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Milwaukee County holding public meeting on 2016 budget

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Public safety, parks and recreation,and transportation are just some of the key items included in Milwaukee County’s budget for 2016.

The proposed budget would add nearly $3.5 million dollars to public safety programs including the sheriff's office, district attorney's office, emergency management and the medical examiners office.

One of the key items expected to draw the most feedback is changes to Milwaukee County Public Transit.

The budget includes $600,000 that would go towards the new 80X route. It would stretch to the far northern and southern parts of Milwaukee County. County officials are hoping the transit service will eventually expand into neighboring counties, in an effort to provide more jobs.

There's also an amendment that would create a .5 % sales tax that would help provide funds specifically for transit services.  

Public feedback is welcome at Monday's proposed budget meeting. It'll begin at 6:30pm at the Mitchell Park Domes.

The budget will likely be adopted next Monday, November 9.

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