There is a lot of talk lately about making the post of Milwaukee County Supervisor a part-time post. I supported this proposal when I ran for Milwaukee County Supervisor in the spring of 2012. In fact, it was the cornerstone of my campaign. I’m now noticing a number of Johnny-come-lately’s who are embracing the idea, who were dead-set against it a year ago. So, I’m going to toot my own horn by showing you my press releases of 9-27-11 and 1-10-12. I also pasted it below for your review. If you still support this idea, make your opinion heard!
For Immediate Release
September 27, 2011
County Board Candidate Jerry Broitzman Supports a Part-time Board
MILWAUKEE – Jerry Broitzman, a candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor in the 15th District, supports making the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors a part-time post.
“Part-time work, does not deserve full-time pay,” he said. “All except a handful of supervisors already treat this as a part-time job. Why are they collecting full-time pay and benefits?”
Recently, Supervisor Joe Sanfelippo sponsored a resolution that would convert the current full-time board to part-time, slashing supervisor’s pay and moving board and committee meetings to the evening hours.
The resolution reduces annual pay for county supervisors from the current $50,090 to $15,000. In addition to the reduction in board pay, no pension service credit would be provided to any supervisor after the April 2012 election.
The changes would save the county’s taxpayers at least $850,000 per year and allow greater opportunities for the public to attend meetings.
“The vast majority of supervisors already have full-time jobs outside of the county board,” Jerry said. “Why are we paying 18 supervisors full-time pay and benefits to do part-time work? Do the taxpayers get paid full-time pay when they only work part-time? No, they don’t.”
The changes, if adopted, would go into effect after the April 2012 election.
“The county board exists to serve the Milwaukee County taxpayer, not the other way around.” Jerry said. “This change is long overdue.”
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