As your supervisor, these will continue to be my legislative priorities:
Milwaukee County Parks
As Vice Chair the Parks Committee I strongly support our parks and have focused on ensuring we continue to fund our parks department and guarantee that all have access to these natural spaces. We are blessed to have Olmstead’s vision living daily in our parks and I want to preserve it.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office provides public safety services in our courthouse, airport, on our freeways, in many of our parks, among various other duties. During my time on the County Board, I have continued to stress the need to support the people who work day and night for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. I will continue to work with Sheriff Earnell Lucas to find ways to increase public safety for residents across Milwaukee County.
One of our major functions is the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS). Over the past decade we have seen a serious erosion of this system, which troubles me deeply. I will continue to strongly advocate for new forms of revenue to infuse our transit system with the necessary funds. If Milwaukee County wants a 21st Century economy, we need to have the ability to transport people to and from employment, tourist destinations, and other activities.