AN URGENT UPDATE ON THE AMENDMENT REGARDING FUNDING FOR THE WEHR NATURE CENTER
As you know, we have been working diligently to gain the support of the Milwaukee County Supervisors through a budget amendment that reinstates funding for the UW Extension positions currently assigned to the Wehr Nature Center. Click here for more information.
As I reported to you on November 3rd, an amendment was before the Finance Committee. However, coming out of the Finance Committee this afternoon a total of three amendments regarding the Wehr Nature Center Funding will now appear before the full County Board on Monday, November 10th. Let me explain. Both Supervisors Cullen and Taylor drafted their own amendment – that makes two. Then Supervisors Cullen and Taylor worked together to combine their amendments, which resulted in the “Cullen/Taylor Amendment” – that makes three. Instead of presenting the combined amendment to the full board, the Finance Committee has decided to present all three. You can imagine the confusion this creates.
So what is next? If you have not already contacted your County Supervisor, but plan on doing so, it is imperative that you clearly ask for their support of the combined Cullen/Taylor amendment. If you have already contacted your County Supervisor and wish to contact them again, please do so by clearly asking them to support the combined Cullen/Taylor amendment. If you have already contacted your County Supervisor, but do not wish to make yet another call or send another email – we understand. We thank you for all that you have done.
Thank you all for your continued support as we work to keep the staffing at the Wehr Nature Center intact while at the same time work toward the long term sustainability of the Center. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need clarification. Time is of the essence – the full County Board will be considering the three amendments at the November 10th Full Board meeting.
Paul Brings, President
Friends of Wehr Board
Milwaukee County Board – Contact Information
|Please contact your respective County Board Representative as well as Willie Johnson, Jr. or David Cullen, since they are the Finance Committee Co-Chairs.|
|Please clearly ask them to support the combined Cullen/Taylor amendment|
|Non-Milwaukee County Residents – Please contact Willie Johnson, Jr. or Dave Cullen, the Co-Chairs of the Finance committee
(phone numbers below).
|Time is of the essence. Please act now. Thank you.|
|District||Supervisor||Additional Board Positions||Phone Number||Email Address|
|1||Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.||email@example.com|
|4||Marina Dimitrijevic||Also serves as Chairwomanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||Vacant||Contact Marina Dimitrijevic (Chairwoman)||email@example.com|
|6||James “Luigi” Schmittfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||Michael Mayo, Sr.||email@example.com|
|9||Steve Taylor||Also serves as Second Vice-Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12||Peggy Romo West||Also serves as First Vice-Chairemail@example.com|
|13||Willie Johnson, Jr.||Also serves as Finance Committee Co-Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||David Cullen||Also serves as Finance Committee Co-Chairemail@example.com|
|16||John Weishan, Jr.||414-278-4255||John.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact Information For John Dargle, Milwaukee County Parks Director|
|Phone Number: 414-257-4774|
|Email Address: email@example.com|
|Address:||9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226|
|Mailing Address for Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors|
|Milwaukee County Courthouse|
|901 North 9th Street, Room 201|
|Milwaukee, WI 53233|