Wow. What’s up with that? I assure you it won’t be this easy next year. Oh well. We did it. I passed my first Milwaukee County Budget (2012). Amazingly, it was finished before 5:30PM. I’m not even going to comment on it expect to post this: MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD ADOPTS 2012 COUNTY BUDGET Board worksContinue reading “We passed the budget, and I’m home before 9:00.”
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The amount of activity on the county board appears to increase in direct proportion to the proximity of any meeting, and even more so as budget passage nears. Things are really picking up now, and we have about two weeks before our final budget-passing marathon meeting. Here’s what the finance committee looked at today: MilwaukeeContinue reading “Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings, Day 7 (10/24/2011)”
I took really extensive notes and participated in today’s session. So you might think that i’d have more typed up right now… but I took the notes the old-fashioned way—pen and paper. I’ll go off memory for the more interesting stuff. COUNTY BOARD 2012 BUDGET BLAST: OCTOBER 17, 2011 Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee CountyContinue reading “Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings, Day 6 (10/17/2011)”
We made it through the first week of budget hearings, and we’re all standing. That’s a good sign. This post has a lot of juicy tidbits if you’re interested in how an elected governing body carries out its duty to determine its own future course. In particular, check out the stuff about the corporation counsel andContinue reading “Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings, Day 5”
Here is the customary summary from Board spokesman Harold Mester. My comments are in [brackets]. I’ll add my notes in detail later. (Done.) COUNTY BOARD 2012 BUDGET BLAST: OCTOBER 13, 2011 Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee is holding a series of public meetings throughout October on the County Executive’sContinue reading “Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings, Day 4”
Today, the Committee reviewed the following budgets: • County Board • County Board – Department of Audit • County Board – Office of Community Business Development Partners • County Executive – General Office • County Executive – Veterans Service Office • District Attorney • Department of Child Support Services • Medical Examiner – Amendment approvedContinue reading “Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings, Day 3”
The second day of the budget hearings came and went today. In addition to the six members of the Finance Committee — please note that there are exactly six members — I was joined by Supervisor Pat Jursik, herself a Finance Committee member until Chairman Lee Holloway kicked her off the committee for some reason. No one hasContinue reading “Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings Day 2”
Today was the first meeting on the 2012 budget by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Finance & Audit Committee. This intrepid group of seven six county supervisors, more commonly referred to as the Finance Committee, or just “Finance,” is entrusted with leading us through the dissection of the proposed 2012 county budget. If youContinue reading “Day 1 of Milwaukee County 2012 budget hearings”