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Meeting Name: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/21/2008 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 301-B, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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     The Judiciary and Legislation Committee may convene into closed session at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, July 21, 2008 in Room 301-B, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pursuant to s. 19.85(1)(g), Wis. Stats., for the purpose of conferring with the City Attorney who is rendering advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the City with respect to an item that may be subject to litigation and for the purpose of conferring with the City Attorney who is rendering advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the City with respect for Item #1...Resolution authorizing settlement in the case entitled Morales v. Jones, et al. and Item #2...Resolution authorizing settlement of US Oil v. City, tax assessment case and then will go into open session for the regular agenda.

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowski moved that the Judiciary and Legislation Committee convene into closed session pursuant to s. 19.85(1)(g), Wis. Stats., for the purpose of conferring with the City Attorney who is rendering advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the City with respect to an item that may be subject to litigation and for the purpose of conferring with the City Attorney who is rendering advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the City with respect for Item #1...Resolution authorizing settlement in the case entitled Morales v. Jones, et al. and Item #2...Resolution authorizing settlement of US Oil v. City, tax assessment case and then will go into open session for the regular agenda. Roll call: Ayes - Ald. Donovan, Ald. Witkowski, Ald. Hamilton - 3 Excused: Ald. Davis and Ald. Bohl - 2 Ald. Davis arrived during the closed session at 1:37 P.M. Ald. Bohl arrived during the closed session at 1:38 P.M. Individuals present: Miriam Hurwitz, Ellen Tangen and Grant Langley - City Attorney's Office Steve Mahan - Community Block Grant Administration Jan Smokowicz - City Attorney's Office Jim Michalski - Comptroller's Office
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080448 01.ResolutionResolution authorizing settlement in the case entitled Morales v. Jones, et al.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Not available
080396 02.ResolutionResolution authorizing settlement of US Oil v. City, tax assessment case.

Minutes note: Held as no agreement has been reached.
HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass5:0 Action details Not available
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080393 03.ResolutionResolution canceling a City invoice against Super Excavators.

Minutes note: Individual present: Megan Crump - City Attorney's Office
RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass4:0 Action details Not available
080353 04.ResolutionResolution approving revised Municipal Court Non-Traffic and Boating Deposit Schedules.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass4:0 Action details Not available
080418 05a.CommunicationCommunication transmitting petitions relating to requiring employers to provide paid sick days for persons they employ in the City of Milwaukee.

Minutes note: City staff present: Ron Leonhardt - City Clerk Tom Miller - City Attorney's Office Supporters: Amy Stear - 9to5 Sheila Cochran - Milwaukee Area Labor Council Pastor Jeanetta Perry - Calvary Hill Temple Patricia McManus - Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin Peter Blewett - Milwaukee Public Schools Board Mr. Blewett provided a letter for the file. Jennifer Epps - Good Jobs/Livable Neighborhoods Paula Penebaker - YWCA of Greater Milwaukee Bonnie Brusky - Milwaukee Public Schools/Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association Sherry Johnson - 9to5 Jayme Montgomery - Campaign Against Violence David Palmer - 3535 N. 79th St. Ellen Bravo - 8118 W. Lynmar Terrace Lisa Craig - 9to5 Larry Miller - 8118 W. Lynmar Terrace Dennis Oulahan - Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association Lee Henderson - Coalition of Black Trade Unionist, AFSCME Retiree's Chapter 36, ACLU (Milw. Chapter) Opponent: Jaime Maliszewski - 5230 S. 13th St. - RPW, Inc.
RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass5:0 Action details Not available
080419 05b.ResolutionSubstitute resolution submitting to the electors for approval or disapproval a proposed ordinance requiring employers within the City of Milwaukee to provide paid sick leave to employees.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass3:1 Action details Not available
080420 05c.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance requiring employers within the city to provide paid sick leave to employes.RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass5:0 Action details Not available
080255 06.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to various legislative bills.

Minutes note: Individuals present: Paul Vornholt - Intergovernmental Relations Brenda Wood - City Clerk/Common Council Ald. Witkowski asked that this form be sent to boards and commissons.
HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass5:0 Action details Not available
080077 17.ResolutionSubstitute resolution expressing City of Milwaukee support for efforts to discontinue federal corn ethanol mandates, cease incentives for corn ethanol production and end tariffs on imported biofuels.

Minutes note: Speakers: Ann Beier - Office of Environmental Sustainability Opposed: Joel Zielke - Steamfitters Local 601 Bob Welch - Wisconsin Corn Growers, Wisconsin Bioindustry Alliance and Renew Energy, LLC Held rather than being placed on file at the request of the sponsor.
HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Not available
080456 08.ResolutionSubstitute resolution directing the Department of Administration-Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of state legislation allowing the collection of neighborhood improvement district special assessments from residential properties containing less than 8 dwelling units.

Minutes note: Will be made part of the legislative package.
RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass4:0 Action details Not available
080256 09.ResolutionSubstitute resolution to settle claims of Cermele & Associates for defense of various police officers.HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Not available
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080359 010.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Saint Griffin for property damage. (6th Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: Held as claimant not present, but he did speak with staff prior to the meeting.
HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass3:0 Action details Not available
080219 011.ResolutionResolution relating to the claim of Kickie Coleman for property damage. (1st Aldermanic District)RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080360 012.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Donaven Gauger for property damage. (11th Aldermanic District)RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass4:0 Action details Not available
080358 013.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Olivia Green for personal injuries. (15th Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: Also present: Leroy Green - son of the claimant
RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass4:0 Action details Not available
071663 014.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Cleo Theresa Simmons for property damage and loss of property. (1st Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: This claim was settled.
RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass4:0 Action details Not available
080364 015.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to an appeal from Alan Peters for loss of property.

Minutes note: Settle in the amount of $1,000
SUBSTITUTEDPass3:0 Action details Not available
080364 1 ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to an appeal from Alan Peters for loss of property.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass3:0 Action details Not available
080008 016.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Gregory Liebergen for property damage.RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080365 017.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Sharon Mary Theresa Maliszewski for property damage. (14th Aldermanic District)RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080366 018.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Rosalee Patrick for property damage.RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080363 019.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Ervin Jackson for property damage. (5th Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: Also present: Ervia and Erven Jackson - children of the claimant
RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080367 020.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Renee Wright for property damage. (9th Aldermanic District)RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080361 021.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Lynn Brown for property damage. (7th Aldermanic District)RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080362 022.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Rina Ragsdale for property damage. (1st Aldermanic District)RECOMMENDED FOR DISALLOWANCE & INDEF. POSTPONEMENTPass3:0 Action details Not available
080434 023.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Donna Stanczak for property damage.

Minutes note: Held at the request of the claimant.
HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass3:0 Action details Not available