Special hearing: Common Council to hear from community-based organizations on public safety concerns

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MILWAUKEE — The first in a series of hearings where members of the Milwaukee Common Council will hear feedback from community-based organizations and you, as a member of the public will take place Monday, October 3rd.

This first special hearing will involve members from community-based organizations in Milwaukee.

It will be an opportunity for representatives to provide input, ideas and feedback on potential solutions to the city’s public safety issues, according to a statement from city officials.

The hearing will take place at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall.

“The committee will allow organizations to come to the table to be heard on Monday without a large group of citizens or other speakers to contend with. We want to hear from them (organizations) directly and exclusively,” Alderman Bob Donovan, chair of the Public Safety Committee said in the statement.

Details on similar upcoming hearings where you, as a member of the public, can weigh in are as follows:

  • Saturday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m., Cavalier Johnson will host at Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th St.
  • Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m., Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton will host at Obama High School, 5075 N. Sherman Blvd.
  • Saturday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m., José G. Pérez will host at South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd.
  • Saturday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m., Terry L. Witkowski will host at Pulaski High School, 2500 W. Oklahoma Ave.

In addition to members of the public, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, representatives from the Office of Violence prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services the Community Justice Council, the Fire and Police Commission and the Common Council have been invited to attend.

1 Comment

  • Huh !

    There might be some realistic suggestions voiced at this meeting But ….. I doubt it !
    I’m sure I’m not the only one that would love to attend but won’t, because of fear !
    I figure, The meeting will be a little stressed because someone disagrees with someone else and,
    it might or might not end there in discussion ! Unfortunately, now days they attack you one way or another
    when you disagree with them, for example the first draft/attempt at a public proposal was met with protest because “The Right People Weren’t There !!! Just Saying ???

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