|Senator Roberta Darling, Senator Lena Taylor & Senator LaTonya Johnson - Lady Senators representing Milwaukee|
All 3 of the senators can relate to the importance of having employment attainment as each SENATOR has worked in the marketplace - (Darling - teacher and marketing; Johnson - childcare provider and trade union worker; and, Taylor - attorney).
We ask the 3 well-seasoned senators for a full-throated citizen/Employee-Employer commitment to assist MPA LLC to connect the hot spot of Menominee Falls to high numbers of under- and un-employed Milwaukeeans who need "public transportation" in huge numbers.
We seek the following from the Senators as they apply. They are:
- Contacts for the following companies in Menominee Falls
- Briggs & Stratton
- EnSyc Energy
- Harley Davidson
- Radisson Hotel
- Sam's Club
- Scan Pac
- Wacker Neuson
- Contact WISDOT.
- Contact for Menominee Falls Chamber of Commerce.
- Referrals for contact - trade unions, business association, workforce group, personnel/employment agencies, education sites, and transportation sites (Riteway, Coach, etc.)
- Projects, programs, pathways for re-entry populations (prison, armed services, retirement, disabled, and on.
- Legislation on the books that promote the engagement of Employment in densely populated urban areas.
- Information about Menominee Falls Industrial Park Economic Development Master Fund and Business Development Loan Pool.
Mary Glass, MPA LLC, said, "Our investigation shows a lack of due diligence by Black Health Coalition of WI, Milwaukee Inner-city Congregation Allied for Hope and Milwaukee County Transit System. Our discussion with a sampling of the Ridership from 10 companies (Arandell, Briggs & Stratton, FedEx, Harley Davidson, EnSync Energy, Radisson Hotel, Sam's Club, Scan Pac, Wacker Neuson, and Woodman's) and Arandell Human Resource revealed a lack of due diligence by those given the responsibility of oversight. They failed to speak and/or communicate with them".
MPA LLC sees a colossal opportunity of impacting Enduring Concentrated Poverty in Milwaukee through employment attainment - matching employees of the city of Milwaukee to a hotspot - Menominee Falls Industrial Park via public transportation.
MFIP/Menominee Falls Industrial Park is the natural hub for "employment development" that has begun to grow with companies seeking and hiring employees from Milwaukee.
It is a place that with public transportation opportunities of the lawsuit for Route 279, funding and resources from the FAST Act, and regional partners of high school, 2-year and 4-year schools for interns and full-time staff can become an explosive engine for employment in Southeastern Wisconsin that calms risky behavior due to lack of employment, disparity and lack of aspiration.
MFIP is ideal for a North/South BRT and the environmental concerns brought on by WISDOT.
Our core participants in our survey spoke of 10-12 months hired in MFIP. We also had individuals with 2 years on the job and a couple of the Ridership with three years working at companies. We know those who have been out there for 3 years have found the public transportation a plus since they rode Route 279 up to the time it was pulled.
The Ridership are now reporting that they have to walk 2 - 2.5 miles to work and the same after work - 8pm and 11pm. Given the employees are female and male, there are no sidewalks both ways, upcoming weather and leaving when it is dark, there are safety concerns. The odds increase to NOT holding on to the job due to lack of public transportation. We are also told about the daily tardiness that is a concern.
The City of Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County and the City of Menominee Falls is in Waukesha County.
We are specifically interested in Milwaukee County Transit System bus public transportation North of Milwaukee, from Park Place & Liberty Drive, that connects Menominee Falls Industrial Park via Park Place through County Line Road (Fountain to Pilgrim Road - Park/ride lot Bus route 79).
- Committee on Education
- Committee on Finance (Chair)
- Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue (Vice-Chair)
- Joint Committee on Employment Relations
- Joint Committee on Finance (Co-Chair)
- Joint Legislative Council
Senator Lena Taylor is sought for representation of the North Milwaukee area that connects to Menominee Falls for District 4 in Milwaukee as well as:
- Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
- Joint Committee on Finance
- Joint Legislative Council
- Law Revision Committee
- Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Impediments to Ex-Offender Employment