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County Board overrides 18 of 23 budget vetoes

Here’s the official statement on our budget veto overrides:

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted today to override 18 of the 23 budget vetoes handed down by County Executive Chris Abele earlier this week.

“The County Board this afternoon voted to override more than 78% of County Executive Abele’s budget vetoes.  This is higher than the percentage of vetoes overridden during Scott Walker’s eight years as Milwaukee County Executive.  There really is a nickel’s worth of difference between these two Executives,” Chairman Holloway said.  “The Board restored funding in a number of areas, including the Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Medical Services/Paramedics.  I’m proud we were able to make these responsible changes.”

The final 2012 Milwaukee County property tax levy will be $275,370,836, an increase of $5,816,135 or 2.15% from the 2011 levy of $269,554,701.  In the City of Milwaukee, on a home assessed at the citywide average of $123,024, the County portion of the annual property tax bill is estimated to increase $2.93.  For a home assessed at $150,000, the increase is estimated to be $3.84. [Emphasis added.]

Click here for a complete narrative of all budget vetoes.

The following is a summary of votes from today’s veto override meeting
(two-thirds majority, or 13 votes, necessary to override any veto)

Non-Departmental Budgets

Veto #7 Employee Wellness Program (Effect of veto: -$434,663) Amendment 1C006
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #8 Employee Healthcare Benefits (Effect of veto: -$3,098,817) Amendment 1C004
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Departmental Operating Budgets

Veto #1 Emergency Medical Services Subsidy Funding (Effect of Veto: -$722,527) Amendment 1A061-1
19-0 to override (veto overridden)

Veto #2 Emergency Medical Services Subsidy Allocation (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A061-2
9-10 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Broderick, Cesarz, De Bruin, Johnson, Jursik, Lipscomb, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #3 Inmate Medical and Mental Health Services (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A049
16-3 to override (veto overridden) No –Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #4 Tactical Enforcement Unit/Park Patrol Program (Effect of veto: -$1,551,991) Amendment 1A048
17-2 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz

Veto #5 Position Restoration in the Office of the Sheriff (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A074
19-0 to override (veto overridden)

Veto #6 Reorganization of Department of Transportation and Public Works (no tax levy impact)
Amendment 1A036
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No –Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Thomas

Veto #12 Policy Concerning the Awarding of Contracts Over $1,000,000 (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A065
16-3 to override (veto overridden) No –Cesarz, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #14 Detox Funding (Effect of Veto: -$200,000) Amendment 1A055
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Schmitt

Veto #15 Cultural Events Programming in Parks (Effect of veto: -$50,000) Amendment 1A004
14-5 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #16 Estabrook Dam Trust Account (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A054
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Broderick, Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Schmitt, Thomas

Veto #17 Parks Tax Levy (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A053
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Cesarz, Lipscomb, Mayo, Rice, Sanfelippo, Thomas, Weishan

Veto #19 Mental Health Redesign and Community Resources Investment (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A011
16-3 to override (veto overridden) No – Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #20 IT Director – Business Development (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A066
14-5 to override (veto overridden) No – Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Thomas

Veto #21 Heat & Chilled Waterline Installation at County Grounds (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A077
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Broderick, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #22 Positions at General Mitchell International Airport (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A022
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #23 Bus Safety Shields (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1A039
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Capital Improvement Budgets

Veto #9 Workforce Development (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1B002-1
Veto #10 Economic Development Fund (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1B002-2
Veto #11 Land Sales (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1B002-3
(Vetoes 9, 10, 11 taken together) 15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #13 King and Kosciuszko Community Centers (no tax levy impact) Amendment 1B004
11-8 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Lipscomb, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #18 Legislative Workflow and Public Access Project (Effect of veto: -$192,800) Amendment 1B001
16-3 to override (veto overridden) No – Cesarz, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #24 Tax Levy (Effect of veto: $6,249,798) (vote not necessary – final tax levy determined by override actions taken above)

Separate item: County Board voted 19-0 to ratify the 2009-2012 Memorandum of Agreement between Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff’s Association.

The next regular meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

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