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Understanding the Role of Milwaukee's City Comptroller: Insights from Aycha Sawa interview on WUWM 89.7 FM

WUWM 89.7 FM | By Xcaret Nuñez

Published March 7, 2024 at 4:53 PM CST

Springtime in Milwaukee brings not only the promise of warmer weather but also the opportunity for citizens to participate in shaping the city's future. This upcoming election season, Milwaukeeans will have a pivotal decision to make as they cast their votes for the next city comptroller.

As someone who has dedicated nearly 15 years to serving in the comptroller's office, I've had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the critical importance of this role in our city's governance. The city comptroller, often referred to as the fiscal watchdog, stands as the guardian of taxpayer dollars, safeguarding the financial health of our community.


Unlike many cities where the comptroller is appointed, Milwaukee stands apart as one of the few places where the comptroller is elected directly by the people. This unique arrangement underscores the significance of this position in our local government.

Listen to this interview with me by WUWM 89.7 FM | By Xcaret Nuñez to learn more

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