I’m pretty psyched about my county committee assignments. They are Parks, Transit, and Personnel. Here’s info on each of them:
Meets at 9:00 A.M. on the 2nd Tuesday before the County Board Meeting
All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy and make recommendations relating to conservation of air, water, energy and all other resources.
Meets at 9:00 A.M. on the 1st Friday before the County Board Meeting
Employee relations, including collective bargaining, reclassification, compensation and conditions of employment of County personnel and officers are handled by this Committee. Members set policy for the Civil Service Commission and administer the county Employee Merit Award program.
Meets at 9:00 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesday before the County Board Meeting
The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters under its jurisdiction pertaining to railroads and public utilities in the county.
Remarkably, the Chairman named me as Vice Chair of the Parks Committee. I’m honored to receive this vice-chair positon, and will strive to improve our parks and transit systems. During the campaign, I told voters I would strive for Clean Parks, Better Transit, and Safer Communities. With these committee assignments, I will work for all of those. And, while I’m at it, a little bit more.
Thanks again to the voters who chose me as their representative. I will do my best for you!