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File #: 191463    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/21/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the Administration Director to develop and present a plan to the Common Council for implementing a pilot SEED universal basic income program based on the Stockton model.
Sponsors: ALD. LEWIS, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. COGGS, ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. STAMPER
Indexes: INCOME
Attachments: 1. E-Mail in Support
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/30/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Hamilton, Ald. Bauman, Ald. Rainey and Ald. Stamper asked to be added as co-sponsors. There were no objections.
Pass10:5 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/8/20200 COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individuals present: Ald. Lewis and Ald. Coggs Sharon Robinson - Director of Administration Ald. Johnson added as a co-sponsor.
Pass4:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/17/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

191463

 

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. LEWIS, KOVAC, COGGS, JOHNSON, HAMILTON, BAUMAN, RAINEY AND STAMPER

Title

Resolution directing the Administration Director to develop and present a plan to the Common Council for implementing a pilot SEED universal basic income program based on the Stockton model.

Analysis

This resolution directs the Administration Director to develop and present a plan to the Common Council for implementing a pilot SEED universal basic income program based on the Stockton model. The Administration Director shall present this plan to the Common Council within 4 months of adoption of this resolution.

Body

Whereas, The 2020 Budget was adopted by Common Council File Number 190001 on November 26, 2019; and

 

Whereas, Amendment 7B placed a footnote in the Budget stating, “The Administration Director shall develop and present to the Common Council a plan for implementing a pilot SEED universal basic income program based on the Stockton model”; and

 

Whereas, In February, 2019, the city of Stockton, California piloted the country’s first municipal guaranteed income initiative; and

 

Whereas, The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) program gives 125 Stockton residents an unconditional $500-a-month payment for 18 months; and

 

Whereas, Guaranteed income programs allow low-income and working class individuals to decide for themselves where extra income would help the most; and

 

Whereas, Preliminary reports from Stockton indicate that the majority of participants spent their funds on food, merchandise, and utilities; and

 

Whereas, Milwaukee suffers from many of the same racial and economic disparities that Stockton aimed to overcome through this program; and

 

Whereas, Universal basic income could significantly improve the lives of Milwaukee residents who live at or below the poverty line; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Administration Director is directed to develop and present a plan to the Common Council for implementing a SEED universal basic income program based on the Stockton model; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Administration Director shall present this plan to the Common Council within 4 months of adoption of this resolution.

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB175709-1

Luke Knapp

12/13/2019