Debate on Bucks’ arena continues

July 30, 2015

Panelists praised the work on the new arena financing package negotiated by the City of Milwaukee during a Legislative Town Hall Meeting organized by state Senator Lena Taylor on July 23 at Greater New Birth Church, 8237 W. Silver Spring Rd. Supervisor Michael Mayo praised the negotiating team from the city while criticizing the county negotiating team which he said consisted largely of one person. He did not mention Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele by name. “They got something back for the city of Milwaukee,” Supervisor Mayo said. “We’ve got a $10 million piece of property that we are just giving away. We are not getting nothing… a dollar… and that revenue will go toward transportation.”