Patrick Curley
Press Release

Statement From Chief of Staff Patrick Curley

In response to comments made by Alderman Zielinski and Alderman Borkowski at today’s media event

By - Oct 19th, 2017 05:18 pm
Ald. Tony Zielinski and Ald. Mark Borkowski. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Ald. Tony Zielinski and Ald. Mark Borkowski. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

“Attempting to toss aside 100 years of good government and progressive policies is absurd. As Alderman Borkowski said, the file to gut the citizen member Fire and Police Commission powers was for show. I understand why Alds. Zielinski and Borkowski want to put on a show at a time the City needs to address an $83 million pension payment and escalating salaries and budgets for public safety. As members of the County Board they both voted for the infamous county pension backdrops that have cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. The last thing these two backdrop boys want to do is take on another pension issue, do their jobs and protect the taxpayers. Putting on a show is so much easier.”

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3 thoughts on “Aldermen Peréz voices disappointment in Mayor Barrett’s veto decision”

  1. Jeff M says:

    The mayor is correct. The aldermen are hell bent on politicizing.

  2. MARY GLASS says:

    October 19, 2017

    The recent step toward joint-Charter officers of Milwaukee management and real public policy making was executed by the vote of the Common Council to weigh-in on the effectiveness and longevity of the Chief of Police in the city of Milwaukee. What better way than a statutory link.

    Yes. Tom Barrett, mayor, continues down the path of authoritarianism while hoodwinking many with the, “good ole Tom speech” – appointments to committees and boards – huge swaths of the annual budget that run concurrent in cycle and style – photo optics that are misleading to the “uninformed” – and his co-opting with MMAC, MEDC BOARD, GRE and MILWAUKEE 7.

    The Common Council must retrench and mount a pushback here. Since you knew he had the power of veto, what’s your Plan B? There must be a successful Plan B.

    Now that the Common Council has the door ajar, give a huge kick and OPEN THE DOOR WIDE in the leadership of legislators of Milwaukee city government.

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    October 19, 2017

    Weigh in on his performance, or just make it so that they can fire Flynn? There’s a big difference. They weigh in on a daily basis. Are they doing what their constituents are demanding they do or just grandstanding?

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