Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
Press Release

Public Safety and Health Committee to discuss city’s lead abatement program on Thursday

 

By - Jul 12th, 2021 04:31 pm

At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, the committee will hear a communication file from the Milwaukee Health Department providing a status update on its lead abatement program.

Committee chair Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic – who introduced the file that is co-sponsored by Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman José G. Pérez – looks forward to a thorough discussion. “The city has had challenges with the lead abatement program in the past, including recently. We owe it to our residents, particularly our youngest and most vulnerable, to discuss the lead abatement program’s strengths, weaknesses, areas in which it can be improved and plans moving forward,” she said. “I would invite residents to provide their thoughts by using the e-comment feature available to them, and make sure to tune into the discussion that will take place on Thursday.”

Those wishing to provide comment on the matter can do so by utilizing the City’s e-comment feature by following these steps:

  1. Visitmilwaukee.legistar.com/Calendar.
  2. Select the “e-comment” button across from the meeting during which the file will be heard. Meeting info is listed above.
  3. Scroll down to the item number that corresponds to the desired file and click the “comment” button.
  4. Fill in the necessary information, select a position and type a comment in the comment box. Note that comments are limited to 1,200 characters.
  5. Hit submit.

Thursday’s committee meeting will be televised live on the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse in the City of Milwaukee) and via streaming video on the city website at city.milwaukee.gov/Channel25. Beginning in September, the Public Safety and Health Committee will return to a fully in-person format.

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