County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.
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County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution

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By - Mar 23rd, 2016 04:10 pm

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  1. Virginia Small says:

    Although Chris Abele has refused to sign allocations for Domes repairs, his office said he intends to use $30,000 of the original Domes repairs funding for Phase 1 of a three-part “community engagement” (PR) process to explore “all options” from repair and restoration to razing and replacing the Domes with something else.

    From a recent report:
    http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/03/16/duel-over-the-domes/

    In response to questions from Urban Milwaukee, Abele spokesperson Melissa Baldauff revealed the hiring of Witzling, calling him “a nationally recognized planning and urban design professional.” Witzling, a principal at GRAEF and former UW-Milwaukee professor, has been involved with “community engagement on large scale projects such as the World Trade Center memorial.” Baldauf said. The process “will ultimately lead to a competitive process for design and construction,” she added, noting that the Abele administration “is preparing a not-to-exceed cost of $30k for this first phase of steering committee and public information meetings” and anticipates “finalizing this contract in the next week…The funding is available in the capital project budget for the domes as approved by the Board and County Executive.”

    Was there some other mechanism used by the executive to formally indicate his “approval” of this capital project budget?

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