TV segment does NOT tell my story
Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II May 3, 2017
Many of you may have watched the local television news segment which aired Monday about a rental property that I own on N. 22nd St.
I have some concerns about how I was portrayed in the piece, but I truly want to make it known that what aired does NOT capture who I am as a leader and public elected official.
For many years, I have invested in the City of Milwaukee in a myriad of ways. In my years of service to the community from the private to the public sector, I have always put the concerns of the people first. I have pledged all of my adult life to protecting the sanctity of the community which I hold dear. To that end, I would like to thank the Department of Neighborhood Services for inspecting this property. It is their duty as responsible custodians of the public welfare to make sure all landlords are held accountable. I appreciate this opportunity to express how important accountability is.
In the matter of the current situation in dispute, I have taken the appropriate measures to make repairs, worked with this tenant to ensure that her concerns have been addressed, and have fully cooperated with city codes and processes to remedy the issues impacting this property.
Scheduling conflicts between the tenant and contractors made the process slower than I would have liked it to be, but the work was completed within the time frame allowed by the Department of Neighborhood Services. ALL of the violations have been abated.
We look forward to an early, fair and satisfactory resolution of this matter. I will continue to work diligently as I have as 15th District Alderman to represent not just those who voted me in office, but our community as a whole.
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Recent Press Releases by Ald. Russell Stamper, II
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