Ald. Mark Borkowski
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Milwaukee’s Young Children Need to Be the Focus

Statement from Alderman Borkowski - September 24, 2018

By - Sep 24th, 2018 02:34 pm

According to documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel, for the last two years (2016 & 2017), the city did not clean-up a single house with lead poisoned children living in it. What a disgrace?

Why would anyone who works in the Health Department allow this to happen? All we find is former health staffers created a “toxic work environment.” The work environment should be productive, and yet, nobody put the focus on the most vulnerable of victims, children up to age of six-years-old whose brains are developing and to whom lead is causing permanent damage.

The article dealing with staff deals with internal troubles, but not once does anyone say anything about these innocent children. Do I really care about someone’s “lunch hour” when the most vulnerable of our community is being affected? Where are our priorities? How do we get to this stage? Two years? Shame on us.

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