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File #: 190449    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/26/2019
Effective date: 12/13/2019    
Title: An ordinance creating the office of veterans’ affairs.
Sponsors: ALD. LEWIS
Indexes: OFFICE OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, VETERANS
Attachments: 1. Letter of Support from the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 2. City of Milwaukee Veteran Employees.pdf, 3. Proof of Publication
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/4/20190 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/26/20190 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/14/20190 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGEPass7:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/27/20190 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Held at the request of the sponsor who could not be present.
Pass6:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/18/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
190449
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. LEWIS
Title
An ordinance creating the office of veterans’ affairs.
Sections
380 cr
Analysis
This ordinance creates an office of veterans’ affairs and a veterans’ affairs advisory council under the supervision of the office of the common council - city clerk which shall be responsible for the administration, coordination and implementation of the city’s policies relating to the special needs of the city’s military veteran residents, their families and caregivers.
Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Chapter 380 of the code is created to read:

CHAPTER 380

OFFICE OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

380-1. Creation. There is created an office of veterans’ affairs in the office of the common council - city clerk which shall be responsible for the administration, coordination and implementation of the city’s policies relating to the special needs of the city’s military veteran residents, their families and caregivers. In this chapter, the term “veteran” shall mean a person who has served in the active military service of the United States and who has been released from such service, other than by dishonorable discharge, or who has been furloughed to the reserve.

380-3. Administration. Under the direction of the city clerk, the office of veterans’ affairs shall be administered by an executive director.

380-5. Duties. The executive director of the office of veterans’ affairs shall:
1. Identify issues central to the rights and needs of the city’s veteran residents, their families and caregivers.
2. Identify barriers faced by the city’s veteran residents to existing municipal resources and services and present recommendations for removing those barriers.
3. Develop and implement veteran-centered policies, plans and programs related to the special needs of the city’s veteran residents, their families and caregivers.
4. Promote opportunities for the city’s vet...

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