The Finance and Audit Committee of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to get the public’s reaction to County Executive Chris Abele’s proposed 2017 budget and listen to their concerns.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearing, to be held at the Milwaukee Public Schools administration building, 5225 W. Vliet St., starting at 9:00AM. The hearing is expected to last several hours.
County Executive Chris Abele’s proposed $60 wheel tax and his proposed 1.46% property tax increase are expected to generate a significant amount of public comment.
The Finance Committee has already held four full days of public meetings on County Executive Abele’s 2017 budget proposal, known as the “Recommended Budget.” Members of the public have been welcome to testify at these meetings, but most of the testimony has come from department heads and senior staff.
Tuesday’s hearing, to be hosted by the seven member Finance Committee, is the first of two public hearings on the 2017 Recommended Budget. The 18 member Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a second public hearing at 6:00PM on Monday, October 31, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Milwaukee.
WHO: Residents of Milwaukee County; the Finance and Audit Committee of the Milwaukee County Board, including Chairwoman Peggy A. West and Supervisors Sheldon A. Wasserman,
Michael Mayo, Sr., Willie Johnson, Jr., Jason Haas, Supreme Moore Omokunde and Sequanna Taylor
WHAT: Public testimony on 2017 Milwaukee County Recommended Budget
WHERE: 5225 W. Vliet St., auditorium of Milwaukee Public Schools administration building
WHEN: 9:00AM Tuesday, October 18, 2016