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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Close LOOK at the 2015 Proposed Budget for Milwaukeeans

Mary Glass - Chair/CEO
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC
September 30, 2014
City Center Milwaukee | Day 30 | From the Chair/CEO, 
Mary Glass

As the Chair/CEO of Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC, our AHOD/All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative calls for Action-oriented delivery services to our followers. 

Our spring, 2014, beginning of MPA LLC Invoked Atonement and Reparation assessment demands true scholarship, leadership and stewardship from our elected-appointed-hired-volunteered representatives that serve Milwaukeeans.  A new book  of INCLUSION of People of Color in opportunity-in- partnerships across the city of Milwaukee, especially the People of Color of area with high voltage of UNEMPLOYMENT.

It is our clarion call and ongoing conversation with you and those with the title of “public servants”.

$1.2 billion dollars 
A $21.11 increase for property owners in the city of Milwaukee.
The Proposed 2015 Budget by the Executive Branch – Tom Barrett Mayor, will receive a NEW scrutiny for transparency, accountability, assessment for reform, innovative legislation with multi-tier and multi-year growth built in for Milwaukeeans ONLY. 

The budget MUST seek INFRASTRUCTURE changes with health-housing-information attainment, education attainment, safety prevention and intervention, family supporting employment, under-employment, engagement in the decision making and planning of USE of FUNDING from the city of Milwaukee coffers.

We seek “specifics” that brings NEW participants in entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, mentorship and ownership in neighborhood and census tract private business owners.  These are the folk that are the hidden talent and vetted businesses overlooked by design and refused services by design, those who are not appointed to serve on local government boards, commissions, authorities and the like.

This budget will say to Milwaukeeans to evaluate their benefits and realize how the 2014-2016 budget must determine WHO-WHO-WHO can be in office in 2016.

The2014-2015 Employment plan opportunities to Milwaukeeans cannot be one-dimensional.  Cannot be seasonal training jobs for “experienced” and “under-employed” working on “TEMPORARY” positions.  It can not be the "NO ONE IS TRAINED" scam.

It cannot be only the futuristic expectations of Employment and benefits of Northwestern Mutual.  It must have specifics over the decades that are expected from NWM to help grow the “patchwork” of Urban Milwaukee.   Remember Jeffrey A. Joerres - Executive Chairman, Manpower Group CEO. Milwaukeeans got duped with the Manpower – Jeffrey  Joerres brand new “top real estate” in the downtown strip - NEW building, deal that allowed over 600 employees safe haven of employment downtown Milwaukee while they live outside and pay taxes in the outer areas, and a NEW $MILLION dollar parking lot.  Joerres was able to parlay “chairmanship” on the Federal Reserve in Chicago. 

As the No. 2 employment agency of the world, why the heck are Milwaukeeans drowning in Enduring Concentrated Poverty.   Stop it. We mean STOP IT.

We cannot elect individuals to represent our executive and legislative branches, allow their selections of those they appoint-hire and volunteer to represent everyone but Milwaukeeans, especially the African American, other People of Color and Work Challenged Milwaukeeans (Work Challenged represents un-, under-skilled; un-, under-employed; un-, under-financed neighborhood-level businesses; disabled; and re-entry.

Re-entry represents those returning from WAR, INCARCERATION, boomerang employment, boomerang retirement and college-certificated graduates who are unemployed.), the majority population that has disenfranchisement, discrimination, and disrespect by the same folk but at this time of the year, the mayor brings forth a proposed budget for you to support that EXCLUDES you big time and full of BAIT-N-SWITCH.

That’s why we ask to hear from you.  You are on the front lines, and you must tell your stories.  You must be good citizens with your hands on the pulse and culture – change for your Upscalability.

This budget is our first storytelling.  We must equip each other with information sharing, ideas and analyses, and what you see from your vantage point.  My sincere thanks as we go forward in better accountability and transparency of budget funding.

Mary Glass – Chair/CEO
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC
mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

uPDATE - Vision 2050 - #3 Scenario visit with Southeastern stakeholders

L-R:  Eric Lynde, SEWRPC, Mary Glass, MPA LLC, Stephen Jansen, UW-M and Jackie Ivy, Milwaukee Transit Union
September 29, 2014
City Center Milwaukee | Day 29 | On Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial, SEWRPC/Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission hosted No. 3 in the engagement of the citizenry in the city of Milwaukee.

