Ald. Milele Coggs
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Public comment wanted for Mayor’s cabinet-level appointees

City Block Grant Director, Executive Director of Fire and Police Commission first appointees to be discussed

By - Jun 23rd, 2020 05:54 pm

 At the meeting of the full Common Council on Tuesday, June 16 Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs moved to hold appointments for commissioners, directors and other cabinet-level appointees for further discussion on the impact they can make on quality of life for communities of color in Milwaukee. The motion passed on a 15-0 vote and the nominations will be sent back to their respective committees.

During the upcoming committee cycle public comment is encouraged for the various appointments. This for us is a moment to impact and improve service delivery to and conditions within our community and we cannot do it without the community. Because hosting meetings virtually can limit public comment, alternative options have been established to receive questions and statements from the public. We desire to hear from department leaders on specific plans for tackling community issues, particularly as residents continue marching and making their voices heard around issues of racial equity.

Residents interested in providing their input are encouraged to email the staff assistant for the respective committee. There will be two appointments heard this week. The first – file #200191 – is the reappointment of Steve Mahan as the City’s Block Grant Director. This file will be before the Community and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing to provide comment on Mr. Mahan’s appointment should email lelmer@milwaukee.gov and indicate the appointment in the subject line or call (414) 286-2231. Email is preferred.

The second appointment will be file #200284 – reappointment of Griselda Aldrete as Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission. This file will be before the Public Safety and Health Committee on Thursday, June 25 at 9 a.m. Those wishing to provide comment should email jpolan@milwaukee.gov and indicate the appointment in the subject line or call (414) 286-2366. Email is preferred.

            As we continue to discuss ideas, create plans, and rethink how city services can positively impact residents, and ultimately improve resident’s quality of life, your input and participation in this process will aid us in building a stronger more equitable Milwaukee.

Further information will be provided on how to comment on additional appointments as they are added to committee agendas.

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