As your supervisor, these will continue to be my legislative priorities:
Milwaukee County Parks
As Chair of the Parks, Energy, & Environment Committee, I strongly support our parks and have focused on ensuring that we continue to fund our Parks Department, guaranteeing that all have access to these natural spaces. We are blessed to have Olmsted’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, and 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 our Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, while maintaining accountability through the civilian oversight mechanisms currently available.
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.