MILWAUKEE – County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor presented five budget amendments at Tuesday’s County Board Finance Committee meeting. Four of the amendments were recommended for adoption with numerous Supervisors joining as co-sponsors.
“I brought forward these budget amendments after speaking with District 2 constituents, community organizations, and community leaders,” said Supervisor Taylor. “These conversations let me know what their priorities are and where they would like to see change in the 2022 Milwaukee County Budget. I thank my Finance Committee colleagues who joined me in support of my budget amendments.”
Supervisor Taylor’s budget amendments include:
- Requesting the District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Sheriff and Combined Court Related Operations, develop a no questions asked gun buyback program that incentives residents to turn in guns.
- Ensuring a staff consultant in the new Office of Equity is dedicated to working towards addressing racial inequities in Milwaukee County exclusively for the benefit of the African American community.
- Including the County Board as a community work experience site for youth employed through the City of Milwaukee Earn and Learn program.
- Appropriating $150,000 for planning, design, and replacement of the McGovern Senior Center roof.
Supervisor Taylor will present an additional two amendments to the Finance Committee at its hearing on Thursday, October 28 at 11 a.m. These amendments include:
- Requesting the Children, Youth, and Family Services Division work with the One Milwaukee Taskforce to help the “Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” initiative and providing an appropriation of $100,000 to help leverage this work.
- Requesting the Housing Division, in conjunction with the House of Correction, work with network emergency shelter providers funded by Milwaukee County to ensure that 30 percent of emergency shelter beds are dedicated to women transitioning into the community from incarceration.
All budget amendments can be found at the County Legislative Information Center.
The Board of Supervisors will meet to adopt the annual budget on Monday, November 8.