Community leaders gathering to denounce plan to reduce Milwaukee County Board


Community leaders were expected to gather this morning (Jan. 16) to “denounce the outrageous plan to reduce the Milwaukee County Board,” according to a news release.

The announcement said, “Reducing the county board to part time and eliminating essential support staff is another distraction from the real problems facing Milwaukee County and undermines fiscally responsible management of Milwaukee County taxpayers’ resources.”

The community leaders were expected to call on state lawmakers to work with local officials on job creation and economic development and come up with “real solutions, not partisan games, to create family-sustaining jobs in Milwaukee County.”

The press conference was set for 11 a.m. inside the transit center at Lake Drive and Michigan Avenue in Milwaukee.

Scheduled speakers included Jennifer Epps-Addison of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, the Rev. Willie Brisco of Milwaukee Congregations Allied for Hope MICAH, Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces De La Frontera, James Hall of the NAACP, Minister Greg Lewis, Mike Wilder of the African-American Roundtable, Candice Owley of the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers and Nurses and Rosalynn Wolfe of the League of Young Voters.