Milwaukee County supervisors want explanation for Sue Black firing
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MILWAUKEE- Many supporters of the recently fired Milwaukee County Parks director want to know why she was let go.
Sue Black had been the department's director since 2003 and was apparently told by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele during a meeting Thursday "we are going in another direction. We are letting you go."
"On so many levels this is just an absolute tragedy," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick.
"Something clearly changed and we are all just waiting to know what was," said former Supervisor Lynne De Bruin. "I think that at some point the county executive will need to come forward with some sort of explanation."
The Journal Sentinel reports that Supervisors David Cullen, Mark Borkowski, Gerry Broderick and Steve F. Taylor said Friday in separate interviews that Abele must disclose his reasons for dumping Black from her $140,000-a-year job.
Abele told Newsradio 620 WTMJ "I can get better service" and called Black's firing "a personnel issue."
A spokesperson for the county executive says Black will be paid out $27,000 for vacation and sick time.