Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dissed by GOP leaders & budget, Milwaukee to get water hearing 8/13

I don't expect Robin Vos to be there defending anti-city GOP attitudes and budget-cutting that slashed Governor Evers' initiative to remove lead from Milwaukee drinking water.
On the shoreline  

But I'm glad to see a state water task force which has been looking into rampant rural drinking water contamination - - but not yet in CAFO-laden Kewaunee County - - will finally bring a public hearing to Milwaukee Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The location: the Wisconsin Room, a second-floor hall at the UWM Student Union which has large capacity. The building is well-served by transit, something else state Republicans do not like.

Note that the hearing is scheduled to run for about three hours, while a recent session in Racine went on for more than five.

The format calls for public testimony after experts have presented facts.

Full details below: 

Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:15 PM UW-Milwaukee Student Union Wisconsin Room 2200 East Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Department of Health Services and Department of Natural Resources

Dr. Jonathan Meiman - Chief Medical Officer, Division of Public Health, Steve Elmore - Bureau Director for Drinking Water and Groundwater

American Council of Engineers

Greg Gunderson - Wastewater Team Leader, MSA Professional Services Inc., Steve Wurster - COO, Ruekert Mielke

Milwaukee City Health Department and Milwaukee Water Works
Karen Dettmer - Milwaukee Water Works Superintendent, Jean Schultz - Milwaukee City Health Department


Diane Wagner - Responsibility & Sustainability Manager at MillerCoors, Joan Giuliani - Milwaukee Brewery Environmental and Sustainability Engineer, Kim Marotta - Global Senior Director Corporate Responsibility and Alcohol Policy at Molson Coors

Milwaukee River Keepers and Milwaukee Water Commons

Cheryl Nenn - Riverkeeper, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Brenda Coley - Co- Executive Director, Milwaukee Water Commons, Kirsten Shead - Co-Executive Director, Milwaukee Water Commons

Invited testimony will begin at 12:15PM and is expected to conclude at approximately 3:00PM. Members of the public will have the opportunity to testify at the conclusion of the invited testimony.
________________________ State Representative Todd Novak Chair

1 comment:

Katrina said...

Surprisingly Vos did attend the Water Quality Task Force hearing in Stevens Point. I don't know how long he stayed but Wiseye shows him being introduced and he did speak. He didn't say anything beyond platitudes. Why Stevens Point I have no idea.