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File #: 200409    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/13/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the Commissioner of the Milwaukee Health Department to establish a program under which all City residents may receive a face mask without charge upon request.
Sponsors: ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC, ALD. COGGS
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/5/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/13/20200 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Ald. Coggs
   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/13/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/9/20200 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: MHD Commissioner - Jeanette Kowalik MHD Health Budget Adm Manager - Mark Yatchak
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/7/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

200409

 

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC AND COGGS

 

Title

Resolution directing the Commissioner of the Milwaukee Health Department to establish a program under which all City residents may receive a face mask without charge upon request.

 

Analysis

This resolution directs the Commissioner of the Milwaukee Health Department to establish a program under which all CIty residents may receive a face mask without charge upon request.  It also authorizes the receipt of gifts in cash and in-kind to further the intent of this resolution.

 

Body

Whereas, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the entire CIty of Milwaukee; and

 

Whereas, From the beginning, the effects of this pandemic have disproportionately fallen on the City's poorest residents; and

 

Whereas, A broad range of agencies including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have recommended the wearing of fabric masks as an effective tool to slow the spread of this virus; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the CIty of Milwaukee that the Commissioner of the Milwaukee Health Department is directed to establish a program under which any City residents may receive a face mask without charge upon request; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That a goal of this program shall be the provision of a mask to no fewer than half of the CIty's 600,000 residents; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Milwaukee Health Department is authorized, under s. 304-24 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances, to accept cash donations of up to $100,000, in-kind donations, and to expend any funds received to fulfill the intent of this resolution; and be it

 

Further Resolved, That the CIty Comptroller is directed to establish the necessary accounts and accounting procedures to carry out the intent of this resolution; and be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Milwaukee Health Department shall report to the Common Council as to the status of this program within 60 days of the effective date of this resolution.

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

James R. Owczarski

July 6, 2020