Event Recap


2022 City of Milwaukee Mayoral Debate

By Jeffrey Schmidt

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City of Milwaukee Mayoral Debate

Cavalier Johnson & Bob Donovan

With the election for mayor of the City of Milwaukee right around the corner, the Wisconsin Policy Forum, Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce hosted a debate that challenged the candidates to address the critical issues facing the city. The following issues have been raised by Forum research:

  • The city’s structural deficit, revenue structure, and overall financial condition
  • The city’s skyrocketing employer pension contribution and possible options to reduce it
  • Strategies to address crime, including appropriate levels of police staffing and investment in violence prevention
  • The challenges facing the Milwaukee Health Department and how it should function post-pandemic
  • The need for more affordable housing and the role of city government in promoting it
  • City economic development policies, including the future of Century City and the Hop

Our media partner for the debate, WisconsinEye, recorded the debate. Watch the video here.


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