Ald. Tony Zielinski
Press Release

State of the Other City Address

A Tale of two cities?

By - Feb 10th, 2020 07:02 pm

First off, I love this city and I believe we can have a great future if we bring attention to issues that desperately need our attention.  But we have to be transparent with Milwaukee residents.  The reality is this city has some major problems that are not being addressed.

According to 24/7 Wall Street Milwaukee is the worst place to live in the country if you are African American.

According to World Population Review, Milwaukee ranks 4th among major cities in terms of children living in poverty at 43%.

According to a report in the USA Today, violent crime in Milwaukee ranks 7th highest in the nation.

We have a toxic lead problem that is negatively impacting the long-term health both physically and mentally of many of our most vulnerable youth.

We have a crumbling infrastructure with pot holes that won’t go away.

The Mayor has misplaced priorities on issues such as the streetcar that will be taking needed resources that could be used to help address these neglected problems.

I have challenged the Mayor to a public debate and the Mayor has declined.   The Mayor prefers to have press conferences and attend events where he does not have to face tough questions from the voters in this community. This strategy of hiding from open and public debates will not work for the Mayor. I won’t let him hide.

I am again calling on the Mayor to debate these and many more issues.

Tony Zielinski

Citizens for T. Anthony Zielinski

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One thought on “State of the Other City Address”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Yes, Tony Z, we have serious problems in this city, but these problems have not been ignored by proponents of the the new streetcar Funding for THE HOP was secured many years ago when Mayor Barrett was a representative in the U.S. Congress. Reactionaries ate away at that funding for 2 decades, yet Mayor Tom found a way to make THE HOP work. THE HOP is working. It isn’t taking any money away from other projects. A high percentage of the participants in the Democratic National Convention here this July will likely ride on THE HOP. Please stop trying to dis the the new streetcar. That sorry dog don’t hunt no more.

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