City of Milwaukee: Release of Council report to ramp up scrutiny of Foxconn development

Contact: Ald. Robert Bauman

(414) 286-3774

            Starting tomorrow (Thursday, April 12) vetting of the massive Foxconn development will reach an intensive new level when the 54-page document An Overview of the Foxconn Technology Group and Plans for Wisconsin Operations (attached) is made public.

            Alderman Robert J. Bauman, chair of the Public Works Committee, said the report – prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau – looks in-depth at the history, financials and global operations of the Foxconn Technology Group, and its plans for development in Wisconsin.

            “This detailed look at the Foxconn project by the Common Council is really the first time the public will see what is planned, the Foxconn record in several key areas, and how the company has operated during its history,” Alderman Bauman said. “Because the project was jammed through and there have been no real public hearings at the state or local levels, this is a first real dive into the Foxconn project details.”

            The report covers a wide array of Foxconn topics, including working conditions, water usage, utilities, public transit, worker safety, suicides, environmental record, incentives, and broken promises.

The report will be taken up by the Steering and Rules Committee when it meets tomorrow (Thursday, April 12) at 9 a.m. in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. The meeting will be carried live on Spectrum Cable, AT&T U-Verse and the City Channel at www.milwaukee.gov/channel25.

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