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War Memorial - city of Milwaukee
The A, B, C, D, E Scenarios were overlays of trends the last two decades.  It gave "WHAT IFs" in the following:
  • Employment
  • Household Growth
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Transit Quality
Those present were asked to travel to different tables within the room and become engaged in "What Ifs" ratings and input.

The two-hour visit was an appetizer for more engagement by Milwaukeeans.

Urban Milwaukee completed the 7-part engagement that traveled to:
  1. Waukesha - September 8, 2014
  2. Elkhorn - September 9, 2014
  3. Racine - September 10, 2014
  4. Cedarburg - September 15, 2014
  5. Kenosha - September 16, 2014
  6. West Bend - September 17, 2014
  7. Milwaukee - September 18, 2014
September, 2014 - February, 2015

Phase I & II

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC held 5 sessions from April 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014 as part of MPA LLC Invoked Atonement and Reparation assessment.  Each of the Assemblies included Vision 2050 as a "featured" piece of Phase I.

Phase II starts with another round of panelists and strategic planning for Smart Growth.  It will also include SEWRPC Vision 2050.

Ken Yunker, Executive Director, SEWRPC, has offered a special opportunity for the Phase II engagement of MPA LLC Invoked Atonement and Reparation assessment.  It will give stakeholders at the census tract and neighborhood level a hands-on vantage look for decision making.

Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, MPA LLC
"We will take advantage of the special offer and extend engagement with other areas for expansive census tract and neighborhood input from the stakeholders," said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.

It is another opportunity for those concerned about citizen participation, citizen say-so in tax revenue, Smart Growth planning, voting, increases in property tax, licenses, parking tickets, transit and transportation, gas taxes, fuel taxes, public schools, county properties, TID/Tax Increment Districts, BID/Business Investment Districts assessments, city-county-state budgets, etc. to become more aware and prepared for decision making and stewardship of your city.

Stay tuned.

CNBC'S Squawk Box Monday - Belvedere and Schacknow

Matthew Belvedere & Peter Schacknow
In the news today
With just two trading days left in the third quarter, U.S. stock futures started off the week sharply lower following Friday’s big rally, which capped a volatile week of triple-digit moves up and down for the Dow(CNBC)
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" at 8 a.m. ET with his views on interest rates, the economy, and financial markets.
Adding to market uncertainties, pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong today—defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP) | Live CNBC blog | Hong Kong stocks tanked.
Friday's shock announcement that Pimco founder Bill Gross was leaving to join rival Janus Capital (JNS) has taken its toll on his former firm, with Deutsche Bank now expecting around $266 billion in outflows(CNBC)
new breast cancer drug from Switzerland’s Roche (RHHBY) has shown "unprecedented" benefits in a clinical trial, and experts urged its widespread use for women with an aggressive form of the disease. (Reuters)
An investigation of Apple’s (AAPL) tax affairs in Ireland by the European Commission is expected to result in the American tech giant being accused of prospering from illegal deals and facing a record fine. (FT)
Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella is promising to cooperate fully with Chinese authorities in their antitrust investigation, following a meeting with a top regulator in Beijing. (Reuters)
Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation (DWA), the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movie hits. The buyout terms under consideration would value DreamWorks at $3.4 billion.(Reuters)
Facebook (FB) is making its long-anticipated move to grow its reach and take on Google's (GOOG) DoubleClick. The social network’s new Atlas advertiser tools were unveiled this morning. (CNBC)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UPDATE - FIRE & POLICE COMMISSION Police Survey & Behavior - City of Milwaukee

Alphabetical listing - Top down/Left
Commissioners Marisabel Cabrera, Steven M. DeVougas,
Kathryn Hein, Sarah Morgan, Michael M. O'Hear,  Michael G. Tobin, Ann Wilson
September 23, 2014
City of Milwaukee | Day 23 | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC contacted the Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission Community Relations Manager, Catrine Warren for an update as to when the public can expect the results of the approved report regarding satisfaction of the the city police department.

According to Warren, Milwaukeeans will receive the results from the consulting group selected in October, 2014.

