Friday, December 19th, 2014

Promises about Government Efficiency on Abele-O-Meter

Consolidation of municipal services

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

Sell unused and underused land and buildings

Will "sell at competitive terms unused and underused land and building assets to companies and entrepreneurs who want to start or expand business ventures."

Create plan to turn county property into 'job generators'

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."

Freeze executive office spending, cut perks

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

Combine state, local public employees into buying pool for health insurance

"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."

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.