It oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on the Research Park and the Airport Business Park.
The Milwaukee County Economic and Community Development Committee is the decision making seven-member group that has the authority of decision regarding the 1, 2, 4 and 7 blocks of the Park East real estate. More importantly, it is the elected committee responsibility to vet their decision with that of the People. The 7-member body consist of:
Supervisor Patricia Jursik, Chair - District 8
It is crucial that the taxpayers of the city and county are at the table at this point. They are the ones with the 30-year commitment tied to this deal. They are the owners of the real estate, tax credits, bonds, resolutions, staff and personnel engagement. Therefore, any component of the deal must factor in the overall benefits and profits to gain by the People - their constituents.
Based on the final vote, two members of the committee were prepared to "RUBBER STAMP" the deal. They were:
|L-R: Supervisor Martin Weddle, District 5 and Supervisor Khalif Rainey - District 2|
- Supervisor and Vice Chair Martin Weddle - District 5
- Supervisor Khalif Rainey - District 2