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File #: 200636    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/22/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to expenditures from the Department of Public Works’ Reckless Driving Task Force Initiatives special fund.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY
Indexes: CITY-COUNTY CARJACKING AND RECKLESS DRIVING TASK FORCE
Number
200636
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference
200094
190063
181420

Sponsor
ALD. MURPHY

Title
Resolution relating to expenditures from the Department of Public Works’ Reckless Driving Task Force Initiatives special fund.

Analysis
This resolution says that the Department of Public Works may use a consultant to develop a seed grant program that will provide funding to neighborhood groups to develop their own public service announcements related to reckless driving. It also says that the Comptroller is authorized to transfer such funds which are available for this purpose to appropriate Project/Grant accounts and that the Department of Public Works is authorized to use the funding as described.

Body

Whereas, Carjacking and reckless driving in the city and county have created significant risks to the health and safety of the community; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee recognizes a need for taking a proactive and prevention-oriented approach to decrease the number of carjacking and reckless driving incidents and cases; and

Whereas, The Common Council adopted Resolution File Number 181420 on January 14, 2019, creating a City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force; and

Whereas, The City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force issued its final report and recommendations in June, 2020; and

Whereas, Funds totaling $110,000 were appropriated in the City of Milwaukee’s 2020 Budget in the Department of Public Works’ Reckless Driving Task Force Initiatives special fund to begin implementing the task force’s recommendations; and

Whereas, The first recommendation of the Prevention and Education Subcommittee was to conduct public information campaigns; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Department of Public Works may use a consultant to develop a seed grant program that will provide funding to neighborhood groups to develop their own public service announcements related to reckles...

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