman Robert J. Bauman, the amendment lead sponsor, emphasized the initial $1 million proposed in the Mayor’s budget would have funded demolition of only 38 of those properties.
“So it is obvious additional funding was needed just to address the emergency properties, let alone the hundreds more,” he said. “I am appreciative of my fellow Council members who saw the need for additional resources to tackle this major blight issue facing neighborhoods.”
More about the 2019 Milwaukee Budget
- Council overrides mayoral veto of COP house initiative - Ald. Milele Coggs - Nov 28th, 2018
- Common Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto on Amendment Tackling Neighborhood Blight - Ald. Bob Bauman - Nov 27th, 2018
- City Hall: Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes - Jeramey Jannene - Nov 27th, 2018
- City Hall: Barrett Issues 5 Budget Vetoes - Jeramey Jannene - Nov 26th, 2018
- City Hall: 10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget - Jeramey Jannene - Nov 14th, 2018
- City Hall: Council Adopts 2019 City Budget - Jeramey Jannene - Nov 13th, 2018
- City Hall: Barrett Unveils 2019 Budget Proposal - Jeramey Jannene - Sep 25th, 2018
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