Joe Cera - CUIR, UW-Milwaukee
The research report is generated through Joseph Cera, Survey Center Director, Center for Urban Initiative & Research - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  

The report is to provide the public's viewpoint on the services of the city of Milwaukee Police Department.  It was authorized by the Common Council for implementation this past spring, 2014.

According to Warren, the report/surveys will be available after October 10, 2014.
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Board Chairs Behavior Unacceptable
Speaking of a survey, during MPA LLC Invoked Atonement and Reparation assessment - Phase I (April 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014), the leaders of the board were contacted for input.  
  

Chairwoman Sarah Morgan and Vice Chairwoman Kathryn Hein, paid public servants, failed to honor their role and responsibility to communicate in best practices, transparency and accountability as the board leaders of a 1-Class city (62.50 Police and fire departments in 1st class cities).

Recently the Board Chair and Vice-Chair of Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission were contacted for input for the 4-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation assessment (April 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014).  Chairwoman Morgan gave an unacceptable response - she was going to be out of town.  There was no response for/from Vice Chair Hein and/or any other member of this 7-member board; if she was going to be out-of-town.  She did not offer any response to our second alternative.

Her refusal to exhibit decorum for her office is disappointing as she is an educator/staff member at the doctoral level at the School of Nursing at UW-Milwaukee.  The behavior is UNACCEPTABLE. 

Since this is a board that has a history of discrimination and representatives that seem to forget that they work for the taxpayers of the only 1st class city; and, the population is predominately People of Color - African American over 40%.  

And, since African Americans have had so many complaints against the police department and its brutality and murders of African Americans, the climate is poised for improvements - if wise folk are around the table.  If wise folk work with those they are put in place to "serve" (taxpayers, stakeholders and those hired to represent the fire and police departments) with respect, quality assurance and high standards of "due process"; Milwaukee will begin to turnaround in delivery of services, expectations and self-discipline for all.  The right thing to do here is to honor your neighbor as yourself.  In other words, we must do right by all and NO one is exempt in discipline and appropriate behavior.
It is a NEW Day.

Accountability
We, the People-Milwaukeeans, can not elect and pay individuals that fail their "Oath of office" and violate-fail to honor the Constitutional rights of Milwaukeeans.

We can not have those we ELECT, to appoint and hire individuals that:

  • disrespect us
  • fail to honor our rules of governance
  • fail to include the People at all levels of decision making
  • fail to hold the office held with the highest due process and quality assurance for good government
  • fail to honor the Oath/Mission of office glued to the Peoples Constitutional rights.
NO ONE IS EXEMPT.  NO ONE.
  
MPA LLC has placed the Fire and Police Commission on its "To Do" list for change, innovation, inclusion of neighborhood and census tract representation in planning and implementation; and, improvements in Phase II Invoked Atonement and Reparation 2014/2015.  It starts with this article and is followed by a formal Complaint to the city officers.

