Tweets from the April 16 County Board Meeting
[We will soon be able to post tweets with timestamps.]
*Hello! The new Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has been sworn in and is now in session.
*Sup. Dimitrijevic is now addressing the board.
*Sup. Willie Johnson is now addressing the board on his bid for chairperson.
*Sup. Jursik is now addressing the board.
*Sup. Lipscomb is now addressing the board.
*The motion fails 8-10. Onto ballot 3.
*Sup. Lipscomb moves to recess for 5 minutes. Objection, so it goes to a vote.
*Welcome to your smaller representative government!
*Round 4, same as the rest. 5-5-3-2-1.
*Sup. Mayo has moved for 10m recess; it passed without objection.
*Still on election of county chair. It’s stuck in a 5-5 tie, Dimitrijevic/Lipscomb
*Sup. Romo West moves suspension of rules for removal of candidates with lowest votes
*this is a temporary move.
*requiring 2/3 vote, but getting 10 of 18, the motion fails.
*rounds 6-8: 5-5-5 Dimitrijevic-Jursik-Lipscomb, 2 Johnson, 1 Weishan
@JasonRRae outlined below… it’s repeating that way. stuck in a holding pattern.
*round (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) all the same.
*Sup. Lipscomb asks for 10m recess. We’re off.
*Sup Johnson objects, so Sup Romo West moves for suspension of rules. Roll call…
*7 noes. motion fails. onto round 16.
*still stalled after #16. 5-2-5-5-1… the game rolls on.
*Johnson has withdrawn his candidacy for chairman.
*7 for Dimitrijevic, 5 for Jursik, 5 for Lipscomb, 1 for Weishan.
*Round 20: 7-5-5-1, same as before. On to round 22.
*round 22 was the same. Lipscomb moves for 5 min recess. Dimitrijevic objects. Roll call. Motion passes.
*Not all sups have the microphones on, making it hard for listeners to hear. I will ask the county clerk about this.
*11 Dimitrijevic, 1 Weishan, 6 Lipscomb,; Sup. Dimitrijevic has been elected Milwaukee County Chairperson!
*Now electing first vice chair; Sup. Romo West is the only candidate. Congratulations on your unanimous election!
*I was nominated for second vice chair, but I declined.
*Sup. Steve Taylor is the sole nominee for this position. I have a feeling this will go well for him.
*Now onto unfinished business. Parks infrastructure audit, and a labor item.
*Sup. Schmitt has moved for referral of the parks audit back to Parks Cmte.
*Referral is sailing through. The first vote of the new board appears to be unanimous.
*Next unfinished item: filing appeal on labor relations ruling.
*Sup. Broderick recommends referral back to Judiciary Cmte.
*Now on veto override, on HUD grant spending… Sup. Romo West is asking if the vote needs to be taken today.
*Sup. Romo West has moved for layover. Sup. Lipscomb is speaking in favor of the layover.
*Sup. RW now moves to refer to Economic Dev. Cmte. Chairwoman reminds us that this is a time-sensitive item.
*Last item passed unanimously. Moving on to adjournment, with a 2012-2016 photo being taken first.
*Chairwoman Dimitrijevic thanks fmr. chair candidates for running