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Common Council approves funding for door-to-door lead awareness campaign

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Common Council approved funding today that will help the health department inform residents about lead dangers in their homes. 

The Common Council voted 14-0 to appropriate $300,000 from the 2019 Common Council Contingent Fund to the Health Department. The city is working with two agencies, The Social Development Commission and the 16th Street Clinic, on a campaign where they will train workers to go door-to-door and inform residents about the lead issue and offer filters and testing for lead. 

Alderman Russell Stamper is the lead sponsor of the resolution and says the campaign is needed to keep the children of Milwaukee safe. 

"Lead is a serious issue and we are doing a good campaign on the media, but the best campaign is grassroots, door-to-door, knocking on each door. We have all of the addresses of the children who are six and under and some of them are transient, but we're going to hit every door in the community in regards to this issue," 15th District Alderman Russell Stamper said. 

The workers will start going door-to-door in April. 


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