Milwaukee Riverkeeper Files Lawsuit Against Milwaukee County Board

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee County Board for violating open meeting law during a Committee on Finance, Personnel and Audit meeting held January 29th, 2015, during which certain county supervisors changed the policy surrounding Estabrook Dam from remove to repair without properly notifying a very interested public. There is a basic presumption that the public is entitled to information about governmental issues unless it will interfere with the government’s need to conduct business efficiently. The lawsuit outlines how Milwaukee County’s Supervisors failed to properly notice the numerous residents of Milwaukee County who will be affected by the decisions made regarding the Estabrook Dam. The county supervisors effectively prevented their constituents from weighing in and providing testimony during the meeting.

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Our mission is to protect, improve and advocate for water quality, riparian wildlife habitat, and sound land management in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds. We envision a future in which people from all walks of life can enjoy the healthy waterways of the Milwaukee River Basin. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition ensuring clean water and strong communities. We are working to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers for future generations throughout the Milwaukee Rive Basin.