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Citizen Board Commissioners

Commissioner Kathryn Hein
Kathryn Hein was appointed to the Board in June, 2008 and elected Vice-Chair in July, 2012. Her term expires in 2018. Currently she is the Assistant Director of the Les Aspin Center for Government at Marquette University where she runs a program placing disadvantaged students in public service internships. She is also a member of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Board of Directors. Prior to her employment at Marquette she served as both District Director and Chief of Staff to Milwaukee Congressman Jerry Kleczka for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 
Commissioner Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan was appointed to the Board in June, 2009 and elected Chair in July, 2012. Her term will expire in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches Cultural Diversity in Health Care in the undergraduate program, and Issues in Women’s Health and Development in the graduate program. Her research is focused on vulnerable populations, and she currently is working with community-dwelling elders with dementia and their family caregivers. She is a board member and academic partner of the Board of Diverse and Resilient whose mission is the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Wisconsin. She also serves as Senior Warden, the highest lay leader, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She is a former board member of Cream City Foundation and Eastside Senior Services and is a proud resident of Sherman Park. Sarah received her PhD in nursing in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA One-On-One mentoring program.
Commissioner Michael M. O'Hear
Michael M. O'Hear was appointed to the Board in October, 2010. His term will expire in 2016. He is a professor and the Associate Dean for Research at Marquette Law School. He is an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter and the author of more than forty scholarly articles on sentencing and criminal procedure. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Following law school, he clerked for United States District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, CT. He then practiced civil and criminal litigation for three years at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago. He joined the Marquette Law School faculty in 2000, and was appointed the Law School's first Associate Dean for Research in 2008. 
Commissioner Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson was appointed to the Board in March, 2013. Her term will expire in 2017. She is the manager of the Hillside Terrace Resource Center for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Milwaukee Area Technical College, is First Vice President of the Mission Ministry and Co-Chair of the New Members Ministry for the Canaan Baptist Church, where she has been a member for 40 years, and is Legislative Liaison of General Baptist State Convention, Inc. She is also involved in local community issues, especially housing and gun control. She was a past Executive Director of Jobs with Peace and a past Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.
Marisabel Cabrera was appointed to the Board in June 2013. Her term will expire in 2018. Ms. Cabrera is a private immigration attorney who runs her own law office in Milwaukee. She is a member of the Council for the Spanish Speaking Board of Directors, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Voces de la Frontera. Ms. Cabrera received her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2002. She also graduated from the University of Madison-Wisconsin in 1998 with degrees in Latin American and Iberian Studies and Spanish.
Steven M. DeVougas was appointed to the Board in September 2013. His term expires in 2018. He is currently an attorney at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, where he practices Labor and Employment Law and Business Litigation. Mr. DeVougas serves on the board of the Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers, where he is a past president, the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, the steering committee for the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and a coordinator for the Milwaukee Justice Center. Prior to his legal career, he worked in Investment Sales at M&I Bank, now BMO Harris. Mr. DeVougas received his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 2007. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2004, with degrees in Economics and English.
Executive Director Michael G. Tobin
Michael G. Tobin, Executive Director, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a graduate of the Wisconsin Military Academy, Wisconsin State Patrol Academy, and the Milwaukee Police Academy. He is experienced in many aspects of fire department services and law enforcement activities. He began his employment with the City of Milwaukee as a police officer. Upon graduation from law school he joined the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office as an Assistant City Attorney where he prosecuted and defended police and fire department employees for almost twenty years in state courts and administrative agencies. He served as a legal advisor for two Milwaukee police chiefs and two Milwaukee fire chiefs. He is a U.S. Army combat veteran and in 2005-2006 was appointed to manage the U.S. military program to reconstruct the civilian justice system nation-wide for the country of Afghanistan. In November, 2007 he was appointed Executive Director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission by Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Common Council.
City Hall
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Room 706A
Milwaukee, WI 53202  
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Southeastern WI Regional Planning Commission - 2050 Vision #3 Worship - Creating the Vision

750 N. Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
September 18, 2014
City Center Milwaukee | Day 18 | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC AHOD - All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative supports the engagement of Vision 2050 Workshops for participation of the Urban constituency of Milwaukee.

TODAY, September 18, 2014
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Memorial Drive
3rd Floor

Time:  5:00pm - 7:00pm

MORE - Sketch Scenarios


MPA LLC will spearhead its 7-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation with the ongoing awareness of engagement of fingerprints-neighborhood prints for Smart Growth in Urban Milwaukee.  MPA LLC 2020 Plan mandates LIKE-MINDS working collaboratively for partnership, leadership, stewardship, scholarship, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, fellowship, citizenship, mentorship and ownership of an Upscaled environment for economic opportunity in Urban Milwaukee.

Events:   
  • Kwanza 2014
  • MPA LLC 2015 AHOD/All Hands on Deck, WE CAN SUMMIT


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Monday, September 15, 2014

ELECTION 2014 - Call for Public Trust - Governor Scott Walker



September 15, 2014
City Center Milwaukee | DAY 15, 2014 |  Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC kicked off the 11-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation with a visit to the offices of Governor Scott Walker, Candidate for Governor Mary Burke and Candidates for Attorney General Susan Happ and Brad Schimel.  We start with the Governor.


Governor
The top of the 2014 ELECTION chain ticket for Wisconsin is the position of Governor.

Scott Walker is the incumbent. His controversial background over the last two-plus years has been with ethical and un-inclusive issues - from his alleged wrongdoing while in office in the position of Milwaukee County Executive - to his infamous state-wide recall for Act 10.  

Governor Walker has also shown his failure to be race-inclusive when it comes to his promise of 250,000 jobs during his first term. 

