Friday, October 24th, 2014

Promise Kept rulings on the Abele-O-Meter

Convene panel on long-term debt

"Will convene leaders from public and private companies to identify a long-term plan to tackle the County’s long-term debt program."

Develop a plan to spend federal transit funds

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."

Consolidation of municipal services

"Establish an official framework to guide consolidation of services and functions between County, State and local governments."

Proposed budget won't have tax increase

Will "introduce a no-tax increase County budget."

Remove roadblocks to 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."

Freeze executive office spending, cut perks

"As County Executive, I’ll freeze the executive office budget and cut perks like cars and cell phones."

Move county economic development office close to Milwaukee office

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.