Fire & Police Commission nominees Soler and McKenzie approved by Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
July 14, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday during a special meeting held, the Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee by 4-1 vote approved Angela McKenzie and Nelson Soler as members of the Fire & Police Commission. The term of the Commissioners overlap 5-years and each will get a salary of $6,600.00 per year.
Alderman Robert “Bob” G. Donovan opposed the approval citing that citizens with police experience were needed in the Commission.
Recommendation for MaryNell Regan to be reappointed as executive director of the Fire and Police Commission was approved by unanimous vote. Regan’s confirmation goes before the full Common Council.
Donovan made it clear at the meeting that the Fire & Police Commission are required to review once a year the policies of both the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee Fire Department.
Aldermen José G. Perez, Cavalier Johnson, Mark A. Borkowski and Terry L. Witkowski voted to approve.
McKenzie is a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner and Soler is the Chief Solutions Officer at Multicultural Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc., Adjunct faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University and Adjunct instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College Alumni Network.
The full Milwaukee Common Council on July 26 will vote on the Safety Committee’s recommendation.
Video: Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee meeting regarding appointment of the Fire & Police Commission nominees Angela McKenzie and Nelson Soler http://goo.gl/Pvu3oo