Capitol Chaos: Concern Over Milwaukee Residency Bill

Archived Content

  • Print
  • Video by wtmj.com

    Play

MILWAUKEE - There are some concerns in some Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Under Senate Bill 30 the state could lift the residency requirement for police officers and firefighters.

Some people fear dozens of homes will go on the market.

Many city employees live near Layton Avenue on the South Side.

Some residents worry about what will happen if those city employees move out.

"We know right now if they change this and people really do move it’s going to affect everybody," says Denise Lazarski.

Lazarski works for MPS and her husband is a city firefighter. She says her family is watching closely how this play out.

Capitol Chaos: Related Content

Budget Legislation:
Walker's Proposed 2011-13 Budget

Budget Repair/Collective Bargaining Law
Milwaukee City Worker Residency Bill

More Stories: 
Senate Democrats' Votes Won't Count
Wasserman May Take On Darling in Rematch
Allegations Against State Senator
Concern Over Milwaukee Residency Bill

Union Fight Could Affect Court Race
Churches' Rally in Madison
Anti-Walker Business Boycott

 "I like that there’s a lot of city employees, fire fighters police officers I really feel safe because I know there are police officers around," says Aquine Jackson, a three year resident.

But Jackson is concerned if the city employees leave his property value will drop.

Mike Crivello, the President of the Milwaukee Police Association says he's optimistic the residency requirement will pass.

But Mayor Tom Barrett says he's determined to fight this measure. Barrett says this bill will send the tax revenue directly to the suburbs.