2015 Milwaukee County Budget Update

Make It Work Milwaukee/ Mental Health Task Force Update

We wanted to update you on the 2015 Milwaukee County Budget process. The County Board of Supervisors has approved an amended 2015 budget. This included several amendments on issues that Make It Work Milwaukee supported – please see the attached amendments and be sure to thank your supervisor if they supported these amendments. These include an amendment reducing the $4 per ride paratransit increase for IRIS and Family Care by $.50 (Supervisor Haas was lead), restoring the $300,000 allocation for the homeless shelters (Supervisor Romo West lead) and the Transit Super Amendment which included the Go Pass and expanded routes (Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Bowen leads). We have asked the County Executive to protect (not to veto) these amendments – the Make It Work Milwaukee letter is attached for your reference.

The budget is now with County Executive Abele who may veto Board amendments. The County Board will consider any vetoes from the County Executive’s vetoes on November 19th and attempt to override them. Then it will vote on adoption, which is the final approval on the county budget.

This is an important time to contact elected officials to indicate your support for the amendments:

  • Contact County Executive Abele and ask him not to veto the amendments – see attached statement for specifics. Contact information is: 414–278–4211 /Fax: 414–223–1375 countyexec@milwaukeecountywi.gov
  • Once any vetoes are announced, we will update you and that will be a key time to contact supervisors. It would also be great to thank supervisors who supported the amendments.

Contact information for supervisors is online at http://county.milwaukee.gov/CountyBoard

Stay tuned for additional updates!

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230
Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax

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