Turn Out for 11/3 Milwaukee County Board Hearing

Milwaukee County Board Annual Public Hearing: 2015 Recommended Budget for Milwaukee County
Monday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Windhover Hall 700 N. Art Museum Drive
Free public parking available at O’Donnell Park

This public hearing is an opportunity to share your budget priorities with Milwaukee County Supervisors. Please consider attending the Hearing and register to speak! If you cannot attend, email or call your supervisor.

Ask Supervisors to take action:

  • Ask Supervisors to eliminate the proposed $4 per ride paratransit fare increase for individuals enrolled in IRIS or in Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). If the fare increase is approved, individuals receiving rides funded by Family Care, Partnership, or IRIS will have to pay a one way fare of $20.05 and a round trip fare of $40.10. This increase will not only impact these individuals ability to access transportation but will make it difficult to fund other vital services in their long term care budgets. This is a major increase and is not affordable as all IRIS or Family Care participants have very limited financial resources.

  • Ask Supervisors to support the proposed “GO”, or “Growing Opportunities” passes that will allow seniors and persons with disabilities to ride the bus for free, beginning April 1. Other metro areas, including Chicago; Jacksonville, Florida; Pittsburgh; and Providence, RI already offer free bus rides for seniors and people with disabilities. The GO pass will be helpful in ensuring that Milwaukee residents with disabilities and seniors can maintain their independence, get to jobs, and be active in our community.

Supervisor Contact information is available online at: http://county.milwaukee.gov/CountyBoard
Or you may call the County Board at 414–278–4222

Note: Milwaukee County Transit System bus routes 10, 12, 20, 23, 30, 31 and 137 serve the museum area. For more information, call (414) 344–6711 or visit RideMCTS.com.

For additional information, contact Public Information Manager Bill Zaferos at (414) 278–4230 or william.zaferos@milwaukeecountywi.gov

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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