Last week, County Executive Chris Abele presented his 2012 Budget plan. In her October e-update, 8th District Supervisor Pat Jursik detailed her thoughts on what he put forward, including his plans for transit and medical services.
"I think the County Executive hit the correct priorities while still holding the line on
property taxes, which are too high," Jursik states.
However, she has concerns over proposed cuts in transit that might be detrimental to the South Shore. Abele's plan does not eliminate freeway flyers - which many people in the suburbs rely on for travel to downtown - but he has said that cuts might still come if necessary federal funding does not materialize.
Even greater are the Supervisor's concerns over the proposed elimination of a $3 million subsidy to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The cuts would end their partnership with municipalities in the South Shore district. Oak Creek would lose EMS funds from the County as well.
Supervisor Jursik is interested in hearing your thoughts on funding services in the proposed 2012 Budget.
The County Board will hold a public hearing on the budget on Monday, October 31, at 7 p.m. at the Washington Park Senior Center - 4420 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee. You may also contact her at (414) 278-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your voice heard.
In addition, Jursik toured the ongoing construction on College Ave. last month. The underpass will reportedly feature four impressive murals depicting aviation history. She also notes that completion of the rebuild is still scheduled for November 18.