Abele-O-MeterTracking the promises of Chris Abele
"Will convene leaders from public and private companies to identify a long-term plan to tackle the County’s long-term debt program."
Will "use the proceeds from the sale of underused county facilities to help accelerate debt repayment as part of his Milwaukee County facilities and energy reform plan."
Over the next year will "work with key stakeholders to finally develop a plan to invest $36.6 million in federal transit funds designated for Milwaukee County that have for too long sat idle as a result of partisan bickering."
"Establish an official framework to guide consolidation of services and functions between County, State and local governments."
Will "introduce a no-tax increase County budget."
"As Milwaukee County Executive, Chris Abele will not raise your taxes."
"Will grant a short-term property tax exemption for new small business startups based on new net jobs created in Milwaukee County."
Will establish "a final Park East Plan that will turn the vacant land into job-generating development."
Will "implement a real jobs strategy for Milwaukee County, including establishment of a final Park East Plan that will turn the vacant land into job-generating development."
Will "remove roadblocks to development in land parcels like the Park East, and he will sell at competitive terms unused and underused land and building assets to companies and entrepreneurs who want to start or expand business ventures."
Will "sell at competitive terms unused and underused land and building assets to companies and entrepreneurs who want to start or expand business ventures."
Will direct revenue from land and building sales "into a segregated fund to provide loans and grants to businesspeople eager to launch or expand ventures but are having trouble finding startup capital in the current tight credit market."
Will overhaul "the transit system to ensure residents without transportation are connected to the highest density of employers, as well as job training centers like MATC, MSOE, UWM and when possible, using smarter routes during shift changes and rush hour."
Will, as one of his first acts as county executive, "order a comprehensive audit of county land and building assets, identify those that are unneeded or underused, and then deliver a plan to transform those assets into job generators."
"As County Executive, I’ll freeze the executive office budget and cut perks like cars and cell phones."
"Abele pledged to work with stakeholders from all sides to combine employees from Milwaukee County, the State of Wisconsin, local municipalities, school districts, and other government entities to establish and focus on growing a purchasing pool large enough to negotiate lower costs in the health care marketplace."
Abele said that, if elected, he would move the county’s economic development office into the same building as Milwaukee’s Department of City Development.