The Milwaukee Department of Public Works’ proposed long-range budget dedicates $85.8 million to street projects between 2011 and 2016, starting with $15.3 million in next year’s budget. But city officials charged with prioritizing projects are wondering how to weigh the importance of street work against requests to improve city offices.
“Everybody wants new space,” said Alderman Robert Bauman, a member of the city’s Capital Improvements Committee, “and I don’t know how we deal with it.”
Simply dump 20% of City workers who occupy offices, Bob. Pick 'em at random and toss 'em a pink slip.
Milwaukee's going banko anyway; why torture them by forcing them to stay?