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File #: 230357    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2023 In control: STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/11/2023
Effective date: 7/29/2023    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to a city sales and use tax.
Sponsors: ALD. PEREZ
Attachments: 1. Fire and Police Commission Director Letter, 2. Building Advantage Memo in Support, 3. Milw Area Service and Hospitality Workers Letter in Support, 4. Two E-Mails to Ald. Dimitrijevic in Support, 5. 13 E-Comments in Support, 6. Safe and Support E-Mail in Support, 7. Sen. LaTonya Johnson Testimony, 8. Rep. Kalan Haywood Testimony, 9. Milwaukee Area Labor Council in Support, 10. Forward Latino - Support, 11. Mandel - Support, 12. Nettles - Support, 13. Snell - Support, 14. Spink - Support, 15. Wesley - Support, 16. Randall - Support, 17. Notestein - Support, 18. Brady - Support, 19. Sign In Sheets, 20. City Attorney Approval, 21. Ald. Dimitrijevic Letter to Constituents in Support, 22. Sierra Club Great Waters Group Letter of Support, 23. Motion on the Council floor, 24. Notice published 7/28/2023
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/28/20232 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/20232 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Ald. Dimitrijevic moved to add the following uncodified provision ordinance: The City of Milwaukee elects to join the Wisconsin Retirement System for all new employees in accordance to the provisions of 2023 ACT 12, and the appropiate city officials are directed to complete the Resolution of Inclusion Under the Wisconsin Retirement System pursuant to 2023 Act 12. Ald. Dimitrijevic moved for the passage of amended. Ald. Stamper moved to call for recess at 10:01 am. There were no objections. The meeting reconvened at 10:51 am. The City's Clerk took attendance. All the members were present. Ald. Bauman, Ald. Pratt, Ald. Zamarripa, Ald. Taylor, Ald. Chambers, Ald. Coggs, Ald. Stamper and Ald. Dimitrijevic shared their thoughts.
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/11/20232 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass12:3 Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Public speakers: Tim Sheehy - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - supports State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera - supports State Rep. Kalan Haywood - supports State Rep. Evan Goyke - supports Mark Pelzek -- President of AFSCME - supports Peggy Williams-Smith - President and CEO of Visit Milwaukee - supports Craig Mastantuono - attorney - supports Bruce Westling - involved in commercial real estate - supports Dr. Michele Bria - CEO of Journey House and serves on the library board - supports Darryl Morion - Forward Latino - supports Fire Chief Lipski - supports Joel Brennan - President of the Greater Milwaukee Committee - supports Dr. Eve Hall - CEO Milwaukee Urban League - supports Gerard Randall - EXC Director Milwaukee Education Partnership - supports Mike Brady - supports Julie Kerksick - supports Patina Lawson - doesn't support; wants waste spending cut Mark Sain - President of the Trustee Board for the Milwaukee Public Library - supports Marty Wall - former city employee - had some questions. No stated position.
Pass6:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/20/20230 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

A substitute ordinance relating to a city sales and use tax.
304-100 cr
This ordinance establishes a 2% sales and use tax applying to the sale of certain goods and services within the city of Milwaukee, and provides that tax revenues shall be used to fund public safety services and payments to the city retirement system.
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 304-100 of the code is created to read:

304-100. Sales and Use Tax.
1. AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE. This section is enacted under the authority of s. 77.701, Wis. Stats. The revenue from the city sales and use tax imposed under this section shall be used for payments to the city retirement system and for public safety services.
2. IMPOSITION OF TAX. A city sales and use tax shall be imposed in the manner and to the extent permitted under subch. V of ch. 77, Wis. Stats.
3. SALES AND USE TAX RATE. The city sales and use tax imposed by this section shall be at the rate of 2.0%.
4. EFFECTIVE DATE. The sales and use tax imposed by this section shall take effect January 1, 2024.
5. APPLICATION OF SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE. Revenue from the city sales and use tax, less a percentage retained by the Wisconsin department of revenue for administrative purposes, shall be applied as follows:
a. Annually, no more than 90% of the amount of the revenue generated under this section in 2024 shall be used to offset the actual costs of the city’s required payment under s. 62.625, Wis. Stats., toward the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the city’s retirement system, and to offset the increase in participating city agency employer contribution costs from 2022 to the current year, as set forth in s. 77.701(2)(a), Wis. Stats.
b. An amount equal to the revenue derived from 10% of the amount of revenue generated under this section in 2024 shall be used to maintain a ...

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