Milwaukee’s performing mayor asks enterprise and civic leaders to pay staff a minimum of $15 an hour | WUWM 89.7 FM

Milwaukee’s performing Mayor Cavalier Johnson is following by means of on preelection guarantees to push for larger minimal wages within the metropolis and improved public security.

Johnson will formally be sworn in as mayor on Wednesday. On Monday, he spoke to civic and enterprise leaders of the Larger Milwaukee Committee and urged the creation of jobs that pay a minimum of $15 an hour.

Johnson stated that may assist create financial stability: “If we’re ready to try this and get to a essential mass of stability in our neighborhoods, and our neighborhoods are not porous, and the individuals who dwell there transient, proper, you then begin to growth relationships, you begin to care about one another. You get to a essential mass of that occuring that is the way you get to true public security.”

Johnson stated final weekend, he additionally obtained citizen reminders about security — by way of the problem of reckless driving. He stated that got here when he visited his neighborhood Decide ‘n Save on the north aspect of Capitol Dr. within the Midtown Purchasing Middle.

“The oldsters who dwell on the south aspect of Capitol, they might inform me that they do not go to that Decide ‘n Save. They select a distinct grocery retailer farther away from the place they dwell, and why? It is as a result of we have now this situation of reckless driving they usually do not need to be able the place they’re crossing that avenue and find yourself dropping their lives,” Johnson defined.

Johnson stated he has initiatives underway to scale back reckless driving, and in addition ones to scale back Milwaukee homicides. However newest figures present the town with 54 homicides to this point this 12 months, 23 greater than final 12 months right now.

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