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File #: 171774    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/27/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the office of the Comptroller to prepare and issue a request for proposals for the conduct of an audit of the Milwaukee Health Department's lead abatement programs and appropriating up to $250,000 from the Common Council contingent fund for this purpose.
Sponsors: ALD. STAMPER, ALD. PEREZ
Indexes: GOVERNMENT AUDITING, HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LEAD POISONING
Attachments: 1. Bevan K. Baker Media Statement_Final
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/4/20180 MAYOR RETURNED NOT SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/27/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/8/20180 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Marty Matson - Comptroller Adam Figon - Auditor Manager MHD Commissioner - Patricia McMannus Sarah Zarate - Public Health Planning and Policy Director Ald. Borkowski moved a Statement Regarding Childhhood Lead Poisoning Program Internal Investigation submitted by Mr. Bevan Baker, be made part of the permanent record. There were no objections.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/1/20180 CITY CLERK ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
171774

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference
171524

Sponsor
ALD. STAMPER AND PEREZ
Title
Resolution directing the office of the Comptroller to prepare and issue a request for proposals for the conduct of an audit of the Milwaukee Health Department's lead abatement programs and appropriating up to $250,000 from the Common Council contingent fund for this purpose.
Analysis
This resolution directs the office of the Comptroller to prepare and issue a request for proposals for the conduct of an audit of the Milwaukee Health Department's lead abatement programs. It further appropriates up to $250,000 from the Common Council contingent fund for this purpose.
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, 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 department's lead 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 treatment or lead abatement to their living environments to address elevated blood lead levels; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the office of the Comptroller is directed to prepare and issue a request for proposals for the conduct of an audit of the Milwaukee Health Department's lead abatement programs and; be it

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