Joint Media Alert from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Bob Donovan
December 16, 2016
The results of the fall 2016 public safety survey created by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Bob Donovan and other members of the Common Council are now posted online for public viewing. To view the full results of the survey, please go to Milwaukee.gov/CommonCouncil.
More than 1,600 individuals from across all parts of the City of Milwaukee filled out the survey online, providing valuable feedback and information that can help shape the future of public safety policy in the city.
“I want to publicly thank each person who took the time and made the choice of filling out one of the surveys,” President Hamilton said. “Your input will help provide us with incredibly valuable information going forward – information we need but might not have ever received if not for your willingness to step forward and complete a survey.”
Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety Committee, said the survey is “an important tool” that the Council decided to try as a unique approach to gathering key information about public safety issues in neighborhoods across Milwaukee
“Our approach utilized scarce but existing resources, tapping the skills of numerous city staff members who worked together in partnership to make the survey happen,” Alderman Donovan said. “The survey would not have been possible without their dedication and skills.”
Alderman Donovan added: “Knowing we can conduct a non-scientific but otherwise common sense survey like this tells me that we can create other such surveys in the near future on other key topics, perhaps city infrastructure, for example.”
President Hamilton said he invites the Fire and Police Commission and the Office of Violence Prevention to also use this information as part of the ongoing conversation around public safety and “as a tool to help guide the Council’s push for immediate action as we move into the new year.”