After this reform is passed on Monday, it goes up before the whole Board on Thursday, which will shoot down another talking point from Chris Abele and his minions, who are still trying to say the Board isn't going to follow through with it.Intergovernmental Relations Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Local Reform Measures4 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013Milwaukee County Courthouse901 N. 9th St., Room 203 RPublic hearing will allow Milwaukee County residents an opportunity to speak out on County governance reforms
(MILWAUKEE) – The County Board’s Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will hold a public hearing on local reforms on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., in Room 203R.
Those interested in reviewing the details of the reform package can access it online via Milwaukee County CLIC (County Legislative Information Center) at http://county.milwaukee.gov/CLIC. The reform package (File No. 13-397) is sponsored by Supervisors Dimitrijevic, Lipscomb, Romo West, Cullen, Jursik, Borkowski, Bowen, Schmitt, Broderick, and Haas.
Under the proposed reform package, the budget of the County Board would be cut by 50 percent and Supervisors’ salaries would be cut by 20 percent. Other reforms include:
- Clarification of roles and responsibilities
- Independent Intergovernmental Relations
- Streamline processes
- Follow-up on audit for additional countywide and operational efficiencies
Then again, Abele and his minion will still say the Board won't pass the reform bill even after it's been passed.
Meanwhile, we're still waiting for Abele to hold his first listening session. It's starting to seem like he doesn't care what the people want.