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File #: 180185    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/10/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation relating to the appointment of the executive secretary of the board of fire and police commissioners in a city of the 1st class.
Sponsors: ALD. DONOVAN, ALD. BORKOWSKI
Indexes: FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSION, INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS DIVISION
Attachments: 1. Mayor's Veto Letter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/10/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Donovan moved to skip the reading of the Mayor's veto message. There were no objections.
Pass13:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/29/20181 MAYOR VETOED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Donovan - Sponsor
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/11/20181 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass3:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/31/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Donovan - Sponsor Held in order to amend language
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/8/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
180185
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
160538
Sponsor
ALD. DONOVAN, BORKOWSKI
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation relating to the appointment of the executive secretary of the board of fire and police commissioners in a city of the 1st class.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Affairs Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation to amend ss. 62.50 and 62.51, Wis. Stats., to provide that the executive secretary of the board of fire and police commissioners in a city of the 1st class is appointed by the board (rather than by the mayor), subject to confirmation by the common council.
Body
Whereas, The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission was created in 1885 to provide a public safety oversight body that was responsive to the community and that shielded police and fire services from political influences; and

Whereas, Prior to creation of the Fire and Police Commission, the fire and police chiefs were appointed by the Mayor, thereby making these positions likely candidates for political patronage; and

Whereas, After the Commission was created, the chiefs were appointed by the citizens serving on the Fire and Police Commission; and

Whereas, For over 100 years (1885 - 1988), the Fire and Police Commission also appointed its executive secretary (a/k/a executive director), helping to keep that position out of the political realm as well; and

Whereas, In 1988, a change in State law authorized the mayor of a 1st class city to appoint the executive secretary of the fire and police commission, thereby interjecting politics in the appointment process; and

Whereas, Because of this change in State law, Milwaukee is the only city in Wisconsin where the lead staff person of the fire and police commission is appointed by the mayor; now, therefore, be it

Resolved,...

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