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File #: 210512    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to expanding the City of Milwaukee’s programs to reduce childhood lead poisoning and appropriating funds for this purpose.
Sponsors: ALD. PEREZ
Attachments: 1. Letter to AG Kaul from Ald. Perez, 2. COLE ARPA proposal.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/15/20210 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Sponsor - Ald. Perez MHD - Kirsten Johnson Dennis Yaccarino - Budget and Management
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/12/20211 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/7/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
210512
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. PEREZ
Title
Substitute resolution relating to expanding the City of Milwaukee’s programs to reduce childhood lead poisoning and appropriating funds for this purpose.
Analysis
This resolution appropriates not more than $97,724,000 from funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act between 2021 and 2024 to be used by the Health Department for programs to reduce lead-poisoning among the children of Milwaukee. The appropriation shall be allocated in the following programs and amounts:

1. $50,000,000 for lead abatement of residential properties subject to lead-abatement orders.
2. $5,000,000 for low-income homeowners to make critical property maintenance repairs.
3. $6,000,000 to temporarily house families displaced during lead abatement of their dwellings.
4. $5,000,000 for community-based organizations to recruit, train, certify and place 200 lead-abatement workers and 50 lead-abatement supervisors from neighborhoods highly impacted by the COVID pandemic to work in new teams with local lead-abatement contractors.
5. $17,000,000 to fund the costs of reducing the threshold for ordering and abating lead-poisoning hazards from cases of lead-poisoning of 20 mcg/dL to cases of 5 mcg/dL.
6. $5,000,000 to fund 32 lead outreach and education workers to staff clinics and go door-to-door in neighborhoods with high concentrations of blood-lead poisoning.
7. $1,000,000 to purchase and distribute 7,200 Healthy Home Kits containing water filters and replacement filters, and educational materials on lead-poisoning risks in the home to mothers in the Birthing Moms Pilot Project.
8. $3,500,000 to purchase 30,000 Healthy Home Kits and to fund the recruitment, training and supervision of 3 water filter technicians by community partners to distribute the kits in the broader community and install water filters.
9. $4,000,000 to hire 18 Licensed Practical Nurses to conduct 18,000 onsite, blood-lead level t...

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