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Milwaukee County War Memorial

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.

The hearing is an annual event designed to get input from Milwaukee County residents on the budget. The War Memorial was chosen because it can accommodate a large turnout and because of its central location.

The hearing was moved to a time earlier in the day. People who may be leaving work at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. now have the opportunity to go directly to the public hearing. The hearing time also will accommodate those who want to cheer on the Green Bay Packers as they play the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

“A budget is about priorities, and this public hearing gives the legislative branch of County government a chance to hear directly from Milwaukee County citizens about their vision for this community,” Dimitrijevic said. “I am very proud of the role the County Board played with their unanimous support of the recent historic agreement between the War Memorial and the Milwaukee Art Museum. I can’t think of a better place to listen to the residents of Milwaukee County and celebrate this new partnership that benefits our community.”

Dimitrijevic said the budget hearing is one of most important meetings of the Board because members get the opportunity to listen to the public and hear their ideas about Milwaukee County services, such as mental health, transit and parks.

Free public parking is available in the North Parking Lot off Lincoln Memorial Drive, and the Milwaukee County Transit System Route 10 will take passengers to Prospect Avenue and Mason Street, about a block from the War Memorial. The building is handicap accessible and there are elevators.

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