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File #: 171524    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 2/6/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the City Clerk’s Office to prepare and issue a request for proposals to conduct a comprehensive operations audit of the Health Department.
Sponsors: ALD. STAMPER, ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. BORKOWSKI, ALD. COGGS, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. MURPHY, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. JOHNSON
Indexes: GOVERNMENT AUDITING, HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Attachments: 1. Proposed Substitute
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/15/20182 MAYOR RETURNED NOT SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/6/20182 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Added Co sponsors: Hamilton, Murphy, Kovac, Rainey, and Johnson There were no objections.
Pass14:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20181 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Sponsor Ald. Zielinski
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/25/20182 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/18/20181 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
171524
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. STAMPER, ZIELINSKI, PEREZ, BORKOWSKI, LEWIS, COGGS, HAMILTON, MURPHY, KOVAC, RAINEY, AND JOHNSON
Title
Substitute resolution directing the City Clerk’s Office to prepare and issue a request for proposals to conduct a comprehensive operations audit of the Health Department.
Analysis
This resolution directs the City Clerk’s Office to prepare and issue a request for proposals to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Health Department’s operations and finances over the past five years (2013-2017). The selected auditor shall provide monthly progress reports on the audit to the Steering and Rules Committee and a comprehensive report of findings within 90 days.
Body
Whereas, Common Council members have expressed concerns over the adequacy and accuracy of data provided by the Milwaukee Health Department in relation to its operations and programs; and

Whereas, Repeated attempts by Common Council members, including the chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee, to evaluate the effectiveness of Health Department-run programs have been met by obstruction and even derision by representatives of the Health Department; and

Whereas, The failure of the Health Department to notify thousands of families that their children have tested positive for elevated levels of lead in their blood represents a catastrophic failure of the current administration; and

Whereas, An investigation by an independent third party would provide the information about the operations and finances of the Health Department and its programs that Common Council members have been seeking; and

Whereas, The Common Council is particularly interested in an identification, by race and aldermanic district, of the number of Milwaukee children identified to have elevated blood lead levels, the number of families that were inadequately informed about the results of blood lead testing, and the number of children that did and did not receive tr...

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