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Results From Veto Override Votes

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on November 18, 2009

The following is the official news release from the County Board regarding the veto override votes on the 2010 budget:

COUNTY BOARD OVERRIDES 21 OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S 34 BUDGET VETOES

Even with property tax levy increase, average Milwaukee homeowner will pay $2.17 less

Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted today to override 21 of the 34 budget vetoes handed down by County Executive Scott Walker earlier this week. The final 2010 Budget will raise the County’s property tax levy by 2.18%, the lowest increase in six years.

“Despite the hard work by our Finance & Audit Committee and other members of the County Board, I am not pleased with some of the actions taken today,” Board Chairman Lee Holloway said. “Not only are dozens of County employees losing their jobs, but the Youth Sports Authority program was also eliminated. This will affect the lives of hundreds – if not thousands – of kids in our community. This program keeps our children out of trouble for just $200,000 per year. This program pays for itself because it costs the County nearly $100,000 to send just two juveniles to state correctional facilities. The County will end up paying more in the long run because fewer of our youth will be involved in enriching competitive sports. For that, I am deeply disappointed that the Board could not override that particular veto.”

“I am also disappointed that a number of jobs are being outsourced to contractors likely to pay workers less and not provide health care coverage,” Chairman Holloway added. “This will be extremely damaging and contribute to the already negative conditions facing low-income and minority neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee. Let the record reflect that Scott Walker, motivated by his campaign for Governor, is killing jobs and the quality of life in Milwaukee County.”

The 2010 Milwaukee County property tax levy will be $263,264,740, an increase of 2.18% over the 2009 levy of $257,687,150. Under this scenario, due to net new construction in Milwaukee County, the County portion of property taxes on a City of Milwaukee home worth $150,000 last year are estimated to decrease an average of $2.17 from 2009.

Summary of votes from today’s veto override meeting
(two-thirds majority, or 13 votes, necessary to override any veto)

Veto #1 County Airport Compensation Plan (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A016

12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Lipscomb, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #2 Reclassification of Airport Positions (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A077
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Larson, Lipscomb, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #3 Countywide Fleet Management (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A003
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #4 Outsourcing of Security Services (Effect of veto: -$694,322) Amendment 1A018
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #5 Outsourcing of Housekeeping Services (Effect of veto: -$1,047,996) Amendment 1A019
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #6 City Campus Housekeeping and Security Outsourcing (Effect of veto: -$99,205) Amendment 1A034
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #7 DTPW – Facilities Management and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture – Skilled Trades Reorganization (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A002
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #8 MTS Call Center (Effect of veto: -$635,000) Amendment 1A043
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #9 Community AODA Contracts (Effect of veto: -$135,220) Amendment 1A024
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #10 Targeted Case Management (TCM) (Effect of veto: -$131,498) Amendment 1A027
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #11 Community Support Program (Effect of veto: -$461,892) Amendment 1A028
16-3 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Sanfelippo

Veto #12 Detox Program Redesign (Effect of veto: -$500,000) Amendment 1A030
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #13 Redesign of the Day Treatment Program (Effect of veto: -$366,894) Amendment A029
14-5 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #14 Sports Authority Funding (Effect of veto: -$200,000) Amendment 1A005
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #15 Interim Disability Assistance Program (IDAP) Program (Effect of veto: -$115,866) Amendment 1A012
14-5 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #16 Bureau Administrative FCMB (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A055
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #17 DHHS/BHD – Outsourcing Housekeeping Services (Effect of veto: -$1,507,084) Amendment 1A021
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #18 Park Maintenance Worker 2’s (Effect of veto: -$1,274,832) Amendment 1A009
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #19 Community Centers (Effect of veto: -$804,601) Amendment 1A036
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Sanfelippo

Veto #20 Park Maintenance Workers (Effect of veto: -$255,552) Amendment 1A063
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt
Veto #21 Lakefront Parking Meters (Effect of veto: -$450,000) Amendment 1A001
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin Sanfelippo

Veto #22 Transfer from the Appropriation for Contingencies to the Parks Department Major Maintenance Account (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A062
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #23 Consulting Services for the Men of Color Task Force (Effect of veto: -$125,000) Amendment 1A038
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #24 DTPW – Economic Development Director (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A026
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #25 County Board Office of Sustainability (Effect of veto: -$67,500) Amendment 1A064
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #26 Community Correctional Facility South Room and Board Fee (Effect of veto: -$100,000) Amendment 1A048
12-7 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #27 Community Justice Resource Center (Effect of veto: -$344,801) Amendment 1A057
14-5 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #28 Farm and Fish Hatchery (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1A014
15-4 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo

Veto #29 Employee Furlough Days (Effect of veto: -$3,092,043) Amendment 1B028
11-8 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Weishan

Veto #30 Indoor Aquatic Centers(Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1B005
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #31 Estabrook Dam (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1B020
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Broderick, Cesarz, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt

Veto #32 BHD Behavioral Health Center Capital Project WE033 (Effect of veto: $0) Amendment 1B007
13-6 to override (veto overridden) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Jursik, Rice, Sanfelippo, West

Veto #33 DTPW – Transit/Paratransit – WTO40 New Annunciators (Effect of veto: $2,200,000) Amendment 1B017
10-9 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Dimitrijevic, Larson, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Weishan, Holloway

Veto #34 DTPW – Transit/Paratransit – WT027 Fare Boxes (Effect of veto: $340,000) Amendment 1B018
9-10 to override (veto sustained) No – Borkowski, Cesarz, Dimitrijevic, Larson, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt, Thomas, Weishan, Holloway

Veto #35 Tax Levy (Effect of veto: $9,869,306) (item not necessary)
Note: the County Executive’s separate veto of a resolution relating to employee health benefits for domestic partners of County employees was referred back to the Personnel Committee on a unanimous vote.

The next regular meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

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