Some community members have ideas about how Earnell Lucas, who will take office on Jan. 7, can be the best possible “people’s sheriff” for Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee’s City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force recently held its fourth community engagement session, at which the group heard suggestions for tackling the overdose epidemic, including safe injection sites, more stable transitional housing for recovering addicts and stronger drug-prevention education in schools.
The New State Theater project, an all-ages music venue and center for music education and training on the Near West Side, is expected to open in Fall 2020. While still awaiting approval from the Common Council and the mayor, developers are anxious to start swinging hammers.
The Midnight Basketball League, held on Tuesday and Thursday on the North Side and Wednesday and Saturday on the South Side, offers services to young men, such as job training and mentorship, and encourages positive relations between the police and Milwaukee community.