Milwaukee Street Car Fight Heads To The Southside:

Just before last Wednesday’s Common Council vote on the fate of the starter loop for the Milwaukee street car, we experienced dueling press conferences in the city hall rotunda on Tuesday January 20th. And it got very interesting to see who was involved.

First up were Alderman Terry Witkowski (13th Aldermanic District) and Alderman Jose […]

Press Release About Alderman Dudzik from Milwaukee Common Council UPDATE

If you haven’t heard about the cultural and societal obscenities spewed out by Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik, you can follow the spoor trail here.

But the rest of the Milwaukee Common Council decided that Alderman Dudzik wasn’t going to have the last word…and it might be pertinent to note that both street car proponents and […]

Urban Milwaukee: Koch-Funded Group Backs Anti-Streetcar Drive

This should surprise absolutely no one… For weeks, organizers of the petition drive calling for a referendum on the streetcar have emphasized the grass-roots nature of the effort. After all, as Chris Kliesmet of the CRG Network, which is organizing the petition drive, put it: “the sentiment in the city is wildly against” the streetcar.

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Rep. Gwen Moore’s son to run for County Board seat

This should be an interesting race. Supreme Solar Allah — the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore who was convicted of slashing the tires of vans rented by the Republican Party in 2004 — is running for the 10th District seat on the Milwaukee County Board.

Julietta Henry, the county elections director, said Allah — […]

Don’t Blame The Voters? WTF?

A letter to the editor in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggested that the voters weren’t at fault for the gridlock in Madison or Washington. Really? Although some valid points are raised in the letter (see link above and full text below)…the fact that we are dissatisfied with our elected officials by a wide margin…14% approval […]

Wauwatosa Alderman Jason Wilke to run for County Supervisor in 15th district

Last month Wauwatosa Alderman Jason Wilke announced he is running in the special election to fill the vacant Milwaukee County Supervisor seat in the 15th District. There will be a special election to fill that seat after David Cullen was elected as County Treasurer, vacating the seat.

Here’s some background on Wilke. Wilke has been […]

Ethics: Should An Incumbent Announce When NOT Running For Re-election?

A local elected official is not running for re-election in the coming 2015 Spring election. I have verified this with three different sources. I have contacted the incumbent on two different occasions and not received a reply. I have reached out to three sources who write about this area of government and confirmed that they […]

Non-Profit Voucher School Is Out Of Whack On Salary

Ignoring the rest of the story about being on super secret double probation, here is something totally out of whack at a local private voucher school – this school has just over 600 students – yet the lead administrator has a total compensation package of $218,000:

(Dorothy) Travis Moore (founder of Ceria M. Travis Academy), […]

Ald. Tony Zielinski’s bizarre anti-streetcar rant

Via Facebook comes this screenshot in which City of Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski outlines his opposition to the development of a streetcar line in Milwaukee.

Image courtesy Facebook.com

Ald. Zielinski’s opposition to Milwaukee’s streetcar is curious, given the fact that it’s likely to spur economic development along its route (as similar projects have done […]

So about that Milwaukee County budget hearing tonight…

So here’s the turnout for the first public hearing on the recommended Milwaukee County budget, held at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

As you can see, it’s a pretty packed house for the hearing, but I can’t help but wonder about the timing of the hearing. After all, while the recommended County budget is important, […]

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