For our purposes today, we will focus on the Urban city of Milwaukee and African Americans lack of TRUST for Governor Walker.  When the Governor has been on the election stump, African Americans, the largest racial group, are left out of his vision for economic upscale, making Wisconsin appealing and representing the best for all Wisconsinites.  His optics says Caucasian only.  This includes his annual "State of" speeches.

Today, we call for African Americans, People of Color and Work Challenged (Work Challenged represents un-, under-skilled; un-, under-employed; un-, under-financed neighborhood-level businesses; disabled; and re-entry.



Re-entry represents those returning from WAR, INCARCERATION, boomerang employment, boomerang retirement and college-certificated graduates unemployed.) 
Wisconsinites that are economically challenged and need his office support.  We are interested in documenting specific areas of concern from Milwaukeeans.  

It is important to note that Governor Walker's cabinet has shown that they are woefully inadequate when dealing with Urban Milwaukee and its stakeholders.


R-Down:  Sec. of Administration Mike Huebsch - Sec. of Administration, Ex-Sec of Commerce Paul Jadin, Ex-Sec. Health & Human Services Dennis Smith
L-R:  Sec. Reggie Newsom, Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel, and Attorney Greg Murray
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Governor's Cabinet
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC reached out to each of the members above several times to obtain their office services, make them aware of the needed services and sought their presence for speaking as early as 2011 - woeful neglect and discrimination.

Secretary Mike Huebsch and Attorney Greg Murray were sought vigorously to share discriminatory practices and use of $176 millions for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; i.e., Senate Bill 514 and Freshwaters Science building.  Best practices and customer care was not part of the engagement of Secretary Huebsch OR Attorney Murray.

The bill, approved by both the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly, released state capital building funds for four different UWM expansion projects at a total anticipated cost of $176 million:

-- Construction of a School of Freshwater Sciences research building ($50 million)Targeted for the downtown Milwaukee waterfront, this building will be the home for the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences that the State Legislature and Governor Doyle approved in 2009. 

-- Construction of a Kenwood Integrated Research Building ($75 million) To be located at or near the northwest corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, this five- or six-story building will house facilities that advance science, technology, engineering and math education; research; and outreach. 

-- Acquisition of the Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital campus ($31 million) UWM remains engaged in negotiations to acquire and redevelop the 11-acre hospital property adjacent to the university’s current 93-acre campus. 

-- Purchase of a replacement for the Neeskay research vessel ($20 millionA 120-foot research vessel capable of hosting larger scientific crews, conducting extended operations, and navigating research sites using dynamic positioning and state-of-the-art handling capabilities is proposed to replace the university’s Korean War-era transport-tug boat. 

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Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC was the point person for the awareness of the UW-Milwaukee discrimination and involvement as well as to seek methods of involvement of Milwaukeeans.  Resistant and non-responsive.

Glass also provided Amart Growth leadership for the citizenry for the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act shares, "In 2012, on a regular basis to get Governor Walker and his cabinet involved with the Affordable Health Care implementation at the Urban level of Milwaukee, my office called, advocated, and argued for inclusion.  This include Ted Nickel Commissioner of Insurance, Reggie Newsom Secretary of Department of Labor and Dennis Smith Secretary of Health and Human Services.   They all refused to provide information to assist the millions of Wisconsin in desperate need of insurance".

Ted Nickel, Commissioner was cited by MPA LLC with "depraved indifference".

Paul Jadin, Secretary refused to respond to inquiries to assist African Americans in the urban city of Milwaukee for entrepreneurship.

Walker's cabinet was not the only one not responding to inquiries and/or accepting an opportunity to come before the people and share the reason they are paid.  They all refused - Governor Walker, Secretary of Workforce Development, Commissioner Insurance, Health and Human Services, and Paul Jadin, ex-Secretary of Commerce.

One of Walker's noteable visits, outside of Madison, he took a disparging shot at Urban city Milwaukee while visiting - Quad Graphics.

Governor Walker "Dissing" of the City of Milwaukee Calls for him to PUT SKIN in the GAME  


Kudlow
Kudlow was a regular for Governor Walker until Kudlow Report was discontinued.

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Why would Milwaukeeans and Milwaukee County VOTE for this candidate?

The above Code of Conduct by Governor Walker and Secretary of Administration Huebsch  has provided NO leadership regarding the "indescribable" high number of incarcerated African American males in Milwaukee.


THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY
A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.

