Wow. The balls on this guy…
This week, our city marked a monumental victory with the approval of a local sales tax by the Milwaukee Common Council. This new revenue stream is a triumph not only for our city’s financial independence but also for every person who calls Milwaukee home.
For the first time, Milwaukee will have some ability to control our future. This new sales tax means visitors to our city for the first time will be paying to help underwrite city services.
And, we as residents will ensure that we get to keep police officers and firefighters on the street, keep our libraries open, and make sure we can continue to provide basic services like snow plowing, garbage pickup, streetlight repair and filling potholes.
Over the last few months, I have worked closely with both Republicans and Democrats to get us to this point. While no elected official ever wants to raise taxes, this is an important step to keep us working towards our goal of a stronger, safer, and more prosperous city for all of us. The creation of a local sales tax now aligns Milwaukee with other major cities around the country.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the tremendous efforts of my colleagues on the Common Council, especially President José Pérez. They have been strong advocates for Milwaukee, and came together to do what’s right for Milwaukee. Together, we will continue to address new state rules limiting our flexibility, including finding creative ways to invest in our transportation infrastructure, supporting our diversity and inclusion efforts, and ensuring we are policing the smartest way possible.
Since taking office, I have spent every day fighting for the betterment of this city and every day it is an honor to serve. Though we have accomplished a lot, there is still a ton of work to be done. I look forward to getting it done.
I will be up for election again in April, and we must have the resources necessary to run a robust campaign.
I need your help now. During this crucial week, can you please chip in $25, $50, or $100 to help us gear up for next April?
Thank you for your continued support. Together, we are absolutely making a difference.
Mayor Cavalier Johnson
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