Upscale River Hills Gets Only Milwaukee County 1st Round Stimulus Transportation Grant
Forget those potholes in the City of Milwaukee, or the Milwaukee County crumbling pavement (we're looking at you, Scott Walker):
The only community in the County to get a transportation grant of stimulus funds from the state: River Hills, one of the wealthiest communities in the state.
as of the last census:
Median household income for River Hills: $161,292
Median household income for Milwaukee County: $38,100
y'know, the law says that stimulus highway infrastructure money was supposed to be prioritized to help economically distressed communities. exactly how does River Hills qualify?
(PS, Germantown & Menomonee Falls, which also have significantly higher average incomes, are getting the money too. meanwhile, the city of Milwaukee is left behind. again.)
I couldn't agree more!
Too much of the stimulus decision-making is coordinated in Madison, far from Milwaukee.
We'll see more of the same when SEWRPC spreads millions across a seven-county region, and makes Milwaukee compete against upscale communities in Waukesha, Oaaukee and Washington County, for example.
This is an old pattern.
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