With the thousands of African American males incarcerated and profiled for prison; AND, mothers and children are left to fend for themselves without the appropriate quality of life and economic development, why should we have individuals in the "positions of leadership" that says nothing and more importantly DO NOTHING to help RE-connect the families of African American and not use the male as a key economic method for Caucasians to make money - today's human trafficking and slave-imprisonment for trade.
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Next is a visit to Governor Candidate MARY BURKE.


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This is an "UPDATED" and corrected article.

Friday, September 12, 2014

SEWRPC Vision 2050 - #3 Third Round for URBAN Milwaukee Scheduled Thursday, September 18, 2014


R E M I N D E R 
Milwaukee Workshop - Thursday, September 18, 2014
September 12, 2014
City Center Milwaukee | DAY 12 | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC Transition Phase II - Invoked Atonement and Reparation assessment reminder for Thursday, September 18, 2014 "input" for urban Milwaukee.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time:  5pm - 7:00pm
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center 
750 N. Memorial Drive - 3rd Floor
Milwaukee

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Visioning Workshops

 
Visioning Workshops #3 – September 2014
A third round of interactive visioning workshops—seven workshops, one in each county—has been scheduled for September (register here). Attendees at these public workshops will be guided through the exploration of several different sketch-level land use and transportation scenarios.
The purpose of the workshops is to let you decide for yourself what type of future you think the Region should try to move toward. You can also explore and provide feedback on the scenarios online. Here’s what to expect when you attend a workshop:
  • What are Sketch Scenarios?
Each sketch scenario will include different assumptions about the Region’s land development pattern and transportation system. For example, a baseline scenario will illustrate what continuing current trends in declining urban density and reduced transit service could look like in the year 2050. Another scenario will assume future development occurring at high densities, with heavy reinvestment in existing communities and infrastructure, thus reversing current trends. Some scenarios will vary in how transit service is provided; whether the Region focuses on improving existing bus services or also develops a fixed-guideway transit system—for example, light rail, bus rapid transit, or commuter rail—with highly compact, transit-oriented development around its stations.
  • Providing Feedback on the Scenarios
Staff will ask you what you believe are the most important factors to consider when comparing scenarios. We will have information available about how each scenario would perform related to a number of different factors. You will then be able to use this information and your personal preferences to compare the scenarios and tell us what you like or would prefer to see changed under any or all of the scenarios. Your feedback could be related to certain concepts or ideas presented in a scenario, or it could be about specific locations where you think a certain concept or idea would be appropriate or inappropriate.
  • Using Feedback to Develop Detailed Alternative Plans
Your feedback on the sketch scenarios will be considered as staff develops more detailed alternative land use and transportation plans, based on concepts presented in the sketch scenarios. Each alternative plan will include a specific land development pattern and transportation system, representing alternative visions for the Region. They will be thoroughly evaluated—more in-depth than the sketch scenarios—and presented for public input in 2015.
 taken from SEWRPC
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Help erase RACIAL bias, an AHOD call to action

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TRANSITION - MPA - LLC 11-Month Atonement & Reparation
DAY 6 - September 6, 2014

 Hi Everybody!

This is the first Call for Racial Alert for better and best relationships between cultures and ethnic groups.

"Race" is one of those issues that will send us to separate and 'divided' corners with the mention of the word.

First of all, we must recognize that we have years of thoughts that allow us to form our thinking - some good, some scary, some baseless and some TRUE.

It is through "enlightenment", individual and group experiences that we can progressively change.

Bad behavior is just that, bad behavior.
We recognize it. We act immediately through feelings.

Helping to erase "policies and processes" that perpetuate racial inequality is a great step toward better race relations.

RESPECT-4-RESPECT is a must.

Our "real history" in America tells us about how one race, its genders, and its class structures has been treated. Embedding more "hate", oppression, name calling and swearing hurts the good and goodwill process.

Whereas it is clear that there is constant and disproportionate amount of disenfranchisement of individuals of our city and across the country, we must case-by-case address them and begin to eradicate the "strangle-hold" of racism.

NO one race is all right and all wrong. We all have human and UNACCEPTABLE behavior.

We can see the benefit in more communications to remove denials and "privileged thinking" that is wrong and can not be tolerated.
CLICK below and Think about,
http://youtu.be/uoxRjY7VDiA